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89 Vance McDonald TE

Pittsburgh Steelers

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
4%2%
Key Stats
GPCatchesYdsAvgTDsFirst Downs
101418813.4110

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Steelers' Vance McDonald: Leads team with 16 targets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McDonald caught 10 of his team-high 16 targets for 112 yards in Sunday's 45-42 AFC divisional round loss to Jacksonville.

Where was this guy all season? McDonald never caught more than four passes or exceeded 52 yards in a game in his first season with Pittsburgh, and set new single-handed personal bests Sunday for his five-year career. Considering that Jacksonville's defense had been stingy to opposing tight ends this season, McDonald's performance is encouraging for next season, and he seems to have an edge over Jesse James as the pass-catching tight end on the roster.

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Steelers' Vance McDonald: Ends disappointing campaign with one reception
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McDonald, who caught one pass (on two targets) for five yards in Sunday's 28-24 win over the Browns, finishes up the 2017 season with 14 catches (on 24 targets) for 188 yards and one touchdown in 10 games.

McDonald missed several games this season due to injury, and didn't seem to hit his stride until Week 15. Splitting time with Jesse James, along with a diminished role for tight ends in the offensive game plan, resulted in McDonald's worst season since 2014. Pittsburgh signed him to a hefty contract that runs until 2022, so it is unlikely McDonald is going anywhere but, unless there is a change in how he is utilized, his fantasy value will continue to be limited.

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Steelers' Vance McDonald: Decent effort in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McDonald totaled 52 yards on four receptions in Monday's 34-6 win at Houston.

McDonald has now caught four passes for 52 yards in each of his last two games over the past three weeks. Plagued by minor injuries all season, he seems to be hitting his stride, and has a favorable matchup in Week 17 against the Browns, who yield the second most fantasy points to opposing tight ends (9.9 PPG).

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Steelers' Vance McDonald: Practices fully Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McDonald (shoulder) practiced in full Thursday.

McDonald's full participation in practice to begin Week 16 preparations sets the stage for the tight end to return from a one-game absence Monday in Houston. Before the shoulder injury prevented him from playing in the Week 15 loss to the Patriots, McDonald was coming off his best outing of the season -- a four-catch, 52-yard effort in a victory over Baltimore. The absence of all-world wideout Antonio Brown (lower leg) for at least the game against the Texans should put McDonald and most of the Steelers' other tertiary pass catchers in line for elevated target counts.

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Steelers' Vance McDonald: Won't play in Week 15
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McDonald (shoulder) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Patriots after not practicing all week.

The absence of McDonald ensures that fellow tight end Jesse James should be busy Sunday, but James will nonetheless be hard-pressed to approach his Week 14 production, after catching 10 of his 12 targets for 97 yards in the Steelers' 39-38 win over the Ravens -- a game that saw QB Ben Roethlisberger pass for 506 yards.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.RecYdsLgTD
19/10/17CLE0000
29/17/17MIN0000
39/24/17CHI0000
410/1/17BAL0000
510/8/17JAC0000
610/15/17KC126260
710/22/17CIN237280
810/29/17DET0000
1011/12/17IND21691
1111/16/17TEN0000
1211/26/17GB0000
1312/4/17CIN0000
1412/10/17BAL452190
1512/17/17NE0000
1612/25/17HOU452200
1712/31/17CLE1550
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2013San Francisco 49ers154811914.9250305
2014San Francisco 49ers8423015.0210100
2015San Francisco 49ers14113032610.93635015
2016San Francisco 49ers11112439116.37546213
2017Pittsburgh Steelers1071418813.42813010
TOTAL583778105413.575818243
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2013San Francisco 49ers1511.000000.0000
2014San Francisco 49ers811.000000.0000
2015San Francisco 49ers1455.000000.0000
2016San Francisco 49ers1110.010000.0000
2017Pittsburgh Steelers1011.000000.0000
TOTAL5898.010000.0000
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2013San Francisco 49ers1500000000
2014San Francisco 49ers811000000
2015San Francisco 49ers1420010010
2016San Francisco 49ers1100000000
2017Pittsburgh Steelers1000100000
TOTAL5831110010
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/267
Birthdate:
6/13/1990
Age:
27
Hometown:
Beaumont, TX, USA
School:
Rice
NFL Experience:
5
Awards: