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TE PIT

College: Rice | 7 years
Height: 6'4" | Weight: 267 lbs
Birth Date: 6/13/1990
Depth Chart: TE1.1
2019 Bye Week: 7

Owned: 55.7%
Started: 27.5%
Total Pts: 74.4
Avg Pts: 6.20
Rank: 24 TE

*Massh*les*

Fantasy Week
Pts
Scoring
Week 16.00Vance McDonald 40 receiving yds (4.00 pts)
Vance McDonald 2 receptions (2.00 pts)
Week 222.80Vance McDonald 38 receiving yds (3.80 pts)
Vance McDonald 7 receptions (7.00 pts)
Vance McDonald 2 receiving TDs (12.00 pts)
. . . Vance McDonald 8 yd TD pass from Mason Rudolph
. . . Vance McDonald 3 yd TD pass from Mason Rudolph
Week 32.00Vance McDonald 10 receiving yds (1.00 pts)
Vance McDonald 1 reception (1.00 pts)
Week 4
Week 56.40Vance McDonald 34 receiving yds (3.40 pts)
Vance McDonald 3 receptions (3.00 pts)
Week 61.50Vance McDonald 5 receiving yds (0.50 pts)
Vance McDonald 1 reception (1.00 pts)
Week 7
Week 84.90Vance McDonald 19 receiving yds (1.90 pts)
Vance McDonald 3 receptions (3.00 pts)
Week 914.00Vance McDonald 30 receiving yds (3.00 pts)
Vance McDonald 5 receptions (5.00 pts)
Vance McDonald 1 receiving TD (6.00 pts)
. . . Vance McDonald 7 yd TD pass from Mason Rudolph
Week 104.30Vance McDonald 2 rushing yds (0.20 pts)
Vance McDonald 11 receiving yds (1.10 pts)
Vance McDonald 3 receptions (3.00 pts)
Week 116.30Vance McDonald 33 receiving yds (3.30 pts)
Vance McDonald 3 receptions (3.00 pts)
Week 121.10Vance McDonald 1 receiving yd (0.10 pts)
Vance McDonald 1 reception (1.00 pts)
Playoff Week 15.10Vance McDonald 21 receiving yds (2.10 pts)
Vance McDonald 3 receptions (3.00 pts)
Playoff Week 21.30Vance McDonald 3 receiving yds (0.30 pts)
Vance McDonald 1 reception (1.00 pts)
Playoff Week 3
Playoff Week 4
Player Notes
Dec 8 6:40pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Vance McDonald (concussion) left Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals for further testing and is listed as questionable to return. The 29-year-old caught his only target for three yards in the game, which is a disappointing performance against the defense who has allowed 13 touchdowns to tight ends. It will be interesting to see if he passes protocol before next Sunday's game against the Bills, where he would likely be a non-fantasy factor.

From RotoBaller

Dec 6 7:10pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Vance McDonald has been quiet this season, not eclipsing over 40 yards receiving in any one game and catching just three touchdowns. However, if there was ever a breakout game, it would be the Week 14 matchup with the Arizona Cardinals. They house the worst defense to opposing tight ends, as they've allowed 978 yards and 13 touchdowns to the position, which is far-and-away more than any other team in the league. He has great DFS value and is in a great spot to post TE1 numbers.

From RotoBaller

Dec 6 3:33pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers TE Vance McDonald (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 6, and is not on the injury report for Week 14.

Fantasy Spin: McDonald has caught at least five passes in only two games this season but will have a favorable matchup this week. He could be a low-end No. 1 tight end in deeper leagues.

From TheHuddle

Dec 6 3:13pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) was unable to practice all week and has been ruled out for Week 14 versus the Arizona Cardinals. RB James Conner (shoulder) was limited in practice all week and has also been ruled out. LB Mark Barron (knee, non-injury) was limited Friday, Dec. 6, but no longer appears on the injury report. WR Diontae Johnson (illness), TE Vance McDonald (non-injury) and OG Ramon Foster (non-injury) practiced in full Friday and also have been removed from the injury report.

From TheHuddle

Dec 5 4:33pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers TE Vance McDonald (non-injury) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 5.

Fantasy Spin: McDonald has been targeted seven times in three of the last five games but has posted 33 yards or less in each of those games. He will have a favorable matchup this week but probably should only be a low-end No. 1 tight end in deeper leagues.

From TheHuddle

Dec 4 4:23pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers TE Vance McDonald (non-injury) didn't participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.

Fantasy Spin: McDonald hasn't found the end zone since Week 9, and he has just three scores on the year. He's totaled just four targets over his last two games and isn't a reliable option.

From TheHuddle

Dec 1 5:33pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers TE Vance McDonald posted three grabs for 21 yards on three targets in Week 13 against the Cleveland Browns.

Fantasy Spin: McDonald wasn't terribly busy in Week 13, but he is worth a look in Week 14 on the road against the Arizona Cardinals. The Cards have had issues stopping opposing tight ends all season.

From TheHuddle

Dec 1 5:20pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Vance McDonald caught all three of his targets for 21 yards in the Week 13 victory over the Browns. After the near goose egg a week ago, McDonald put up a modest stat line on Sunday. Hes now caught at least three passes in five of the last six games, but has just one touchdown to show for it. McDonald is a touchdown-dependent option with TE1 upside in most weeks, but hell have an especially strong matchup in Week 14 against the Arizona Cardinals, who have given up the most touchdowns to tight ends this season.

From RotoBaller

Nov 30 5:10am ET

Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Vance McDonald didn't do much against the Bengals last Sunday, finishing things up with just one catch (one target) for one yard. McDonald was targeted at least seven times in his previous three games heading into Week 12, so it is possible that he gets more attention against the Browns in Week 13, especially with the team being without JuJu Smith-Schuster (concussion/knee) and potentially James Conner (shoulder). With so many unreliable options at the tight end position in 2019, it would be acceptable to take a chance on the 29-year-old against Cleveland in deeper formats.

From RotoBaller

Nov 24 8:53pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers TE Vance McDonald managed just one catch for one yard on one target in Week 12 against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Fantasy Spin: McDonald didn't take advantage of the absence of JuJu Smith-Schuster. The Steelers pass game struggled, and head coach Mike Tomlin made a change to Devlin Hodges midway through the game. McDonald should be treated more as a TE2 heading into Week 13 against the Cleveland Browns.

From TheHuddle

Nov 24 5:40pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Vance McDonald caught his only target for a single yard in Sunday's 16-10 win over the Bengals. McDonald was a total non-factor in the offense, especially with the team adopting a run-heavy gameplan. While many drafted him expecting a TE1 return, the 29-year-old hasn't totaled more than 40 yards once all season. McDonald will be a touchdown-dependent dart throw in Week 13 against the Browns.

From RotoBaller

Nov 22 5:30pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Vance McDonald has a great matchup in Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals. With James Conner (shoulder) and JuJu Smith-Schuster listed as out for the game, McDonald is the most experienced pass catcher remaining on offense. He's been targeted seven times in each of the last three games, and while he hauled in just 11 of those, he's also tallied 81 yards and a touchdown. Against Cincy, McDonald will face an offense that has allowed a league-high 9.75 yards per target. He should be able to receive enough work to return TE1 numbers.

From RotoBaller

Nov 22 3:43pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers TE Vance McDonald (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 22, and is not on the injury report for Week 12.

Fantasy Spin: McDonald may see more targets in the passing game in Week 12 with JuJu Smith-Schuster ruled out. He has a chance be a low-end No. 1 tight end in deeper leagues because of the favorable matchup.

From TheHuddle

Nov 22 2:53pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (concussion, knee) and RB James Conner (shoulder) did not practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 12 against the Cincinnati Bengals. CB Artie Burns (knee) was upgraded to a full practice Friday, Nov. 22, but is listed as doubtful. WR Diontae Johnson (concussion), RB Benny Snell (knee), LB Olasunkanmi Adeniyi (concussion), TE Nick Vannett (illness), TE Vance McDonald (non-injury), LB Mark Barron (non-injury), LB Bud Dupree (triceps) and OG Ramon Foster (non-injury) practiced in full Friday and no longer appear on the injury report. C Maurkice Pouncey (non-injury) was not given a practice designation Friday and has also been removed from the injury report, although he will be suspended for the game.

From TheHuddle

Nov 21 4:33pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers TE Vance McDonald (non-injury) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 21.

Fantasy Spin: McDonald may have a bigger role in the passing game this week if JuJu Smith-Schuster and Diontae Johnson are not able to play. He will have a favorable matchup and could be a low-end No. 1 tight end in some fantasy leagues.

From TheHuddle

Nov 20 4:23pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers TE Vance McDonald (non-injury) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 20.

Fantasy Spin: McDonald should return to practice later in the week and may have a big part in the passing game this week because of the injuries at receiver. Fantasy players in deeper leagues could consider McDonald a low-end No. 1 tight end because of the matchup.

From TheHuddle

Nov 15 3:30am ET

Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Vance McDonald caught three passes for 33 yards on Thursday during the loss to the Cleveland Browns. McDonald led the team with seven targets on the night after James Conner (shoulder), Diontae Johnson (concussion), and JuJu Smith-Schuster (concussion) all suffered injuries. McDonald, who has been targeted 21 times over the last three games, could be more involved against the Bengals in Week 12 if any one of those three mentioned aren't able to go. Keep on an eye on things heading into next Sunday's matchup with Cincy.

From RotoBaller

Nov 15 1:33am ET

Pittsburgh Steelers TE Vance McDonald caught three passes for 33 yards on Thursday, Nov. 14, against the Cleveland Browns.

Fantasy Spin: McDonald entered 2019 as a top-10 tight end, but he hasn't topped 40 yards receiving in a game this season. Any optimism that was generated by him catching two TDs in Mason Rudolph's first game petered out long ago, and McDonald isn't worth owning outside of deep leagues.

From TheHuddle

Nov 13 9:50pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Vance McDonald has a solid matchup against the Cleveland Brown for Thursday Night Football in Week 11. After totaling just 11 yards on three receptions a week ago, McDonald has now been targeted 18 times over his last three games. The Browns have allowed five touchdowns to tight ends this season, so the 29-year-old is in a spot to add to that total. The Steelers are in need of playmakers around the red zone, so look for Mason Rudolph to continue looking McDonald's way. View him as a touchdown-dependent TE1 in this matchup.

From RotoBaller

Nov 10 8:40pm ET

Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Vance McDonald was targeted seven times in Sunday's win over the Rams, but he was only able to corral three of them for a mild 11 yards. After hauling in his third touchdown in Week 9, McDonald wasn't in such a position against the Rams. However, Sunday marked back-to-back week's of seven targets so he is clearly still getting his chances within the offense. In Week 11, the Steelers take on the Browns who have allowed five touchdowns to tight ends this season which gives McDonald a chance to have a solid fantasy day as a low-end TE1.

From RotoBaller

Player Transactions
  • 29-Aug-2017: PIT - Traded - w/ draft pick for 2018 4th-round pick
  • 29-Aug-2017: PIT - Traded - for 2018 4th-round draft pick
  • 06-Feb-2017: SFO - Off IR - shoulder
  • 12-Dec-2016: SFO - On IR - shoulder
  • 09-Dec-2016: SFO - Re-signed - Five-year extenstion (through 2021)
NFL Week
OppPtsRecRec
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Rec
TDs
Rec
Tgt
100
Yds
Rush
Att
Rush
Yds
Rush
TDs
Fum
Lost
2019 Season74.403324534701200
Week 1@NWE6.002400400000
Week 2SEA22.807382700000
Week 3@SFO2.001100200000
Week 4CIN0.00000000000
Week 5BAL6.403340300000
Week 6@LAC1.50150100000
Week 7bye
Week 8MIA4.903190400000
Week 9IND14.005301700000
Week 10LAR4.303110701200
Week 11@CLE6.303330700000
Week 12@CIN1.10110100000
Week 13CLE5.103210300000
Week 14@ARI1.30130100000
Week 15BUF
Week 16@NYJ
Week 17@BAL