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TE Vance McDonald Pittsburgh Steelers Player Page

#89 Vance McDonald, TE    Fantasy Football Injury Status   Questionable - Shoulder
Pittsburgh Steelers
Height 6' 4"
Weight 267 lbs
Age 29
Birthdate June 13th 1990
College Rice
Year 2013
Round 2   Pick 23
Season Statistics
-- Receiving ---- Rushing --
2019 Fantasy Points by Week
Recent Games
-- Receiving ---- Rushing --
Strength of Schedule
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Fantasy Analysis
Week 11 Projections
For the second week in a row the wild ride of Vance McDonald net seven targets. Consistency, right? Wrong! Of course he turned that workload into just three catches for 11 yards. The only thing you can predict about this guy is that he is unpredictable. The Browns are weak defending the pass in the middle of the field, so there will be opportunities this week. Will McDonald connect?
Receiving: 3 Receptions, 34 Yards, 0 TD.

Season Projections
Stiff-arming and punishing numerous defenders along the way, McDonald amassed career highs in catches, receiving yards and scoring grabs (tie) this past season thanks in large part to suiting up for a career-high (tie) 15 contests. As the fantasy TE12/non-PPR and as the fantasy TE10/PPR scoring, McDonald finished 12th among tight ends in receptions, 11th in receiving yards and ninth (tie) in touchdown grabs. Considered the full package, McDonald is a mismatch headache because of his prototypical size, sneaky 4.52 seam-stretching wheels and underrated athleticism. Since Jesse James (Lions) is gone, the stage is set for the 29-year-old McDonald to emerge as a steady fantasy force as the Steelers' every-down lead dog at the position. He'll battle free agent Donte Moncrief and unproven second-year guy James Washington for a share of the 208 targets that James and Antonio Brown (Raiders) left behind, and McDonald is one of the few receivers behind JuJu Smith-Schuster who has earned Ben Roethlisberger's trust. The biggest obstacle to McDonald's success, however, is durability. Notoriously snake-bit by injuries, McDonald has missed 23 regular-season contests since he entered the NFL in 2013 and has never started a full slate of games. If McDonald can stay on the field, the potential late bloomer has career-year upside.

Rushing: 1 Yards, 0 TD.
Receiving: 19 Receptions, 193 Yards, 1 TD.

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Injury Report
Week 3 - Questionable - Back
Week 4 - Out - Shoulder
Week 5 - Questionable - Shoulder
Week 6 - Questionable - Shoulder

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