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TE Vance McDonald - Pittsburgh Steelers

6-4, 267Born: 6-13-1990College: RiceDrafted: Round 2, pick 55 (2013)

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McDonald has been out since July 29 with a foot injury. Head coach Mike Tomlin said on August 12 that he will update the situation when there is progress.

Summary

Vance McDonald is the definition of a sleeper at the tight end position. He plays like a super sized wide receiver and can create mismatches against linebackers or safeties tasked with covering him. McDonald, a second-round pick for the 49ers in 2013, has never played up to his full potential as a pro. He's flashed here and there, including last year with the Steelers..especially in their lone playoff game. In the Divisional Round against the Jaguars, McDonald had 10 catches for 112 yards in the loss. That could be a sign of things to come with McDonald, and reports out of OTAs indicate the Steelers coaching staff is high on the veteran's ability. He's a low-end TE2 for fantasy owners to roll the dice on in 2018. (June 5)

FBG Staff Rankings

TE Redraft - 24, 17, 18, 22, 22, 23, 23, 23, 24, 24, 27, 27, 30
TE Redraft PPR - 24, 17, 18, 21, 21, 22, 22, 23, 23, 23, 24, 24, 26, 26, 28, 30
TE Dynasty - 29, 22, 24, 28, 30, 31, 31, 31, 39

Stats and Projections

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2015 SF 14 30 326 3
2016 SF 11 24 391 4
2017 PIT 10 14 188 1
2018 PROJ-Dodds 14.3 35.0 * *
2018 PROJ-Henry 14.0 40.0 * *
2018 PROJ-Wood 14.0 25.0 * *
2018 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 30.3 * *

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Weekly Performance vs TE 1, TE 12, TE 24

Percentile ranks

Vance McDonald's percentile rank in each category, among TE with more than 50 fantasy points.

Average Draft Position

Overall: 212
TE: 26
Overall-PPR: 187
TE-PPR: 24

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Footballguys Articles

High-Variance Players: TE Vance McDonald - Footballguys
  FBG Staff - August 15
5 Early Takeaways from DraftKings Week 1 Pricing - Footballguys
  Phil Alexander - August 10
Monday Injury Rounds: Preseason Week 3 - Footballguys
  Jene Bramel - August 20
Footballguys Mock Draft 4 - 12 team FFPC Best Ball
  Jeff Haseley - August 16
Build a Fantasy Football Draft Plan in Reverse - Footballguys
  Chad Parsons - August 16
Monday Injury Rounds: Preseason Week 2 - Footballguys
  Jene Bramel - August 14
Joe's Notes: Week 2 Training Camp Summary - Footballguys
  Joe Bryant - August 14
What We've Learned: AFC - Footballguys
  Sigmund Bloom - August 13
Tight End By Committee - PPR - Footballguys
  Jeff Pasquino - August 12
Tight End By Committee - Footballguys
  Jeff Pasquino - August 12

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  Evan Silva - July 24

Latest News

Steelers | Vance McDonald likely to miss next game (Sat Aug 18, 05:35 PM) - Pittsburgh Steelers TE Vance McDonald (foot) is not expected to play in the third preseason game because of a foot injury.

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Steelers | Plethora of Steelers sit out (Sat Aug 11, 08:29 PM) - Pittsburgh Steelers FS Sean Davis (groin), LB Bud Dupree (concussion), C Maurkice Pouncey (undisclosed), OT Marcus Gilbert (personal), TE Vance McDonald (foot), OG B.J. Finney (quadriceps), LB T.J. Watt (hamstring) and TE Xavier Grimble (wrist) were held out of practice Saturday, Aug. 11.

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2018 Schedule

1@ Cleveland Browns
2vs Kansas City Chiefs
3@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
4vs Baltimore Ravens
5vs Atlanta Falcons
6@ Cincinnati Bengals
7--- BYE WEEK ---
8vs Cleveland Browns
9@ Baltimore Ravens
10vs Carolina Panthers
11@ Jacksonville Jaguars
12@ Denver Broncos
13vs Los Angeles Chargers
14@ Oakland Raiders
15vs New England Patriots
16@ New Orleans Saints
17vs Cincinnati Bengals