TE Vance McDonald - Pittsburgh Steelers

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

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Summary

Vance McDonald got replaced at the top of the depth chart when the Steelers signed Eric Ebron in free agency. Back in mid-March, the Steelers re-worked McDonald's contract, converting his $5.5 million base salary to a signing bonus. They did that to free up some cap space and also so that McDonald's spot on the roster was sewn up. Last year, McDonald was brutal for the Steelers. He averaged just five yards per target and scored just three times in what was a forgettable year. In more of a reserve role behind Ebron, McDonald should be able to stay healthy...something that's been a bit of a problem for him as a pro. We'll see what his role means this year for his fantasy value, but there are plenty of other options out there for Fantasy GMs looking for upside at the backup TE position in 2020. (May 18)

FBG Staff Rankings

TE Redraft - 38, 33, 34, 34, 34, 34, 35
TE Redraft PPR - 37, 30, 31, 31, 32, 33, 34, 34, 34, 34
TE Dynasty - 35, 26, 37, 41, 42

Stats and Projections

YEARGRECYDTD
2017 PIT 10 14 188 1
2018 PIT 15 50 610 4
2019 PIT 14 38 273 3
2020 PROJ-Dodds 15.0 32.0 * *
2020 PROJ-Henry 14.0 32.0 * *
2020 PROJ-Wood 14.0 30.0 * *
2020 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 23.5 * *

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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.

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2020 Schedule

1@ New York Giants
2vs Denver Broncos
3vs Houston Texans
4@ Tennessee Titans
5vs Philadelphia Eagles
6vs Cleveland Browns
7@ Baltimore Ravens
8--- BYE WEEK ---
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10vs Cincinnati Bengals
11@ Jacksonville Jaguars
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13vs Washington Redskins
14@ Buffalo Bills
15@ Cincinnati Bengals
16vs Indianapolis Colts
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