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Vance McDonald

27-Year-Old Tight End – Pittsburgh Steelers

2017 Receiving Stats

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14

Yds

188

TD

1

Avg

13.4

Tar

24

2018 Receiving Projections

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2018 Fantasy Football Outlook

Knee, ankle, back and shoulder problems dogged McDonald during his initial Pittsburgh stint, and he missed seven games entirely. His seasonal stats, throw them in the garbage. When he was finally hale...

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2018 ADP:  224.85

Rank (Overall): Hidden

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Bye Week:  9

HT: 6' 4"   WT: 267   DOB: 6/13/1990  College: Rice  DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Vance McDonald Contract Information:

Signed a three-year, $19.65 million contract extension ($9.1 million guaranteed) with the 49ers in December of 2016. Contract runs through the 2019 season and includes $5.5 million club options for 2020 and 2021. Traded to the Steelers in August of 2017.

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Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert expects McDonald to benefit from a full offseason with the team, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.

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Vance McDonald NFL Stats
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  Receiving Rec Distance Big Rec Games Rushing Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Rec Yards TD Tar Avg YPT 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Att Yards Avg TD Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2009 19 CFB 5 12 118 0 9.8 - - - - - - 0 0 - 0 - - - - - -
2010 20 CFB 8 28 396 8 0 14.1 - - - - - - 3 19 - 0 - - - - - -
2011 21 CFB 12 43 532 5 0 12.4 - - - - - - 1 13 - 0 - - - - - -
2012 22 CFB 10 36 458 2 0 12.7 - - - - - - 3 20 - 0 - - - - - -
2013 23 SF 15 8 119 0 19 14.9 6.3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 24 SF 8 2 30 0 8 15.0 3.8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2015 25 SF 14 30 326 3 46 10.9 7.1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2016 26 SF 11 24 391 4 45 16.3 8.7 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 27 PIT 10 14 188 1 24 13.4 7.8 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 Proj 28 PIT Subscribe now to see our 2018 projections for Vance McDonald

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Vance McDonald Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rec/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5
2009 19 CFB 5 2.4 4.8 3.6 2 24 - - - 0 0 - - -
2010 20 CFB 8 11.2 14.7 12.9 4 50 - - - 0 2 - - -
2011 21 CFB 12 7.0 10.6 8.8 4 44 - - - 0 1 - - -
2012 22 CFB 10 6.0 9.6 7.8 4 46 - - - 0 2 - - -
2013 23 SF 15 0.8 1.3 1.1 1 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 24 SF 8 0.4 0.6 0.5 0 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
2015 25 SF 14 3.6 5.8 4.7 2 23 7 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
2016 26 SF 11 5.7 7.9 6.8 2 36 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 27 PIT 10 2.5 3.9 3.2 1 19 4 3 2 0 0 0 0 0
2018 Proj 28 PIT Subscribe now to see our 2018 projections for Vance McDonald

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Vance McDonald – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

270

Offensive Snaps in 2017

Vance McDonald was on the field for 270 of his team's snaps on offense in 2017.

38

Special Teams Snaps in 2017

Vance McDonald was on the field for 38 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2017.

Year Off ST
2015 473 107
2016 442 46
2017 270 38
Vance McDonald 2017 Game Log
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  Snap Count Receiving Rec Distance Rushing Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Targets Red Zone Runs
Week Opp Off ST Rec Yards TD Tar Avg 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 @Cle 18 4 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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3 @Chi 16 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @Bal 30 3 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Jax 15 6 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 @KC 31 5 1 26 0 2 26.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Cin 29 9 2 37 0 3 18.5 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
8 @Det
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10 @Ind 30 4 2 16 1 2 8.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
11 Ten
12 GB
13 @Cin
14 Bal 35 0 4 52 0 6 13.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 NE
16 @Hou 29 0 4 52 0 5 13.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
17 Cle 37 0 1 5 0 2 5.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Playoffs
Playoffs Jax 68 6 10 112 0 16 11.2 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Playoffs
21 PRO BOWL Pro Bowl
Playoffs

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Vance McDonald  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Tight Ends
Height:   6' 4"
AVERAGE
Weight:   267 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.69 sec
GOOD
Shuttle Time:   4.53 sec
WEAK
Cone Drill:   7.08 sec
GREAT
Arm Length:   34.38 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Hand Length:   10.13 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   34 in
GOOD
Broad Jump:   119 in
GREAT
Bench Press:   31 reps
ELITE
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Vance McDonald: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

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

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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.

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

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McDonald (shoulder) practiced in full Thursday.

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

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McDonald didn't practice Wednesday due to a shoulder issue.

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McDonald caught four of six targets for 52 yards in Pittsburgh's 39-38 win over Baltimore on Sunday.

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McDonald (ankle) practiced fully Wednesday.

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The Steelers have ruled out McDonald (ankle) for Monday's game against the Bengals, Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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McDonald (ankle) did not practice Thursday.

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Head coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that McDonald (ankle) "definitely will have a chance" to suit up Sunday at Cincinnati, Joe Rutter of TribLive.com reports.

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2018

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2017

After spending the majority of the offseason preparing to serve as the No. 1 option in San Francisco, McDonald was shipped off to Pittsburgh in the final week of the preseason. He'll join incumbent starter Jesse James as the main guys at tight end there, but McDonald -- and his second-round pedigree -- averaged a cool 16.3 yards per reception with the Niners last season and should take over as the primary receiving option at the position. However, McDonald is notorious for his penchant to drop passes, which certainly inhibits his upside in any case. Also, it's possible the Steelers opt for a tight-end-by-committee approach, which would obviously cap McDonald's upside even further -- despite playing the Steelers' powerful pass attack.

2016

While it didn't result in fantasy relevancy, McDonald received the most playing time of his three-year career in 2015, finishing the season with 326 yards on 30 receptions to go along with three touchdowns. He enters 2016 listed at No. 1 on the depth chart, but he will share snaps with Garrett Celek due to Chip Kelly's heavy usage of two-TE sets. In an offense that doesn't boast many quality options at wide receiver, McDonald could be relied upon heavily in the passing game, especially if Blaine Gabbert -- who makes his living off of short, safe passes -- wins the starting job.

2015

The 49ers expected McDonald to take a step forward in 2015, but he could never get things going after dealing with a slew of injuries. His career 14.9 YPC shows that he can be a big play tight end, but he will need to stay on the field in order showcase his abilities. The team retained Vernon Davis and Derek Carrier and added two more tight ends in the 2015 draft, so McDonald will have to fight for a roster spot during training camp.

2014

McDonald is currently listed as the backup to Vernon Davis on the 49ers' 2014 depth charts. While he only had eight catches in 2013, his 14.9 YPC shows that he has big-play ability. His stock would skyrocket should Davis go down with an injury.

2013

McDonald has received positive reports so far at rookie camp as a pass catcher and could see some targets in two-tight end sets if he wins the backup TE job.