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  Vance McDonaldV. McDonald
TE - PIT
Vance McDonald
Greg OlsenG. Olsen
TE - CAR
Greg Olsen
 
 
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  Vance McDonaldV. McDonald
TE - PIT
Vance McDonald
Greg OlsenG. Olsen
TE - CAR
Greg Olsen
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 at NE vs. LAR
Week 2 vs. SEA vs. TB
Week 3 at SF at ARI
Week 4 vs. CIN at HOU
Week 5 vs. BAL vs. JAC
Week 6 at LAC at TB
Week 7BYE WEEKBYE WEEK
Week 8 vs. MIA at SF
Week 9 vs. IND vs. TEN
Week 10 vs. LAR at GB
Week 11 at CLE vs. ATL
Week 12 at CIN at NO
Week 13 vs. CLE vs. WAS
Week 14 at ARI at ATL
Week 15 vs. BUF vs. SEA
Week 16 at NYJ at IND
Week 17 at BAL vs. NO
  Vance McDonaldV. McDonald
TE - PIT
Vance McDonald
Greg OlsenG. Olsen
TE - CAR
Greg Olsen
Receiving
   
Receptions59.645.7
Rec Yards677.7534.9
Rec TDs4.84.5
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.00.0
Rush Yards0.00.0
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points95.580.1
   
  Vance McDonaldV. McDonald
TE - PIT
Vance McDonald
Greg OlsenG. Olsen
TE - CAR
Greg Olsen
2018 Points 
Week 13.3
Week 22.6
Week 317.2
Week 44.2
Week 50.6
Week 66.84.8
Week 76.5
Week 84.711.6
Week 92.513.6
Week 1010.44.0
Week 118.76.9
Week 122.71.1
Week 132.81.3
Week 143.7
Week 157.3
Week 164.9
Week 173.9
  Vance McDonaldV. McDonald
TE - PIT
Vance McDonald
Greg OlsenG. Olsen
TE - CAR
Greg Olsen
2018 Targets 
Week 12
Week 25
Week 34
Week 45
Week 52
Week 687
Week 75
Week 834
Week 966
Week 1046
Week 1163
Week 1254
Week 1371
Week 144
Week 153
Week 164
Week 176
  Vance McDonaldV. McDonald
TE - PIT
Vance McDonald
Greg OlsenG. Olsen
TE - CAR
Greg Olsen
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Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
With Antonio Brown and Jesse James out of town, there are over 200 targets up for grabs in the Steelers offense, though they're not likely to throw the ball as much in 2019. Still, McDonald was given a vote of confidence when the Steelers didn't draft a tight end in the first four rounds of what was considered a deep tight end class. Not much slides past me, but did you know McDonald saw 73 targets in 2018? That ranked 12th among tight ends and he finished as the No. 10 fantasy tight end. If McDonald stays on the field, he's absolutely locked-in for 90-plus targets and a top-eight finish in 2019We've made it through another offseason and Olsen is still playing football. He's considered retirement multiple times, but maybe he's returning because his life is probably easier with D.J. Moore and Curtis Samuel on the field? The bad news is that he's no longer the No. 1 target in the offense and he's continually losing targets to Christian McCaffrey, who set the record for receptions by a running back in 2018. Through 16 games the last two seasons, Olsen has seen a combined 76 targets, totaling 482 yards and five touchdowns. He has played through some injuries, so that's not exactly precise, but it's not far off from what you'll get out of him moving forward
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
McDonald had some good chemistry with QB Ben Roethlisberger last year and he should see more targets in 2019 with WR Antonio Brown and TE Jesse James no longer on the roster. 
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
McDonald quietly had an excellent season last year, seeing 72 targets and pulling down 50 catches for 610 yards and four touchdowns despite missing a game. With Antonio Brown and his 168 targets gone, McDonald should see plenty of action. He has an extensive injury history but if he can stay healthy, he could be in line for a monster season. 
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
The combined stat line of Jesse James and Vance McDonald last season: 80/1033/6. Antonio Brown has vacated 168 targets. 
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
Vance had some solid games last season en route to his TE10 finish. He had over 600 yards and 4 TDs. He was 4th in contested catch rate and let's not forget he is 6'4", 270. He is 29 years old, so I am not expecting some crazy break out, but AB is gone so a lot of receptions are gone and Vance has chemistry with Ben from last season. I can easily see 800/5 as a reasonable expectation for McDonald, which would make him a great investment at ADP. 
Nick Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
I love me some Vance this season. Team Rocket is finally gone, and there are a massive amount of targets available after the departure of AB. Vance had his best season as a pro in 2018, posting a 50/610/4 stat line, as the third leading target for the Steelers. We've seen him flash his ceiling at times, but he's never been able to put it all together. This season, with over 200 vacated targets up for grabs, we could finally see the breakout. He's a great TE to target after the mid range TE's are all off the board.In the past two seasons Olsen has suffered two fractures and ruptured the plantar fascia, all in his right foot. In his age 34 season Olsen is of course at elevated risk to suffer another foot injury. The upside is there if you really want to take a chance late in drafts...but there are so many other TE's I'd rather take a shot on. Olsen is a pass for me.
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
We know McDonald has untapped potential as he is oozing with upside, and it further helps that Antonio Brown is leaving 168 targets on the table. Did you know, though, that even prior to those truths, McDonald was a top 12 fantasy tight end last season? If you wait on tight end, he is a great fallback plan.Olsen thought about retiring and has some injury issues that may pop back up but his 48 reception, 517 yards, 7 touchdown pace last year would have made him the #6 fantasy tight end if he had played 16 games at that rate so there is still upside.