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Vance McDonald

Vance McDonald

Height: 6' 4"Weight: 267 lbsAge: 30College: RiceDrafted: #55 (2nd Rd. by San Francisco)

Week 2 Outlook

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Week Rank (ECR) TE #37
Projection 2.3 pts


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The Steelers ran more 2TE sets than I anticipated in Week 1 and it led to Ebron playing a solid 40-of-64 snaps. That's more than I expected, though the production was spot on. Ebron saw just two targets (the same as McDonald) that resulted in one catch for 18 yards. Roethlisberger threw the ball just 32 times, so there wasn't a lot of volume, but just four targets to the position isn't going to do anyone anything in fantasy. The Broncos allowed just 1.59 PPR points per target to tight ends last year, which ranked as the sixth-highest number, but they also saw 129 targets, which in turn led to them allowing the 12th-most fantasy points to the position. We saw the Titans complete 7-of-10 passes to their tight ends last week for 75 yards and a touchdown, but again, that's 10 targets, something we can't see with Ebron and McDonald right now, especially knowing how good the matchups are for the Steelers' wide receivers this week. Ebron is certainly my preferred option of the two, but he's just a touchdown-dependent TE2.

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Vance McDonald catches one ball

Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Vance McDonald caught 1-of-2 targets for three yards in a 26-16 win over the Giants in Week 1.

Fantasy Impact

McDonald and Eric Ebron both saw two targets in the win. The presence of Ebron in Pittsburgh caps McDonald's upside, despite the return of Ben Roethlisberger to full health. McDonald is off the fantasy radar for Week 2's matchup against Denver.

Matthew Terelle - 5 days ago
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Quick Grades Week 2 (Fantasy Football Start or Sit Advice) photo
Grades are assigned to 220 fantasy-relevant players to provide quick and easily-digestible advice and analysis for Week 2.
by Zachary Hanshew in FantasySep 18, 2020
ECRBestWorst# of Experts
Week 2TE #37TE #32TE #4641
Rest of Season TE #44TE #39TE #391
Dynasty TE #36TE #26TE #5620
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Statistics (avgs.)
Rec YdsRec TdsRecsPoints
Last Week3010.3
Season to Date3010.3
Game Log
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Game Log
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Week 1@ NYG3010.3
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Strength of Schedule (2020)
Next Gamevs. DEN3rd easiest opponent
Next 3 GamesHOU, TEN, PHI2nd easiest opponents
Playoffs (?)BUF, CIN, IND28th easiest opponents
Rest of Season--1st easiest remaining opponents
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