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Vance
McDonald
College Rice
Team Pittsburgh Steelers
89TE
6'4"Height
267Weight
29Age
7Exp
7Bye
Vance McDonald's Fantasy Scouting Report

2018 FANTASY RECAP AND 2019 FANTASY PROJECTION

Vance McDonald had a good fantasy season and was a 'second tier' fantasy star. He was the number #11 ranked TE and the #245 ranked player overall. Even though he missed a few games, he played enough to make his overall fantasy rank better than what it is based on average fantasy points where he is the #16 TE. He peaked early in the season. He averaged 6.4 FPs in his first 4 games and 4.5 FP in his final 5 games. His standard deviation divided by his average is 0.71 which is close to the league ratio. He averaged 5.7 FPs, but on any given day his projected ceiling is as high as 17 fantasy points. Vance McDonald (2019 Season Projection: 54 Rec, 643 Yards, 3.4 TDs) is projected to deliver comparable fantasy value in 2019 where his projection based rank has him as the #11 player at his position.

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STATISTICAL IMPROVEMENT OVER LAST SEASON

He was sble to improve his fantasy production significantly this season. His average Fantasy points increased by 104% this season.

PAST FANTASY PERFORMANCE (2017 TO 2018)

Vance McDonald played in 15 games in 2018. He was the #12 ranked fantasy TE based on total fantasy points. He averaged 5.5 FP per game (#16 ranked based on average). He is trending up based on improved per game fantasy ranking from 2017 to 2018. He is stronger in certain categories which are bolded below.

DAILY FANTASY SEASON RECAP

His FanDuel average was 7.3 points and on DraftKings it was 9.2 per game. We used his second highest game as his ceiling and second lowest as his floor. On DraftKings his floor was 1.6 and on FanDuel it was 1.1 fantasy points. He had a relatively high ceiling. On DraftKings it was 14.4 and on FanDuel it was 12.4 FPs. He has had more bad FanDuel games (below average by 20%) than good games (20% above average), and the same was true on DraftKings. We are only including games where they were in the daily fantasy slate and played.

Career Stats
YEARTEAMGGSRECYDSAVGLGTD20+40+1ST
2018PIT15145061012.207546233
2017PIT1071418813.432813010
2016SF11112439116.297546213
2015SF14113032610.873635015
2014SF8423015.00210100
2013SF154811914.90250305
Career (7 Seasons)7351128166413.00751224476
YEARTEAMGGSATTYDSAVGLGTD1ST
2018PIT1514000.00000
2017PIT107000.00000
2016SF1111000.00000
2015SF1411000.00000
2014SF84000.00000
2013SF154000.00000
Career (7 Seasons)7351000.00-12700
2018 Situational Stats
CATEGORYGRECYDSAVGLGTD1ST1ST%20+40+
DECEMBER GAMES51416611.911964.321
NOVEMBER GAMES4131239.522969.200
OCTOBER GAMES3111211100654.520
SEPTEMBER GAMES31220016.71197521
CATEGORYGRECYDSAVGLGTD1ST1ST%20+40+
MONDAY GAMES141122811410011
OTHER DAYS (NON MON/SUN)1444111137500
SUNDAY GAMES134245410.8222661.951
CATEGORYGRECYDSAVGLGTD1ST1ST%20+40+
WINS93038112.744217041
LOSSES62022911.500126021
CATEGORYGRECYDSAVGLGTD1ST1ST%20+40+
HOME GAMES82526510.622156030
ROAD GAMES72534513.822187232
CATEGORYGRECYDSAVGLGTD1ST1ST%20+40+
Broncos Stadium at Mile High1327900266.700
Heinz Field82526510.622156030
M&T Bank Stadium13258.300266.700
Mercedes-Benz Superdome11494900110011
Oakland Coliseum14379.30037500
Paul Brown Stadium17689.700457.110
Raymond James Stadium141122811410011
TIAA Bank Field1327911266.700
CATEGORYGRECYDSAVGLGTD1ST1ST%20+40+
vs Atlanta Falcons1166000000
vs Baltimore Ravens288710.900562.510
vs Carolina Panthers1444111137500
vs Cincinnati Bengals21010710.70066020
vs Cleveland Browns134715.700266.710
vs Denver Broncos1327900266.700
vs Jacksonville Jaguars1327911266.700
vs Kansas City Chiefs13268.700266.700
vs Los Angeles Chargers142870012500
vs New England Patriots12136.511210000
vs New Orleans Saints11494900110011
vs Oakland Raiders14379.30037500
vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers141122811410011
CATEGORYGRECYDSAVGLGTD1ST1ST%20+40+
BRISK (41-60 DEGREES)8292849.8111862.130
COLD WEATHER <= 401444111137500
HOT WEATHER >= 80243280025000
WARM (61-79 DEGREES)31220116.82297521
CATEGORYGRECYDSAVGLGTD1ST1ST%20+40+
INDOOR GAMES11494900110011
OUTDOOR GAMES144956111.4443265.351
CATEGORYGRECYDSAVGLGTD1ST1ST%20+40+
ON ARTIFICIAL SURFACES31114212.900763.621
ON GRASS FIELDS123946812442666.741
CATEGORYGRECYDSAVGLGTD1ST1ST%20+40+
MARGIN 0-7113745112.2332567.642
MARGIN 15+389712.111562.510
MARGIN 8-14156212.40036010
CATEGORYGRECYDSAVGLGTD1ST1ST%20+40+
FIRST HALF SEASON72634613.3111765.441
SECOND HALF SEASON82426411331666.721
CATEGORYGRECYDSAVGLGTD1ST1ST%20+40+
OUTSIDE OWN DIVISION102936912.744206922
VS OWN DIVISION52124111.5001361.940
CATEGORYGRECYDSAVGLGTD1ST1ST%20+40+
VS AFC TEAMS114039910222562.540
VS NFC TEAMS41021121.12288022
CATEGORYGRECYDSAVGLGTD1ST1ST%20+40+
FOURTH QUARTER WITHIN 704358.80025010
LAST TWO MINUTES OF HALF05469.20036000
FOURTH DOWN0100000000
FIRST DOWN01516811.21196010
BEHIND BY 1-TO-8 POINTS07659.311571.400
BEHIND BY 9-TO-16 POINTS01324819.1111076.932
OPP 19-1 - BY YARD LINE05387.63348000
OPP 49-20 - BY YARD LINE011918.300763.600
THIRD DOWN02029714.933157542
TIED01113412.211872.720
SECOND DOWN01414510.400964.310
OWN 21-50 - BY YARD LINE02844615.911217562
OVERTIME000---000---00
OWN 1-20 - BY YARD LINE06355.800116.700
BEHIND02031315.722157532
ATTEMPTS 31+000---000---00
3RD QUARTER01111410.411763.610
4TH QUARTER09778.611555.610
2ND QUARTER01821211.8001477.820
2ND HALF0201919.622126020
1ST HALF0304191422217042
1ST QUARTER01220717.322758.322
AHEAD0191638.6111052.610
AHEAD BY 1-TO-8 POINTS012907.500541.710
ATTEMPTS 11-THROUGH-20000---000---00
ATTEMPTS 21-THROUGH-30000---000---00
ATTEMPTS 1-THROUGH-10000---000---00
AS STARTER000---000---00
AHEAD BY 9-TO-16 POINTS03299.700266.700
OVERALL155061012.244336662
2018 Game Log
WKDATEOPPRESULTTARRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETDRUATTRUYDRUAVGRULGRUTDFL
*109/09@CLEL21-21000000000000
209/16KCL42-3753268.67130000000
309/24@TBW30-274411228.00751000000
409/30BALL26-14556212.40330000001
510/07ATLW41-172166.0060000000
610/14@CINW28-2187689.71260000000
810/28CLEW33-18334715.67220000000
911/04@BALW23-1663258.33130000000
1011/08CARW52-21444411.00191000000
1111/18@JACW20-1663279.00111000000
1211/25@DENL24-1753279.0090000000
1312/02LACL33-3074287.00100000000
1412/09@OAKL24-2144379.25190000000
1512/16NEW17-1032136.5081000000
1612/23@NOL31-28414949.00490000000
1712/30CINW16-13633913.00220000000
* Indicates player did not play that week