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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

REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Expect Vance McDonald to be a reliable fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 78 projected fantasy points puts him at #14 behind David Njoku and ahead of Austin Hooper. He has averaged 6.05 fantasy points in his past 17 games, which is slightly more than our projected per game average. His projected per game average is 5.6 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#15) is worse than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is slightly less valuable in PPR leagues where he is the #16 ranked tight end. He is slightly overrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 79%, he is the #13 most highly owned tight end. Vance McDonald is expected to come up slightly short of last season's #11 fantasy position rank.

These projections power SportsLine's Computer Picks and Fantasy Data. But for contest winning DFS optimal lineups by top experts like Mike McClure visit SportsLine's new Daily Fantasy Hub.

SIT EM ALERT: VANCE MCDONALD WEEK 3 AND 4 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Vance McDonald is projected for 5.1 fantasy points in week 3 which ranks him a the #18 projected tight end for the week and a starter for most fantasy teams. This is projected to be a slightly below average week with fewer fantasy points than he is projected to average the rest of the season. He is ranked above Blake Jarwin but behind Jimmy Graham. Week 4 will be better based on projected rank (#10). He is projected for 6.4 fantasy points.

VANCE MCDONALD IS A BAD DFS VALUE ON FANDUEL AT $5.9K AND DRAFTKINGS AT $4.3K

He is projected for 6.6 FanDuel points and 8.4 points on DraftKings. Based on the player pool average points per dollar he is coming up -$1592 short of $5.9K on FanDuel and -$1129 short of $4.3K on DraftKings. There should be much better options (see below). Barring a significant lineup change consider him a daily fantasy player to fade. Below are how he ranks based on projected fantasy points on both DFS platforms. Look for players with more FPs at lower salaries.

FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND ACTUAL STATS

The tables below show projected stats (totals and averages) for the rest of the season and upcoming weeks. Also included are actual stats from the current and last season.

Career Stats
YEARTEAMGGSRECYDSAVGLGTD20+40+1ST
2019PIT229788.67212104
2018PIT15145061012.207546233
2017PIT1071418813.432813010
2016SF11112439116.297546213
2015SF14113032610.873635015
2014SF8423015.00210100
2013SF154811914.90250305
Career (7 Seasons)7553137174212.72751425480
YEARTEAMGGSATTYDSAVGLGTD1ST
2019PIT22000.00000
2018PIT1514000.00000
2017PIT107000.00000
2016SF1111000.00000
2015SF1411000.00000
2014SF84000.00000
2013SF154000.00000
Career (7 Seasons)7553000.00-12700
2019 Situational Stats
CATEGORYGRECYDSAVGLGTD1ST1ST%20+40+
SEPTEMBER GAMES29788.722444.410
CATEGORYGRECYDSAVGLGTD1ST1ST%20+40+
SUNDAY GAMES29788.722444.410
CATEGORYGRECYDSAVGLGTD1ST1ST%20+40+
LOSSES29788.722444.410
CATEGORYGRECYDSAVGLGTD1ST1ST%20+40+
HOME GAMES17385.422228.600
ROAD GAMES12402000210010
CATEGORYGRECYDSAVGLGTD1ST1ST%20+40+
Gillette Stadium12402000210010
Heinz Field17385.422228.600
CATEGORYGRECYDSAVGLGTD1ST1ST%20+40+
vs New England Patriots12402000210010
vs Seattle Seahawks17385.422228.600
CATEGORYGRECYDSAVGLGTD1ST1ST%20+40+
HOT WEATHER >= 8017385.422228.600
WARM (61-79 DEGREES)12402000210010
CATEGORYGRECYDSAVGLGTD1ST1ST%20+40+
OUTDOOR GAMES29788.722444.410
CATEGORYGRECYDSAVGLGTD1ST1ST%20+40+
ON ARTIFICIAL SURFACES12402000210010
ON GRASS FIELDS17385.422228.600
CATEGORYGRECYDSAVGLGTD1ST1ST%20+40+
MARGIN 0-717385.422228.600
MARGIN 15+12402000210010
CATEGORYGRECYDSAVGLGTD1ST1ST%20+40+
FIRST HALF SEASON29788.722444.410
CATEGORYGRECYDSAVGLGTD1ST1ST%20+40+
OUTSIDE OWN DIVISION29788.722444.410
CATEGORYGRECYDSAVGLGTD1ST1ST%20+40+
VS AFC TEAMS12402000210010
VS NFC TEAMS17385.422228.600
CATEGORYGRECYDSAVGLGTD1ST1ST%20+40+
FOURTH QUARTER WITHIN 7000---000---00
LAST TWO MINUTES OF HALF02402000210010
FOURTH DOWN000---000---00
FIRST DOWN0636622233.300
BEHIND BY 1-TO-8 POINTS013311110000
BEHIND BY 9-TO-16 POINTS0315511133.300
OPP 19-1 - BY YARD LINE02115.522210000
OPP 49-20 - BY YARD LINE01212100110010
THIRD DOWN01191900110000
TIED03206.7000000
SECOND DOWN022311.50015010
OWN 21-50 - BY YARD LINE04317.80012500
OVERTIME000---000---00
OWN 1-20 - BY YARD LINE02157.5000000
BEHIND06589.722466.710
ATTEMPTS 31+000---000---00
3RD QUARTER0273.5000000
4TH QUARTER045112.822410010
2ND QUARTER000---000---00
2ND HALF06589.722466.710
1ST HALF03206.7000000
1ST QUARTER03206.7000000
AHEAD000---000---00
AHEAD BY 1-TO-8 POINTS000---000---00
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 POINTS000---000---00
OVERALL29788.722444.410
2019 Game Log
WKDATEOPPRESULTTARRECPTREYDREAVGRELGRETDRUATTRUYDRUAVGRULGRUTDFL
109/08@NEL33-3424020.00210000000
209/15SEAL28-2677385.4382000000
* Indicates player did not play that week