Pittsburgh Steelers
  • 6'4"
  • 267
  • 28
  • 6 years
  • Rice
  • 2013 R2 O, None
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Historical Stats

Year Team Gms Plays Targets Catch Catch Yards YPC Catch TDs Car Rush Yards Rush TDs Fum Total Yards Total TDs 25+ Yd TDs 50+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2013 SF 15 19 19 8 119 14.9 0 0 0 0 0 119 0 0 0 0
2014 SF 8 8 8 2 30 15.0 0 0 0 0 1 30 0 0 0 0
2015 SF 14 46 46 30 326 10.9 3 0 0 0 0 326 3 0 3 3
2016 SF 11 45 45 24 391 16.3 4 0 0 0 0 391 4 0 4 4
2017 PIT 10 24 24 14 188 13.4 1 0 0 0 0 188 1 0 2 1
  Avg 10 25 25 14 180 13.2 1 0 0 0 0 180 3 0 2 1

Season To Date Statistics

Year Team Gms Plays Targets Catch Catch Yards YPC Catch TDs Car Rush Yards Rush TDs Fum Total Yards Total TDs 25+ Yd TDs 50+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2018 PIT 1 5 5 3 26 8.7 0 0 0 0 0 26 0 0 0 0

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 9/16/2018 6:40am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers TE Vance McDonald (foot) is expected to play against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 2, according to multiple sources.

    Huddle Up: McDonald was listed as questionable on the injury report despite being a full participant in each of the team's three practice sessions during the week. He should be viewed as a low-end TE1 in most fantasy formats.

  • Posted: 9/14/2018 1:19pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers TE Vance McDonald (foot) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 14, but is listed as questionable for Week 2.

    Huddle Up: McDonald probably will make his season debut this week as long as he does not suffer a setback. He could receive a solid role in the passing game against the Kansas City Chiefs, which could make him a low-end No. 1 tight end in some leagues.

  • Posted: 9/13/2018 1:10pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers TE Vance McDonald (foot) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 13.

    Huddle Up: McDonald appears to be on track to play in Week 2 and could receive a solid role in the passing game if he is active. He has a chance to be a low-end No. 1 tight end in deeper leagues but can also be benched if owners have better options.

  • Posted: 9/7/2018 10:27am ET

    Pittsburgh TE Vance McDonald (foot) has been ruled out for Week 1 against the Cleveland Browns.

    Huddle Up: McDonald has proven to be quite injury-prone over his first five years in the league, so it's disheartening to see his sixth season get off to a bad start as well. Jesse James should be a full-time player versus the Browns, whose regular use of a safety as far back as 20 yards off the line of scrimmage under defensive coordinator Gregg Williams has allowed tight ends to carve up their defense on a regular basis. James is a fine streaming tight end option for this week.

  • Posted: 9/6/2018 1:22pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers TE Vance McDonald (foot) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 6.

    Huddle Up: McDonald could be a game-time decision for Week 1, so owners should monitor the situation. He has a chance to be a low-end No. 1 tight end in deeper leagues if he plays. Jesse James likely would start if McDonald is ruled out but can be avoided.

  • Posted: 8/23/2018 2:18pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers TE Vance McDonald (foot) said he hopes to able to play in Week 1 but does not want to go into detail regarding his foot injury.

    Huddle Up: McDonald has missed most of training camp because of the injury and also has a history of injuries during his career. He had a chance to be a fantasy option in 2018 after his terrific playoff performance, but owners probably should look for more reliable options at tight end.

  • Posted: 8/18/2018 2:35pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers TE Vance McDonald (foot) is not expected to play in the third preseason game because of a foot injury.

    Huddle Up: McDonald played well in the playoffs last season but has missed most of training camp because of an injury. Owners in most leagues should consider McDonald as a No. 2 fantasy tight end or a waiver wire option during the season.

  • Posted: 8/4/2018 11:01am ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers TE Vance McDonald is listed as the starting tight end on the team's first depth chart.

    Huddle Up: McDonald dealt with injuries last season but had a big performance in the team's playoff game. He should have a solid role in the passing game if he can stay healthy and can be a No. 2 fantasy tight end in most leagues.

  • Posted: 1/14/2018 1:42pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers TE Vance McDonald caught 10 passes for 112 yards in the Divisional Round playoff game against the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday, Jan. 14.

    Huddle Up: McDonald was more involved in the passing game over the last month and has a chance to win the starting tight end job next season. He can be considered a No. 2 fantasy tight end if he is a starter in 2018.

  • Posted: 12/25/2017 4:49pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers TE Vance McDonald caught four passes for 52 yards against the Houston Texans in Week 16.

    Huddle Up: McDonald was the main tight end in the passing game against the Texans but has not been a big factor in the passing game this season. Owners probably should look for better options at tight end because it is not known if McDonald or Jesse James will be targeted more in Week 17.

  • Posted: 12/10/2017 8:37pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers TE Vance McDonald (shoulder) suffered a shoulder injury in the second half of the Week 14 game against the Baltimore Ravens and he was unable to return. He posted four grabs for 52 yards before departing.

    Huddle Up: McDonald has been really coming on to grab a bigger part in the offense so an injury would be devastating as far as he is concerned. Jesse James would be the biggest beneficiary from a fantasy perspective.

  • Posted: 11/24/2017 1:55pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers TE Vance McDonald (ankle) did not practice again Friday, Nov. 24, and he has been ruled out for the team's Week 12 game Sunday, Nov. 26, versus the Green Bay Packers.

    Huddle Up: This will be the second game in a row that McDonald is on the sidelines. As a result, Jesse James becomes an acceptable TE1 streaming option this week. With McDonald out last week, the former Penn State product hauled in his first touchdown since Week 1, while also tallying his most receptions since the opening week as well. There could be some nice value here.

  • Posted: 11/15/2017 3:15pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers TE Vance McDonald (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 15, and he is listed as questionable for Week 11 against the Tennessee Titans on Thursday, Nov. 16.

    Huddle Up: McDonald is the top tight end option in Pittsburgh and he could be worth a look as a low-end TE1 against a Titans pass defense ranking 19th in the NFL.

  • Posted: 10/22/2017 8:48pm ET

    Pittsburgh Steelers TE Vance McDonald posted two receptions for 37 yards on three targets in Week 7 against the Cincinnati Bengals.

    Huddle Up: McDonald appears to be getting a lot more comfortable in the system after coming over from San Francisco right before the regular season opener, and Ben Roethlisberger is trusting him more and more. The tight end is usually a big part of Pittsburgh's offensive game plan, so McDonald could be a fantasy standout if he continues to progress.

2018 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
2 KC 5 3 26 0

2017 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 @CLE 1 0 0 0
3 @CHI 0 0 0 0
4 @BAL 1 0 0 0
5 JAC 2 0 0 0
6 @KC 2 1 26 0
7 CIN 3 2 37 0
10 @IND 2 2 16 1
14 BAL 6 4 52 0
16 @HOU 5 4 52 0
17 CLE 2 1 5 0
P2 JAC 16 10 112 0

2016 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 LAR 3 2 14 1
2 @CAR 2 1 75 1
3 @SEA 2 2 4 0
6 @BUF 2 2 25 0
7 TB 6 1 24 0
9 NO 6 3 84 1
10 @ARI 6 4 50 0
11 NE 6 3 46 1
12 @MIA 8 4 60 0
13 @CHI 4 2 9 0
14 NYJ 0 0 0 0

2015 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 MIN 1 1 5 0
2 @PIT 1 0 0 0
4 GB 2 1 7 0
5 @NYG 3 2 9 0
6 BAL 1 1 10 0
7 SEA 1 1 1 0
8 @LAR 2 1 13 0
9 ATL 5 2 19 0
11 @SEA 4 4 65 1
12 ARI 7 6 71 1
13 @CHI 3 2 18 0
15 CIN 4 1 10 0
16 @DET 7 5 61 1
17 LAR 5 3 37 0

2014 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 @DAL 0 0 0 0
2 CHI 2 1 9 0
5 KC 2 0 0 0
6 @LAR 2 1 21 0
7 @DEN 0 0 0 0
9 LAR 0 0 0 0
10 @NO 0 0 0 0
11 @NYG 2 0 0 0

2013 Game Logs

Wk Opp Tar Cat CYds CTD
1 GB 2 1 25 0
2 @SEA 2 1 19 0
3 IND 3 1 6 0
4 @LAR 2 1 9 0
5 HOU 0 0 0 0
6 ARI 1 1 7 0
7 @TEN 2 1 20 0
8 @JAC 0 0 0 0
10 CAR 2 0 0 0
11 @NO 2 1 10 0
12 @WAS 1 1 23 0
13 LAR 0 0 0 0
14 SEA 0 0 0 0
16 ATL 2 0 0 0
17 @ARI 0 0 0 0
P1 @GB 0 0 0 0
P2 @CAR 0 0 0 0
P3 @SEA 1 1 13 0

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