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Vance McDonald | Tight End | #89

Team: San Francisco 49ers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 6/13/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 267
College: Rice
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 2 (55) / SF
Contract: view contract details

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Vance McDonald (hip) is practicing fully for Week 7.
McDonald missed time with a hip issue earlier this year but looked healthy in his return Sunday against Buffalo. He belongs on the waiver wire. Oct 19 - 6:05 PM

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Vance McDonald caught 2-of-2 targets for 25 yards in the 49ers' Week 6 loss to the Bills.

That line is a good weekly expectation for McDonald in the 49ers' tight end rotation. He's not a legitimate TE2.
Oct 16 - 5:53 PM

Vance McDonald (hip) is no longer listed on the 49ers' injury report.

McDonald is back after missing the last two games with a hip injury. He returned to a full practice on Friday and should see his full allotment of snaps Sunday against Buffalo. With just five catches in three games this season, McDonald doesn't offer much fantasy appeal.
Oct 14 - 2:48 PM

Vance McDonald (hip) remained "limited" on Thursday.

McDonald seems like he will return against the Bills, but his TE2 appeal has largely vanished.
Oct 13 - 4:35 PM

49ers TE Vance McDonald (hip) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

McDonald was held out despite practicing on a limited basis last week. He's on track to return Sunday, but won't be more than a low-end TE2.
Oct 12 - 4:51 PM

49ers declared TE Vance McDonald (hip) inactive for Week 5 vs. the Cardinals.

The shorthanded 49ers will also be missing DE DeForest Buckner (foot), CB Jimmie Ward (quad) and adjusting to life without ILB Navorro Bowman (Achilles'). The 49ers' remaining inactives are QB Christian Ponder, WR Keshawn Martin, OL John Theus and DL Glenn Dorsey.
Oct 6 - 6:58 PM

49ers TE Vance McDonald (hip) is unlikely to play in Thursday's game against the Cardinals.

Per the Sacramento Bee, McDonald spent warmups working with the 49ers' typical inactives. Garrett Celek will get the start, and is worth a look as a low-end TE2. McDonald should return in Week 6.
Oct 6 - 6:16 PM

Vance McDonald (hip) is questionable for Week 5 against the Cardinals.

McDonald has been limited all week and will be a TE2 Thursday night.
Oct 5 - 3:48 PM

Vance McDonald (hip) remained limited in Tuesday's practice.

McDonald got in limited practices last week before sitting out against the Cowboys. He'll probably be a game-time decision for Thursday Night Football. Garrett Celek will be in for another 5-6 targets if McDonald misses his second straight game.
Oct 4 - 5:13 PM

Vance McDonald (hip) is inactive for Week 4 against the Cowboys.

Garrett Celek (back) is active and should get the start. The rest of the 49ers' inactives are QB Christian Ponder, DL Tony Jerod-Eddie, CB Jimmie Ward, WR Keshawn Martin, OT John Theus, and DL Taylor Hart.
Oct 2 - 2:57 PM

Vance McDonald (hip) is listed as questionable for Week 4.

McDonald practiced on a limited basis this week and is probably going to come down to a game-time decision. Garrett Celek (back) is also questionable.
Sep 30 - 3:57 PM

Vance McDonald (hip) returned to 49ers practice Thursday.

McDonald was listed as "limited," but it gives him a chance to suit up against the Cowboys on Sunday. Before today, McDonald had seemed likely to sit. We'd still consider him 50-50, at best. Fantasy owners shouldn't be counting on McDonald one way or the other.
Sep 29 - 2:18 PM

Coach Chip Kelly suggested Vance McDonald (hip) may not play Week 4 against the Cowboys.

McDonald exited Week 3 with the injury and was quickly ruled out. He isn't practicing on Wednesday. Kelly doesn't believe it's a long-term issue for McDonald. Garrett Celek and Blake Bell are the next men up.
Sep 28 - 1:50 PM

Vance McDonald is done for the day in Week 3 with a hip injury.

The extent is undisclosed, but it's a bad sign that McDonald was almost immediately ruled out. He finished with two catches for four yards on two targets. The 49ers' tight end depth chart is rounded out by Garrett Celek and Blake Bell.
Sep 25 - 5:52 PM

Vance McDonald caught 1-of-2 targets for 75 yards and a touchdown in Week 2 against the Panthers.

McDonald came out of nowhere for a 75-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter, beating Luke Kuechly and outrunning the entire secondary. He has touchdowns in the first two games, but is losing base snaps to Garrett Celek. There’s better streaming options than McDonald for Week 3.
Sep 18 - 6:20 PM

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RB1Carlos Hyde
2Shaun Draughn
3Mike Davis
GLB1Carlos Hyde
2Shaun Draughn
3RB1Carlos Hyde
2Shaun Draughn
WR11Torrey Smith
2Aaron Burbridge
3Keshawn Martin
WR21Quinton Patton
2Jeremy Kerley
3Rod Streater
WR31Jeremy Kerley
TE1Vance McDonald
2Garrett Celek
3Blake Bell
4Je'Ron Hamm
LT1Joe Staley
LG1Zane Beadles
2Josh Garnett
C1Daniel Kilgore
RG1Andrew Tiller
2Marcus Martin
RT1Trent Brown
2John Theus
K1Phil Dawson