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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 caught 2-of-4 targets for nine yards in Week 13.
The four targets were a team high. McDonald had at least 50 yards or a touchdown in four straight games going into Sunday. He was in a bad spot due to the conditions at Soldier Field. McDonald is a TE2 for Week 14 against the Jets. Dec 4 - 5:30 PM

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Vance McDonald caught 4-of-8 targets for 60 yards in the 49ers' Week 12 loss to the Dolphins.

McDonald led the 49ers in targets and yards, but also lost three targets to Garrett Celek, who lost a fumble. McDonald is an important playmaker for Chip Kelly's offense, but it isn't translating to more than low-end TE2 value in fantasy leagues.
Nov 27 - 6:37 PM

Vance McDonald pulled in three-of-six targets for 46 yards and a touchdown Sunday in the 49ers' Week 11 loss to the Patriots.

McDonald notched his fourth touchdown of the year on an 18-yard strike from Colin Kaepernick with just under five minutes remaining in the second quarter. He did a nice job of creating separation from Devin McCourty on the play. He added two more catches after halftime including a 24-yarder for his longest gain midway through the third quarter. He’ll be a touchdown-or-bust streamer against the Dolphins in Week 12.
Nov 20 - 9:09 PM

Vance McDonald caught 4-of-6 targets for 50 yards in the 49ers' Week 10 loss to the Cardinals.

McDonald has now seen six targets in each of the past three games, which at least puts him on the fantasy radar at such a shallow position. He'll be in a stream-able spot next week at home against the Patriots' soft defense.
Nov 13 - 8:10 PM

Vance McDonald snagged three-of-six targets for 84 yards and a touchdown Sunday in the 49ers' Week 9 loss to the Saints.

McDonald was left wide open for a 65-yard touchdown in the second quarter but was held in check otherwise. Somehow that catch wasn’t his longest of the season. Trusting McDonald in fantasy is obviously a fool’s errand. Including Sunday’s game, he’s seen just 21 targets over six games this year. He won’t be a streaming option against the Cardinals in Week 10.
Nov 6 - 8:57 PM

Vance McDonald caught 1-of-6 targets for 24 yards in the 49ers' Week 7 loss to the Buccaneers.

McDonald rotates with Garrett Celek and lacks fantasy value with Colin Kaepernick under center. His yardage totals are 25 and 24 through two Kap starts.
Oct 23 - 8:09 PM

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

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

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