2019 NFL Draft Guide Player Profile: Vance McDonald
Colby Conway takes an in-depth look at Vance McDonald to let fantasy football owners know what to expect from the Pittsburgh Steelers tight end during the 2019 NFL season.
The Pittsburgh Steelers offense is going to look drastically different in 2019 compared to seasons past. Under center will still be Big Ben Roethlisberger , but there’s no Le'Veon Bell (again) or Antonio Brown in the mix for touches in the Steel City. The last time these two played together (2017), they combined to receive 49 percent of the targets in the offense. Last season, Brown received 26 percent of the team’s targets, and those are now available for the taking. JuJu Smith-Schuster will likely see his target share push closer to 30 percent, but there’s still a good chunk left for the taking. Yes, multiple players will see some increases, but the player with the most to gain from the departures of the two perennial Pro Bowlers is tight end Vance McDonald .
McDonald received 11 percent of the targets last season, compared to Jesse James ’ six percent, but the two practically split snaps overall. James is no longer in town and backup Xavier Grimble has just 22 career...