Vance McDonald, TE, Pittsburgh Steelers vs Atlanta Falcons
DK Price: $3,700
McDonald is taking over as the lead tight end on the Steelers over Jesse James recently. McDonald has had solid games in back-to-back weeks, posting 9 receptions for 174 yards and 1 TD during that span. McDonald out-snapped Jesse James last week (61%-44%) for the first time this season and is seeing more work as the Steelers running game has been at a stand still.
This week, McDonald gets home field advantage where Ben Roethlisberger has historically played much better against a Falcons defense that ranks middle of the pack against tight ends. The Falcons just gave up 38 yards and 1 TD to Tyler Eifert last week before he broke his ankle mid-game and also gave up a solid 5 catches for 71 yards to Ben Watson in Week 3.
McDonald is a great value at a desperate position priced as the TE9 despite his 13.3 FPPG ranking top-5 amongst Sunday’s tight ends.