T.J. McDonald
T.J. McDonald
28-Year-Old SafetyS
Miami Dolphins
Questionable
Injury Ankle
2018 Fantasy Outlook
McDonald showed fairly well in his first season as a Dolphin, racking up 45 tackles, three pass breakups and an interception in eight games played. By the end of the season McDonald seemed to have established himself as the starter alongside fellow safety Reshad Jones, but the Dolphin's secondary position looks more precarious following the selection of Minkah Fitzpatrick at No. 10 overall in the 2018 NFL Draft. The offseason figures to feature strong competition between Miami's secondary group, but McDonald should have no issue earning a role somewhere within the Dolphin's defense. With a 6-2, 223-pound frame, it wouldn't be surprising to see the 27-year-old take rotational snaps in a big-hitter role in 2018. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $24.01 million contract with the Dolphins in September of 2017.
Ends solid season inactive
SMiami Dolphins
Ankle
January 17, 2019
McDonald (ankle) recorded 86 tackles, five passes defended, three interceptions and one fumble recovery during the regular season.
ANALYSIS
McDonald stepped up as a playmaker in Miami's secondary before sitting out the final two games of the regular season due to an undisclosed ankle issue. The 27-year-old did appear to have a small chance to suit up Week 16 and Week 17, so it's reasonable to speculate that he'll be able to recover from the injury in time to participate in offseason workouts. McDonald, whose three interceptions in 2018 were a career high, is entering the second year of his four-year contract with the Dolphins.
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How do T.J. McDonald's measurables compare to other safeties?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 2"
 
Weight
223 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.59 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.20 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.89 sec
 
Vertical Jump
40.0 in
 
Broad Jump
131 in
 
Bench Press
19 reps
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring T.J. McDonald
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Gameday Injuries: Week 12
176 days ago
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Gameday Injuries: Week 7
211 days ago
An early game in London has already produced one major inactive, while the rest of the injury report has plenty of notable names. Juan Carlos Blanco guides you through who might be starting or sitting in Week 7.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2016
2015
2014
2013
McDonald finished the 2015 campaign on IR, and subsequently got himself into legal trouble over the course of the offseason. Though healthy, he is likely facing suspension, but may still be eligible to play at some point in 2016. Through 11 games last year, McDonald finished as the 90th ranked defensive back in fantasy scoring.
Big and athletic at 6-2, 217, McDonald quietly enjoyed a breakout season last year with triple-digit tackles. With no noteworthy safety additions in St. Louis following a 980-snap season, McDonald is locked into a three-down role again this year. Although he's more of an in-the-box safety than a playmaking threat, McDonald could stumble into some interceptions this year (one last year) behind one of the league's best front sevens that should have quarterbacks throwing under duress all season.
McDonald missed six games with a fractured leg in 2013 but still tallied 53 tackles, a sack and an interception. He's slated as the starter to begin 2014, but there are a couple rookies coming in that could push him.
Rookie TJ McDonald is expected to slide into the starting free safety role for the Rams.
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Unlikely to play Sunday
SMiami Dolphins
Ankle
December 28, 2018
McDonald (ankle) is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Bills, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
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Misses Wednesday practice
SMiami Dolphins
Ankle
December 26, 2018
McDonald (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
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Sidelined Sunday
SMiami Dolphins
Ankle
December 23, 2018
McDonald (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's game against Jacksonville.
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Unlikely to play Sunday
SMiami Dolphins
Ankle
December 21, 2018
McDonald (ankle) is doubtful to play Sunday's game against the Jaguars, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports.
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No practice Wednesday
SMiami Dolphins
Ankle
December 19, 2018
McDonald (ankle) did not practice Wednesday.
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