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How to handle Mark Andrews’ injury in Week 2 fantasy football

The Ravens tight end is listed as questionable this week, but is expected to play. Does that change his fantasy outlook?

Ravens tight end Mark Andrews hauls in a catch against the Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium. Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The Baltimore Ravens listed tight end Mark Andrews as questionable this week. A foot injury caused him to miss practice on Friday, after being absent from the team’s injury report all week leading up to that.

Showing up on the injury report late in the week is always a bit concerning. However, head coach John Harbaugh waved off any worries about Andrews’ status, saying that the second-year tight end will play this week in a very attractive matchup against the Arizona Cardinals.

Andrews had a nice rookie season in 2018, collecting 552 yards and scoring three touchdowns. He was on fire, along with the rest of the Baltimore offense in a big win over the Dolphins in Week 1. Andrews caught all eight passes thrown his way for 108 yards and a touchdown, numbers that have a lot of people asking about a breakout season, rightfully so.

A multi-faceted offense like the Ravens are running means that not every skill position player is going to feast from week to week. However, given that the team is capable of putting up these kinds of numbers, you can deal with a down week here and still ride Andrews to fantasy glory.

Fantasy Impact: This is a great matchup for Andrews and the Ravens. The Cardinals gave up almost 400 passing yards to the Lions last week, including 131 yards to tight end T.J. Hockenson. Plus, even if the Ravens jump out to a big lead and RG3 takes over in relief of Lamar Jackson, it’s still good news for Andrews, who caught his touchdown pass from the backup QB.