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How to handle Mark Andrews injury in Week 3 fantasy football [UPDATE]

The Ravens tight end is dealing with a foot injury that is likely to keep him on the injury report for the foreseeable future. That being said, he is a safe play and must-start in fantasy football.

Baltimore Ravens tight end Mark Andrews spikes the ball after scoring a first quarter touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals at M&T Bank Stadium. Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Editor’s update 11:30 a.m.: The Ravens announced their inactives, and Mark Andrews is going to be ACTIVE for the team’s Week 3 matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs. Andrews has been dealing with a foot injury dating back to Week 2. He sat out Wednesday’s practice this week, and then was limited on Thursday and Friday. Although it is raining in

Editor’s update 8:47 a.m.: Andrews faces questions heading into Week 3, and we likely won’t know until late pre-game whether or not he will play against the Chiefs. ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted it is 50-50 whether he will play, and the Chiefs will not know until pre-game warmups. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport tweeted that Andrews is expected to play.

The Baltimore Ravens face their toughest challenge to date in Week 3 as they travel to face the Kansas City Chiefs. They are dealing with some bumps and bruises, with tight end Mark Andrews showing up on the injury report with a foot issue. He was a DNP on Wednesday, and then limited on Thursday and Friday. His injury status is listed as questionable for Week 3, but he is fully expected to play.

Fantasy impact: Showing up on the injury report is never ideal, but it’s football and bumps and bruises are inevitable. Andrews first appeared on the injury report on Friday of Week 2. He proceeded to catch eight passes for 112 yards and a touchdown in the Ravens 23-17 win over the Cardinals.

Andrews will be a key cog on Sunday if the Ravens are going to beat the Chiefs. If this turns into a shootout, most skill position players will be of value. Lamar Jackson is a on a roll through two weeks, and Andrews is right up there with Marquise Brown as Jackson’s favorite target. Andrews is a must start every week.