Game status Update: Andrews is officially active for the Ravens. He returns after a brief absence and should see his usual high target share on Sunday.
Today's inactives vs. the Panthers. pic.twitter.com/uZX74srTOd— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) November 20, 2022
Game day Update: Barring a pre-game setback, Andrews is expected to play on Sunday against the Panthers. This move is bittersweet as the Ravens get back their best-pass catcher, but it will see rookie tight end Isaiah Likely, heading back to his backup role. Andrews should see a high target share if he plays and should be started in all fantasy football formats due to it.
#Ravens QB Lamar Jackson (illness) is playing today, and TE Mark Andrews (knee, shoulder) is expected to play, per me and @MikeGarafolo. Meanwhile, RB Gus Edwards (hamstring) is not likely to play, though a pregame workout could change minds.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 20, 2022
Baltimore Ravens tight end Mark Andrews could retake the field this week. Andrews has been dealing with a shoulder injury that kept him out of action entirely in Week 9, and with last week’s bye, he’s been able to work his way back. After limited work at practice on Wednesday and Thursday, Andrews was a full participant on Friday. The team officially listed him as questionable, and head coach John Harbaugh said that Andrews will be a game-time decision.
The Ravens host the Carolina Panthers on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.
Fantasy football implications
You’ll still need to follow the news Sunday morning before making any final fantasy football lineup decisions, but Andrews is certainly trending in the right direction to rejoin his team this week. Prior to his injury, Andrews had 488 yards and five touchdowns through eight games this season. It’s a slightly slower pace on yardage than he had last season, but he’s still one of the top tight ends available, capable of a huge game on any given Sunday.
If Andrews can’t suit up this week, look for Isaiah Likely to handle the top job.