Friday PM Update: Andrews is officially questionable for Sunday’s game, per the team’s official report.
Friday midday update: Andrews told reporters that he feels good and is ready to go for Week 7, per Jamison Hensley. We’ll see what his injury designation is, but even if he’s questionable, it sounds like he’ll play.
Friday early update: Andrews was back at practice on Friday.
Ravens TE Mark Andrews (knee), FB Patrick Ricard (knee) and CB Marcus Peters (quad) were all back at practice today.— Jonas Shaffer (@jonas_shaffer) October 21, 2022
That’s an encouraging sign for their availability Sunday.
Thursday update: Andrews is not practicing again on Thursday, per Jamison Hensley. We now have a situation. We’ll see if he can practice on Friday, but signs are great for him this week.
Wednesday update: It turns out Andrews was listed on the official injury report as DNP with a knee issue, not veteran’s rest. So the tight end actually does have some pain there and it could be more than what the Ravens are leading people to believe. We’ll see if Andrews gets back out there Thursday.
Wednesday update: Some clarification here, as John Harbaugh tells reporters that Andrews got a rest day on Wednesday. Nothing to see here folks!
The Baltimore Ravens are trying to pull away in a competitive AFC North, and have a divisional matchup against the Cleveland Browns this week. We are waiting for more information to come out about it, but tight end Mark Andrews was not seen at practice on Wednesday. It could be a veteran’s day off and extra rest for the star player, or there could be cause for concern.
TE Mark Andrews among the Ravens not practicing Wednesday— Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) October 19, 2022
Fantasy football implications for Week 7
Andrews is the team’s leading receiver, and it isn’t even close. Through six games, he has caught 39 passes on 57 targets for 455 yards and five touchdowns. Each of those is a team high. He is the backbone of their offense behind quarterback Lamar Jackson and is a set-it-and-forget-it type of player every week. If he is active and not limited by an injury, you will start Andrews.
If Andrews is inactive, things get interesting. Isaiah Likely is the backup tight end and has nine receptions on 17 targets for 88 yards so far. That doesn’t sound like much but is good enough for him to be the fourth-best receiver on the team. I think starting him is a little too risky, though, so I would look for a tight end with a better matchup if you’re needing a pivot.