|ADP:||Round: 14, Pick: 6|
|Ht / Wt:||6'5" / 256 lb.|
|Born:||September 6, 1995|
|Drafted:||2018 / Rd. 3 (86)|
Andrews made "a ton of plays" during offseason practices, looking bigger, stronger and faster than he was last year, according to Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic.
Analysis: The 256-pound tight end already provided ample evidence of his athleticism, averaging 11.0 yards on 50 targets last season after running a 4.67 40-yard dash at the combine. He served as the receiving threat in a timeshare during his rookie campaign, lining up as an in-line tight end for 174 of his 444 snaps (39.2 percent), while Nick Boyle (74.1 percent) and Hayden Hurst (56.1 percent) handled more traditional TE roles. Andrews still appears stuck in the same timeshare, but he'll likely take on a few more snaps and also figures to draw the target on a higher percentage of his snaps (if the Ravens have any idea what they're doing). He was the only Baltimore pass catcher to thrive after Lamar Jackson took over last season, with John Brown, Willie Snead and Michael Crabtree all falling off a cliff once Joe Flacco was benched. Brown and Crabtree have since been replaced by rookies Marquise Brown (foot) and Miles Boykin (hamstring), both of whom missed most of the offseason program. Andrews is a real threat for the team target lead, albeit in a run-heavy offense.
Andrews finished his rookie season with 34 catches for 552 yards and three touchdowns on 50 targets.
Analysis: It was an impressive first year from Andrews, especially considering how crowded Baltimore's tight end group was to begin the year. The Ravens already had two established tight ends and also drafted Hayden Hurst in the first round before scooping Andrews in the third. Andrews had light target volume overall but he made the most of his looks (11.0 YPT) and established himself as a real deep threat as he finished second on the team in catches of 20-or-more yards (8) and catches of 40-or-more yards (2). The advanced numbers on Andrews are positive as well; his air yards per game, team air yard share, and average depth of target score above average among NFL tight ends. If the Ravens part ways with Maxx Williams and Nick Boyle in free agency, Andrews' role in the offense will only increase in 2019.
Andrews caught both of his targets for 83 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 22-10 win over the Chargers.
Analysis: Most of Andrew's production came on a stellar 68-yard catch and run for his third touchdown of the season. While the surprising big night will certainly generate some buzz in the fantasy community, it is important to note that the rookie tight end saw just two targets all game. In fact, Andrews is averaging just 2.2 targets per game since Lamar Jackson took over after Baltimore's Week 10 bye, compared to the 3.4 he was seeing with Joe Flacco. The tight end position has been rather thin this season, so Andrews should still generate interest against the Browns next week, just be wary that he will probably need a big play or two to meet value with such a limited target share.
Andrews caught two of four targets for 31 yards against the Buccaneers.
Analysis: A week after being shut out of the box score, Andrews got back in the mix in the win. The rookie saw his highest target count since before the bye (Week 9) and converted those looks into 31 yards. He'll face a Chargers defense that is strong at limiting opposing tight ends -- 6.0 FPPG -- in Week 16.
Andrews was unable to haul in either of his two targets during Sunday's 27-24 loss to Kansas City.
Analysis: It was Andrews' first catchless outing of the season. The rookie tight end has been the Ravens' most productive option at the position despite the numerous early-round picks in the stable. He entered Sunday with five catches for 140 yards in three games with fellow rookie Lamar Jackson at quarterback. The Ravens have been run-heavy with Jackson at quarterback, but -- be that as it may -- Andrews is one of the safer Baltimore targets to roll with on a weekly basis, which might not be saying much. Sunday brings a bottom-10 Tampa Bay pass defense to Baltimore.
Andrews caught all three of his targets for 47 yards during Sunday's 26-16 win over the Falcons.
Analysis: Andrews showed a little more rapport with rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson after being targeted just twice in Jackson's first two starts. Andrews was the second tight end Baltimore took in this past draft, but he's been the Ravens' most productive player at the position. The Oklahoma product has gained at least 20 yards on six of his 26 catches this season. Next Sunday brings a Chiefs defense that is among the bottom 10 in the league in preventing chunk yardage, surrendering 11.9 yards per completion.
Andrews caught his lone target for a 74-yard gain against the Raiders.
Analysis: The rookie broke free down the right sideline and caught a beautifully placed ball from Lamar Jackson for a huge gain. Unfortunately, it was the only time Andrews was targeted in the win over the Raiders, and his 18 offensive snaps marked a career-low. Baltimore's passing volume has fallen off since Lamar Jackson took over at quarterback with a combined 46 attempts over two games. The Ravens' run-first approach has also led to Nick Boyle, who is known for his value as a run blocker, seeing the most tight end snaps by far. If Baltimore continues to have a run-heavy offense under Jackson, Andrews' target volume will remain low.
Andews caught his lone target for a 19-yard gain during Sunday's 24-21 win over the Bengals.
Analysis: Coming into Sunday, the rookie tight end had been targeted at least four times in three of his previous four games. That went away as Baltimore went run-heavy with fellow rookie Lamar Jackson at quarterback. Andrews is probably the member of the Ravens' deep tight-end corps most likely to produce in the passing game on any given week, but whether its Lamar Jackson or Joe Flacco (hip) Sunday against the Raiders obviously impacts his potential opportunities and value. The situation is worth monitoring.
Andrews caught three of six targets for 50 yards in Sunday's 23-16 loss to Pittsburgh.
Analysis: Nick Boyle may be the starter and Hayden Hurst the first-round pick, but Andrews is the tight end Baltimore trusts to take the field on passing downs. The rookie third-round selection enters a Week 10 bye on pace for a 37-434-4 receiving line on 57 targets, while neither Boyle nor Hurst has made much of a dent. The Ravens may want to find more snaps for Andrews if they use the bye week as an opportunity to make major changes to their stagnant offense.
Andrews caught four of five targets for 31 yards during Sunday's 36-21 loss to Carolina.
Analysis: The targets and catches both marked career highs for Andrews. Though he has just two touchdowns at the season's midway point and has topped Sunday's modest yardage total just once, he still looks like the safest bet among Baltimore's four-tight-end rotation -- leading the group in receptions, yards and touchdowns. Next up is a Sunday matchup against a Steelers pass defense ranked in the bottom 10 of the league, surrendering 265 yards per game.
Andrews hauled in his lone reception for an eight-yard touchdown against the Steelers.
Analysis: Baltimore only targeted tight ends five times on Sunday but Andrews was able to make his only opportunity count as he found the end zone for the second time this season. Andrews was averaging 3.3 targets per game coming into the Saints game, so it's not unreasonable to expect a slight uptick in volume in Week 8 against the Panthers.
Andrews caught two of four targets for 20 yards during Sunday's 21-0 win over the Titans.
Analysis: In a very deep Baltimore tight-end room, the rookie third-round pick is arguably the most intriguing target, leading the crowd with 155 receiving yards and the only receiving touchdown of the bunch through six weeks. He made some big plays a few weeks ago against Denver and takes on a Saints defense Sunday ranked 30th in the league in opponent yardage per reception at 12.7.
Andrews caught two of three targets for a career-high 59 yards in Sunday's win over the Broncos.
Analysis: The rookie continues to show impressive pass-catching ability, particularly down the seam. His catches went for 29 and 30 yards, respectively; his second catch went for 29 yards after Joe Flacco tried him deep down the field on the previous play, showing the veteran's trust in Andrews to make big plays. Fellow rookie Hayden Hurst (foot) is nearing a return, but Andrews is making a case to stay involved in the offense with strong performance after strong performance. Andrews and the Ravens hit the road to face the Steelers in Week 4.
Andrews caught three of four targets for 17 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's loss against the Bengals.
Analysis: The rookie scored his first NFL touchdown late in the first half to pull the Ravens within two scores heading into halftime. Andrews has drawn eight targets through two games -- a bigger role than most could have envisioned for the rookie considering Baltimore's deep tight end rotation. Even though Nick Boyle and Maxx Williams continue to see plenty of snaps thanks to their blocking ability, Andrews' pass-catching ability will keep him on the field. It will be interesting to see how the dynamic changes once Hayden Hurst (foot) returns, but for now, Andrews should have a role in the passing game.
Andrews caught three of four targets for 31 yards in Sunday's win over the Bills.
Analysis: Nick Boyle and Maxx Williams are more polished blockers than Andrews, which helps explain why Andrews was third among Baltimore tight ends in snaps Sunday. However, Andrews' pass-catching ability actually got him on the field and involved in the aerial attack in the first quarter of his NFL debut. He did well with his opportunities, snagging three of four targets and averaging 7.8 yards per target. He'll likely remain behind Boyle and Williams for the time being in terms of snaps, but Andrews' pass-catching and route-running will earn him a small role nonetheless.
Andrews caught each of his three targets for 61 yards in Thursday's preseason win over Washington.
Analysis: Andrews dealt with a minor undisclosed injury throughout much of training camp and had just two catches for seven yards through the first three weeks of the preseason. He came up with a 45-yard gain on an impressive catch-and-run in the second quarter Thursday, perhaps making a case for a small pass-catching role while fellow rookie Hayden Hurst (foot) is unavailable. Hurst is expected to miss a minimum of two games, leaving Andrews to compete for playing time with Nick Boyle and Maxx Williams. The third-round pick offers the most pass-catching upside of that trio, but it isn't clear if the Ravens trust him to play more than a few snaps per game.
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