Mark Andrews

Mark Andrews

Preseason

Chance of Injury in 2020: question mark 68%
Chance of Injury per Game: question mark 6.9%
Projected Games missed for 2020: question mark 2.1
Durability: question mark 19

Medium Risk

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Mark Andrews Player Overview

What You Need To Know:

  • Andrews missed only 1 game last year — Week 17 — en route to a 10-TD breakout.
  • He saw just under a 23% target share, an attainable number in 2020 despite an improved supporting cast.
  • Lamar Jackson’s elusiveness — combined with Marquise Brown’s speed — should continue providing favorable coverages for the TE.


2019 breakout starts early

Following a hype-filled training camp, Andrews tallied lines of 8-108-1 and 8-112-1 over the first two games. He went on to lead all TEs in TDs (10). He also ranked 2nd at the position in yards per route run (2.89). Andrews ultimately ranked as the TE5 in PPR; TE2 in non-PPR.

Now, the 2nd-year pro wasn’t exactly consistent. Playing for the league’s run-heaviest offense, Andrews ran only 295 pass routes. That mark ranked outside the top-20 TEs.

So it won’t come as a surprise that Andrews posted fewer than 7 PPR points in 5 games. The TDs proved clutch, as he reached 50 yards in just 6 of his final 13 games.

Andrews rested an ankle injury in Week 17, an issue that lingered into the postseason. In total, he landed on the injury report 7 times (postseason included) with ankle, foot, knee and shoulder injuries. Note that Andrews played all 16 games in 2018.


Year 3 outlook

After a promising rookie campaign and a breakout 2019, there’s no doubt left about Andrews’ talent. He’s not Travis Kelce or George Kittle — but he’s likely in the next tier.

While Andrews might still be an ascending player, it’s tough to repeat a 15.6% TD rate. And projecting a significant increase on 6.5 targets per game was tough. (Our current projections have him for 7.0.) The offense retained its key pieces and run-heavy scheme, while a healthy Marquise Brown, year 2 of Miles Boykin and the arrival of rookie Devin Duvernay should more evenly distribute targets.

The Ravens traded Hayden Hurst to Atlanta. He leaves behind just 39 targets, most of which figure t…

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Mark Andrews Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Dec 26, 2019 NFL Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Andrews dealt with an ankle issue as he was non-participants for few days ahead of the Week 17 game. He was inactive for that game
Sep 9, 2017 Non-NFL Knee Strain Grade 1 Andrews exited in the 2nd quarter of the Ohio State game with a left knee injury. He was able to play the following weekend.
Oct 22, 2016 Non-NFL Shoulder A/C Joint Sprain Andrews sprained the A/C joint in his left shoulder vs. Texas Tech but didn't miss any games.