TE Mark Andrews - Baltimore Ravens
|6-5, 253||Born: 9-6-1995||College: Oklahoma||Drafted: Round 3, pick 2018|
Week 12: at Los Angeles Rams - $6100
FBG says: Tough matchup. Lamar Jackson's development as an NFL quarterback has been one of the top headlines of the 2019 season thus far. Jackson ranks seventh in the NFL in adjusted yards per pass attempt in Baltimore's low-volume passing attack that loves to spread the ball around to multiple targets. Although Jackson has thrown for at least 3 touchdowns in back-to-back games, he averages just 21 pass attempts per game in these 2 blowouts. Tight end Mark Andrews is the Ravens' number-one target through the air when he's on the field. He only plays approximately 50-percent of snaps each week, but he leads the team with 70 targets on the year, nearly 20 more than any other Baltimore pass-catcher. With 51 targets to his name, Marquise "Hollywood" Brown is the only other player on the Ravens' roster with more than 31 targets through the first 10 games of the season. These two dominate production through the air for Baltimore this season, and if this game stays close, as it is expected to, Lamar Jackson will likely look their way early and often against the Los Angeles Rams. The Los Angeles Rams field one of the league's most talented pass defenses, and that shows in their defensive metrics. Although they have defended the 8th-most pass attempts in the NFL this season, they rank 5th in the league allowing only 5.8 adjusted yards per attempt. On the season, the Rams have only allowed two quarterbacks to throw for multiple touchdowns (Jameis Winston in Week 4, followed by Russell Wilson in Week 5.) The Rams are strong at all three levels of their defense against the pass, starting with an elite pass rush up front. Unsurprisingly, Aaron Donald leads the team with 8.0 sacks on the season, followed by Clay Matthews with 7.0 sacks, and Dante Fowler, Jr. with 6.5 sacks. This unit as a whole has generated 60 pressures on opposing quarterbacks this season, the most in the NFL. Then, Cory Littleton grades as one of the league's best coverage linebackers once again this season, as he leads the team in both interceptions (2) and pass breakups (6) this season. Lastly, with Jalen Ramsey and Eric Weddle in the secondary, the back-end of Los Angeles' defense rounds out one of the league's best pass defenses. On the season, the Rams have only allowed 1 100-yard receiver, and have allowed the 9th-fewest fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks this season. Lamar Jackson's improved passing ability will be put to the test here in Week 12, when he and the Ravens head across the country to take on the Rams' top-tier defense on Monday night.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs TE 1, TE 12, TE 24
Mark Andrews's percentile rank in each category, among TE with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 11 vs HOU (4 / 4 / 75 / 1 rec - 17.5 points, $6100)
Mark Andrews looked fully healthy and is a matchup problem for defenses. Andrew's speed combined with his size and hands make him very hard to cover especially in the red zone where the Ravens had struggled earlier in the season. His ability after the catch also stood out in this game. Andrews picked up 8 yards making a catch in the flat. Andrews ran a post route from the slot and caught a 17 yard touchdown form Jackson. Andrews used his big frame to shield the ball from his defender. Andrews had a 17 yard reception negated by penalty. But the following play Andrews ran a crossing route. slipped a tackle, and escaped down the sideline for a 51 yard catch and run. Andrews made two defenders miss on the play and his speed was evident.
2019 Week 10 vs CIN (8 / 6 / 53 / 2 rec - 23.3 points, $5200)
Mark Andrews played very well and was a match up problem for the Bengals. Andrews was Jackson's weapon on choice in the red zone and had an additional end zone target to the two he secured for touchdowns but the pass fell just out of his reach. Andrews came open running a corner route from an in tight alignment for 19 yards. A few plays later Andrews ran a quick out route off of play action and caught a 2 yard touchdown. Andrews converted a 4tth and 3 with a 4 yard catch running a quick out route. Andrews picked up 9 yards running a shallow crossing route. Andrews released vertically up the seam and beat his man with speed to secure a 17 yard touchdown his second of the game.
2019 Week 9 vs NE (3 / 2 / 21 / 0 rec - 4.1 points, $4900)
Mark Andrews made a pair of important catches but was quiet much of the game. Andrews made a catch in the flat for 3 yards on 3rd and 2. Andrews was targeted deep downfield on a scramble play but Jackson overthrew the pass. On 3rd and 5 Andrews made a leaping 18 yard catch downfield to give the Ravens offense some life.
2019 Week 7 vs SEA (8 / 2 / 39 / 0 rec - 5.9 points, $4900)
Mark Andrews had a game to forget against the Seahawks. Andrews first target should have been a routine completion underneath but Jackson threw the pass at Andrews' feet. Andrews beat single coverage down the seam and made a leaping back shoulder catch for 33 yards. The ball placement on the throw was a little awkward and Andrews made a nice adjustment to make the catch. Andrews made a 6 yard catch running a quick out route. Mark Andrews had a 16 yard touchdown catch in his hands but KJ Wright ripped the ball away from him as he went to the ground forcing an incompletion. Andrews then dropped a potential 10 yard gain the following play. Andrews dropped what should have been a 15 yard gain as he was wide open in the middle of the field. The drops were uncharacteristic for Andrews and he should bounce back after the bye week.
2019 Week 6 vs CIN (8 / 6 / 99 / 0 rec - 14.9 points, $4800)
Mark Andrews did almost all of his damage in the first half and had an ugly turnover. Andrews had 4 first half catches and made only two early in the second half. Andrews was open to make catches in the short to intermediate range throughout the first half but did not find the same success in the second half. Andrews came wide open along the sideline and picked up 20 yards running an out route. Andrews got open downfield with a linebacker in coverage and escaped downfield for a 39 yard catch and run. Andrews showed off his speed on the play. Andrews picked up 7 yards running a curl. Andrews picked up 8 more yards running a quick out route. Andrews came wide open underneath and got downfield for 16 yards but Andrews decided to try to hurdle a group of defenders and was hit as he jumped and fumbled the ball giving the Bengals possession. It was a ill advised play by Andrews and he may have seen less usage in the second half as a result. Andrews made a nice contested catch for 9 yards on 3rd and 7.
2019 Week 5 vs PIT (7 / 5 / 45 / 0 rec - 9.5 points, $4800)
Mark Andrews made some nice plays but could have had a much bigger game. Andrews made his first catch running a curl up the seam to convert a 3rd and 8 with a 10 yard gain. Mark Andrews had a 14 yard reception negated by an illegal use of hands penalty. Andrews came wide open running an in breaking route over the middle and hurdled a defender on his way to a 24 yard catch and run. Andrews was targeted over the middle but Andrews was contacted before the ball arrived causing the ball to hit Andrew's shoulder pad and popping the ball into the air for an easy interception. Andrews made a 7 yard catch underneath on 3rd and long. Andrews absorbed a hard hit from Minkah Fitzpatrick and left the game but would later return. Andrews made a 3 yard catch in the flat upon his return.
2019 Week 4 vs CLE (8 / 4 / 31 / 1 rec - 13.1 points, $5000)
Mark Andrews was not able to generate any big plays and did not play his best game. Andrews picked up 7 yards running an out route on his first reception. Andrews dropped what should have been a 10 yard gain and first down. Andrews caught a dump off from Jackson for 5 yards. Andrews picked up 11 yards running a curl over the middle. Andrews came wide open running up the seam in the red zone and high pointed a pass from Jackson for an 8 yard touchdown. Jackson and Andrews were not on the same page on a 4th down conversion attempt. Andrews released up field while Jackson expected him to break outside resulting in an incompletion. Andrews only deep target was intercepted. It was an ill-advised throw and the interception was not Andrews' fault.
2019 Week 3 vs KC (7 / 3 / 15 / 0 rec - 4.5 points, $4600)
Mark Andrews did not look his usual explosive self and saw limited opportunities to make plays. Andrews caught some underneath targets but was not the same downfield threat the Ravens had seen the first two weeks of the season.
2019 Week 2 vs ARI (9 / 8 / 112 / 1 rec - 28.2 points, $3800)
Mark Andrews continues to look unstoppable. Andrews continues to show great hands, an ability to get open, and physicality at and after the catch. Andrews came wide open off of a fake screen and went uncovered down the sideline for a 27 yard touchdown. On 3rd and 17 Andrews released up the seam and made a 28 yard catch between defenders knowing he was going to get hit. Andrews was hit after securing the pass and fumbled but recovered his own fumble. Andrews made an 8 yard catch on 3rd and long forcing a field goal attempt. Andrews found a hole in the Cardinals' zone defense up the seam and made a nice move after the catch to pick up 24 yards. Andrews chews up yards after the catch with his speed and physicality. Andrews made a 9 yard catch over the middle on 3rd and 7. A few plays later Andrews made a nearly identical catch for 8 yards and a 3rd down conversion. Andrews picked up 10 yards running a quick out route and hurdling a defender along the sideline.
2019 Week 1 vs MIA (8 / 8 / 108 / 1 rec - 27.8 points, $3000)
Mark Andrews made a 9 yard catch running an out route. Andrews drew a holding call in the end zone on what could have been a touchdown. Andrews picked up 20 yard running a crossing route showing off his speed to separate over the middle. A few plays later Andrews made consecutive catches for 10 yards. Andrews released up the seam from an line alignment and beat his man for a 39 yard gain. Andrews was brought down at the 1 yard line. Andrews converted a 3rd and long with a 21 yard reception again making a play up the seam. Andrews did well to find a hole in the zone defense. Andrews caught his touchdown pass from Robert Griffin running a shallow crossing route for a 3 yard score.
Latest NewsRavens | Solid stat line for Mark Andrews (Sun Nov 17, 05:03 PM) - Baltimore Ravens TE Mark Andrews posted four grabs for 75 yards and a touchdown on four targets in Week 11 against the Houston Texans. Our View: Andrews is establishing himself as a top five tight end on the strength of being Lamar Jackson's favorite target. He has been one of the best values of the draft.
link to story Ravens | Mark Andrews scores pair of TDs (Sun Nov 10, 04:15 PM) - Baltimore Ravens TE Mark Andrews finished with six grabs, 53 yards and two touchdowns in Week 10 against the Cincinnati Bengals. Our View: Andrews hadn't put up a ceiling game in a while, but this performance will ensure that he is in lineups against Houston next week and every week going forward. Lamar Jackson trusted Andrews in tight quarters all afternoon.
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