Andrews finished his rookie season with 34 catches for 552 yards and three touchdowns on 50 targets. 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. Most of Andrews' 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. 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 -- 5.6 YPT and four TDs in 14 games -- in Week 16.
Andrews was unable to haul in either of his two targets during Sunday's 27-24 loss to Kansas City. 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 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. 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. Week 14 brings a Chiefs defense that is among the bottom 10 in the league in preventing chunk yardage, surrendering 11.9 yards per completion.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/22||@Kansas City Chiefs||31||9.56|
|9||11/04||New England Patriots||18||7.37|
|12||11/26||@Los Angeles Rams||23||7.89|
|13||12/01||San Francisco 49ers||4||4.75|
|15||12/13||New York Jets||6||4.88|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||51||34||552||3||28||16.24||73|