Andrews caught one pass for 29 yards on three targets Sunday against the Texans. It was a quiet outing from Andrews after his strong showing in the season opener. He played just 58 percent of the snaps (38 total), a significant drop-off from the 71 percent he played Week 1. His target volume dropped down to just three, which was his lowest count since Week 14 of 2019. Andrews figures to be more involved Week 3 against the Chiefs.
Andrews registered five catches (on six targets) for 58 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's 38-6 win against the Browns. Andrews began his quest for a second consecutive double-digit touchdown season with two first-half TDs against a Cleveland defense that was without Mack Wilson (knee), Greedy Williams (shoulder) and Grant Delpit (Achilles) for Week 1. The third-year tight end now has five scores in his past three outings against the divisional rival Browns and nine total TDs over his past eight regular-season appearances. Next week, Andrews will face a Texans defense that surrendered six catches, 50 receiving yards and a touchdown to Kansas City's Travis Kelce during the season opener.
Andrews projects to see a higher snap count in 2020, writes John Eisenberg of the team's official website. Though Andrews led all tight ends with 10 touchdowns last season, he did so while playing a mere 41 percent of the team's offensive snaps. Part of that was dealing with some bumps and bruises, and part of it was Hayden Hurst commanding a significant chunk of snaps as well. With a clean bill of health and Hurst moving on to Atlanta, the runway is clear for Andrews to play a high percentage of the snaps in Baltimore. Much has been made about the sustainability of his touchdown rate from 2019 (10.2 percent). However, if he sees a major snap count increase and thus major target increase, any regression in touchdown efficiency could be smoothed over by the significant uptick in opportunities.
Andrews (ankle) secured four of seven targets for 39 yards in the Ravens' 28-12 divisional-round loss to the Titans on Saturday. Andrews was able to suit up without any issue despite his questionable designation coming in, but he was considerably off the mark with respect to his typical level of performance. The star tight end's yardage total was his second lowest over the last eight contests, as he was unable to benefit from Lamar Jackson's career-high 365 passing yards. Despite the undesirable conclusion to the season, Andrews' 2019 will be looked at as a breakout campaign, as he finished with an impressive 64-852-10 line across 15 games, career-best numbers he'll aim to surpass in 2020.
Andrews (ankle) is active for Saturday's divisional-round game against the Titans. A limited practice participant throughout the week due to an ankle injury, Andrews will gut it out in this do-or-die situation. According to Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com, Andrews wasn't wearing a wrap on the ankle during pregame warmups, but it remains to be seen if he'll handle a full workload. Aside from Andrews, Hayden Hurst and Nick Boyle are the Ravens' other active tight ends.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/28||Kansas City Chiefs||21||10.00|
|4||10/04||@Washington Football Team||25||13.00|
|10||11/15||@New England Patriots||2||1.00|
|16||12/27||New York Giants||5||2.00|
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|3 Year Avg||74||49||702||6||36||14.33||106|