Mark Andrews was, hands down, one of the best tight ends in the NFL last year. The Baltimore Ravens superstar set new career-highs across the board, cementing himself as one of the best at his position. Now, fantasy managers are wondering if he can take things to the next level in 2022.
It isn't shocking to see the high expectations on Andrews' shoulders. He led all TEs last year in total PPR points (301.1) and points per game (17.7), however, he's currently ranked as Fantasy Pros' TE2, trailing only Travis Kelce.
Mark Andrews Fantasy Football Outlook
A third-round pick at the 2018 NFL Draft, fans always had a good idea that there was something special in Andrews. Well, he officially unleashed that potential in his fourth professional campaign, setting new career-highs in receptions (107) and yards (1,361) while hauling in nine touchdown passes.
Much like last year, Andrews is slated to be Lamar Jackson's go-to target. The difference now is that with Marquise Brown gone, sophomore wideout Rashod Bateman is Jackson's only other legitimate pass-catching option aside from the 26-year-old TE.
Andrews averaged nine targets and 55.1 offensive snaps per game last season. Assuming that head coach John Harbaugh has him penciled in for a similar amount, if not more, there's a good chance that Andrews could be fantasy's top tight end once again.
Mark Andrews Projections
Projections from the NFL odds on FanDuel Sportsbook are where you'd expect them to be for Andrews. He owns the 10th-best odds (+2500) to lead the NFL in receiving yards, which is still decent even though he ranked sixth in the category last season.
FanDuel has also set Andrews' projected receiving touchdown total at 8.5 with -112 odds to cover both the over and under. The Scottsdale, AZ native has averaged 8.7 TDs over the last three seasons, making it likely that he'll hit the over as long as he stays healthy.
Is Mark Andrews a Good Fantasy Football Pick?
Drafting Andrews is essentially like adding another WR1 to your roster, so yes: Baltimore's No. 89 is a good fantasy football pick. Unless you end up with a name like Kelce, Darren Waller or George Kittle, it'd be tough to find better production out of the TE spot.
Having said that, it all comes down to where you draft Andrews. Despite being the projected TE2, Fantasy Pros is listing Andrews' average draft position as 23.0, positioning him to likely be drafted in the late-second or early-third rounds. If you can get him in that general area, your TE position is set.
Andrews checks in at TE2 in The Duel's 2022 fantasy football rankings.
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