Mark Andrews Injury Could Limit Fantasy Outlook in Week 3 Against Chiefs

Jason Schandl
Arizona Cardinals v Baltimore Ravens
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Baltimore Ravens' tight end Mark Andrews has been one of fantasy football's breakout stars through two weeks of the 2019 NFL season, leading all TEs in fantasy production and turning 17 targets into 16 receptions, 220 yards and two touchdowns.

On the surface, he looks to be in a great spot in Week 3 against the Kansas City Chiefs and their soft defense, but Andrews is seriously banged up for this one, which could have an impact on his fantasy output.

Andrews was questionable with a foot/ankle injury all week, and he was reportedly only considered "50-50" to suit up as recently as last night. He's been declared active for this game, but that's no guarantee that he sees a full workload.

This game has a hefty 52.5-point over/under on FanDuel Sportsbook, though, and even as underdogs, that means the Ravens' offense is projected to see plenty of scoring in a potential shootout.

No TE has accounted for a larger share of their team's targets than Andrews (27 percent), and even if he sees a reduced snap count because of the injury, he can still be expected to rack up some significant volume here.

This news is certainly a downgrade to his floor for fantasy production, but the TE position isn't generally one with a high floor anyway. His upside is still through the roof, and fantasy football owners can feel good about starting him in Week 3, even at less than 100 percent.

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