Mark Andrews Injury Update Clouds Fantasy Outlook for Week 15 vs Jets

Jason Schandl
Mark Andrews in a Week 10 matchup against the Bengals.
Mark Andrews in a Week 10 matchup against the Bengals. / Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Mark Andrews played just nine snaps on Sunday, thanks to a knee injury suffered in a Week 14 win over the Buffalo Bills. The Baltimore Ravens get a short week ahead of their next game, a Week 15 "Thursday Night Football" matchup with the New York Jets, and Andrews' status is up in the air for that one.

Missing one practice at the start of the week isn't especially concerning, but the circumstances around this week's game make Andrews more likely to sit than he might be for a usual game.

Short weeks are always tricky for injured players, and the Ravens have little incentive to rush him back. They are 14.5-point favorites on FanDuel Sportsbook, and Andrews' presence isn't going to be a make-or-break factor in this one.

If Andrew doesn't play, Hayden Hurst and Nick Boyle should both pick up the slack. Boyle played 90 percent of the Ravens' snaps in Week 14, though he's primarily a blocker. He saw only three targets, and is averaging 2.8 per game on the year. Hurst would be the more likely one to pick up the receiving slack, seeing three targets on a 47 percent snap share sans Andrews last week.

The injury isn't a serious one, though, and it's far too early to rule Andrews out for this one. If he does suit up he's still an outstanding play this week, and he checks in at TE6 in our Week 15 PPR fantasy football rankings.

Neither Hurst nor Boyle will move into the top 12 in those rankings if Andrews is ruled out, but both will be viable boom-or-bust streaming tight end options if that is the case.

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