Lamar Jackson, Hollywood Brown, and Andrews led an incredible comeback on Monday Night Football, scoring twice and converting two 2 PT conversions in the 4th quarter. Andrews has always been one of Jackson’s favorite targets, but the connection was on full display against the Colts. Andrews saw 13 targets, good for a 30.2% target share. He was also on the field for 56 out of 73 snaps, so he is seeing elite level target share and snap counts. Andrews finished with 11 catches for 147 yards and 2 TDs. This week, Andrews will be going against a Chargers defense that has given up over 400 yards to TEs this season and has allowed a score to TEs in 4 out of their 5 games. Andrews is our overall TE3 this week against Los Angeles.
Andrews is back on track after a bumpy 2 weeks. Against Denver, he caught 5 of his team-high 8 targets for 67 yards. His 8 targets are the most he has seen thus far, topping the 7 he saw last week.
Going forward, Andrews remains an upper echelon option that may not be Kelce or Waller but is a part of the tier below them. He sees a ton of volume while clearly having a special connection with Lamar Jackson. He should be a really strong play the rest of the way.
After being targeted 5 times in each of the first 2 games, Andrews tied for the team lead with 7 targets against the Lions. The matchup couldn’t have been better because Detroit was leaving open areas in the middle of the field on a consistent basis, allowing Andrews to not only have easy receptions, but there was plenty of yardage to be had after the catch. Although he didn’t score, Lamar Jackson’s best 2 opportunities for TD passes in the red zone were targets that went to Marquise Brown and Devin Duvernay.
Although Andrews posted 100 yards in this game, it was the first time in 3 games he surpassed 57 yards, and he’s yet to find the end zone. Optimists may be looking for positive TD regression, but with Sammy Watkins on the field and Rashod Bateman expected back from the IR in the near future, Andrews is no longer the only game in town for Lamar Jackson in the red zone, so it wouldn’t be a shock to see him underperform from a TD standpoint. And before this game, he was targeted 5 times in each of the first 2 games, as Watkins has already cut into his target share.
Andrews continues to put up solid production in this run-first offense. He appears to be behind Hollywood Brown in the pecking order this year. However, Andrews has always been a favorite target for Lamar Jackson.
Andrews made a smart play late in the 2nd quarter to make a catch and fight to get out of bounds preserving the Ravens an opportunity at a late FG attempt. Andrews finished 3rd in targets for the Ravens in this one with 5. He ended the night securing all 5 targets for 57 yards.
Detroit has allowed moderate production from the TE spot this season and we have him ranked at TE7 this week against the Lions. We have Andrews at TE8 the rest of the way. He is a great option and will continue to see looks from Jackson anytime he needs a big play.
Monday night was rough for Andrews. He caught 3 of his 5 targets for just 20 yards. This was not the stat line those that targeted Andrews looked for when they drafted him in the early part of drafts. A season ago, Andrews only had 3 games where he saw 5 or fewer targets. Time will tell whether the volume will return to previous form or if the additions of Sammy Watkins and eventually Rashod Bateman will limit the potential upside of Andrews. For now, Andrews remains a no-doubt TE1 given the position's thin nature.