ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Ravens TE Mark Andrews has been diagnosed with a contusion between his knee and thigh. "Indication is it’s nothing major," Schefter adds. It sounds like Andrews isn't looking at a long-term absence, but it's unclear if he'll be ready for Thursday night's game against the Jets. His absence would leave Baltimore with TEs Hayden Hurst and Nick Boyle.
Ravens TE Hayden Hurst practiced on Wednesday for the 1st time since undergoing surgery in late August to repair a stress fracture in his foot. It's unclear if the rookie will play against the Steelers on Sunday night, but he's clearly making progress. Hurst seemed set to play a significant role in Baltimore's passing game before that injury. And Ravens TEs have accounted for 22.7% of the team's targets so far. Hurst could become a spot-start option later this season.
Ravens TE Hayden Hurst is undergoing foot surgery on Friday to repair a stress fracture in his foot. He'll have a screw inserted to stabilize the area. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports that Hurst is expected to miss 3-4 weeks, but that sounds very optimistic to us. Foot injuries tend to be extremely tricky -- and we often see setbacks and/or compensatory issues pop up. Hurst seemed set to play a significant role in Baltimore's passing game, but this news should knock him out of your draft plans. Baltimore will open the season with some combination of Nick Boyle, Maxx Williams and rookie Mark Andrews at TE. None of them are worth picks in your fantasy draft. Hurst's absence should just mean more targets for WRs Michael Crabtree and John Brown.
Ravens OC Marty Mornhinweg said TE Hayden Hurst has "made a huge jump both in-line and with his route running." CBS' Jason LaCanfora attended Baltimore's joint practices with the Rams over the past 2 days and saw Hurst make a bunch of big plays. "He should be an immediate contributor if he can avoid nagging injuries," La Canfora concluded. Rookie TEs rarely make significant fantasy impacts, but Hurst has a shot to see enough volume to at least be a spot-start option..
Ravens TE Hayden Hurst has missed the first few days of training camp with a soft-tissue injury. It doesn't sound serious, but HC John Harbaugh said Monday that it's "not ideal" that Hurst is sidelined. It's tough enough for rookie TEs to make significant fantasy impacts -- and missing practice time certainly doesn't help. Hurst is no more than a late-round flier right now.