Ravens TE Mark Andrews ascended to a new level of fantasy production in 2021, outscoring Travis Kelce to claim the title of fantasy’s top tight end. Last year, he started off the year equally as strong, scoring 22+ PPR points in four of his first six games. After that, the production was nowhere to be found – likely a result of playing through a knee injury and losing Lamar Jackson towards the end of the season. He scored higher than 13 fantasy points just once the rest of the way, but while the surface level production wasn’t satisfactory, the underlying usage was very encouraging.
Despite poor fantasy outing after poor fantasy outing, Andrews led the league by a comfortable margin in air yards (900) and air yards share (35.9%) in 2022. Those numbers correlate very strongly with fantasy production, and he’ll have the chance to get back to being a high-end TE1 this season in the Ravens new Todd Monken-led offense.
While it would be dangerous to dismiss the impact that the additions of Zay Flowers and Odell Beckham Jr. could have on Andrews, it would be equally problematic to overreact to their additions as well. Andrews has been Lamar’s favorite target for the past two seasons and that trend has reportedly continued in training camp this year.