Can Mark Andrews break the 1,000-receiving yard threshold in 2020?
We know who the top-three tight ends in the NFL are. It’s been established with it being Travis Kelce of the Kansas City Chiefs, George Kittle of the San Francisco 49ers and Zach Ertz of the Philadelphia Eagles in some order. But after that, there are plenty of great players who make up this second-tier, including Mark Andrews of the Baltimore Ravens.
The Fantasy Footballers look at what could be in store for Andrews’ third season out of Oklahoma in this Baltimore offense. They wonder if he will eclipse the 1,000-yard receiving threshold in his third year in the league. As a second-year pro, Andrews had 64 catches for 852 yards and 10 touchdowns in 15 games for the Ravens.
Jason Moore has Andrews just getting over that 1,000-yard threshold. He believes much of this has to do with former Ravens tight end Hayden Hurst now a member of the Atlanta Falcons. Hurst wast traded for a second-round pick this offseason, as he goes to Atlanta to replace Austin Hooper, who now plays for the Ravens’ AFC North rival Cleveland Browns.
Will Mark Andrews hit four figures as a receiving tight end in 2020?
Andy Holloway and Mike Wright feel similar on this issue. While they both project a slight uptick in receiving yardage production out of Andrews, they have him more in the 900-yard range as opposed to going over four figures for the first time in his NFL career. They believe Baltimore will remain a run-first offense with Lamar Jackson as the face of the franchise at quarterback.
Though it’s clear the guys view Andrews as a fantasy football monster, they don’t necessarily view him as a volume receiver at tight end. Andrews’ value comes from making the big play and coming up with grabs in the red zone for touchdowns. While he’s a no-doubt, TE1 in any league this year, it’s probably not advantageous to bank on him having 1,000 yards just yet in 2020.
While the Ravens may pass slightly more in Jackson’s third season out of Louisville, look for second-year pro Marquise “Hollywood” Brown to get more involved in the receiving game. Andrews can still be a stellar player in Greg Roman’s offense, but we’re still a year away from him getting to Ertz, Kelce and Kittle levels of overall tight end dominance.