Mark Andrews (knee/thigh) is officially questionable for Ravens vs. Jets on Thursday Night Football. Andrews earned a DNP on the Ravens’ Monday practice report before being a limited participant both Tuesday and Wednesday. Baltimore’s also dealing with questionable Lamar Jackson, who looks like he’ll play. Fantasy owners will be hoping every-week fantasy starter Andrews suits up, or they’ll be forced to pivot to Hayden Hurst, Nick Boyle or another sleeper, creating Week 15 start ’em, sit ’em headaches before we even get to the weekend.
The official active/inactive report will come out around 6:50 p.m. ET, and we’ll have updates below in the meantime and on Twitter @SN_Fantasy.
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Is Mark Andrews playing Thursday night?
Adam Schefter had tweeted earlier this week that Andrews’ knee/thigh injury was “nothing major,” but the biggest concern was the short turnaround from Sunday to Thursday. Andrews participated in Tuesday’s Baltimore walkthrough, then participated in a limited portion of Wednesday’s full practice.
Andrews has been limited in practice and wound up with a “questionable” tag numerous times this year, and he’s always played. Again, the biggest concern here is the short turnaround, along with Baltimore being such heavy favorites. While Jackson has told the media he’s playing, there’s no such certainty with Andrews.
The nice thing for Andrews owners is that if he’s out, there’s an obvious plug-and-play in his backup Hayden Hurst, who caught a 61-yard touchdown Sunday after Andrews departed. If Hurst was already snagged by a different owner, you can consider Nick Boyle, who’ll be a TD-dependent tight end play. The better options if Andrews is out and Hurst is owned include David Njoku, Ian Thomas (assuming Greg Olsen is out) and Josh Hill (assuming Jared Cook is out). You also may be able to snag O.J. Howard in some leagues, as his role might expand with Mike Evans injured for Tampa Bay.
If Andrews is active, you should utilize him as you normally would against a Jets team that will probably give up a lot of points.