Welcome to our new feature where we recap a particular player’s journey in the 2022-2023 NFL Fantasy Football Season. This article features preseason expectations, draft expectations, overall season production, and critical moments. We will do this for all 32 teams by highlighting a player per team.
Mark Andrews had come off the best season of his career with an amazing 300.10 FP last fantasy season and was the top tight end in fantasy football. He had 107 catches for 1361 yards and nine TDs. After three straight top-six finishes in fantasy, fantasy owners were expecting the same with Andrews. If he could repeat what he did in 2021 is the question.
The Baltimore TE was drafted very early as he was a late second or early third-round pick in fantasy drafts. In a position lacking depth, getting one of the elite tight ends in football is a blessing for fantasy owners. He was the second tight end picked after Travis Kelce.
OVERALL SEASON PRODUCTION
Mark Andrews had another steady season for the Ravens as he had a top-five season in fantasy football. The Ravens’ TE caught 73 passes for 847 yards and five TDs. He had a string start to the year with multiple 20+ FP performances. However, with Lamar Jackson‘s injury, Baltimore passed the ball less and it affected Andrews’ performance. With Lamar still waiting for his contract, let us see how this will affect Mark in the long run.
CRITICAL MOMENTS DURING THE SEASON
Week 2 vs Miami Dolphins
Baltimore took on Miami in a week two matchup and it proved to be the game of the week. Mark Andrews did his part with nine catches and 104 yards. This was highlighted by a one-yard TD catch with four minutes left in the second quarter. The game seemed to be over but Miami decided to go on a 35-10 second-half run to steal the win. Andrews did shine with 25.70 FP.
Week 3 vs New England Patriots
Mark Andrews saved his best performance a week after when the Ravens took on the Patriots. The Baltimore tight end caught eight passes for 89 yards and two TDs. Andrews caught a 16-yard TD late in the second quarter and a five-yard TD in the first quarter for his only two-TD game of the season. This gave him 28.90 FP and his reputation as an elite TE was even stronger.
Week 6 vs New York Giants
Before the chaos started to happen, Andrews had his last elite game in Week 6 against the Giants. Mark Andrews connected for seven catches and 106 yards. He caught a 12-yard TD pass in the fourth quarter, but they were unable to keep the lead as the Giants stole the game. Four 20+ FP games in six weeks established that Andrews and Lamar are an elite combination.