Update, Sept. 8 — Andrews is listed as questionable heading into the weekend. He logged a third consecutive limited practice on Friday. It feels like he will test his quad injury in warm-ups and see if he can give it a go for the game. Definitely a big injury designation to monitor.
Ravens injury report— Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) September 8, 2023
CB Marlon Humphrey (foot) has been ruled out after not practicing all week.
TE Mark Andrews (quad) is questionable after being limited all week.
WR Odell Beckham Jr. (ankle) had a full practice today and is not listed on the injury report.
Update, Sept. 7 — Andrews remained limited in Thursday’s practice with a quad injury. The team has downplayed this injury, and Andrews still has one day to log a full practice session to avoid an injury designation. So far, there’s little concern about the tight end being able to play in Sunday’s season opener.
Update, Sept. 6 — Andrews was officially listed as limited with a quad injury. At this point, we would expect him to play against the Texans.
Update, Sept. 6 — Mark Andrews returned to practice Wednesday, per Jamison Hensley. We still don’t know what his injury is, but this is a great sign for his likely availability for Week 1.
Baltimore Ravens tight end Mark Andrews missed practice on Monday. Head coach John Harbaugh said that he expects Andrews to be back at practice on Wednesday and ready to play in Week 1 against the Houston Texans. Andrews has now missed six practices in a row, but any injury information remains undisclosed by the Ravens.
Ravens injury updates, per John Harbaugh:— Sarah Ellison (@sgellison) September 4, 2023
*Mark Andrews - still no need to hit the panic button about him not practicing. He's expected to practice Wednesday.
* Marlon Humphrey is on schedule after foot surgery. Initial reports from the NFL Network was that he'd miss a "couple"…
Fantasy football implications for Week 1
Andrews is expected to play, per Harbaugh, and is one of the top tight ends in fantasy PPR rankings going into the season. Andrews split snaps and targets with backup Isaiah Likely for several games last season. While it’s not clear why Andrews has been missing practice, Likely could see some playing time in Week 1 if it turns out that Andrews has been recovering from an illness or an injury.
However, Harbaugh doesn’t seem to think that there is any reason to be concerned about Andrews’ Week 1 availability, so his fantasy outlook should continue as expected.