Ravens TE Isaiah Likely drew just 1 target in Sunday's win over the Texans, despite TE Mark Andrews being inactive. Likely caught that lone target for 4 yards. TE Charlie Kolar also drew 1 target, which fell incomplete. QB Lamar Jackson attempted just 22 passes. Only WR Zay Flowers (10 targets) drew more than 3 targets. Don't plan to use Likely in Week 2, even if Andrews remains out.
Ravens TE Mark Andrews (quad) is officially inactive for today s game vs. the Texans. That leaves Isaiah Likely as Baltimore s lead TE. In two games without Andrews and with QB Lamar Jackson last season, Likely registered a 20% target share and receiving lines of 7-77-1 and 1-24-1. He s in a new offense this year with more target competition for Baltimore s WRs. But Likely still looks like a lower-end TE1 option for Week 1. Andrews absence also moves Rashod Bateman, Zay Flowers, and Odell Beckham up the WR rankings.
On Saturday, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero reported that Ravens TE Mark Andrews "is not likely to play" in Week 1 vs. the Texans. The veteran has dealt with a quad issue for a while and logged limited practice all week leading up to the 2023 season opener. Fantasy managers looking for a replacement should jump on the waiver wire now. Backup TE Isaiah Likely is an appealing option of note, as he's now the TE10 in our Week 1 rankings. Check those out before making a final decision.
Quad injury #Ravens TE Mark Andrews, who has dealt with a quad injury for the last few weeks and is listed as questionable, is not likely to play vs the #Texans, per me and @TomPelissero. A bit of a surprise. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter) FF Today's Take: The hits just keep on coming. Another star fantasy player is set to miss Week 1. Without Andrews, Isaiah Likely will be a viable steaming TE option in against the Texans but the Ravens do have three capable receivers to lean on in Andrews absence.