Week 11 was expected to kick off with a marquee matchup between the Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens. While the Ravens would win the game, the biggest storyline from the game was injuries with the Bengals losing Joe Burrow to a wrist injury.
The Ravens also suffered a significant injury early in the game with tight end Mark Andrews leaving on the opening drive due to an ankle injury. After the game, coach John Harbaugh said that it appears to be a serious ankle injury that will cost the star tight end the rest of the 2023 season.
Mark Andrews is one of the best tight ends in the NFL and subsequently is a top tight end for fantasy football. The position doesn't have many top tier options and for anyone who had Andrews it creates a major hole in their roster.
What options might be out there to replace Mark Andrews in fantasy football?
It is almost impossible to find a player that can replace Mark Andrews production but Isaiah Likely is a good option. He will be the Ravens tight end moving forward and when he has been the starter been very productive. Last season, Likely had three games where he played 65% or more of the offensive snaps and in those games, had 15 receptions, 204 receiving yards and two touchdowns.
If Likely is not available, fantasy football managers may end up having to stream the position for the rest of the year and play matchups. Some tight ends to target moving forward could be Dallas Cowboys' Jake Ferguson, Arizona Cardinals Trey McBride or Zach Ertz (when he returns from IR), or Green Bay Packers' Luke Musgrave.
It certainly is tough to replace a player of Mark Andrews' caliber but there might be some solutions for fantasy football to get managers through the remainder of the season.