Do you want Terry McLaurin or Mark Andrews on your dynasty league team?
Two NFL players who had great seasons very early in their careers last year are Washington Redskins wide receiver Terry McLaurin and Baltimore Ravens tight end Mark Andrews. Both offer tremendous upside going forward. If you had to pick one for dynasty league implications, who are you siding with: The Washington wideout or the big Baltimore red-zone target?
The Fantasy Footballers think this is an easy decision to make at first glance, but you know who these things go with them, right? It’s never that easy. Jason Moore believes it’s McLaurin going away, but Mike Wright wonders what the Washington receiver’s upside will be. He thinks Andrews can be a top-four fantasy football tight end in the league in this excellent Baltimore offense.
Given the position he plays, McLaurin would theoretically have more targets than Andrews, all things equal. This is crucial, especially in PPR leagues. If McLaurin becomes a certifiable high-end WR2 on any fantasy team, is he better than a mid-tier TE1 in Andrews? The value is close, but it dynasty leagues, little becomes big over time.
Better bet for fantasy dynasty leagues: Terry McLaurin or Mark Andrews?
What this really comes down to is how much do you believe in the Washington offense going forward. Do you have high hopes for second-year pro and McLaurin’s former Ohio State teammate Dwayne Haskins as an NFL passer? If so, then that’s wonderful. If not, is McLaurin good enough to overcome a quarterbacking carousel in the nation’s capital for the rest of his rookie contract?
The good news for Washington is the franchise has a head coach who will bridge the gap between them and their geographic rival Baltimore. The Ravens are seen as one of the most well-run organizations in football. Washington has long been considered bottom-tier, if not the very bottom of the league for years. Adding Ron Rivera to the mix can change everything.
So if it’s equal in your eyes between McLaurin and Andrews now, you’re better off betting on McLaurin being the better fantasy player in the future. However, if you think Andrews is the second-coming of Travis Kelce in the AFC, then you hold onto that perennial Pro Bowl tight end for as long as you can.