Is Mark Andrews Playing Tonight? (Latest Injury Update for Ravens vs. Saints in NFL Week 9)

Baltimore Ravens tight end Mark Andrews (89) celebrates.
Baltimore Ravens tight end Mark Andrews (89) celebrates. / Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

The Baltimore Ravens won't have their top receiving option in Week 9 against the New Orleans Saints, as tight end Mark Andrews was ruled out with a shoulder injury. Andrews did not travel with the team to New Orleans for Monday night's game.

While losing Andrews is a major blow to the Ravens' offense, the team is smart to hold the start tight end out since it has its bye in Week 10. Giving Andrews some extra rest should allow him to come back for the stretch run.

Rookie Isaiah Likely and veteran Josh Oliver are next in line at tight end for Baltimore, who is a 1.5-point favorite on Monday.

Best Isaiah Likely Prop Bets vs. Saints in NFL Week 9

Andrews missed the second half of Baltimore's game in Week 8, and Likely stepped up to play a major role, catching his first touchdown of his NFL career in the process.

The rookie finished with a career high six catches for 77 yards on seven targets.

With No. 1 receiver Rashod Bateman out for the season with a Lisfranc injury, the Ravens are going to rely on Likely, Oliver, Devin Duvernay and others to carry the load in the passing game.

I love taking the OVER on any Likely prop tonight, especially his receiving yards if he sees the same target volume.

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