Ravens vs. Bengals Fantasy Football Start 'Em, Sit 'Em: Tee Higgins, Mark Andrews...

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START - TE Mark Andrews

Don't even hesitate for a minute.

Andrews was close to playing last Sunday and in fact, I'm still positive the team left him out of the Week 1 matchup against the Texans simply because the Ravens knew they wouldn't need him to beat Houston.

That was the case, Baltimore won 25-9, and in fact Lamar Jackson just looked toward his reserve tight ends a few times without putting them in any great position to excel. That, of course, will change this weekend against a much stronger opponent in the Cincinnati Bengals.

Lamar has always had an incredible rapport with Andrews. Andrews has trained for two weeks now even if only in a "limited" capacity per the franchise injury reports, and he's more than ready to go. Yes, he's "questionable" to play on Sunday, but that screams "worst-case scenario we'll ease him in" to me.

Andrews was a full participant on Friday's practice, has racked up 533 yards and 6 touchdowns on 45 grabs through nine career games against Cincinnati, and in the last two games facing the Bengals (both without Jackson available), he put up 8-125-1 and 8-89-1 stat lines.

Even if the Ravens use Andrews on a pitch count, odds are they do so in red-zone plays with the chance of Lamar connecting with his favorite weapon for a touchdown.