Alie-Cox secured one of two targets for eight yards in Sunday's 38-31 loss to the Buccaneers. Alie-Cox had recorded double-digit receiving yards in seven of his first nine appearances of the season, but he's been more limited behind Jack Doyle recently. Across his last three appearances, he's hauled in two of five targets for 14 yards.
Alie-Cox failed to catch his only target in Sunday's win at Buffalo. While his lack of production was mostly due to game script (Indy attempted just 20 passes amid 264 yards rushing), it's also the fourth consecutive game in which he's had less of a role in the passing game than Jack Doyle (three receptions at Buffalo). The Indy passing game should be more active next week against Tampa Bay, but Alie-Cox needs to show more consistency before he can be trusted in most fantasy formats.
Alie-Cox had one reception for six yards on two targets in Sunday's 23-17 win over Jacksonville. Alie-Cox played on 35 of the offense's 64 snaps but went out for a pass on just 17 snaps. While he ran slightly fewer routes than usual, it was also a game where the Colts emphasized the run. Still, it looked like Alie-Cox was emerging as the top tight end in the passing game over Jack Doyle, but Doyle has six receptions and two touchdowns in the last three games compared to two receptions and no touchdowns for Alie-Cox. Since they've both had the typical pattern of playing time, it remains a guessing game which tight end may be a factor through the air and in the red zone.
Alie-Cox did not have a reception despite four targets in Sunday's 34-31 overtime loss to Tennessee. Alie-Cox played on 39 of the offense's 80 snaps and went out for a pass on 25 plays, both about his season average. It was Jack Doyle who had a touchdown catch in the loss despite Alie-Cox having four touchdowns in his last four games. Still, there wasn't a significant change in either tight end's workload, so we wouldn't be too worried about his lack of receptions. Alie-Cox is a red-zone threat, but his upside is limited given his low target share.
Alie-Cox caught all three targets for 25 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 30-18 win over the 49ers. Alie-Cox contributed his fourth touchdown over the past four weeks, and he has quickly established himself as one of Carson Wentz's favorite red-zone targets. The veteran tight end doesn't bring a ton of upside to the table while splitting time with Jack Doyle, but he could be used in a pinch for those needing help at the position while he maintains this scoring hot streak.
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