Alie-Cox caught five of six targets for 111 yards during Sunday's 28-11 win over the Vikings. Alie-Cox stepped in for Jack Doyle (ankle) and led the team in receiving yards by a comfortable margin. He had the team's longest gain of the day -- a beautiful 33-yard reception -- and tied for the team lead in targtes. Alie-Cox's performance should earn him a role in the offense once Doyle is healthy enough to return, but with many other mouths to feed in the Colts offense, he shouldn't command an abundance of targets every week. His next outing will come Sunday against the Jets.
Alie-Cox is expected to be the Colts' No. 1 TE in Week 2 against the Vikings following news that Jack Doyle (ankle) has been ruled out, Joel A. Erickson of The Indianapolis Star reports. Head coach Frank Reich expressed his confidence in Alie-Cox to fill into this role, which is crucial in the Colts' TE-centric scheme. The 6-foot-5, 267-pound TE has experience, as he averaged 22.3 snaps per game in 2019, and he caught two passes for 20 yards against the Jaguars this past Sunday. Alie-Cox is an intriguing DFS tournament play, and the TD upside makes him viable in deeper season-long leagues.
Alie-Cox had two receptions for 20 yards on two targets in Sunday's loss at Jacksonville. He played on 29 of the offense's 74 snaps, as he'll work as the No. 2 tight end while Trey Burton is on IR with a calf injury. While Alie-Cox will play a small role in the passing offense, he only blocked on one of the 21 passing plays he was on the field for.
The Colts activated Alie-Cox (undisclosed) from the active/PUP list Friday. It's still unclear what Alie-Cox was dealing with, but the 26-year-old tight end will rejoin the team and start preparing for the 2020 season. The Colts let Eric Ebron walk in free agency but brought in Trey Burton, so Alie-Cox is slated to be the No. 3 tight end again this year.
Alie-Cox (undisclosed) has been placed on the Colts' Active/PUP list. Once he's able to return to practice, Alie-Cox, who caught eight passes for 93 yards in 16 games last season, will look to secure a reserve tight end slot on the team behind Jack Doyle and Trey Burton.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/27||New York Jets||22||10.00|
|11||11/22||Green Bay Packers||10||5.00|
|14||12/13||@Las Vegas Raiders||14||6.00|
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