Player Outlook
There's an opportunity for Alie-Cox to become a quality Fantasy tight end in 2021, but we've heard that before. The 6-foot-5 gargantuan has been on the Fantasy fringe and has seen a bunch of playing time, but hasn't had the stats (2.6 targets per game in 2021) to match. Indianapolis' tight end group has been reshuffled with Alie-Cox atop the depth chart heading into the preseason. New QB Matt Ryan hasn't necessarily been a friend to tight ends except when playing with a Hall of Famer or a rookie first-round pick, but if no one else steps up as a target beyond Michael Pittman, then Alie-Cox could see career-highs across the board. Whether or not that means good Fantasy numbers is a different story. Matchups against the Texans and Jaguars in Weeks 1 and 2 offer some upside, so if you wanted to go the streaming route, count Alie-Cox among your options.

Fantasy Stats

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2022
2021 24 316 13.17 4 0.00 553.2
2020 31 394 12.71 2 0.00 493.3
3y Avg. 21 268 12.76 2 0.00 382.4
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Fantasy News

  • Colts' Mo Alie-Cox: Starts first preseason game

    Alie-Cox started Saturday's 27-24 preseason loss to the Bills but did not tally a stat. Alie-Cox started along with fellow skill-position players Nyheim Hines, Michael Pittman, Alec Pierce and Parris Campbell. Alie-Cox didn't earn a target but was on the field regularly and appears to have a clear grip on the top spot of the tight end depth chart. Alie-Cox tallied a career-high four touchdowns in 2021 and could serve as a favorite target of Matt Ryan near the end zone in 2022.
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  • Colts' Mo Alie-Cox: Back at practice

    Alie-Cox (knee) returned to practice Tuesday, Zak Keefer of The Athletic reports. He suffered the injury Saturday but is now back at practice three days later. The Colts mostly have used Alie-Cox as a blocker (and sometimes a goal-line threat) to this point in his career, but he could take on a larger role this season with Jack Doyle having retired and the competition for snaps coming from young, untested players (2021 fourth-round pick Kylen Granson and 2022 third-rounder Jelani Woods).
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  • Colts' Mo Alie-Cox: Tweaks knee

    Alie-Cox tweaked his left knee during Saturday's practice and was not able to finish the session, 107.5 Indianapolis reports. The injury isn't thought to be serious. He was able to stay in for another play after hurting his knee and later left. With Jack Doyle's retirement, Alie-Cox is poised to be the team's top tight end and his target share and red-zone usage could increase significantly.
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  • Colts' Mo Alie-Cox: Re-ups with Colts for three years

    Alie-Cox agreed Monday to re-sign with the Colts on a three-year, $18 million deal, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. The 6-foot-5, 267-pound Alie-Cox has proven not only to be a serviceable blocker since joining the Colts as an undrafted rookie in 2017, but he's also used his big frame and athleticism to become a reliable threat in the red zone. After coming to terms with Indianapolis on a new deal, Alie-Cox now appears set to move into an expanded role following the retirement of starting tight end Jack Doyle. Despite playing fewer than 70 percent of the Colts' offensive snaps in all but two of his 17 appearances in 2021, Alie-Cox turned in a 24-316-4 receiving line on 45 targets. With increased playing time likely on tap in 2022, Alie-Cox could emerge as a viable weekly starter at tight end in fantasy leagues.
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  • Colts' Mo Alie-Cox: Two receptions in season finale

    Alie-Cox had two receptions for 27 yards on three targets in Sunday's loss at Jacksonville. Alie-Cox had 24 receptions for 316 yards and four touchdowns on 45 targets while playing all 17 games this season. It looked like he was going to become a larger factor in the offense, but he had just four receptions in a seven-game stretch in the middle of the year. He's set to become a free agent and could have a significant role in 2022 if re-signed, as Jack Doyle is contemplating retirement.
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  • Colts' Mo Alie-Cox: Earns five targets

    Alie-Cox recorded three receptions on five targets for 28 yards in Sunday's 23-20 loss to the Raiders. Alie-Cox matched his highest target total of the season, though he wasn't able to deliver major production with the opportunity. He did manage a pair of double-digit gains that went for 17 and 10 yards. Though Jack Doyle was active after dealing with ankle and knee issues throughout the week, he may have suited up at less than full strength. If that remains the case for a Week 18 matchup against Jacksonville, Alie-Cox could maintain some increased volume.
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  • Colts' Mo Alie-Cox: Two catches in win

    Alie-Cox caught two of his four targets for 42 yards during Saturday's 22-16 win over the Cardinals. Jack Doyle (ankle, knee) played just two offensive snaps before leaving the game with a pair of injuries. His absence opened the door for Alie-Cox to record his most receptions since Week 7 and his most receiving yards since Week 5. If Doyle is unable to play in Week 17, then Alie-Cox could be a viable streaming option against the Raiders on Sunday.
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  • Colts' Mo Alie-Cox: One catch for zero yards

    Alie-Cox catch his only target for zero yards during Sunday's 31-0 win over the Texans. Over his last four games, Alie-Cox has recorded three catches for just 14 yards. Jack Doyle appears to have a firm grasp on the No. 1 tight end spot in Indianapolis, so it may be difficult for Alie-Cox to garner fantasy relevance again this season.
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  • Colts' Mo Alie-Cox: One catch against Tampa Bay

    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.
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  • Colts' Mo Alie-Cox: No receptions Sunday

    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.
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  • Colts' Mo Alie-Cox: Just one reception Sunday

    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.
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  • Colts' Mo Alie-Cox: No receptions Sunday

    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.
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  • Colts' Mo Alie-Cox: Hits pay dirt yet again

    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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  • Colts' Mo Alie-Cox: Finds end zone against Texans

    Alie-Cox scored a 28-yard touchdown on three targets in Sunday's 31-3 win over Houston. Alie-Cox made his only catch count against a Texans defense that has struggled to defend tight ends. Despite limited volume, Alie-Cox has established himself as a red-zone weapon for the Colts, with three touchdowns in his last three games. He'll look to build on his recent momentum in Week 7 against the 49ers.
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  • Colts' Mo Alie-Cox: Catches three passes

    Alie-Cox caught three of four targets for 50 yards in Monday night's 31-25 overtime loss to the Ravens. Alie-Cox couldn't follow up his two-touchdown outing in Week 4 with another score, but he at least caught three passes for the second straight game while posting his highest yardage total this season. Although he's a complementary target within the Colts offense, Cox has made enough plays the past couple weeks to boost his fantasy stock ahead of a Week 6 matchup against the Texans.
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  • Colts' Mo Alie-Cox: Finds end zone twice in win

    Alie-Cox secured three of five targets for 42 yards and two touchdowns in the Colts' 27-17 win over the Dolphins on Sunday. Alie-Cox became the surprise beneficiary of both of Carson Wentz's touchdown passes, recording three- and 11-yard scoring grabs in the second half to help seal the Colts' first win of the season. The fourth-year tight end has already matched a career high with the pair of scores, and perhaps his connection with Wentz will help lead to the athletic Alie-Cox surpassing the career-best 31-394 line he produced while working with Philip Rivers in 2020. Alie-Cox will look to build on the surprise fantasy-friendly effort in a Week 5 road battle against the Ravens on Monday night, Oct. 11.
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  • Colts' Mo Alie-Cox: Just one reception Sunday

    Alie-Cox had one reception on two targets for 18 yards in Sunday's loss to the Rams. Alie-Cox saw significantly less playing time than in Week 1, as he played just 27 snaps compared to 49 snaps for Jack Doyle, whereas the two were about equal in snaps last week. Alie-Cox at least had a reception after failing to make a catch in the season opener. While he could emerge with a larger role and find usage as a red-zone option (where the Colts have struggled), he's not a significant part of the passing offense at the moment.
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  • Colts' Mo Alie-Cox: Gets start at tight end

    Cox started at tight end and didn't have a reception on his lone target in Saturday's preseason win at Minnesota. Cox got the start at tight end with Jack Doyle sitting out. While Cox didn't show much on offense, he proved he's healthy after missing two weeks of practice due to a knee injury. Doyle looks set to remain the starter, and the Colts value Alie-Cox's blocking and in-line work, but Alie-Cox could emerge as a red-zone threat due to his height (6-foot-5) and promising hands.
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  • Colts' Mo Alie-Cox: Dealing with knee injury

    Alie-Cox sat out practice Wednesday with a knee injury, Joel A. Erickson of The Indianapolis Star reports. The tight end didn't participate in the session, but he attended practice as an observer, suggesting the injury isn't too serious. Alie-Cox, Jack Doyle and Kylen Granson are competing for tight end snaps, after Doyle and Alie-Cox shared the position with Trey Burton in 2020. Alie-Cox doesn't have an obvious path to more than three or four targets per game, but he made a good impression last season with 394 receiving yards on only 39 targets (10.1 YPT).
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  • Colts' Mo Alie-Cox: Signs tender to remain in Indy

    Alie-Cox has signed his second-round tender. Cox will return to the Colts on a one-year deal in 2021 as a result of this move. He caught 31 passes for 394 yards and two touchdowns as part of a deep tight end room last season but could play a more prominent role alongside Jack Doyle this season with Trey Burton now a free agent.
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