Indianapolis Colts head coach Shane Steichen said that tight end Jelani Woods (hamstring) had a setback with his other hamstring, and the team is unsure if he will play this season. Woods was making progress with his hamstring injury at the end of October but apparently had a setback since then and now may not play at all in 2023. The 25-year-old was placed on Injured Reserve before the Week 1 season opener. The Colts will roll on with Kylen Granson as their primary tight end in a crowded room that also includes Drew Ogletree, Mo Alie-Cox and Will Mallory. Fantasy managers in standard-sized leagues have no business messing with the Colts' tight end situation. Woods, a third-round pick in 2022, had 25 catches (40 targets) for 312 yards and three touchdowns in 15 games (two starts) in his rookie campaign.
Nov 20, 2023 1:20 PM EST
Indianapolis Colts head coach Shane Steichen said that tight end Jelani Woods (hamstring) is "getting closer" to making his return from Injured Reserve. The 25-year-old second-year tight end has been on Injured Reserve all year, but he could be close to returning to practice and having his three-week window opened to return from IR. Woods isn't worth stashing in most fantasy leagues, as he'll return to a crowded tight end room in Indianapolis when he's healthy. The Colts also have Kylen Granson, Drew Ogletree, Mo Alie-Cox and Will Mallory. Woods caught 25 of his 40 targets in his rookie year in 2022 for 312 yards and three touchdowns in 15 games (two starts).
Oct 25, 2023 11:44 AM EST
Indianapolis Colts head coach Shane Steichen says that tight end Jelani Woods (hamstring) will remain on injured reserve this week, per Nate Atkins of The Indianapolis Star. Woods' hamstring injury cost him the entire preseason and he doesn't appear to be ready to take practice reps quite yet, either. The 2022 third-round pick flashed at times in his rookie season, ultimately securing 25 out of 40 passes for 312 yards and three touchdowns in 15 games. Even so, Woods belongs on fantasy waiver wires with his return not exactly seeming imminent. Kylen Granson has acted as Indianapolis' primary tight end with 11 catches for 88 yards and a score, but Drew Ogletree generated 48 yards while visiting the end zone in Week 4. There's not much to see here for fantasy purposes in most leagues.
Oct 3, 2023 12:35 AM EST
Indianapolis Colts tight end Jelani Woods (hamstring) was placed on IR on Wednesday. The second-year tight end missed the entire preseason with a hamstring issue and now cannot be activated until at least Week 4. Woods posted a decent rookie season--as far as tight ends go--last year when he had 25 catches for 312 yards and three touchdowns. The Colts will roll with Kylen Granson and Mo Alie-Cox as their top two tight ends to begin the year. Neither player has much fantasy appeal in what appears to be a low-volume passing attack led by rookie quarterback Anthony Richardson.
Aug 30, 2023 6:55 PM EST
Indianapolis Colts tight end Jelani Woods (hamstring) remained on the sideline for Thursday's preseason matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles. The 24-year-old continues to deal with a lingering hamstring issue. It has sidelined him basically all of training camp and the preseason. At this point, it's uncertain if Woods is going to be available to begin the season. Kylen Granson, Andrew Ogletree and Mo Alie-Cox took the snaps during Thursday's preseason matchup. This could be a messy situation in terms of fantasy football, so probably something to avoid until this is sorted out.
Aug 25, 2023 9:34 AM EST
Woods (hamstring) didn't participate in team drills Monday, James Boyd of The Athletic reports.
Jul 31, 2023 9:16 AM EST
Woods (hamstring) said Tuesday that he'll be full go for training camp, James Boyd of The Athletic reports.
Jul 25, 2023 7:49 AM EST
Woods is dealing with a hamstring injury, George Bremer of The Anderson Herald Bulletin reports.
May 25, 2023 10:53 AM EST
Woods had one reception for nine yards on four targets in Sunday's loss to Houston.
Jan 10, 2023 2:29 PM EST
Woods is expected to draw a third consecutive start Sunday against the Texans with Kylen Granson (ankle) ruled out for the season finale.
Jan 6, 2023 10:06 AM EST
Woods had three receptions for 19 yards on four targets in Sunday's loss at the Giants.
Jan 2, 2023 10:49 AM EST
Woods recorded three receptions on five targets for 43 yards in Monday's 20-3 loss to the Chargers.
Dec 26, 2022 9:13 PM EST
Woods caught his only target for 36 yards in Saturday's 39-36 overtime loss to the Vikings.
Dec 19, 2022 10:27 AM EST
Woods had two receptions for 28 yards on four targets in Sunday's loss at Dallas.
Dec 6, 2022 10:18 AM EST
Woods (shoulder/quad) is listed as active for Sunday night's game against the Cowboys.
Dec 4, 2022 3:59 PM EST
Woods (shoulder/quad) will be listed as questionable for Sunday night's game against the Cowboys.
Dec 2, 2022 11:48 AM EST
Woods (shoulder/quad) is slated to practice Friday, Zak Keefer of The Athletic reports.
Dec 2, 2022 10:12 AM EST
Woods (shoulder/quad) wasn't spotted at practice Thursday, James Boyd of The Athletic reports.
Dec 1, 2022 10:41 AM EST
Woods (shoulder/quad) is listed as a non-participant on Wednesday's practice report.
Nov 30, 2022 1:22 PM EST
Woods caught eight of nine targets for 98 yards in Monday's 24-17 loss to the Steelers.
Nov 28, 2022 9:33 PM EST