|Ht / Wt:||6'6" / 260 lb.|
|Born:||September 19, 1993|
|Drafted:||2017 / UDFA|
Alie-Cox has impressed in spring workouts and is expected to play a significant offensive role in 2019, Zak Keefer of the Indianapolis Star reports.
Analysis: Alie-Cox got the chance to shine as the No. 1 tight end this spring in the absence of Eric Ebron (groin) and Jack Doyle (hip). He specifically showed improvement as a route-runner in that time, according to head coach Frank Reich, who labeled Alie-Cox as "very average" in that area last season. Already established as a solid blocker, Alie-Cox will return to No. 3 on the depth chart when Doyle and Ebron return for training camp, but he's nonetheless a young player on the rise and shouldn't be forgotten about in most fantasy formats.
Alie-Cox hauled in seven of his 13 targets for 133 yards and two touchdowns during the regular season.
Analysis: Alie-Cox played only nine games in 2018, and saw most of his offensive workload only after Jack Doyle (hip) landed on injured reserve in Week 12. Even then, the 25-year-old was mostly used as a blocker behind top-TE Eric Ebron. Alie-Cox has one year remaining on his contract, and appears likely to return to Indianapolis in a reserve role in 2019.
Alie-Cox had no catches while only being targeted once despite playing in 32 offensive snaps, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports.
Analysis: Alie-Cox hasn't produced much fantasy value since he hauled in a couple touchdowns midseason. The most notable part of his game was that he played more than any other Colts' tight end and played on nearly half of the offensive snaps. He's used primarily as a blocker but could see a slight fantasy uptick if he can garner some more targets.
Alie-Cox failed to catch his lone target in Sunday's 23-0 win over the Cowboys.
Analysis: Alie-Cox returned after missing the previous three games and led Colts' tight ends by playing 40 of 72 offensive snaps. The 25-year-old outsnapped starter Eric Ebron 40-38, but with the team bleeding the clock with the run game in the second half it's hardly an indication of changing roles. Alie-Cox appears entrenched as the Indianapolis' No. 2 tight end but holds little fantasy value in the low-volume role.
Alie-Cox (calf) no longer has an injury designation and will play Sunday versus the Cowboys.
Analysis: Alie-Cox sat out the last three games but will gear up for his Week 15 return. The 25-year-old has six catches for 112 yards and two touchdowns this year and will slot in as the No. 2 tight end behind Eric Ebron. He's a low-volume player but the Colts use tight ends enough in the red zone that he could be good for a score.
Alie-Cox (calf) returned to practice Wednesday, Andrew Walker of the team's official site reports.
Analysis: Alie-Cox has been coming into his own prior to sustaining a calf injury back in Week 12. Having missed consecutive weeks, it's tough to predict whether the rookie will be held to a snap limit during Sunday's game. As for now, a return to the practice field is a step in the right direction.
Alie-Cox (calf) was ruled out for Sunday's game at Houston, Mike Chappell of Fox 59 News Indianapolis reports.
Analysis: Alie-Cox has been battling the calf injury for the last few weeks and will miss his third straight game. Eric Ebron (illness) and Erik Swoope (knee) have also faced injury issues this week, leaving the Colts dangerously thin at tight end.
Alie-Cox (calf) will not practice Wednesday, Kevin Bowen of 1070 The Fan Indianapolis reports.
Analysis: Alie-Cox has sat out in the Colts' last two games. Last week, Alie-Cox was spotted with a protective boot over his calf. His practice statuses later this week will paint a better picture as to whether or not he'll play Sunday, but he should still be considered questionable at the least for now.
Alie-Cox (calf) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, Mike Wells of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Alie-Cox sat out Week 12 and was still wearing a protective boot over his left calf as recent as Wednesday, so him being ruled out isn't surprising. The Colts' tight ends are in rough shape with Jack Doyle (kidney) out for the season, while Erik Swoope is also nursing a knee injury.
Alie-Cox (calf) won't participate in practice Wednesday, Zak Keefer of The Indianapolis Star reports.
Analysis: Alie-Cox found some minor success earlier this season when Jack Doyle was injured and that's the case again, with Doyle (kidney) slated to miss the remainder of 2018. However, Erik Swoope (knee) is aiming to rejoin practice this week and his return could push Alie-Cox out of potential playing time against the Jaguars if he himself is healthy enough to play.
Alie-Cox (calf) was ruled out for Sunday's matchup with the Dolphins, Zak Keefer of The Indianapolis Star reports.
Analysis: Alie-Cox was originally deemed questionable for the Week 12 contest. This leaves the Colts with only two tight ends for Sunday -- Jack Doyle and Eric Ebron -- as Erik Swoope (knee) is also out.
Alie-Cox (calf) didn't practice Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.
Analysis: Depth at tight end could be a concern for the Colts on Sunday, as Erik Swoope (knee) has already been ruled out. The fact that Alie-Cox was unable to practice Friday casts serious doubt on his availability for Week 12. If Alie-Cox is unable to go, Jack Doyle and Eric Ebron would be the only healthy tight ends currently on the roster for the Colts.
Alie-Cox (calf) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports.
Analysis: Alie-Cox was a surprise addition to Thursday's injury report, after practicing without issue to begin the week. The 25-year-old is nursing what appears to be a minor calf injury, but there's not yet any reason to believe that his status for Sunday's game against the Dolphins is in danger. With Erik Swoope (knee) still managing a knee issue, Alie-Cox could serve as Indianapolis' No. 3 tight end if he's able to suit up.
Alie-Cox had two receptions for 28 yards on four targets in Sunday's win over Jacksonville. However, he did have a drop that led to an interception.
Analysis: Alie-Cox continues to have a role in the passing game even with Jack Doyle returning from injury the past two weeks as Indy has spread the ball around. Alie-Cox played 23 snaps on offense and went out for a pass on seven plays, according to Pro Football Focus.
Alie-Cox caught his only pass for a 26-yard touchdown during Sunday's 42-28 victory over Oakland.
Analysis: Despite Jack Doyle (hip) being back in action, Alie-Cox retained a respectable offensive workload within the Colts offense with Erik Swoope (knee) sidelined, and the young VCU product made the most of his lone opportunity by bringing in a one-handed pass for a score. With both Doyle and Eric Ebron also finding the end zone before the final whistle, the Colts became the first team since the 1970 merger to have three tight ends all reach the painted area in a single game. However, that goes to show just how difficult it is to get a third tight end involved on a game-by-game basis, so keep expectations for Alie-Cox tempered as long as Ebron and Doyle remain healthy -- and Swoope could be back sooner than later to make Alie-Cox even less relevant.
Cox had one reception for seven yards on his only target in Sunday's win over Buffalo.
Analysis: Cox played a season-high 32 snaps on offense as he could be the team's No. 2 tight end next week with Erik Swoope and Jack Doyle hurt. However, he doesn't figure to be a huge factor in the passing game.
Alie-Cox was promoted to the Colts' 53-man roster Friday, George Bremer of The Anderson Herald Bulletin reports.
Analysis: Alie-Cox was waived by the Colts at the start of October and subsequently joined the team's practice squad. The 25-year-old was active for Week 4 and caught one of two targets for 17 yards. Alie-Cox provides some needed depth with Jack Doyle (hip) ruled out and Eric Ebron dealing with a shin injury.
The Colts waived Alie-Cox on Wednesday, George Bremer of The Anderson Herald Bulletin reports.
Analysis: The 25-year-old tight end was waived in order to make room for Erik Swoope, who was elevated from the Colts' practice squad. Alie-Cox appeared in one game for Indianapolis and caught one of two targets for 17 yards.
Alie-Cox signed a deal with the Colts on Friday.
Analysis: Alie-Cox's place on the active roster was made available by Indianapolis' decision to cut Erik Swoope. At 6-foot-7, 250-pounds, Alie-Cox has the frame to earn utilization as a depth tight end, but will see limited snaps behind Eric Ebron and Jack Doyle (hip) as the season continues.
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