Alie-Cox secured his lone target for seven yards during the Colts' 12-9 overtime win over the Broncos on Thursday.
Analysis: Alie-Cox found the end zone twice during the Colts' Week 4 loss to the Titans, but he wasn't very involved in the passing game during Thursday's low-scoring matchup. The 29-year-old has been held under 10 receiving yards in three of the first five games of the season.
Oct 7, 2022 10:13 AM EST
Alie-Cox recorded six receptions on six targets for 85 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 24-17 loss to the Titans.
Analysis: Alie-Cox entered Sunday's game having tallied only four catches for 44 yards across the first three games of the season. However, he emerged to lead Indianapolis' pass catchers in receptions and yards, highlighted by touchdown grabs of 14 and seven yards. Alie-Cox also recorded the Colts' second-longest play from scrimmage. Matt Ryan distributed targets to a wider range of receivers against the Titans, and if that continues, Alie-Cox is a candidate to see sustained increased production.
Oct 2, 2022 7:47 PM EST
Alie-Cox had one reception for nine yards on three targets in Sunday's win over Kansas City.
Analysis: Alie-Cox's role on the offense continues to shrink even though he played the most snaps and ran the most routes of Indy's tight ends (Alie-Cox with 42 snaps compared to 16 for Jelani Woods and 30 for Kylen Granson). He was already splitting time with Granson in terms of targets and routes, but then Woods caught two touchdowns Sunday. Alie-Cox's 6-foot-5 height looked set to make him a primary red zone target, but he may have been supplanted by the 6-foot-7 Woods in that role as well.
Sep 26, 2022 12:50 PM EST
Cox had one reception for nine yards on three targets in Sunday's loss at Jacksonville.
Analysis: It was another bad game for Alie-Cox's outlook in the offense. Alie-Cox wasn't on the field to begin the game in favor of Kylen Granson. He played the same number of snaps as Granson (27) and went out on fewer routes (20 to 17) though Cox did have three targets compared to Granson's two targets. It looks like Alie-Cox isn't even the top tight end in the passing offense, though neither player is getting a lot of action.
Sep 19, 2022 10:59 AM EST
Alie-Cox had two receptions for 26 yards on two targets in Sunday's tie at Houston.
Analysis: Alie-Cox played on 50 of the offense's 92 snaps but went out for a pass on just 20 snaps. He started at tight end but played about the same snaps as Kylen Granson (51 snaps). Alie-Cox could still be a big factor in the red zone given his 6-5 height, but his lack of targets in a game where Matt Ryan attempted 50 passes is discouraging.
Sep 12, 2022 10:04 AM EST
Alie-Cox failed to bring in his only target in the Colts' 27-10 preseason win over the Buccaneers on Saturday night.
Analysis: Alie-Cox's lackluster preseason ended with a thud Saturday night, calling into question how snaps might be divided at tight end for the Colts come the regular season. Alie-Cox appeared set to lose some playing time to rookie Andrew Ogletree prior to his season-ending knee injury, but second-year pro Kylen Granson and rookie third-round pick Jelani Woods could be threats as well beginning with the Week 1 divisional road matchup against the Texans on Sept. 11.
Aug 27, 2022 8:21 PM EST
Alie-Cox started Saturday's 27-24 preseason loss to the Bills but did not tally a stat.
Analysis: Alie-Cox started along with other skill-position players, Nyheim Hines, Michael Pittman, Alec Pierce and Parris Campbell. He 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.
Aug 13, 2022 8:20 PM EST
Alie-Cox (knee) returned to practice Tuesday, Zak Keefer of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: He suffered the injury Saturday and 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 retired and the competition for snaps coming from young, untested players (2021 fourth-round pick Kylen Granson and 2022 third-rounder Jelani Woods).
Aug 2, 2022 9:12 AM EST
Alie-Cox tweaked his left knee during Saturday's practice and was not able to finish the session, 107.5 Indianapolis reports.
Analysis: 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.
Jul 30, 2022 9:21 PM EST
Alie-Cox agreed Monday to re-sign with the Colts on a three-year, $18 million deal, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: 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 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.
Mar 14, 2022 1:10 PM EST
Alie-Cox had two receptions for 27 yards on three targets in Sunday's loss at Jacksonville.
Analysis: Alie-Cox had 24 receptions for 316 yards and four touchdowns while playing all 17 games. It looked like Alie-Cox was going to become a large factor in the offense, but he had just four receptions in a seven-game stretch in the middle of the season. He's set to become a free agent and could have a larger role if re-signed if Jack Doyle retires.
Jan 11, 2022 12:20 PM EST
Alie-Cox recorded three receptions on five targets for 28 yards in Sunday's 23-20 loss to the Raiders.
Analysis: 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.
Jan 2, 2022 8:53 PM EST
Alie-Cox caught two of his four targets for 42 yards during Saturday's 22-16 win over the Cardinals.
Analysis: 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.
Dec 27, 2021 12:03 PM EST
Alie-Cox catch his only target for zero yards during Sunday's 31-0 win over the Texans.
Analysis: 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 make himself fantasy relevant again this season.
Dec 6, 2021 4:29 PM EST
Alie-Cox secured one of two targets for eight yards in Sunday's 38-31 loss to the Buccaneers.
Analysis: 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.
Nov 29, 2021 9:33 AM EST
Alie-Cox did not have a reception and had just one target in Sunday's win at Buffalo.
Analysis: While his production was mostly due to game script (Indy attempted just 20 passes amid 264 yards rushing), it's also the fourth consecutive game where he's had less of a role in the passing game than Jack Doyle (3 receptions at Buffalo). The Indy passing game should be more active next week against Tampa Bay, but Alie-Cox needs to show more involvement before he can be trusted in most fantasy formats.
Nov 23, 2021 11:01 AM EST
Alie-Cox had one reception for six yards on two targets in Sunday's win over Jacksonville.
Analysis: 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 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 in the passing game and red zone.
Nov 15, 2021 11:12 AM EST
Alie-Cox did not have a reception despite four targets in Sunday's loss to Tennessee.
Analysis: 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.
Nov 1, 2021 2:42 PM EST
Alie-Cox caught all three targets for 25 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 30-18 win over the 49ers.
Analysis: Alie-Cox contributed his fourth touchdown over the past four weeks, quickly becoming 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.
Oct 24, 2021 9:42 PM EST
Alie-Cox scored a 28-yard touchdown on three targets in Sunday's 31-3 win over Houston.
Analysis: 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.
Oct 17, 2021 3:08 PM EST
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