Mo Alie-Cox

Indianapolis Colts
Tight End #43
Indianapolis Colts
Tight End #43

Mo Alie-Cox News

Fades in second half

Alie-Cox had one reception for four yards on his lone target in Sunday's loss to Houston.

Analysis: Alie-Cox entered 2022 as a potential sleeper tight end and red zone target, but his production declined in almost every area. He had just 19 receptions for 189 yards and three touchdowns. He was also phased out of the offense in the second half with just six receptions and 10 targets over his last eight games.

Jan 10, 2023 2:53 PM EST

Held catchless in loss

Alie-Cox failed to secure his lone target in Sunday's 38-10 loss to the Giants.

Analysis: Alie-Cox was a complete non-factor Sunday while playing 31 of the Colts' 58 offensive snaps. Meanwhile, rookie tight end Jelani Woods was on the field for 35 snaps and saw four targets. The veteran continues to see his opportunities shrink with the emergence of Woods on offense. Despite his limited usage, Alie-Cox will look to bounce back when the Colts host the Texans in Week 18.

Jan 4, 2023 3:26 AM EST

Minimal role in passing attack

Alie-Cox caught one of two targets for two yards during Monday's 20-3 defeat versus the Chargers.

Analysis: Alie-Cox saw 10 fewer snaps than Jelani Woods, and the former failed to make an impact in the passing game again. Woods, a rookie third-round pick, has caught 14 of 19 targets for 205 yards over his past four games and appears to have surpassed Alie-Cox on the depth chart. Alie-Cox's playing time figures to drop even more if Kylen Granson (ankle) returns to action before the end of the campaign.

Dec 27, 2022 10:03 AM EST

No receptions Saturday

Alie-Cox did not have a reception on one target in Saturday's overtime loss at Minnesota.

Analysis: Alie-Cox played more snaps and ran more routes than Jelani Woods and Kylen Granson, but was a distant third in the passing game. (Granson had two receptions for 34 yards and Woods had one for 36 yards). Alie-Cox looks like the third option among the tight ends in an offense that's struggling, making him a poor fantasy option.

Dec 19, 2022 3:02 PM EST

Loses fumble on lone reception

Alie-Cox had one reception for six yards on his lone target, but lost a fumble in Sunday's loss to Dallas.

Analysis: Kylen Granson started at tight end and played more snaps than Alie-Cox (41 to 31). Alie-Cox was also third in routes run among the tight ends as Granson had 22 and Jelani Woods had 12, compared to Alie-Cox's 10. Given Alie-Cox had a key fumble, he's likely to be the third option among the tight ends in the passing game when Indy returns from its bye week.

Dec 6, 2022 1:51 PM EST

Two receptions in loss

Alie-Cox had two receptions for 14 yards on three targets in Monday's loss to Pittsburgh.

Analysis: Alie-Cox got the start at tight end and played 22 snaps on offense, but was outplayed by Jelani Woods (39 snaps and eight receptions for 98 yards). It's possible Woods takes over as the primary tight end target after a breakout game, but the Colts have alternated big games between their three tight ends and Kylen Granson was out with an illness. Alie-Cox isn't dependable for production and isn't even getting many red zone looks despite his size (6-5).

Nov 29, 2022 3:47 PM EST

Targeted once in Week 11

Alie-Cox caught his only target for 14 yards in Sunday's 17-16 loss to the Eagles.

Analysis: With fellow tight end Jelani Woods (shoulder) inactive, Alie-Cox and Kylen Granson were each targeted only once. Since racking up a season-high 85 yards in Week 4, Alie-Cox has mustered only 34 yards over seven subsequent games.

Nov 21, 2022 11:54 AM EST

Untargeted on big snap count

Alie-Cox went without a target while playing 36 of the Colts' 59 snaps on offense in Sunday's 25-20 win over the Raiders.

Analysis: Even though he benefited from a slight boost in playing time with one member of the Colts' three-man tight-end committee out of the lineup in Jelani Woods (shoulder), Alie-Cox couldn't come through with any useful numbers. The bulk of Alie-Cox's fantasy production for the season came Week 3, when he scored two touchdowns and caught six passes for 85 yards. In his other nine appearances, Alie-Cox has mustered only seven receptions for 64 yards and no scores.

Nov 15, 2022 12:36 PM EST

Suits up Sunday

Alie-Cox (ankle) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Raiders.

Analysis: Alie-Cox missed practice Wednesday and Thursday, but returned to a limited session Friday, setting the stage for him to be available Sunday. The tight end recorded a 6-85-2 receiving line in Week 4, but apart from that Alie-Cox hasn't hauled in more than two passes in any game this season while working in a timeshare with Kylen Granson and Jelani Woods (shoulder). With Woods out Sunday, Alie-Cox could see added opportunities alongside Granson (with Nikola Kalinic in reserve), but he still profiles as a hit-or-miss fantasy option.

Nov 13, 2022 11:46 AM EST

Questionable for Sunday's game

Alie-Cox (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Raiders after returning to a limited practice Friday.

Analysis: Apart from the 6-85-2 stat line he recorded in Week 4, Alie-Cox hans't caught more than two passes in any of the eight other games he's suited up for, while working in a time-share with Kylen Granson and Jelani Woods (shoulder). Though Woods won't play this weekend, Alie-Cox still profiles as a hit-or-miss fantasy option if he's able to suit up for Sunday's 4:05 ET contest.

Nov 11, 2022 1:35 PM EST

Dealing with foot/ankle injury

Alie-Cox isn't practicing Wednesday and has a protective boot over his right foot, Kevin Bowen of 107.5 The Fan Indianapolis reports.

Analysis: With Jelani Woods (shoulder) also missing practice, Kylen Granson is the only healthy tight end on the active roster as the Colts and new head coach Jeff Saturday begin preparations for their Week 10 trip to Las Vegas. The team has deployed a three-man committee for most of the year, limiting Alie-Cox to four targets in five games since his 6-85-2 explosion Week 4 against the Titans. The three tight ends have combined for only 17.4 percent of Indy's targets and 17.6 percent of the receiving yards this year, but they do have five of the nine receiving TDs (three for Woods, two for Alie-Cox).

Nov 9, 2022 11:32 AM EST

Two receptions in loss

Alie-Cox had two receptions for 13 yards on two targets in Sunday's loss at New England.

Analysis: Alie-Cox had his first reception since Week 5 as he had just one reception and two targets his previous five games. Alie-Cox could see an increase in targets if Jelani Woods misses time with a shoulder injury, but Indy's struggles in the passing game make any of the team's tight ends a long shot fantasy option.

Nov 7, 2022 2:32 PM EST

No receptions again

Alie-Cox did not have a catch and had one target in Sunday's loss to Washington

Analysis: That's three consecutive games where Alie-Cox hasn't had a reception. He didn't even have a target the prior two games. While Alie-Cox got the start at tight end, Kylen Granson had the most snaps on offense (32, compared to 29 for Alie-Cox) and went out on about the same number of routes (12, compared 23 for Alie-Cox and 10 for Jelani Woods). There were not any major changers in tight end usage, despite the change to Sam Ehlinger at quarterback.

Oct 31, 2022 1:39 PM EST

No targets again Sunday

Alie-Cox did not have a target nor reception but played 24 snaps on offense in Sunday's loss at Tennessee.

Analysis: That's two concecutive games where Alie-Cox hasn't had a target even though he's playing about the same as the other tight ends. Alie-Cox ran 15 routes compaired to 18 for Kylen Granson and 14 for Jelani Woods). None of the three tight ends were a factor Sunday with a combined two receptions and three targets. Alie-Cox appears to have fallen to the third option in the passing game among tight ends and may not have any fantasy value other than the rare red zone target.

Oct 24, 2022 10:46 AM EST

No targets Sunday

Cox did not have a target nor reception but played 28 snaps on offense in Sunday's win over Jacksonville.

Analysis: Cox's role in the offense continues to shrink as Kylen Granson got the start and had four targets. Alie-Cox also had the least playing time of the trio (31 snaps for Granson, 31 snaps for Jelani Woods and 28 for Alie-Cox). While the three tight ends have alternated as the top target, the last two games appear to be trending away from Alie-Cox.

Oct 17, 2022 2:27 PM EST

Held in check Thursday

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

Two touchdowns against Titans

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

Just one reception

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

Meager receiving role again

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

Just two targets in season opener

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

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