Mo Alie-Cox
  • Mo Alie-Cox

  • TE
  • , Indianapolis Colts
  • 31
  • 267 lbs
  • 6' 5"
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Scouting report

by Brandon Niles

IND TE Mo Alie-Cox - Week 6 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 6 vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

Mo Alie-Cox giveth, and Mo Alie-Cox taketh away. After a nice Week 4, he struggled last week in a miserable game against the Broncos, catching his lone target for just seven yards. Alie-Cox is splitting snaps with Kylen Granson and, to a lesser extent, rookie Jelani Woods at the tight end position. Until he becomes a more consistent part of the offense, it’s hard to trust him moving forward. He should remain on waivers.

by Brandon Niles

IND TE Mo Alie-Cox - Week 5 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 5 at Denver Broncos

Mo Alie-Cox had a big game last week against the Titans, catching all six balls thrown his way for 85 yards and a pair of touchdowns. While it’s good to see his snap count up to 70% last week, most of the production came after the game was already pretty much decided. His role is still in question with Kylen Granson playing nearly half the snaps and rookie Jelani Woods in the mix as well. Plus, the Broncos rank 13th in aFPA to opposing tight ends, so he doesn’t have a super simple matchup either. Fantasy managers should wait and see if last week is a trend before spending a bunch of FAAB money on Alie-Cox. Sit him.

by Brandon Niles

IND TE Mo Alie-Cox - Week 1 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 1 at Houston Texans

Mo Alie-Cox was healthy last year, but still found himself in a timeshare on a struggling passing offense and wound up with just 24 receptions for 316 yards and four touchdowns. With Jack Doyle retired, Alie-Cox has a chance to seize a larger role and the upgrade to Matt Ryan at quarterback should be a positive thing for all of the Colts’ pass-catchers. Still, Alie-Cox hasn’t been able to take full advantage of his opportunities in his four years in the league, and there are a pair of youngsters in Kylen Granson and rookie Jelani Woods waiting in the wings if he falters.

The Texans ranked 27th in aFPA to opposing tight ends last season, so the upside is there for Alie-Cox to open the season with a big explosion. Still, in a conservative offense with other mouths to feed – including at his own position – it’s going to be tough to start him right off the bat. We have him ranked as a low-end TE2 option, and he should remain on waivers in most formats.

by Brandon Niles

IND TE Mo Alie-Cox - 2022 Fantasy Football Outlook

2022 Fantasy Upside
If Mo Alie-Cox is ever going to break out, this would be the year. He has a new quarterback in Matt Ryan and perennial depth chart-clogger Jack Doyle has retired. Alie-Cox should get every opportunity to win the primary tight end job for the Colts in his fifth NFL season. He had four touchdowns last season to go with 24 catches and 316 yards, finishing as the TE27 in half-PPR leagues. He’s a big target at 6-foot-5, 267 pounds and was a basketball player in college, known for his shot-blocking. That should make him a strong red zone target.

2022 Fantasy Downside
Doyle may be gone, but the Colts used Kylen Granson at times last season and also drafted Jelani Woods in the third round of April’s draft. The Colts want to use multiple tight ends and while Alie-Cox should lead the group in snaps, we’ll likely see plenty of all three. The Colts may throw more with Ryan at the helm, but the team is still built around running the ball. There may be limited opportunities for the Colts’ pass-catchers, a group that includes 2021 breakout receiver and fellow red zone threat Michael Pittman Jr.

2022 Bottom Line
Alie-Cox is worth considering based on his cost – he’s essentially free – but expecting the breakout we’ve all been hoping for is probably a bit unrealistic. The offense won’t generate a tremendous amount of opportunities for ancillary pass-catchers, and he could easily find himself fourth in the target pecking order behind Pittman, Nyheim Hines, and rookie Alec Pierce. He’s a late-round lottery ticket with some potential streaming value and should likely remain on waivers in most league formats.

by Brandon Niles

IND TE Mo Alie-Cox - Week 10 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 10 vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

Mo Alie-Cox caught his lone target for 28 yards last week against the Jets. The Jaguars are 25th in aFPA to opposing tight ends this season, so there’s some upside for Alie-Cox. However, he’s still splitting snaps and looks with Jack Doyle – and now rookie Kylen Granson as well – making him far too risky to trust in lineups. Leave him on waivers in most leagues.

by Brandon Niles

IND TE Mo Alie-Cox - Week 9 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 9 vs. New York Jets

Mo Alie-Cox caught zero of his four targets last week against the Titans. The Colts’ tight ends have been woefully inconsistent for years now, and that doesn’t appear to be changing any time soon. He has an okay matchup against the Jets, who rank 19th in aFPA to opposing tight ends, but there should be better options available. Leave him on waivers.

by Brandon Niles

IND TE Mo Alie-Cox - Week 8 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 8 vs. Tennessee Titans

Mo Alie-Cox caught three balls for 25 yards and a touchdown last week against the 49ers. He’s not getting a ton of volume, but he has four touchdowns over his past four games. He faces a Titans defense that ranks fifth in aFPA to opposing tight ends, making it a tough matchup for an already-iffy starter. Look elsewhere if possible.

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