It’s that time of year once again! Football Absurdity will bring you a breakdown of every notable fantasy football-relevant player throughout June, July, and August. We continue with a big boy tight end. Today we take a look at the man we affectionately call Big MAC for the upcoming season. What does 2021 Mo Alie-Cox have in store, and can you harness it to win your fantasy football leagues? Did you know he played college basketball?
Mo Alie-Cox ADP and AAV:
Average Draft Position: TE32, Pick 274
Average Auction Value: $0
Mo Alie-Cox Statistics:
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2021 Mo Alie-Cox Fantasy Football Overview:
Mo Alie-Cox is the next in a long line of Indianapolis tight ends that we fall in love with. Coby Fleener, Dwayne Allen, Jack Doyle, Eric Ebron, Trey Burton… and even Mo Alie-Cox last year. There’s a lot to like about Big MAC, mostly because there’s a lot of him to go around. The man is massive, coming in at 6’6” and 260 pounds. Makes sense, since he played college basketball.
Mo Alie-Cox is pretty good, whether that’s because the Colts don’t task him with doing a lot, or because he’s actually budding into a star is yet to be known. But, he had the second-highest tight end catch rate last season and the highest yards per target. Unfortunately, he ran just 12.4 routes per game last year, which buried him in the 40s in the statistic (per PlayerProfiler.com).
What does all this give you? A big, strong guy who can catch the football, and who can get downfield with it. So, the ability to be good is in there, the Colts just haven’t unlocked him yet? Sounds like a classic sleeper to me.
2021 Mo Alie-Cox Fantasy Football Draft Strategy:
It costs you literally nothing to add Mo Alie-Cox to your squad. And when I say nothing, I mean it. He has literally zero auction value attached to him on Yahoo!, and in a snake draft, you run out of picks about 100 picks before he usually comes off the board. So, if you’re buying into this Mo Alie-Cox hype train, then go ahead and snatch him up with your last pick. Unless multiple people read this, or another, similar hype piece, you shouldn’t have to worry about Mo Alie-Cox. Just like NBA teams didn’t have to worry about Mo Alie-Cox when they scouted him in school (did you know he played basketball?).
That’s the joy of tight end this year, it doesn’t come down to when to get a guy, it just comes down to who is the guy that you want. Mo Alie-Cox is in a tier of tight ends right outside The Blob who have a serious chance to enter it. So, if you believe in him, just wait, and wait, and wait, and wait some more. And then snag him at the end of your draft. If someone wants him before the last pick… then I guess they just wanted him Mo.
I guess you should have boxed out your opponent better… haha… a little basketball reference. Hey, speaking of basketball, did you know that Mo Alie-Cox played basketball?
Best Case Scenario:
Mo Alie-Cox takes over the Trey Burton Role, and the Jack Doyle Role, and the old Eric Ebron Role. He Voltrons into a touchdown scoring machine, who gets plenty of reliable targets all over the field, and gets rushing touchdowns, too, somehow?
Worst Case Scenario:
Zach Ertz FINALLY gets traded to Indianapolis, and it’s Less Alie-Cox time in Indy.
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[Statistics are sourced from pro-football-reference.com, airyards.com, and ftnfantasy.com]
[Image Source: Mo Alie-Cox on Twitter]