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What to do with the Colts tight ends in Week 10 fantasy football

We go over the fantasy football outlook for the Colts tight ends ahead of their Week 10 matchup against the Titans on Thursday Night Football.

Indianapolis Colts tight end Mo Alie-Cox (81) runs after the catch for a 10-yard gain in the second quarter of an NFL matchup between the Indianapolis Colts and Kansas City Chiefs on October 6, 2019 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO. Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

It’s rare that there are three tight ends on a single team to consider for fantasy purposes, but this is where we we have been with the Colts offense. It’s tough to keep track of who is the top dog at the position with the various injuries each of these three tight ends have suffered over the course of this season, but the Colts like to use their tight ends so value is bound to be found among the trio.

Who is most likely to stay healthy through the whole game and help your fantasy team in Week 10? We break down the fantasy analysis below.

Fantasy Football analysis: Colts TEs Jack Doyle, Trey Burton, Mo Alie-Cox

The Titans allow the 12th most fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends this season and the Colts tight ends will look to benefit from this generous defense this week. Unfortunately for Jack Doyle, he will not get in on the action on Thursday night, as he remains in the league’s concussion protocol since he went down against the Ravens in Week 9. The team formally ruled him out on Wednesday.

The next man up for the Colts is Mo Alie-Cox, who has shown promise at various points this season, particularly in Weeks 2 and 3 when Burton and Doyle were both dealing with injuries. Unfortunately, Alie-Cox appears to be dealing with an injury of his own at this time. He has been limited with a knee injury this week, but looks to be trending in the right direction for Thursday night. He’s listed as questionable on the final injury report. He can’t be expected to be as valuable as he was earlier this season, given Burton’s presence will cut into his workload. Even with a plus match-up, Alie-Cox is no more than a TE2 this week.

Trey Burton spent the beginning of this season on the sidelines, and since his return in Week 4 he has played an inconsistent role in the offense. Burton had his best week in Week 6 when he had four receptions for 58 yards and a touchdown while adding a rushing touchdown for a total of 21.6 fantasy points. Now that we mentioned the ceiling we must also mention the floor, which we saw in Week 9 when Burton brought in only one reception for six yards. As the only fully healthy Colts tight end in a plus matchup, Burton provides the best value of this group and can be considered a low end TE1/high end TE2 for Week 10. He deserves a start in most formats.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Sit Jack Doyle
Sit Mo Alie-Cox
Start Trey Burton