If the Las Vegas Raiders’ secondary is going to make it a priority to neutralize either wide receiver T.Y. Hilton or Michael Pittman Jr., it could open up things for one of their three tights end on Sunday.
Fantasy Football analysis: Colts TEs Trey Burton, Mo Alie-Cox and Jack Doyle
Earlier this season, Indianapolis Colts third-string tight end Mo Alie-Cox was a must have player on your fantasy team. The former VCU standout scored two touchdowns in back-to-backs and had a 111-yard performance in Week 2 against the Minnesota Vikings.
However, since then, Alie-Cox has faded into background, which has led to Trey Burton emerging as the team’s top tight end. In the Colts’ last three games, Burton has scored touchdowns and been targeted 14 times.
Meanwhile, Jack Doyle, who’s been the team’s top tight end for years, has barely seen the football field this season. This season, Doyle has 11 receptions for 126 yards and three touchdowns, which is a far cry from what he did last season.
With all that being said, can we expect one of these tight ends to breakout on Sunday? It’s a possibility but it will be tough as the Raiders’ defense has only allowed four touchdowns to opposing tight ends this season. When you combine that with the fact that Rivers throws the ball a lot to the running backs out of the backfield, it makes the idea of starting one of these tight ends less than ideal.
Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
Sit — Mo Alie-Cox, Trey Burton, and Jack Doyle