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Jelani Woods

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RANK: 35



RANK: 37


24 yrs


6'7'' / 253 lbs



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Taking part in OTAs

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-05-22

Woods (hamstring) is participating in Wednesday's OTAs session, James Boyd of The Athletic reports.

Woods looks back to full health after injuries to both hamstrings cost him the entire 2023 season. The 2022 third-round pick showed some promise as a rookie, so if he can put together a solid offseason and build up chemistry with second-year quarterback Anthony Richardson, Woods could be a solid post-hype sleeper to target late in 2024 fantasy drafts, especially in dynasty formats or leagues that feature tight end premium scoring.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

Fantasy PointsBettingReceiving StatsRoutes Run
1 @HOU Dome 88° 0.0 75th 0.00-7.045.500000.00.00.00%0000%25%75%0%
2 @JAC Outdoor 81° 0.0 71st 0.00-3.043.500000.00.00.00%0000%25%50%25%
3 KC Dome 66° 15.3 5th 7.654.550.5321326.56.50.00%1008%25%56%19%
4 TEN Dome 62° 4.3 37th 4.30-4.542.51133033.015.018.00%1103%27%33%40%
5 @DEN Outdoor 71° 0.0 73rd 0.003.542.510000.00.00.00%0003%13%83%4%
6 JAC Dome 60° 10.7 13th 5.35-2.041.53227113.512.01.533%2005%32%48%19%
7 @TEN Outdoor 73° 1.4 47th 1.403.042.521404.04.00.00%0005%16%68%5%
8 WAS Dome 57° 0.0 77th 0.00-3.040.500000.00.00.00%0000%27%53%20%
9 @NE Outdoor 78° 1.2 40th
12 PIT Dome 44° 17.8 2nd 2.23-2.539.59898012.38.34.011%41028%29%56%15%
13 @DAL Dome 67° 4.8 23rd 2.4010.543.54228014.07.07.00%11011%40%33%27%
15 @MIN Dome 19° 4.6 28th 4.603.547.51136036.010.026.00%1103%21%58%21%
16 LAC Dome 22° 7.3 22nd 2.433.546.55343014.39.74.70%30018%27%61%12%
17 @NYG Outdoor 52° 4.9 34th 1.635.538.5431906.33.33.00%10015%31%60%9%
18 HOU Dome 36° 1.9 46th 1.90-3.038.541909.05.04.00%00012%43%51%5%

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving Averages
Home Retractable Dome 7 11.22.297th3.62.4320.413.18.94.211%
Away Outdoor 5 10.30.7579th2.
Away Dome 1 04.64.6017th1.01.0360.
Away Retractable Dome 2 01.21.2061st2.01.0140.

Career Stats by Season: 2022 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving StatsRoutes Run
2022 24 IND 15 2 74 35th4025312312.58511%14407%28%57%14%
Yards ball travels in the "Air" per completion. "YAC" is average yards gained after catch. "Drop"ped pass rate. "Share" of team passing targets.

Appears healthy after missed season

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-03-07

Woods (hamstring) looks healthy in a recent workout video he posted, according to James Boyd of The Athletic.

The 2022 third-round pick had a promising rookie season with 25 catches for 312 yards and three touchdowns on 40 targets while splitting TE snaps with Mo Alie-Cox and Kylen Granson. There was some thought Woods would take on a larger role in second pro season, but then he injured his left hamstring in training camp and didn't get it right until the middle of the season, at which point his right hamstring started to bother him and kept him on injured reserve for the rest of the season. Woods is one of the tallest tight ends in the league (6-7) and ran a 4.61-second 40-yard dash at 259 pounds at the 2022 NFL Combine.

Season likely over

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-12

Colts head coach Shane Steichen said Tuesday that he's not expecting Woods (hamstring) to return from injured reserve this season, Nate Atkins of The Indianapolis Star reports.

As a rookie last season, Woods was part of the Colts' three-headed committee at tight end, finishing the campaign with 25 catches for 312 yards and three touchdowns on 40 targets in 15 games. He was expected to stake a claim to a larger share of the snaps at tight end in his second season, but he's struggled to move past a hamstring injury that first cropped up during OTAs in the spring. He's suffered multiple setbacks in his recovery in the ensuing months and now looks set to have his sophomore season wiped out entirely. The Colts have continued to take a committee approach to tight end throughout the 2023 season, with none of Kylen Granson, Drew Ogletree, Will Mallory or Mo Alie-Cox having cleared a 65 percent snap share in any game.

Hits snag in recovery process

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-20

Colts head coach Shane Steichen said Monday that Woods (hamstring) recently had a setback in his rehab process, James Boyd of The Athletic reports.

Woods has been on injured reserve all season with the hamstring injury, and though Steichen said that the tight end had been progressing well in recent weeks, the coach reversed course Monday. According to Steichen, Woods' other hamstring is now proving to be more problematic, and the Colts haven't ruled out the possibility of the 25-year-old being shut down for the season. Before suffering the hamstring injury, Woods had been a candidate to serve as the Colts' lead pass catcher at tight end in 2023, as he had turned in a 25-312-3 receiving line on 40 targets over 15 games as a rookie a season earlier.

Making progress

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-10-25

Coach Shane Steichen relayed Wednesday that Woods (hamstring) is "getting closer" to a return to practice, James Boyd of The Athletic reports.

Woods was placed on IR in advance of the regular season, but it appears as though the 2022 third-rounder is inching toward a potential return to action. Assuming Woods is activated off IR in the coming weeks, he'd re-enter a crowed Colts tight end corps that also includes Kylen Granson (concussion), Drew Ogletree, Mo Alie-Cox and Will Mallory.

Won't be activated this week

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-10-02

Colts head coach Shane Steichen said Monday that Woods (hamstring) will remain on injured reserve this week, implying that the tight end won't be activated ahead of Sunday's game against the Titans, Nate Atkins of The Indianapolis Star reports.

After missing the requisite four games following his placement on IR on Aug. 30, Woods is first eligible to make his season debut this weekend. While it's unclear where exactly Woods stands in his recovery from the hamstring injury, Steichen's comments suggests that the 24-year-old isn't quite ready to practice. Whenever Woods gets the green light to practice, the Colts would then have a 21-day window to evaluate him for a return to the 53-man roster. While Woods remains on IR, the Colts will continue to lean on a three-man committee of Kylen Granson, Andrew Ogletree and Mo Alie-Cox at tight end.

Lands on IR

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-30

The Colts placed Woods on IR on Wednesday.

With the move, Woods will miss at least four games as he recovers from a hamstring injury. In his absence, Kylen Granson, Mo Alie-Cox, Andrew Ogletree and Will Mallory are slated to handle the team's TE duties out of the gate this season.

Could land on IR soon

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-30

Woods aggravated his hamstring injury recently and may soon be placed on injured reserve, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

The hamstring has bothered Woods since spring and kept him off the field for the entire preseason. His likely absence for the first few games of the regular season leaves the Colts with a TE committee comprised of Kylen Granson, Mo Alie-Cox, Andrew Ogletree and Will Mallory -- at least three of those guys figure to take snaps on offense Week 1 against Jacksonville.

Misses another exhibition

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-24

Woods (hamstring) didn't play in Thursday's 27-13 preseason win over Philadelphia.

Dealing with a hamstring injury since the offseason program, Woods has officially missed all of training camp and the preseason. Kylen Granson, Andrew Ogletree and Mo Alie-Cox took snaps with the first-team offense Thursday night -- an arrangement that could continue Week 1 against the Jaguars with Woods looking shaky to play and unlikely to get a ton of snaps even if he does.

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