Player Search Logo

Jelani Woods

#1 TE,


Photo of Jelani Woods for fantasy football



RANK: 35



RANK: 37


24 yrs


6'7'' / 253 lbs



3yr Ave00191st00000.00

Bothered by hammy

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-05-25

Woods is dealing with a hamstring injury, George Bremer of The Anderson Herald Bulletin reports.

Gardner Minshew and Anthony Richardson are without some of their pass catchers Thursday for 7-on-7s, as Woods and WR Josh Downs (knee) are injured while WR Michael Pittman is absent for the birth of his child. A 2022 third-round pick, Woods did well with his limited chances in a timeshare last season and could take over more snaps from Mo Alie-Cox and/or Kylen Granson in 2013. The Colts did add blocking specialist Pharaoh Brown and fifth-round pick Will Mallory, but they probably pose more of a threat to Alie-Cox and Granson, respectively.

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.

Rookie season fizzles out

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-01-10

Woods had one reception for nine yards on four targets in Sunday's loss to Houston.

After Woods started at tight end in Weeks 16 and 17 with Kylen Granson (ankle) out, Mo Alie-Cox got the nod in Week 18, but Woods still had more targets and ran more routes (23 to 17). The rookie showed promise with 25 receptions on 40 targets for 312 yards and three touchdowns on the season, and after posting eight receptions for 98 yards in Week 12, it looked like he might even take over the top spot at tight end. However, he had just 10 receptions for 135 yards over the final five games. His late-season disappearance was in part due to shaky quarterback play but also due to the Colts continuing to divide up targets between Woods, Alie-Cox and (when healthy) Granson. Woods showed enough of a spark that perhaps the team can make him more of a focus in 2023.

Likely to serve as top TE again

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-01-06

Woods is expected to draw a third consecutive start Sunday against the Texans with Kylen Granson (ankle) ruled out for the season finale.

Woods technically started in Week 16 and Week 17 losses to the Chargers and Giants, respectively, but he narrowly outpaced fellow tight end Mo Alie-Cox in playing time. Woods logged snap shares of 64 and 61 percent in those two contests, while Alie-Cox registered 44 and 54 percent shares. However, Woods was the more productive receiver of the two; he recorded six catches for 62 yards on nine targets during that span, while Alie-Cox was targeted just three times.

Just three receptions

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-01-02

Woods had three receptions for 19 yards on four targets in Sunday's loss at the Giants.

Mo Alie-Cox got the start at tight end, but Woods played more snaps (35-31) and went out on more routes (15-10). Woods has become the leading pass target among Colts tight ends with Kylen Granson (ankle) sidelined. However, Indy's anemic pass offense won't result in many targets even with a good matchup in the season finale against Houston.