TE - IND - IR
Week 13 Outlook
Jelani Woods (hamstring) will not be activated for Week 5 against the Tennessee Titans.
There was some optimism that Woods would be able to return from his hamstring injury, but that won't be the case. He remains on IR and won't be practicing at all for this week at least. Mo Alie-Cox and Andrew Ogletree remain the top tight ends for this team for however long Woods remains out moving forward.
The Colts have placed TE Jelani Woods on injured reserve with a hamstring injury.
Woods reportedly aggravated the hamstring injury recently and will now be required to miss the Colts’ first four games. The 24-year-old tallied 312 receiving yards and three touchdowns on 25 receptions in 15 games last season. Mo Allie-Cox and Kylen Granson should see additional snaps at tight end in Woods’ absence.
Jelani Woods (hamstring) did not suit up for his team's preseason opener against the Bills on Saturday.
Woods has been nursing a hamstring injury since OTAs and was unable to take the field in his team's 23-19 loss to Buffalo. The second-year player is expected to open the season as the Colts' starting tight end but he will have to get back to full health first. He is an interesting sleeper as a potential backup tight end in fantasy drafts this season.
According to George Bremer of The Herald Bulletin, Indianapolis Colts TE Jelani Woods is dealing with a hamstring injury.
Woods has been at practice but is not dressed out as he works through a hamstring injury. The second-year TE received buzz as a breakout candidate in 2023 after seeing increased opportunity and production at the end of the 2022 season. The Colts have a busy tight end room with Kylen Granson, Mo Alie-Cox and rookie Will Mallory, but if Woods is healthy by the start of the year, he could lead the rotation. He played more than 50% of the team's snaps in four of the last six games in 2022.
Jelani Woods caught three of four targets for 19 receiving yards in the Colts' 38-10 Week 17 loss to the Giants.
Woods continues to have modest involvement in the Indianapolis passing attack, seeing four targets in four of his last five games. The tight end should once again find himself with a decent opportunity to make an impact for an underwhelming quarterback group in a Week 18 matchup against the Houston Texans to close out the season.