PFF TEAM OF THE WEEK
QB: Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs
RB: James Robinson, Jacksonville Jaguars
WR: Justin Jefferson, Minnesota Vikings
WR: DeAndre Hopkins, Arizona Cardinals
TE: Mo Alie-Cox, Indianapolis Colts
FLEX: Tyler Boyd, Cincinnati Bengals
LT: Eric Fisher, Kansas City Chiefs
LG: Michael Onwenu, New England Patriots
C: Erik McCoy, New Orleans Saints
RG: Wyatt Teller, Cleveland Browns
RT: Daryl Williams, Buffalo Bills
DI: Jeffery Simmons, Tennessee Titans
DI: Chris Jones, Kansas City Chiefs
EDGE: Khalil Mack, Chicago Bears
EDGE: Myles Garrett, Cleveland Browns
LB: Jamie Collins Sr., Detroit Lions
LB: Myles Jack, Jacksonville Jaguars
CB: Xavier Rhodes, Indianapolis Colts
CB: Levi Wallace, Buffalo Bills
S: Harrison Smith, Minnesota Vikings
S: Mike Edwards, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
FLEX: Trayvon Mullen, Las Vegas Raiders
Alie-Cox had 3 receptions for 50 receiving yards and a touchdown reception on 3 targets this past Sunday—including a long catch-and-run of 45 receiving yards.
Currently, the 6’5”, 267 pound big bodied, former basketball standout is PFF’s #1 graded tight end with a +93.3 grade overall—highlighted by a +91.6 receiving grade:
Another week, another 90.0+ PFF grade earned by Mo Alie-Cox!— PFF IND Colts (@PFF_Colts) September 28, 2020
His 93.3 PFF grade over the first three weeks of 2020 is the HIGHEST of any TE! pic.twitter.com/vTdpeSwiQT
With injuries to Jack Doyle and Trey Burton, Alie-Cox has been featured as the Colts primary tight end to start the season and has had great results with an expanded role in the offense—showing tremendous receiving development and promise.
His veteran quarterback, Philip Rivers, knows a thing or two about throwing to converted hoopster tight ends over the middle of the field too (see: future Hall of Famer Antonio Gates).
Meanwhile, Alie-Cox’s teammate on this week’s PFF standout team, cornerback Xavier Rhodes, is currently PFF’s #1 graded cornerback with a +89.0 grade overall—including a +89.7 coverage grade:
Per PFF, over the past two weeks, the former All-Pro veteran cornerback has allowed just one of six targets to be caught for 11 receiving yards while recording a pass breakup and two interceptions (one of which he returned to the house for a touchdown on Sunday).
The pair has really stood out to start the season for the Colts and continues to shine with their stellar play on the field respectively.