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Jelani Woods Scouting Report & Fantasy Football Outlook

Posted: Apr 30, 2022Last updated: Apr 30, 2022

With the selection of Jelani Woods, this is the second consecutive year in which the Colts selected a tight end in the first four rounds of the NFL Draft. Last year, Indy took Kylen Granson in the fourth.

Jelani Woods NFL Draft Outlook

While the Colts also retained Mo Alie-Cox this offseason, Jack Doyle retired, leaving a need at the position on a team that often utilizes multiple tight ends.


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Woods will bring a massive frame who runs routes with suddenness and can more than hold his own in the blocking department.

Jelani Woods Fantasy Football TE Tips

Despite his large frame, Woods is an asset in the passing game. However, with Granson and Alie-Cox already on the roster, Woods may not see the field often. He will likely battle for reps with Granson this offseason.

Woods is clearly not draftable in redraft formats, but may be worth a third-round flier in dynasty leagues.

Jelani Woods Scouting Report

Strengths

  • Massive frame
  • Deceptive burst
  • Solid route-running skills

Weaknesses

  • Not great after the catch
  • High-hipped
  • Inexperienced

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Anthony Cervino

Anthony Cervino is an NFL Writer and Betting Analyst for The Game Day. He is also a lifelong NFL savant and self-proclaimed league historian. In the industry, Anthony has excelled in both the fantasy football and sports betting space with fantasy his proverbial bread and butter. Anthony has made appearances on SiriusXM, amongst other publications. He is also the co-creator of the FF Faceoff (Faceoff Sports Network) and the FF Faceoff Mental Health Podathon partnered with the Hayden Hurst Foundation. Industry Clout: 15th most accurate ranker in the FantasyPros ECR for both draft and in-season accuracy (2019) | 8th most accurate ranker in the FantasyPros ECR for sleepers (2020) | 13th most accurate ranker in the FantasyPros ECR for in-season accuracy, including 2nd at quarterback and 3rd at tight end (2021).

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