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News: 4 days agoMallory started at tight end and had two receptions for 29 yards on three targets in Sunday's win over Tampa Bay.
Spin: Mallory was a surprise starter since he's been inactive most weeks. He led the Indy tight ends in routes run (21 routes to Kylen Granson's 16 and Mo Alie-Cox's 13), though he was third at the position in scrimmage snaps (27 snaps to 34 for Alie-Cox and 31 for Granson). No tight end in Indianapolis has much fantasy value given how rarely they are utilized in the passing offense and how the targets are split three ways, but it's worth monitoring whether Mallory's increased usage is a trend.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Mallory was selected by the Colts in the fifth round of April's draft. The speedy Miami product soaked up a hefty 180 targets during five seasons with the Canes, which included a career-best 42-538-3 showing (16% target share) in 2022. Mallory isn't much of a blocker and struggled with drops (rookie-TE-class-high 15 in his career), but he has serious wheels (class-best 4.54 40-yard dash) and is decent with the ball in his hands (career 6.7 RAC). Mallory will compete for the likes of Jelani Woods, Kylen Granson and Mo Alie-Cox in what projects as a TE-by-committee approach again this season. Mallory is only worth rostering in dynasty.