College: South Florida | 3 years
Height: 6'0" | Weight: 210 lbs
Birth Date: 3/7/1996
Depth Chart: RB1.1
2019 Bye Week: 6
Total Pts: 72.2
Avg Pts: 14.44
Rank: 6 RB
Injuries slowed Mack early last season but he excelled when he returned to the starting lineup for the Colts. He had more than 1,000 total yards and 10 touchdowns in 12 games. Mack was 20th overall in fantasy running back scoring. Mack had four 100-yard rushing games and found the end zone four straight games to end his season. Mack was a big part of the offense down the stretch and did very well in the lead back role. He should be the odds on favorite to start this year for the Colts, but won't be handed the job. His lack of work in the passing game is a concern. Mack is tough to bring down with the ball in his hands. He has good size and strength. Mack has pretty good moves in space. He lacks a little big-play ability and hasn't been a factor in the passing game in two seasons.
FANTASY OUTLOOK: As long as he is starting in this offense, Mack has good fantasy potential. He can rack up some scores and produce good rushing totals. Consider him a low-end No. 2 back but his ceiling is pretty high if all goes well for him. He can get around 1,200 total yards, double-digit scores and 25 receptions.
There have been two concerns about Marlon Mack since he came into the NFL. The first of these is his tendency to try and bounce everything outside. A problem he seemed to solve a bit last season behind a better than advertised offensive line, and with Andrew Luck back behind center. The problem is that Luck will now not be under center. However, Jacoby Brissett may benefit Mack in some ways, as he has the ability to use his legs and that opens things up for running backs. The other worry is his high potential for injury. This problem still needs to be addressed as he missed four full games again last season.In those four games, the Colts went 1-3 and looked like a terrible team. After his return, the offense went streaking into the playoffs. Last season, Mack compiled 908 yards and nine touchdowns on 195 carries. While not a true pass-catching back, he also came down with 17 receptions for 103 yards and one touchdown on 26 targets. While not elite numbers,it is enough to make him a high-end RB2 or low-end RB1 for fantasy teams.With all of the pass-catching options available to the Colts,there is little need for Marlon Mack or backfield mate Nyheim Hines to have a major part of the passing game. The majority should in fact come from Hines as he is set to be the third-down back in this system, based on last years usage.While the limited use of Mack in the passing game does restrict his upside, the offense of the Colts, with one of the best quarterbacks in the league, makes him a good play none the less. He is currently getting drafted in the third round, in the same area as Devonta Freeman and behind a higher risk player like Damien Williams. At this price, Mack is the solid choice to make. His ceiling may only be RB10 due to his lack of expected receptions. However, with the looming injury risk that Freeman brings and the potential disappearance of Damien Williams should Carlos Hyde perform, Mack may be the safest running back in this area, with a solid floor of a low-end RB2 for your team.
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Indianapolis Colts RB Marlon Mack and the running game will continue to 'define' the offense, according to head coach Frank Reich.
Fantasy Spin: Mack bounced back from an ankle injury to rush 29 times for 132 yards in a win over Kansas City last weekend. The Colts have a bye in Week 6, but Mack will offer a safe floor as a volume-based RB2 against the Houston Texans in Week 7.
Colts' RB Marlon Mack ran for 132 yards on 29 carries but no touchdowns in Sunday's win in Kansas City.
Indianapolis Colts RB Marlon Mack carried 29 times for 132 yards and added three receptions for 16 more yards in Week 5 versus the Kansas City Chiefs.
Fantasy Spin: Mack showed no ill effects from the ankle injury that had him being a game-time decision, breaking loose for a 30-yard run early in the game. He showed impressive patience and tackle-breaking ability throughout the night as well. While he will continue to give up reps in the passing game to Nyheim Hines, it's clear head coach Frank Reich wants him to carry the load. Mack will be a solid RB2 against the Houston Texans following the Colts' bye in Week 6.
Indianapolis Colts running back Marlon Mack came into the game nursing an ankle injury, but he showed no signs of being limited in Week 5 against the Kansas City Chiefs. He led the team with 29 carries for 132 yards, and he added three carries for 16 yards. The key for Mack has always been to receive a high volume of carries. He received over 30 touches on the night, and he made them pay off. Head coach Frank Reich would love to win games like this all season, so it wouldn't be surprising for this to happen to Mack on a weekly basis.
Indianapolis Colts RB Marlon Mack (ankle) is officially active for the team's Week 5 game.
Fantasy Spin: Mack should receive his normal workload this week and could also be involved in the passing game. He can be a No. 2 running back or flex option in fantasy leagues.
Indianapolis Colts RB Marlon Mack (ankle) is considered a game-time decision for Week 5's game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Fantasy Spin: Mack was listed as questionable on the injury report but appears to have a good chance at playing versus the Chiefs because he was able to complete a full practice session Friday, Oct. 4. Mack can be a solid RB2 option if he receives his normal workload.
Indianapolis Colts running back Marlon Mack (ankle) is still listed as a game-time call for the Sunday night meeting with Kansas City. Mack practiced in full on Friday after not participating in the two previous days prior. With Mack's status being uncertain and the team expected to remain cautious, fantasy managers may want to make adjustments soon if he isn't able to go, which includes looking to Jordan Wilkins or Nyheim Hines as potential Week 5 replacements (if either is available). Regardless, don't expect much out of any of them as the Colts may be forced to throw often against the offensively-sound Chiefs' offense.
Indianapolis Colts RB Marlon Mack (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 4, but is listed as questionable for Week 5.
Fantasy Spin: Mack appears to have a good chance to play this week because of the full practice, but fantasy players will need to check the inactive list. He should be a solid No. 2 running back in fantasy leagues if he receives his normal workload.
Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton (quadriceps) and running back Marlon Mack (ankle) are listed as questionable for Sunday night against the Chiefs in Week 5. Hilton was limited the last two days of practice, while Mack returned to a full practice after two missed practices earlier in the week. Both Hilton and Mack should play, but they're even riskier with the game being on Sunday night. Hilton is the only pass-catcher you can truly trust with rookie Parris Campbell already being ruled out. Mack's status as an RB2 is falling, especially since he hasn't really been utilized in the passing game and the Colts could be trailing by multiple scores in this one. Nyheim Hines and Jordan Wilkins could be more involved if Mack is out or limited.
Indianapolis Colts running back Marlon Mack (ankle) has missed practice a couple of days this week. However, he does still have the chance to be out there in Week 5 against the Kansas City Chiefs. If he were to play, he would have legitimate RB2 consideration. The Chiefs allow an NFL-worst 5.63 yards per carry. Mack, who does his best work when he gets a heavy workload, has seen two different teams give the Chiefs trouble this year by running up the middle which is where the strength of the Colts' offensive line is. If he gets a heavy workload that allows him to get rolling, he's a must-start this week.
Indianapolis Colts WR Parris Campbell (abdominal), S Clayton Geathers (concussion), S Malik Hooker (knee), DL Tyquan Lewis (ankle), RB Marlon Mack (ankle) and DE Jabaal Sheard (rest) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 3. WR T.Y. Hilton (quad), LB Darius Leonard (concussion) and CB Rock Ya-Sin (hip) were limited.
Indianapolis Colts running back Marlon Mack (ankle) missed practice for the second straight day on Thursday. Mack still has a chance at playing in Week 5 against the Chiefs on Sunday night, but he'll need to return to practice on Friday in order to do so. Because of the injury and the fact that the game this week is on Sunday night, Mack's value as an RB1 is trending down. If he doesn't get the green light, Jordan Wilkins would become an immediate waiver pickup and play, with Nyheim Hines seeing an uptick in usage in the passing game out of the backfield.
Indianapolis Colts RB Marlon Mack (ankle) was unable to practice for a second straight day Thursday, Oct. 3.
Fantasy Spin: Mack might be on the same schedule as he was last week when he was battling a calf injury. Last week, he got some work in Friday and ultimately played. Obviously, we'll get a better idea tomorrow if he is a realistic option in Week 5 against the Kansas City Chiefs. It would make sense for the Colts to sit him considering the team is headed into their bye next week. If he doesn't play, Jordan Wilkins would most likely handle his early-down workload and be a serviceable flex option.
Indianapolis Colts RB Marlon Mack (ankle) didn't practice Wednesday, Oct. 2.
Fantasy Spin: Mack left last week's game against the Oakland Raiders after rushing 11 times for just 39 yards. His usage and productivity have been declining week-by-week. Nyheim Hines is next in line for work in what's likely to be a high-scoring game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday Night Football.
Indianapolis Colts running back Marlon Mack (ankle) did not practice on Wednesday after injuring his ankle late in the Week 4 loss to the Raiders. Mack should be considered questionable to suit up in Week 5 on Sunday night against the Chiefs for now. He'll need to get in some practice later in the week to ease his owners' minds. With the game being on Sunday night, it'll make him an even tougher play if he winds up questionable on the final injury report. If he can't go, Jordan Wilkins would handle work on early downs with Nyheim Hines operating as the pass-catching back. Receiver T.Y. Hilton (quadriceps) is also up in the air again this week, so the Colts offense could be severely undermanned in a bad spot on the road against the explosive Chiefs offense. If Mack winds up playing, he'll be a low-end RB1.
Indianapolis Colts RB Marlon Mack (ankle) was not medically ruled out during the second half of the Week 4 game against the Indianapolis Colts. However, head coach Frank Reich explained that the offense was in hurry-up mode and that it is typically RB Nyheim Hines' role.
Fantasy Spin: Fantasy owners weren't thrilled with Mack's overall line, which saw the back post just 39 rushing yards on 11 attempts with no receptions. He'll look to rebound in Week 5 on Sunday Night Football against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Indianapolis Colts RB Marlon Mack (ankle) did not return to the Week 4 game against the Oakland Raiders after suffering an ankle injury. He finished with 11 carries for 39 yards.
Fantasy Spin: If Mack is forced to miss time, Jordan Wilkins and Nyheim Hines will likely split touches. Hines' involvement in the passing game makes him the safer option of the two, especially in PPR formats.
Indianapolis Colts running back Marlon Mack left the team's Week 4 game against the Oakland Raiders. Prior to that injury, he wasn't playing overwhelmingly effective. He finished the day with 11 carries for 39 yards, and he had no targets in the passing game. Mack needs volume to get himself rolling, and, when the team is playing from behind, as they were for this entire game, that's not going to happen. He needs the defense to play better moving forward to maintain his volume.
Indianapolis Colts running back Marlon Mack leads the NFL in carries through three weeks with 61. In Week 4, he has a chance to have an output similar to his Week 1 game against the Los Angeles Chargers. The Oakland Raiders can be had through the air, but their run defense is just 16th in the NFL. They gave up three rushing touchdowns to the Minnesota Vikings last week, and Mack could put up at least one this week. He should be started with confidence.
Indianapolis Colts running back Marlon Mack continues to be a consistent player for fantasy footballers. Despite being a questionable game-time decision coming into Sunday, he was able to suit up, and he had an effective day. He finished with 16 carries for 74 yards and one touchdown. He also added two catches for 14 yards on the day. Unless he sustains a more serious injury, Mack is proving to be a consistent starter on a weekly basis.