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College: South Florida | 2 years
Height: 6'0" | Weight: 210 lbs
Birth Date: 3/7/1996
2019 Bye Week: 6

Total Pts: 126
Avg Pts: 7.88
Rank: 18 RB

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2019 RTSports Outlook

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.

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RotoBaller's Outlook

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 then advertised offensive line, and with Andrew Luck back behind center. 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. Howeverm 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.

This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

Fantasy Week
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Week 1
Week 23Marlon Mack 2 receiving yds (1 pts)
Marlon Mack 34 rushing yds (1 pts)
Marlon Mack 34 rushing yds (1 pts)
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 66Marlon Mack 4 receiving yds (1 pts)
Marlon Mack 89 rushing yds (1 pts)
Marlon Mack 89 rushing yds (4 pts)
Week 723Marlon Mack 1 receiving TD (6 pts)
. . . Marlon Mack 29 yd TD pass from Andrew Luck
Marlon Mack 33 receiving yds (1 pts)
Marlon Mack 33 receiving yds (1 pts)
Marlon Mack 1 rushing TD (6 pts)
. . . Marlon Mack 20 yd rushing TD
Marlon Mack 1 rushing 2XP (2 pts)
Marlon Mack 126 rushing yds (1 pts)
Marlon Mack 126 rushing yds (6 pts)
Week 820Marlon Mack 17 receiving yds (1 pts)
Marlon Mack 2 rushing TDs (12 pts)
. . . Marlon Mack 4 yd rushing TD
. . . Marlon Mack 1 yd rushing TD
Marlon Mack 132 rushing yds (1 pts)
Marlon Mack 132 rushing yds (6 pts)
Week 9
Week 105Marlon Mack 9 receiving yds (1 pts)
Marlon Mack 1 rushing 2XP (2 pts)
Marlon Mack 29 rushing yds (1 pts)
Marlon Mack 29 rushing yds (1 pts)
Week 1111Marlon Mack 8 receiving yds (1 pts)
Marlon Mack 1 rushing TD (6 pts)
. . . Marlon Mack 1 yd rushing TD
Marlon Mack 61 rushing yds (1 pts)
Marlon Mack 61 rushing yds (3 pts)
Week 126Marlon Mack 11 receiving yds (1 pts)
Marlon Mack 85 rushing yds (1 pts)
Marlon Mack 85 rushing yds (4 pts)
Week 133Marlon Mack 6 receiving yds (1 pts)
Marlon Mack 27 rushing yds (1 pts)
Marlon Mack 27 rushing yds (1 pts)
Playoff Week 18Marlon Mack 1 rushing TD (6 pts)
. . . Marlon Mack 4 yd rushing TD
Marlon Mack 33 rushing yds (1 pts)
Marlon Mack 33 rushing yds (1 pts)
Playoff Week 220Marlon Mack 10 receiving yds (1 pts)
Marlon Mack 2 rushing TDs (12 pts)
. . . Marlon Mack 1 yd rushing TD
. . . Marlon Mack 6 yd rushing TD
Marlon Mack 139 rushing yds (1 pts)
Marlon Mack 139 rushing yds (6 pts)
Playoff Week 39Marlon Mack 4 receiving yds (1 pts)
Marlon Mack 1 rushing TD (6 pts)
. . . Marlon Mack 3 yd rushing TD
Marlon Mack 34 rushing yds (1 pts)
Marlon Mack 34 rushing yds (1 pts)
Playoff Week 412Marlon Mack 1 rushing TD (6 pts)
. . . Marlon Mack 8 yd rushing TD
Marlon Mack 119 rushing yds (1 pts)
Marlon Mack 119 rushing yds (5 pts)
Playoff Week 515Marlon Mack 6 receiving yds (1 pts)
Marlon Mack 1 rushing TD (6 pts)
. . . Marlon Mack 2 yd rushing TD
Marlon Mack 148 rushing yds (1 pts)
Marlon Mack 148 rushing yds (7 pts)
Playoff Week 63Marlon Mack 46 rushing yds (1 pts)
Marlon Mack 46 rushing yds (2 pts)
Player Notes
Jun 22 3:03pm ET

Indianapolis Colts RB Marlon Mack rushed for at least 115 yards in five games last season but was also held to 50 yards or less in six games.

Fantasy Spin: Mack is in line to receive most of the carries in the running game this season and should have success behind a solid offensive line. He can be considered a No. 2 running back in a majority of fantasy leagues.

From TheHuddle

Jun 18 9:00am ET

Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich has made it clear that running back Marlon Mack will carry the load in the backfield, with Nyheim Hines handling third-down duties and Spencer Ware battling with Jordan Wilkins and Jonathan Williams for the backup job. Ware was signed as a free agent this offseason. The 23-year-old Mack is the back to own in Indy after rushing 195 times for 908 yards and nine touchdowns in 12 games in his second NFL season. If Mack can stay healthy for an entire season, he should eclipse 1,000 yards on the ground in this potent offense. Hines may struggle to see as many targets in the passing game with rookie Parris Campbell handling the slot, but he'll still be useful in PPR formats as a flex type.

From RotoBaller

Jun 13 8:23pm ET

Indianapolis Colts RB Marlon Mack is being viewed by head coach Frank Reich as the team's workhorse in the backfield, according to Joel A. Erickson of the Indianapolis Star.

Fantasy Spin: Mack rushed for 908 yards and nine touchdowns last season while adding 103 yards and one touchdown as a receiver. Nyheim Hines should handle the majority of third-down duties in 2019, but Mack could still return plenty of value as a high-end RB2.

From TheHuddle

Mar 29 2:23pm ET

Indianapolis Colts RB Marlon Mack can 'carry the load' and 'play on all three downs,' according to general manager Chris Ballard.

Fantasy Spin: It's not as if the Colts have another option at the moment that can legitimately push Mack for every-down work, although Nyheim Hines was drafted last spring to operate in a satellite-back role and will probably continue to function in that way. Still, it's hard to ignore what Mack did when he was finally healthy last year, carrying 218 times for 1,068 yards and 10 touchdowns in 13 games (including the playoffs). He carries RB1 upside into 2019 but will probably come with an RB2 price tag.

From TheHuddle

Mar 29 11:10am ET

The Indianapolis Colts believe that running back Marlon Mack is a bell-cow No. 1 back and would like him to continue leading their committee approach in 2019, which is also why the team didn't really pursue Le'Veon Bell on the open market. Mack finished last year with 908 rushing yards on 195 carries (4.66 yards per carry) in just 12 games (10 starts). He was able to reach 100 yards in four of those games. We think a lot of Marlon Mack, general manager Chris Ballard said. We think he can play on all three downs. We think he can carry the load. Behind an excellent offensive line in an offense on the rise, Mack is making a case to be in the RB1 picture in 2019.

From RotoBaller

Player Transactions
  • 17-May-2017: IND - Signed, Draft Choice - Four-year contract (through 2020)
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