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Running Back, Indianapolis Colts

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Draft: 2017 Round 4 (37)
College: South Florida
Ht: 5’11”  Wt: 213 DOB: 1996-03-07 Age: 22
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#21 5 7.12

Season Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2017 IND 14 93 358 3.8 3 33 21 225 10.7 1 82.3 5.9
2018 IND 2 22 123 5.6 0 4 2 6 3.0 0 12.9 6.5
2018 (Projected) IND   164 656 4.0 4   33 275 8.3 2 129.1  

2018 Outlook
Depth Chart
Marlon Mack had flashes during the 2017 season, but largely remained hidden behind Frank Gore. At the beginning of the off-season when it was clear that Gore wouldn't be returning, there was some hope that Mack could take on the lead role in the backfield. But at the NFL Draft, the Colts used two selections on the running back position which points towards a committee approach.

As a complement to Gore, Mack operated as the change-of-pace back and was primarily utilized on the outside. He only managed 93 carries, but his 33 targets are noteworthy because in his 14 games, that averages to just over 2 targets per game. And that might be necessary because as a rusher, he wasn't particularly efficient. He fell short of the 4 yards per carry mark with a measly 3.8 YPC and per NFL Next Gen Stats, he averaged the fourth most time behind the line of scrimmage among qualified backs. Additionally, using rushing efficiency stat from the NFL, which measures the total distance traveled per yard gained, he ranked among the 10 worst.

Mack had three double-digit performances in 2017 when playing in a complementary role. Based on the off-season moves and recent suspension to Robert Turbin, Mack looks like the early favorite to be the lead in a committee, but he may fall short of a true workhorse share. With his current 6th round ADP as the RB31, he looks slightly overpriced compared to the other options in a similar range.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Marlon Mack
RB2RB2 Nyheim Hines
RB3RB3 Jordan Wilkins
RB4RB4 Robert Turbin
RB5RB5 Jonathan Williams
Colts Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Hilton, Doyle, Mack all out for Week 5
Colts missing three starters on offense
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Oct 3, 3:30 pm

Indianapolis Colts
Colts Pro Bowl receiver T.Y. Hilton has been ruled out of Thursday's game against the New England Patriots because of a hamstring injury. Others who will not play Thursday also include running back Marlon Mack (hamstring), tight end Jack Doyle (hip), offensive lineman Denzelle Good (personal -- brother killed Tuesday), cornerback Quincy Wilson (concussion), defensive tackle Hassan Ridgeway (calf) and cornerback Kenny Moore II (concussion). (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: The Colts have one of the weakest skill position player groups in the league. On Thursday night, they'll be rolling out Ryan Grant and Chester Rogers as their starting wide receivers. Tight end Eric Ebron and running back Nyheim Hines should see quit a bit of work in the passing game.

Injury Jack Doyle, Marlon Mack out for Week 3
Eric Ebron becomes viable TE1
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Sep 21, 1:04 pm

Indianapolis Colts
The following are OUT for Sunday. DT/DE Denico Autry T Anthony Castonzo TE Jack Doyle RB Marlon Mack DT Hassan Ridgeway CB Quincy Wilson (Jim Irsay on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Straight from the owners mouth. The loss of Doyle vaults Eric Ebron into a viable TE1 option against the Eagles. Ebron has played a fraction of the snaps of Dolye through two weeks, but Ebron should be on the field more the majority of snaps in Week 3. The Colts running game gets narrowed to Jordan Wilkins and Nyheim Hines but it's difficult to trust either back as anything more than a flex option.

Injury T.Y., Mack, Doyle miss practice Thursday
Colts starters dealing with injuries
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Sep 20, 3:00 pm

Indianapolis Colts
Friday's the big day, but it's not a good thing that so many front-liners didn't go again today. Among them: Anthony Castonzo, T.Y. Hilton, Marlon Mack, Jack Doyle, Denico Autry (Mike Chappell on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Hilton is dealing with a quad injury, Mack is nursing his hamstring injury along with a foot issue while Doyle has missed the last two days with a hip injury. If any of the players miss on Friday it will open their door for namely for Eric Ebron and Jordan Wilkins to see an increase in opportunities on Sunday against the Eagles.

Injury Marlon Mack listed as questionable
Limted practice on Thursday and Friday
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Sep 7, 2:00 pm

Indianapolis Colts
Starting left tackle Anthony Castonzo and top running back Marlon Mack, each of whom have been battling hamstring injuries since at least early-August, are both listed as questionable for Sunday's game. (

FFToday's Take: Mack has been battling a hamstring injury since August 9th but did get in limited practices on Thursday and Friday. He'll be hard to trust as a fantasy option against the Bengals even if he's cleared to play. Jordan Wilkins and Christine Michael could handle the bulk of running back touches if Mack sits.

Injury No practice for Marlon Mack on Wednesday
Hamstring injury
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Sep 5, 10:51 am

Indianapolis Colts
Reich: Marlon Mack won't practice today. Again, not good news (Mike Chappell on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Mack has been dealing with a hamstring injury since August 9th and at this point it seems unlikely that he will play against the Bengals in Week 1. Jordan Wilkins, Christine Michael and Nyheim Hines should be active. This is a backfield to avoid for fantasy owners.

Marlon Mack not a lock to be ready Week 1
Hamstring injury
By: Doug Orth | Thu Aug 23, 4:50 pm

Indianapolis Colts
Per HC Frank Reich, Marlon Mack (hamstring) is not a "slam dunk" to be ready for the start of the regular season. Next week critical. Needs to practice next week. (Mike Chappell on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The Colts' preseason plan to rotate running backs this season may still happen, but the names of the players may not be who everyone thought they were going to be. Mack hasn't practiced for two weeks, Nyheim Hines has four fumbles through two preseason games and Jordan Wilkins can't seem to buy first-team reps in exhibition play despite generally looking better than Christine Michael. Mack still should emerge as the lead back, but he's looking more like a low-end flex at this point.

Colts appear headed toward true RBBC
Indy likely content to have different lead back every game
By: Doug Orth | Thu Aug 2, 7:45 pm

Indianapolis Colts
If you’re asking who has the inside track to become the Colts’ starting running back, you’re asking the wrong question. The bigger issue is about who will get the most touches. Even then, that answer could vary from game to game. So far in training camp, it’s varied from day to day. And that’s more of a challenge than you might think for this group of mostly young running backs. The unit includes seventh-year back Robert Turbin and sixth-year player Christine Michael. But it also counts as key members second-year player Marlon Mack and rookies Nyheim Hines and Jordan Wilkins. (The Indianapolis Star)

FFToday's Take: Common sense dictates the two most explosive backs of the bunch - Mack and Hines - will see the most work, but whether the amount of "work" they receive every week will be bankable enough to be a flex option in fantasy is another question. Wilkins is making a push to be considered a co-lead back with Mack, while Hines is almost certain to be the top choice on passing downs. All three should be considered low-end flex options for now.

Rookie RB Jordan Wilkins "in the mix" for Colts
Marlon Mack is the early projected starter, but Wilkins getting looks
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Tue Jul 31, 11:46 am

Indianapolis Colts
Kevin Bowen from 1070 The Fan says fifth-round rookie Jordan Wilkins is "in the mix" for the Colts RB committee, even if Marlon Mack appears to be the clear starter at the moment. (1070 The Fan (Indianapolis))

FFToday's Take: Robert Turbin is suspended or the first four games, and Mack has spent the most time with the first-team offense. With new coach Frank Reich in charge, the Colts will use a committee approach, but Wilkins could still return value in all formats if he wins the early-down job. He's impressed scouts with his burst and agility and has the requisite patience to make big gains happen.

2018 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
2 at WAS W 21-9 10 34 3.4 0 2 1 2 2.0 0 3.6
6 at NYJ L 34-42 12 89 7.4 0 2 1 4 4.0 0 9.3

2017 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 at LAR L 9-46 10 24 2.4 1 1 1 21 21.0 0 10.5
2 ARI L 13-16 6 -3 -0.5 0 1 1 11 11.0 0 0.8
5 SF W 26-23 9 91 10.1 1 1 1 2 2.0 0 15.3
6 at TEN L 22-36 2 18 9.0 0 2 0 0 - 0 1.8
7 JAC L 0-27 5 26 5.2 0 6 4 40 10.0 0 6.6
8 at CIN L 23-24 11 27 2.5 0 5 3 36 12.0 1 12.3
9 at HOU W 20-14 9 29 3.2 0 0 0 0 - 0 2.9
10 PIT L 17-20 7 7 1.0 0 4 2 19 9.5 0 2.6
12 TEN L 16-20 4 11 2.8 0 2 2 20 10.0 0 3.1
13 at JAC L 10-30 6 46 7.7 0 2 1 8 8.0 0 5.4
14 at BUF L 7-13 7 23 3.3 0 3 2 21 10.5 0 4.4
15 DEN L 13-25 6 14 2.3 0 1 0 0 - 0 1.4
16 at BAL L 16-23 4 17 4.3 0 2 2 37 18.5 0 5.4
17 HOU W 22-13 7 28 4.0 1 3 2 10 5.0 0 9.8

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