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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 6.09

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 (Projected) IND   164 656 4.0 5   33 275 8.3 2 135.1  

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 Christine Michael
RB6RB6 Josh Ferguson
RB7RB7 Branden Oliver
Colts Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
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.

Robert Turbin suspended 4-games
PED violation
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Jun 29, 3:00 pm

Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts running back Robert Turbin has been suspended for using performance-enhancing drugs, he announced via Twitter on Friday. Turbin will be suspended for four games, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. He will be eligible to return for the Week 5 game at New England on Oct. 4. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Turbin had been running the first team while Marlon Mack has been sidelined with a shoulder injury. The Colts have a largely unproven running back groups and could look to sign a veteran at some point. Nyheim Hines and Jordan Wilkins are both rookies with Christine Michael and Josh Ferguson rounding out the roster. DeMarco Murray and Adrian Peterson are free agents.

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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