| Jack Doyle, Marlon Mack out for Week 3|
Eric Ebron becomes viable TE1
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Sep 21, 1:04 pm
|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.
| T.Y., Mack, Doyle miss practice Thursday|
Colts starters dealing with injuries
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Sep 20, 3:00 pm
|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.
| Marlon Mack listed as questionable|
Limted practice on Thursday and Friday
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Sep 7, 2:00 pm
|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. (Colts.com)|
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.
| No practice for Marlon Mack on Wednesday|
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Sep 5, 10:51 am
|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|
By: Doug Orth | Thu Aug 23, 4:50 pm
|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
|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
|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|
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Jun 29, 3:00 pm
|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.