Posted: 1/14/2021 6:45 pm UTC
Indianapolis Colts RB Marlon Mack (Achilles) 'deserves a good contract,' Colts general manager Chris Ballard said Thursday, Jan. 14, but added that he doesn't know if the team will be in position to offer the pending free agent one this offseason.
Huddle Up: The Colts certainly aren't in need after second-round rookie Jonathan Taylor's late-season emergence, leaving Mack in tough spot as a free agent running back coming off a season-ending Achilles injury. The clock, though, is on Mack's side as he'll only turn 25 in March.
Posted: 9/16/2020 7:15 pm UTC
Indianapolis Colts RB Marlon Mack (Achilles) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Wednesday, Sept. 16. The team also signed practice squad WR Daurice Fountain to their active roster. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Posted: 9/14/2020 3:21 pm UTC
Indianapolis Colts RB Marlon Mack (Achilles') will miss the rest of the season after an MRI revealed a torn Achilles'.
Huddle Up: Jonathan Taylor was drafted in fantasy as an elite RB3 or a low-end RB2 with the expectation he would unseat Mack at some point. So he will see a slight boost up to that RB2 area. Nyheim Hines should be picked up as an RB5 and handcuff to Taylor.
Posted: 9/13/2020 7:23 pm UTC
Indianapolis Colts RB Marlon Mack (Achilles) left the Week 1 game early, and the team fears that Mack suffered a torn Achilles tendon, according to sources.
Huddle Up: The team will update Mack's situation in the near future. He will miss the rest of the season if he is diagnosed with a torn Achilles. Jonathan Taylor likely would take over the starting role with Nyheim Hines also seeing solid playing time at running back. Taylor would be a No. 2 running back in fantasy leagues, while Hines could be a flex option in leagues.
Posted: 9/13/2020 6:18 pm UTC
Indianapolis Colts RB Marlon Mack (ankle) suffered an ankle injury during the Week 1 game and is considered questionable to return.
Huddle Up: Fantasy players should know more about Mack's status in the next day or two. Jonathan Taylor and Nyheim Hines would share playing time if Mack is sidelined for an extended period of time. Taylor would be at least a flex option in standard leagues, while Hines would be a decent flex option in point-per-reception leagues.
Posted: 8/12/2020 4:29 pm UTC
Indianapolis Colts RB Marlon Mack will be the starting running back this season, but the team will not be afraid of using the hot hand at the position, according to head coach Frank Reich.
Huddle Up: Mack is coming off a solid 2019 season, but the team added Jonathan Taylor this offseason. Mack likely will receive a majority of the carries, but Taylor should see some touches each game. Mack can be considered a No. 2 fantasy running back, while Taylor could be a handcuff to Mack or a late round option in drafts.
Posted: 6/16/2020 8:12 pm UTC
Indianapolis Colts RB Jonathan Taylor said Tuesday, June 16, he isn't concerned about splitting time with RB Marlon Mack in 2020. 'You don't count the reps, you make the reps count,' Taylor said.
Huddle Up: Taylor was somewhat of a surprise pick by the Colts in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft. Mack rushed for 1,091 yards in 2019 while adding 82 receiving yards and scoring eight total rushing touchdowns. Taylor is expected to fill the pass-catching role and will certainly be a viable fantasy option in the Philip Rivers-led offense. Consider Taylor an RB2 in PPR leagues and RB3 in standard formats, with those roles being reversed for Mack.
Posted: 6/10/2020 2:40 am UTC
Indianapolis Colts RB Marlon Mack ranked fourth in the league with 67 first downs rushing in 2019.
Posted: 6/02/2020 1:47 pm UTC
Indianapolis Colts RB Marlon Mack has inherent respect as the starter, according to head coach Frank Reich. 'I see it as a 1-1 (punch),' Reich said, referring to Mack and second-round pick RB Jonathan Taylor. 'The way the league has gone and the way roleplaying has been elevated in our league, it's made it prominent. We used to say in San Diego that when we had Danny Woodhead. He was not our starter, he was our 'role-playing' starter. He played such a significant role. He had 80 catches in a year. You look at a guy like Nyheim Hines. We talk about Marlon and Jonathan, but what about Nyheim? He's such a good third-down back that he'll play a prominent (role). In some ways, (Hines) is a starter. He's a role-playing starter.'
Huddle Up: It sounds to be a true committee in Indy with Mack holding RB2 status in fantasy and Nyheim Hines an RB3 in PPR. Taylor could play a larger role, but he'll open draft season as an RB4 or RB5 handcuff.
Posted: 5/23/2020 5:06 pm UTC
Indianapolis Colts RB Marlon Mack tied for third in the league with nine rushes of 20 yards or more in the 2019 season.
Huddle Up: Those big gains helped Mack to his first 1,000-yard rushing season (1,091) and a No. 17 ranking among fantasy running backs. Mack, however, hit a career low with 14 receptions, and with Indy spending a second-round pick on Wisconsin back Jonathan Taylor, Mack should be valued as a RB3 at best.