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.
Posted: 5/11/2020 5:34 pm UTC
Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni is looking at the tandem of RBs Marlon Mack and rookie Jonathan Taylor as a '1-1 punch' for the team to utilize.
Huddle Up: Mack, who is coming off his first career 1,000-yard season, will lose value and touches with Taylor on board. However, with a different offseason routine this year, it could lead to Mack seeing a heavier dose between the backs earlier in the year as Taylor picks up the system. Due to the time share, both backs' fantasy value suffers. Consider both RB3s entering draft season, while Taylor has higher upside -- especially in dynasty formats.
Posted: 5/02/2020 5:29 pm UTC
Indianapolis Colts RB Jonathan Taylor was one draft analyst's favorite picks of Round 2, and that analyst says Taylor's addition will allow the Colts to play 'bully ball' with Taylor and Marlon Mack sharing the load to wear down opposing defenses.
Huddle Up: Taylor averaged 309 rushing attempts per season over the last three years at Wisconsin while Mack has seen his rushing attempts go from 93 as a rookie in 2017 to a team-leading 247 a year ago. Definitely expect a timeshare with two capable backs, but look for Taylor to be the lead back from Day 1 and produce as a RB2. Mack, meanwhile, slides down to the low-end RB3 range.
Posted: 4/14/2020 3:48 am UTC
Indianapolis Colts RB Marlon Mack ran for 591 yards before contact and 500 yards after contact in 2019 - making him one of only eight players who amassed at least 500 yards before and after contact.
Posted: 4/07/2020 3:12 am UTC
Indianapolis Colts RB Marlon Mack managed only three catches (four targets) for 14 yards in his final six games after producing 11 catches (13 targets) for 68 yards in his first eight outings.
Posted: 2/24/2020 12:53 am UTC
Indianapolis Colts RB Marlon Mack is not in line for a contract extension at this time. '(Marlon), we love him, but we love the other two guys. We want him back and he wants to be back, really. There were some mis-reports that we were pursuing an extension there. That's not the case. I don't know where those came from,' team owner Jim Irsay said Sunday, Feb. 23.
Posted: 2/04/2020 12:43 am UTC
Indianapolis Colts RB Marlon Mack is talking with the Colts about a contract extension with discussions expected to pick up later this month, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Mack finished this season with 1,091 yards and eight touchdowns in 14 games. He will continue to be the main option in the running back for the foreseeable future and should be a weekly starting option in all fantasy leagues.