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Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Date of Birth:  03/07/1996
Age:  26
Height  5'11"
Weight:   213
College:  South Florida
Drafted:  2017 | Round 4 | Pick 143
Depth Chart:  2nd string

Marlon Mack | Texans RB


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Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack is signing with the Texans.

Mack is heading from Indy to Houston, and he will have a great opportunity to carve out a role if the team doesn’t spend an early pick on a running back. The veteran is still young having just turned 26 in early March.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack and the Colts have mutually agreed to seek a trade.

Mack was a healthy inactive in Week 3, and part of the reason is that Indy is working on a trade, which makes a lot of sense considering Jonathan Taylor and Nyheim Hines are the clear backfield leaders. The veteran runner has made a strong recovery from a torn Achilles suffered last year, and he is certainly a name to monitor if he lands with a running back-needy team.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack is inactive for Week 3.

Mack is likely a one-week inactive with the Colts having three quarterbacks up today, so Jordan Wilkins—who brings value on special teams—will be the No. 3 back. Look for Jonathan Taylor to get a heavy workload.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack (Achilles) is 100% for the start of camp.

This is great to hear after Mack suffered a torn Achilles very early last season, and the former Colts starting running back will avoid the PUP list. Mack will now be in more of a complementary role with Jonathan Taylor leading the Indy backfield, but the veteran will provide great depth for a team looking to compete for a division title in 2021.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

The Colts are re-signing Marlon Mack, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.

This should be a good move for both sides, as Mack—coming off a torn Achilles—will stick around in a system that he's had plenty of success with. Of course, 2020 second-rounder Jonathan Taylor took over as one of the game's best backs last season, so this move shouldn't have much of a negative impact on the Wisconsin product. Mack will be a quality late-round handcuff this summer behind an elite offensive line.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack suffered a torn Achilles.

The fear from yesterday has unfortunately been confirmed, and Mack's season is over. Coming off his first career 1,000-yard season, Mack was in a contract year, so this is obviously just really unfortunate for the fourth-year running back. The Colts are lucky to have exceptional depth at running back, and ultra-talented rookie Jonathan Taylor is poised to carry the ball a lot for Indy over the final 15 games—he figures to be an RB1 option for the rest of the season, while Nyheim Hines should be a more consistent FLEX option moving forward. Mack will turn just 25 years old this offseason, and we wish him luck on his recovery.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

The Colts fear a torn Achilles for Marlon Mack.

This is brutal news for Mack, who is in a contract year and was looking to have another strong season in Indianapolis. Hopefully the initial fear is off the mark, but it looks like the Colts will be without their starting running back for the rest of the season. More information should become available sometime tonight or tomorrow.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack (ankle) is out for the rest of today.

This obviously isn't a great sign for Mack, who was off to a very strong start early this season with four carries for 26 yards and three receptions for 30 yards versus the Jaguars. Now we just have to hope this isn't a long-term thing for Mack. More information on his status should become available in the next day or so.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack was carted off with an ankle injury.

Mack is officially questionable to return for the Colts, so hopefully he was just carted to the locker room as a precaution before he gets tested. Nyheim Hines is having a big game early for the Colts committee backfield. We'll update you as more information becomes available on Mack's status.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack scores in Week 16.

Mack carried 16 times for 95 yards and a touchdown along with two receptions for six yards in the Colts' rout of the Panthers. The dynamic third-year running back crossed the 1,000-yard mark for the first time in his career in the victory, and he now has 1,014 rushing yards and six rushing touchdowns on 232 attempts this season. Mack has a chance to add to that total with an outstanding game on the ground next week in the regular season finale against a struggling Jaguars defense.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack (hand) was officially a full participant in today's practice.

If something changes when the final Week 14 injury report is released tomorrow, we will let you know, but it looks like Mack is set to return for the Colts after missing the last two games. Despite facing the league's No. 2 run defense in Tampa Bay, Mack remains in the RB2 mix on a team that is fully committed to running the football. Mack should be a boost in the lineup of fantasy owners in the playoffs.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack (hand) was officially limited in today's practice.

There's major optimism that Mack will return to the lineup this week, and getting back on the practice field is a promising sign. Hopefully the dynamic running back can get up to a full participant by Friday.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack (hand) will not play in Week 13.

Head coach Frank Reich made the announcement, and it unfortunately puts hopes for a quicker-than-anticipated return to rest. Coming off back-to-back 100-yard games, Jonathan Williams will draw another start and should be viewed as a low-end RB2/FLEX play with Nyheim Hines mixing in on passing downs. Hopefully Mack can return in time for the fantasy playoffs.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack had hand surgery.

There's not yet a timetable for Mack's return, but he's obviously out for this Thursday night against the Texans and is likely to miss more time after that. This is a crushing blow to the Colts, who rely on Mack to carry a heavy workload for them behind a powerful offensive line. Fantasy owners with Mack are losing a high-volume back that was excellent down the stretch last season and looked poised for another strong stretch over the next few weeks. Jonathan Williams, Nyheim Hines, and Jordan Wilkins will pick up the slack with Mack out.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack suffered a hand fracture, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Rapoport says the severity is still to be determined, so we should know more about how much time Mack will miss after more testing. Mack obviously will not play on Thursday night against the Texans barring a surprising development, but hopefully Indy's starting running back doesn't miss much more time than that. Jonathan Williams had over 100 yards for the Colts today and could be set to lead the backfield in Week 12, but perhaps Jordan Wilkins will get back into the lineup after missing today's game.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack (hand) is out for the rest of today’s game.

This is obviously a massive loss for the Colts as they look to keep this 17-7 lead against the Jaguars. It's unclear when Mack was hurt, but it's probably not a good sign that he's been ruled out already in middle of the third quarter. The dynamic running back was having an excellent afternoon, with 14 carries for 109 yards and one touchdown. Hopefully this isn't a long-term thing for Mack, but more information should becomes available in the next 24 hours.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack helps lead Colts to upset win at Arrowhead.

Mack carried 29 times for 132 yards and added three receptions for 16 yards in the Colts' 19-13 Sunday night Week 5 victory. Despite coming into the game battling an ankle sprain, Mack was again Indy's workhorse running back and ran the ball very well, showing great patience, vision, burst, and power throughout the night. The only thing missing from the performance was a touchdown or two from Mack, but he and the offensive line—along solid play from quarterback Jacoby Brissett and a defense that plays with tremendous effort—are helping the Colts lead the AFC South early in the season. Mack will now have the bye week to rest up and get closer to 100% before facing the Texans at home in Week 7.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack (ankle) is officially active for the Colts.

Mack was said to be a true gametime decision, but his ankle is good enough for him to go against the Chiefs. There’s certainly upside for Mack against a Chiefs defense allowing 5.9 yards per carry this season, and he can be inserted into Week 5 fantasy lineups as a strong RB2 option.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack (ankle) is officially listed as questionable for Week 5.

Mack was limited in today's practice after missing the previous two days, and he did this earlier this season before ultimately playing on Sunday (albeit with a different injury). We expect Mack will be ready to go for Sunday night at Arrowhead, but his status won't be official until after all the other Sunday games have kicked off. Mack will be a strong option in fantasy lineups against a run defense giving up 5.9 yards per carry, but be sure to have a backup plan from one of the final two Week 5 games in case Mack is out.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack (ankle) officially did not practice today.

This is Mack’s second straight missed practice. Mack has shown the ability to play on Sunday after just one practice during the week, so hopefully he can get out there tomorrow and suit up Sunday night at Arrowhead. We’ll update you when the final Week 5 injury report is released tomorrow.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack (ankle) did not practice on Wednesday.

Mack didn't practice until Friday before suiting up last week, so hopefully he will be good to go for a big Sunday night matchup against the Chiefs. If not, Jordan Wilkins would be a potential RB2 option against a defense allowing 5.9 yards per carry through four weeks.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack (ankle) did not return for the Colts.

Mack was injured late in the game against the Raiders, so this isn't surprising. The injury doesn't appear to serious, so hopefully Mack is ready to go for Week 5 against the Chiefs. Before leaving, Mack carried 11 times for 39 yards.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack (ankle) is questionable to return for the Colts.

This explains why Mack has been out of the game for the last little bit. Mack is standing on the sideline with his helmet on like he might go back in, so the injury doesn't appear too serious. We'll let you know if he's able to return to today's game.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack handles 18 touches in Colts' win.

Mack was battling a calf injury entering the Week 3 contest against the Falcons, but it didn't appear to be much of an issue for him, as he looked to get better as the game went on. Mack had a fourth quarter rushing touchdown on a goal line run he bounced to the outside, and overall he had 16 carries for 74 yards and a touchdown along with two receptions for 14 yards. Nyheim Hines and Jordan Wilkins combined for just five carries behind him. Mack has 299 rushing yards through three games, and he'll remain a strong high-floor fantasy option for Week 4 versus the Raiders. He looks like one of the safest weekly options in 2019 and was likely a major steal in some fantasy drafts after the panic over Andrew Luck's retirement.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack (calf) is officially active for Week 3.

Mack missed practice n Wednesday and Thursday, but he was out there on a limited basis to end the week and is active today against the Falcons. There is some risk of re-injury or Mack being used less than usual, but he’s an RB2 option after racking up 45 carries through two games.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack (calf) is officially listed as questionable for Week 3.

Mack missed the previous two days of practice, but he was able to get out there today on a limited basis, giving him a shot to play on Sunday. The third-year running back might be a legitimate gametime call, but the good news is the Colts kickoff in the early games at 1:00 PM ET. Mack’s status will be known by 11:30 AM ET on Sunday. If Mack is out, Jordan Wilkins and Nyheim Hines would work in a split backfield.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack (calf) did not practice today.

This is the second DNP in a row for Indy's starter, so his status for Sunday's game against the Falcons is looking very questionable. Hopefully Mack is just being preserved and can get in a limited session on Friday to have a shot at suiting up, but if not, Jordan Wilkins and Nyheim Hines would split the work in Week 3.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack gets 25 carries in Colts' overtime loss.

Mack gained 174 yards with a touchdown on his 25 attempts in the Week 1 contest versus the Chargers. Mack's afternoon was highlighted by a 63-yard touchdown run where he was given a nice hole and burst through it before using his great speed to zoom up the sideline, but he picked up positive yardage and ran well all game. When Mack was featured like this last season, he was an elite fantasy asset (he had 125+ rushing yards in every game with 19+ carries), and he should get that much work more frequently with no Andrew Luck in 2019. While the touchdown upside might not be as high on an offense that figures to be not as good without Luck, Mack has the upside to lead the league in rushing if he's going to get 20+ carries per week. Next week against a tough Titans defense will be an interesting test.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

The Colts want a top-five rushing attack in 2019.

The majority of teams would obviously love to have a great running game, but Colts head coach Frank Reich's comments at this week's NFL Owners Meetings indicate he truly does want to commit to the run. The second-year head coach said, "I just have a really strong conviction of that’s what it takes. In this day of high scoring, crazy pass offenses, and that’s all true, but if you look at the numbers, you gotta be good at running the football," adding that the team was just 20th in rushing last season. Reich said while the backfield will be a committee approach, Marlon Mack is going to be the clear feature back ahead of Nyheim Hines and Jordan Wilkins. He then added that his "expectations this year for our run game are really, really high. Really high." With all five starters returning on the offensive line, and a coach ready to commit to the run, Indy will likely be among the top five or ten teams in rushing attempts this season. Keep in mind how well Mack played when he was given the ball 19+ times on the ground last season, including playoffs (five times): he had 125+ yards in each of those five games. Expect Mack to get near 20 carries in games more frequently in 2019.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack is expected to remain a workhorse in 2019.

During the NFL Scouting Combine, Colts head coach Frank Reich said that he "absolutely" sees Mack as a workhorse, adding that he "kind of hit a groove and was doing his thing," which they plan to build on moving forward. Meanwhile, general manager Chris Ballard called Mack "the guy" in the backfield, according to ESPN. In the five games with 19+ carries last season (including playoffs), Mack had 125+ rushing yards in each of those games, along with eight touchdowns—the Colts have an elite offensive line, but Mack himself was exceptional. So, this isn't much of a surprise, but it's still good to hear that Mack is locked in as Indy's backfield leader. Not a "big name," Mack will likely be an excellent value in fantasy drafts this summer.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack (hip) is out for the rest of tonight's game.

With the Colts unlikely to come back against the Chiefs, it's not surprising that the team is ruling Mack out after he limped off with a hip injury late in the game. Before leaving, Mack had nine carries for 46 yards, as he again ran the ball very well when given some room to run—the Colts simply couldn't get much going offensively and didn't get a first down until under two minutes remaining in the first half. Assuming an amazing comeback doesn't occur, Mack's season is now over. During the regular season, Mack rushed for 908 yards and nine touchdowns in 12 games, as he was one of the league's best runners when he got over his early-season hamstring woes. Because Indianapolis already has Nyheim Hines and Jordan Wilkins along with Mack in one of the league's stronger backfields, we don't anticipate they'll add anyone to compete with Mack for the starting job (despite the Le'Veon Bell talk that we don't buy). Expect Mack to be a great value in 2019 fantasy drafts as a potential RB1 that might be available after the first few rounds.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack plays great in playoff win over the Texans.

Mack rushed 24 times for 148 yards and a touchdown, also adding two receptions for six yards. The second-year back showed excellent vision, balance, and explosiveness all day, following the blocks of his dominant offensive line to control the game against a stout front. Mack should be featured once again next week in Kansas City as the Colts look to pull off another upset and advance to the AFC Championship.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack goes over 100 yards with a touchdown in Colts' Week 17 win.

Mack carried 25 times for 119 yards and a touchdown along with three receptions for -1 yard and a fumble lost in the de facto playoff game against the Titans. Mack's regular season ends with 195 carries for 908 yards and nine touchdowns along with 17 receptions for 103 yards and a touchdown in 12 games. When Mack was given a heavy workload during the year, he was about as good as anyone and put up high-end RB1 numbers—in the games he had 19+ carries, he had lines of 19/126/1, 25/132/2, 27/139/2, and 25/119/1. Mack was one of the best mid-late round selections this year, and he was a great waiver-wire pickup for those that got him after he was on the wire because of early-season injury issues. Frank Reich and the Colts know running the ball is important, so Mack should get a heavy workload in the postseason.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack finds the end zone in win over the Giants.

Mack rushed 12 times for 34 yards, including a three-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. He also caught a four-yard pass. Of course, it wasn't the dominant performance that we saw last week as New York played surprisingly well against the run, but fantasy owners will take the score to save his day. Mack remains a strong RB2 next week for a win-and-in SNF matchup against the Titans, who have been vulnerable on the ground at times.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack explodes in Colts' convincing win over the Cowboys.

Mack carried 27 times for 139 yards and two touchdowns along with one reception for ten yards and one fumble lost in Indy's Week 15 victory. The second-year running back looked more like a FLEX option against one of the league's best defenses entering the week, but the Colts committed to running the football against a defense that teams simply haven't tried to run much against in recent weeks. It paid off, with Mack gashing Dallas' defense all afternoon, including for a couple of scores in the red zone. On a couple of occasions during the broadcast, it was revealed that Frank Reich talked about the need to run the ball more, and he certainly backed up his words by giving Mack a season-high 27 carries. Fantasy owners should feel good about inserting Mack into lineups for championship weeks next Sunday against the Giants.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack scores in win over the Texans.

Mack rushed 14 times for 33 yards and a touchdown, but didn't catch his lone target. Houston's stout front was a difficult matchup, so Indy's starter did well to come away with a four-yard touchdown in the first half of a 24-21 victory. Next week won't be much easier against the Cowboys, but Mack remains a low-end RB2/FLEX option on an Andrew Luck-orchestrated offense.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack gets nine touches against the Jaguars.

Mack carried eight times for 27 yards and caught one pass for six yards in the Colts' Week 13 loss. The good news is Mack received double the carries of Nyheim Hines (four attempts) and Jordan Wilkins (zero attempts), but the Colts had a pass-heavy approach in a 6-0 loss. Mack will look to bounce back next week against the Texans, but it's another very difficult matchup; the Colts might either want to commit to the run after their loss or just air it out again against a team they lit up back in Week 4. The second-year running back might be a boom/bust option for the first week of the fantasy playoffs.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack (concussion) is officially active for Week 13.

Mack was a full participant in practice Thursday and Friday, so there was definite optimism about him being able to play today. He’s been cleared by the independent neurologist and is officially ready to go against the Jaguars. Consider Mack more of a low-end RB2 option versus a defense that limited him to 29 rushing yards a few weeks ago. He has obvious big-play ability to make it a productive fantasy day with a play or two, though.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack (concussion) is listed as questionable for Week 13.

Mack was able to practice fully the last two days and appears to be in a good position to clear concussion protocol by Sunday, but it’s not guarantee. Fortunately, the Colts play at 1:00 PM ET, so Mack’s status will be known by 11:30 AM ET on Sunday. If he’s out, rookies Nyheim Hines and Jordan Wilkins would lead the backfield against Jacksonville.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack (concussion) was officially a full participant in today's practice.

Mack remains in the concussion protocol, but this is obviously a very positive step in the right direction as he looks to get cleared for Sunday against the Jaguars. Barring setbacks, the second-year running back should be on pace to get cleared in time to play, and we'll see how he's listed on the final Week 13 injury report tomorrow. If you want to play Mack but you're unsure if he'll be active and might play someone else from tonight's game instead, you'll hopefully be able to wait it out and insert Mack into your lineup if he's cleared.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack (concussion) did not practice today.

Mack remains in concussion protocol and will look to make progress throughout the week before getting cleared for Sunday. He’s no lock to get cleared, so check in on his status the next couple of days.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack has been ruled out for the rest of today's game with a concussion.

Mack was tested for a concussion and he does have one. He's now in concussion protocol and will have a week to get cleared for Indy's Week 13 matchup with Jacksonville. Before leaving, Mack had 15 carries for 85 yards along with two receptions for 11 yards, as it was another strong showing for the second-year running back.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack is being evaluated for a concussion.

Mack just took a big hit from Dolphins linebacker Kiko Alonso on Indy's last drive, and he's now being looked at. Hopefully Mack is able to return to the game, but we're into the second half of the fourth quarter, so he might not return in time. Nyheim Hines and Jordan Wilkins will handle the backfield work with Mack out.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack scores in Colts' win.

Mack carried 16 times for 61 yards and a touchdown along with one reception for eight yards against the Titans. The score was another goal-line carry, which Mack has been effective on this season. In a matchup with the top-ranked fantasy defense against opposing running backs entering Week 11 (standard scoring), this was a very good output for Mack. He'll look to keep it going against a Dolphins team that was just gashed by Aaron Jones last week. Mack is an excellent Week 12 fantasy option.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack gets 14 touches against the Jaguars.

The Jaguars did a good job of limiting Mack, who had 12 carries for 29 yards and added two receptions for nine yards. A two-point conversion run helped make it a slightly better day for fantasy owners, but they'll look to for him to bounce back next week against the Titans—it's arguably a more difficult matchup than the Jaguars, though. However, the Colts are likely to commit to giving Mack at least another dozen carries in the game.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack is not on the Week 10 injury report.

Mack was limited the last two days of practice with a foot injury, but he was a full participant in today's practice and is ready to face the Jaguars. The Colts have been doing an excellent job of run blocking this season, and the team has committed to handing Mack the ball, so he's a strong RB2 option against a Jacksonville defense that hasn't been all that imposing in 2018.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack (foot) remains limited in practice.

Mack might again be limited in tomorrow's practice, but he's fully expected to play against the Jaguars on Sunday. Nonetheless, we'll let you know how he's listed on the final Week 10 injury report when it is released sometime tomorrow.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack (foot) was limited in today's practice.

Mack doesn't appear to be in any danger of missing Week 10, as the Colts are likely just limiting his practice reps to ensure he's healthy for Sunday. Mack has shown he can play, and play well, without a full slate of practices during the week.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack handles 27 touches, goes off again as Colts top the Raiders, 42-28.

Mack, who was questionable during the week with an ankle injury, rushed 25 times for 132 yards and two touchdowns, also adding two receptions for 17 yards. The 22-year-old has now gone for rushing lines of 12/89, 19/126/1, and 25/132/2 since returning in Week 6, and he looks like a surefire RB1 following the bye if he can stay healthy. Through four appearances this year, Mack is on a season-long pace of 1,524 yards and 12 touchdowns on the ground. He'll get the Jaguars in Week 10.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack (ankle) is officially active for the Colts.

Mack was officially listed as questionable, but he was fully expected to play after getting in a full practice on Friday. You can safely insert Mack into fantasy lineups as an excellent RB2 option against the Raiders.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack (ankle) is officially listed as questionable for Week 8.

There was real concern about Mack's status when he missed practice yesterday after begin limited to start the week, but he was able to get a full practice in today. The second-year back should be ready to go against the Raiders on Sunday, but the Colts don't play until the later games, so keep in mind that you might need a backup plan in case Mack is surprisingly inactive. Expect Mack to be an excellent RB2 option for Week 8.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack (ankle) did not practice today.

Mack was a limited participant in yesterday's practice, and suddenly this ankle injury looks like a potential concern for Sunday's game against the Raiders. It's unclear when Mack even suffered the injury in last week's 159-yard, two-touchdown performance, but hopefully the team is just taking things slow with their second-year running back this week in practice. We'll see how Mack is listed on the official Week 8 injury report when it's released tomorrow.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack totals 159 yards and two touchdowns in Week 7.

Coming off an 89-yard performance in Week 6, Mack continues to play extremely well now that he's fully healthy from the hamstring injury that forced him to miss most of the first five weeks of the season. Mack carried 19 times for 126 yards and one touchdown along with two receptions for 33 yards and a touchdown against the Bills. The first score was a check-down in the flat that he took for 29 yards, and the second was on a walk-in 20-yard run in the fourth quarter. Buffalo was playing great run defense, but the Colts ran all over them in the victory. Remember, Colts owner Jim Irsay said during the summer that he could see Mack being a 1,500-yard guy, which indicates he heard good things about the second-year back from the coaching staff. Mack is certainly playing great right now, and he's at least an excellent RB2 option next week against the Raiders.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack runs well in Colts' loss.

The game didn't start well for Mack, who bobbled a pass that was intercepted for a pick-six by the Jets; but he bounced back with a strong game as Indy's clear top running back. Mack carried 12 times for 89 yards, with a long of 25 yards, and added one reception (on two targets) for four yards in his second game of the season for the Colts. Meanwhile, Nyheim Hines had three carries, Robert Turbin had four carries, and Jordan Wilkins didn't receive a touch. If Mack was dropped in your league after missing so much time with hamstring injuries, he's worth a pickup and should be at least a FLEX option moving forward.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack (hamstring) was a full participant in today's practice.

Barring a setback, Mack should be ready to go this Sunday against the Jets. Mack has played in just one game this season, missing the opener and the last three games, but he might still be the leader in the team's backfield committee when he returns. Mack is worth a pickup in fantasy leagues, but he's not a highly-recommended FLEX option for Week 6.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 5.

Mack was limited in practice all week, but the Colts are not rushing him into action for tomorrow night against New England. Rookie Jordan Wilkins will draw another start for the Colts, and he's in the FLEX conversation for the matchup—though Nyheim Hines is the preferred option in both standard and PPR leagues.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack (hamstring) is inactive for Week 4.

Mack was listed as questionable, but this was expected, as he's not up to a full practice participant and is less than 100%. Rookie Jordan Wilkins is again drawing the start for Indy. Consider Mack week-to-week.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Week 4.

Mack was limited in practice all week, and he's probably a true game-time call for Sunday. However, the Colts might not want to rush things after Mack already re-aggravated things once already this season; and he'd be difficult to trust in fantasy lineups if he does play. Look for rookie Jordan Wilkins to get another start for the Colts, but we'll update you with the actives and inactives on Sunday.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack (hamstring) was limited in practice.

This is the second straight day Mack was limited, so hopefully he can get up to a full participation level tomorrow. Either way, Mack might be headed for a questionable tag for Week 4.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack (hamstring) was limited in today’s practice.

This is a good sign for the first practice of the week, and it’s also a good sign that Mack no longer has a foot injury listed as an ailment. Hopefully he can work his way into a full participant by Friday.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

The Colts have ruled Marlon Mack (foot/hamstring) out for Week 3.

This one is a bit of a surprise, as Colts head coach Frank Reich indicated Mack was fine after getting banged up in Week 2 against the Redskins. However, he didn't practice the last two days, and he'll now miss his second game of the season. Mack is also listed on the injury report with a foot injury, so it's unclear if that's more of an issue than his hamstring at this point. Rookie Jordan Wilkins will start and could get 15+ touches against the Eagles.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack gets 11 touches in 2018 debut.

Mack missed Week 1 because of a hamstring injury, but he worked his way back for the Week 2 win against the Redskins, carrying ten times for 34 yards while adding one reception for two yards. Jordan Wilkins also received ten carries, gaining 61 yards on them; and Nyheim Hines scored on a carry inside the ten-yard line. Mack might be able to work his way into a clear lead role in the committee moving forward, but he's more of a weak FLEX option for now.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack (hamstring) is active for Week 2.

The Colts sounded optimistic that their second-year back would be able to play this week after missing the season opener. Mack should be very close to 100% if he’s not there, and he’s expected to immediately be the lead guy in Indianapolis’ running back committee. However, consider him a riskier FLEX option in his first game of 2018.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Week 2.

Mack was able to get in a full practice for the first time since the summer, so he seems like he's ready to go after missing one game. Colts head coach Frank Reich said he thought Mack looked good in practice, adding that he'd be ready to use him if he's active for the game. Indianapolis is going with a committee backfield, but Mack is a good bet to step right into the lead role this Sunday if he's on the field. Check back in at 11:30 AM ET on Sunday to see if Mack is active or inactive.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack (hamstring) remains limited in practice.

Mack has one more day to get in a full practice participation, which would make everyone feel better about his status for Sunday's game versus the Redskins. We'll get more clarity on the situation tomorrow, but consider Mack 50/50 for now.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack (hamstring) was limited in practice today.

Mack was trending in the right direction last week before ultimately being inactive for the season opener. A full participation in practice tomorrow or Friday would be a great sign for his Week 2 status.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack (hamstring) is inactive for Week 1.

Mack made it interesting and worked his way into a game-time decision, but the expectation had been that he would not play against the Bengals. Jordan Wilkins is expected to draw the start for Indy, but Christine Michael and Nyheim Hines should both get a decent amount of work. Mack appears to be close to a return, so Week 2 against the Redskins is a possibility.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack (hamstring) is officially questionable for Week 1.

Most are not expecting Mack to play against the Bengals, but he's pushing to give it a go and probably would love to be out there for the first game under a new coaching staff. The Colts play in the early 1:00 PM ET games, so fantasy owners will know by Sunday 11:30 AM ET whether Mack is active or not.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack (hamstring) was officially a limited participant in today's practice.

This is a step in the right direction as the second-year back tries to play in Week 1, but most expect he'll be out for the opener. At the very least, this bodes well for Mack's Week 2 status. We'll see how he's listed when game statuses are released tomorrow afternoon.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack (hamstring) did not practice today.

The team says Mack is considered "day-to-day," but not practicing to start the week isn't a great sign for his Week 1 status. Most Colts reporters believe Mack will miss the opener with rookie Jordan Wilkins drawing the start. We'll update you on Mack's Thursday practice status tomorrow.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack (hamstring) did not practice today.

It was a light practice for Indy, but it's not a great sign that the second-year back wasn't out there. Multiple reporters are expecting Mack to miss Week 1 with rookie Jordan Wilkins getting the start, but we'll get more insight on Mack's status throughout the week and when the official injury report comes out on Friday.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack (hamstring) is "no slam dunk" to be ready for Week 1.

Colts head coach Frank Reich says next week will be important for the second-year back as he looks to get ready for the season opener, but it sounds up in the air at this point. Ideally, you'll be holding your fantasy draft late so there is more clarity on the situation of Mack and other players not currently at 100%. It'll be interesting to see which backs work with the first team in this week's third preseason game, as Christine Michael drew the start in the team's second preseason game against Baltimore.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack (hamstring) is week-to-week.

Mack suffered a hamstring injury in last night's preseason game versus the Seahawks. Week-to-week probably isn't quite as bad as what his hamstring injury could have been deemed, but he's no lock to be ready for the season opener. The best course of action would be for the team to let Mack get very close to 100% to prevent hamstring complications throughout the season. Nyheim Hines, Jordan Wilkins, and Christine Michael will all look to carve out a sizable role with Mack out. Keep in mind, Robert Turbin is suspended for the first four games of the season because of PEDs. Mack's ADP is going to drop in the coming days until he returns.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack suffers hamstring injury in first preseason game.

The Colts say the second-year back will not return to tonight's game, which isn't a surprise. Mack started the game for the Colts, and he caught a 17-yard swing pass from Andrew Luck on Luck's first play since 2016. He looked explosive on his touches, but he noticeably grabbed at his hamstring after a carry, and now we just have to hope it's not a serious injury. We'll keep you updated on Mack's status when more information becomes available.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Colts owner Jim Irsay says he can see Marlon Mack rushing for 1,500 yards.

Irsay recently spoke extensively, and according to The Indianapolis Star, he singled out Mack: "I think Mack has a chance to be a special guy this year. Depends on how many times you want to feed him the ball, 16-20 touches on the ground and I could see him approaching 1,500 yards." All indications have been that the Colts will go with a committee backfield, but 16-20 carries per game for Mack would put up him at 256-320 carries on the season, which would put him among the league leaders. Irsay probably doesn't have any impact on the decisions of the coaches, but this is still interesting nonetheless. We'll keep a close watch on the backfield rotation throughout the preseason.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

The Colts appear locked into a committee backfield.

Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star writes that it "doesn't matter" who the starter in Indy's backfield is because it's going to be a committee with multiple options. Holder believes "the bigger issue is about who will get the most touches." Marlon Mack, Nyheim Hines, Jordan Wilkins, Christine Michael, and Robert Turbin have all been mixing in for first-team reps throughout training camp. Colts head coach Frank Reich says the weekly gameplan will be "opponent specific," utilizing what each guy is good at; and he also said the running backs "will have their plays," indicating that multiple guys will get a certain number of plays each game. Perhaps one of the backs can emerge as a 200-carry guy in 2018, but the group might be frustrating on a week-to-week basis for fantasy owners.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack is still wearing a brace on his left arm.

Mack is back to 100% after offseason shoulder surgery, but he's still wearing the brace he's worn since the injury last year. It could just be a precaution thing, but the brace probably won't limit Mack if he decides to wear it during the season. The second-year back reportedly was "very physical" in Indy's first padded practice of training camp, which is a good sign as he looks to establish himself as the lead guy in what's expected to be a committee backfield.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack "has had a good offseason recovery" from shoulder surgery.

Mack has shoulder surgery after the season after playing the year with a brace on his shoulder, and there's no concern about his status for Week 1. The injury and brace didn't seem to affect his play too much, but it'll be a plus that he's at 100% heading into 2018. Mack is expected to be in a committee with the Colts, but there's a good chance he'll lead the group in touches. Indy's backfield is one to watch closely this summer.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack says he's motivated to "just go harder."

With Indianapolis letting Frank Gore leave in free agency, there's an opening atop the depth chart for the team. Mack told the Colts official website that with the new coaching staff in place, everyone wants to be "the top dog" and lead the backfield. The dynamic second-year second-year back also said he wants to add "a few pounds" this offseason, which shouldn't effect his explosiveness too much if he's just going to put on a few pounds. Mack added he's excited that new head coach Frank Reich's team used "a bunch of backs" when he was offensive coordinator of the Eagles last season because it gave everyone opportunities and allows them to "work together as a team." Mack seems to have the right mindset heading into his second NFL season, and right now he appears to be clearly atop the depth chart. However, Indy could be in the market for a running back in the draft, perhaps even Penn State's Saquon Barkley as high as number six overall.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack scores in Week 17 win.

Mack rushed seven times for 28 yards and a touchdown, adding two receptions for 10 yards. The rookie finishes the season with 93 attempts for 358 yards (3.8 yards per carry) and three touchdowns, while also chipping in a 21/225/1 receiving line. Mack was thought to be a threat to Frank Gore's status as the starter at some point, but that never happened, and the Colts may add talent to the backfield via the draft or free agency in the offseason. It might be wise to sell fellow dynasty-league owners on the 21-year-old being the lead guy in 2018, but if he actually does enter next season as the starter, he would be an upside RB2 with Andrew Luck healthy.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack gets six touches against Baltimore.

Mack mixed in behind veteran Frank Gore in this evening's loss, carrying four times for 17 yards awhile adding two receptions for 37 yards. The rookie had a long reception of 29 yards on a screen where he went up to make a nice grab before shedding a few tackles. Mack isn't a fantasy option behind Gore right now, but next week he'll look to build some momentum heading into 2018.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack gets six carries in Colts' loss.

The rookie running back gained 14 yards on his six attempts, as he couldn't find much room to run against the Broncos. Mack is just a dynasty-league option right now, as veteran Frank Gore still leads the Indianapolis backfield.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack gets nine touches in Week 14.

Mack had seven carries for 23 yards and added two receptions for a team-high 21 yards in snowy Buffalo against the Bills. The Florida boy might have preferred different weather, but it was probably at least some fun to play in the snow. With Frank Gore approaching 1,000 rushing yards for the 10th season, it's possible Mack doesn't get a sizable workload over the last few games. Expect him to continue mixing in for touches behind Gore.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack gets seven touches in Week 13.

Mack had six carries for 46 yards and one reception (on two targets) for eight yards against the Jaguars. The dynamic rookie had a long run of 25 yards on a rush to the right side. Mack is behind Frank Gore for work in Indy's backfield, so he's not a reliable fantasy option at the moment—though maybe he'll get more work over the final four games of the season.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack gets six touches in Week 12.

Mack carried four times for 11 yards and had two receptions (on two targets) for 20 yards against the Titans. The speedy rookie running back should get more touches down the stretch for the 3-8 Colts, but he's not a recommended option in fantasy lineups right now.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack held in check as Colts fall to 3-7.

Mack rushed seven times for just seven yards, adding two receptions for 19 yards. The rookie has clearly been behind Frank Gore for touches, but things could change when Indianapolis returns from their Week 11 bye. He might be worth a bench spot if you have room.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack rushed nine times for 29 yards in Sunday's 20-10 win over the Texans.

Mack was out-touched by Frank Gore 20 to nine, and he was notably held without a reception, though the Colts did lead throughout. The fourth-round pick might not see the majority of touches until the fantasy playoffs at the earliest, but he still provides good upside as a bench stash. Indianapolis hosts Pittsburgh next Sunday.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack scores in Week 8.

Mack couldn't get much going on the ground, carrying 11 times for 27 yards, but he also added three receptions for 36 yards and a touchdown, with the score coming on a screen pass for 24 yards. The rookie running back is an explosive weapon out of the backfield, and the Colts should keep him very involved there moving forward. He might not be a great FLEX option in fantasy lineups yet, but Mack could get there soon.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack gets five carries in Week 7.

Mack gained 26 yards on his five attempts while adding four receptions (on six targets) for 40 yards, including a 34-yard reception where he showed his great speed and burst. The Colts would probably be wise to get the ball in the dynamic rookie's hands out of the backfield, and he's someone to keep an eye on moving forward.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack gets two carries in Week 6.

Mack carried twice for 18 yards, with one carry going for 22 yards. The rookie undoubtedly has dynamic ability, but he's not getting enough touches to be a big fantasy factor right now. His workload could increase as the season moves forward, though, and Robert Turbin (arm) could be out next week versus Jacksonville.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Colts head coach Chuck Pagano says "it'd be wise" to get Marlon Mack more involved on offense.

The rookie running back from South Florida had an excellent game in Sunday's win over the 49ers, rushing nine times for 91 yards and a touchdown in his first game back after missing Weeks 3 and 4 with a shoulder injury. Pagano has compared Mack to Jamaal Charles over the summer, and the Colts are going to try to "find ways to get him the football." It's not out of the question Mack delivers FLEX value this season, and for dynasty leagues he is a superb rookie back to own as the heir apparent to veteran Frank Gore.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack gets ten touches in Week 5.

The rookie running back flashed off the screen, gaining chunk yardage on his way to nine carries for 91 yards against the 49ers. Mack also had a two-yard reception. The explosive rookie did run off the field late in the game when he appeared to land on his troublesome shoulder, but he didn't look to be in too much pain and should be fine. The 2-3 Colts might look to get Mack more involved moving forward, and he's definitely worth a look if you have bench space.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack (shoulder) is practicing in full.

It looks like he's ready to return after missing the last two games. The rookie is likely to be active this Sunday against the 49ers, with Matt Jones likely to not be active for the game.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack (shoulder) is out for Week 4.

Mack will miss his second-straight game, but the rookie will hopefully be ready for Week 5 against San Francisco. Frank Gore is the clear starter for Indy, but he's a low-floor FLEX option against Seattle on Sunday night. Former Seahawks running back Robert Turbin will operate as a change of pace.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Colts running back Marlon Mack (shoulder) is out Sunday against the Browns.

The dynamic rookie back went from limited on Wednesday to a non-participant in Thursday's practice. The fourth-rounder will attempt to get healthy for Week 4 against Seattle.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Cardinals shut down rookie Marlon Mack in Week 2.

After a very solid first professional game last week, Mack could not find any room to run against the Cardinals. He had six carries for -3 yards, but he did add an 11-yard reception. Mack is worth rostering for Gore owners, but he doesn't have much standalone value on an offense that's struggling without its quarterback.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack scores in NFL debut.

It was the only touchdown for the Colts in a 46-9 loss, and it was a three-yard run in the fourth quarter. Mack finished with 10 carries for 24 yards and the touchdown, but he gained 24 yards on one carry and zero on the other nine, though he was able to add a 21-yard reception. The rookie is a good speculative add and might find himself as the lead back pretty soon if the Colts fall out of contention early, which it looks like may happen if Andrew Luck is out into October.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack gets seven touches in Colts' third preseason game.

The rookie from South Florida had seven carries for 18 yards and added a 17-yard reception in the exhibition versus the Steelers. Mack was getting some time with the first team on passing downs, which is a great sign. The Colts are obviously going to use Mack this season, but it might not be enough to deliver fantasy value. But in dynasty leagues, Mack might be on of the best running backs to own as the potential long-term starter in Indy's backfield.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

Marlon Mack makes an impact in second preseason game.

Mack rushed five times for 45 yards and caught two passes for 14 yards in the loss. It's worth noting that new general manager Chris Ballard handpicked Mack in this year's draft, and he should push Robert Turbin for backup duties behind Frank Gore. The rookie might even unseat Gore eventually depending on how the veteran starts out this season. He is a good late-round pick.

Marlon Mack | Texans RB

The Colts select South Florida RB Marlon Mack with the 143rd pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Mack was a popular prospect for some draft analysts, and the Colts are able to take him in the 4th round. Mack had big-play potential at South Florida, when he ran for over 1,000 yards in each of his three seasons. Frank Gore is nearing the end of his career, but Mack is not assured of being the running back of the future in Indy. If he is, though, he is in a prime position with Andrew Luck under center. Mack is someone to keep an eye on as a rookie.