Marlon Mack Fantasy Football News 2018

Colts RB Jordan Wilkins injured his ankle in the 2nd quarter of Sunday's game against the Redskins and is questionable to return. He had been working in a 3-way committee with Marlon Mack and Nyheim Hines. We'll update Wilkins' status when we learn more.

UPDATE: Wilkins returned in the 2nd half.

11:09am EDT 9/16/18

Colts RB Marlon Mack (hamstring) is active for today’s game against the Redskins. It’s unclear how Indy will divide work between Mack, Jordan Wilkins and Nyheim Hines. (Christine Michael is inactive.) This is a situation to try to avoid in Week 2 fantasy lineups, but Mack is certainly worth a roster spot if he’s available in your league.

Colts RB Marlon Mack (hamstring) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Redskins. But he appears on track to play after putting in a full practice on Friday. “He looked good,” HC Frank Reich said afterward. “He’s got that explosiveness, that quickness. He’s really made good progress.” We’ll get Mack’s official status by noon ET on Sunday. If active, he figures to join a committee alongside Jordan Wilkins and Nyheim Hines. It’s a situation to avoid in Week 2 fantasy lineups.

Colts RB Marlon Mack (hamstring) was limited in Wednesday's practice. He was reportedly a game-time decision for Week 1 before ending up inactive, so it seems like he has a shot to return for Sunday's game against the Redskins. We'll get another update on his progress tomorrow.

11:09am EDT 9/9/18

Colts RB Marlon Mack (hamstring) is inactive for today’s game against the Bengals. He was reportedly a game-time decision, so a Week 2 return seems likely. Just how big a role Mack plays when he gets back might depend on how rookie Jordan Wilkins runs it today.

Colts RB Marlon Mack (hamstring) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Bengals. He put in limited practices on Thursday and Friday. We’d be a bit surprised if Mack played with just 2 practices under his belt after being sidelined 4 weeks, but we’ll find out for sure by noon ET on Sunday. Regardless, the Colts backfield is best avoided in Week 1 fantasy lineups.

Colts RB Marlon Mack (hamstring) remained sidelined on Wednesday. He's been out since August 9 and is looking like a long shot to play against the Bengals this weekend. That'll leave Indy's backfield to Jordan Wilkins, Christine Michael and Nyheim Hines. It's a situation best avoided in Week 1 fantasy lineups.

Colts RB Marlon Mack (hamstring) isn't practicing on Monday, according to insider George Bremer. Mack has been sidelined since hurting his hammy in the preseason opener on August 9. He seems unlikely to play against the Bengals this weekend. Rookie Jordan Wilkins is considered the favorite to serve as Indy's lead back in that one.

ESPN's Mike Wells considers Colts RB Jordan Wilkins the "front-runner" to start Week 1 if RB Marlon Mack (hamstring) isn't ready. Mack has yet to return to practice and seems unlikely to play against the Bengals on Sunday. That'd leave the backfield to Wilkins, Christine Michael and Nyheim Hines. All 3 guys figure to be involved, but it sounds like Wilkins is the favorite to lead the way in touches. It's a situation to avoid in Week 1 if possible, but Wilkins certainly deserves to be rostered in most fantasy leagues.

Colts RBs Jordan Wilkins and Nyheim Hines worked with the 1st-team offense in Saturday night's preseason game against the 49ers. Neither guy was impressive, though. Wilkins carried 4 times for 0 yards and caught 1 pass for 4 yards with QB Andrew Luck and the starters. Hines mustered 3 yards on 3 carries with the 1st-team offense. RB Christine Michael also saw time with the starters and finished with 2 yards on 5 carries. The winner here looks to be Marlon Mack, who remains the favorite for lead RB duties if he can get past his hamstring issue.

Colts HC Frank Reich admitted Thursday that RB Marlon Mack (hamstring) is "not a slam dunk" to be ready for Week 1. He's been sidelined since the preseason opener on August 9 -- exactly 2 weeks ago. The good news for Mack is that no one has stepped up in Indy's backfield since. RB Josh Ferguson saw 1st-team snaps in the 2nd exhibition and then got cut. RB Christine Michael also ran with the starters but has averaged just 3.3 yards per carry this preseason. Rookie RBs Jordan Wilkins and Nyheim Hines haven't been working with the starters. This backfield remains wide open, but a healthy Mack still looks like the best bet. He's a risk/reward pick at his current 8th-round ADP. We'll keep an eye on that hammy.

The Colts have signed RB Branden Oliver. It was a rough preseason opener for Indy's backfield, which saw Marlon Mack exit with a hamstring injury and Nyheim Hines struggle. Oliver is still a long shot for 2018 fantasy value but is at least worth keeping an eye on. He caught 36 balls as a rookie back in 2014 before injuries got in the way the past 3 years.

The Colts say RB Marlon Mack is "week to week" with a hamstring strain, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. That, of course, means we don't know if he'll miss a week, or 2, or even 3. Any missed time at this point for Mack -- who sat out offseason workouts following shoulder surgery -- is not good, as he tries to lock down the starting job. Extra opportunities are great news, on the other hand, for rookie RBs Jordan Wilkins and Nyheim Hines -- as well as veteran Christine Michael. (Yeah, he's still around.) RB Robert Turvin also remains on the sideline with an ankle issue and will sit out the 1st 4 games because of a PED suspension. Hines and Wilkins are players to make sure you get shares of if you're drafting multiple fantasy teams this month.

Colts RB Marlon Mack suffered a hamstring injury in the 1st half of Thursday night's preseason opener. He carried 4 times for 9 yards and caught 2 balls for 23 yards before exiting. We'll look for an update on the severity of the injury, but bum hammies have a tendency to linger. Mack's absence would open up a bigger opportunity for rookie RB Jordan Wilkins.

 
 
 

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