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Marlon Mack


#63 Running Back

44 Projected Points

ADP: Not Available
Bye: 14
Experience: 4 Yr(s)
Age: 25
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 213
40 Time: 4.50

2021 Projections & Outlook


#63 Running Back

44 Projected Points

ADP Rush Atts Rush Yds Rush TDs 100 Fum Rec Rec Yds Rec TDs
Not Available 64 275 2 0 0 7 54 0

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What You Need to Know:

  • Mack went down with a season-ending torn Achilles just 11 snaps into the 2020 campaign.
  • A 2018 study of 95 NFL players with Achilles tears found that they returned an average of 340 days after surgery. That’d put Mack back on the field a few weeks before the start of the 2021 season.
  • That same study found “significantly worse postoperative performance scores compared with preoperative scores.”
  • ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reported in March that Mack expects to be a “full go” for the start of training camp.
  • He re-signed with the Colts in free agency on a fully guaranteed 1-year, $2 million deal.
  • As Indy’s lead ball-carrier across 2018 and 2019, Mack averaged 77 rushing yards per game on 4.5 yards per carry.
  • He ranked 23rd among 47 qualifying RBs in Pro Football Focus’ 2018 rushing grades and 18th out of 45 in 2019.
  • Jonathan Taylor handled 56.7% of Colts RB carries last year. That climbed to 74.7% over the season’s final 6 games (including playoffs).
  • Working in Mack’s favor is that Indianapolis ranked 9th in rush rate and 10th in rush attempts last year. This should remain a run-leaning offense in 2021.

Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

Mack went down with a torn Achilles last September -- an injury that might threaten his availability for the start of the 2021 campaign. Whenever he’s ready, he figures to take a clear backseat to Jonathan Taylor (with Nyheim Hines continuing to mix in).

Mack will likely need Taylor to miss time this season to be a fantasy factor.


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Zak Keefer of The Athletic reports that the Colts say RB Marlon Mack is back to 100% health for the start of camp. That's noteworthy, given Mack missed last year with a torn Achilles' tendon. Of course, being 100% healthy does not necessarily equal being back to your original performance level. But this is a big step for the veteran back. Mack still can't hope to be more than the #3 RB on this year's Indy roster, but his return could leave Jordan Wilkins without a spot. A near full-strength Mack could also stress the workload for Jonathan Taylor.

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NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports that the Colts are retaining RB Marlon Mack on a 1-year, $2 million contract. Fantasy owners everywhere wanted Mack to be leaving in free agency, but it makes sense for Indy to keep a reserve RB they trust at low cost. Mack, of course, is coming off the Achilles' tendon tear that ended his 2020 season in Week 1. If he's all the way back, his presence will threaten the rushing workload of Jonathan Taylor and add risk to Taylor as a Round 1 fantasy pick (while Nyheim Hines challenges in targets). We'll probably have to wait until the summer to see whether Mack is back to full strength, though.

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RB Marlon Mack expects to be "full go" for the start of training camp, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler. Mack is recovering from last September's torn Achilles and will hit the free-agent market this coming week. He might need to wait until deeper into the offseason before landing a deal, though, as he attempts to return from such a serious injury. The 25-year-old at least has age on his side and a 1,000-yard season on his resume. We'll see where Mack lands, but he's just a late-round flier in early fantasy drafts.

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An MRI has confirmed that Colts RB Marlon Mack suffered a torn Achilles in Sunday's opener. Mack will miss the rest of the season and hit free agency next offseason coming off a major injury. His absence leaves the Colts backfield to Jonathan Taylor and Nyheim Hines. Hines actually out-snapped the rookie 39 to 26 in Week 1, tallying 7 carries and 8 targets to Taylor's 9 carries and 6 targets. We're expecting Taylor to quickly emerge as the clear lead ball-carrier here, but Hines should remain plenty involved, especially in the passing game.

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The Colts "fear" a torn Achilles for RB Marlon Mack, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports. That'd be a season-ending injury -- and leave Jonathan Taylor and Nyheim Hines in the backfield. Taylor would easily be the best fantasy bet, but Hines has been surprisingly involved in the opener.

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