RB Marlon Mack - Indianapolis Colts
|5-11, 213||Born: 3-7-1996||College: South Florida||Drafted: Round 4, pick 2017|
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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Dec 17): Mack was slashing and dashing through the Cowboys defense all day and very effective in the red zone. The Colts should go back to him against a Giants defense that is still tired from chasing and bringing down Derrick Henry in Week 15.
Week 16: vs New York Giants
Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36
Marlon Mack's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2018 Week 14 vs HOU (14 / 33 / 1 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Marlon Mack saw limited work with the Colts struggling to sustain offense early then moving the ball with passes deep downfield. Mack played well but found little room to run on his opportunities. Mack scored a 4 yard touchdown running off right guard. Mack is clearly the lead back and should continue to get the majority of the work in the backfield.
2018 Week 13 vs JAX (8 / 27 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Marlon Mack saw limited work in his return from a concussion. Mack found some success on his first half carries. Mack failed to convert a short yardage pitch play that may have contributed to his limited workload. Mack appeared hesitant to accelerate into contact to pick up the necessary yardage. Mack made his only catch underneath for 6 yards. Hines could take over as the lead back but I'd expect Mack to see more carries going forward.
2018 Week 12 vs MIA (15 / 85 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 11 / 0 rec)
Marlon Mack played well throughout the game and seemed to be picking up steam when he left the game with a head injury and was placed in concussion protocol. Mack gained the edge off right tackle and escaped down the side line for 16 yards. Mack caught a check down in the flat and took it 7 yards. Mack gained the edge off left tackle and zig zagged his way through defenders for 11 yards. The following play Mack found a huge crease off right guard for a 25 yard gain up the middle. Mack was hit in the backfield and did not return to the game after being place in concussion protocol. Nyheim Hines took over the lead back role with Mack out.
2018 Week 11 vs TEN (16 / 61 / 1 rush, 2 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
Marlon Mack was bottled up and struggled to find room to run for much of the game. The Titans' did an excellent job defending the edges where Mack creates the majority of his explosive plays. Mack followed a nice block by Quenton Nelson who sealed off Jurrell Casey for a 1 yard touchdown. Mack picked up 45 of his total 69 yards on a single touchdown drive. The drive began late in the 3rd quarter and helped the Colts eat up the clock. Mack became more effective as the game progressed and the Titans seemed worn out defensively. Expect Mack to see the majority of touches in the Colts' backfield going forward.
2018 Week 10 vs JAX (12 / 29 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 9 / 0 rec)
Marlon Mack struggled to find room to run against the Jaguars. Mack also saw a limited number of touches because of the game script that unfolded. The Colts saw limited second half possessions and struggled to sustain offense. Mack got touches on consecutive plays inside the 10 yard line before Eric Ebron scored his two yard rushing touchdown. Marlon Mack followed nice blocks off of left tackle and converted a 2 point attempt nearly untouched.
2018 Week 8 vs OAK (25 / 132 / 2 rush, 4 / 2 / 17 / 0 rec)
Marlon Mack handled the majority of reps at running back despite missing practice and being listed as questionable with an ankle injury. Mack saw more involvement as a receiver in this contest with mixed results. Mack was effective running between and outside the tackles keeping the offense on schedule and taking what the defense gave him. Mack took a check down from Luck for 10 yards on 3rd and 9. Mack dropped what would have been a 3 yard gain underneath. Mack ran off left tackle and got a nice block from Jack Doyle to get Mack into the open field untouched for a 49 yard run. Mack was barely caught from behind and pushed out of bounds. Mack found a nice hole and plunged into the end zone for a 4 yard touchdown. Following a turnover Mack received 3 consecutive carries inside the 10 yard line and scored a 1 yard touchdown on the third.
2018 Week 7 vs BUF (19 / 126 / 1 rush, 3 / 2 / 33 / 1 rec)
Marlon Mack was the work horse for the Colts offense. Mack shared work with Hines and Wilkins but its clear the Colts are high on Mack's talent. Mack is showing improvement from last season in his ability to run through contact between the tackles. Mack received touches on the Colts' first two offensive plays. Mack converted a 4th and 1 with a burst through the hole followed by a spin move for 10 yards. Mack kept his feet after being contacted at the line of scrimmage and picked up 9 yards. Mack caught a check down from Luck without a defender within 5 yards of him. Mack turned on the jets and went untouched down the sideline looking like a sprinter for a 29 yard touchdown. Mack rushed up the middle from the 1 yard line on a successful two point conversion. Mack gained the edge off right tackle and chewed up 23 yards on the edge before getting out of bounds. Mack received two carries inside the 10 yard line before TY Hilton's first touchdown. Mack ran through a huge hole off left tackle behind a pulling guard for 14 yards. Mack got another great block off left tackle and went untouched for a 20 yard touchdown.
2018 Week 6 vs NYJ (12 / 89 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)
Marlon Mack had a very strong game outside of one early mistake. Mack showed an ability to be patient and run through contact between the tackles. Mack consistently picked up chunks of yardage whenever he touched the ball. Mack's mistake came when he took his eyes off of a screen pass from Luck and knocked the ball into the air resulting in a pick six for the Jets on the Colts second offensive snap. Mack burst through a hole for 6 yards and was brought down at the half yard line. Mack was given a carry the following play and lost a yard. Mack ran through a slow developing hole off tackle for 14 yards showing patience and balance. Mack had a 5 yard reception negated by an illegal motion penalty. Mack slipped tackle up the middle and broke into the open field for a 25 yard gain. Mack found another hole and burst into the second level for 10 more yards.
2018 Week 2 vs WAS (10 / 34 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 2 / 0 rec)
Marlon Mack opened the game as the Colts' starting running back on made a catch on their first offensive play for 2 yards. Mack had a couple of nice runs and looked healthy in his return from injury. Mack is in a three way time split with Jordan Wilkins and Nyheim Hines until further notice.
Latest NewsColts | Marlon Mack gashes Dallas (Sun Dec 16, 08:32 PM) - Indianapolis Colts RB Marlon Mack rushed 27 times for 139 yards and two touchdowns and caught one pass for 10 yards in a 23-0 win over the Dallas Cowboys in Week 15. Our View: Mack was one of the biggest hits of Week 15. He had his starting center Ryan Kelly back and looked quick and swift through the hole. He'll be a solid RB2 next week against the Giants.
link to story Colts | Marlon Mack gets into the end zone (Sun Dec 9, 08:46 PM) - Indianapolis Colts RB Marlon Mack rushed 14 times for just 33 yards in Week 14 against the Houston Texans, but he was able to score a touchdown. link to story Colts | Marlon Mack finally healthy (Fri Dec 7, 09:20 PM) - Indianapolis Colts RB Marlon Mack said he is healthier than he has been all season entering a Week 14 matchup with the Houston Texans. Our View: The Colts running game has gotten bogged down lately and Houston has been a tough run defense all year. Mack is still only a flex play.
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