Projections for the season ahead
As the 2019 fantasy football season nears, it's time to examine players who could make or break your fantasy team. Here's a look at Indianapolis Colts running back Marlon Mack and his fantasy outlook for the season ahead.
Mack was a top-10 fantasy back across formats from Week 6 on last year. Tying for third in rushing touchdowns over that stretch played a big part. Mack tied for just 32nd among running backs in targets over that span, though. The Colts ranked fifth in scoring and seventh in yards last year, and then added Devin Funchess and Parris Campbell and got TE Jack Doyle back. Mack should be well set up for more TDs, but they’re more volatile than touch volume.
Size: 6'0", 210
Bye Week: 6
Mack would rank higher on this list if he caught more passes. He has upside beyond this spot but is likely to be overvalued in drafts.
How will the backfield touches be distributed in Indy?
The Colts would like to see Mack emerge as the workhorse rusher and get his first 1,000-yard season. It all depends upon if he can stay healthy. Mack has the best burst of any back on the roster. Backup Nyheim Hines is a great fantasy option as a receiver, ranking third on the team with 63 catches last year. The question becomes: Who will be the No. 3? Second-year back Jordan Wilkins is a solid reserve but doesn’t put up huge numbers. That’s why veteran Spencer Ware was added. Don’t be surprised if Mack gets 70 percent of the carries but Ware ends up with about 20 percent. And should Mack get hurt again, Ware is capable of being a workhorse.
Season Projections for 2019
222 carries, 977 yards, 10 rushing TDs; 24 receptions, 156 yards, 1 receiving TD