Marlon Mack
Marlon Mack
23-Year-Old Running BackRB
Indianapolis Colts
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Mack entered last year as a popular sleeper, but after only 18 offensive snaps through Week 5 due to lower-body injuries, it looked like the talented but brittle back was staring at a lost season. He got healthy Week 6, though, and was immediately off to the races, finishing with more than 1,000 scrimmage yards despite missing four games. The South Florida product is extraordinarily elusive in the open field, but his secret weapon was the rise of the Colts offensive line. The addition of Quenton Nelson pushed the unit to elite status, so Mack found himself with bigger holes and a lot more running room than he had the year before. He's not an especially physical runner (his 16 broken tackles were well below average for a feature back) and he had less than half of the team's carries inside the 5-yard line, though he converted six of 13. Mack still needs to improve as a receiver and show he can stay on the field to become a true bell cow, but in a potent Indianapolis offense with only Spencer Ware and Nyheim Hines competing for carries, Mack is set up for a productive 2019. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $2.82 million contract with the Colts in May of 2017.
Poised for lead role
RBIndianapolis Colts
June 12, 2019
Coach Frank Reich said Tuesday that Mack is the Colts' "main guy" in the backfield, Kevin Bowen of 1070 The Fan Indianapolis reports.
ANALYSIS
Reich said Nyheim Hines will retain his role on passing downs, while Jordan Wilkins, Spencer Ware and Jonathan Williams are all competing for a job to spell Mack on early downs. It sounds like the same plan as last season, when Mack averaged 16.3 carries for 75.7 rushing yards per game, with 10 touchdowns (nine rushing) but just 17 receptions in 12 appearances. The 23-year-old running back seems to have made a full recovery from the hip injury he suffered during the playoffs, as he participated in mandatory minicamp this week.
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How do Marlon Mack's 2018 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Broken Tackle %
8.2%
 
Positive Run %
82.6%
 
% Yds After Contact
56.6%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.6
 
Rushing TD %
4.6%
 
Touches Per Game
17.7
 
% Snaps w/Touch
47.9%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-2.5
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.07
 
% Team Air Yards
-0.6%
 
% Team Targets
4.1%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-1.2 Yds
 
Catch Rate
65.4%
 
Drop Rate
11.5%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
7.3
 
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Marlon Mack's measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 0"
 
Weight
210 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.50 sec
 
Vertical Jump
35.5 in
 
Broad Jump
125 in
 
Bench Press
15 reps
 
Hand Length
9.00 in
 
Arm Length
32.00 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
Few rookie campaigns have been as predictable as Mack's 2017. Stuck behind Frank Gore on the depth chart while playing in an offense that didn't present much of a vertical threat without Andrew Luck under center, the fourth-round pick out of South Florida couldn't produce big numbers, but he showed flashes of his big-play ability with seven runs of 15 yards or more on only 93 carries. At 6-0, 210, Mack compensates for his thin frame with speed that appears better than his 4.5 40 time, along with ankle-breaking moves that routinely leave defenders grasping at air. It's also worth noting he played through a torn labrum in his shoulder most of 2017 - ultimately requiring offseason surgery - which could explain his reluctance to run through tackles or fully engage blitzing pass rushers. Returning veteran Robert Turbin figures to be limited to short-yardage work once he returns from a four-game suspension, and while the Colts drafted Nyheim Hines and Jordan Wilkins to compete for snaps, the former profiles as a pass-catching specialist and the latter looks like a lesser version of Mack. If Luck can return and force safeties out of the box, the second-year back has the talent to exploit the extra space. Mack faces another obstacle after straining a hamstring in the first week of the preseason, leaving his Week 1 availability in doubt.
A fourth-round pick out of South Florida, Mack potentially gives the Colts a big-play hare in their backfield to complement Frank Gore's slow but steady tortoise act. Mack showed incredible elusiveness and balance at USF, routinely making wouldbe tacklers miss en route to six TD runs of 40 yards or more in his final college season -- and he's got the burst to hit a hole with power when he identifies one. But he too often looks to bounce a play outside for a home run rather than settling for a smaller opening inside, something that could get him in trouble against faster NFL defenders. Gore's tutelage could help the rookie temper those instincts and learn when it's best to take what he's given. Mack likely will fill a change-of-pace role in 2017 but could be in line for bigger things once Gore retires.
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Viewed as featured runner
RBIndianapolis Colts
Hip
March 27, 2019
The Colts have a "bullish stance" on Mack (hip) as a featured running back, Kevin Bowen of 1070 The Fan Indianapolis reports.
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Productive when healthy in 2018
RBIndianapolis Colts
Hip
January 23, 2019
Mack (hip) topped the 100-yard rushing mark four times in 12 contests in 2018, finishing with 195 carries for 908 yards and nine scores. He also added 17 receptions for 103 yards and another touchdown.
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Suffers hip injury Saturday
RBIndianapolis Colts
Hip
January 12, 2019
Mack won't return to Saturday's divisional-round game at Kansas City due to a hip injury, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports.
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Explodes for 148 yards
RBIndianapolis Colts
January 5, 2019
Mack rushed 24 times for 148 yards and one touchdown while catching two of three targets for six yards in Saturday's playoff win over the Texans.
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Continues scoring streak
RBIndianapolis Colts
December 30, 2018
Mack rushed 25 times for 119 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 33-17 win over Tennessee. He lost a yard on three receptions (three targets).
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