Marlon Mack
Marlon Mack
25-Year-Old Running BackRB
Indianapolis Colts
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Coming off his first season with more than 1,000 rushing yards in 2019, Mack appeared to be a long shot to match that production last year after the Colts spent a second-round pick on Jonathan Taylor, but he never got the chance to fend off his challenger after tearing his Achilles tendon in Week 1. Mack has made good progress in his rehab and was cleared for the start of training camp, but it won't be clear whether he's lost any of his plus elusiveness until he sees game action in earnest. Even if Mack hasn't lost a step, Taylor seems entrenched in the top spot in the backfield, and Nyheim Hines remains the primary passing-down option. Barring an injury to Taylor, Mack seems unlikely to see enough touches to be a consistent fantasy asset even if he does make a full recovery, though any touches can be valuable ones behind Indy's elite offensive line. Read Past Outlooks
RANKS
#186.53
ADP
$Signed a one-year, $2 million contract with the Colts in March of 2021.
Gets first carries of season
RBIndianapolis Colts
September 20, 2021
Mack had five carries for 16 yards and didn't have a reception on his lone target in Sunday's loss to the Rams.
ANALYSIS
Mack didn't play Week 1, despite being healthy, so this is a positive step, despite his small role. He played 12 snaps on offense compared to 25 snaps for Nyheim Hines and 30 snaps for Jonathan Taylor. Mack's role could increase, but he'll still be the distant third option in the Indy backfield if the top two backs are healthy.
Read More News
NFL Stats
Loading NFL Stats...
Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
See red zone opportunities inside the 20, 10 and 5-yard lines along with the percentage of time they converted the opportunity into a touchdown.
Loading Fantasy/Red Zone Stats...
Advanced NFL Stats
How do Marlon Mack's 2021 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 %
0.0%
 
Positive Run %
100.0%
 
% Yds After Contact
43.8%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
1.4
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
5.0
 
% Snaps w/Touch
41.7%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-2.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.17
 
% Team Air Yards
-0.4%
 
% Team Targets
1.4%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-2.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
0.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
0.0
 
Loading Advanced NFL Stats...
2021
2020
2019
2018
2017
2021 NFL Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
Standard
PPR
Half PPR
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
Loading Game Log...
2020 NFL Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
Standard
PPR
Half PPR
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
Loading Game Log...
2019 NFL Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
Standard
PPR
Half PPR
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
Loading Game Log...
2018 NFL Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
Standard
PPR
Half PPR
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
Loading Game Log...
2017 NFL Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
Standard
PPR
Half PPR
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
Loading Game Log...
Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Snap Counts
Snap %
Indianapolis ColtsColts 2021 RB Snap Distribution See more data like this | See last season's snap counts
#% of Team Snaps

726%
585%
121%
Loading Weekly Snap Counts...
Receiving Alignment Breakdown
See where Marlon Mack lined up on the field and how he performed at each spot.
Detailed
Grouped
Side
Loading Alignment Breakdown...
Loading Alignment Breakdown...
Loading Alignment Breakdown...
Loading Team Alignment Breakdown...
This Week's Opposing Pass Defense
How does the Titans pass defense compare to other NFL teams this season?
The bars represents the team's percentile rank (based on QB Rating Against). The longer the bar, the better their pass defense is. The team and position group ratings only include players that are currently on the roster and not on injured reserve. The list of players in the table only includes defenders with at least 3 attempts against them.
TEN
@ Titans
Sunday, Sep 26th at 1:00PM
Overall QB Rating Against
116.0
 
Cornerbacks
124.5
 
Safeties
78.0
 
Linebackers
100.0
 
Loading Opponent Pass Defense Stats...
2021 Marlon Mack Split Stats
Loading NFL Split Stats...
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
 
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Marlon Mack
East Coast Offense
East Coast Offense
3 days ago
3 days ago
Sometimes the obvious pick is also the correct one. Derrick Henry (above) shows no signs of slowing down despite 784 carries the past two seasons.
Backfield Breakdown: Week 2 Recap & Week 3 Sleepers
4 days ago
The Steelers haven't shown much of a running game through two weeks, but Najee Harris should get enough to flirt with RB1 status anyway.
Week 2 Observations
Week 2 Observations
4 days ago
4 days ago
Chris Liss regrets passing on Derrick Henry, who even got involved as a receiver Sunday.
Backfield Breakdown: Week 1 Recap & Week 2 Sleepers
11 days ago
Elijah Mitchell is the talk of the town, but another NFC West running back may prove even more valuable after handling a three-down role Sunday night.
Weekly Rankings: Week 1 Value Meter
17 days ago
Jeff Erickson has the answers for all of your start/sit dilemmas with his Week 1 rankings.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2020
2019
2018
2017
Mack began last season with a bang, piling up 174 rushing yards against the Chargers in Week 1, but that proved to be the high-water mark of his season as a potential breakout campaign turned into a merely good one. Working behind arguably the league's best offensive line, Mack used his impressive elusiveness to do damage when he got into the open field, but he also tried to do too much on his own rather than taking the holes his blocking created for him, as only Sony Michel was stuffed at or behind the line of scrimmage more often than Mack. He simply doesn't have the power to shake off would-be tacklers, and he wound up gaining a lower percentage of his yards after contact than any back with 200-plus carries besides Christian McCaffrey. Mack is also a non-factor in the passing game, a product both of his own rudimentary skills as a receiver and the presence of passing-down specialist Nyheim Hines on the roster. With veteran Philip Rivers now under center instead of Jacoby Brissett, the Colts offense should be more potent overall, but Mack now has to compete with 2020 second-round pick Jonathan Taylor for touches, and even if he wins the early down role, he might not be able to fully capitalize on it.
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 with only Jordan Wilkins and Nyheim Hines competing for carries, Mack is set up for a productive 2019.
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.
More Fantasy News
Doesn't play in season opener
RBIndianapolis Colts
September 13, 2021
Mack was active but did not play in Sunday's loss to Seattle.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Listed as No. 3 back
RBIndianapolis Colts
September 7, 2021
Mack is listed as the No. 3 running back behind Jonathan Taylor and Nyheim Hines on the Colts' unofficial Week 1 depth chart released Tuesday, JJ Stankevitz of the Colts' official site reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Five touches in preseason debut
RBIndianapolis Colts
August 15, 2021
Mack (Achilles) rushed four times for 12 yards and caught one pass for three more yards in Sunday's 21-18 preseason win over the Panthers.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Ready for training camp
RBIndianapolis Colts
Achilles
July 26, 2021
Mack (Achilles) will be ready to participate fully in practice at the start of training camp according to GM Chris Ballard, Zak Keefer of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Participating in workouts
RBIndianapolis Colts
Achilles
May 26, 2021
Mack (Achilles) has been participating in activities with the Colts during voluntary offseason workouts being held at team headquarters, but he hasn't been seen participating in practice, Stephen Holder of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.