Marlon Mack
Marlon Mack
24-Year-Old Running BackRB
Indianapolis Colts
Questionable
Injury Achilles
2020 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $2.82 million contract with the Colts in May of 2017.
Set to become free agent
RBIndianapolis Colts
Achilles
January 14, 2021
Mack, who ruptured his right Achilles' tendon in Week 1, is slated to become a free agent this offseason, Kevin Bowen of 107.5 The Fan Indianapolis reports.
ANALYSIS
Though GM Chris Ballard didn't rule out bringing Mack back in 2021, he acknowledged that the running back, who has worked hard to recover from his injury, "deserves a good contract. I don't know if we are going to be able to do that here." In Mack's absence this past season, Jonathan Taylor established himself as the Colts' top back, while Nyheim Hines and Jordan Wilkins worked in change-of-pace/complementary roles. The trio remain under contract with the team next season.
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How do Marlon Mack's 2020 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 %
75.0%
 
% Yds After Contact
30.8%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.0
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
7.0
 
% Snaps w/Touch
63.6%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-1.0
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.09
 
% Team Air Yards
0.0%
 
% Team Targets
0.6%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-0.3 Yds
 
Catch Rate
100.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
10.3
 
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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
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2018
2017
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.
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Placed on IR
RBIndianapolis Colts
Achilles
September 16, 2020
The Colts placed Mack (Achilles) on injured reserve Wednesday.
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Achilles tear confirmed
RBIndianapolis Colts
Achilles
September 14, 2020
Mack underwent an MRI on Monday, the results of which confirmed a torn Achilles, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
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Torn Achilles feared
RBIndianapolis Colts
Achilles
September 13, 2020
The Colts fear that Mack suffered a torn Achilles against the Jaguars on Sunday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
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Ruled out Sunday
RBIndianapolis Colts
Ankle
September 13, 2020
Mack (ankle) won't return to Sunday's game at Jacksonville, Mike Chappell of Fox 59 News Indianapolis reports.
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Suffers ankle injury
RBIndianapolis Colts
Ankle
September 13, 2020
Mack was carted off the field during Sunday's game against the Jaguars after suffering an ankle injury, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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