Marlon Mack
Marlon Mack
24-Year-Old Running BackRB
Indianapolis Colts
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.
Could still have role
RBIndianapolis Colts
May 4, 2020
Coach Frank Reich envisions Mack and Jonathan Taylor as a "one-two punch" in the backfield, Mike Wells of ESPN.com reports.
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Taylor's combination of talent and draft capital makes him the favorite to emerge with the lead role sooner than later, though custom dictates that it'll be Mack getting the first snap with the starting offense once the Colts are able to practice. Reich believes the two backs will complement each other, pointing to Mack's vision, acceleration and comfort level running outside zone, while Taylor earns praise for his size, speed and explosiveness. The idea of splitting work isn't unreasonable, but it becomes a real crunch with passing-down specialist Nyheim Hines also getting regular snaps. While the Colts seemingly still have a plan for Mack in the final year of his rookie contract, it won't come as any surprise if his role is eventually minimized.
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How do Marlon Mack's 2019 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 %
15.4%
 
Positive Run %
77.7%
 
% Yds After Contact
51.9%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.3
 
Rushing TD %
3.2%
 
Touches Per Game
18.6
 
% Snaps w/Touch
50.5%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-0.5
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.01
 
% Team Air Yards
-0.2%
 
% Team Targets
3.3%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-0.4 Yds
 
Catch Rate
87.5%
 
Drop Rate
6.3%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
6.0
 
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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
2019
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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Increased competition for touches
RBIndianapolis Colts
April 25, 2020
Mack faces increased competition for playing time in the Indianapolis backfield after the Colts took Jonathan Taylor with the 41st pick in the NFL Draft. "Marlon is a good kid. He's a special teammate. He knows that Taylor is going to make us better and that he's going to make Marlon better," GM Chris Ballard told The Fan 1070 am Indianapolis.
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Not discussing extension yet
RBIndianapolis Colts
February 24, 2020
Colts owner Jim Irsay denied reports about Mack discussing a contract extension with the team, Mike Chappell of Fox 59 News Indianapolis reports.
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Finishes season on strong note
RBIndianapolis Colts
December 29, 2019
Mack rushed 15 times for 77 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 38-20 loss to Jacksonville.
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Picks up 101 yards, score
RBIndianapolis Colts
December 22, 2019
Mack ran for 95 yards on 16 carries and added six yards on two catches during Sunday's 38-6 win over the Panthers.
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Stymied in defeat
RBIndianapolis Colts
December 16, 2019
Mack rushed 11 times for 19 yards and was not targeted in Monday night's 34-7 loss to the Saints.
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