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Marlon Mack fantasy football updates for Week 13

With the retirement of Andrew Luck there should be opportunities for Colts RB Marlon Mack. We’re tracking his fantasy performances and news updates throughout the season.

Indianapolis Colts running back Marlon Mack runs against the Los Angeles Chargers during the third quarter at Dignity Health Sports Park. Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

What is Marlon Mack’s fantasy football status, DFS price for Week 13

Mack had surgery on his broken hand last week and is out indefinitely. He is priced at $6,200 on DraftKings for Week 13, but barring a miracle, he will be inactive.

What is Marlon Mack’s fantasy football status, DFS price for Week 12

Mack sustained a broken hand in Sunday’s victory over Jacksonville and is out indefinitely. With the Colts playing Thursday, Mack would not be on the Week 12 main slate regardless, but he is obviously unplayable until further notice.

What is Marlon Mack’s fantasy football status, DFS price for Week 11

It’s been a rough couple weeks for Mack, coinciding with Jacoby Brissett’s knee injury. In Week 10, Mack had 19 rushes for 74 yards and an eight-yard reception, finishing with 9.2 DKFP. The Colts host the Jaguars in Week 11, and Mack’s salary dropped $600 to $6,400.

What is Marlon Mack’s fantasy football status, DFS price for Week 10

One of the more intriguing and logic-defying trends of the 2019 fantasy season continued right on cue in Week 9, as Mack, despite getting 21 carries against the Steelers, managed just 89 yards and scored just 8.9 DraftKings points. Mack has now appeared in eight games this season, and has alternated between single-digit and double-digit performances each week. This was a single-digit week, so naturally, DraftKings priced Mack up to his highest salary of the season next week at $7,000. It probably also has to do with the Colts hosting the no-longer-winless-but-still-defensively-inept Dolphins. Needless to say, Mack is due for a double-digit outing, and Miami is just the team to allow it.

What is Marlon Mack’s fantasy football status, DFS price for Week 9

Mack was back to doing what he does best on Sunday against the Broncos, carrying the ball 19 times for 76 yards and a touchdown in a tight, 15-13 victory. Mack has gotten himself into an interesting pattern through seven games of alternating solid performances with forgettable ones. Week 8 was a solid one with 16.0 DraftKings points. His seven totals this season are now: 28.4, 8.4 16.8, 3.9, 20.8, 8.8, 16.0. You get the idea. Mack, who is priced at $6,300 for Week 9, might not break the pattern, as the Colts face a resurgent Steelers defense in Pittsburgh.

What is Marlon Mack’s fantasy football status, DFS price for Week 8

Mack had a disappointing day, relatively speaking, in the Colts’ 30-23 victory over the Texans on Sunday. This game was the Jacoby Brissett show, with Mack taking a backseat with 8.6 DraftKings points. But Mack did carry the ball 18 times and had three targets, so his usage remains at a high level, even if it didn’t translate to production on Sunday. Mack’s price increases ever-so slightly to $6,100 in Week 8, which keeps him as a fine mid-range option at home against a Denver defense that gives up decent numbers to running backs.

What is Marlon Mack’s fantasy football status, DFS price for Week 7

The Colts are back from their Week 6 bye and Mack should be ready to roll after crushing the Chiefs back in Week 5 with 132 yards rushing on 29 carries. Mack’s salary jumps to $6,000 this week after taking a huge dip back in Week 5 down to $4,900. Mack draws a matchup at home against the Texans and there’s no reason to think the Colts will shy away from their top weapon, making Mack is solid play even with his price set more appropriately for his talent and production.

What is Marlon Mack’s fantasy football status, DFS price for Week 6

The Indianapolis Colts are on a bye in Week 6, and that is great news for Mack, who played heroically in Sunday night’s upset victory over the previously unbeaten Chiefs, carrying the ball 29 times for 132 yards and catching all three of his targets for another 16 yards. All this, despite playing on an injured ankle that almost kept him out of the game. The 14 days between games should do wonders for the balky ankle, making Mack a top candidate to play in Week 7 against the Texans.

What is Marlon Mack’s fantasy football status, DFS price for Week 5

With the Colts playing in the Sunday Night game in Week 5 against the Chiefs, we will have to wait for the Thursday-Monday slate to be posted to get a glimpse of Mack’s Week 5 salary. But we already know that Mack will carry an injury designation into this week’s practices after leaving Sunday’s game with an ankle injury and not returning. Mack was already struggling – a season low in carries (11) and yards (39) and was essentially a non-factor with the Colts behind so early. If Mack is able to play Sunday night, he is in a prime spot for a bounce-back against a Chiefs defense that can be beaten on the ground.

What is Marlon Mack’s fantasy football status, DFS price for Week 4

Mack continues to be a usage monster for the Colts and he delivered another big game on Sunday, rushing 16 times for 74 yards and a score while also adding two catches on three carries for 14 yards. Mack is up to $6,100 on DraftKings but still feels like a bargain considering how often he touches the ball week-to-week. Mack produced in the victory over Atlanta despite a calf injury that left his availability in doubt last week. If healthy in Week 4, Mack is in a smash spot against the reeling Raiders.

What is Marlon Mack’s fantasy football status, DFS price for Week 3

Mack came back to earth against the Titans on Sunday, managing just 51 yards on the ground after his Week 1 explosion of 174. For savvy DFS players, this was the best-case scenario. Mack’s salary drops $100 down to $5,800 for Week 3 against the Falcons at home. Given how much better the Colts play at home, and given that Mack touched the ball almost the same number of times in Week 2 as he did in Week 1, he figures to be an overlooked player in a smash spot. Mack had 20 carries on Sunday, down from his 25 in Week 1. But unlike his donut in the opener, Mack had three pass targets in Week 2, catching two for 13 yards. The Colts will continue to get him around 25 touches, and he should rebound in a big way at home in Week 3. Don’t sleep on him.

What is Marlon Mack’s fantasy football status, DFS price for Week 2

As expected, Mack played an enormous role in the post-Luck Colts’ offense on Sunday, carrying the ball 25 times for a career-high 174 yards – including a 63-yard touchdown – and added a two-point conversion for good measure in the Colts’ overtime loss to the Chargers in Los Angeles. Mack now checks in at $5,900 for his Week 2 matchup against the Titans, who shut down Nick Chubb in a mauling of the Browns in Cleveland. The Colts are clearly going to lean on Mack as a runner, but it’s hard to see another performance like Sunday’s, although not impossible. It would be nice if Mack got some passing targets, but if he’s going to keep averaging seven yards per carry, no one will be complaining.

Marlon Mack 2019 fantasy football preview

Even before the Colts had their world turned upside down by Andrew Luck’s shocking retirement announcement, Marlon Mack was poised for his biggest role yet in the offense. In 2018, Mack rushed for 908 yards on 195 carries and scored 10 total touchdowns (nine rushing) as the Colts made the playoffs. Even with Nyheim Hines playing the passing down role, coach Frank Reich made it clear this summer that Mack would be the top runner in the offense.

Now, with Jacoby Brissett replacing Luck at quarterback, Mack’s importance in the offense only increases. How much Reich will let Brissett have free reign remains to be seen, especially early in the season, which should result in Mack carrying an even larger role to help hide Brissett until he fully has his game legs underneath him.

Where that should mostly translate is as a pass catcher. Mack was only targeted by Luck 27 times in 2018. But with more checkdowns likely in the Colts’ future, Mack should see his targets increase, increasing his overall volume. The danger, of course, is that Brissett wilts as a passer and defenses shut Mack down. But if Brissett holds his own, Mack could be in for a big season.

What is Marlon Mack’s fantasy football status, DFS price for Week 1

At $5,600 on DraftKings, Mack becomes one of the most fascinating options on the Week 1 slate. Given the state of play in Indianapolis entering Week 1, Mack could be the contrarian play that breaks a slate wide open. Consider: Mack’s ownership will almost certainly be depressed by the Andrew Luck news, as DFS players run and hide from all pieces of the Colts attack. But for that very reason – a massive drop-off at QB – Mack’s role in Week 1 could be significantly elevated, as the Colts look to hide Jacoby Brissett. And let’s not forget, the Colts’ Week 1 opponent, the Chargers, are missing their top safety, Derwin James, a huge blow to that unit. Bottom line: Mack should get extra carries and targets at an artificially low ownership. That, my friends, is what value is all about.

Marlon Mack DraftKings salary 2019

Week Salary Opp Performance
Week Salary Opp Performance
1 $5,600 @ Chargers 28.4
2 $5,900 @ Titans 8.3
3 $5,800 vs. Falcons 16.8
4 $6,100 vs. Raiders 3.9
5 $5,600 @ Chiefs 20.8
6 N/A BYE 0
7 $6,000 vs. Texans 8.6
8 $6,100 vs. Broncos 16
9 $6,300 @ Steelers 8.9
10 $7,000 vs. Dolphins 9.2
11 $6,400 vs. Jaguars 19.9
12 $13,500 @ Texans (Showdown) 0
13 $6,200 vs. Titans

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