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Marlon Mack
RB - IND
Marlon Mack
Marlon Mack
RB - IND
Sony Michel
RB - NE
 
 
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ECR# 34# 41-
Best Rank# 21# 23-
Worst Rank# 53# 70-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total167.3140.6-
Avg Game12.08.8-
Avg Projection122.199.6-
    
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SOS Rank212-
    
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Player Game Logs Comparison
 
Marlon Mack
RB - IND
Marlon Mack
Marlon Mack
RB - IND
Sony Michel
RB - NE
2020 Schedule 
Week 1 at JAC vs. MIA
Week 2 vs. MIN at SEA
Week 3 vs. NYJ vs. LV
Week 4 at CHI at KC
Week 5 at CLE vs. DEN
Week 6 vs. CINBYE WEEK
Week 7BYE WEEK vs. SF
Week 8 at DET at BUF
Week 9 vs. BAL at NYJ
Week 10 at TEN vs. BAL
Week 11 vs. GB at HOU
Week 12 vs. TEN vs. ARI
Week 13 at HOU at LAC
Week 14 at LV at LAR
Week 15 vs. HOU at MIA
Week 16 at PIT vs. BUF
Week 17 vs. JAC vs. NYJ
Player Projections Comparison
 
Marlon Mack
RB - IND
Marlon Mack
Marlon Mack
RB - IND
Sony Michel
RB - NE
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts169.9153.1
Rush Yards758.5648.2
Rush TDs5.84.5
   
Receiving
   
Receptions14.311.2
Rec Yards101.182.3
Rec TDs0.60.3
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points122.199.6
   
Player Fantasy Points Comparison
 
Marlon Mack
RB - IND
Marlon Mack
Marlon Mack
RB - IND
Sony Michel
RB - NE
2019 Points 
Week 125.41.4
Week 26.312.3
Week 314.87.1
Week 43.96.3
Week 514.818.3
Week 611.3
Week 75.621.4
Week 815.07.4
Week 98.93.0
Week 108.2
Week 1116.94.4
Week 128.5
Week 134.5
Week 149.80.9
Week 151.910.3
Week 1616.110.1
Week 1719.713.4
Total167.3140.6
Average12.08.8
Player Targets Comparison
 
Marlon Mack
RB - IND
Marlon Mack
Marlon Mack
RB - IND
Sony Michel
RB - NE
2019 Targets 
Week 100
Week 230
Week 331
Week 400
Week 533
Week 63
Week 732
Week 810
Week 902
Week 101
Week 1104
Week 120
Week 130
Week 1401
Week 1502
Week 1622
Week 1710
Notes for Player Combination
 
Marlon Mack
RB - IND
Marlon Mack
Marlon Mack
RB - IND
Sony Michel
RB - NE
Expert 
Jacob Wayne
Lineups
Jonathan Taylor is capturing the hearts of fantasy players everywhere, but it's very possible this backfield can support three fantasy-relevant running backs. Mack is coming off a 1,000-yard season rushing behind this offensive line and is a very talented player. His contract is up after this year and he'll be clamoring for touches to boost his free agency value. The Colts are arguably the best fantasy situation for running backs due to their elite offensive line, steady QB play, and expected high number of run plays per game. Mack is more than a handcuff and he has solid value early in the season.It feels like I'm the only one who's still in on Sony Michel for this season. Yes, he's injured, and yes, the Patriots offense is going to get worse without Tom Brady. However, Bill Belichick made Michel a first-round pick and has given him the full workload for the majority of his time on the field. If Michel can stay healthy, he should benefit from playing next to a mobile QB in Cam Newton, and he could easily surpass 250 touches.
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
 Michel has justifiably fallen out of favor for fantasy owners after yet another sub-par year, and there's little excitement about him this year. He has averaged nearly 16 carries per game in his career, however, and may be asked to carry more of a load now that Tom Brady is no longer under center. But his upside is limited by his complete lack of involvement in the passing game, as he has just 31 targets and 19 receptions over his 29 career games. In standard scoring leagues, there's a chance he may be slightly undervalued given that Damien Harris was placed on IR and Lamar Miller was released, but it would be hard to rely on him as anything more than a bench player in or half- or full-PPR leagues. That's especially true given his foot surgery in May which could impact him early in the season.
Draft Engine
Draft Engine
The Colts' decision to draft guards Quenton Nelson sixth overall and Braden Smith 37th overall in '18 suggested a commitment to the running game. Mack is likely to begin 2020 as Indy's No. 2 back to rookie Jonathan Taylor.Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels prefers a running scheme heavy on gap blocking, and Michel is a great fit for that approach. It's his lack of involvement in the passing game that will continue to limit his fantasy upside, especially in PPR leagues.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
We never reached the expected performance out of Mack behind the Colts top-tier offensive line, so why shouldn't we have expected them to draft a running back? Drafting Jonathan Taylor in the second round was a straight dagger to Mack's value in any format. He'll be lucky to get eight touches per game in that offense this year.After a somewhat disappointing rookie campaign where he failed to finish as a top-24 running back despite racking up 209 carries in the high-scoring Patriots offense, Michel had an even worse sophomore campaign, averaging just 3.7 yards per carry and scoring just seven touchdowns on 259 touches. The Patriots spent a first-round pick on him, so he'll be given every opportunity to succeed, but they won't allow him to be inefficient much longer with Damien Harris waiting in the wings. Michel simply hasn't been the player we watched at Georgia. It's hard to see losing Tom Brady actually help him become more efficient. Not only that, but he now has to worry about Cam Newton stealing goal-line touches.
Ben Wasley
The Fantasy First Down
And with one draft pick, Marlon Mack was done. That seemed to be the sentiment in the fantasy community! Slowly it's become clearly that this will, at least initially, look a lot more like a committee. That makes Marlon Mack a startable fantasy commodity early in the season with handcuff upside if Taylor goes down. Unfortunately Nyheim Hines is a limiting factor and that moves him below many of the other elite handcuffs and I'll likely be avoiding him in most situations.The Damien Harris hype is building as Sony Michel battles to be ready for Week 1. He's becoming more of a low-upside gamble by the day but will provide some upside if you get him late enough in drafts.
Dalton Kates
APEX Fantasy Leagues
Solid producer the past couple seasons. Should be in a committee for the early part of the season, but has risk of being overtaken by stud rookie Jonathan Taylor and becoming 2nd fiddle as the season progresses. 
Elliot Berkovits
Packer Report
Marlon Mack and the Colts backfield will be one of the trickiest to figure out over the next few weeks leading up to the season. In 12 games last year, Mack still managed to eclipse 1,000 rushing yards and scored eight TDs. His major drawbacks will be the addition of rookie Jonathan Taylor and the fact that he only saw 17 targets last year. If you draft any piece of this backfield, make sure to handcuff.Few players are more difficult to gauge than Sony Michel. He can score three TD's one week and then have a total of 26 yards the next. In PPR formats he simply doesn't see the ball enough to considered a starter.
Jason Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
 No thanks. No thanks. No thanks. There's no hidden value here. This is a guy who averaged 3.7 yards per carry on a decent offense last year and has never surpassed 7 TDs in a season. With the best goal-line running QB in NFL history leading the way now, Michel is best left off of your squad.
Kyle Yates
FantasyPros
With Jonathan Taylor now in town, Mack's upside is completely gone. He's still going to be involved in this offense, but it might not be enough to be a factor for fantasy football. With that being said, if something were to happen to Taylor, Mack's value would skyrocket.With Cam Newton behind center, this offense is going to be much more potent than it would have been with Jarrett Stidham. This benefits Michel with more scoring opportunities and trips into the red zone. However, the downside is that Newton has the size and power to take away some of those goal line touches. Michel's nothing more than a RB3 this season, in my opinion.
Wolf of Roto Street
Roto Street Journal
Taylor could steal the role right from the start, and definitely will by midyear.*Update - Latest foot surgery extra concerning* Perhaps the Pats go run-obsessed in the Post Brady era? Nothing to really dig in and love here in such a messy RBBC, and wouldn't be surprised if Damien Harris pushes for the big back this year much harder.
Kevin Wheeler
Draftwize
 Michel recovering from foot surgery, per sources. The surgery was viewed as more maintenance-based to relieve discomfort. How Michel's rehab progresses will determine if he opens training camp on PUP. @MikeReiss - I don't think he starts the season on PUP. I'm like being able to get him in the 8th-9th round.
Seth Miller
Crossroads Fantasy Football
Did NOT survive the draft haha. Coaches have said it will be a 1-1 punch with Mack and Taylor. Even if that's true, you obviously want the more explosive Taylor of the 2. There has been a bit of complaining about how his pass catching was never fully utilized in the pros, because he was capable in college. That is probably because he is terrible in passpro, never ranking above 60, according to PFF, and below 30 his last 2 years(out of 100). If you draft him, you hope for a Latavius Murray like roll.I've had 475 total touches in my first 2 years despite missing 3 games, but have finished as RB28, and 29 in those 2 years. Who am I? And why am I so bad?