RB - IND - IR
Week 7 Outlook
The Indianapolis Colts have officially placed RB Marlon Mack on season-ending IR.
In a subsequent move, the Colts have added free agent RB Darius Jackson to the practice squad. Mack's unfortunate injury has opened the door for second-round draft pick Jonathan Taylor to take over most of the early-down work, and after a huge Week 1 from Nyheim Hines, both Indianapolis RBs are moving up in fantasy rankings.
An MRI has confirmed the worst for Colts RB Marlon Mack, a torn Achilles that will force him to miss the remainder of the season.
Unfortunate news for Mack to start the season. The backfield will now be lead by rookie Jonathan Taylor and third-year man Nyheim Hines, both of who saw a significant amount of work after Mack went down in the 2nd quarter of their Week 1 game against the Jaguars. Taylor should be the featured back week in and week out, and should be considered a RB2 with RB1 upside running behind one of the best offensive lines in the NFL. Hines should be considered a great flex option, especially after seeing eight targets in the passing game in Week 1.
The Indianapolis Colts fear that RB Marlon Mack has suffered a torn Achilles.
A torn Achilles would result in a season-ending injury for Mack. We’re hoping for the best, but it’s looking like this Colts backfield is now in the hands of Jonathan Taylor and Nyheim Hines.
Colts RB Marlon Mack (ankle) was carted off the field in the 2nd quarter and has now been ruled out for the remainder of the game.
It was a non-contact injury for Mack, who immediately grabbed his ankle when he went to the ground. Nyheim Hines has looked like the lead back thus far for the Colts, with Jonathan Taylor receiving just one carry in the first half. Taylor should be in line for a bigger workload in the 2nd half with Mack on the sidelines.
Colts' RB Marlon Mack is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Jaguars after sustaining an ankle injury.
Mack apparently injured his ankle at some point during the first half of Sunday's game. Jonathan Taylor and Nyheim Hines should dominate the backfield touches for Indianapolis for as long as Mack remains sidelined.