RB - IND
Week 2 Outlook
Zak Keefer of The Athletic reports that Indianapolis Colts RB Marlon Mack (Achilles) is “100 percent” to start training camp.
Mack tore his Achilles in Week 1 of last season, and after months of rehab, is “100 percent” to start training camp. This is excellent news for Mack as he didn’t participate in practice and was limited to individual athletic activities during the Colts' voluntary workouts. With a clean bill of health, Mack is expected to serve as the backup running back behind sure-fire RB1 Jonathan Taylor. The 25-year-old could take on the Colts’ early-down role if Taylor were to miss any time and is currently 56th among all running backs in the latest expert consensus rankings.
Indianapolis Colts RB Marlon Mack (Achilles) was seen not participating in team practice, limited to individual athletic activities, per Stephen Holder of The Athletic.
The fifth-year running back tore his Achilles during the first game of 2020, allowing Jonathan Taylor and Nyheim Hines to take over the backfield and return great fantasy value. Mack continues to rehab his torn Achilles, which is why he was seen in his jersey engaging in isolated athletic activities instead of participating in the Colts' practice. Even with the eventual return of Mack to the lineup, Taylor is primed to have a strong opportunity to finish as a sure-fire RB1 in 2021.
NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports the Colts are re-signing RB Marlon Mack to a one-year, $2 million deal.
Mack tore his Achilles early last year, which led to an eruption of a rookie campaign for Jonathan Taylor. Mack's presence can't be viewed as a positive for Taylor's 2021 fantasy value, but he's also unlikely to take away any meaningful production.
Free agent and former Colts RB Marlon Mack (Achilles) is progressing well from rehab of a torn Achilles back in September 2020, and plans to be ready for training camp (wherever that may be) ahead of the 2021 season.
Mack played just a few snaps in 2020 before tearing his Achilles early in Week 1 vs. the Jaguars. Just 25 years old, Mack will test the free agency market and plans to be fully available for training camp this Summer. He may not be a feature back like he was in 2018 and 2019 with the Colts, but Mack should be able to provide a team with some solid reps come the 2021 season.
Colts GM Chris Ballard is unsure if the team will look to re-sign impending free agent Marlon Mack.
"I don’t know if we are able to do that here," Ballard said. It's worth noting that he didn't rule out a second contract for Mack in Indy, but one would imagine that there is little incentive for them to bring him back. Rookie Jonathan Taylor wound up finishing third in the NFL in rushing yards this season, and Nyheim Hines looks to be the perfect complement to his power running abilities. The 24-year-old Mack tore his Achilles back in Week 1 and was placed on season-ending IR.