RB - SF
Week 3 Outlook
According to Adam Schefter, the San Francisco 49ers have signed RB Marlon Mack to their active roster after injuries to RBs Elijah Mitchell and Tyrion Davis-Price.
RB Jeff Wilson operated as San Francisco's lead back in Week 2 after Mitchell's injury, but Mack was on San Francisco's practice squad. With Davis-Price out, Mack is getting his chance after being cut by the Houston Texans this offseason. Mack could push for the team's RB2 role behind Wilson, and with how unpredictable the 49ers are, could be in line for more work if he plays well in Week 3.
The San Francisco 49ers signed Marlon Mack to their practice squad Tuesday.
With the injury to Elijah Mitchell in Week 1, the 49ers were in need of added depth to their running back room. Mack has not seen the field much over the last two season, appearing in just seven games since the start of the 2020 season. Mack currently does not carry any fantasy value, but if he makes the active roster at all he could work his way into some playing time.
The Texans have released Marlon Mack from their practice squad.
Houston cut Mack about a week ago after Dameon Pierce outplayed him in the preseason, but then quickly re-signed him to their practice squad. With the Texans now releasing him, Mack's time in the Houston organization is likely over. He hasn't been nearly as effective after returning from an Achilles tear, but chances are that he'll latch on with some organization that needs RB depth. For fantasy purposes, however, Mack is highly unlikely to have any value in 2022.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, free agent RB Marlon Mack, who was released by the Houston Texans yesterday, plans on re-signing with the team to move to the practice squad.
This move allows the Texans to keep Mack, who they obviously liked to sign in the first place, but keep him on the practice squad so he doesn't interfere with the 53-man limit on the active roster. Mack, before dealing with injuries the last two seasons, had back-to-back 900-plus yard seasons on the ground. He adds depth to Houston's core, but now he sits safely away from rookie RB Dameon Pierce, the team's heir apparent to be its RB1.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Houston Texans are releasing RB Marlon Mack, a surprise cut.
The Texans have a number of RBs and didn't invest heavily into Mack. This means a lot specifically for rookie RB Dameon Pierce, who appears to be the team's clear-cut RB1 now. Rex Burkhead could be in line for work as well. Mack might find his way elsewhere as he recovers from his previous season-ending injury.