Marlon Mack

Marlon Mack

RB - IND
Height: 6' Weight: 210 lbsAge: 23College: South FloridaDrafted: #143 (4th Rd. by Indianapolis)

2019 Outlook

Strength of Schedule
RB Rank: 11th
Draft Rank (ECR) #27
Best / Worst #13 / #46
ADP #31

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Mack finished last season with 4/12 games over 115 rushing yards. He's going to be the lead back in a high powered offense, so there's plenty of upside with this pick. Before you get too excited, there are still some negatives with Mack. He was 30th in yards per carry after contact, 33rd in breakaway percentage, 38th in yards created per carry, 54th in elusiveness rating and 55th in juke rate. When it comes down to it, even if Mack isn't as talented as we might think he is, opportunity matters infinitely more than talent. Mack is going to get a lot of opportunity on an elite offense. So makes him a good pick. I won't be going out of my way to target him, since Hines eats into his receiving upside. However, I'm not afraid to take him where he's going.

When drafting a running back in the third-round, it's likely they're going to be the No. 2 running back on your fantasy team, and Mack is ideal for that role. He's struggled to stay healthy to this point in his NFL career, but in this offense, he has legitimate top-five upside. He plays behind what might be the best offensive line in football and has one of the better quarterbacks in the league to take pressure off. If he stays healthy, he'll be worth more than a third-round pick.

Marlon Mack had four games with 125 or more rushing yards in the regular season or post season, tying him with Saquon Barkley and Ezekiel Elliot for tops in the league, no other running back had more than two.

Mack missed four of the first five games due to injuries, but still managed 908 rushing yards, 4.7 YPC and nine TDs. He is playing behind an emerging offensive line and he should be a low-end RB1 in 2019.