News: 5 days agoMack had five carries for 16 yards and didn't have a reception on his lone target in Sunday's loss to the Rams.
Spin: Mack didn't play Week 1, despite being healthy, so this is a positive step, despite his small role. He played 12 snaps on offense compared to 25 snaps for Nyheim Hines and 30 snaps for Jonathan Taylor. Mack's role could increase, but he'll still be the distant third option in the Indy backfield if the top two backs are healthy.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Mack somewhat surprisingly re-signed with the Colts during the offseason after a lost 2020 campaign in which he went down with a torn ACL in Week 1. The 2017 fourth-round pick ranked top-10 in carries, rushing yards and rushing TDs in 2019, but he's now well behind second-year Jonathan Taylor on a depth chart that also includes passing-game specialist Nyheim Hines. Even if Taylor were to miss time, consider that despite reaching 900 rushing yards and eight TDs in each of this past two seasons, Mack has never posted a top-20 fantasy campaign. Injuries (he's missed at least two games in each of his four NFL seasons) and a minimal workload as a receiver (81 career targets) have proven problematic. The 25-year-old does not need to be drafted.