Marlon “Workhorse” Mack Racks Up 25 carries, 174 yards, and TD as Fantasy RB1 - Roto Street Journal
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Marlon “Workhorse” Mack Racks Up 25 carries, 174 yards, and TD as Fantasy RB1

Many owners panicked about Marlon Mack’s fantasy outlook once Andrew Luck retired. On Sunday versus the Chargers, Mack assuaged any worries. He proved to be the three-down workhorse we were promised all offseason, hogging 48 of 63 snaps (76%) and monopolizing backfield carries (25 of 33, 75%).

Even better? Mack thrived with the work. He exploded for 174 yards and a TD, keeping the Colts within striking distance of the Chargers all game. This included a career-long 63 yard scamper. 

Perhaps most importantly, Jacoby Brissett looked fully competent. Sure, his 190 yards aren’t eye-opening. But Brissett kept the chains moving, was highly accurate (21/27, 77% completion), and never turned the ball over.

Plus, the offensive line looks every-bit as beastly as last season. Mack had gaping holes, Brissett was upright all night. Ultimately, owners can breath a huge sigh of relief. Though Mack’s upside remains slightly less without Luck, the floor feels much sturdier after this strong outburst.

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