Mack finished as an RB-2 last season and showed us flashes of his RB-1 ability with the Colts. He finished with 1,011 total yards and 10 touchdowns last season in only 12 games. He topped 100 yards rushing four times during the 2018 NFL season. If you let him play the entire season without injuries, that would put him at around 1,400 total yards and 13 total touchdowns. That’s solid RB-2 work if you ask me.
The Colts offensive line was a top five unit last season and they performed well throughout the year. It should be more of the same as he Colts line has been kept intact during the off-season. Obviously Nyheim Hines may take a few touches away from Mack, but for the most part I expect Mack to be the workhorse in the backfield for the Colts this year and become a low-end RB-1, high-end RB-2.
The Colts passing attack will keep the defenses on edge, and I expect Mack to use his elite elusive ability to create plays for himself and his team this year. One knock against him last season was his inability to be a factor in the passing game. He only caught 17 passes for 103 yards and one touchdown last season. That didn’t help his owners very much, but I expect him and the team to work on that his offseason in order to elevate him into a three-down back.
Mack’s current ADP is at 3.09 according to Fantasy Football Calculator, or ninth pick in the third round of mock drafts. I would draft him ahead of players such as Stefon Diggs, Brandin Cooks, and Derrick Henry. Players I like more than Mack would be Amari Cooper, Sony Michel, and Aaron Jones.
At the end of the day, I think Mack will be a sneaky RB-1 this season and may win a lot of weeks for the owners who invested draft stock in him during their draft.
2019 Stat Projection: 275/1,300/12 rushing and 35/250/2 receiving