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Marlon Mack’s lack of volume in the pass game would normally be a concern going into a fantasy year, but if you’re the primary back on a great offense, you are the beneficiary of a lot of opportune situations. Being very involved in the passing game raises your floor, especially when you’re not having such a great day on the ground; the boom/bust nature of an early down back is evident in Mack’s game log from 2018.

When Mack was given rushing volume last year, he performed strong; Five 19+ carry games resulted in five 100+ yard games. Over the last six games, however, Mack had three games with 50 rushing yards or less, but still scored six TDs over that span. The offense took care of his vulnerabilities, and we can probably go into 2019 assuming the same.

There’s a possibility Mack is more involved in the pass game next year, but he hasn’t shown that promise in the pros as of yet. Every back who had more targets than his 24 had a higher catch percentage than him last year, except two backs who played with a rookie QB on the Jets. When you consider the fact that Nyheim Hines was 7th in the league in RB targets, their plan seemed to be intentional.

The one dimensional role can lead to some inconsistency in his touches depending on game script (hovered around 60% snap count last year), but with the defense getting better and the offense in a better position to hold the ball, his scripts could be in a better spot going into next year. You rather him get more consistency in carry counts, unlike his last six games of the season: 14, 27, 12, 25, 24, 9. The potential of 20+ carry games are amazing, and he’ll likely get bailed out with some opportune TDs otherwise, so his lack of usage in the passing game isn’t the worst thing in the world.

Are you comfortable with his current PPR ADP of the early 3rd round or are there other guys you’re aiming for at that spot? 👇👇👇