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Fantasy Football Q&A with Jake, Week 7: Frank and Mack

Lots of questions involving Colts rookie RB Marlon Mack and his fantasy value this week.

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Answering your Week 7 Colts and Fantasy Football questions.

Posted by Jake Arthur NFL on Sunday, October 22, 2017


Steven Tran (Facebook)

You think Marlon Mack will ever get more carries than Frank Gore this season? Should I be holding him on my bench or let him go?

You definitely need to keep a hold of Mack now that Colts RB2 Robert Turbin is out for the year. Turbin has an important role in short-yardage and third downs. Now, those duties will be split up between Frank Gore and Mack. We could begin to see Mack get more touches in the early downs. Will Mack get more touches than Gore by season’s end? Probably not, but it doesn’t mean Mack doesn’t have good fantasy value.


Erik De La Garza (@kire108, Twitter)

Should I start T.Y. Hilton this week? I have Doug Baldwin, Kelvin Benjamin and Keenan Allen... thinking on starting Allen and Baldwin, though.

I would not recommend starting Hilton this week. The Jaguars give up the second-fewest fantasy points per game to WR’s. The only solace I take in Hilton’s stock this week is that the game is at home, and he tends to do better at Lucas Oil Stadium. Baldwin (@ New York Giants) and Allen (vs. Denver Broncos) are better, more consistent options.


Matt Sezginer (@Mattsez21, Twitter)

Should I start Marlon Mack, Mike Gillislee or Ameer Abdullah? And, is Clayton Geathers playing on Sunday?

The Lions are on a bye this week, so no Abdullah. I would rank Mack above Gillislee. Mack is due for an expanded role, and Gillislee has done next to nothing since Week 2. That includes in good matchups. Dion Lewis and James White have taken over New England’s backfield.


#FreeMarlonMack (@NateKent_)

If DeMarco Murray is out, do I start Derrick Henry over Doug Martin and Jerick McKinnon?

It looks like Murray is going to play this week, so that spoils Henry’s value a bit. I would be much, much more comfortable with starting Martin (@ Buffalo Bills) and McKinnon (vs. Baltimore Ravens).