Marlon Mack Injury Update: Broken Hand Boosts Jordan Wilkins and Jonathan Williams Fantasy Outlook

Jason Schandl
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The Indianapolis Colts' offensive identity has been clear this year. They want to run the ball, and the bulk of that rushing workload has been handled by Marlon Mack.

The workhorse went down with a hand injury in the Colts' Week 11 matchup with the Jacksonville Jaguars, though, and he was quickly ruled out for the remainder of the game. Jordan Wilkins now has the opportunity to step into an expanded role.

Through Week 10, Mack had averaged 19.8 carries and 1.6 targets per game. His 178 carries were tied for the sixth-most in the NFL, and he ranked eighth with 83.7 yards per game.

He turned in a terrific performance before the injury in Week 11 as well, converting 14 carries into 109 yards and one touchdown.

Marlon Mack Backup

Wilkins was inactive with an ankle injury this week, but the Colts have continued to commit to rushing even with No. 3 RB Jonathan Williams serving as their top back.

Wilkins was questionable throughout the week, so his ankle injury doesn't seem to be a serious long-term concern, and he should slot right back in ahead of Williams when he returns. Wilkins has recorded only 27 carries on the year, but his 165 yards give him a great average of 6.1 yards per carry.

With Mack set to miss at least one game, Williams is a top waiver wire pickup for Week 12, while a positive injury update on Wilkins would make him the top add instead.

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