Marlon Mack Injury Update Gives Nyheim Hines Fantasy Value Huge Boost Against Chiefs

Jason Schandl
Indianapolis Colts v Cincinnati Bengals
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Marlon Mack in still nursing an ankle injury that played a part in him being limited to just 11 touches in Week 4, and he's expected to be a game-time decision against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night.

Mack opened the season as a workhorse for the Colts, tallying 61 carries and four receptions through his first three games. The drop in workload in Week 4 may not have been entirely related to his health, though.

Last season, Mack was out-snapped and out-touched by Nyheim Hines in games the Colts lost, and a pass-heavy approach while trailing in Week 4 seemed to also play a role in why Mack's workload fell.

Against one the NFL's best teams on Sunday Night Football, even if Mack suits up, he could end up being limited as the Colts try to keep up with the elite KC offense.

Mack is still worth a play if he does suit up for this game, but we have him down at RB16 in our Week 5 fantasy football rankings.

Hines, who tallied a season-high six receptions in Week 4, is also in play even if he doesn't get the big boost from Mack being ruled out, and he's a fringe RB3/flex option in PPR leagues.

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