Mack ran for 89 yards on 12 carries and had a four-yard catch during Sunday's 42-34 loss to the Jets. The 93 total yards tied a career high for Mack, who was playing his first offensive snaps since Week 2. Trailing by multiple scores early certainly didn't help the Colts stick with the run, but -- provided he's healthy -- Mack looks to be the bell cow in an Indianapolis backfield that struggled mightily in his absence. A Bills defense giving up just 3.8 yards per carry provides a tough next test Sunday.
Mack (hamstring) is expected to start Sunday's road game against the Jets, Zak Keefer of The Indianapolis Star reports. The Colts' ground game has failed to launch this season, ranking 29th in the NFL at just 74.4 yards per game. This reality has forced Andrew Luck to the air a league-high 245 times. With Mack in the fold, though, perhaps the offense will display a modicum of balance. Mack hasn't exactly proved effective in 15 career games -- he boasts 3.8 YPC and has hauled in 22 of 35 passes -- but he should pass Nyheim Hines and Jordan Wilkins as the No. 1 running back Sunday.
Mack (hamstring) practiced fully Wednesday. Mack was ruled out last week after practicing in a limited fashion, so his return to a full session Wednesday is a big step that points toward him suiting up Sunday against the Jets, barring any setbacks. If he's able to return to action in Week 6, Mack would represent little more than a speculative fantasy play, however, given that he would likely share backfield work with Nyheim Hines and Jordan Wilkins.
Mack (hamstring) was on the field for Monday's light workout, Zak Keefer of The Indianapolis Star reports. Mack's participation shouldn't come as a surprise after he logged limited practices throughout last week before being ruled out for Thursday's eventual 38-24 loss to the Patriots. A return to full participation at some point in the coming days would put him on track to return for a Week 6 road game against the Jets. Mack doesn't offer much upside as part of a committee in a pass-heavy offense, but he might breathe some life into the pathetic Indianapolis running game.
Mack (hamstring) won't play Thursday against the Patriots, Scott Horner of The Indianapolis Star reports. Mack was unable to upgrade from limited practice participation on the the short week, so he'll be sidelined for a third straight contest. While Mack has been out, Jordan Wilkins and Nyheim Hines have handled most of the reps at running back, but both could see their snap counts threatened with Robert Turbin returning from a four-game suspension.
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