The foot issue that limited Mack some at practice last week was not cited Wednesday, which puts the running back in line to head the Colts' Week 11 backfield. Prior to his 12-carry, 29-yard effort against the Jaguars in Week 10, Mack's fantasy stock had been on the rise. While the Titans defense thwarted the Patriots' run game last weekend, Mack still remains a fantasy bounce-back candidate, considering his undisputed perch atop his team's running back depth chart and the likelihood that he sees more than a dozen carries against Tennessee on Sunday.
Mack (foot) wasn't spotted at the portion of Wednesday's practice open to the media, George Bremer of The Anderson Herald Bulletin reports.
Per the report, it's "not uncommon for [Mack] to miss a practice or be limited during the week" before going on to play Sunday. That said, the running back's status now bears monitoring in the coming days. Mack played 34 of the Colts' 56 offensive snaps in Sunday's 29-26 win over the Jaguars, finishing with 12 carries for 29 yards and two receptions for nine yards. Those numbers represented a dip from his recently upward-trending production, but assuming he's available this weekend, Mack will look to turn things around against the Tennessee defense that bottled up the New England ground game in Week 10.
Mack carried 12 times for 29 yards and caught two passes for an additional nine yards during Sunday's 29-26 win over the Jaguars.
Mack received the majority of the touches out of the backfield, but he never got it going on the ground as he averaged just 2.4 yards per carry. He also made a minimal impact as a pass catcher and his only really notable play of the day came on a successful two-point conversion in the second quarter. While the matchup wasn't ideal, this performance is even more disappointing for Mack's owners considering he racked up 401 scrimmage yards and four touchdowns over his last three games. It remains to be seen if his recent foot injury limited him in this one, but he'll try to bounce back next Sunday against the Titans nonetheless.
Mack (foot) does not carry an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Jaguars after practicing fully Friday.
Since returning to action Week 6 following a hamstring issue, Mack has seen his workload and production increase in each of the Colts' three contests since then. This weekend, he'll look to build off his 25-carry/132-yard/two-TD effort against the Raiders in Week 8. He'll do so while facing a Jacksonville squad that has dropped four straight games and is allowing an average of 123.3 yards on the ground to date.
Mack (foot) remained limited at practice Thursday.
So far there's nothing to suggest that Mack's Week 10 availability is in any danger, but it remains to be seem if his practice limitations this week lead to a "questionable" designation for Sunday's game against the Jaguars or if the surging running back is removed from the Colts' injury report altogether come Friday.
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