Marcel Reece RB OAK 4 days ago

Reece caught both of his targets for 16 yards in Sunday's Week 4 matchup against the Bears.

Marcel Reece RB OAK 3 weeks ago

Reece caught one pass on two targets for 16 yards in Sunday's Week 2 win over the Ravens.

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Marcel Reece RB OAK 4 weeks ago

Reece caught three passes for 26 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's Week 1 opener against the Bengals.

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Marcel Reece RB OAK 10 months ago

Reece caught 7-of-7 targets for 64 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's upset win over the 49ers. He didn't make much of an impact as a rusher, carrying just two times for two yards.

Reece gave the Raiders the lead for good at 17-13, with a nice nine-yard touchdown grab late in the fourth quarter. He's been seeing more work as a receiver lately, setting a season high in receptions in back-to-back games. It would be surprising if he got a lot of work as a ball carrier, however, now that Latavius Murray (concussion), who had 23 rushes for 76 yards Sunday, is healthy.

Marcel Reece RB OAK 10 months ago

Reece had four carries for 12 rushing yards and a season-high six catches on eight targets for a team-high 48 receiving yards Sunday against the Rams.

With Latavius Murray out with a concussion, the Raiders were expected to split the backfield work between Reece, Maurice Jones-Drew and Darren McFadden, though the latter finished with 11 carries versus nine for the other two backs. However, Reece made a difference in the passing game, though it still wasn't a huge impact in non-PPR leagues. Whether Murray comes back in Week 14 or not, the Raiders have a very tough matchup against a 49ers defense that is allowing the seventh-fewest rushing yards and third-fewest passing yards per game this season.

Marcel Reece RB OAK 10 months ago

Reece, Darren McFadden and Maurice Jones-Drew are all expected to see work Sunday against St. Louis with Latavius Murray (concussion) ruled out, the San Jose Mercury News reports.

Murray failed to pass the final stage of the league-mandated concussion protocol, potentially opening the door for Reece to see a significant workload against the Rams. Reece has fared well in the primary role when given the opportunity and helped lead the Raiders to their first win of the season in Week 12, totaling 45 yards on nine touches on the team's game-winning drive against Kansas City. Meanwhile, McFadden and Jones-Drew have 3.4 and 1.9 YPC this season, respectively, so while interim coach Tony Sparano said the carries will be doled out based on "flow" of the game and the situation, it seems likely Reece will see the lion's share of the touches.

Marcel Reece RB OAK 11 months ago4 Comments

Reece has likely earned more carries after his performance in Thursday's 24-20 win over the Chiefs, reports.

Reece rushed for 37 yards on eight totes and added eight yards on one reception in the fourth quarter Thursday, exceeding his carry total from his first nine games of the season on one drive. It was key to the Raiders securing their first win of the season, and interim coach Tony Sparano said he was glad to see the tough running pay off and that he "can envision" going back to Reece in the future. Latavius Murray broke out in the first half before being forced from the game with a concussion, but it would make sense if the Raiders used a 1-2 punch of Murray and Reece moving forward and reduced the roles of Darren McFadden and Maurice Jones-Drew.

Marcel Reece RB OAK 11 months ago

Reece had eight carries for 37 yards and one reception for eight yards in Thursday's 24-20 win over the Chiefs.

In addition to drawing five targets, Reece took most of the snaps at halfback in the fourth quarter, getting the nod over both Darren McFadden and Maurice Jones-Drew. Of course, it may very well have been Latavius Murray taking those snaps, if not for the fact that Thursday's breakout star suffered a concussion in the second quarter. Reece could perhaps challenge McFadden for touches, but the Raiders' larger focus will likely be on Murray, who now has 10 days to recover.

Marcel Reece RB OAK 11 months ago

Reece (quadriceps) is active for Sunday's game against the Browns.

Reece had 84 catches over the last two seasons, but his role as a pass-catcher seems to have faded in 2014 (just eight grabs in five games). He is not expected to be a major factor on offense against Cleveland.

Marcel Reece RB OAK 12 months ago

Reece (quadriceps) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Browns.

Reece remained limited in Friday's practice, but his ability to participate all week would suggest his chances of suiting up in Week 8 are at least slightly better than 50-50. That said, Reece has touched the ball just 11 times in five games so far this season, making him unworthy of serious consideration in most formats.