Marcel Reece RB OAK Aug 23 '7811 Comments
Marcel Reece played 58-of-75 snaps in Sunday's loss, while Taiwan Jones played just six snaps at running back.
There was no committee. Jones played eight fewer snaps than Jeremy Stewart, who was signed off the practice squad Saturday. Reece's 20 touches were 10 more than Stewart and Jones combined. He totaled 104 yards (5.2 yards per touch). Darren McFadden will reportedly be ready to return this week, but if not, Reece will be the only viable play in any format of fantasy.
Marcel Reece RB OAK Aug 22 '78
Marcel Reece started the Raiders' Week 10 game over Taiwan Jones, and finished with 13 rushes for 48 yards to go with 56 yards on seven receptions.
Jones, a popular Sleeper of the Week in fantasy circles, was Oakland's third-string tailback behind Reece (20 touches) and Saturday practice squad callup Jeremy Stewart (7 touches). Jones got three touches. Although a largely ineffective carrier of the football, Reece played a major role in the Weeks 9-10 passing games and figures to be the primary back once again in Week 11, assuming Mike Goodson and Darren McFadden don't return against the Saints. Consider Reece an every-week PPR flex until Goodson and/or McFadden come back.
Marcel Reece RB OAK Aug 22 '78
Marcel Reece was the Raiders' starting tailback in Sunday's Week 10 game against the Ravens.
Taiwan Jones didn't play on Oakland's first or second offensive possession. We'll keep track of the situation throughout Sunday's game; Jones does figure to see some snaps if the Raiders keep it close and/or jump out to an early lead. But so far, the fullback Reece has operated as Oakland's every-down back.
Marcel Reece RB OAK Aug 20 '781 Comment
Coach Dennis Allen confirmed that Marcel Reece and Taiwan Jones have both taken snaps with the first-team offense this week.
"We'll play to the strength of the backs we're going to use," OC Greg Knapp said. Translation: Reece's touches will come primarily in the passing game, as he's not trusted to be the primary ball-carrier. Rotoworld ranks him 30th among running back options for Week 10. Reece is a better bet in PPR formats than standard-scoring leagues.
Marcel Reece RB OAK Aug 16 '78
Raiders FB Marcel Reece caught eight passes for 95 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's Week 9 loss to the Buccaneers.
The league's most athletic fullback took over as Oakland's primary back following Darren McFadden (leg) and Mike Goodson's (ankle) injuries. A sure-handed pass catcher with some wheels, Reece caught a touchdown down the right side of the end zone to make this one a game, and was a favorite checkdown option for Carson Palmer late in the contest. We'll need to find out more about McFadden and Goodson's injuries entering Week 10, but for now Reece has the look of a potentially high-upside flex option at Baltimore.
Marcel Reece RB OAK Jun 21 '78
Raiders will sign FB Marcel Reece to a contract extension prior to Monday's game against the Chargers.
The former undrafted free agent out of Washington has become one of the most dynamic fullbacks in the game. Last year, the unique athlete caught 27 passes for 301 yards and two touchdowns in addition to his lead-blocking duties. Reece was set to earn $540K in 2012, the final year of his contract.
Marcel Reece RB OAK Mar 18 '78
Coach Dennis Allen confirmed that he could use Marcel Reece in the passing game.
Reece has only been practicing with the Raiders for a few days after signing his tender on Monday, but Allen is well aware of the fullback's unique athleticism. "Where he really excels is in the passing game and the different mismatches that he can create," the new coach said. Reece also figures to get some more carries this season thanks to Michael Bush's departure. Reece had 413 total yards on just 44 touches in 2011.
Marcel Reece RB OAK Mar 15 '78
Raiders re-signed exclusive rights free agent FB Marcel Reece to a one-year, $540,000 contract.
After skipping OTAs in search of a more lucrative long-term contract, Reece finally caved and signed his tender offer. Easily the most athletically dominant lead blocker in the game, Reece led all true fullbacks in receiving (301) and rushing (112) yards last season. He could see an increase in short-yardage work going forward with Michael Bush out of the picture.
Marcel Reece RB OAK Dec 21 '77
Raiders tendered contracts to exclusive rights free agents FB Marcel Reece, DE Mason Brodine and CB Bryan McCann.
The Raiders also tendered restricted free agent DE Desmond Bryant. Keeping Reece was a priority for the Raiders after he caught a combined 52 passes for 634 yards the past two seasons. With Michael Bush expected to depart via free agency, it's possible Reece will see his role in the running game grow in 2012.
Marcel Reece RB OAK Nov 07 '77
According to the Contra Costa Times' Steve Corkran, there is a "106.392 percent" chance the Raiders re-sign restricted free agent FB Marcel Reece.
Reece is only an average blocker, but has been a big contributor in the Raiders' passing game the past two seasons, reeling in a combined 52 passes for 634 yards and five scores. With Hue Jackson gone, however, it's not a given Reece will be used as heavily in 2012.