Marcel Reece Fantasy News

Raiders 'anxious' to see Latavius Murray
Monday, March 3, 2014, 11:14am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Raiders RB Latavius Murray appeared in one preseason game, the exhibition opener against the Dallas Cowboys, and finished with 29 yards on eight carries. It was his only action as the 6-foot-3, 230-pounder was placed on Injured Reserve on Aug. 27 with an ankle injury. “He was never fully healthy,” coach Dennis Allen said at the recent NFL combine. “And every time he got healthy, the ankle reared its ugly head again and he was back down. There were a couple of plays in there ... the Dallas game, maybe, where he got a run over on the sideline and was able to lower his shoulder and really finish a run off really well. So there are plays in there I can think of that are exciting and encouraging to me. But, again, he’s got very limited experience and limited exposure.”

Big things are expected out of a healty Murray, especially with Darren McFadden and Rashad Jennings both scheduled to become unrestricted free agents. “I think Latavius is one of those guys that we’re anxious to see be healthy and get out there and play,” Allen said. “He’s a big back that’s got excellent speed and excellent size. He runs tough ... we’ll find out a lot more about Latavius Murray as we go through the offseason program and into training camp.”

Fantasy Impact:

While the Raiders are expected to re-sign Rashad Jennings (who was excellent as a starter), McFadden is expected to walk in free agency. Murray could become Jennings' primary backup or even become the starter if Jennings signs elsewhere. The versatile Marcel Reece will have a role as well.

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Marcel Reece likely to 'recede into the background'
Thursday, December 12, 2013, 1:50am

Oakland Tribune - [Full Article]

Chances are Marcel Reece will again recede into the background with leading rusher Rashad Jennings having recovered from a concussion.

Having played in less than half of the Raiders' offensive snaps this season, Reece by necessity was on the field for all but two snaps in a 37-27 loss to the New York Jets.

The result was 19 carries, a career high 123 yards rushing, acknowledgment of a job well done and likely an immediate future of being shuttled on and off the field depending on the down, distance and play call when the Raiders play the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday at O.co Coliseum.

Yet Reece has no illusions of morphing from versatile fullback to lead tailback.

Fantasy Impact:

Reece is a versatile player who should see more touches than he does in the Oalkand offense. Rashad Jennings will likely carry the load against the Chiefs. He was the #2 RB in fantasy from Week 9 to Week 13, before his injury.

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Monday, December 9, 2013, 8:34pm

Vic Talfur on Twitter - [Full Article]

Raiders RB Rashad Jennings passed his concussion test.

Fantasy Impact:

CSN Bay area reported that Jennings should continue to get his work now that he's been cleared. The Raiders play the Chiefs Week 15 so it seems safe to assume Jennings will jump back in ahead of Marcel Reece, even though Reece played pretty well against the Jets in Week 14. Keep in mind this is evaluation time for the Raiders.

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Rashad Jennings still not cleared for Week 14
Friday, December 6, 2013, 4:35pm

Vic Tafur, Twitter - [Full Article]

Raiders RB Rashad Jennings still not cleared as far as concussion tests go; limited again at practice. RBs Darren McFadden & Jeremy Stewart are out for Sunday.

Fantasy Impact:

Jennings has practiced all week, but still apparently hasn’t been cleared to play in Week 14. We should know his availability by Saturday, but with McFadden and Stewart out, Marcel Reece would probably be the next man up if Jennings can’t play. It’s a bad matchup against the Jets.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013, 8:56am

Contra Costa Times - [Full Article]

Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor was well enough to be active and serve as Matt McGloin's backup against Tennessee.

He also had a package of plays the Raiders could have used, but HC Dennis Allen felt it better to give him another week of rest -- hence the use of Marcel Reece as the wildcat quarterback instead of Pryor.

Fantasy Impact:

Something to watch for Thursday against the Cowboys. Pryor won't be a starting fantasy option, but if you're playing McGloin, it could certainly take away from his production.

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