Marcel Reece: Updated Fantasy Outlook & Analysis for Raiders RB

Marcel Reece's fantasy football value remains quite appealing for at least one more week.

Per Adam Schefter of

After optimism he would play this week, Raiders RB Darren McFadden unlikely to play today vs Cleveland.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 2, 2012 As unfortunate as this sounds for Darren McFadden and Raiders fans, Reece has proven to be quite reliable in recent weeks. After all, Oakland still presents a solid passing game and it's because of Reece's rushing threat, which keeps the Raiders balanced.

To that end, let's check out what he has already proven and what fantasy implications remain in 2012.


Production Through November

Despite not receiving too many carriers until Week 10 at Baltimore, Reece still contributed nicely to the Raiders offense.

Interestingly enough, the majority of Reece's impact came in the passing game, where he caught 41 passes for 447 yards and one score.

Over the past four games, though, is where the production has skyrocketed.

In that span, Reece has accounted for 270 receiving yards on 23 receptions. His rushing threat has also factored in for Oakland. With 47 carriers between the previous three contests, Reece has run for 225 yards.

Also, his overall production since the beginning of November averages to 123.75 total yards per game. Wow.

Where Reece Truly Impacts

Because of his size and athletic combo, Reece can be utilized in a variety of ways in Oakland's offense.

At 6'1", 255 pounds, Reece's ability to beat linebackers in single coverage and quickly dart through open running lanes is straight up impressive. That's excellent size for a ball-carrier and including great agility makes him a dangerous threat to any defense.

The Raiders then possess a competitive advantage in any short-yardage situation, because R...

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