RB - FA
Week 7 Outlook
Marcel Reece (bruised foot) was a doubt for the Divisional Playoff round against the Falcons, but should be good to go. Reece has two carries for 0 yards this season, but is a huge part of the running game with his blocking at fullback.
The fear for Reece was that he broke his foot and head coach Pete Carroll dismissed this fear yesterday. Reece did have a 31-yard reception this season, one of his five catches for 72 yards, but his main job is to fuel the running game that had 177 yards in the Wild Card round. Atlanta ranked 25th against fantasy RB this season and Reece will have to help Thomas Rawls and Co. keep the ball from MVP candidate Matt Ryan and the Falcons.
After Latavius Murray was knocked out the game with a possible concussion, it was Marcel Reece that took over the running duties. He carried three times for 21 yards.
If Murray is out for any period of time, it is Murray that will assume the duties. Taiwan Jones fumbled a kick off return and was subsequently benched. Reece is big, fast and versatile. He has proven that he could carry the load if given the opportunity.
Marcel Reece hauled in seven receptions for 49 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Denver Broncos. He also rushed once for 6 yards.
It always baffles me why Reece does not get more playing time. He's a matchup nightmare. Bill Musgrave moved Reece all over the formation, but had him split out often. With Latavius Murray not recording a second half snap, Reece could be a productive option if given the chance.
Marcel Reece had one carry for one yard, and one reception on two targets for 55 yards against the Browns on Sunday.
With Latavius Murray dominating the running game, Marcel Reece has had to rely on the passing game to get involved, and so far he's done a bang-up job. While Reece was quiet last week, he had two receiving TDs in week one, and had an impressive 55-yard catch in week three against the Browns. While it didn't make for a huge fantasy day, Reece is staying involved, and could be worth a look against the Bears next week in very deep formats.
Marcel Reece caught three passes for 26 yards which resulted in two touchdowns against the Bengals.
The two touchdown passes were thrown by Matt McGloin in garbage time. Reece has always been a matchup nightmare and produced when given the opportunity, but coaching staffs hesitate to give him a prominent role. Until that occurs, Reece will be a fickle fantasy option.