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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Reece (quadriceps) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice.

The fifth-year fullback appears headed for another questionable designation in Week 8, unless he's able to participate in full Friday. Reece, who is averaging just over two touches per game so far this season, was inactive last Sunday against San Diego, opening the door for Jamize Olawale to get the start for Oakland.

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Reece (quadriceps) practiced Wednesday, ibabuzz.com reports.

Reece was held out of action this past week as a precautionary measure, but his presence at practice Wednesday bodes well for his chances of suiting up Sunday against the Browns.

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Reece (quadriceps) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.

Jamize Olawale is thus expected to start at fullback for the Raiders on Sunday, but he's not a fantasy consideration in Week 7, given the limited touches Reece has seen this season.

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

Although Reece did not practice at all Wednesday or Thursday, he appears to still have a chance to suit up against Arizona after turning in a limited showing Friday. The 29-year-old has been an afterthought in the Raiders' offense this season, with just 11 touches through five games, and there's been nothing to suggest the team has plans to get him more involved. Jamize Olawale is expected to start at fullback if Reece cannot go.

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Reece (quadriceps) did not practice Thursday, ESPN.com reports.

Friday for be a pivotal day for Reece, who missed practice both Wednesday and Thursday due to the quad issue, as he'll likely need to turn in at least a limited showing in order to play against Arizona. If Reece ends up sitting, look for Jamize Olawale to serve as the primary fullback, with Darren McFadden and Maurice Jones-Drew handling the bulk of the carries.

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Reece (quad) did not practice Wednesday, ibabuzz.com reports.

To date, Reece has seen limited touches in the Raiders' offense and will remain off the fantasy radar unless that trend changes under interim coach Tony Sparano.