Marcel Reece RB OAK 4 Months

Marcel Reece had four catches for 26 yards in Week 16 against the Chargers.

Reece didn't receive any carries, but managed six targets in the passing game. He saw his role decreased again this week with Darren McFadden healthy and dropped a touchdown on the last play of the game. Reece will remain behind Rashad Jennings and McFadden for touches in Week 17 against the Broncos.

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The Oakland Tribune expects Marcel Reece to "again recede into the background" with Rashad Jennings cleared from his concussion.

The Trib's Jerry McDonald is the second Raiders beat writer to expect Jennings to immediately assume a clear-cut lead back role in Week 15, despite Reece's 161-yard, one-score shredding of the Jets' formerly league-best run defense. "Whatever these coaches need me to do, whatever my team needs me to do, I'm going to do it," said ultimate team player Reece. Look for Reece to be Jennings' change-of-pace back this week against Kansas City.

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Marcel Reece had 19 carries for 123 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's Week 14 loss to the Jets.

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Marcel Reece will be the Raiders feature back in Sunday's game against the Jets.

Rashad Jennings (concussion), Darren McFadden (ankle) and Jeremy Stewart (knee/ankle) are all out. It leaves the versatile Reece, a college wideout turned NFL fullback, as the starting tailback. It's a role Reece shined in previously as he piled up 13.5 carries for 65.2 yards and 5.0 catches for 48.7 yards per day in four November 2012 starts. He won't find much running room against Rex Ryan's league-best run defense, but desperate PPR owners can execute a plug-n-play strategy at their flex spot.

Marcel Reece RB OAK 5 Months

Marcel Reece rushed five times for 14 yards and caught four passes for 44 yards with a touchdown in Sunday's Week 12 loss to the Titans.

Reece thought he had a game-winner when he caught a 27-yard touchdown from Matt McGloin with 6:17 to go. But the Titans went on a game-winning drive to squeeze out a 23-19 win. Any owner thinking about chasing Reece's numbers from this one should note that he had just 17 carries and 17 catches through the first 10 games. He's a far better real-life player than fantasy asset.

Marcel Reece RB OAK 5 Months

Marcel Reece rushed four times for six yards and caught two passes for 17 yards in Sunday's Week 11 win at Houston.

Even with Darren McFadden (hamstring) down, Reece has not earned a real piece of the running game. He also had a really bad drop on a perfectly thrown ball from Matt McGloin in the first half. Reece shouldn't be on any fantasy rosters.

Marcel Reece RB OAK 5 Months

Marcel Reece caught three passes for 30 yards in Oakland's Week 10 loss to the Giants.

Even with Darren McFadden sidelined, Reece was held without a rush attempt. He's well off the re-draft league radar.

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Marcel Reece was held to no gain on his lone carry in Oakland's Week 9 loss to the Eagles.

Reece caught just two passes for 22 yards. That's despite the fact that Darren McFadden missed nearly 75 percent of the game with a hamstring injury. Reece was No. 3 on the ball carrier depth chart behind Rashad Jennings and Jeremy Stewart. There's no fantasy value here for the 2012 folk hero.

Marcel Reece RB OAK 6 Months

Marcel Reece managed three rushes for ten yards in the Raiders' Week 8 win over the Steelers.

The Raiders say publicly seemingly every week that they want "more touches" for Reece, but it never happens. He's never a recommended fantasy flex play.

Marcel Reece RB OAK 6 Months

Coach Dennis Allen reiterated the team wants to get Marcel Reece more touches.

"We've got to do a better job of making sure we put him in positions where he's getting his touches because he is a good player for us," Allen said. This isn't the first time the Raiders have expressed a desire to get Reece more looks. GM Reggie McKenzie said the same thing a month ago. Reece touched the ball one time last week. There just aren't enough balls to go around in Oakland.