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Reece carried the ball once for two yards and caught one pass on three targets for 11 yards in Sunday's 31-28 loss to the Chargers.

Two of quarterback Derek Carr's first five pass attempts went in Reece's direction, but he had a bad drop and only saw one look over the remainder of the game. Through five games this season, Reece has 56 yards on 11 touches, and it doesn't seem as though his role will increase under interim coach Tony Sparano.

Marcel Reece RB OAK 1 Month

Reece (quadriceps) is active for Sunday's game against the Chargers.

Reece is used sparingly as a pass-catcher out of the backfield, but rarely does he make an impact large enough to generate much fantasy attention. His 26 yards in Week 3 were a season high.

Marcel Reece RB OAK 1 Month

Although he's listed as questionable, Reece (quadriceps) is expected to play Sunday against the Chargers, Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times reports.

Reece was limited in practice throughout the week due to the quad ailment, but it sounds like he'll be fine to serve in his typical role in Week 6. The Raiders' lone selection to the 2013 Pro Bowl, Reece has totaled just 43 yards on nine touches through four games this season, and it's uncertain whether interim coach Tony Sparano has any plans to increase his usage.

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

The quad issue, which interim coach Tony Sparano termed a "sprain" earlier in the week, limited Reece both Wednesday and Thursday, but there's been nothing to suggest his Week 6 availability is in serious jeopardy. Reece has touched the ball nine times through four games this season (two carries, seven receptions), and while his role could expand under Sparano, offensive coordinator Greg Olson is still the playcaller for the Raiders.

Marcel Reece RB OAK 2 Months

Reece hauled in one of two targets for five yards in last Sunday's loss to the Dolphins.

Offensive coordinator Greg Olson seemed to make a concerted effort to get Reece the ball in Week 3, as he was targeted seven times in the passing game and also received a carry. In Week 4, however, Reece went right back to serving primarily a blocker, touching the ball just once in yet another Raiders loss. Dennis Allen lost his job, and while new coach Tony Sparano may make it a priority to get the Pro Bowl fullback more touches, Reece won't be worthy of consideration in most formats until an expanded role is well established.

Marcel Reece RB OAK 2 Months

Reece did not carry the ball in last Sunday's loss to the Texans, but did haul in his lone target for 11 yards.

Even with Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) sidelined, Reece was not a factor in the team's rushing attack, as he once again served primarily as a blocker against Houston. The expectation was that Reece, who reported to camp at a slimmed-down 238 pounds, would be more involved in the team's passing game this season. However, offensive coordinator Greg Olson has not made it a priority to get Reece the ball, so even if Jones-Drew ends up sitting again this week, Reece will not be worthy of consideration in most leagues.

Marcel Reece RB OAK 2 Months

Reece carried the ball once for no gain and caught two passes for one yard in Sunday's loss to the Jets.

Needless to say, it was a disappointing 2014 opener for Reece, but his performance was just a microcosm of the Raiders' offensive struggles as a whole. The team totaled all of 158 yards in the game. He could see more opportunities on the ground this week if Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) is forced to sit, but until he earns more touches, Reece will make for a difficult hold in fantasy leagues. That said, the slimmed-down Reece should at least continue to see the occasional dumpoff pass, even if his opportunities on the ground remain limited.

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Reece (foot) is expected to play in Friday's preseason game against the Packers, the Bay Area News Group reports. "He looked good out there running around so he should be good to go for the game," coach Dennis Allen said Wednesday.

The Raiders ordered X-ray and MRI exams after Reece suffered the injury in last Friday's exhibition game, but coach Dennis Allen has not disclosed the results, instead opting to go no further than to identify his injury as a "foot." Reece has reported improvement in the last two days and does not believe the ailment will require maintenance throughout the regular season. However, he's still in a protective boot, and while Reece thinks he'll be fine to go Friday, there's an outside chance Allen could change his mind about Reece playing.

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Reece (foot) missed practice Monday, sfgate.com reports.

We'll consider Reece, who is dealing with some foot soreness, day-to-day for now. While the fullback's role in the Raiders' attack out of the gate is unclear, Reece -- a capable pass-catcher -- has occasionally provided fantasy utility in the past, when pressed into extended action due to injuries in the Oakland backfield.

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Marcel Reece now weighs 238 pounds, his lightest since college.

It's clearly a move by the versatile fullback to improve his quickness in the passing game, but we wouldn't expect a big role change for Reece this season. The Raiders have two pass-catching backs in Maurice Jones-Drew and Darren McFadden, and the team has annually only used Reece as an offensive weapon when absolutely forced. He had just 46 carries and 32 catches in 16 games last season.