Marcel Reece RB OAK 4 Months

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.

Marcel Reece RB OAK 4 Months

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.

Marcel Reece RB OAK 12 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 Sep 05 '79

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 Aug 28 '79

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 Aug 21 '79

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.