Reece rushed thrice for 21 yards and was not targeted in the passing game Sunday in Pittsburgh, but he could get more action in the coming weeks if starter Latavius Murray (concussion) can't play. Reece is nominally a fullback, but he has served as a very competent fill-in at the running back position before. The 30-year-old would be especially useful in PPR formats if given an expanded role, as he has demonstrated sure hands out of the backfield throughout his career.
Reece caught all three of his targets for 15 yards in Sunday's win over the Chargers. Reece continues to see a handful of targets from week-to-week, but he doesn't play enough snaps to make him a realistic fantasy option. The pass-catching fullback should continue to be a factor in the Raiders' passing game, but would only provide worthy production in the deepest of PPR leagues.
Marcel Reece rushed for six yards on one carry and hauled in seven of his eight targets for 49 yards and a touchdown in the Raiders' Week 5 loss to Denver. Reece has seen just two carries on the ground in five games, but the Raiders really seem to enjoy his skills in the passing game. He plays a ton of snaps on third-downs and in obvious passing situations, and he led the team in catches on Sunday with seven. His eight targets were second only to Michael Crabtree's nine, and he should continue to see increased snaps in passing situations moving forward. Through five games, Reece has 14 catches, including three touchdowns through the air.
Raiders running back Marcel Reece caught both of his targets for 16 yards in Sunday's Week 4 matchup against the Bears. Reece was actually the Raiders third-leading receiver Sunday, but he's been very quiet over the last three games after catching two touchdowns in Week 1. He's a good pass-catcher out of the backfield, but now that Roy Helu is healthy and in the mix, Reece will continue to see limited action.
Raiders fullback Marcel Reece was the lone bright spot in the team's lopsided loss to the Bengals on Sunday. Reece was targeted four times in the loss, catching three passes for 26 yards and two touchdowns. He scored on two fourth-quarter receptions when the game was long decided. The Raiders will play the Ravens Week 2.
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