Reece has been suspended four games for violating the NFL's policy on performance enhancing drugs, CSN Bay Area reports. Reece, who will sit out Sunday's season finale against the Chiefs, is thus eligible to return to action after the Raiders' third game of the 2016 season. In the meantime, he can participate in all of the team's offseason and preseason practices and games.
Reece caught all three of his targets for 37 yards in Sunday's loss to the Packers. Reece caught multiple passes during garbage time late in the game, as the Raiders were trying to move down the field with under two minutes left. He really didn't play a part in the game prior to the last couple of drives, and he likely won't have a large role moving forward. Reece shouldn't be considered a fantasy option at this point.
Reece rushed for four yards on one carry and added three catches for 19 yards in Sunday's loss to the Chiefs. After receiving just four touches over the last three weeks combined, the pass-catching fullback received four in Sunday's game alone. Reece has always been known as a great receiver out of the backfield, but his three catches were due to game flow and the fact that the Raiders were trailing late in the game. He seems to get more time in obvious passing situations, but he doesn't hold much fantasy value at this time. The Raiders' have a lot of options on offense, and Reece is ultimately near the bottom of the list.
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.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/11||@New Orleans Saints||31||22.38|
|5||10/09||San Diego Chargers||30||21.50|
|6||10/16||Kansas City Chiefs||4||13.44|
|8||10/30||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||15||16.88|
|14||12/09||@Kansas City Chiefs||4||13.44|
|15||12/18||@San Diego Chargers||30||21.50|