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Raiders snap counts week 9 vs Steelers: Marcel Reece has season high

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Each season, the fans call for Marcel Reece to be more a part of the offense. And each season, it doesn't really happen. That's just pretty much how it goes for a player like Reece, who while he is versatile, is still a bit of a tweener. That means he's usually not the absolute best option at any specific position, he's a specialty player who can provide a spark by being a mismatch as a receiver out of the backfield.

This week he saw 28 snaps with the Raiders offense, which, believe it or not, is a season-high for him. Here are his totals for each week of the season:

Week 1 vs Bengals - 21 snaps (32%)
Week 2 vs Ravens - 10 snaps (14%)
Week 3 vs Browns - 16 snaps (24%)
Week 4 vs Bears - 11 snaps (19%)
Week 5 vs Broncos - 22 snaps (31%)
Week 7 vs Chargers - 10 snaps (16%)
Week 8 vs NY Jets - 12 snaps (19%)
Week 9 vs Steelers - 28 snaps (40%)

Part of Reece's increased snaps was undoubtedly because Latavius Murray left with a concussion late in the third quarter and Roy Helu Jr was inactive for the game. I would expect if Murray can't return next week, we will once again see more of Reece in the Raiders offense. He finished with 3 carries for 21 yards and wasn't targeted as a receiver.

According to Pro Football Focus numbers, 11 of Reece's snaps were spent as a pass blocker which were his most pass blocking snaps this season.

Here are all the Raiders snaps counts from Sunday's 38-35 loss in Pittsburgh.

Off. Def. ST
Pos Num Pct Num Pct Num Pct
Gabe Jackson G 70 100% 0 0% 5 13%
Austin Howard T 70 100% 0 0% 5 13%
J'Marcus Webb G 70 100% 0 0% 5 13%
Derek Carr QB 70 100% 0 0% 0 0%
Donald Penn T 69 99% 0 0% 5 13%
Amari Cooper WR 63 90% 0 0% 0 0%
Michael Crabtree WR 63 90% 0 0% 0 0%
Rodney Hudson C 54 77% 0 0% 0 0%
Seth Roberts WR 45 64% 0 0% 0 0%
Lee Smith TE 38 54% 0 0% 5 13%
Latavius Murray RB 33 47% 0 0% 0 0%
Marcel Reece FB 28 40% 0 0% 12 32%
Andre Holmes WR 21 30% 0 0% 21 55%
Clive Walford TE 21 30% 0 0% 0 0%
Tony Bergstrom C 16 23% 0 0% 12 32%
Mychal Rivera TE 16 23% 0 0% 5 13%
Taiwan Jones RB 10 14% 0 0% 25 66%
Jamize Olawale FB 8 11% 0 0% 24 63%
Khalif Barnes T 5 7% 0 0% 5 13%
D.J. Hayden CB 0 0% 84 99% 11 29%
Malcolm Smith LB 0 0% 84 99% 0 0%
David Amerson CB 0 0% 82 96% 0 0%
Charles Woodson FS 0 0% 79 93% 0 0%
Larry Asante FS 0 0% 77 91% 12 32%
Aldon Smith LB 0 0% 71 84% 7 18%
Khalil Mack DE 0 0% 69 81% 8 21%
Mario Edwards DE 0 0% 62 73% 0 0%
Curtis Lofton LB 0 0% 49 58% 8 21%
Dan Williams DT 0 0% 47 55% 8 21%
Denico Autry DT 0 0% 44 52% 8 21%
Taylor Mays FS 0 0% 39 46% 18 47%
Justin Ellis NT 0 0% 38 45% 8 21%
Neiko Thorpe CB 0 0% 37 44% 18 47%
Stacy McGee NT 0 0% 33 39% 0 0%
Benson Mayowa DE 0 0% 17 20% 12 32%
Ray-Ray Armstrong LB 0 0% 12 14% 14 37%
Tevin McDonald FS 0 0% 8 9% 3 8%
Lorenzo Alexander LB 0 0% 1 1% 33 87%
Keith McGill CB 0 0% 1 1% 33 87%
Korey Toomer LB 0 0% 1 1% 21 55%
Ben Heeney LB 0 0% 0 0% 25 66%
Jon Condo LS 0 0% 0 0% 13 34%
Marquette King P 0 0% 0 0% 12 32%
Sebastian Janikowski K 0 0% 0 0% 11 29%
Marcus Thigpen WR 0 0% 0 0% 6 16%