New England Patriots

Position
RB
 
Jersey
34
Name  Shane Vereen
Born  3/2/1989
Height  5-9
Weight  205
College  California
12/11/2014 4:33:00 PM
Description: New England running back Shane Vereen (ankle) was limited during Thursday's practice.
Insight: There is little doubt Vereen will suit up, but his impact is another story. He is no more than a flex play.
 
Cold12/7/2014 7:32:00 PM
Description: New England running back Shane Vereen (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against San Diego.
Insight: Vereen rushed three times for six yards and caught one of two targets for 26 yards, but hasn't a major factor since LeGarrette Blount's return.
 
Cold12/4/2014 12:11:00 PM
Description: New England running back Shane Vereen (ankle) is probable for Sunday's game against San Diego.
Insight: Vereen rushed three times for six yards and caught one of two targets for 26 yards, but wasn't a major factor in last weekend's running game. LeGarrette Blount's return has significantly hurt Vereen's fantasy value.
 
Cold12/1/2014 10:10:00 AM
Description: New England running back Shane Vereen was basiclly a non-factor against Green Bay, seeing just four touches.
Insight: Vereen rushed three times for six yards and caught one of two targets for 26 yards. He's no longer a dependable fantasy option.
 
11/17/2014 9:09:00 AM
Description: New England running back Shane Vereen was a non-factor Sunday night, carrying the ball just one time as Jonas Gray saw 38 rushing attempts.
Insight: Vereen did catch four balls for 59 yards, but obviously wasn't a big part of this game plan.
 
11/3/2014 9:25:00 AM
Description: New England running back Shane Vereen was back to being the only running back in the Patriots backfield worthy owning.
Insight: Vereen didn't run for many yards (29), but was targeted 10 times by Tom Brady, catching five for 38 yards and a touchdown.
 
10/26/2014 7:32:00 PM
Description: New England running back Shane Vereen did not produce on Sunday.
Insight: He had five carries for 22 yards and three catches for 23 yards. Vereen seems to be a boom-or-bust option each week, moving forward.
 
10/26/2014 12:08:00 PM
Description: New England running back Shane Vereen missed Friday's practice due to illness, but is active for Sunday's game.
Insight: Vereen took advantage of the injury to Stevan Ridley and posted 114 combined tards and two touchdowns. Fantasy owners are expecting another solid effort against the Bears.
 
10/24/2014 4:25:00 PM
Description: New England running back Shane Vereen missed Friday's practice due to illness, but is expected to be ready for Sunday's game.
Insight: Vereen took advantage of the injury to Stevan Ridley and posted 114 combined tards and two touchdowns. Fantasy owners are expecting another solid effort against the Bears.
 
10/17/2014 9:43:00 AM
Description: New England running back Shane Vereen was the running back to have last night as he posted 43 yards rushing and caught five passes for 71 yards and two touchdowns.
Insight: We weren't sure how things would play out with Stevan Ridley sidelined, but Vereen saw 11 of 14 running back carries and was a force in the passing game. Brandon Bolden and Jonas Gray were non-factors.
 
10/14/2014 4:50:00 PM
Description: New England running back Shane Vereen should see an increased workload with the season-ending injury to Stevan Ridley.
Insight: Vereen will likely share the load with Brandon Bolden and perhaps even James White, but the extra work will make Vereen a better fantasy option.
 
10/6/2014 10:38:00 AM
Description: New England running back Shane Vereen didn't see much time on the field as with a lead the team featured Stevan Ridley, but he made the most of it to produce double-digit fantasy points.
Insight: Vereen rushed the ball just nine times, but posted 90 yards and caught three balls for 18 yards for a combined 108 yards from scrimmage.
 
9/30/2014 9:13:00 AM
Description: New England running back Shane Vereen saw more action than Stevan Ridley against Kansas City 13 touches to six.
Insight: When the Patriots fell behind, they went to their passing mode which includes Vereen. Still, he only totaled 67 yards from scrimmage on a totally ugly New England performance.
 
9/16/2014 4:06:00 PM
Description: New England halfback Shane Vereen was outshined by fellow back Steven Ridley during Week 2.
Insight: Another season, same story for the Patriots. Owners never know which running back is going to get the majority of the reps. Vereen managed only six carries for 40 yards and one catch for no yards on Sunday. Vereen should get back on track at home against Oakland, during Week 3. Consider him a RB2.
 
5/11/2014 9:08:00 PM
Description: New England halfback Shane Vereen still isn't fully recovered from the broken wrist he suffered early last season. SOURCE: Mike Reiss, ESPN Boston
Insight: Perhaps that's why the team used its fourth-round draft pick on Wisconsin running back James White. Vereen, White, Brandon Bolden and Stevan Ridley will all be in the mix for carries now that LeGarrette Blount has signed with Pittsburgh.
 
12/29/2013 3:36:00 PM
Description: Patriots hybrid back Shane Vereen is active for Sunday's regular season finale against Buffalo.
Insight: Vereen left last week's game with a groin injury but is good to go for Week 17. He's averaging 84.3 yards from scrimmage per game this season.
 
12/27/2013 8:07:00 PM
Description: New England halfback Shane Vereen is in danger of missing Sunday's regular season finale against Buffalo.
Insight: Vereen was limited in practice Friday because of a groin injury. He's been a PPR machine for the Pats when healthy, which unfortunately hasn't been often.
 
12/26/2013 12:22:00 PM
Description: Patriots RB Shane Vereen left last Sunday's game with a groin injury, but has practiced all week and should be ready to go in the season finale.
Insight: Vereen did have a 4-yard touchdown on his only catch of the game, but he finished with just six fantasy points in Week 16.
 
12/22/2013 6:02:00 PM
Description: Patriots RB Shane Vereen left Sunday's game with a groin injury and is questionable to return.
Insight: Vereen did have a four-yard touchdown on his only catch of the game, but he'd finish with six fantasy points if he can't return.
 
Hot12/8/2013 6:40:00 PM
Description: New England halfback Shane Vereen caught 12 passes for 153 yards in Sunday's 27-26 win over Cleveland.
Insight: Vereen hauled in 50 of those yards on one catch. He scored on a six-yard rushing touchdown to make it an eight-point game late in the third quarter. Vereen has been Tom Brady's favorite receiver over the past few weeks and with Rob Gronkowski likely out for the rest of the regular season (if not the whole season), the targets are going to keep coming his way. He should be starting in all formats at this point.