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New England Patriots

Position
RB
 
Jersey
34
Name  Shane Vereen
Born  3/2/1989
Height  5-9
Weight  205
College  California
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.
 
12/1/2013 5:53:00 PM
Description: With Stevan Ridley inactive for losing a fumble in three straight games, Shane Vereen led Patriots running backs with 15 touches (10 carries, five catches) and 75 yards from scrimmage in Week 13 at Houston.
Insight: Vereen scored his first touchdown of the season on a nine-yard catch in the third quarter. He has averaged 16.5 touches and 83 yards from scrimmage over the last two games and should continue to see that type of workload even when Ridley returns to the lineup.
 
11/18/2013 4:33:00 PM
Description: Patriots have activated running back Shane Vereen for Monday's game against the Panthers.
Insight: Vereen has been practicing for weeks and seems to be almost fully recovered from the broken wrist he suffered in the season opener. He's a risky option this week because we don't know what type of workload he'll receive.
 
11/17/2013 10:12:00 AM
Description: According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, the Patriots expect to activate running back Shane Vereen for Monday's game against the Panthers.
Insight: Vereen has been practicing for weeks and seems to be almost fully recovered from the broken wrist he suffered in the season opener. He's a risky option this week because if he doesn't play fantasy owners will be left with few alternatives Monday. However, he should be owned in all leagues.
 
11/16/2013 10:27:00 AM
Description: New England won't know the status of injured running back Shane Vereen until Monday. SOURCE: Field Yates, ESPN Boston
Insight: That doesn't help fantasy owners a whole lot. Vereen has been practicing for weeks and seems to be almost fully recovered from the broken wrist he suffered in the season opener. If the Patriots' training staff gives him the green light for Monday's game against Carolina, he could cut into Stevan Ridley's carries.
 
10/30/2013 11:34:00 AM
Description: Patriots running back Shane Vereen returned to practice on Wednesday. SOURCE: Field Yates, ESPN Boston
Insight: Vereen hasn't played since breaking his wrist in the season opener. He's eligible to come off injured reserve Week 11 versus Carolina. Now is the time to pick him up if he's still available on the waiver wire.
 
10/23/2013 1:18:00 PM
Description: New England halfback Shane Vereen could return to practice soon. SOURCE: Jeff Howe, Boston Herald
Insight: Vereen has been out for the last month and a half with a broken wrist. He won't be eligible to return until Week 11 at the earliest. When he does, there's a good chance he'll take away carries from Stevan Ridley and Brandon Bolden. He could be worth a stash if you have an open spot on your roster.
 
9/10/2013 5:10:00 PM
Description: The Patriots have added running back Shane Vereen (wrist) to injured reserve/designated to return.
Insight: Vereen broke a bone in his wrist early in Sunday's game but still received a career-high 14 carries in Sunday's victory and finished with 159 total yards from scrimmage (101 rushing, 58 receiving). He was only expected to miss a few weeks after having surgery, but he'll be ineligible to return until Week 11 now.
 
9/9/2013 1:59:00 PM
Description: New England tailback Shane Vereen will undergo wrist surgery on Monday, according to FOX's Jay Glazer.
Insight: Vereen received a career-high 14 carries in Sunday's victory and finished with 159 total yards from scrimmage (101 rushing, 58 receiving). He's expected to miss a few weeks which could give starter Stevan Ridley a chance to get back in the good graces of his coach after fumbling on Sunday and sitting out the second half.
 
9/8/2013 6:09:00 PM
Description: New England tailback Shane Vereen went over 100 yards rushing for the first time in his career Sunday against Buffalo.
Insight: Vereen received a career-high 14 carries in the victory and finished with 159 total yards from scrimmage (101 rushing, 58 receiving). Of course, we wouldn't expect Vereen to see this kind of workload on a week-to-week basis. He was filling in for starter Stevan Ridley, who was benched in the second quarter after his fumble led to a 74-yard touchdown for Buffalo.
 
7/3/2013 7:35:00 PM
Description: Look for Patriots running back Shane Vereen to be one of the players New England uses to replace Aaron Hernandez.
Insight: ESPN's Field Yates said that Vereen is "worth closely monitoring" in training camp. Due to Danny Woodhead's departure, Vereen already was expected to have an increased role this season. With Hernandez behind bars and released from the team, Vereen could end up being a nice PPR league running back.
 
3/17/2013 10:50:00 AM
Description: 2013 could be a big year for Patriots running back Shane Vereen reports ESPN Boston's Field Yates.
Insight: With Danny Woodhead out of the equation (he signed a two-year deal with the Chargers on Friday), Vereen will move up to second on New England's running back depth chart. Vereen is expected to inherit Woodhead's old role as the team's passing down back. He should also see a decent amount of third down touches throughout the year. Vereen won't be a 1,000-yard threat like his teammate Stevan Ridley but he's certainly a player to keep an eye on in PPR formats.
 
1/13/2013 9:35:00 PM
Description: New England halfback Shane Vereen stole the show Sunday in a win over Houston. He racked up a combined 124 yards rushing and receiving en route to his first career three-touchdown game.
Insight: Two of Vereen's touchdowns were of the receiving variety. The other was on a one-yard run. He should continue to be heavily involved in New England's offense, especially now that receiving weapon Rob Gronkowksi is out for the rest of the postseason with a broken arm.
 
10/23/2012 7:25:00 PM
Description: Patriots running back Shane Vereen's reps will increase as he stays healthy, not as others get injured, coach Bill Belichick said, according to CSN New England. Vereen got his most reps of the season Sunday with Brandon Bolden absent from the lineup with a knee injury.
Insight: Belichick praised Vereen's understanding of the game and ability to get open and find space. It sounds like the running back is going to continue to see time at running back even when Bolden returns. That could cloud the value of Stevan Ridley.
 

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