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Shane Vereen

25-Year-Old Running Back – New England Patriots

2013 Rush/Rec Stats

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44

Yds

208

TD

1

Yds

427

TD

3

2014 Rush/Rec Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

A broken wrist in Week 1 largely derailed Vereen's 2013 season, but he remained productive in a third-down role down the stretch, ending up with 47 receptions out of the backfield despite only playing...

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2014 ADP:  52.26

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HT: 5' 10"   WT: 205   DOB: 3/2/1989  College: California  DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Shane Vereen Contract Information:

Agreed to terms on a four-year $3.46 million contract in August of 2011.

August 23, 2014  –  Shane Vereen News

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Vereen had five receptions for 57 yards and two touchdowns and six carries for 18 yards in Friday's preseason game against the Panthers.

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Shane Vereen NFL Stats
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  Rushing Rush Distance Big Rush Games Receiving Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2011 22 NE 5 15 57 1 3.8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 23 NE 13 62 251 3 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 8 149 18.6 1 13 0 0 0 0 1 1
2013 24 NE 8 44 208 1 4.7 2 0 0 0 0 47 427 9.1 3 69 66 0 0 0 1 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Shane Vereen Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Rec/G Yds/G YPT In20 In10 In5
2011 22 NE 5 2.3 2.3 2.3 3 11 3 3 2 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
2012 23 NE 13 4.9 5.5 5.2 5 19 15 8 4 1 11 11.5 3 0 0
2013 24 NE 8 10.9 16.8 13.9 6 26 7 5 3 6 53 6.2 11 3 1
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Shane Vereen – Playing Time Overview

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#2 Running Back
Also Listed As:  #3 Kick Returner

Snap Count Stats

276

Offensive Snaps in 2013

Shane Vereen was on the field for 276 of his team's snaps on offense in 2013.

29

Special Teams Snaps in 2013

Shane Vereen was on the field for 29 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2013.

Year Off ST
2011 - -
2012 161 38
2013 276 29
Shane Vereen 2013 Game Log
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  Snap Count Rushing Rush Distance Receiving Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Runs Red Zone Targets
Week Opp Off ST Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 @Buf 55 11 14 101 0 7.2 2 0 7 58 8.3 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
2 NYJ
3 TB
4 @Atl
5 @Cin
6 NO
7 @NYJ
8 Mia
9 Pit
10 BYE Bye Week
11 @Car 34 3 1 7 0 7.0 0 0 8 65 8.1 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Den 46 6 10 31 0 3.1 0 0 8 60 7.5 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0
13 @Hou 41 0 10 38 0 3.8 0 0 5 37 7.4 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 1 0
14 Cle 45 3 3 9 1 3.0 0 0 12 153 12.8 0 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 4 0 0
15 @Mia 48 5 2 13 0 6.5 0 0 3 8 2.7 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0
16 @Bal 7 1 2 6 0 3.0 0 0 1 4 4.0 1 2 0 0 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
17 Buf 0 0 2 3 0 1.5 0 0 3 42 14.0 1 5 1 0 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Playoffs Ind 0 0 5 17 0 3.4 0 0 2 16 8.0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Playoffs @Den 0 0 4 34 0 8.5 0 0 5 59 11.8 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Shane Vereen  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Running Backs
Height:   5' 10"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   205 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.49 sec
GOOD
Shuttle Time:   4.28 sec
WEAK
Cone Drill:   6.95 sec
GOOD
Arm Length:   30.68 in
AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.00 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   34 in
WEAK
Broad Jump:   115 in
WEAK
Bench Press:   31 reps
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Shane Vereen: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Vereen was on the field for 7-of-91 of the Patriots' snaps on offense in Friday's preseason contest against the Eagles, ESPN.com reports.

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Vereen gained seven yards on one carry in Thursday's preseason opener versus the Redskins.

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Vereen's left wrist is not quite back to the point it was before he broke it in Week 1 last season, Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston reports. "Itís not going to feel great tomorrow; itís not going to feel awful," Vereen said. "It wonít be 100 percent probably for a while, but itís good enough and Iím working on strengthening it and getting it back."

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Vereen didn't return from the injury until Nov. 18 and wasn't as effective as he was to start the season. With the bruising LeGarrette Blount no longer in the Patriots' backfield mix, Vereen is in line to work in tandem with Stevan Ridley, who struggled with fumbling issues at times last season. Assuming health, Vereen is in position to make an impact in PPR formats thanks to his pass-catching ability, but how many carries he sees will largely depend on the effectiveness of Ridley and (to a lesser degere) Brandon Bolden.
Vereen carried 44 times for 208 yards with a rushing TD, while catching 47 passes for 427 yards and three receiving scores, in eight games this past season.

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Vereen (groin) is listed as active for Sunday's AFC championship game against the Broncos.

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Vereen (groin) practiced fully Thursday, the Boston Herald reports.

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Vereen was limited at practice Wednesday, but his full participation Thursday likely foreshadows an official probable designation for Sunday's game against the Broncos.
Vereen (groin) was one of nine Patriots listed as limited at practice Wednesday, the team's official site reports.

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With no reported setbacks in last Saturday's playoff win over the Colts, we suspect that Vereen is in reality closer to probable than questionable in advance of Sunday's AFC championship game against the Broncos.

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2013

Foot and hamstring Injuries as well as the Patriots' running-back depth have limited Vereenís productivity (he missed nearly all of his rookie year and the first three games of 2012), but a three-touchdown performance in last year's playoffs offered a glimmer of upside. With Danny Woodhead now in San Diego, Vereen is the favorite to see the bulk of the third-down work, as he's a skilled pass catcher and has the speed (4.5 40) to rack up yards after the catch. While Stevan Ridley is still slated to be team's lead back, the more versatile and explosive Vereen was drafted ahead of him and has yet to stay healthy long enough to challenge for the starting job. That could change this year if Vereen outperforms Ridley when he gets his opportunities.

2012

After being taken in the second round of the draft, Vereen was given just 15 carries as a rookie last season, thanks partially to injuries and also to a muddled backfield in New England. BenJarvus Green-Ellis left via free agency, so there will be more opportunities in 2012, with fellow sophomore Stevan Ridley the main competition. Danny Woodhead also remains around to take away touches, while Joseph Addai was added through free agency, and the Patriots can be unpredictable in their backfield usage, often changing drastically week-to-week based on opponents and game plans. Vereen will almost certainly be a part of a timeshare, but heís enticing playing in such a high-powered offense.

2011

The Patriots used the No. 56 pick to draft Vereen, which was something of a surprise with more highly regarded running backs like Daniel Thomas and Mikel Leshoure still on the board. Of course, it would be foolish to question coach Bill Belichick, and Vereen was considered the most NFL ready RB in the draft when it comes to pass protection. New England also used a third-round pick on another running back and still has BenJarvus Green-Ellis and Danny Woodhead, so this looks like a full-blown committee. Even as a rookie, Vereen might already be the teamís most complete back, and after watching pedestrian runners line up for him the last few years, itís telling Belichick would spend a second-round pick on such a fungible position. Vereen is an intriguing name not to be overlooked.