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Shane Vereen

26-Year-Old Running Back – New York Giants

2014 Rush/Rec Stats

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96

Yds

391

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2

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447

TD

3

2015 Rush/Rec Projections

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2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

Coming off the healthiest and most productive season of his career, Vereen left New England and signed a three-year deal with the Giants. But while the move was financially sound it likely won't help ...

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2015 ADP:  96.52

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (RB): Hidden

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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:

Signed a three-year, $12.35 million contract the Giants in March of 2015. Deal includes $4.75 million in guaranteed money.

August 24, 2015  –  Shane Vereen News

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Vereen gained 13 yards on three carries and 14 yards on one reception in Saturday's preseason game against the Jaguars.

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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 1 0 0 47 427 9.1 3 69 66 0 0 0 1 0
2014 25 NE 16 96 391 2 4.1 0 0 0 0 0 52 447 8.6 3 77 0 0 0 0 0 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
2014 25 NE 16 7.1 10.4 8.7 6 24 15 12 8 3 28 5.8 11 9 3
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Shane Vereen – Playing Time Overview

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#3 Running Back

Snap Count Stats

595

Offensive Snaps in 2014

Shane Vereen was on the field for 595 of his team's snaps on offense in 2014.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Shane Vereen was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Off ST
2012 161 38
2013 276 29
2014 595 0
Shane Vereen 2014 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 @Det
2 Ari 19 0 6 40 0 6.7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
3 Hou 28 0 7 20 0 2.9 0 0 4 17 4.3 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 1 1 1
4 @Was
5 Atl 34 0 9 90 0 10.0 0 0 3 18 6.0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 @Phi 36 0 5 4 0 0.8 0 0 1 3 3.0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @Dal
8 Ind
9 @Sea
10 SF 20 0 1 18 0 18.0 0 0 4 59 14.8 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Dal 60 0 8 12 0 1.5 0 0 8 48 6.0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
12 @Jax 30 0 3 6 0 2.0 0 0 1 26 26.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
13 @Ten 35 0 1 1 0 1.0 0 0 3 30 10.0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
14 Was 31 0 6 5 1 0.8 0 0 1 12 12.0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
15 @StL 43 0 6 38 0 6.3 0 0 1 12 12.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0
16 Phi 29 0 2 1 0 0.5 0 0 3 14 4.7 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 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 is listed as third on the team's depth chart, the Newark Star-Ledger reports.

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Vereen could have a larger role than initially expected due to his prowess in pass protection, ESPN's Dan Graziano reports.

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Vereen has reached an agreement with the Giants on a three-year, $12.35 million contract, Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports reports.

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Rashad Jennings did a nice job on passing downs last season, but the Giants apparently want more of a receiving threat for the role. Jennings' injury history may also be a factor, especially with backup running back Andre Williams offering very little as a receiver. The move to New York probably won't do much for Vereen's fantasy value, as the Giants have a strong wideout group of Odell Beckham, Victor Cruz and Rueben Randle, along with a backfield that already includes Jennings and Williams. Vereen probably won't get many carries, and there will be plenty of competition for targets.
Vereen is expected to sign with the Giants, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

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Vereen would be a nice fit with the Giants, as the team's top two running backs, Rashad Jennings and Andre Williams, aren't quick enough to consistently get open. That's never been a problem for Vereen, who posted a 52-447-3 receiving line in 2014 after going for 47-427-3 in just eight games the previous season. A move to the Giants probably wouldn't lead to a big jump from Vereen's 2014 production, as Big Blue boasts a wideout corps of Odell Beckham, Victor Cruz, and Reuben Randle. Vereen's excellent per-game production in 2013 was largely spurred by Tom Brady lacking other options in the passing game.
Vereen caught 11-of-12 targets for 64 yards, adding four carries for 13 yards, in Sunday's 28-24 Super Bowl win over the Seahawks.

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Vereen rushed for two yards on one carry and caught three passes on four targets for 41 yards in Sunday's 45-7 win over the Colts in the AFC Championship Game.

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Vereen, who appeared to take a hard hit to the helmet in the fourth quarter of this past Saturday's win over the Ravens, is not listed on the Patriots' injury report in advance of Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Colts.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

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 six full games. The speedy Vereen has averaged 10.5 yards per catch over the last two years, and as long as his wrist Ė which was still bothering him over the offseason Ė heals up in time for the season to start, he should again be a superbly impactful PPR asset. At 5-10, 205, Vereen lacks the frame to be an every-down back, but the Patriots seem set to give Stevan Ridley the early-down work while Vereen plays third downs and gets plenty of attention from Tom Brady, both out of the backfield and lined up in the slot. And if Rob Gronkowski continues to struggle with his own injury issues, Vereen could again see a good number of red-zone looks. He saw 11 red-zone targets and caught three touchdown passes last season; health permitting, those numbers should rise this year.

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.