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Shane Vereen | Running Back

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (25) / 3/2/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 205
College: California
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Shane Vereen rushed one time for two yards and caught three passes for 41 yards in Sunday's AFC Championship Game win over the Colts.
The Patriots predictably took a power approach against the Colts, just as they had in the last two meetings. That meant a heavy dose of LeGarrette Blount, who finished with 30-148-3 on the ground. Vereen's lone big play came on a nice 30-yard vertical grab in which he held on even though he was getting clotheslined by Jerrell Freeman. In theory, Vereen should have a big role in the Super Bowl as a space player against Seattle's fierce defense. But he hasn't had more than seven touches in a game since Week 12. Jan 18 - 11:38 PM

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Shane Vereen caught 4-of-5 targets for 39 yards in the Patriots' Divisional Round win over the Ravens.

Vereen rushed only once for six yards, as the Pats didn't bother with a run game. Vereen also coughed up a fourth-quarter fumble, but it was overturned on review. It's worth noting that he didn't touch the ball thereafter. Vereen will be a high-risk, moderate-reward RB2 in conference championship week daily games.
Jan 10 - 9:01 PM

Shane Vereen rushed twice for one yard and caught three passes for 14 yards Week 17 against the Bills.

Vereen was very limited in the meaningless season finale. He did not see much of the field in the first half, and did not have a touch or target after halftime. Vereen was dealing with an ankle injury heading into the game, but his lack of involvement had more to do with the nature of the game. He will be good to go when the Patriots open the playoffs in two weeks.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 04:02:00 PM

Shane Vereen (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 17.

Vereen's status isn't in doubt, but his workload is up in the air in a game where the Patriots may rest their starters. LeGarrette Blount is questionable and Jonas Gray has been ruled out, so Vereen could lead the Patriots in carries this week.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 05:16:00 PM

Shane Vereen rushed six times for 38 yards in the Patriots' Week 16 win over the Jets, adding a 12-yard reception.

Vereen entered the game to high expectations in the absence of LeGarrette Blount (shoulder), but as has become his custom, couldn't deliver. Vereen found himself in a three-man committee with Jonas Gray and Brandon Bolden, with six of his touches coming on one third-quarter series. In Vereen's defense, he should have gotten the ball much more. Vereen looked spry in the open field, and went for five or more yards on 5-of-7 touches. Vereen will do battle with the Bills' slumping run defense in Week 17.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 04:42:00 PM

Shane Vereen (ankle) is officially active for Week 16 against the Jets.

As previously reported, neither Julian Edelman (concussion) nor LeGarrette Blount made the trip to New York. With Edelman sidelined, both Vereen and Danny Amendola will have bigger roles as pass catchers. The Boston Globe went as far as to suggest that Vereen will "pick up (Edelman's) slack." Also inactive for the Patriots are RB James White, CB Alfonzo Dennard, OG Dan Connolly, OT Jordan Devey and CB Kyle Arrington.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 11:32:00 AM

The Boston Globe's Ben Volin expects Shane Vereen to "pick up the slack in the passing game" with Julian Edelman (concussion) out for Week 16.

It's quite possible Sunday will be a "Vereen Game" against the Jets. He's had a lot of success against New York in the past, and it seems unlikely that the Patriots would attack Rex Ryan's stout defensive front with a power rushing attack, particularly after losing LeGarrette Blount (shoulder). Vereen is an intriguing RB2/flex play in PPR leagues and cheap "punt" in daily formats.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 11:19:00 AM

Shane Vereen (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 16.

Vereen has played the last two weeks despite being listed as questionable. He projects for 6-8 touches against the Jets. Vereen won't be more than a low-end RB3 option for the fantasy finals.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 05:03:00 PM

Shane Vereen (ankle) remained limited on Thursday.

Vereen will play against the Jets, but can't be counted on for more than 6-8 touches. He's an uninspiring RB3.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 04:58:00 PM

Shane Vereen (ankle) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Vereen hasn't had any setbacks with his ankle injury. He'll be a boom-or-bust FLEX option against the Jets for the fantasy finals.
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 04:19:00 PM

Shane Vereen rushed six times for five yards and a touchdown in the Patriots' Week 15 win over the Dolphins, adding a 12-yard reception.

Vereen continued to disappoint as a receiving threat, but surprisingly vultured a three-yard score from LeGarrette Blount in the second quarter. The Pats' ground attack had no rhyme or reason this afternoon, with Jonas Gray getting re-involved and actually leading the team in touches. Vereen will be a boom-or-bust FLEX option against the Jets for the fantasy finals.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 05:54:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Shane Vereen (ankle) will play Week 15 against the Dolphins.

No surprise despite the questionable tag. Vereen is merely an RB3 against Miami.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 10:24:00 AM

Shane Vereen (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 15.

The Patriots also listed Vereen as questionable last week. He's not in any danger of missing Sunday's game. Vereen won't be more than a game-flow dependent RB3 against Miami.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 04:42:00 PM

Shane Vereen (ankle) remained limited on Thursday.

The shaky FLEX play is in no danger of missing Sunday's game against the Dolphins.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 04:19:00 PM

Shane Vereen (ankle) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Vereen has been held under 40 total yards the last two weeks. He won't be more than a game-flow dependent RB3 against Miami.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 04:55:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Tom Brady
2Jimmy Garoppolo
RB1Shane Vereen
2LeGarrette Blount
3Jonas Gray
4Brandon Bolden
5Dion Lewis
6James White
GLB1LeGarrette Blount
2Shane Vereen
3RB1Shane Vereen
2Brandon Bolden
FB1James Develin
WR11Julian Edelman
2Danny Amendola
3Brian Tyms
WR21Brandon LaFell
2Aaron Dobson
3Josh Boyce
WR31Danny Amendola
TE1Rob Gronkowski
2Michael Hoomanawanui
3Tim Wright
K1Stephen Gostkowski