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Shane Vereen | Running Back | #34

Team: New York Giants
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/2/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 205
College: California
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 2 (56) / NE
Contract: view contract details

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Shane Vereen (torn triceps) could return later this season if the Giants designate him their I.R./return player.
This is the case for any player designated as I.R./return. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo insists Vereen's season isn't necessarily over, although he's certain to miss at least two months. Vereen can be dropped in all re-draft leagues. Sep 26 - 3:39 PM

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Shane Vereen will miss the rest of the season with a triceps injury.

This is a shocking development after Vereen played over half the snaps and saw 13 touches Week 3 against the Redskins. It is unclear when the injury occurred. With Vereen out and Rashad Jennings (thumb) questionable, Orleans Darkwa is a must-add in every league. Bobby Rainey and rookie Paul Perkins deserve looks as well in deeper formats.
Sep 26 - 1:11 PM

Shane Vereen rushed 11 times for 67 yards and a touchdown in the Giants' Week 3 loss to the Redskins, adding two catches for 28 additional yards.

Vereen fumbled twice, losing one. The second was narrowly overturned on review. Vereen also lost a fumble in Week 2. That would have had him banished under former coach Tom Coughlin. As it is, Vereen stayed in the game, but was rotating pretty much evenly with Orleans Darkwa even before he put the ball on the ground. Bobby Rainey was also a surprisingly big part of the offense with Rashad Jennings sidelined. Still part of a committee, Vereen will be more of an RB3 in Week 4 against the Vikings even if Jennings remains out.
Sep 25 - 5:27 PM

Shane Vereen is expected to start with Rashad Jennings (thumb) sidelined for Week 3 against the Redskins.

Vereen has rarely been used in a feature role throughout his career, mostly settling for passing-down work and change-of-pace duties. However, Vereen is one of only three Giants backs to receive carries this year (the others are Jennings and Orleans Darkwa) and should be close to an every-down player on Sunday. Vereen turned 17 touches into 66 yards with Jennings banged up last week and will be a strong RB2 play in PPR formats against Washington.
Sep 25 - 8:45 AM

Shane Vereen delivered 42 yards on 14 carries while snagging all three of his targets for 24 receiving yards Sunday in the Giants' Week 2 win over the Saints.

He committed the first of three Giants turnovers by coughing it up early in the second quarter. Despite the early miscue, Vereen went on to out-touch Rashad Jennings 17-15. Vereen even saw some red zone work in the second half but was stuffed for no gain on both of his goal-line totes. The 14 carries Vereen logged were more than he had in any game last season. In terms of his usage, we’d expect a regression to the mean next week against the Redskins.
Sep 18 - 4:41 PM

Shane Vereen rushed six times for 38 yards in the Giants' Week 1 win over the Cowboys, adding three catches for 23 yards.

The Giants' backfield unfolded exactly as expected, with Rashad Jennings carrying the mail and Vereen catching passes and changing the pace. Vereen got a fourth quarter series to himself, but never challenged Jennings' No. 1 status. Vereen lacks standalone value in standard leagues.
Sep 11 - 8:11 PM

Shane Vereen rushed six times for 11 yards in Saturday's preseason game, catching 2-of-2 targets for 18 yards.

Vereen split each of the Giants' first three series with Rashad Jennings, though neither back was effective against a fired up Jets defense. Six carries will probably be Vereen's weekly cap this season. The third-down back — who whiffed on a blitz tonight, getting Eli Manning sacked — finishes August with eight carries for 22 yards, and three grabs for 24 yards. He's on the RB4/5 borderline in standard leagues.
Aug 27 - 10:06 PM

Shane Vereen rushed four times for 12 yards and caught 6-of-8 targets for 72 yards in the Giants' Week 17 loss to the Eagles.

In his first season with the G-Men, Vereen totaled 755 yards and four touchdowns on 120 touches. He carried the ball 61 times and caught 59 passes. His 495 receiving yards and four touchdowns were both career-highs as a pass catcher. Vereen has two years left on his three-year, $12.35 million deal and should be back to play passing downs for the Giants in 2016.
Jan 3 - 6:49 PM

Shane Vereen had one carry for three yards and caught 2-of-5 targets for 21 yards in the Giants' Week 16 loss to the Vikings.

Even in a positive gameflow situation, Vereen had only three touches. His workloads have proven to be impossible to predict this year. Vereen won't be more than a low-end PPR FLEX in Week 17.
Mon, Dec 28, 2015 12:34:00 AM

Shane Vereen caught 8-of-10 targets for 43 yards and a touchdown in the Giants' Week 15 loss to the Panthers, adding four carries for 29 additional yards.

It took three months, but coach Tom Coughlin has finally figured out his backfield, using Rashad Jennings on early downs and Vereen in passing situations. This is the way it should have been all along, of course. Vereen will be a low-floor RB3 against the Vikings in Week 16.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 06:32:00 PM

Shane Vereen rushed one time for no gain and caught 1-of-2 targets for 10 yards in the Giants' Week 14 win over the Dolphins.

Vereen's workload has decreased in recent weeks, as he hasn't topped six touches in four games. His lone catch Monday night went for a first down in the red zone and set the Giants up for a touchdown. Vereen has next to no fantasy value heading into Week 15 against the Panthers.
Tue, Dec 15, 2015 12:35:00 AM

Shane Vereen rushed four times for 13 yards and reeled in two of three targets for seven yards in the Giants' Week 13 loss to the Jets.

He’s seen exactly six touches in three straight games. That doesn’t leave much margin for error. Still imprisoned by the shackles of Tom Coughlin’s ridiculous four-man backfield, Vereen won’t have much fantasy appeal next week against the Dolphins.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 06:00:00 PM

Shane Vereen caught 4-of-5 targets for 21 yards and rushed 2 times for 15 yards Week 12 against the Redskins.

Vereen saw just six touches in a game tailor-made for his skill set and was responsible for Eli Manning’s first interception. He does not need to be owned in shallow leagues.
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 04:44:00 PM

Shane Vereen rushed four times for 14 yards and caught 2-of-4 targets for 12 yards in the Giants' Week 10 loss to the Patriots.

The #RevengeGame narrative didn't pay off for Vereen, as he split work in the backfield and was tied for fourth in targets among pass catchers. Vereen simply doesn't have a big enough role to make him anything more than an RB3/4 who needs to score to pay off. The Giants are heading into their bye.
Sun, Nov 15, 2015 08:59:00 PM

Shane Vereen totaled 14 yards on six carries and reeled in all four of his targets for 29 yards and a touchdown in the Giants' Week 9 win over the Buccaneers.

Vereen wasn’t able to get much going on the ground but he was his usual productive self in the short passing game. Vereen has now caught a touchdown in three of his last five outings. He’ll be a shaky flex play next week against his former team, the Patriots.
Sun, Nov 8, 2015 07:48:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Eli Manning
2Ryan Nassib
3Josh Johnson
RB1Rashad Jennings
2Orleans Darkwa
3Bobby Rainey
4Paul Perkins
5Shane Vereen
GLB1Rashad Jennings
2Orleans Darkwa
3RB1Bobby Rainey
2Shane Vereen
WR11Odell Beckham
2Dwayne Harris
3Tavarres King
WR21Sterling Shepard
2Victor Cruz
WR31Victor Cruz
TE1Larry Donnell
2Will Tye
3Jerell Adams
LT1Ereck Flowers
2Will Beatty
LG1Justin Pugh
2Bobby Hart
C1Weston Richburg
2Brett Jones
RG1John Jerry
RT1Marshall Newhouse
K1Robbie Gould