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Shane Vereen | Running Back | #34

Team: New York Giants
Age / DOB:  (28) / 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 caught 4-of-5 targets for 27 yards in the Giants' Week 5 loss to the Chargers.
He added five rushes for 18 yards. It was a disappointing day considering how many receiver injuries the Giants suffered. With Odell Beckham, Brandon Marshall, Sterling Shepard and Dwayne Harris all on the shelf, we'd say Vereen could be in for a bigger Week 6 workload, but his role seems impervious to outside developments. The Giants will also be facing the Broncos' run-erasing defense. Vereen will remain a low-upside FLEX option. Oct 8 - 6:10 PM

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Shane Vereen rushed five times for 14 yards and caught 1-of-2 targets for 11 yards in the Giants' Week 4 loss to the Bucs.

Almost all of Vereen's work came before halftime as the Giants rode rookie Wayne Gallman after he entered the game for an injured Paul Perkins in the third quarter. Vereen should still have a role moving forward -- perhaps the calf injury he dealt with during the week contributed to his limited touches -- but Gallman looking at least competent is bad news for Vereen's fantasy value. He is only an option in PPR leagues.
Oct 1 - 8:07 PM

Shane Vereen (calf) has been removed from the Week 4 injury report.

Vereen didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday but is good to go Sunday against the Bucs. He'll handle his normal pass-game role and isn't a fantasy option, even if Orleans Darkwa (back, questionable) sits out.
Sep 29 - 10:42 AM

Shane Vereen (calf) did not practice Thursday.

It is his second missed session in a row. Orleans Darkwa (back) also missed the first two days of practice, putting the Giants in the bad position of having to continue using Paul Perkins as their lead back. If both Vereen and Darkwa sit, perhaps fourth-rounder Wayne Gallman will get a shot.
Sep 28 - 12:01 PM

Shane Vereen (calf) didn't practice Wednesday.

It's a concern with Orleans Darkwa also sidelined. The injuries could create an opportunity for rookie Wayne Gallman to be actice this week.
Sep 27 - 4:59 PM

Shane Vereen rushed once for five yards and caught 2-of-2 targets for 18 yards in the Giants' Week 3 loss to the Eagles.

The Giants increased Orleans Darkwa's role in this game, but Darkwa went out with a fourth-quarter back injury and did not return. They may have to look into increasing Vereen's Week 4 usage against the Bucs, or involving rookie Wayne Gallman. Either way, Vereen will be a poor flex option, even in PPR leagues.
Sep 24 - 5:22 PM

Shane Vereen rushed six times for 28 yards in the Giants' Week 2 loss to the Lions.

He added three catches for 27 yards on three targets. Both Vereen and "lead back" Paul Perkins received nine touches, with Vereen out-gaining Perkins 55-22. Neither back is all that enticing in fantasy leagues, but Vereen at least catches passes and should probably be owned in deeper PPR leagues.
Sep 18 - 11:49 PM

Shane Vereen caught 9-of-10 targets for 52 yards in Week 1 against the Cowboys.

Almost all of Vereen's production came on the final drive. He led the Giants in targets on a night Eli Manning threw for only 217 yards. Vereen's role should be scaled back with Odell Beckham likely to return in Week 2.
Sep 11 - 12:07 AM

Shane Vereen was held to one catch in the Giants' third preseason game.

Vereen barely saw the field in a game the Giants led throughout. The coaching staff knows what they have in Vereen and wanted to see more from Paul Perkins and Orleans Darkwa. Vereen is locked into a pass-game role, but doesn't have much value outside of deeper PPR formats.
Aug 26 - 9:34 PM

ESPN's Jordan Raanan believes Shane Vereen "remains a big part of the Giants' plans this season."

The Giants took it slow with Vereen early in camp after he tore his triceps twice last season, limiting him to five games, but he reportedly turned it on during Sunday's practice. Raanan reports Vereen opened the session with the first-team offense and led the team in receptions. With starter Paul Perkins struggling and a questionable offensive line, the Giants are smartly focusing on quick passes in camp, and Vereen is well suited to that style of attack. Undrafted even in PPR formats, Vereen could end up being a big value.
Source: ESPN
Aug 14 - 11:34 AM

Shane Vereen (triceps) is fully healthy for OTAs.

Vereen is finally over the twice torn triceps that cost him all but five games last year. He accepted a $1 million pay cut in March that secures his roster status. Assuming he stays healthy, Vereen will remain the Giants’ pass down back.
Source: ESPN
May 20 - 8:10 PM

Shane Vereen agreed to reduce his base salary from $3.15 million to $2.15 million.

The details of the agreement are not available, but Vereen will likely be able to earn some of that money back via incentives. The Giants made it clear Vereen would return when they paid his $500,000 roster bonus earlier this month, but this move gives them some financial relief in the event he is not able to come back from tearing his triceps twice last season.
Mar 23 - 9:22 AM

NFL Network's Kimberly Jones reports the Giants are expected to retain Shane Vereen (triceps).

"He is part of their 2017 plans," Jones wrote. Vereen is owed a $500,000 roster bonus on Monday, and the Giants' apparent decision to pay it confirms Vereen will remain in New York at least one more season. Even with Vereen and Paul Perkins returning, the Giants will likely add a running back in the draft. 28-year-old Vereen tore his triceps muscle twice last season.
Mar 13 - 11:50 AM

ESPN's Jordan Raanan expects Shane Vereen (triceps) to remain with the Giants "barring any serious concerns about his arm."

Vereen tore his triceps twice in 2016, although it is possible the second tear was the result of rushing back from the first injury. The Giants should look to remake their backfield this offseason, but Vereen will be a useful piece to keep around if he is healthy. Vereen is set to count $4.9 million against the cap in the final year of his deal, and the Giants can save $3.75 million of that by cutting him.
Source: ESPN
Feb 9 - 12:10 PM

Shane Vereen re-tore his triceps in the Giants' Week 15 win over the Lions.

Coach Ben McAdoo confirmed the report. Vereen requires surgery. Vereen initially tore his triceps back in Week 3 and spent 10 weeks on I.R. before returning to action in Week 14. He clearly wasn't 100 percent and rushed back. Moving forward, the Giants will roll with a two-man committee of Rashad Jennings and rookie Paul Perkins. Vereen is signed through 2017 but could be a release candidate this spring.
Mon, Dec 19, 2016 06:39:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Eli Manning
2Geno Smith
3Davis Webb
RB1Paul Perkins
2Shane Vereen
3Orleans Darkwa
4Wayne Gallman
GLB1Paul Perkins
2Orleans Darkwa
3RB1Shane Vereen
2Paul Perkins
WR11Sterling Shepard
2Tavarres King
3Ed Eagan
WR21Roger Lewis
2Travis Rudolph
WR31Tavarres King
TE1Evan Engram
2Rhett Ellison
3Jerell Adams
4Matt LaCosse
LT1Ereck Flowers
2Chad Wheeler
LG1Justin Pugh
C1Weston Richburg
2Brett Jones
RG1John Jerry
2D.J. Fluker
RT1Bobby Hart
K1Aldrick Rosas