Player Page

Shane Vereen | Running Back

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (25) / 3/2/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 205
College: California
Contract: view contract details
Share: 

Latest News

Recent News

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. Dec 26 - 5:16 PM

Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Player News

Date:

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.
Dec 21 - 4:42 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.
Dec 21 - 11:32 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.
Dec 21 - 11:19 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.
Dec 19 - 5:03 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.
Dec 18 - 4:58 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.
Dec 17 - 4:19 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.
Dec 14 - 5:54 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.
Dec 14 - 10:24 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.
Dec 12 - 4:42 PM

Shane Vereen (ankle) remained limited on Thursday.

The shaky FLEX play is in no danger of missing Sunday's game against the Dolphins.
Dec 11 - 4:19 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.
Dec 10 - 4:55 PM

Shane Vereen had three catches for 30 yards in the Patriots' Week 14 win over the Chargers.

He got just one carry behind LeGarrette Blount. Vereen saw a red-zone target in the second quarter, but couldn't come down with the catch. He won't be more than a game-flow dependent RB3 for Week 15 against the Dolphins.
Dec 8 - 12:29 AM

Shane Vereen (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday night's Week 14 game against the Chargers.

The Patriots limited Vereen in practice throughout the week. He isn't completely over his ankle issue, but should be available for his normal role. Vereen is the No. 25 running back in Rotoworld's Week 14 rankings.
Dec 5 - 5:31 PM

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

Vereen was active last week despite being listed as questionable. With the Patriots moving to a Power Run scheme, he won't be more than a FLEX option for Week 14.
Dec 3 - 7:13 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Tom Brady
2Jimmy Garoppolo
RB1Shane Vereen
2LeGarrette Blount
3Jonas Gray
4Brandon Bolden
5James 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
4Steve Maneri
K1Stephen Gostkowski