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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 collected 23 yards on six carries while nabbing three catches for 24 yards on four targets Sunday in the Giants’ Week 14 loss to the Cowboys.
Most of his production came after halftime with the Giants in catch-up mode. The nine touches matched a season-high for Vereen, who has yet to score a touchdown in 2017. No better than third on New York’s running back depth chart, Vereen won’t warrant fantasy consideration next week against the Cardinals. Dec 10 - 5:54 PM

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Shane Vereen provided 18 yards on three carries while grabbing one-of-two targets for nine yards Thursday in the Giants’ Week 12 loss to the Redskins.

His lone catch came with 1:49 remaining in the fourth quarter. Vereen has seen a combined nine touches over his last two games and hasn’t visited the end zone since Week 3 of 2016. As the third-string running back in a bad offense, there’s not much to like here. Vereen can be safely ignored in all fantasy formats next week against the Raiders.
Nov 24 - 12:58 AM

Shane Vereen caught 3-of-3 targets for 15 yards in the Giants' Week 11 win over the Chiefs, adding two carries for 16 yards.

Vereen's rushing yardage came from two 3rd and long draws with most defenders backed up. Even with few pass-catching option healthy for the Giants, Vereen has little fantasy value.
Nov 19 - 5:57 PM

Shane Vereen caught 4-of-4 targets for 27 yards in the Giants' Week 10 loss to the 49ers, adding five carries for 11 yards.

The five carries were one off Vereen's season high, while the receiving yards were tied for his most since Week 1. That tells you all you need to know about Vereen's (lack of) fantasy value.
Nov 12 - 7:46 PM

Shane Vereen delivered four yards on two carries while adding three catches for two yards on four targets Sunday in the Giants’ Week 7 loss to the Seahawks.

Once considered the Giants’ go-to back on passing downs, Vereen has fallen off the face of the Earth the last two weeks, totaling just 10 yards on six touches during that span. He seems to have fallen well behind Orleans Darkwa and Wayne Gallman in New York’s backfield pecking order. Reduced to a change-of-pace option in one of the league’s worst offenses, Vereen’s name doesn’t carry much fantasy weight these days.
Oct 22 - 9:14 PM

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

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

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
WR21Roger Lewis
2Travis Rudolph
WR31Tavarres King
TE1Evan Engram
2Rhett Ellison
3Jerell Adams
LT1Ereck Flowers
2Chad Wheeler
LG1John Jerry
C1Brett Jones
RG1Bobby Hart
2John Greco
RT1Justin Pugh
K1Aldrick Rosas