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Shane Vereen | Running Back

Team: New York Giants
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/2/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 205
College: California
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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. Nov 15 - 8:59 PM

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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.
Nov 8 - 7:48 PM

Shane Vereen caught 8-of-9 targets for 60 yards and a touchdown in New York's Week 8 loss to the Saints, "adding" two rushes for three yards.

Vereen's nine looks tied for the team lead, while the catches matched his most of the season. With half the year in the books, Vereen is on pace for 60/560/2 as a pass catcher. Not bad, but 24 of Vereen's catches have come in three games. He's been held to six total in the other five. He's not someone you want to rely on in your FLEX spot.
Nov 1 - 6:37 PM

Shane Vereen rushed four times for 56 yards in New York's Week 7 win over the Cowboys, adding a six-yard reception.

Vereen led the Giants' suddenly four-man committee in rushing thanks to a 39-yard carry. His usage remains nearly impossible to predict, even in the passing game where he was supposed to feature. Vereen has only 10 catches over his past five games. He's not a must hold in 12-team leagues.
Oct 25 - 8:03 PM

Shane Vereen managed zero yards on four carries and caught 1-of-4 targets for six yards in the Giants' Week 6 loss to the Eagles on Monday night.

Vereen's usage, or lack thereof, is mystifying, as he wasn't really a part of the game plan at any point. He played well behind Rashad Jennings and Andre Williams despite Williams being a total dolt incapable of making plays. With the Eagles down their two speedy coverage inside linebackers, this figured to be a game to use Vereen. He's barely on the RB4 radar heading into Week 7 against Dallas.
Oct 20 - 12:46 AM

Shane Vereen could play an increased role in the pass game if Odell Beckham (hamstring) and/or Rueben Randle (hamstring) miss Week 6 against the Eagles.

Vereen caught eight balls for 86 yards in the Week 5 comeback win over the 49ers, making three grabs for 54 yards on the final drive when Beckham and Randle weren't in the game. If both receivers miss Monday night's game, Vereen could see snaps outside at receiver, in addition to his duties in the backfield. Vereen needs to be owned in PPR formats and could be a cheap DFS option.
Oct 14 - 9:45 AM

Shane Vereen rushed five times for 24 yards and caught eight passes for 86 yards and a touchdown in Sunday night's Week 5 win over the 49ers.

Vereen had an expanded role with Odell Beckham and Rueben Randle sidelined in the fourth quarter. His touchdown was a two-yard check down on the second drive. Vereen will be the No. 2 pass-game option if one of the Giants' receivers misses time. He's an RB3/FLEX against the Eagles in Week 6.
Oct 12 - 12:32 AM

Shane Vereen rushed five times for 21 yards in the Giants' Week 4 win over the Bills.

He wasn't targeted in the passing game after catching 12 passes across the first three games. If Vereen isn't making noise as a pass catcher, he's useless in fantasy. He's behind both Rashad Jennings and Andre Williams for carries. Vereen lined up out wide a couple times Sunday, but he's barely a FLEX play in PPR.
Oct 4 - 5:27 PM

Shane Vereen might line up as a wide receiver Sunday against the Bills.

"We'll use him, anybody we can," said OC Ben McAdoo. "We need 11. So we'll play with 11 healthy bodies if that's all we have." The Giants were hoping to have Victor Cruz back this week but he's still dealing with a calf injury. Vereen lined up at wide receiver on 111 snaps for the Patriots last year. He's already been targeted 16 times this season, tied for second-most on the team.
Oct 2 - 8:41 AM

Shane Vereen rushed six times for 23 yards in New York's Week 3 win over the Redskins.

Vereen was held without a catch on three targets in the passing game, though he committed his customary drop in the process. It was a drive killer in the second half. Stuck in a three-man rotation with Rashad Jennings and Andre Williams, Vereen has been the Giants' most-effective back this season, but that's not saying much. At best, he remains what he was in New England, a low-floor FLEX option. He won't be a recommended play against the Bills in Week 4.
Sep 25 - 12:20 AM

Shane Vereen rushed six times for 19 yards in New York's Week 2 loss to the Falcons, adding eight receptions for 76 yards.

Vereen led the G-Men's backfield in touches as they ramped up the pace after halftime. 62 of Vereen's 95 yards came after the break. Vereen was supremely ineffective when used between the tackles, but was making defenders miss as a receiver in the open field. He'll remain a FLEX option for Thursday night's game against the Redskins.
Sep 20 - 6:59 PM

Shane Vereen caught four passes for 46 yards in Sunday night's Week 1 loss to the Cowboys, adding three carries for 14 yards.

With Eli Manning checking down all game, Vereen was the Giants leading receiver. He played in all pass situations over Rashad Jennings. Vereen has limited touchdown upside, but will be a gameflow-dependent RB3 for Week 2 against the Eagles.
Sep 14 - 1:19 AM

Shane Vereen netted nine yards on three carries while also grabbing three catches for 30 yards in Saturday’s preseason loss to the Jets.

Most of Vereen’s receiving output came on a 19-yard catch that was aided by great edge blocking. Vereen certainly has the chops to be a useful fantasy contributor in the Giants' fast-paced offense. New York uses a ton of no-huddle packages, where Vereen could be a staple this season.
Aug 29 - 10:12 PM

Shane Vereen racked up 27 yards on four first-half touches in Saturday's preseason game against the Jaguars.

He followed his blocks to a nice 10-yard gain and also hauled in a 14-yard reception. Vereen emerged as one of the league's better passing-down backs with New England while also becoming a fixture in PPR leagues.
Aug 22 - 9:48 PM

Shane Vereen rushed two times for four yards in the Giants' preseason opener.

Vereen saw the same number of carries as Rashad Jennings and Andre Williams, but he was used primarily as a passing-down back. The Giants' defense is so bad, just being the passing-down option could get Vereen a lot of touches, but he is clearly behind Williams and Jennings for early-down work.
Aug 14 - 8:47 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Eli Manning
2Ryan Nassib
RB1Rashad Jennings
2Shane Vereen
3Andre Williams
4Orleans Darkwa
GLB1Rashad Jennings
2Andre Williams
3RB1Shane Vereen
2Rashad Jennings
FB1Nikita Whitlock
WR11Odell Beckham
2Victor Cruz
3Myles White
WR21Hakeem Nicks
2Rueben Randle
3Dwayne Harris
4Geremy Davis
WR31Victor Cruz
TE1Larry Donnell
2Will Tye
3Jerome Cunningham
LT1Ereck Flowers
LG1Justin Pugh
C1Weston Richburg
2Dallas Reynolds
RG1Geoff Schwartz
2John Jerry
RT1Marshall Newhouse
2Bobby Hart
K1Josh Brown