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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
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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

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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

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.
Sun, Nov 1, 2015 06:37:00 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.
Sun, Oct 25, 2015 08:03:00 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.
Tue, Oct 20, 2015 12:46:00 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.
Wed, Oct 14, 2015 09:45:00 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.
Mon, Oct 12, 2015 12:32:00 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.
Sun, Oct 4, 2015 05:27:00 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.
Source: NJ.com
Fri, Oct 2, 2015 08:41:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Eli Manning
2Ryan Nassib
3B.J. Daniels
RB1Rashad Jennings
2Shane Vereen
3Paul Perkins
4Andre Williams
5Bobby Rainey
GLB1Rashad Jennings
2Andre Williams
3RB1Shane Vereen
2Rashad Jennings
FB1Nikita Whitlock
2Will Johnson
WR11Odell Beckham
2Dwayne Harris
3Geremy Davis
4Roger Lewis
5Donte Foster
WR21Sterling Shepard
2Victor Cruz
3Myles White
4Tavarres King
5Kadron Boone
WR31Victor Cruz
TE1Will Tye
2Larry Donnell
3Jerell Adams
4Matt LaCosse
5Ryan Malleck
LT1Ereck Flowers
2Emmett Cleary
3Byron Stingily
LG1Justin Pugh
2Adam Gettis
C1Weston Richburg
2Shane McDermott
3Brett Jones
4Dillon Farrell
RG1John Jerry
2Ryan Seymour
RT1Marshall Newhouse
2Bobby Hart
3Jake Rodgers
K1Josh Brown
2Tom Obarski