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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
Contract: view contract details

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Giants activated Shane Vereen (triceps) off injured reserve.
The transaction is not yet official, but it is expected to come "barring anything unforeseen" during Saturday's practice. Vereen is also expected to be active Sunday night against the Cowboys, but his role is questionable in an already jumbled backfield. Vereen is a fine stash in PPR leagues, but he is too risky to trust in the first week of the playoffs. Vereen's presence makes Rashad Jennings an even lower floor RB3. Dec 10 - 9:55 AM

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Giants coach Ben McAdoo said Shane Vereen (triceps, injured reserve) looked to be "in good condition" in his first practice Wednesday.

Conditioning can be a concern coming out of a long injury layoff, but Vereen's triceps injury did not affect his ability to run. He will still have to prove his strength is back before the Giants allow him on the field, but it looks like he has a good shot to return next week against the Cowboys. Vereen is worth a look in PPR formats.
Dec 1 - 9:34 AM

Shane Vereen (triceps, I.R.) returned to practice Wednesday.

It opens a three-week window for the Giants to activate him. Vereen isn't going to play this week against the Steelers, but if he gets through this practice week clean and another next week, then there's a very real chance he plays Week 14. Vereen would immediately reclaim pass-down duties.
Nov 30 - 11:57 AM

Speaking Monday, Giants coach Ben McAdoo refused to say whether Shane Vereen (triceps, injured reserve) was ready to resume practicing.

"We'll wait and see," McAdoo said. "We'll take a look at that." Evidently the progress of the Giants' injured third-down back is a closely-guarded competitive secret. The G-Men are reportedly targeting a Week 14 return.
Nov 28 - 1:45 PM

The Giants are hopeful Shane Vereen (triceps, I.R.) will return for Week 14.

The Giants' passing-down back, Vereen tore his triceps in Week 3. His placement on I.R. cost him the ensuing eight-plus weeks, but the Giants remained hopeful for a late-season return and it appears Vereen will indeed be back in a few weeks. Vereen would be more of a threat to Paul Perkins' playing time than Rashad Jennings, who has taken over as New York's bellcow runner.
Nov 27 - 10:38 AM

NJ Advance Media's Dan Duggan reports there have been "no indications" that Shane Vereen (triceps, I.R.) is close to a return.

Vereen is eligible to start practicing this week and could return to game action as soon as Week 12. It doesn't seem like he's close to either. "Haven't had those conversations yet," coach Ben McAdoo said. Vereen is trying to come back from a torn triceps, which is typically a season-ending injury.
Nov 9 - 11:02 AM

The Record's Art Stapleton believes there is a "good chance" Shane Vereen (triceps, injured reserve) returns this season.

Vereen suffered a torn triceps Week 3 against Washington. He would have been able to return to practice last week, but there has not been any news about his recovery. Perhaps he will be able to play if the Giants are making a playoff push late in the season, but it still seems unlikely he will be able to help any fantasy teams. He can be left on the wire in redraft leagues.
Nov 7 - 12:58 PM

Shane Vereen (torn triceps) could return later this season if the Giants designate him their I.R./return player.

This is the case for any player designated as I.R./return. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo insists Vereen's season isn't necessarily over, although he's certain to miss at least two months. Vereen can be dropped in all re-draft leagues.
Sep 26 - 3:39 PM

Shane Vereen will miss the rest of the season with a triceps injury.

This is a shocking development after Vereen played over half the snaps and saw 13 touches Week 3 against the Redskins. It is unclear when the injury occurred. With Vereen out and Rashad Jennings (thumb) questionable, Orleans Darkwa is a must-add in every league. Bobby Rainey and rookie Paul Perkins deserve looks as well in deeper formats.
Sep 26 - 1:11 PM

Shane Vereen rushed 11 times for 67 yards and a touchdown in the Giants' Week 3 loss to the Redskins, adding two catches for 28 additional yards.

Vereen fumbled twice, losing one. The second was narrowly overturned on review. Vereen also lost a fumble in Week 2. That would have had him banished under former coach Tom Coughlin. As it is, Vereen stayed in the game, but was rotating pretty much evenly with Orleans Darkwa even before he put the ball on the ground. Bobby Rainey was also a surprisingly big part of the offense with Rashad Jennings sidelined. Still part of a committee, Vereen will be more of an RB3 in Week 4 against the Vikings even if Jennings remains out.
Sep 25 - 5:27 PM

Shane Vereen is expected to start with Rashad Jennings (thumb) sidelined for Week 3 against the Redskins.

Vereen has rarely been used in a feature role throughout his career, mostly settling for passing-down work and change-of-pace duties. However, Vereen is one of only three Giants backs to receive carries this year (the others are Jennings and Orleans Darkwa) and should be close to an every-down player on Sunday. Vereen turned 17 touches into 66 yards with Jennings banged up last week and will be a strong RB2 play in PPR formats against Washington.
Sep 25 - 8:45 AM

Shane Vereen delivered 42 yards on 14 carries while snagging all three of his targets for 24 receiving yards Sunday in the Giants' Week 2 win over the Saints.

He committed the first of three Giants turnovers by coughing it up early in the second quarter. Despite the early miscue, Vereen went on to out-touch Rashad Jennings 17-15. Vereen even saw some red zone work in the second half but was stuffed for no gain on both of his goal-line totes. The 14 carries Vereen logged were more than he had in any game last season. In terms of his usage, we’d expect a regression to the mean next week against the Redskins.
Sep 18 - 4:41 PM

Shane Vereen rushed six times for 38 yards in the Giants' Week 1 win over the Cowboys, adding three catches for 23 yards.

The Giants' backfield unfolded exactly as expected, with Rashad Jennings carrying the mail and Vereen catching passes and changing the pace. Vereen got a fourth quarter series to himself, but never challenged Jennings' No. 1 status. Vereen lacks standalone value in standard leagues.
Sep 11 - 8:11 PM

Shane Vereen rushed six times for 11 yards in Saturday's preseason game, catching 2-of-2 targets for 18 yards.

Vereen split each of the Giants' first three series with Rashad Jennings, though neither back was effective against a fired up Jets defense. Six carries will probably be Vereen's weekly cap this season. The third-down back — who whiffed on a blitz tonight, getting Eli Manning sacked — finishes August with eight carries for 22 yards, and three grabs for 24 yards. He's on the RB4/5 borderline in standard leagues.
Aug 27 - 10:06 PM

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Eli Manning
2Ryan Nassib
3Josh Johnson
RB1Rashad Jennings
2Paul Perkins
3Bobby Rainey
4Shane Vereen
GLB1Rashad Jennings
2Paul Perkins
3RB1Rashad Jennings
2Shane Vereen
WR11Odell Beckham
2Dwayne Harris
3Tavarres King
WR21Sterling Shepard
2Victor Cruz
3Roger Lewis
WR31Victor Cruz
TE1Larry Donnell
2Will Tye
3Jerell Adams
LT1Ereck Flowers
2Will Beatty
LG1Justin Pugh
2Bobby Hart
C1Weston Richburg
2Brett Jones
RG1John Jerry
RT1Marshall Newhouse
K1Robbie Gould