Shane Vereen 34 | Running Back

New England Patriots

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Oct 26, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Vereen (illness) carried the ball five times for 22 yards and caught three passes on five targets for 23 yards in Sunday's 51-23 win over the Bears. Impact: Meanwhile, Jonas Gray, who had just three carries in Week 7, finished the game with 17 carries for 86 yards, essentially working in the heavy-lifting role previously held by Stevan Ridley. In the the coming weeks, there should be added opportunities for Vereen, but they will often be game-plan/flow dependent, which hampers his fantasy reliability in non-PPR formats.(RotoWire, )
Oct 26, 2014
News: Vereen (illness) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Bears.   Impact: With Stevan Ridley out for the season, look for Vereen to head the Patriots' Week 8 rushing attack, as he did in Week 7, though we wouldn't be surprised to see Jonas Gray, in a complementary role, see more than the three carries he recorded last time out. Meanwhile, Brandon Bolden and James White are also on hand in a reserve capacity.(RotoWire, )
Oct 26, 2014
News: Vereen (illness) is expected to play Sunday against the Bears, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Impact: We'll verify Vereen's status in advance of Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff, but it looks like the illness that caused the running back to miss Friday's practice won't prevent him from suiting up in Week 8 against the Bears.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Oct 24, 2014
News: Vereen (illness) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bears, the Boston Herald reports. Impact: Though we'd be surprised if the illness that sidelined Vereen during Friday's practice affects his Sunday status, those planning to start the running back this week are advised to verify his availability in advance of Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff. Based on his usage in the absence of Stevan Ridley in Week 7, Vereen appears to be in line to head the Patriots' Week 8 rushing attack, with Jonas Gray and Brandon Bolden working in complementary roles.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Oct 24, 2014
News: Vereen, who was not spotted at practice Friday, is feeling under the weather, per Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald. Impact: While the report does not specify the nature of Vereen's illness, the running back's absence from Friday's practice is evidently not injury-related. We'll revisit Vereen's status for Sunday's game against the Bears once the Patriots release their Week 8 injury report later Friday.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Oct 24, 2014
News: Vereen was not seen at practice Friday, the Boston Globe's Michael Whitmer reports. Impact: Vereen has not been listed on the injury report this week, so this absence is surprising and somewhat concerning just two days away from Sunday's matchup with the Bears. Then again, it could just be a day of rest, so the most fantasy owners can do is sit and wait until the Patriots reveal more information.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Oct 17, 2014
News: Vereen caught five passes for 71 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 43 yards in a 27-25 win over the New York Jets on Thursday night. Impact: Vereen has proved inconsistent this season while averaging 10.8 touches. He had a season-high 16 in Thursday's victory. He had 18 catches for 114 yards and zero TDs in the first six games.(STATS, 4:45pm)
Thu. Oct 16, 2014
News: Vereen had five receptions for 71 yards and two touchdowns, adding 12 carries for 47 yards, in Thursday's 27-25 win over the Jets. Impact: Vereen's first game sans-Stevan Ridley (torn ACL) went as well as owners could have hoped for, with Vereen getting 12 of the team's 15 carries, while RB Jonas Gray got two and Brandon Bolden only had a reception. As encouraging as the split of carries was, Vereen really did his damage through the air, highlighted by a wide-open, 49-yard touchdown on the game's fourth play from scrimmage. He finished third on the team with eight targets, trailing only TE Rob Gronkowski (10) and WR Julian Edelman (nine). While there's no guarantee that he'll be used in the same way in coming weeks, Vereen got the snaps near the Jets' end zone, and then got two of the three carries on the Pats' final, clock-killing drive. He should get plenty of touches in a Week 8 matchup with the Bears.(RotoWire, )
Shane Vereen
2014 Season
Ht: 5' 10"  Wt: 205  Age: 25
Born: 3/2/1989, Valencia, California
College: California
NFL Experience: 4th season
Drafted: 2011 - Rd 2
(56th overall by the Patriots)
Salary: $746,975
Injury Status
No reported Injury