Shane Vereen 34 | Running Back

New England Patriots

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Mon. Sep 29, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Vereen had 41 yards on five receptions and 26 yards on eight carries in Monday's 41-14 loss to the Chiefs. Impact: New England's deficit favored Vereen over Stevan Ridley, but the team's inability to move the ball didn't work in anyone's favor. Though he caught all five of his targets, Vereen was arguably part of the problem, as he looked hesitant on most of his carries, notably coming up short of the first-down marker on a pair of plays where he probably could have plowed ahead for the needed yardage. Of course, his fantasy appeal doesn't come from any expectation of tough running but rather from his involvement in the passing game. While his 14 receptions and 20 targets through four games are disappointing for owners, Vereen still figures to have some big days in PPR leagues. Next week's matchup with the Bengals, while obvious difficult, at least seems to favor Vereen over Ridley.(RotoWire, )
Sep 21, 2014
News: Vereen (shoulder) carried the ball seven times for for 20 yards and caught four passes on six targets for 17 yards in Sunday's 16-9 win over the Raiders. Impact: Meanwhile Stevan Ridley carried the ball 19 times for 54 yards in the game. As long as Ridley sees the bulk of the Patriots' carries, Vereen figures to do most of his damage as a pass-catcher out of the team's backfield, a scenario which hampers his upside in non-PPR formats.(RotoWire, )
Sep 21, 2014
News: Vereen (shoulder) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Raiders.   Impact: Vereen is out there if you need him this week and assuming no issues with his shoulder, we'd expect him to see more touches Sunday, in particular in the passing game, than he did in Week 2, when the Patriots leaned heavily on the power running of Stevan Ridley in a 30-7 win over the Vikings.(RotoWire, )
Sep 21, 2014
News: Vereen (shoulder) is expected to play Sunday against the Raiders, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Impact: We'll verify Vereen's status, either way, as Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff approaches, but Schefter's report suggests that the running back seems likely to give it a go, despite his shoulder issue on Sunday.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Sep 19, 2014
News: Vereen (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Raiders. Impact: Vereen practiced in a limited fashion this week -- generally a decently positive sign -- but given that he is among the six Patriots players who enter the game with a questionable designation, his status is worth monitoring in advance of Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Sep 18, 2014
News: Vereen (shoulder) was listed as a limited practice participant Thursday, the Patriots' official site reports. Impact: We'll revisit Vereen's status Friday, but so far there's nothing to suggest that his Week 3 status is in any peril.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Sep 17, 2014
News: Vereen (shoulder) was listed as a limited practice participant Wednesday, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports. Impact: We'll track Vereen's status in the coming days, though so far we haven't heard anything to suggest that the running back's availability for Sunday's game against the Raiders might be in question.(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