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Giants | Shane Vereen leads run game

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 21:14:58 -0700

New York Giants RB Shane Vereen rushed six times for a team-high 28 yards in Week 2 against the Detroit Lions on Monday, Sept. 18, and he added three receptions for 27 yards.

Fantasy Tip: Vereen leading the team in rushing tells you a little something about how the night went for the G-Men. Vereen isn't known for his rushing, but for his hands out of the backfield. He is a tremendous PPR option in most fantasy leagues, but not terribly valuable in some standard formats. The Giants travel to Philadelphia in Week 3.

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Giants | Shane Vereen secures nine receptions

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 22:09:35 -0700

New York Giants RB Shane Vereen did not have a rush attempt in Week 1 at Dallas, but he was able to contribute with nine receptions for 51 yards on 10 targets.

Fantasy Tip: The run game isn't where Vereen is effective, but he does have a tremendous hands out of the backfield. Vereen remains a solid RB3 or flex option in most PPR formats. He'll look to carry over the momentum into Week 2 against Detroit.

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Giants | Orleans Darkwa getting first-team run

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 12:52:41 -0700

New York Giants RB Orleans Darkwa has been splitting first-team reps with Paul Perkins and seeing even more work than usual with Shane Vereen unavailable recently. According to the New York Daily News' Pat Leonard, Darkwa appears to be challenging for a feature role.

Fantasy Tip: Perkins is not an elite NFL feature back, but he certainly brings more ability to the table than Darkwa. It is highly unlikely Darkwa will do much more than take a few early-down snaps from Perkins. Vereen is more of a threat to Perkins' overall playing time, assuming the former can stay healthy. The Giants seem to want a committee backfield, so it will be Perkins to achieve much more than RB4 production.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: New York Daily News - Pat Leonard

Giants | Shane Vereen not rushing back

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 11:21:29 -0700

New York Giants RB Shane Vereen (triceps) is taking a slower approach this offseason after he admitted returning prematurely from a torn triceps last year.

Fantasy Tip: Vereen will likely be playing behind Paul Perkins and splitting time with Wayne Gallman, among others. He should be mostly used in passing-down situations and thus has more value in PPR leagues as a late-round option.

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Giants | Shane Vereen ready to go

Fri, 19 May 2017 18:54:20 -0700

New York Giants RB Shane Vereen (triceps) is fully recovered after tearing his triceps twice last season.

Fantasy Tip: Vereen's role is limited to passing downs, but as much as the Giants throw the ball, he is still a RB4 in PPR formats with potential as a flex option.

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Giants | Shane Vereen takes pay cut

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:29:32 -0700

New York Giants RB Shane Vereen reduced his 2017 base salary from $3.15 million to $2.15 million, according to NFL Players Association records.

Fantasy Tip: Vereen is strictly a late-round PPR consideration. He is expected to have a complementary role alongside Paul Perkins. Newly acquired Shaun Draughn possesses similar traits as Vereen, which could make Vereen's role more complicated. In other words, he may not see the field as much.

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Giants | Shane Vereen expected to be back

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 20:02:52 -0800

New York Giants RB Shane Vereen (arm) is expected to be back with the team in 2017 as long as his rehab from a torn triceps continues to go well, according to beat writer Jordan Raanan.

Fantasy Tip: If Vereen returns, he should immediately become a factor in the passing game and have flex value in PPR formats.

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Giants | Surgery for Shane Vereen

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 22:39:16 -0800

Updating previous reports, New York Giants RB Shane Vereen (triceps) will need surgery on his injured triceps, according to head coach Ben McAdoo.

Fantasy Tip: Vereen was out for the season no matter what, but this news speaks to the severity of the injury. Rashad Jennings and Paul Perkins could have limited value over the final two weeks if you're looking for a fill-in.

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Giants | Shane Vereen's season over

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 07:11:36 -0800

New York Giants RB Shane Vereen (triceps) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Dec. 20, ending his season.

Fantasy Tip: Vereen re-injured his triceps last week, and it's unknown if he'll require surgery or how long he'll be out. He'll be a big question mark next fantasy season but could still provide a PPR spark. Rashad Jennings and Paul Perkins will continue to be flex options the final two weeks.

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Giants | Shane Vereen re-injured triceps

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 16:10:53 -0800

New York Giants RB Shane Vereen (triceps) re-injured his triceps during the team's Week 15 game, according to head coach Ben McAdoo.

Fantasy Tip: The severity of Vereen's injury is uncertain at this point, so owners should check on his status later in the week. Rashad Jennings and Paul Perkins would share work at running back if Vereen is not able to play, but neither player is more than a flex option.

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Giants | Shane Vereen misses practice

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 15:09:04 -0800

New York Giants RB Shane Vereen (triceps) did not practice Monday, Dec. 19.

Fantasy Tip: Rashad Jennings and Paul Perkins just as damaging to Vereen's fantasy value as his injury. His role should remain limited, if he plays, especially since he's not at full health. Keep Vereen on the bench, or just release him.

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Giants | Shane Vereen to play in Week 15

Sun, 18 Dec 2016 09:01:50 -0800

New York Giants RB Shane Vereen (concussion) is active for Week 15's game against the Detroit Lions.

Fantasy Tip: Vereen was a limited participant in practice throughout the week and had been listed as questionable on the injury report. He is expected to receive limited touches this afternoon and could have a role in the passing game but is too much of a risk to depend on for production in the fantasy playoffs.

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Giants | Shane Vereen cleared

Sat, 17 Dec 2016 10:57:20 -0800

New York Giants RB Shane Vereen (concussion) was been cleared from the concussion protocol and is expected to play in the team's Week 15 game, according to a source.

Fantasy Tip: Vereen probably will receive limited touches against the Detroit Lions this week but should be involved in the passing game. Owners probably can find better options to use in their lineups and can avoid Vereen.

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Giants | Shane Vereen listed as questionable

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:37:58 -0800

New York Giants RB Shane Vereen (concussion) is listed as questionable to play in the team's Week 15 game Sunday, Dec. 18, against the Detroit Lions. He got in another limited practice Thursday, Dec. 16.

Fantasy Tip: Vereen has been practicing on a limited basis all week, meaning he's probably on track to play this weekend. At the same time, he isn't really an option for fantasy teams in the postseason, even in the deepest of formats, as he'll most likely be suiting up at less than 100 percent if he plays. Plus, there aren't many touches available for the former Patriot out of the backfield, too.

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Giants | Shane Vereen limited

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 13:12:04 -0800

New York Giants RB Shane Vereen (concussion) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 15.

Fantasy Tip: With Rashad Jennings and Paul Perkins both healthy and in the mix, Vereen's fantasy value is limited. He's better off in PPR leagues, but he should not be started in the fantasy playoffs, especially after just one catch for 10 yards last game.

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Giants | Limited practice for Shane Vereen

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 13:51:20 -0800

New York Giants RB Shane Vereen (concussion) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 14.

Fantasy Tip: Vereen caught just one pass for 10 yards in his return to action last week. His fantasy value is stinted due to Rashad Jennings and Paul Perkins. It's probably safe to keep Vereen on the bench for the remainder of the fantasy season.

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Giants | Shane Vereen has concussion

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 07:55:51 -0800

New York Giants RB Shane Vereen (concussion) played three snaps Sunday, Dec. 11, before leaving with a concussion.

Fantasy Tip: That would explain why he only had two targets. Check back for updates. If he receives clearance, he's a flex option in PPR leagues.

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Giants | Shane Vereen sees little action

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 06:19:42 -0800

New York Giants RB Shane Vereen caught one of his two targets for 10 yards Sunday, Dec. 11.

Fantasy Tip: It was his first game action in months, and he didn't have any carries. This might be pretty typical with him running a few routes in the backfield. He's a very iffy flex candidate in PPR formats.

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Giants | Shane Vereen activated

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 09:43:16 -0800

New York Giants RB Shane Vereen (triceps) was activated from the Reserve/Injured list Saturday, Dec. 10.

Fantasy Tip: It is not known how many touches Vereen will receive in Week 14, but he probably will see limited snaps because he has not played since September. Owners probably should look for other options to use and can avoid Vereen because of his uncertain role.

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Giants | Shane Vereen expected to play Sunday

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 07:43:38 -0800

Updating previous reports, New York Giants RB Shane Vereen (triceps) will be activated from injured reserve Saturday, Dec. 10, and is expected to play in Week 14's game against the Dallas Cowboys, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the team's plans.

Fantasy Tip: Although Vereen's return could be a big boost to an otherwise anemic New York running game, owners in most fantasy formats would be best served avoiding him in his first action since Week 3, especially since it's uncertain how many carries he will see.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Jeremy Bergman

Giants | Shane Vereen may have a role

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:28:58 -0800

New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo said the team may have a package of plays for RB Shane Vereen (triceps) if he is ready to play in Week 14. Vereen's status will be determined Saturday, Dec. 10.

Fantasy Tip: Vereen has not been able to play since September because of his injury but has been able to practice over the last few weeks. He probably would see limited touches if he is active for Week 14 and probably should be avoided in most leagues.

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Giants | Shane Vereen practicing

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 09:40:33 -0800

New York Giants RB Shane Vereen (triceps) is practicing again Wednesday, Dec. 7.

Fantasy Tip: Vereen could come off the PUP this week, but it's hard to trust him his first week back in fantasy. The Giants also take on the Dallas Cowboys this week.

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Giants | Shane Vereen hopes to play vs Cowboys

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 21:49:11 -0800

New York Giants RB Shane Vereen (triceps) is hoping to be activated in time for the team's Week 14 showdown with the Dallas Cowboys, according to ESPN's Jordan Raanan.

Fantasy Tip: Anyone in a PPR league that's desperate for a running back should consider grabbing Vereen now as a possible late-season boost, though clearly plugging him into your lineup this week (assuming he's actually activated) would require a leap of faith.

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Giants | Shane Vereen returns to practice

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 09:40:19 -0800

New York Giants RB Shane Vereen (triceps) returned to practice Wednesday, Nov. 30. The team has 21 days to activate him from the Reserve/Injured list.

Fantasy Tip: There are still some hurdles to clear, but Vereen is a sneaky stash option with the potential for him to return soon.

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Giants | Shane Vereen's status still unclear

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 11:14:32 -0800

New York Giants RB Shane Vereen (triceps) may be able to return to practice this week, although head coach Ben McAdoo told reporters he is taking a wait-and-see approach before making a decision.

Fantasy Tip: Vereen is still on the Reserve/Injured list and may not return this season, but the Giants are reportedly eyeing a Week 14 return, which means he'll need to start practicing pretty soon. If Vereen makes it back, he'll likely take the place of Paul Perkins and return to his usual pass-catching role. In such a case, Vereen could return the same kind of RB3 value he had prior to his injury.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: SNY - Ralph Vacchiano

Giants | Shane Vereen could return next month

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 08:15:55 -0800

The New York Giants are hoping that RB Shane Vereen (triceps) will be able to return from injured reserve Dec. 11.

Fantasy Tip: Although Vereen averaged 4.7 yards per carry when healthy, he is only worthy of stashing in deep seasonal leagues at this point, if you can afford the roster space.

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Giants | No indications Shane Vereen is close

Wed, 09 Nov 2016 22:50:53 -0800

New York Giants RB Shane Vereen (triceps) is eligible to return to practice, but there have been no indications Vereen is ready to return. He was placed on the Reserve/Injured Designated to Return list with a torn triceps Sept. 27. "Haven't had those conversations yet," head coach Ben McAdoo said Wednesday, Nov. 6.

Fantasy Tip: Vereen averaged 4.7 yards per carry this season when active, but there is no sense stashing him away in most fantasy leagues right now. Wait for a more definitely timetable before using a roster spot on him unless you have super deep benches and can afford the spot.

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Giants | Good chance Shane Vereen returns?

Mon, 07 Nov 2016 10:42:19 -0800

New York Giants RB Shane Vereen (triceps) has a "good chance" to reap term before the end of the season, according to The Bergen Record's Art Stapleton.

Fantasy Tip: Stapleton admits the Giants will have a better idea about Vereen around Thanksgiving. Despite the optimism, the scatback was eligible to return to practice last week and did not, and it makes sense he would only be allowed to return if New York is still in the playoff race when he is ready, which is far from a sure thing. Owners in deeper leagues can stash Vereen if they like, but it is just as likely that rookie Paul Perkins has already emerged as the main back by the time Vereen is cleared.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Bergen Record - Art Stapleton

Giants | Shane Vereen goes to IR

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:37:33 -0700

New York Giants RB Shane Vereen (triceps) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Sept. 27.

Fantasy Tip: As has previously been stated, Bobby Rainey and Orleans Darkwa should see increased roles with Vereen sidelined, with Rashad Jennings maintaining his starting role as long as he's healthy. Paul Perkins could even start to manage a few touches per game, but his fantasy value is still minimal. Rainey is the better bet in PPR formats and should be claimed off waivers, especially by those who have Vereen on their roster.

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Giants | Paul Perkins ready for bigger role

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:29:22 -0700

New York Giants RB Paul Perkins is among the candidates who will be asked to fill the void left behind by the absence of Shane Vereen (triceps) after the team's leading rusher suffered a triceps injury in Week 3 that is expected to sideline him at least two months. Head coach Ben McAdoo stated a committee will replace Vereen and that Perkins is "ready to step up".

Fantasy Tip: Perkins is arguably the most talented player in the Giants' backfield and was labeled a "three-down back" by the Giants' administration shortly after they drafted him this spring. Rashad Jennings is expected back in Week 4 and will likely cede some work to Orleans Darkwa and Bobby Rainey, but the fifth-round rookie should be added to watch lists now at the very least. He is certainly capable of overtaking Jennings at some point later in the season and appears to be the team's back of the future.

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Giants | Shane Vereen could return late in season

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:06:10 -0700

Updating a previous report, New York Giants RB Shane Vereen (triceps) is expected to take two months to recover from triceps surgery, according to sources. He could be placed on the Reserve/Injured list and then come off later.

Fantasy Tip: Vereen will still miss several weeks assuming he does go through with the surgery. Rashad Jennings, Orleans Darkwa and Bobby Rainey will all see upticks in their workloads, but Rainey seems like the favorite to take over pass-catching duties out of the backfield. He is a top waiver wire consideration this week, especially for those who own Vereen.

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Giants | Shane Vereen out for the season

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 10:31:50 -0700

New York Giants RB Shane Vereen (triceps) will miss the rest of the season with a triceps injury that will require surgery.

Fantasy Tip: Vereen turned 13 touches into 95 yards and a touchdown and was still in the game on the Giants' final offensive play in Week 3, so it is unclear when he suffered the injury. His loss stings a team that was already missing Rashad Jennings due to a thumb injury. Rookie Paul Perkins is the player that should slide into Vereen's role, but it appears New York doesn't believe he is ready yet. If Jennings is out again Week 4, expect Orleans Darkwa to get the start and Bobby Rainey to absorb Vereen's complementary role.

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Giants | Shane Vereen scores rushing TD

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 04:28:09 -0700

New York Giants RB Shane Vereen had 11 carries for 67 yards and a touchdown in a 29-27 loss to the Washington Redskins Sunday, Sept. 25.

Fantasy Tip: The problem with using Vereen on a regular basis is it looks like the Giants may have a RB by committee approach. Orleans Darkwa had a touchdown as well and ran for 53 yards. Stay away for the moment until the Giants sort out who will carry the ball the most.

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Giants | Rashad Jennings unlikely to play

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 06:14:09 -0700

Contrary to a previous report, New York Giants RB Rashad Jennings (thumb) is not expected to be active for Week 3's game against the Washington Redskins. RB Shane Vereen is expected to see the bulk of the snaps in his place.

Fantasy Tip: Vereen is averaging four yards per carry and has caught six passes for 47 yards through the first two games this season. He merits consideration as a flex option in most fantasy formats.

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Giants | Shane Vereen slated as third-down back

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 12:28:05 -0700

New York Giants RB Shane Vereen will be utilized as the third-down and hurry-up-offense back this season.

Fantasy Tip: This isn't surprising, and as a result, Vereen's fantasy value is much higher in PPR leagues. He's caught 111 passes over the past two seasons with nine total scores. View Vereen as a depth option to plug in during bye weeks and not a weekly starter in all fantasy formats, and he shouldn't be targeted until the later rounds of drafts.

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Giants | Solid workload for Rashad Jennings?

Sat, 09 Jul 2016 12:31:09 -0700

New York Giants RB Rashad Jennings could see around 15 to 18 carries per game in 2016, according to John Schmeelk of giants.com. Jennings will still be the Giants' primary running back, with RB Shane Vereen serving as the third-down back.

Fantasy Tip: Jennings has been underrated so far this year for a starting running back. He did leave something to be desired, but Jennings still deserves RB3 consideration after amassing nearly 1,200 total yards and four total touchdowns.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Giants.com - John Schmeelk

Giants | Minimal impact from Paul Perkins?

Thu, 12 May 2016 14:05:17 -0700

New York Giants rookie RB Paul Perkins isn't expected to have much of an impact in his rookie season, in the opinion of Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News. Vacchiano anticipates RB Andre Williams to have the first shot at being the short-yardage running back and Jennings' backup, with RB Shane Vereen reprising his pass-catching and third-down role.

Fantasy Tip: Rashad Jennings will start, but the hype train on Perkins may need to hit the brakes a little bit before the season starts. Perkins will need to work his way up to take playing time away from Jennings, Williams and Vereen, so don't draft him as more than a speculative RB5 in traditional leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: New York Daily News - Ralph Vacchiano

Giants | Orleans Darkwa, Shane Vereen do little

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 22:34:24 -0800

New York Giants RB Orleans Darkwa carried three times for 10 yards in the Week 14 game against the Miami Dolphins Monday, Dec. 14, and he added a six-yard catch. RB Shane Vereen had one grab for 10 yards and one carry for no gain. RB Andre Williams ran three times for just three yards.

Fantasy Tip: Darkwa appears to slowly (and unofficially) have jumped Vereen and Williams on the depth chart for the second spot on the running backs pecking order. Still, as long as Rashad Jennings is healthy none of the trio is worth a look in most fantasy formats.

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Giants | NYG struggle to run the ball

Sun, 06 Dec 2015 19:50:58 -0800

New York Giants RB Orleans Darkwa ran eight times for a team-high 23 yards in the Week 13 game against the New York Jets, and he had a 10-yard catch. RB Andre Williams rushed six times for 22 yards, while RB Rashad Jennings had five totes for 14 yards and a 19-yard catch. RB Shane Vereen also had four runs for 13 yards and two grabs for seven yards.

Fantasy Tip: The Giants wanted to run the ball more effectively in Week 13, but not one piece of the four-player monster really seemed to be able to build any momentum. The Giants backfield is a fantasy nightmare, so stay away.

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Giants | Shane Vereen totals 63 yards, TD

Sun, 01 Nov 2015 19:06:56 -0800

New York Giants RB Shane Vereen ran just two times for three yards in the Week 8 game against the New Orleans Saints, but he added eight receptions for 60 yards and a touchdown.

Fantasy Tip: Vereen ($4,400, 8.8% of cap) can be a decent low-end RB2 or flex FantasyScore option when facing a team with a poor passing defense, as that's where Vereen is most dangerous.

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Giants | Orleans Darkwa to see more touches?

Mon, 26 Oct 2015 09:51:31 -0700

New York Giants RB Orleans Darkwa had played on just two offensive snaps heading into Week 7 against the Dallas Cowboys, but he was the leading rusher in the preseason by averaging 4.4 yards per carry. Offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo was non-committal if Darkwa would see more work behind RBs Rashad Jennings, Shane Vereen and Andre Williams.

Fantasy Tip: That question was answered: Darkwa had eight carries for 48 yards and a touchdown against Dallas. While he could continue to be mixed in, the G-Men just have too many mouths to feed for Darkwa to continue to be anything more than a deep sleeper option for FantasyScore users.

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Giants | Shane Vereen disappears on MNF

Mon, 19 Oct 2015 22:19:38 -0700

New York Giants RB Shane Vereen carried four times for zero yards in Week 6 against the Philadelphia Eagles Monday, Oct. 19, and he had one reception for six yards. He was targeted four times.

Fantasy Tip: Vereen ($4,400, 8.8% of cap) had a strong game in Week 5, but he was nearly non-existent in this one. FantasyScore players should avoid Vereen until he starts to produce much more consistently.

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Giants | Shane Vereen could have bigger role

Wed, 14 Oct 2015 07:02:44 -0700

New York Giants RB Shane Vereen could have a bigger role in the passing game if WR Odell Beckham Jr. (hamstring) or WR Rueben Randle (hamstring) are unable to go Monday, Oct. 19, against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Fantasy Tip: Vereen ($4,400, 8.8% of cap) could be a nice flex play on FantasyScore this week.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: New York Daily News - Ebenezer Samuel

Giants | Shane Vereen busy in pass game

Sun, 11 Oct 2015 22:12:38 -0700

New York Giants RB Shane Vereen carried five times for 24 yards in the Week 5 game against the San Francisco 49ers and he added eight receptions for 86 yards with a touchdown.

Fantasy Tip: Vereen ($4,400, 8.8% of cap) was busy in the pass game in the second half, especially once Odell Beckham Jr. and Rueben Randle each checked out due to hamstring injuries. Vereen could be a valuable FantasyScore option going forward if one or both receivers are limited or forced to miss time.

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Giants | Shane Vereen quiet again

Mon, 05 Oct 2015 13:45:11 -0700

New York Giants RB Shane Vereen was held without a catch for the second straight week against the Buffalo Bills Sunday, Oct. 4.

Fantasy Tip: Vereen has been one of the most prolific pass-catching running backs over the past few years. He was heavily involved in New York's passing game the first two weeks, catching 12 passes combined. Since then, he has zero catches and has only rushed for 44 yards. It's probably best to bench Vereen, even in PPR leagues, until he sees more work.

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Giants | Shane Vereen will line up wide

Fri, 02 Oct 2015 06:37:47 -0700

New York Giants RB Shane Vereen will likely be used to line up at wide receiver in Week 4 against the Buffalo Bills. "Yeah, it's all hands on deck. We'll use him, anybody we can. We need 11. So we'll play with 11 healthy bodies if that's all we have," offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo said. "The guys that can catch the ball the best we'll play with on the perimeter."

Fantasy Tip: Vereen ($4,400, 8.8% of cap) could come at a good value on FantasyScore, but the risk is that he doesn't run the ball as much. The Giants are extremely thin at receiver and tight end, and Vereen could serve as their pseudo-WR3.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Star-Ledger - Jordan Raanan

Giants | Shane Vereen's streak ends

Fri, 25 Sep 2015 08:34:57 -0700

New York Giants RB Shane Vereen did not catch a pass Thursday night against the New York Giants. It was the first time since Week 2 of last season that Vereen had not caught a pass, including the postseason. He ran for 23 yards on six carries in a 32-21 win over the Washington Redskins, but was held without a reception on three targets.

Fantasy Tip: Vereen's value lies mainly within the passing game, but Odell Beckham Jr. and Rueben Randle were the highlights in that department last night. Week 3 could end up as one of Vereen's least productive weeks of the season, so be patient with him, especially in PPR leagues.

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Giants | Shane Vereen has seven touches

Sun, 13 Sep 2015 22:36:04 -0700

New York Giants RB Shane Vereen rushed three times for 14 yards and he had four receptions for a team-high 46 yards in the Week 1 game against the Dallas Cowboys in his regular season team debut.

Fantasy Tip: Vereen ($4,800, 9.6% of cap) has the best hands of all the tailbacks on the team, and he is worth a look as a low-end RB2 or flex option to save salary in FantasyScore.

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Giants | Shane Vereen providing versatility

Thu, 13 Aug 2015 14:42:40 -0700

New York Giants RB Shane Vereen gives the Giants someone who can line up anywhere on any play. QB Eli Manning has frequently targeted Vereen on check-down passes, but New York will also have plays designed specifically for Vereen, according to Kimberly Jones of the NFL Network.

Fantasy Tip: Vereen won't see as much playing time as he wants to with Rashad Jennings and Andre Williams also in the mix. His role with the Giants could be similar to the one he had in New England. Expect him to be in mainly on passing downs. He's in the RB3 discussion in PPR leagues heading into drafts.

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Giants | Top two Giants RBs working with starters

Fri, 07 Aug 2015 13:13:34 -0700

New York Giants RBs Rashad Jennings and Shane Vereen received snaps with the first-team offense during practice Friday, Aug. 7.

Fantasy Tip: Jennings probably will receive a majority of the carries this season with Vereen more involved in the passing game. Jennings could be a middle-round option in most leagues if he wins the starting job. Vereen likely will have more value in point-per-reception leagues but be an option in the late rounds of most leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NJ.com - Jordan Raanan