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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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

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.

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

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: New York Post - Paul Schwartz

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Mike Garafalo

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.

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

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Houston Chronicle - Aaron Wilson

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: New York Post - Paul Schwartz

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Mike Garafalo

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

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.

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

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

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.

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

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Kimberly Jones

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

Giants | Rashad Jennings working with twos

Fri, 07 Aug 2015 05:22:49 -0700

New York Giants RB Rashad Jennings has seen quite a bit of second-team repetitions in camp with RB Shane Vereen and RB Andre Williams seeing most with the first team.

Fantasy Tip: Jennings should still be a factor, but the receiving back and the ground-and-pounder seeing more starter reps is concerning. Jennings is an RB3 in fantasy, while Vereen is a high-end RB2 in PPR leagues. Williams is a low-end RB4 right now.

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

Giants | Shane Vereen will pass protect

Mon, 20 Jul 2015 11:43:11 -0700

New York Giants RB Shane Vereen is expected to help the Giants' passing game by protecting the quarterback in addition to catching the ball.

Fantasy Tip: Vereen's specialty is catching the football, but the Giants have also been impressed with his ability to pass protect. If he can prove that he's capable of successfully protecting the quarterback, he could see an uptick in playing time, which could increase his fantasy value. Consider him a low-end RB2 in PPR leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Dan Graziano

Giants | RB roles TBD for Giants

Fri, 17 Jul 2015 15:26:10 -0700

New York Giants RBs Rashad Jennings, Shane Vereen and Andre Williams will use training camp to determine their roles in the offense, according to running backs coach Craig Johnson. "I think that as we get closer to games and time for the opener, we will find out more role defining roles for them," Johnson said. "Right now, I try to put them in every situation so I can see what they can do. I try not to say, for instance, 'Shane is only going to run the ball.' I want to see if Shane can catch the ball. I know he can, but I want to see if he can under pressure situations and vice versa. I do that for all of our guys because that way you can kind of find out what they all can do."

Fantasy Tip: Jennings likely will receive most of the carries this season and may have the most fantasy value among the running backs. Vereen probably will be more valuable in point-per-reception leagues because of his ability to catch the ball. All three running backs should be selected in drafts this season since they will all receive playing time.

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

Giants | Shane Vereen had success in 2014

Fri, 17 Jul 2015 15:11:45 -0700

New York Giants RB Shane Vereen rushed for at least five yards in nearly 38% of his runs last season, which was 10th best in the NFL. Vereen also had the highest percentage (25.5%) of runs in the NFL that resulted in zero yards or negative yards.

Fantasy Tip: Vereen likely will be more involved in the passing game this season and could see some carries as well. Vereen may be more valuable in point-per-reception leagues but should be a middle-round option in most leagues this season.

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

Giants | Shane Vereen sees time in red zone

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 09:13:44 -0700

New York Giants RB Shane Vereen received snaps in the red zone during offseason workouts and was used all over the field as a receiver out of the backfield.

Fantasy Tip: Vereen likely will not receive regular carries but should have a solid role in the offense as a receiver in the passing game. Vereen will have more value in point-per-reception leagues, but he could be a middle-round option in most leagues.

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

Giants | Rashad Jennings to be most used RB?

Sat, 13 Jun 2015 10:53:28 -0700

New York Giants RB Rashad Jennings is still expected to lead the Giants in touches, according to ESPN.com's Dan Graziano, despite the acquisition of RB Shane Vereen this offseason. Graziano said the Giants will give Jennings the ball as long as he can stay healthy.

Fantasy Tip: The big question for Jennings is if he can stay healthy. If he can, then he probably will end up leading New York's running backs in snaps. Vereen's role will primarily be in the passing game, while Williams will likely spot Jennings on running downs and perhaps in goal-line situations. Jennings is in low-end RB2 to high-end RB3 territory. Vereen has RB3 upside in point-per-reception leagues and Williams is more of a handcuff pick incase Jennings does get injured.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Dan Graziano

Giants | Shane Vereen featured in passing game

Wed, 10 Jun 2015 13:35:06 -0700

New York Giants RB Shane Vereen caught pass after pass in organized team activities Monday, June 8, particularly in the red zone.

Fantasy Tip: The Giants' backfield will be crowded this year with Vereen, Rashad Jennings and Andre Williams, but Vereen should see the majority of the work in the passing game out of the backfield. He's proved himself to be a point-per-reception monster and has RB2 upside in leagues with a PPR format.

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

Giants | Shane Vereen impresses

Tue, 09 Jun 2015 07:28:40 -0700

New York Giants RB Shane Vereen has impressed in organized team activities and caught an abundance of passes out of the backfield. He was very busy in the red zone. Vereen figures to be a big part of the offense.

Fantasy Tip: The knock on Vereen is how little he is used in the running game, which hurts his stock in standard formats. However, he's a good RB2 in PPR formats with his elite pass-catching abilities.

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

Giants | Shane Vereen adds dimension for NY

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:13:58 -0700

New York Giants RB Shane Vereen gives the Giants something they didn't have last season -- a receiving threat out of the backfield. "I see him in that regard as a pass receiver out of the backfield," head coach Tom Coughlin said. Coughlin added that Vereen can protect the quarterback and is a capable runner.

Fantasy Tip: It appears that Vereen may be used more often than originally thought in New York's offense. The bulk of his fantasy value remains in point-per-reception leagues, though he may not be targeted as much as he was in New England with the Giants' receiving trio of Odell Beckham Jr., Victor Cruz and Rueben Randle. Still, Vereen has RB2 upside in PPR leagues.

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

Giants | Shane Vereen contract details

Tue, 10 Mar 2015 11:33:24 -0700

Updating a previous report, New York Giants RB Shane Vereen is expected to agree to a three-year contract worth about $12 million. It is expected to include about $5 million in guaranteed money.

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

Giants | Shane Vereen expected to sign with Giants

Tue, 10 Mar 2015 09:58:35 -0700

New England Patriots impending free-agent RB Shane Vereen is expected to sign with the New York Giants Tuesday, March 10. Terms of the expected contract were not disclosed.

Fantasy Tip: Vereen will likely split time with Rashad Jennings and Andre Williams, but should still see his fair share of passes out of the backfield. He should be considered an RB3 or flex option, with upside in PPR leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Jets | Shane Vereen perks Jets' interest

Tue, 10 Mar 2015 09:18:55 -0700

New England Patriots impending free-agent RB Shane Vereen is of interest to the New York Jets if he hits the open market Tuesday, March 10. The Jets have inquired about Vereen already.

Fantasy Tip: Vereen was an inconsistent commodity in 2014, and he was borderline useless most weeks in non-PPR formats. He'll be an RB2 consideration in PPR formats wherever he lands. He'll be a matchup play in non-PPR formats.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Rich Cimini

Giants | Shane Vereen a target for Giants

Mon, 09 Mar 2015 17:40:53 -0700

New England Patriots impending free-agent RB Shane Vereen is receiving significant interest from the New York Giants, because they are looking for a versatile running back.

Fantasy Tip: Vereen likely would share playing time with Rashad Jennings and Andre Williams if he joins the Giants. He likely would be involved in the passing game, but it is not known how many carries he would receive. He probably would be a No. 3 running back or flex option if he signs with New York.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Albert Breer

Patriots | Shane Vereen looking for $3.5 million

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 04:11:57 -0800

Free-agent RB Shane Vereen (Patriots) is looking for a contract that will pay $3.5 million per year, not $5 million as previously thought.

Fantasy Tip: Vereen may find some teams interested at that price, especially those starving for some sort of running game. As a previous tip suggested, it's best to wait and see where Vereen lands before judging his fantasy value.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Boston Herald - Jeff Howe

Patriots | Shane Vereen not asking for $5 million

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 09:54:45 -0800

New England Patriots impending free-agent RB Shane Vereen made it clear that he doesn't expect to make $5 million in 2015, as was previously reported.

Fantasy Tip: Vereen's 2015 fantasy football value will obviously depend on where he's playing. However, he should be worth a roster spot in standard point-per-reception leagues regardless.

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

Patriots | Shane Vereen hoping for $5 million

Thu, 19 Feb 2015 13:20:06 -0800

New England Patriots impending free-agent RB Shane Vereen is expecting a contract worth at least $5 million per season, according to a source. Vereen would like to remain with the Patriots, but there have been no indications on whether the sides are close on a new deal.

Fantasy Tip: Vereen will have more value in point-per-reception leagues no matter where he plays. When healthy, he's worth at least low-end RB2 consideration in PPR leagues and is no more than a flex play in standard scoring leagues.

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Patriots | Shane Vereen sets Super Bowl record

Mon, 02 Feb 2015 14:07:34 -0800

New England Patriots RB Shane Vereen set a Super Bowl record Sunday, Feb. 1, for most receptions (11) by a running back in Super Bowl history.

Fantasy Tip: Vereen has proven himself as a top-notch point-per-reception (PPR) running back. He's worthy of No. 2 running back consideration in PPR drafts this offseason. LeGarrette Blount stunts his potential in the running game.

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Patriots | Shane Vereen helps in passing game

Sun, 01 Feb 2015 20:19:57 -0800

New England Patriots RB Shane Vereen had 11 catches for 64 yards and four carries for 13 yards in a 28-24 win over the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX Sunday, Feb. 1.

Fantasy Tip: New England's refusal to stick with one running back makes any player in the backfield an inconsistent fantasy option, but Vereen's ability to contribute in the passing game helps stabilize his production.

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