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34 Shane Vereen RB
Height/Weight: 5-10/205 | Birthdate: 3/2/1989 | Birthplace: Valencia, CA, USA | Team: New England | College: California | NFL Experience: 4 | Owned/Started%: 92/37 | Average Draft Position: 45.30
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Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount (shoulder) won't play Sunday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/20/2014) Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount, who entered Week 16 questionable with a shoulder injury, will not play Sunday against the Jets, the team announced on Saturday. If Blount does in fact sit out, Bill Belichick will likely roll with Jonas Gray and Shane Vereen for the majority of the load.

The Patriots remain a 10 1/2-point favorite on the road against the Jets.


Patriots list 12 players as questionable in Week 16 injury report


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12/19/2014) The Patriots listed the following players as questionable for Week 16’s game at the New York Jets: Danny Aiken (finger), Kyle Arrington (hamstring), LeGarrette Blount (shoulder), Dan Connolly (knee), Julian Edelman (concussion), Cameron Fleming (ankle), Dont'a Hightower (shoulder), Chandler Jones (hip), Brandon LaFell (shoulder), Rob Ninkovich (heel), Shane Vereen (ankle) and Chris White (ankle).

Quarterback Tom Brady (ankle) was the only player listed as probable. The Patriots did not have any players listed as out or doubtful.

The Patriots are 10 1/2-point favorites over the Jets.


Edelman, LaFell, Vereen still limited for Patriots


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/18/2014) The Patriots received limited participation in practice from Julian Edelman, Brandon LaFell and Shane Vereen on Thursday.

All three players were limited on Wednesday, so there was no change in their status. Edelman is battling a thigh injury and a concussion. LaFell has a shoulder issue. Vereen is dealing with an ankle injury. The team will release a final game status for each player following Friday's practice. 


Brandon LaFell, Shane Vereen limited for Patriots


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/17/2014) Patriots wideout Brandon LaFell and running back Shane Vereen were limited in practice on Wednesday.

LaFell is dealing with a shoulder injury. Vereen was listed with an ankle issue. Both players have been active for every game this season. Their statuses will be determined by how much work they can put in on Thursday and Friday.


Patriots RB Shane Vereen scores second rushing TD of season


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/14/2014) Patriots running back Shane Vereen found the end zone during Sunday's victory over Miami in Week 15.

Vereen took a shotgun draw for a 3-yard score in the second quarter. It was his second rushing touchdown of the season. He failed to make much of an impact the rest of the way, as he finished with six carries for 5 yards and a score. He caught one of three targets for 12 yards in a 41-13 victory.

New England will face the Jets in Week 16.


Patriots backs split the work in Week 15


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/14/2014) Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount salvaged his day with a trip to the end zone, but did little to impress otherwise in a 41-13 win over the Dolphins.  

The Patriots entered the game intent on relying on Blount, but he just couldn't get much going for the second week in a row. After rushing for just 66 yards on 20 carries last week, he was even less effective Sunday, finishing with 17 yards on eight carries.

Blount's subpar day even allowed the Patriots to dust off Jonas Gray , who received his most extensive work since his four-touchdown game four weeks ago. He led the team with 62 yards on 11 carries, and looked altogether like the better back of the two Sunday.

Blount looked very good in his first two games since joining the Patriots, averaging 6.2 yards on 22 carries. However, he has just 2.9 yards per carry on 28 since. Blount doesn't even have a monopoly on the goal-line work, as Shane Vereen scored from 3 yards out as well Sunday.

The Patriots have three backs who have shown they can be solid contributors whenever they get the chances. Of course, from a Fantasy perspective that might as well mean they don't have any running backs, because you can't know who is going to shine on any given day. The Patriots have a tough matchup on the way in Week 16 against the Jets, so you might be better off avoiding their backfield for that one. 


Brady, LaFell, Edelman, Vereen among notable active players for Pats


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/14/2014) As expected, the Patriots ruled four of their offensive stars active for Sunday's divisional clash against Miami in Week 15. Those four include Tom Brady (ankle), Julian Edelman (thigh), Brandon LaFell (shoulder) and Shane Vereen (ankle). Brady was the only one of the four ruled probable leading up to Sunday. The other three were questionable.

Report: Patriots' LaFell, Vereen, Edelman all expected to play Week 15


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/14/2014) Patriots wide receiver Brandon LaFell (shoulder), wide receiver Julian Edelman (thigh) and running back Shane Vereen (ankle) are all expected to play Week 15 against the Dolphins, despite being listed as questionable on the injury report, according to ESPN.

All three players were limited in practice all week. The Dolphins are yielding 123.5 rushing yards and 203.2 passing yards per game.


Patriots list nine questionable for Sunday against the Dolphins


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/12/2014) Patriots defensive lineman Dominique Easley is out for Sunday's game against the Dolphins with a knee injury. The Boston Herald reported earlier in the day the team is considering placing Easley on injured-reserve to have him healthy in 2015. 

The Patriots also listed nine players as questionable for Sunday including: Dont'a Hightower, Cameron Fleming, Brandon LaFell  Chandler Jones, Rob Ninkovich, Chris WhiteJulian Edelman, Dan Connolly and Shane Vereen


Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount leads rushing attack in Week 14 win


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/7/2014) Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount served as the team's primary rushing threat Sunday, picking up 66 yards on 20 carries and adding 11 yards on two receptions in his team's 23-14 win over the Chargers in Week 14.

Blount didn't find paydirt in the win but earned the vast majority of the carries, with Jonas Gray and Shane Vereen totaling three carries. Gray managed nine yards on two carries and wasn't a factor in the passing game. Vereen gained just one yard on his only carry but added three receptions for 30 yards in the passing game. Neither Gray or Vereen scored a touchdown. Blount figures to remain the team's primary ball-carrier heading into a Week 15 matchup with the Dolphins.


Patriots' Brady, Vereen, Edelman, LaFell active Week 14


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/7/2014) Nine players on the Patriots' final Week 14 injury report are active for Sunday's game against the Chargers, including quarterback Tom Brady (ankle), running back Shane Vereen (ankle) and wide receivers Julian Edelman (thigh) and Brandon LaFell (shoulder).

Brady and tackle Marcus Cannon (hip) were listed as probable, so their absence from the team's inactive list isn't a surprise. Vereen, Edelman and LaFell all carried questionable tags coming into Sunday. Other questionables who are active against the Chargers include center Danny Aiken (concussion), guard Dan Connolly (ankle), defensive tackle Dominique Easley (knee) and cornerback Kyle Arrington (ankle).


Patriots list 10 players questionable for Week 14


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/5/2014) As expected, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (ankle) and offensive lineman Marcus Cannon (hip) were the only players deemed probable for Sunday's Week 14 clash against the Chargers. Linebacker Chris White (ankle) was ruled doubtful.

Meanwhile, the following players were designated as questionable for the game: Long snapper Danny Aiken (concussion), cornerback Kyle Arrington (ankle), offensive lineman Dan Connolly (ankle), defensive lineman Dominique Easley (knee), wide receiver Julian Edelman (thigh) offensive lineman Cameron Fleming (ankle), linebacker Dont'a Hightower (shoulder), defensive end Chandler Jones (hip), wide receiver Brandon LaFell (shoulder) and running back Shane Vereen (ankle).

All 10 New England players that were listed as questionable were limited participants in practice the entire week leading up to the game.


Patriots running backs continue to confound


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/1/2014) Patriots coach Bill Belichick has a longstanding tradition of zigging when Fantasy owners expect him to stay in a nice, predictable zag, and he did it again in Week 13 with his running backs.

Shane Vereen still played the majority of the team's snaps Sunday against the Packers, but was largely a nonfactor in the loss. He had just three carries and one reception, and was only targeted twice in the passing game overall.

LeGarrette Blount led the team in rushing for the second week in a row since signing as a free agent, however this time he didn't get the goal-line work. Blount, who scored twice the previous week, ceded a goal-line carry to little-used reserve Brandon Bolden, who scored his first touchdown of the season, while finishing with three carries for 17 yards overall.

Jonas Gray , the star of the team's Week 11 win, was back on the field after failing to touch the ball in Week 12, but had just one carry for 4 yards.

Belichick knows he can wring value out of any back he chooses, which is what makes this situation so perpetually frustrating for Fantasy owners. Any back could get work in any situation any week, but it still looks like Blount and Vereen are going to be the team's top options moving forward. Relying on anyone here on a weekly basis is frustrating, but Blount and Vereen are the only ones that are must-own players down the stretch. 


Patriots backup rushers can't do much Week 13


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/30/2014) The Patriots backup rushers could not do much Week 13 against the Packers.

Brandon Bolden managed to make an impact despite limited work. He carried the ball three times for 17 yards, but one of those attempts went for a 6 yard touchdown. Bolden was not involved in the passing game. Shane Vereen also had three carries, but gained just 6 yards. He caught one ball for 26 yards during the contest. Jonas Gray also made an appearance, picking up 4 yards on one carry. 

The trio will look for more Week 14 against the Chargers. 


Tom Brady, Shane Vereen good to go for Patriots


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/30/2014) The Patriots will have Tom Brady and Shane Vereen Week 13 against the Packers.

Brady was listed as probable due to an ankle injury. He was always expected to play. Vereen came into the contest listed as questionable. He's also dealing with an ankle injury, but will attempt to play through it. 

The team is also expected to have Danny Aiken, Dan Connolly, Dominique Easley and Brandon LaFell. All four players were also listed as questionable, but will try to play.

Marcus Cannon and Julian Edelman, who were considered probable, are also active for the contest. 


Questionables dominate injury report issued by Patriots


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/28/2014) Eleven Patriots are on their injury report for their Sunday game against Green Bay, but none have been deemed any worse than questionable.

Eight have been given that designation, including running back Shane Vereen (ankle). The others are long snapper Danny Aiken (concussion), offensive linemen Dan Connolly (ankle) and Cameron Fleming (ankle/finger), defensive linemen Chandler Jones (hip) and Dominique Easley (knee), wideout Brandon LaFell (shoulder) and linebacker Chris White (ankle).

The probables are headlined by quarterback Tom Brady (ankle) and wide receiver Julian Edelman (thigh). The other is offensive lineman Marcus Cannon (hip).


Patriots RB Shane Vereen racks up 60 yards of total offense


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/23/2014) Patriots running back Shane Vereen posted 60 yards of total offense in his team's 34-9 victory over the Lions in Week 12.

On the opening drive of the third quarter, Vereen came down with a 17-yard reception and on the following play, ripped a 9-yard run -- his longest gains of the day. He carried the ball eight times for 12 yards. He also caught eight of nine targets for 48 yards. He has 353 receiving yards on the year.

The Patriots will face the Packers in Week 13.


Patriots RB Shane Vereen totals 77 yards in Week 11 win


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/16/2014) Patriots running back Shane Vereen gained 18 yards on his only carry Sunday while catching all four of his targets for 59 yards in his team's 42-20 win over the Colts in Week 11.

Vereen was soundly usurped by Jonas Gray (38 carries, 199 yards, four TDs) in the running game but continued to contribute as a passing-game weapon. His previous low in carries this season was five. Vereen has still racked up 633 yards and four touchdowns in 10 games going into next Sunday's Week 12 matchup with the Lions.


Patriots RB Shane Vereen limited, but finds end zone


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/2/2014) Patriots running back Shane Vereen was limited Week 9, but still managed to find the end zone.

Vereen gained just 29 rushing yards on 11 carries. He received more of an even split with Jonas Gray after being marginalized last week, though it didn't really matter. Vereen did manage to make an impact in the passing game. He hauled in five receptions for 38 yards and a score. 

Vereen is on a bye Week 10.


Shane Vereen getting more looks near the goal-line


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11/2/2014) Patriots running back Shane Vereen had little success in the running game in Week 9, but continued to show he can be a dangerous option out of the backfield in a 43-21 win over the Broncos.

Vereen was held to just 29 rushing yards on 11 carries, his third game with fewer than 30 rushing yards in four opportunities. However, he hauled in five passes in the game for 38 yards and scored on a 5-yard reception from Tom Brady in the second quarter, his third receiving touchdown in as many games.

Though he averages 4.5 yards per carry, it is clear the Patriots simply don't view Vereen as a No. 1 running back. His value comes from his ability to catch passes out of the backfield, so it is a good thing Brady is starting to look his way near the end zone. He should be viewed as a solid Fantasy option, though clearly a step up in PPR formats once the team returns from it's Week 10 bye. 


Shane Vereen a better choice than Jonas Gray


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/29/2014) By giving the previously unknown Jonas Gray 17 carries for 86 yards Week 8 against Chicago, the Patriots revealed that they'll stick with a two-man backfield even with preferred rusher Stevan Ridley out for the year with a torn ACL and MCL.

But Week 9 against Denver might be a better matchup for preferred receiver Shane Vereen, who also thrived in Week 7 against the Jets. The Broncos, like the Jets, have done a good job stopping the run this season. They rank No. 1, in fact, allowing 72.4 yards per game.

Plus, the Patriots will most likely have to throw more than usual just to keep up with the league's highest-scoring team. These days, a team's only real choice against Peyton Manning is to beat him at his own game.

So most likely, Gray will spend much of Week 9 on the sidelines while Vereen spends much of it in the backfield. Jamey Eisenberg and Dave Richard both rank Vereen among their top 20 running backs for this week.


Jonas Gray makes Shane Vereen owners pay


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/26/2014) If you own Patriots running back Shane Vereen, you were probably excited to start him after his two-touchdown performance last week. And you had every reason to be. He was even the CBSSports.com Start of the Week for his matchup against the Bears.

But unfortunately, the one thing that could ruin him in Week 8 (other than injury, of course) came to fruition. The ever-clever Patriots out-clevered everyone again, deciding that a more traditional running back -- specifically, the heretofore unknown Jonas Gray -- would be a better fit for their game plan. He did fine, rushing for 86 yards on 17 carries, so you can't really fault the Patriots. But dang, a little heads-up would have been nice.

But of course, Bill Belichick wouldn't be Bill Belichick if he gave heads-ups to the media, and he's been around long enough for us to know what getting with him and the Patriots offense. They've always liked to mix and match at running back. Losing their preferred option doesn't change anything.

So is Vereen still valuable in Fantasy? Sure, in PPR leagues and as an every-now-and-then play in standard leagues. But now that Gray appears to have the Stevan Ridley role, you could argue he's just as valuable.


Patriots RB Shane Vereen doesn't play a big role Week 8


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/26/2014) Patriots running back Shane Vereen took a backseat Week 8 against the Bears.

Vereen received just five carries, gaining 22 yards on the ground. He was overshadowed by Jonas Gray, who wound up carrying the ball 17 times during the contest. Vereen was still a threat in the passing game, hauling in three balls for 23 yards. 

Vereen will look for more Week 9 against the Broncos. 


Patriots RB Shane Vereen good to go Week 8


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/26/2014) Patriots running back Shane Vereen is active Week 8 against the Bears.

Vereen missed practice Friday due to an illness, but has recovered enough to play Sunday. With Stevan Ridley out, Vereen is expected to receive the bulk of the carries against Chicago.


Patriots to have most of their questionable players Sunday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/26/2014) The Patriots should have most of their questionable players available Week 8.

Dan Connolly, Dominique Easley, Matthew Slater, Bryan Stork and Shane Vereen are all active for the contest. Both Connolly and Stork have been dealing with concussions, but will attempt to play.