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34 Shane Vereen RB
Height/Weight: 5-10/205 | Birthdate: 5/2/1989 | Birthplace: Valencia, CA, USA | Team: New England | College: California | NFL Experience: 4 | Owned/Started%: 97/61 | Average Draft Position: 47.90
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How might the Patriots RBs shake out?


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/24/2014) Stevan Ridley led all Patriots running backs in snaps played the last two seasons, but ESPN believes that nothing will be handed to him and he'll have to earn his keep this year. Additionally, ESPN thinks Ridley would not have led the backs in snaps had Shane Vereen stayed healthy for a full season. Vereen played nearly as many snaps as Ridley as it were. 

The belief from ESPN's Mike Reiss is that there will be a tandem situation "if everyone is healthy, with the numbers trending heavier toward Vereen."

Behind Ridley and Vereen are Brandon Bolden and rookie James White. Either one of them could earn decent playing time with a strong training camp and/or turnover issues from Ridley or Vereen. 

 


Patriots select RB James White in Round 4


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2014) With the 130th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the New England Patriots selected running back James White from Wisconsin.

White spent his first three seasons at Wisconsin behind Montee Ball. When he took over in 2013, he amassed for 1,444 yards on 221 carries with 13 touchdowns on the ground. He also posted 39 receptions for 300 yards and two scores in the passing game. He will likely battle for the third -string spot behind Stevan Ridley and Shane Vereen.

Shane Vereen still dealing with wrist injury


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/2/2014) Patriots running back Shane Vereen said his previously broken left wrist still isn't back to the point where it was before the injury last September, reports ESPN.

"It's not going to feel great tomorrow, it's not going to feel awful. It won't be 100 percent probably for a while, but it's good enough and I'm working on strengthening it and getting it back," Vereen said via the team's official website.

Vereen suffered a broken bone in the wrist in a season-opening victory against the Bills on Sept. 8 and had surgery that sidelined him until a Nov. 18 game against the Carolina Panthers. He said that his wrist feels good and "through most of the end of the season, I was fine with it." 

If you project Vereen's stats over 16 games he would have finished with 88 carries for 408 yards and two touchdowns and 94 catches for 854 yards and six touchdowns.


Shane Vereen produces 93 yards from scrimmage


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/19/2014) Patriots running back Shane Vereen ran four times for 34 yards and caught five passes for 59 yards in the AFC Championship Game loss at Denver. Vereen was targeted eight times, second-most on the team.

Vereen, however, was unable to score on a 2-point conversion run in the fourth quarter that would have pulled New England within eight points. Turning 25 in March, Vereen is signed for 2014 at $847,000.


Patriots' probables ready for Broncos


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/19/2014) All six Patriots who were listed as probable for the AFC Championship Game will face the Broncos. Receiver Danny Amendola (groin) and running back Shane Vereen (groin) head the list and are joined by cornerback Alfonzo Dennard (knee/shoulder), guard Logan Mankins (ankle) and linebackers Dane Fletcher (groin) and Dont'a Hightower (ankle).

Half-dozen Patriots probable for battle in Denver


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(1/17/2014) The Patriots list six players as probable for their Sunday clash at Denver, including wide receiver Danny Amendola (groin).

The others are running back Shane Vereen (groin), cornerback Alfonzo Dennard (knee/shoulder), guard Logan Mankins (ankle) and linebackers Dane Fletcher (groin) and Dont'a Hightower (ankle). All were full participants in Friday practice.


Patriots quartet elevated to full practice participation


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(1/16/2014) Four Patriots that were listed as limited in practice Wednesday were full participants on Thursday. They are cornerback Alfonzo Dennard (knee/shoulder), linebacker Dane Fletcher (groin), offensive lineman Logan Mankins (ankle) and running back Shane Vereen (groin).

Five offensive players limited Wednesday for Patriots


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(1/15/2014) Three wide receivers were among the five offensive players listed as limited at Wednesday practice for the Patriots. The rest are Aaron Dobson (foot), Kenbrell Thompkins (hip/concussion) and Danny Amendola (groin).

The other two limited offesive players were guard Logan Mankins (ankle) and running back Shane Vereen (groin).


Shane Vereen does little in playoff win


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/12/2014) With LeGarrette Blount and Stevan Ridley shouldering the load, Patriots running back Shane Vereen worked past a groin injury but wasn't much of a factor Saturday night, in a 43-22 win over the Colts in the AFC Divisional Playoff game.

Vereen endured a quiet performance as he broke for an 8-yard run in the second quarter for his longest run of the night. He was limited to five carries for 17 yards (3.4 yards per carry), and two receptions for 16 yards on six targets.

Nine New England players get the green light vs. Colts


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/11/2014) The following players on the injury report have been ruled active for the Patriots in a playoff clash Saturday night against the Colts: quarterback Tom Brady (right shoulder), wide receiver Danny Amendola (groin), wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins (hip), running back Shane Vereen (groin), defensive back Devin McCourty (concussion), defensive back Steve Gregory (finger, knee), linebacker Dane Fletcher (groin), defensive back Alfonzo Dennard (knee, shoulder) and defensive back Kyle Arrington (groin).

Nine Patriots probable for clash with Colts


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(1/10/2014) Nine Patriots are listed as probable for the Sunday clash against visiting Indianapolis.

The offensive players on that list are wide receiver Danny Amendola (groin), quarterback Tom Brady (shoulder), running back Shane Vereen (groin) and offensive linemen Logan Mankins and Will Svitek, both with ankle injuries.

The defensive probables are cornerback Kyle Arrington (groin), linebacker Dane Fletcher (groin), safeties Devin McCourty (concussion) and Steve Gregory (finger/knee).


Nine Patriots limited again on Thursday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(1/9/2014) The Patriots released an identical injury report Thursday as they did on Wednesday, including nine limited in practice.

They are running back Shane Vereen (groin), wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins (hip), defensive backs Devin McCourty (concussion), Steve Gregory (finger/knee), Kyle Arrington (groin) and Alfonzo Dennard (shoulder), linebacker Dane Fletcher (groin) and offensive linemen Logan Mankins (ankle) and Will Svitek (ankle).


Nine Patriots limited on Wednesday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(1/8/2014) The Patriots have listed nine players as limited in Wednesday practice, including running back Shane Vereen (groin).

The others are wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins (hip), defensive backs Devin McCourty (concussion), Steve Gregory (finger/knee), Kyle Arrington (groin) and Alfonzo Dennard (knee/shoulder), linebacker Dane Fletcher (groin), and offensive linemen Logan Mankins (ankle) and Will Svitek (ankle).


Shane Vereen takes to the air to help Patriots win


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/29/2013) While his backfield mates were burying the Bills on the ground, Patriots running back Shane Vereen was doing his damage through the air on Sunday.

Vereen managed just three yards on two carries, but added three catches for 42 yards, including a 22-yarder on a screen pass late in the second quarter for a first down and a 5-yard touchdown grab a mere four seconds into the fourth quarter that gave his team a 24-10 lead. The receiving yardage was his best since the season opener.


Patriots list 11 as questionable for Sunday game


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/27/2013) Eleven Patriots have been deemed questionable for Sunday against the Bills, including rookie wideouts Aaron Dobson (foot) and Kenbrell Thompkins (hip). The other offensive players so designated are running back Shane Vereen (groin) and linemen Nate Solder (concussion) and Will Svitek (ankle).

The defensive questionables are secondary mates Steve Gregory (finger/knee), Kyle Arrington (groin) and Alfonzo Dennard (knee/shoulder), linebackers Dane Fletcher (groin) and Brandon Spikes (knee) and lineman Rob Ninkovich (ankle).


Shane Vereen limited Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/25/2013) The Patriots listed running back Shane Vereen as limited Wednesday.

The team did not practice, but still filled out an injury report. Vereen is listed with a groin injury. 


Shane Vereen participates in walkthrough


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/24/2013) Patriots running back Shane Vereen, who left the win over Baltimore with a groin injury, participated in Tuesday's walkthrough, reports ESPN.com. It's a positive sign for Vereen heading into Week 17 vs. Buffalo.

New England will practice Thursday and Friday.


Patriots lose Shane Vereen to groin injury in Week 16


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/22/2013) The Patriots lost running back Shane Vereen to a groin injury during Sunday's win over the Ravens in Week 16.

Vereen managed to get in the end zone before leaving the game. He caught 4-yard pass from Tom Brady for a touchdown in the opening quarter. He had two carries for 6 yards and one grab for 4 yards before getting hurt. He pulled up following an incomplete pass intended to him on the penultimate play of the first quarter.

Vereen was taken back to the locker room for treatment before returning to the sidelined in the second half. He was ruled out for the remainder of the game.


Shane Vereen suffers groin injury in Week 16


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/22/2013) Patriots running back Shane Vereen left Sunday's game against the Ravens in Week 16 with a groin injury, according to The Boston Globe.

Vereen, who caught 4-yard pass for a touchdown in the opening quarter, left the game late in the first with the injury. He had two carries for 6 yards and one grab for 4 yards before getting hurt. His status remains uncertain for the remainder of the game.

Shane Vereen aiming to get back on track Week 16


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/19/2013) Patriots running back Shane Vereen will be seeking a bounce back performance heading into Sunday's road game against the Ravens in Week 16.

Just a week after tallying 12 receptions, Vereen saw his role shrink against the Dolphins in Week 15. He had two carries for 13 yards and three catches for eight yards in a 24-20 defeat in Miami. Baltimore limited Vereen to only 16 yards on four carries and two receptions for 22 yards in the playoffs last season.

With that said, Baltimore's defense looks completely different compared to last year, as they have allowed only 102.4 yards per game on the ground this season. The Ravens have allowed at least four receptions to running backs in five of the last seven games played. Opposing running backs have scored 13.14 Fantasy points per game this season.

Vereen's numbers should only go up from here after a mediocre game against Miami last week. Consider him a decent starting option, especially in PPR formats heading into Week 16.

Shane Vereen's role shrinks Sunday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/15/2013) Patriots running back Shane Vereen saw his role in the offense practically disappear in Week 15 against the Dolphins Sunday, one week after one of the best games of his career.

Vereen touched the ball just five times in the game, as he hauled in a season-low three passes for just 8 yards. He was targeted seven times, the third-highest total on the team. He also had just 13 yards on two carries.  

The Patriots have shown little inclination for consistently relying on just one running back, and Vereen took a backseat as a result Sunday. He will try to get back on track in Week 16, with a matchup against the Ravens on the way. 


No surprise, Shane Vereen active Sunday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/15/2013) Patriots running back Shane Vereen (wrist) is officially active, as expected, for Week 15 against the Dolphins. 

Six probables dot Patriots injury report


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/13/2013) The Patriots have designated six players as probable for the game Sunday against the Dolphins, including quarterback Tom Brady (shoulder), wide receiver Danny Amendola (groin), running back Shane Vereen (wrist) and cornerback Aqib Talib (hip).

The others are wideout Matthew Slater (wrist) and safety Steve Gregory (finger).


Shane Vereen faces solid matchup for Sunday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/12/2013) The Patriots backfield situation has been nearly impossible for Fantasy owners to sort out, but there has been one recent constant. Since his return from a wrist injury, Shane Vereen has touched the ball at least 15 times in three of four games. That is a trend that should continue in Week 15, with the Dolphins on the schedule Sunday. 

Given his pass-catching skills and the fact that he was the lone back to find the end zone last week, Shane Vereen is looking like the best Fantasy option of the trio. Vereen has appeared in just five games this season, but has already racked up 373 yards on 40 receptions, to go along with 186 yards on the ground on 38 carries.

Despite a recent upward turn, the Dolphins have struggled against running backs this season. Opposing backs up are putting up 19.2 Fantasy points per game against Miami's defense, including 42.0 yards per game through the air, the 12th-highest average in the league.

Vereen could be in position to take advantage of Miami's linebackers, so Fantasy owners will want to keep him in the lineup in all leagues for this pivotal week. He looks like a solid starting matchup for Week 15. 


Shane Vereen goes wild through the air in defeat of Cleveland


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/8/2013) The new go-to pass-catcher out of the backfield for the Patriots was gone to a lot Sunday against the Browns. The result for Shane Vereen was the shattering of personal records.

Vereen established new career marks with 12 receptions and 153 yards. But it was on the ground, where he had just three carries for 9 yards, where he scored a key 6-yard touchdown in the third quarter.

His huge production didn't begin in earnest until he sprinted by Browns linebacker Craig Robertson for a 50-yard reception that set up his touchdown. He was targeted a game-high 17 times.

Vereen, who has 40 catches for 373 yards in just five games this season, hopes to increase that output next Sunday at Miami.