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RB Shane Vereen - New York Giants

5-8, 203Born: 3-2-1989College: CaliforniaDrafted: Round 2

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Vereen comes with durability risk of being almost a complete miss, but he had at least nine PPR points in each of his three healthy games last year, including a RB16 finish in Week 3. He costs about the same as a second-tier defense in best ball drafts, but could save your bacon if he stays healthy and you need emergency best ball running back depth.
Vereen had a second triceps surgery this offseason after he re-injured the problem that originally landed him on injured reserve. The team has been cautious with his rehab in the spring, erring on the side of taking it slow. He hopes to be ready for Week 1.

Summary

Shane Vereen missed 11 games last year with a torn triceps and accepted a $1 million pay cut to remain in New York. His willingness to adjust his salary ensures he'll return to a familiar role as the change-of-pace back and primary receiving back. Vereen no longer has the fantasy upside he once did. Fantasy owners salivated at the idea of unleashing Vereen on a new team when he signed with New York (after four years in New England), but his first season as a Giant was a mirror image of his Patriots' career. In 16 games, Vereen ran for 260 yards (4.3 yards per carry) and caught 59 receptions and 495 yards (8.4) to go along with four touchdowns. He's valuable to the offense, particularly in the passing game. But he's not - nor will he ever be - a starting NFL running back. (July 15)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 61, 46, 49, 49, 50, 51, 52, 54, 58, 60, 60
RB Redraft PPR - 58, 41, 46, 47, 48, 50, 53, 53, 55, 56, 57, 59, 60
RB Dynasty - 87, 69

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2014 NE 16 96 391 2 78 53 447 3
2015 NYG 16 61 260 0 81 59 495 4
2016 NYG 6 33 158 1 19 11 94 0 2
2017 PROJ-Dodds 15 72 * * 40 * * *
2017 PROJ-Henry 16 65 * * 50 * * *
2017 PROJ-Wood 15 60 * * 40 * * *
2017 PROJ-Tremblay 16 90 * * 18 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 217
RB: 67
Overall-PPR: 203
RB-PPR: 65

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2017 Schedule

1@ Dallas Cowboys
2vs Detroit Lions
3@ Philadelphia Eagles
4@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
5vs Los Angeles Chargers
6@ Denver Broncos
7vs Seattle Seahawks
8--- BYE WEEK ---
9vs Los Angeles Rams
10@ San Francisco 49ers
11vs Kansas City Chiefs
12@ Washington Redskins
13@ Oakland Raiders
14vs Dallas Cowboys
15vs Philadelphia Eagles
16@ Arizona Cardinals
17vs Washington Redskins