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RB Shane Vereen - New England Patriots

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

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Nov 24): Same story as it has been all year for Vereen. PPR numbers that merit flex play, but still no big games and seemingly no plans by the Patriots to truly feature him regardless of the game plan.

Week 13: at Green Bay Packers

Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.

Recent Stats and Projections

9 vs DEN 11 29 0 10 5 38 1 0
11 at IND 1 18 0 4 4 59 0 0
12 vs DET 8 12 0 9 8 48 0 0
13 at GB PROJ-Dodds 6 * * 5 * * *
13 at GB PROJ-Tremblay 6 * * 6 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 11 vs IND (1 / 18 / 0 rush, 4 / 4 / 59 / 0 rec)

On 'Jonas Gray Day', Shane Vereen took a clear backseat in the Patriots run game, carrying the ball exactly 1 time as compared to the 38 totes Jonas Gray saw. Vereen's highlight play on the day was a 39 yard catch and run that saw completely busted coverage. He narrowly stepped out of bounds on the play, or would have had much more. He also had a play where he lunged forward for an additional 3-4 yards rather than taking the tackle as it was, which showed solid effort. Again, Vereen's role was largely game flow dictated, and with the Colts unable to stop the power run game, it was Jonas Gray's day to shine.

2014 Week 12 vs DET (8 / 12 / 0 rush, 9 / 8 / 48 / 0 rec)

Bottled up by the Lions on the ground, Vereen did all his damange through the air. Though most of his plays were fairly short ones (as the box score indicates), his main highlight was a solid chunk gain with a screen pass that gave him his long 17 yard gain of the day. Vereen also had a pass clang off his hands, but the pass was a bit behind him. All in all, Vereen dominated the backfield in snaps because the game plan called for a pass heavy set.


Latest News

Patriots | Shane Vereen plays 62 snaps (Mon Nov 24, 12:17 PM) - New England Patriots RB Shane Vereen had a team-high 62 snaps in the team's Week 12 win over the Detroit Lions, but RB LeGarrette Blount had 17 snaps and two touchdowns in his team debut, while RB Brandon Bolden had just two snaps.

Our View: Ah, the ever-changing situation in the New England backfield. Jonas Gray's fantasy owners are quite sad over the signing of Blount. It only thins out the touches available on a weekly basis.
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