Who Should I Draft?

Jonathan Stewart or Shane Vereen (2015)

Jonathan Stewart
Jonathan Stewart (CAR - RB)
 
Shane Vereen
Shane Vereen (NYG - RB)
100%
Expert Pick %
0%
17
ECR
35
13
Best Rank
22
35
Worst Rank
50
146
Ave Projection
99
0
Best
0
0
Worst
0
100%
Expert Pick %
0%
 

No experts recommend Shane Vereen over Jonathan Stewart

100%
Expert Pick %
0%
17
ECR
35
13
Best Rank
22
35
Worst Rank
50
146
Ave Projection (?)
99
0
Best
0
0
Worst
0
205
Rush Attempts
85
909
Rush Yards
349
5
Rush TDs
2
30
Receptions
48
221
Rec Yards
423
1
Rec TDs
2
145.8
Total Points
166.8
11.2
Ave Points
10.4
6.7
Week 1
18.1
12.9
Week 2
5.0
8.0
Week 3
7.7
Week 4
11.7
BYE
Week 5
13.8
Week 6
1.7
7.2
Week 7
28.4
12.4
Week 8
7.5
4.6
Week 9
17.7
15.9
Week 10
6.9
Week 11
11.7
Week 12
14.0
13.0
Week 13
4.2
21.5
Week 14
6.1
6.9
Week 15
8.7
20.9
Week 16
6.0
8.9
Week 17
4.5
2.4
Ave Targets / Game
4.9
31.0
Total Targets
78.0
3.0
Week 1
8.0
1.0
Week 2
2.0
3.0
Week 3
6.0
Week 4
5.0
BYE
Week 5
3.0
Week 6
3.0
2.0
Week 7
8.0
5.0
Week 8
5.0
0.0
Week 9
10.0
4.0
Week 10
3.0
Week 11
4.0
Week 12
9.0
2.0
Week 13
2.0
1.0
Week 14
4.0
1.0
Week 15
3.0
4.0
Week 16
2.0
2.0
Week 17
4.0
Stewart was the featured back during the homestretch playing almost 70% of the snaps and tallying 99 yards rushing per contest. He has RB2 value with upside if he can see that workload in 2015. He will be slightly hurt by the injury to WR Kelvin Benjamin, teams will be able to stack more defenders in the box.

- Derek Lofland, Fantasy Football Maniax

 
Jonathan Stewart missed 3 games last season and still led Carolina in carries with 175 and touches with 200, averaging 4.6 yards per carry. DeAngelo Williams is now in Pittsburgh which increases Stewart's fantasy value, but Stewart is injury prone. Since 2012, Stewart has missed a total of 20 games due to injuries. Stewart could have 220-230 carries under offensive coordinator Mike Shula this season.

- Jeff Boggis, Fantasy Football Empire

With a likely 55/45% touches split between Rashad Jennings and Shane Vereen, along with Andre Williams getting the call for goal line carries, this is a true RBBC situation that fantasy owners want to avoid this season. Jennings, Vereen, and Williams are RB3 at best.

- Jeff Boggis, Fantasy Football Empire

He's scary, but he's also awesome. A healthy Stewart is rare, but one of the best runners in the league as evidenced by his finish to the 2014 season when he ran 128 times for 679 yards over his last seven games (including two playoff games vs Arizona and Seattle). That 5.3 yards per carry isn't going to be accomplished by many other runners as he was ranked second in the league by Pro Football Focus with 1 missed tackle per every 3.5 touches. Marshawn Lynch was ranked first.

- Chet Gresham, WalterFootball

Vereen is a good player who could never get any semblance of continuity from game to game under Bill Belichick. That might have helped the Patriots win a Super Bowl, but it did not help Vereen's fantasy numbers. In New York he should have a more stable presence as the main receiving back on an up tempo offense. I'll be grabbing Vereen in all the PPR leagues I can manage and if I can get him at value in non-PPR I'll have no qualms queuing him up.

- Chet Gresham, WalterFootball

Stewart is now the starter with Cameron Artis-Payne running behind him. You are probably aware that Stewart is injured every year, but if he can stay healthy should put up over 1,000 combined yards and 6 TDs. I just don't think he can stay healthy and if you do draft him you need to pick up his hand-cuff Artis-Payne.

- James Hatfield, Hatty Waiver Wire Guru

Splitting time with Jennings in the NYG backfield. It's hard to pinpoint how much usage he will get but in PPR leagues he has more value. I would temper expectations here and look for 500 combined yards with 4 TDs.

- James Hatfield, Hatty Waiver Wire Guru

Panthers lead back with Williams gone, but hasn't turned in a full season in three years.

- Sablich Brothers, The NY Times

Giants claiming Vereen will be used more than just a passing down specialist.

- Sablich Brothers, The NY Times