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Shane Vereen
Shane Vereen NE

Questionable - Shoulder
Expert Pick %
99%
1%
ECR
# 23
# 46
Best
# 11
# 25
Worst
# 53
# 77
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8.4
6.6
Best
10.8
12.4
Worst
6.5
4.0
Expert Pick %
99%
1%
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ECR
# 23
# 46
Best
# 11
# 25
Worst
# 53
# 77
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
29
25
Staff Rankings
Fantasy Knuckleheads
21
30
Michael Pichan
Fantasy Alarm
21
31
Matt Waldman
FootballGuys
21
31
Site Projections
scoutPRO
30
31
Scott Whitfield
Roto Rankings
26
32
Paul Greco
FantasyPros911
28
32
Jeff Haseley
FootballGuys
16
34
Jeff Brubach
The Fake Football
24
35
Muntradamus
Beast Dome
17
35
Walton Spurlin
FantasySharks
25
36
Greg Smith
The Fake Football
20
38
Patrick Thorman
Pro Football Focus
22
39
Andy Behrens
Yahoo! Sports
23
39
Tom Poisal
Top Tier Football
17
39
Bob Henry
FootballGuys
26
40
Alessandro Miglio
FootballGuys
22
40
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
24
40
Jeff Paur
RTSports
29
40
Scott Cullen
TSN
32
40
Staff Rankings
KFFL
36
41
Doug Orth
FFToday
24
41
Mike Harmon
Swollen Dome
14
42
Kyle Wachtel
Forensic Fantasy
28
43
John Paulsen
4for4.com
25
43
Neil Parker
Fantasy Sports LR
27
43
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
26
44
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
24
44
Ryan Fowler
Fox Sports
25
44
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
13
45
KJ
Fantasy Team Advice
22
45
Ryan Rufe
RotoBaller
23
45
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
18
45
Joel Beall
Fox Sports
23
45
Jon Collins
Fantasy Sports LR
23
45
Cedric Hopkins
Field & Court
23
45
Nathan Jahnke
Pro Football Focus
22
46
Eric Mack
Bleacher Report
25
46
Kelly Smelser
Punch Drunk Wonderland
23
46
David Gonos
DavidGonos.com
24
46
Staff Composite
Fox Sports
24
46
Jeff Ratcliffe
Pro Football Focus
23
47
Nate Hodges
Pro Football Focus
24
47
Akbar Gbaja-Biamila
NFL.com
18
47
Justin Boone
The Score
22
47
Antonio DArcangelis
FFToday
24
47
Staff Rankings
FFToolbox
22
47
Terrance Bridgett
ProjectRoto
24
49
Cory Bonini
USA Today
29
47
Sean Beazley
EDSFootball
28
48
Jason Smith
NFL.com
23
48
Seth Klein
Fake Pigskin
24
48
Zach Wilkens
RotoBaller
25
48
Ken Zalis
Fans Fantasy Football
19
48
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
15
48
Matt De Lima
FFToolbox
23
48
Matthew Berry
ESPN
20
48
Adrian Pereira
eDraft
25
48
Ryan Noonan
The Fantasy Fix
18
48
Tony Mauriello
ProjectRoto
28
48
The FFGhost
Dynasty League Football
25
48
Gene Wang
The Washington Post
21
48
Joseph Dolan
Fantasy Guru
27
48
Russ Bliss
Fantasy Football Starters
24
48
Emil Kadlec
Football Diehards
24
48
Dan Yanotchko
EDSFootball
21
49
Brendan Donahue
EDSFootball
24
49
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
24
49
Brad Evans
Yahoo! Sports
14
49
David Dodds
FootballGuys
33
49
Chris Heil
ProjectRoto
20
49
Joe Bond
Fantasy Six Pack
21
49
Rich Hribar
XN Sports
28
49
Brent Namejko
Fantasy Smack Talk
19
49
Brett Talley
The Fantasy Fix
21
49
Ryan Hodge
ProjectRoto
24
49
Ben Standig
CSN Washington
22
49
Des Bieler
The Washington Post
19
49
Staff Composite
Yahoo! Sports
20
50
Dalton Del Don
Yahoo! Sports
15
50
Jody Smith
Gridiron Experts
17
50
C.D. Carter
XN Sports
16
50
Sean Morris
Bruno Boys
20
50
Site Rankings
Bloomberg Sports
27
50
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
21
51
Nathan Miller
Revelation Sports
26
51
Michael Fabiano
NFL.com
22
51
Addison Witt
Fantasy Team Advice
23
51
Mike Tagliere
Tags Fantasy Football
23
51
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
29
51
Mike Krueger
FFToday
29
51
Mike Clay
Pro Football Focus
22
52
Micah James
FFMagicMan
27
52
Jake Ciely
RotoExperts
24
52
Staff Rankings
DavidGonos.com
15
52
Jim McCormick
ESPN
23
52
Alan Harrison
The Fantasy Fix
23
52
Nick Raducanu
ProjectRoto
21
52
Wayne Bretsky
BretskyBall
26
52
Staff Composite
Sports Illustrated
20
52
Dawgmatica
Pyromaniac
28
52
Kevin Hanson
EDSFootball
25
53
Scott Pianowski
Yahoo! Sports
20
53
Huseyin Aksu
Fantasy Couch
28
53
Ryan Boser
LeagueSafePost
25
53
Marcus Grant
NFL.com
31
54
Matthew Hill
Fantasy Team Advice
19
54
John Halpin
Fox Sports
18
54
Joshua Kay
The Fantasy Fix
32
54
Staff
Roto Analysis
23
54
Bryan Fontaine
Pro Football Focus
19
55
Staff Rankings
RosterWatch
20
55
Dan Clasgens
Get Sports Info
22
55
Staff Rankings
ESPN
27
55
Dennis Esser
Coach Esser
32
55
Russell Clay
Dynasty League Football
33
55
Dave Richard
CBS Sports
18
56
Jamey Eisenberg
CBS Sports
17
56
Ross Miles
Pro Football Focus
23
56
Adam Pfeifer
ProjectRoto
24
56
Jason Longfellow
Razzball
20
56
Matt Smith
NFL.com
29
57
Staff Composite
NFL.com
24
57
Smitty
Fantasy Football Starters
24
57
Christopher Harris
ESPN
29
58
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
24
59
Jason Willan
Gridiron Experts
19
59
Dave McKay
The Fantasy Sports Brain
27
59
Adam Meyer
Fox Sports
28
59
Eric Karabell
ESPN
27
59
R.J. White
Fantasy Football Cafe
28
59
Eddie Cooley
Sundays Are For Football
13
60
Bill Enright
FFChamps
16
60
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
23
65
Davis Mattek
Sports Wunderkind
17
70
Adam Rank
NFL.com
17
73
Steve Olson
StatSims
53
77
Site Rankings
FantasyOMatic
11
N/A
Brian Dezelske
Fake Pigskin
15
N/A
Marc Caviglia
Bruno Boys
19
N/A
Tommy Rowan
Juan Elway
21
N/A
Austin Lee
FootballGuys
22
N/A
Nick Vertucci
Sundays Are For Football
23
N/A
Zach Greubel
Gridiron Experts
23
N/A
Mike Rigz
Gridiron Experts
23
N/A
Sigmund Bloom
FootballGuys
23
N/A
Salvatore Stefanile
XN Sports
26
N/A
Maurile Tremblay
FootballGuys
27
N/A
Dave Major
XN Sports
28
N/A
Ave Projection (?)
8.4
6.6
Best
10.8
12.4
Worst
6.5
4.0
Rush Yards
41.7
39.6
Rush TDs
0.1
0.4
Receptions
3.9
1.4
Rec Yards
32.5
9.1
Rec TDs
0.0
0.0
Ave Targets / Game
8.6
1.2
Total Targets
69.0
7.0
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
Shane Vereen looks like the back to own in New England and if he can somehow manage to stay healthy he can scoop up 200 plus carries and 70 plus receptions making him a player with RB1 upside, especially in PPR formats.
Jonathan Stewart is the lead back in Carolina but with Cam Newton stealing carries and vulturing touchdowns and with DeAngelo Williams still on the roster Stewart is no more than an upside RB3. Stewart has not been able to stay healthy in his career and despite RB1 talent is ranked much lower than that.
  
Staff Rankings
2MugsFF
 
If healthy, this might even be too low of a ranking. There is a lot to like in his game, and he's 4 years younger than DeAngelo Williams.
  
James Hatfield
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru
Only consider Vereen in PPR leagues.
 
  
Sablich Brothers
The New York Times
Outsnaps Ridley 26 to 6 in third preseason game.
Looked good during preseason wk 2 but how long before he gets hurt?
  
Brandon Funston
Yahoo! Sports
Love his schedule, and even in off-day for NE in W1, still managed a solid fantasy line (71 YFS, TD)
 
  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Vereen has explosive talent and a big role but health continues to be a factor.
Stewart isn't the guy he once was. He needs to stay healthy to earn back trust.
  
Jeff Boggis
Fantasy Football Empire
I nice value pick at RB, especially if you wait on drafting your #1 RB.
 
  
Staff Rankings
FFLockerRoom
Vereen will plenty of value as the multi-purpose back for the Patriots but he should excel in PPR leagues. Ridley is the early down runner for now but don't bite on him with rookie James White waiting in the wings to take his snaps. Vereen is the only trust worthy back in New England.
Darn you Stewart. Scoring two touchdowns in the second preseason game will only hurt more people in fantasy. Just stop it. Stop it I say.
  
Chet Gresham
The Fake Football
Vereen should be the main pass catching back for the Patriots. He has tremendous upside, but will have some down games with Belichick's varying offensive schemes.
 
  
Pat Fitzmaurice
The Football Girl
Questionable durability, uncertain week-to-week usage. Overrated.
We know he's talented, but he's also as fragile as a glass chandelier.
  
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
The Patriots are likely to be a crowded backfield in 2014. Vereen should be the third down back with the most value. Stevan Ridley secured a victory when RB LeGarrette Blount signed with Pittsburgh, but expect Ridley to face competition in training camp, because of his past fumbling problems.
 
  
Tozzi Brothers
Legion Report
We absolutely loved Shane Vereen last season as we pegged him as our Biggest 2013 Fantasy Football Sleeper. We felt good after his dominate Week 1 performance before going down to injury. In 10 games last season he still managed 761 Total yards with 7 Touchdowns. With Aaron Dobson slated to start camp on the PUP list alongside Gronkowski, expect Vereen to line up as RB, Slot-WR and Outside-WR. That being said, Vareen will see touches one way or the other. Look for him to be an X-Factor for the New England Offense. Be prepared for a breakout season!