Who Should I Draft?

Shane Vereen or Stevan Ridley (2015)

Shane Vereen
Shane Vereen (NYG - RB)
 
Stevan Ridley
Stevan Ridley (NYJ - RB)
99%
Expert Pick %
1%
35
ECR
58
28
Best Rank
37
44
Worst Rank
91
111.2
Ave Projection
61.4
132.6
Best
93.5
89.9
Worst
52.0
99%
Expert Pick %
1%
 
99%
Expert Pick %
1%
35
ECR
58
28
Best Rank
37
44
Worst Rank
91
4.9
Ave Targets / Game
0.8
78.0
Total Targets
5.0
Giants claiming Vereen will be used more than just a passing down specialist.

- Sablich Brothers, The NY Times

Expected to be ready by camp, but roles Roles between Ivory/Ridley/Stacy to be determined.

- Sablich Brothers, The NY Times

Vereen's landing spot in free agency will be key. He's versatile enough to be a top-25 threat, but he'll largely hold his value in PPR leagues.

- Kevin Roberts, Breaking Football

Ridley will compete for touches in New York but he lacks versatility or explosiveness. If he's not the main guy, his value will be limited.

- Kevin Roberts, Breaking Football

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

The Jets should pass the ball more this season with the addition of Brandon Marshall and rookie Devin Smith. That does not bode well for Chris Ivory and Stevan Ridley, regardless if Chris Johnson is no longer in the mix. New offensive coordinator Chan Gailey has not run the football greater than 45% of the time over the past 4 years as an offensive coordinator. It all adds up to another fantasy running back situation that you want to avoid, especially with injury prone Ridley.

- Jeff Boggis, Fantasy Football Empire

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

Chris Ivory should be the main back in New York, but there will be a competition for carries and Ridley has a shot at winning the job. I'm betting on Ivory, but Ridley is a nice backup plan before we are 100% sure of the pecking order.

- Chet Gresham, WalterFootball