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By Jeff Moore, Patriots Correspondent, Sat, Aug 23rd 2:21am EDT

Patriot's RB Shane Vereen started the Patriot's third preseason game, rushing six times for 18 yards, and catching five passes for 57 yards and two touchdowns.

Fantasy Impact: Vereen looked great and saw heavy usage throughout the first half of the game. He's locked in as the Patriot's passing-downs back if he can stay healthy. It's always hard to read the Patriot's RB situation, but if Friday night's game is any indication, Vereen could be in for a heavy workload this year.

By John Aubin, Patriots Correspondent, Sat, Aug 16th 9:47am EDT

Patriots running back Shane Vereen was limited to only two catches during Friday's preseason game against the Eagles. Vereen caught a short pass for a gain of 12 yards and on the next play, he caught a screen pass for a gain of 9 yards. He was targeted twice and finished with 21 receiving yards. He did not receive a carry. (Source: CBS Sports)

Fantasy Impact: After the first two preseason games, Vereen has not be involved in the running game. With Stevan Ridley, James White and Brandon Bolden getting most of the early down snaps, it is looking like Vereen may be exclusively used in the passing game. Currently being drafted in the fifth round I would only target Vereen in PPR leagues and avoid him at his current ADP in standard leagues.

By Tony Perugini, Patriots Correspondent, Sun, Aug 10th 4:22pm EDT

Vereen carried the ball once for 7 yards against the Redskins and had no targets in the passing game.

Fantasy Impact: While this performance was very limited and small, it's good to see Vereen out and involved. I expect him to be heavily involved in the passing game this year as he is by far the best pass-catching RB New England has to offer. 5-10 carries and 3-5 targets a game isn't out of the question for 2014. Target Vereen as a low end RB2 with the hopes of getting him as your RB3.

Win My Fantasy League | Aug 23rd
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.
Legion Report | Aug 23rd
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!
Fantasy Football Empire | Aug 23rd
I nice value pick at RB, especially if you wait on drafting your #1 RB.
The New York Times | Aug 23rd
Outsnaps Ridley 26 to 6 in third preseason game.
The Football Girl | Aug 23rd
Questionable durability, uncertain week-to-week usage. Overrated.
The Fake Football | Aug 22nd
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.
Breaking Football | Aug 21st
Vereen has explosive talent and a big role but health continues to be a factor.
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru | Aug 21st
Only consider Vereen in PPR leagues.
FFLockerRoom | Aug 20th
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.
Fantasy Football Maniax | Aug 19th
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.
Yahoo! Sports | Aug 1st
The Patriots have a fun offense. The Lions have a snappy offense, too. And both teams boast handy backs who can catch the ball. So when push comes to shove and you need some PPR running-back love (I can hear Andy Behrens booing), who are you looking to in the middle rounds? Shane Vereen and Reggie Bush are today's items to discuss, and Dalton Del Don and Scott Pianowski are doing the arguing. Stat...
Rotoprofessor | Jul 28th
by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor) Obviously this is geared towards those in PPR formats more than non-PPR formats, but regardless do you believe in Shane Vereen enough to select him this early? According to Fantasy Pros his current ADP is 61.4, so if you