Shane Vereen

Shane Vereen

RB - NYG
Height: 5' 10"Weight: 205 lbsAge: 28College: CaliforniaDrafted: #56 (2nd Rd.)

2017 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
20th easiest for RBs
Draft Rank (ECR) #185
Best / Worst #120 / #269
ADP #240

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Shane Vereen to have 'big' role in 2017?

New York Giants beat writer Jordan Raanan believes running back Shane Vereen will have a "significant role" in the offense in 2017.

Fantasy Impact

Vereen, who has dealt with multiple injuries since the start of the 2016 season including a lower body injury which limited him up to this point this offseason, could return to a prominent role in the Giants' offense in 2017. Although Paul Perkins remains the clear-cut starter at running back, Vereen will likely play a tremendous role in the passing game if his health remains intact. In 2015, his first year in New York in which he appeared in all 16 games, Vereen accumulated a 59-495-4 stat line while averaging 8.4 YPC. He is a prime late-round PPR target entering fantasy draft season.

Shane Vereen good to go for OTAs

ESPN's Jordan Raanan is reporting New York Giants running back Shane Vereen (triceps) is "healthy" after tearing his triceps twice during the 2016 season.

Fantasy Impact

Vereen is expected to return to the Giants in 2017 as the team's primary receiver out of the backfield. Raanan is also suggesting that the veteran rusher is New York's "top contingency plan" behind starter Paul Perkins. From a fantasy perspective, Vereen should be viewed as Perkins' handcuff and targeted as such in the latter rounds of upcoming fantasy drafts. Vereen will maintain PPR value even if Perkins remains the starter and healthy throughout the year as he's been a sure-handed and reliable receiver for the duration of his career.

Shane Vereen 'part' of Giants 2017 plans

NFL Network's Kim Jones is reporting New York Giants running back Shane Vereen is "part" of the team's plans for 2017. They will pay him his $500k roster bonus by Monday's deadline.

Fantasy Impact

Vereen, who missed most of the 2016 season with a triceps injury, will return to the Giants next season. While only appearing in five games in 2016, Vereen only accumulated 31 rushing attempts for 158 yards and a touchdown as a rusher and caught 11 targets for 94 yards as a receiver. With Rashad Jennings unlikely to be re-signed -- the Giants released him earlier in the offseason -- New York's backfield is shaping up to be a Paul Perkins and Vereen one-two punch. However, it is still early in the offseason and the draft has not even happened yet. New York can still make additions to their running back personnel to bolster their rushing attack before the start of the 2017 campaign.

Shane Vereen could be released this offseason

NJ.com's James Kratch believes New York Giants running back Shane Vereen could be released this offseason. Kratch adds that Vereen is "one of the least likely cuts on the list, but it's a possibility."

Fantasy Impact

Vereen, who is coming off of two triceps surgeries in 2016, could become "expendable" this offseason. The Giants saw the emergence of Paul Perkins at the tails end of the regular season, which opens up the door for a possible parting ways with Vereen or Rashad Jennings, who are both veteran backs. If Vereen is cut, the Giants will save $3.7 million against the cap.

Shane Vereen placed on injured reserve

Shane Vereen has been placed in injured reserve after suffering a triceps injury.

Fantasy Impact

Vereen's season is over after being placed on IR and his fantasy season was short lived anyway. This should mean more opportunities for other Giants RBs, but I'd rather trust other options than the likes of Paul Perkins in my championship game.