Shane Vereen

Shane Vereen

Height: 5' 10"Weight: 205 lbsAge: 28College: CaliforniaDrafted: #56 (2nd Rd. by New England)

Week 15 Outlook

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Week Rank (ECR) RB #67
Projection 2.6 pts


Shane Vereen has a larger presence against Cowboys

Shane Vereen saw nine total touches, tying the most he's had all season, during the Giants' 30-10 loss to the Cowboys. Vereen had six carries for 23 yards and three catches for 24 yards.

Fantasy Impact

Vereen was used a bit more heavily, especially as a runner, than usual with starter Orleans Darkwa playing in just 19 snaps. Vereen on the other hand played in 24 snaps. Still, Vereen is clearly the no. 3 runner in the RB pecking order.

Shane Vereen totals 10 yards against Oakland Raiders

Shane Vereen caught three passes for 13 yards on Sunday and carried the ball just once for -3 yards.

Fantasy Impact

The veteran receiving back has been an afterthought in the Giants' offense all season long and that continued on Sunday against the Raiders. Geno Smith pushed the ball toward his receivers and rookie TE Evan Engram and Vereen failed to see many looks as both a receiver and runner.

Shane Vereen sees the ball four times in Thursday night loss

Shane Vereen managed just four touches during the Giants' 20-10 loss against Washington on Thanksgiving. Vereen carried the ball three times for 18 yards and had one reception for nine yards.

Fantasy Impact

Vereen continues to have very little impact in the Giants' dreadful offense. As a run-focused team, New York has taken to using more effective between the tackles runners in Darkwa and Gallman over a receiving back like Vereen.

Shane Vereen has slight output against Chiefs

Shane Vereen accounted for 28 total yards in a win against Kansas City. The veteran back carried the ball twice for 13 yards and caught three passes for 15 yards.

Fantasy Impact

Vereen's impact is not great on the Giants' offense, especially as Offensive Coordinator Mike Sullivan has implemented a gameplan centered around keeping the ball on the ground. With fewer passing opportunities, Vereen finds himself unable to contribute in a significant way.

Shane Vereen totals 38 yards in 31-21 loss

Shane Vereen saw more action than he had in recent weeks but even then, the veteran back only managed 38 total yards. He ran the ball five times for 11 yards and caught four passes for 27 yards.

Fantasy Impact

Vereen is perhaps only worth storing on the bench in very deep leagues but even then, his potential is small. The Giants do not see him as a real option through the air, with Evan Engram and Sterling Shepard getting the bulk of the work in the passing game.