Shane Vereen
Shane Vereen

Shane Vereen

New York Giants
Note from FantasyPros Staff
Wed, Jul 13th 5:34pm EDT
Vareen is much like many of the other pass-catching backs in fantasy football. He will pretty consistently put up five or six points, but he will never get enough touches to be worth starting. Even if Rashad Jennings goes down, he will have to fend off Paul Perkins, Orleans Darkwa and Andre Williams. You are better off looking elsewhere.

Shane Vereen managed just 29 total yards (11 yards rushing on six attempts combined with 18 yards on two receptions) against the Jets in the Giants' third pre-season game on Saturday. Much like Rashad Jennings, to Vereen's defense, the entire Giants' starting offense looked horrible against the Jets' defense.

Fantasy Impact: The Giants' starting offensive line looked totally over-matched against the Jets' starting defense. Although the Giants were without OT Justin Pugh, the OL could again be an issue in 2016 making things difficult for the run and Eli Manning. Expectations regarding the Giants' running game may need to be tempered. Vereen projects as nothing more than a low-end RB2/Flex option in PPR leagues. In standard formats, Vereen is best left undrafted.

Category: Game Recaps


WalterFootball | Aug 26th
Rashad Jennings is the lead back, and Paul Perkins has many of the same skills as Vereen, but Jennings is a capable receiving back if given a chance
Win My Fantasy League | Aug 11th
The Giants backfield is a mess and Vereen should be no more than a 6-10 touch per game player.
The NY Times | Aug 10th
Role limited to passing down specialist.