Shane Vereen, RB, Patriots
|RB - #24||NE||Probable||4 years||25||5'9||205||@ShaneVereen34|
2013 Outlook: Quality BackupLast updated on Sep-10-2013 by Daniel Kalles
Update September 10, 2013 - Patriots announced they placed RB Shane Vereen on Injured Reserve with a designation to return.
Update September 9, 2013 - After having a great game in week 1, helping the Pats come back against the Bills, Vereen will miss at least 2-3 games due to a broken bone in his wrist. He gutted it out during the game, but will now miss time after having surgery. Keep him stashed on your bench.
Going into training camp Shane Vereen looks to be the clear cut 3rd down/passing down running back replacing starter Stevan Ridley in those situations. This job was done by Danny Woodhead last season, but he wasn't brought back this season, leaving open a greater opportunity for Vereen. While Vereen didn't do much last season, he showed what he can do in Woodhead's role, when he replaced the injured Woodhead in the divisional playoff round, rushing for 41 yards and a TD as well as 5 receptions for 83 yards and 2 TDs. In a high powered offense like the Patriots, it is worth having 3rd down backs and handcuffs, because if they get a chance to play there is lots of opportunity to put up good fantasy numbers. Additionally, with the departures of Welker, Woodhead and Hernandez, there's a whole lot of balls to go around in this offense. He and Ammendola should be the primary beneficiaries. There's a lot to like about Shane Vereen this year. We highly suggest you add him to your roster in PPR leagues after the sixth round. He's startable due to his pass catching ability, however in the event Ridley were to have an injury, Vereen becomes a Top 10 back.
2013 Mock Draft Results
2013 FFToolbox Staff Mock Draft #1
June 18th, 2013
|8.06||FFToolbox - Cindie Crain - This pick looks even better today now that it appears that Aaron Hernandez is looking at significant legal troubles in the immediate future. Couple that with Gronkowski's injury history and I think Shane Vereen might be my best pick of the draft thus far.|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #2
July 2nd 2013
|7.01||FFToolbox - Vereen is a guy that's been skyrocketing up draft boards all summer. I've seen him as early as a late 4th round pick in some of the high stakes drafts. With questions to Gronk, the loss of both Hernandez and Welker, I think Vereen has the most to gain.|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #1
June 25th, 2013
|7.02||CBSSports - My second gamble pick. This might seem early for Vereen, but he's one of my favorite players this year. Even though Stevan Ridley is the starter, Vereen is going to get plenty of touches as he replaces Danny Woodhead. With the Patriots needing help in their receiving corps, Vereen is a strong candidate to help out. He could easily reach 1,000 total yards and seven touchdowns, which is how many Woodhead scored last year. He's going to surprise a lot of people this season with how he plays.|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #3
July 9th, 2013
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