Giants Beat: RB Shane Vereen 'not just going to be a third-down back' - [Full Article]

Get ready for a lot of Shane Vereen, the versatile running back signed as a free agent this offseason. Vereen seemed to find his way onto the field constantly, and was catching pass after pass. He's not just going to be a third-down back.

"He can be a quarterback's best friend in a way in the passing game," McAdoo said.

Remember, the Giants like to pass on first, second and third down these days.

Fantasy Impact: 

Vereen’s arrival in New York puts a dent in the fantasy value of both Rashad Jennings and Andre Williams. Vereen has always been a factor in PPR formats, and the Giants have shown a willingness to utilize their running backs in the passing game (e.g. Tiki Barber) under HC Tom Coughlin. Vereen should post solid RB3 numbers in PPR formats, provided he stays healthy.

Filed Under: 2015, Preseason

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