Shane Vereen Fantasy News
Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 6:44pm
The Patriots have added LeGarrette Blount and Leon Washington to their backfield mix this offseason, but replacing Danny Woodhead's role in the passing game and on third down appears to be Shane Vereen's job to lose.
Considering his late-season production and the fact that Danny Woodhead is out of the way, Vereen's prospects are looking good. He gained at least 38 total yards in six of his last nine games and scored three TDs in that span. We currently have him ranked as the #31 RB in standard formats and #24 in PPR. Woodhead quietly finished as fantasy football's #25 RB in 2012, so Vereen could post similar numbers if given the same workload.
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Patriots acquire LeGarrette Blount
Sunday, April 28, 2013, 12:21pm
Saturday, the Bucs got Demps in a swap of running backs, sending LeGarrette Blount to Foxborough in exchange for Demps and a seventh-round draft pick.
Shane Vereen's playing time to "spike" in 2013
Sunday, March 17, 2013, 1:23pm
This is not a great leap considering Vereen's late-season production and the fact that Danny Woodhead is out of the way. Vereen gained at least 38 total yards in six of his last nine games and scored three TDs in that span. If he gets all of Woodhead's touches (not a crazy proposition if you split Brandon Bolden's 58 touches in 2012 between Bolden and Leon Washington) Vereen would be looking at around 135 carries (540 yards at 4.0 YPC) and 45 catches (468 yards at 10.4 YPC -- Woodhead's average over the last two seasons). With an estimated six TDs (one less than Woodhead in 2012), Vereen is looking at around 137 fantasy points in standard formats, which would have been good for a #23 RB ranking in 2012. Vereen appears to have fringe RB2 value heading into 2013 in standard formats. His value will be a bit higher in PPR formats if he gets most of the passing down work.
Chargers sign Danny Woodhead for two years
Friday, March 15, 2013, 2:14pm
Woodhead is very good in the passing game and is an underrated runner (4.8 YPC). He's likely to serve as the Chargers' third-down back, which will put a dent in the value of Ryan Mathews. As for the Patriots, they'll move forward with the emerging Shane Vereen and the recently signed Leon Washington at RB behind Stevan Ridley.
Friday, March 15, 2013, 12:06pm
The Patriots added some speed to their offensive arsenal yesterday.
The Pats could use Washington for depth purposes if Shane Vereen continues to emerge the way he did late last season.
Monday, January 28, 2013, 2:45pm
Patriots RB Danny Woodhead once again was the change-of-pace back, and the Patriots' most well-rounded backfield player. He found a role in the Patriots’ up-tempo, spread attack and was the same reliable player he’s become known as. Shane Vereen has similar skills to Woodhead, but was not able to consistently get on the field for the Patriots. He flashed dynamic athleticism, speed and pass-catching ability in playing just less than 13 percent of the snaps this season. With Woodhead set to become a free agent, Vereen could be in line for a larger role next season.
Woodhead would seem to be on the team’s radar for a return, but could be lured elsewhere in free agency.
Danny Woodhead should be available for AFC Championship
Monday, January 14, 2013, 1:40pm
Hernandez, Lloyd, Welker active for Patriots
Monday, December 10, 2012, 7:17pm
Despite their usual questionable tags, Aaron Hernandez, Brandon Lloyd & Wes Welker are active as expected for the Patriots. RB Brandon Bolden just came off of suspension and is also active. He was working as RB2 before the suspension but it's hard to see him playing ahead of Shane Vereen tonight.
Monday, December 10, 2012, 5:52pm
We'll find out around 7PM EST if Bolden is active tonight. He was working ahead of Shane Vereen before the suspension, but will likely be 3rd or 4th on the depth chart to close out the season.
Brandon Bolden suspended four games
Friday, November 9, 2012, 4:53pm