Shane Vereen Fantasy News

LeGarrette Blount signs two-year deal with Steelers
Friday, March 28, 2014, 3:53pm

Aaron Wilson on Twitter - [Full Article]

LeGarrette Blount has agreed to a two-year deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to league sources.

Fantasy Impact:

Blount should still be behind Le'Veon Bell which means he falls into handcuff status in Pittsburgh. In New England, the workload is down to Stevan Ridley, Shane Vereen and Brandon Bolden. We all know the problems Ridley had keeping the ball, so it will be interesting to see if he's once again given the job to earn the early-down carries. Vereen will continue to take away limited rushes while being a major contributor in the passing game.

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Bucs plan to use a 'one-two punch' in backfield
Friday, January 17, 2014, 12:00pm

The Tampa Tribune - [Full Article]

Unlike former head coach Greg Schiano, who preferred to give the bulk of the carries to a single back such as Doug Martin, new OC Jeff Tedford plans to use a two- and maybe even three-back scheme that constantly forces defenses to adjust to his personnel.

“When I was at (the University of California) we were always very fortunate to have two very good backs, whether it was J.J. Arrington and Marshawn Lynch or Lynch and Justin Forsett, or Lynch and Jahvid Best or Jahvid Best and Shane Vereen,’’ Tedford said Wednesday.

“We really had a good one-two punch in the backfield there and I think that’s what you need. For one guy to carry the load the whole time, especially as physical as this level is, is a lot. So (we’re looking) to have two and probably three backs that can provide different things for you.’’

Fantasy Impact:

We don't have to read between the lines to see that Martin may not get the workhorse-type touches that he received in his first season. Still, he'll very likely be the lead back and hold 2nd/3rd round value heading into 2014 fantasy drafts.

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Vereen, Dobson, Thompkins active for Patriots
Sunday, December 29, 2013, 3:23pm

Patriots Inactives
Chris Barker G
Steve Beauharnais ILB
Jake Bequette DE
Josh Boyce WR
Alfonzo Dennard CB
Devin McCourty FS
Isaac Sopoaga NT

Fantasy Impact:

The Patriots will have all their remaining offensive weapons for this one, with Aaron Dobson, Shane Vereen & Kenbrell Thompkins actives.

Saturday, December 28, 2013, 11:53am

ESPN Boston - [Full Article]

ESPN Boston expects Shane Vereen to be inactive:

The running back was held out of last Sunday's win after leaving with a groin injury, and if this was the playoffs, he'd be ready to go.

Fantasy Impact:

The possibility of the team holding him back as a precaution makes some sense. This is a late afternoon game so if you planned to play Vereen, you should have a backup plan.

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Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 12:07pm

Field Yates on Twitter - [Full Article]

Pats RB Shane Vereen (groin) is present at the Tuesday walk through.

Fantasy Impact:

It could mean he has a chance to play Week 17 after getting hurt (groin) last week and not returning.

Saturday, December 21, 2013, 8:19pm

Mike Reiss on Twitter - [Full Article]

WR Kenbrell Thompkins (hip) has been downgraded to out.

Fantasy Impact:

Aaron Dobson is questionable, but the big three of Danny Amendola, Julian Edelman and Shane Vereen should see most of the targets against the Ravens this week.

Saturday, December 21, 2013, 8:16pm

MassLive.com - [Full Article]

Patriots WR Aaron Dobson is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens, but this may be the week he returns to action.

The rookie wide receiver traveled with the Patriots to Baltimore, according to a source, making it possible that his three-week absence due to a foot sprain comes to an end Sunday. While there is no guarantee that he plays, it's worth noting that Dobson did not travel with the Patriots for last week's game against the Miami Dolphins.

Fantasy Impact:

Dobson would be a risky fantasy play. He'll still see targets behind Danny Amendola, Julian Edelman and Shane Vereen.

WRs Dobson, Thompkins ruled OUT for Patriots
Saturday, December 14, 2013, 8:54pm

Shalise Manza Young on Twitter - [Full Article]

Patriots announce WRs Aaron Dobson (foot) and Kenbrell Thompkins (hip) have been downgraded to OUT for tomorrow's game.

Fantasy Impact:

It looks like we'll be seeing a lot of Shane Vereen, Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola in the passing game. Josh Boyce and maybe even Austin Collie will see some looks as well.

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