Giants Fantasy News

Giants RB Shane Vereen (tricep) back to IR

Tuesday, December 20, 2016, 11:07am

ESPN - [Full Article]

New York Giants running back Shane Vereen was placed on injured reserve Tuesday for the second time this season with a triceps injury. This one ends his season.

Backup quarterback Ryan Nassib also landed on IR with an elbow injury.

Vereen, 27, had his season derailed by the triceps he originally tore in his left arm during a Week 3 loss to the Eagles. He was placed on IR and later activated prior to a Week 14 matchup with the Dallas Cowboys. He left that game early with a concussion but returned for Sunday's win over the Detroit Lions.

Related players: Bobby Rainey, Rashad Jennings, Paul Perkins

Fantasy Impact:

Vereen could be seen with his left arm dangling after he lunged for a fourth-quarter pass against the Lions. He also fumbled earlier in the contest near the goal line after being sandwiched by a pair of Lions defenders near the goal line. Bobby Rainey should see time as the team's pass catching back. Paul Perkins is trending up and split carries with Rashad Jennings last week, the first time the two split the workload. They should continue to see the bulk of the workload running the ball.

Giants Beat: Time to make Paul Perkins featured RB

Tuesday, December 20, 2016, 10:46am

NJ.com - [Full Article]

Giants RB Paul Perkins has shown that he can be an impact player, so it's time to take off the training wheels. With two games remaining in the regular season (and a likely playoff run), McAdoo needs to make Perkins the featured back.

Sunday's 17-6 win over the Lions should serve as the final piece of evidence that Perkins brings more to the offense than veteran Rashad Jennings. Perkins had 56 yards on 11 carries (5.1 ypc), while Jennings managed just 38 yards on 11 carries (2.1 ypc).

Fantasy Impact:

The story added those numbers only served to confirm the eye test. Although smaller, the 5-foot-10, 208-pound Perkins runs with more authority. He hits the hole, makes one cut and then has more elusiveness at the second level. There's evidence that Perkins' role could increase, the story also said, as Perkins and Jennings each played 25 offensive snaps on Sunday. That's the first time season that Perkins has matched Jennings' snap count in a game they both played. Jennings has played 54.2 percent of the snaps compared to 35.8 percent for Perkins since Week 7, when the backfield essentially became a two-man committee.

Giants RB Shane Vereen injures tricep again

Monday, December 19, 2016, 8:02pm

USA Today - [Full Article]

The New York Giants seemingly are heading into their quick turnaround game with the Philadelphia Eagles short-handed.

Coach Ben McAdoo disclosed Monday evening that third-down back Shane Vereen reinjured his triceps in his second game back after tearing the muscle in the third week of the season and having surgery.

"It's unfortunate," the rookie coach said. "He worked his tail off to get back to where he was, and I am disappointed for Shane."

Related players: Bobby Rainey

Fantasy Impact:

McAdoo did not know if Vereen would require surgery again, and he was not willing to say the six-year veteran would miss the rest of the season. Bobby Rainey seems likely to move into the third down, pass-catching role if Vereen is unable to play at any point.

Eagles expect back RB Darren Sproles; RB Kenjon Barner out

Monday, December 19, 2016, 4:48pm

NJ.com - [Full Article]

Running back Darren Sproles will be back when the Eagles host the Giants on Thursday Night Football.

Kenjon Barner, who replaced Spoles in Sunday's 27-26 loss to the Ravens, is out. And offensive lineman Allen Barbre, well, his status seems to be up in the air.

Sproles, who missed the loss to the Ravens while he was in concussion protocol, has been cleared according to Eagles head coach Doug Pederson.

"He's good to go,'' Pederson, who also ruled out Barner with a hamstring injury, said. "(Barner) is going to miss the game. Being Thursday night, he's not going to make back.''

Related players: Ryan Mathews, Byron Marshall

Fantasy Impact:

The Eagles have missed Sproles in the passing game as well as on punt returns. He'll also serve as a change of pace back, although Ryan Mathews is coming off an impressive performance against the Ravens. Sproles could take away carries from Byron Marshall.

Giants RB Shane Vereen expected to play

Saturday, December 17, 2016, 2:29pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

New York Giants running back Shane Vereen was cleared from the concussion protocol and is expected to play Sunday against the Detroit Lions, according to a source.

Vereen suffered a concussion in Sunday's 10-7 win over the Dallas Cowboys. It was his first game back since tearing his triceps in a Week 3 win over the Washington Redskins.

The versatile and running back was a limited participant in practice all week. He only took part in the non-contact portions of the workouts.

Related players: Rashad Jennings, Paul Perkins, Bobby Rainey

Fantasy Impact:

Vereen will have to battle Jennings and Perkins for carries but should resume his role as the team's third down back ahead of Rainey. Vereen is much safer in deeper PPR leagues.

Friday, December 16, 2016, 6:08pm

Lions QB Matthew Stafford (finger\right hand) took full practice reps all week. Stafford should be fine to play through the finger injury. It’s not a good matchup against the Giants, so Stafford is a dicey start this week.

Friday, December 16, 2016, 6:08pm

Giants RB Shane Vereen (concussion, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 15. Vereen will have to make it through the league’s concussion protocol to play this week.

Thursday, December 15, 2016, 7:16pm

Lions QB Matthew Stafford (finger/right hand) took full practice reps again Thursday. Stafford should be fine to play through the finger injury. It’s not a good matchup against the Giants, so Stafford is a dicey start this week.

Thursday, December 15, 2016, 7:16pm

Giants RB Shane Vereen (concussion) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Vereen will have to make it through the league’s concussion protocol to play this week.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 7:07pm

Lions QB Matthew Stafford (finger/right hand) practiced fully Wednesday. Stafford should be fine to play through the finger injury. It’s not a good matchup against the Giants, so Stafford is a dicey start this week.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 7:07pm

Giants RB Shane Vereen (concussion) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Vereen will have to make it through the league’s concussion protocol to play this week.

Giants RB Shane Vereen in concussion protocol

Monday, December 12, 2016, 5:17pm

NJ.com - [Full Article]

Giants running back Shane Vereen's comeback was brief.

Vereen returned to the lineup in Sunday's 10-7 win over the Cowboys after spending the previous nine games on injured reserve with a torn triceps. But Vereen lasted only three plays on Sunday before leaving with a concussion.

The Giants announced a few minutes later that Vereen was out for the game with a concussion. Coach Ben McAdoo stated that Vereen is in the NFL's concussion protocol during his teleconference on Monday afternoon.

Related players: Paul Perkins, Rashad Jennings, Bobby Rainey

Fantasy Impact:

Vereen's lone touch came on a 10-yard catch early in the second quarter. His head was driven in to the turf on a tackle by Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick. Vereen appeared woozy when he got up and he immediately left the game. The Giants had hoped Vereen could inject some life into their struggling offense. All three of his snaps on Sunday came on third down. Bobby Rainey took Vereen's spot in the two-minute offense late in the first half, while Rashad Jennings and Paul Perkins played the majority of snaps at running back.

Caldwell: QB Matthew Stafford (finger) will play Week 15

Monday, December 12, 2016, 12:52pm

MLive.com - [Full Article]

Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell rarely begins his news conferences with an opening statement. But he had one Monday.

Yes, Matthew Stafford injured his finger. Yes, he will play on Sunday against the New York Giants. No, don't ask him about it.

"He did have an issue with his finger, there's no question," Caldwell said. "He's going to be able to play in the next game, he's going to practice and those things."

Fantasy Impact:

The story pointed out that one complicating factor could be the weather. This is Detroit's first and only cold-weather game of the year, at the Giants, and freezing temperatures could affect anybody's ability to grip the football. And that's especially true of a quarterback who struggled to grip the football indoors because of a dislocated finger. Early forecasts have temps in the low to mid 40s as highs for next Sunday.

Giants RB Shane Vereen suffers concussion

Sunday, December 11, 2016, 9:49pm

NBC Sports

Giants RB Shane Vereen left Sunday night's game against the Cowboys with a concussion, according to the broadcast.

Fantasy Impact:

Vereen just returned from IR because of a triceps injury and appeared to hit his head on the turf before leaving the game. The Giants were hoping he'd give a nice boost to the offense as a pass catching, change of pace back. Paul Perkins, Bobby Rainey and Rashad Jennings will go back to handing the RB duties, and of course, Vereen will enter the league's protocol putting his status for next week in question.

Sunday, December 11, 2016, 7:20pm

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