Shane Vereen, RB, Patriots: Fantasy Football Outlook
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Shane Vereen, RB, Patriots

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight Twitter
RB - #13 46.79 NE Probable 4 years 25 5'9 205 @ShaneVereen34
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2014 Outlook: Solid/Safe Pick

Last updated on Jul-08-2014 by Daniel Kalles

IT'S REALLY HAPPENING: Look for Shane Vereen to be the leader in the Patriots' backfield this season. Despite only playing in eight games last season, he played almost as many snaps as Stevan Ridley. Vereen's value jumps up big time in PPR leagues as he caught 47 passes in eight contests (good enough for just under six receptions per game). The Patriots have a history of going with the hot hand at RB, but the offense moved much better when Vereen was healthy; as long as he stays healthy, the former Cal running back should be a Top 20 running back.

Latest Update

Dec-20-14 Report: Patriots WR Julian Edelman will not play Sunday

It's not a very long trip from the New England area to MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, but the Boston Herald's Jeff Howe has been told by a couple of sources that Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman didn't make that trip with his teammates on Saturday. Edelman suffered a concussion at some point in the past week, possibly during practice. Although he was still able to practice in limited fashion throughout the week, he didn't complete the league's concussion protocol before the team departed. Edelman will miss his first game since 2012.

Fantasy Analysis:

We're so used to the Patriots listing players as questionable even though they are relatively fine, so this news kind of caught me off guard. It's a tough loss for the Patriots and fantasy owners as Edelman had a very nice matchup against the Jets on tap. As it is, the Patriots will lean on Brandon LaFell and Danny Amendola out wide. Running back Shane Vereen, who caught two receiving TDs when the Patriots hosted the Jets in Week 7, may also have a larger role in the passing game.

FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors

12/20 - Report: Patriots WR Julian Edelman will not play Sunday Injury
11/23 - Patriots RB Jonas Gray expected to split carries after oversleeping and missing Friday practice
11/23 - Newly acquired Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount to split carries with Jonas Gray

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2014 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 21
4.02 FFToolbox - Scott - 90 catches is a real possibility for this back. If that's the case, even with limited carries, he finishes Top 10.
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 14
July 14, 2014
3.08 #28 World Ranked - Vereen averaged close to 10 targets per game last year. If healthy, he should be an RB1.
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