Shane Vereen
RB NYG (8)
2 weeks ago

Vereen will reprise his role as the team's primary pass-catching back in 2016.

EDGE Analysis

Rashad Jennings will see most of the early-down work, but Vereen is locked in on third downs and should eclipse 50 receptions again if he stays healthy. Should something happen to Jennings, however, there's little chance Vereen would see a significantly larger role. He'd likely remain the third-down option while Paul Perkins or one of the other candidates took over. That makes Vereen mainly useful in full PPR formats only.

Shane Vereen
RB NYG (8)
8 months ago

Vereen caught two of five targets for 21 yards and added a three-yard rush in Sunday's loss to the Vikings.

EDGE Analysis

Last week's 12-touch game appears to have been an exception, not a rule, as it is the only contest out of the past six in which Vereen has recored double-digit touches. It's been feast or famine all season for the shifty, pass-catching back, with three eight-catch games on the season, but eight games of two or fewer receptions. The Giants close out the season against a deflated Eagles team that is rudderless on defense. Vereen could make an impact if he were to see enough touches - but that's too big of an if to count on.

Shane Vereen
RB NYG (8)
8 months ago

Vereen carried four times for 29 yards in Sunday's loss to the Panthers. He also snagged eight of 10 targets for 43 yards and a touchdown.

EDGE Analysis

The game flow Sunday played out perfectly for Vereen, as the Giants fell behind big and turned to the pass-catching back to help climb out of the hole. Vereen has flashed at times this season, but his specific role in the offense limits his usage and upside from week to week. The flow of the game will likely dictate his role once again in Week 16 against the Vikings.

Shane Vereen
RB NYG (8)
8 months ago

Vereen caught one of his two targets for 10 yards and had one carry for no yards Monday night against the Dolphins.

EDGE Analysis

The Giants leaned heavily on Rashad Jennings and Vereen didn't see many snaps. Perhaps Vereen will have a bigger role against the Panthers in Week 15 given the likely game-flow.

Shane Vereen
RB NYG (8)
9 months ago

Vereen rushed four times for 13 yards and caught two of three targets for seven receiving yards Sunday against the Jets.

EDGE Analysis

Vereen was never expected to make a big impact rushing the ball, but he hasn't done much as a receiver over the last four weeks either, failing to reach even 30 receiving yards. With the Giants splitting the backfield touches between Vereen, Rashad Jennings, Andre Williams and Orleans Darkwa, there's little upside to be seen.

Shane Vereen
RB NYG (8)
9 months ago

Vereen caught four passes off of five targets for 21 yards in Sunday's loss to Washington. He added two carries for 15 yards.

EDGE Analysis

Vereen has now caught at least four passes in three of the Giants' past four games. He has failed to find the end zone for the second consectuive game, however, after scoring three touchdowns during a five-game stretch. The Giants' deep stable of backs makes it difficult for any member to be a legitimate fantasy contributor. Vereen's 40 receptions on the season likely makes him the most reliable of the bunch, particuarly in PPR leagues.

Shane Vereen
RB NYG (8)
9 months ago

Vereen had four carries for four yards and caught two of his four targets for 12 yards against the Patriots Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

The matchup would have seemed to favor Vereen who operates mostly on passing downs, but his production was modest. Usually it's best to avoid the Giants running game, given the four-headed monster it employs.

Shane Vereen
RB NYG (8)
10 months ago

Vereen caught four passes off of four targets for 29 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over Tampa Bay. He added 14 yards on the ground on six carries.

EDGE Analysis

Though the Giants' backfield suffers from a case of too many cooks, Vereen continues to be the bunch's most consistent performer due to his ability to catch the ball out of the backfield. Vereen has caught at least four passes in five of New York's nine games and has topped 50 total yards four times. His 34 catches rank third on the team and his three touchdowns, all receiving, are tied for second on the squad.

Shane Vereen
RB NYG (8)
10 months ago

Vereen gained just three yards on two carries, but turned nine targets into eight receptions for 60 yards and a touchdown Sunday in New Orleans.

EDGE Analysis

The Giants use Vereen primarily as a receiver out of the backfield, so it wasn't surprising to see him reel in one of Eli Manning's six touchdowns in this one. The former Patriot has cemented his role in New York's offense, and is especially valuable in PPR formats. The more the Giants throw, the better for Vereen owners.

Shane Vereen
RB NYG (8)
10 months ago

Vereen ran four times for a season-high 56 yards and caught just 1-of-3 targets for six yards in Sunday's 27-20 win over the Cowboys.

EDGE Analysis

Vereen ripped off a season-best 39 yard run at one point, but was unproductive as a pass catcher for the second straight game. On the other hand, the Giants barely had the ball Sunday, as Eli Manning completed just 13-of-24 passes for 170 yards. He's can be a major asset in PPR formats, but it's hard to predict when he'll see touches in the passing game. Next week, he and the Giants will travel to New Orleans to play the Saints.