Shane Vereen
RB NYG (8)
11 hours ago

Vereen carried 11 times for 67 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 29-27 loss to the Redskins. He added a pair of catches on five targets for another 28 yards and lost a fumble for the second straight game.

EDGE Analysis

Starting in place of the injured Rashad Jennings (thumb), Vereen was quite effective running the ball, as he averaged over six yards per carry and found the end zone on the first drive of the game. He uncharacteristically failed to make a huge impact in the passing game, but the five looks he received were tied for third on the team. Vereen's fumble opened the door for Orleans Darkwa so see additional work, as the latter finished with 10 carries for 53 yards and a touchdown of his own. It remains to be seen if Jennings will miss next week's road game versus the Vikings, but if he does, a timeshare between Vereen and Darkwa will likely be in order.

Shane Vereen
RB NYG (8)
18 hours ago

Vereen will start at running back for the absent Rashad Jennings (thumb) against the Redskins on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

A consistent threat as a pass-catching back, Vereen received expanded reps on the ground in Week 2 due to Rashad Jennings' thumb injury. While his 14 carries translated to a measly 42 yards, Vereen is seemingly in line for a three-down workload. If he's able to fend off Orleans Darkwa and rookie Paul Perkins, Vereen could receive 20-plus touches for only the second time in his five-plus seasons as a professional (also, Week 1 of the 2013 campaign).

Shane Vereen
RB NYG (8)
24 hours ago

With Rashad Jennings out, Vereen should be in line for more early-down work.

EDGE Analysis

Orleans Darkwa will also be in the mix, but it was Vereen who filled in for Jennings in the second half of Week 2.

Shane Vereen
RB NYG (8)
1 week ago

Vereen had 14 carries for 42 yards and three catches for 24 yards Sunday against the Saints. He also lost a fumble.

EDGE Analysis

Vereen, who had only 61 carries in 16 games all last year, oddly had more carries than starter Rashad Jennings. It's unclear whether Vereen will get more work on the ground going forward, but there's some PPR upside if he sees 100-plus carries to go along with his usual pass-catching workload.

Shane Vereen
RB NYG (8)
2 weeks ago

Vereen rushed for 38 yards on six carries and added 23 yards on three catches in Sunday's win over Dallas.

EDGE Analysis

Vereen's nine touches were exactly half that of starter Rashad Jennings. Expect Vereen to stay in that range for the remainder of the season. He exceeded 10 touches just three times in 2015. His role is that of the pass-catching scat back and so his value is volatile week-to-week depending on how often he is used. Vereen topped 80 total yards just three time last season, scoring four times -all through the air.

Shane Vereen
RB NYG (8)
1 month ago

Vereen rushed six times for 11 yards and caught two passes (on two targets) for 18 yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Jets.

EDGE Analysis

Vereen tied starting running back Rashad Jennings in leading the Giants with six carries Saturday, but like Jennings, found very little room to run. As a whole, the Giants' starting offense failed to produce, but Vereen's team-leading eight touches is at least encouraging. While Jennings should see most of the heavy lifting, Vereen represents a versatile alternative going into this season.

Shane Vereen
RB NYG (8)
2 months 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)
9 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)
9 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)
9 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.