Vereen had four carries for four yards and caught two of his four targets for 12 yards against the Patriots Sunday. 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.
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. 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.
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. 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.
Giants running back Shane 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. 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.
Vereen had four carries for zero yards and hauled in just one of his four targets for six yards. It was an awful game for the Giants offense after the opening drive, and Vereen's production reflected that. Expect him to be in his usual third-down role next week against the Cowboys.
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