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34 Shane Vereen RB

New England Patriots

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
91%33%
Key Stats
GPAttYdsAvgTDsFum
16963914.120

Player Updates

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Report: Patriots RB Shane Vereen looking for $5M per year
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

Whether the Patriots are able to hang onto running back Shane Vereen or not, it looks like his price tag is set.

According to a the Boston Herald, Vereen is looking for a contract worth $5 million per season. Vereen apparently prefers to stay in New England, though his current price tag might force the Patriots to let him walk when March 10 rolls around.

As a running back with a specialized role in New England's offense, Vereen ran for 391 yards and two touchdowns on 96 carries and caught 52 passes for 447 yards and three touchdowns. 

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Patriots RB Vereen: 'Different ending' if Seahawks run Lynch
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

Much of the country had the same thought following the Seahawks' final offensive play against the Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX. That was that if running back Marshawn Lynch was given the ball from inside the 1-yard line, the game and season's championship would have gone to Seattle.

Instead, the Seahawks ran a passing play which was picked off by Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler.

Appearing on the NFL Network's NFL AM on Monday, Patriots running back Shane Vereen admitted the outcome of what was a thrilling Super Bowl may have been different if Lynch got the ball in that moment.

"I think it's a different game, I think it's a different ending," Vereen said. "When I was on the sideline, and I saw where they had the ball in the situation, we were trying to get some plays together for the offense to try and get at least a field goal to tie the thing up. So my focus was mainly more on that, 'cause I definitely thought they were going to hand it to him and he was gonna punch it in."

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Patriots running game does nothing win over Baltimore
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com

Patriots running backs Brandon Bolden, Shane Vereen and LeGarrette Blount were unable to get going in New England's 35-31 win over the Ravens Saturday.

Between the three, they total seven carries for 14 yards. Quarterback Tom Brady had the only rushing touchdown for the Patriots.

New England did not give a handoff to a running back in the second half.

Vereen had four catches for 39 yards and Bolden one catch for 11.

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Patriots list lengthy injury report for final regular season game
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

The Patriots listed 18 players on its final injury report for Week 17 against Buffalo. Quarterback Tom Brady (ankle) was the only player on the report listed as probable, while running back Jonas Gray (ankle) and cornerback Alfonzo Dennard (hamstring) were ruled out. The rest were deemed questionable.

The others include long snapper Danny Aiken (finger), cornerback Kyle Arrington (hamstring), running back LeGarrette Blount (shoulder), cornerback Brandon Browner (groin), linebacker Jamie Collins, offensive lineman Dan Connolly (knee), wide receiver Julian Edelman (thigh, concussion), offensive lineman Cameron Fleming (ankle), linebacker Dont'a Hightower (shoulder), defensive end Chandler Jones (hip), wide receiver Brandon LaFell (shoulder), defensive end Rob Ninkovich (heel), running back Shane Vereen (ankle), offensive tackle Sebastian Vollmer and linebacker Chris White (ankle).

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Patriots' backfield remains an enigma
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

LeGarrette Blount was out for Week 16 at the Jets with a shoulder injury, which meant surely the Patriots would make Jonas Gray their go-to running back. After all, he had a 200-yard, four-touchdown game earlier this season and finally got out of coach Bill Belichick's doghouse with 11 carries for 62 yards last week.

Wrong again.

Gray was the Patriots' only running back to score a touchdown in Week 16, plunging in from 1 yard out in the fourth quarter, but to say he was the go-to back would be disingenuous. He and Shane Vereen tied for the team lead in carries with six, but Brandon Bolden also had five. And Vereen and Bolden were both more productive with their carries, averaging 6.3 yards and 6.4 yards, respectively, than Gray was with his, averaging 0.8 yards.

And then there's the fact that Vereen is far and away the best pass-catcher of the three, but he was hardly involved in the passing game on a quiet day for quarterback Tom Brady.

So basically, you wouldn't have gone right with any of Blount's three replacements, and considering they were all equally involved, you have to wonder how they'll impact Blount's role if he returns Week 17 against Buffalo. Given that it's a tough matchup anyway, you might just want to avoid every Patriots running back.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.AttYdsLgTD
19/7/14MIA736111
29/14/14MIN640120
39/21/14OAK720110
49/29/14KC82690
510/5/14CIN990190
610/12/14BUF5420
710/16/14NYJ1143170
810/26/14CHI522110
911/2/14DEN112990
1111/16/14IND118180
1211/23/14DET81290
1311/30/14GB3630
1412/7/14SD1110
1512/14/14MIA6531
1612/21/14NYJ638150
1712/28/14BUF2110
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Rushing
YearTeamGGSAttYdsAvgLgTD20+1st
2011New England Patriots5015573.819102
2012New England Patriots131622514.0163015
2013New England Patriots81442084.7211210
2014New England Patriots166963914.1192015
TOTAL4282179074.2217242
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2011New England Patriots5000---00000
2012New England Patriots131814918.6831116
2013New England Patriots81474279.15032125
2014New England Patriots166524478.64934124
TOTAL42810710239.68377355
Kick Returns
YearTeamGNoYdsAvgLgTD40+
2011New England Patriots500---000
2012New England Patriots1300---000
2013New England Patriots836622.02400
2014New England Patriots1600---000
TOTAL4236622.02400
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2011New England Patriots510.010000.0000
2012New England Patriots1311.000000.0000
2013New England Patriots800.000000.0000
2014New England Patriots1611.000000.0000
TOTAL4232.010000.0000
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2011New England Patriots500000000
2012New England Patriots1311000000
2013New England Patriots810000000
2014New England Patriots1600000000
TOTAL4221000000
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-10/205
Birthdate:
3/2/1989
Age:
25
Hometown:
Valencia, CA, USA
School:
California
NFL Experience:
4
Awards:
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