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34 Shane Vereen RB

New England Patriots

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
92%39%
Key Stats
GPAttYdsAvgTDsFum
16963914.120

Player Updates

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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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Fantasy Analysis | 1419218258
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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Shane Vereen, Brandon Bolden each chip in for LeGarrette Blount
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

With LeGarrette Blount sidelined with a shoulder injury, Patriots running backs Shane Vereen and Brandon Bolden did most of the heavy lifting on the ground against the Jets in Week 16.

Bolden only carried the ball five times for 32 yards, averaging 6.4 yards per attempt. Vereen was more involved, as he rushed for 38 yards on six carries. He also caught one of two targets for 12 yards in a 30-14 victory.

New England will face Buffalo in Week 17.

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Patriots' Shane Vereen, Brandon LaFell ready to roll Sunday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Patriots running back Shane Vereen (ankle) and wide receiver Brandon LaFell (shoulder) were officially ruled active for Sunday's divisional clash against the Jets. Both players entered the week as questionable to to injuries.

New England is a 9 1/2-point favorite on the road against New York.

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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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