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Running Back, New England Patriots

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Draft: 2011 Round 2 (24)
College: California
Ht: 5’9”  Wt: 205 DOB: 1989-03-02 Age: 25
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#50 6 13.10

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G GS Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FFPts FFPts/G
2011 NE 5 0 15 57 3.8 1 0 0 0 - 0 11.7 2.3
2012 NE 11 0 62 251 4.0 3 13 8 149 18.6 1 64.0 5.8
2012 (Projected) NE     95 456 4.8 3   11 77 7.0 0 71.3  

2014 Outlook
Depth Chart
Taken in the 2nd round of the 2011 draft, Vereen was expected to earn a role in the Patriots backfield committee last season but nagging injuries caused him to miss time in training camp and throughout the season. At seasonís end, he had accumulated just 15 rushes for 57 yards and a score in five games. Fellow rookie Stevan Ridley surpassed him on the depth chart and Vereen enters 2012 competing with Danny Woodhead and Joseph Addai for the role as Ridleyís backup and as a pass receiving threat out of the backfield. Since we can all assume that New England will use each player in a situational role, Vereen will need to clearly beat out Woodhead and Addai to earn 8-10 touches a game and that seems unlikely. Woodhead has been productive in limited opportunities during his two years with the team and will likely approach the six touches per game he had last season. While Vereen is clearly the player to own rather than Woodhead or Addai given his upside, he also clearly ranks behind Ridley. He is a late round pick in redraft formats and has more value as a prospect in dynasty leagues.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Stevan Ridley
RB2RB2 Shane Vereen
RB3RB3 Brandon Bolden
RB4RB4 James White
RB5FB1 James Develin
Patriots Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Rookie RB James White impressive in camp     -- Mon Jul 28 4:50 pm --

Fourth-rounder more than just a receiving back
In the first few days of camp, itís been clear that rookie RB James White has exceptional skills and moves with the confidence of a veteran. The Patriots obviously have been making an effort to see what White can and can not do, giving him an abundance of reps over other rookies as well as veteran Brandon Bolden. While White was once viewed strictly as a pass receiving back in the mold of Shane Vereen (something Patriots RB coach Ivan Fears told me was off base during minicamp), he is quickly becoming one of the campís top phenoms and is the teamís leading rookie. (Boston.com)

FF Today's Take: As the backup to both Montee Ball and Melvin Gordon at Wisconsin, White didn't generate a lot of hype around draft time despite posting two 1,000-yard rushing seasons. ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss recently predicted White would be on the field for more than 20 percent of the Patriots' offensive snaps this season and it isn't hard to imagine that happening behind fumble-prone Stevan Ridley and injury-prone Vereen.

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