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Running Back, New York Giants

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Draft: 2011 Round 2 (24)
College: California
Ht: 5’9”  Wt: 205 DOB: 1989-03-02 Age: 27
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#50 6 13.10

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

2016 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 season’s 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 Ridley’s 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 Rashad Jennings
RB2RB2 Bobby Rainey
RB3RB3 Paul Perkins
RB4RB4 Orleans Darkwa
RB5RB5 Shane Vereen
RB6RB6 Will Johnson
Giants Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Giants forced to look to Paul Perkins     -- Tue Sep 27 11:00 am --

Rookie RB "ready to step up"
Orleans Darkwa ran well against the Redskins, with 10 carries for 53 yards. Diminutive Bobby Rainey can duplicate some of Vereen’s skills as a pass-catcher — though he has had fumbling issues in his career — and rookie Paul Perkins, a fifth-round pick from UCLA, will have to be brought along. HC Ben McAdoo said, "Perkins is ready to step up." Asked how he will replace Vereen, McAdoo said "by committee." (New York Post)

FF Today's Take: With Shane Vereen down for most if not all of the season and Rashad Jennings dealing with a thumb injury, the Giants will likely activate Perkins in Week 4 and get him some touches. He's a RB4 with additional dynasty value.
Injury Shane Vereen out for the year, triceps injury     -- Mon Sep 26 1:15 pm --

Giants lose leading rusher
Giants running back Shane Vereen is out for the season with a triceps injury, the team announced today. (ProFootballTalk)

FF Today's Take: Rashad Jennings missed Week 3 with a thumb injury and now Vereen is lost for the season. Orleans Darkwa isn't the receiving threat Vereen is and the Giants expressed concerns of Jennings' ability to catch with a cast on his thumb so it remains to be seen how the backfield duties will be split moving forward. Bobby Rainey and Paul Perkins round out the depth chart.
Injury Rashad Jennings expected to be inactive     -- Sun Sep 25 8:45 am --

Shane Vereen expected to start
Giants RB Rashad Jennings (thumb) will be a surprise spectator today. After early optimism, he’s expected to be out vs. Redskins. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FF Today's Take: Jennings has been dealing with a thumb injury and was previously reported he would wear a cast. However, with him on the sidelines Shane Vereen slides into the starting role and becomes a nice RB2 against the Redskins. Orleans Darkwa and perhaps rookie Paul Perkins could also see snaps.
Injury Rashad Jennings to play with cast on thumb     -- Sat Sep 24 10:00 am --

Flex consideration
All week, Rashad Jennings has been confident his injured left thumb wouldn’t prevent him from facing the Redskins, but the Giants are listing their starting running back as questionable to play Sunday. “He’s continuing to try to work around that,” Sullivan said of Jennings’ injury. “It’s something that’s not natural. He’s used to doing that without the cast. … It’s definitely an adjustment that we have great confidence he’ll be able to make.” (New York Post)

FF Today's Take: Jennings is expected to play but given the fact Shane Vereen split carries with Jennings last week, its difficult to trust Jennings as an RB2. Both backs have Flex appeal in the matchup with Washington.
Are the Giants ditching RBBC?     -- Tue Aug 2 2:00 pm --

RB coach wants better rhythm to running game
The Giants have no intention of continuing the ill-conceived four-man running back rotation that doomed their rushing attack for most of last season. At least at the start, they plan to hand Rashad Jennings the ball. That's the ideal scenario, running backs coach Craig Johnson said. They want to ride Jennings like they did over the final four games last year. (

FF Today's Take: This is kind of news tidbit that can spike a player's ADP. Reading into The RB coaches comments, the initial gameplan is less bodies in the committee with Jennings operating as the lead back, Shane Vereen working on third downs and in the two-minute offense, and Andre Williams giving Jennings a breather when needed. At 31 years-old, Jennings durability will be a big question mark but his share of expected touches appears to be increasing.

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