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How good do we feel about Vereen being activated? (1 Viewer)

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Any Patriot homers with the scoop? I'm unfortunately in a position where I'm trying to roll the dice on Vereen's first game back this weekend, but I can't really afford the bagel if Bellichek pulls a late scratch on him. I COULD swap in T-Rich but I'm getting indigestion just thinking about it. Is the Tennessee Run D weak enough to merit gambling with Richardson tonight instead of waiting for the final word on Vereen being activated?

I realize this is kinda WDIS-ish but really I'm trying to gauge Vereen's status specifically. If we have some New English intel available, I'd be obliged.

 
Rough spot deciding tonite. It would be easier if you could wait till Sunday, but if trich is all you can sub...

 
Jonathan Stewart and Ted Ginn are on waivers just in case for me.

I don't expect to have to go that route.

 
Well, if it helps, I have a choice of Joique Bell, Brian Leonard, Bobby Rainey or Vereen.

After reading this thread I said #*#@ it - I'm rolling the dice on Vereen.

 
He's getting activated but unless you really don't have any other good options if leave him on the bench for this week. We can't be certain about his role and Carolina defense is the truth.

 
Carolina defense also allows the fifth most receiving yards to running backs. BB has a Vereen in the gameplan. He's in my lineup.

 
Carolina defense also allows the fifth most receiving yards to running backs. BB has a Vereen in the gameplan. He's in my lineup.
And he's had 2 weeks to scheme.
Hmmm, that is interesting. To help out with other folks indecisiveness, Vereen is battling Rice to get into my flex spot. Rice has a great matchup against the Bears where passing may be at a minimum. A little worried about the field being sloppy as well since Rice has been running in quick sand all year. Both should get some receptions, but Vereen not playing a lot is a concern. No offense to others above, but starting Vereen over Richardson/Bell/Leonard/Rainey is pretty easy. I would do that in a heart beat. Yes, Rice has completely sucked, but in PPR, he has had two 20+ point games and none of those other guys have that ceiling if Rice actually has a good game. Vereen can have a 20 point ceiling in PPR. If I am looking at a guy with a 10 point ceiling, then it really isn't a big deal if Vereen plays any gets 10 yards rushing and 2 catches for 20 yards. It is still worth the upside risk.

 
Carolina defense also allows the fifth most receiving yards to running backs. BB has a Vereen in the gameplan. He's in my lineup.
And he's had 2 weeks to scheme.
Hmmm, that is interesting. To help out with other folks indecisiveness, Vereen is battling Rice to get into my flex spot. Rice has a great matchup against the Bears where passing may be at a minimum. A little worried about the field being sloppy as well since Rice has been running in quick sand all year. Both should get some receptions, but Vereen not playing a lot is a concern. No offense to others above, but starting Vereen over Richardson/Bell/Leonard/Rainey is pretty easy. I would do that in a heart beat. Yes, Rice has completely sucked, but in PPR, he has had two 20+ point games and none of those other guys have that ceiling if Rice actually has a good game. Vereen can have a 20 point ceiling in PPR. If I am looking at a guy with a 10 point ceiling, then it really isn't a big deal if Vereen plays any gets 10 yards rushing and 2 catches for 20 yards. It is still worth the upside risk.
I've also got Rice. Have had the same debate and would hate to miss out on that rare gem by Ray Rice. But I'm pretty confident Vereen will produce.
 
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Well, if it helps, I have a choice of Joique Bell, Brian Leonard, Bobby Rainey or Vereen.

After reading this thread I said #*#@ it - I'm rolling the dice on Vereen.
I like that call, GL.
Well, this is FF for ya. One half of football so far:

Rainey - 110 rushing yards. 2 TDs. 4 Rec for 21 yds.

J Bell - 30 Rsh yds. 1 TD. 3 Rec for 48 yds.

Vereen hasn't played yet - but I probably lost this gamble.

Time for a beer 6 beers.

 
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Carolina defense also allows the fifth most receiving yards to running backs. BB has a Vereen in the gameplan. He's in my lineup.
And he's had 2 weeks to scheme.
Hmmm, that is interesting. To help out with other folks indecisiveness, Vereen is battling Rice to get into my flex spot. Rice has a great matchup against the Bears where passing may be at a minimum. A little worried about the field being sloppy as well since Rice has been running in quick sand all year. Both should get some receptions, but Vereen not playing a lot is a concern. No offense to others above, but starting Vereen over Richardson/Bell/Leonard/Rainey is pretty easy. I would do that in a heart beat. Yes, Rice has completely sucked, but in PPR, he has had two 20+ point games and none of those other guys have that ceiling if Rice actually has a good game. Vereen can have a 20 point ceiling in PPR. If I am looking at a guy with a 10 point ceiling, then it really isn't a big deal if Vereen plays any gets 10 yards rushing and 2 catches for 20 yards. It is still worth the upside risk.
I've also got Rice. Have had the same debate and would hate to miss out on that rare gem by Ray Rice. But I'm pretty confident Vereen will produce.
I hope you played Rice. With the Monday night game and the field not looking awful in pre-game I stuck with Rice. Neighborhood league where we did a redraft before week 8, so I draft Rice pretty late. Maybe I didn't get enough of his bad games to avoid starting him, but I saw Brandon Jacobs (who I know sucks) tear apart Chicago, so I stuck with Rice. If Vereen plays well, chances are he is my flex the rest of the year unless Rice "wakes" up or has another really great matchup.

 
I need only about 28 pts in PPR from him tonight. The options I sat for him to be in my lineup scored 17, 13, and 13 pts each. So my bench had a really good day, but glad to have a lottery ticket tonight, else I'd already be beat.

 
I have Gronk and Vereen, I could use either in the Flex spot but I need 25 points to win. Gronk is in now but I am not sure .

 
The FBG tradition rolls on. Even guy mentioned here as being destined for the bench in favor of Vereen scored a TD.

 
I just want Vereen to show me something this week so that I can play him with confidence next week. I've got Lynch on bye and a dinged up Sproles next week. I like the fact that Vereen should be in relatively good shape coming off his injury, considering it was his wrist and not a lower body injury (although Andre Brown has performed very well coming off his broken leg).

 
"ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Shane Vereen (wrist) will be "eased in" on Monday Night Football against the Panthers.

Vereen is over two months removed from a wrist injury that required surgery and sent him to injured reserve/designated for return. When 100 percent, Vereen can add an explosive element to New England's offense as a change-of-pace back and passing-game weapon. It sounds like the Pats will split "passing-back" duties between Vereen and Brandon Bolden against the Panthers. Facing an elite Carolina defense, both Vereen and Bolden will be dicey flex options. Stevan Ridley remains the most fantasy-valuable player in New England's running back corps."

SI's Greg Bedard believes the extent of any restrictions on Shane Vereen's (wrist) Monday night playing time will "depend on the score."

Bedard "lol'd" at Adam Schefter's report that Vereen will be "eased in" against the Panthers because that's been expected to happen so many times before with Patriots players and didn't, a la Rob Gronkowski a month ago. Vereen is still a rather boom-or-bust flex option, but it's entirely possible he'll wind up playing a lot of snaps if New England needs him to Monday night."

 
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Wow, that really…doesn’t help.

For those with options at flex Monday night, I think the decision to play Vereen will depend on your individual situation at this point. In my case, I’m fairly comfortably ahead with my opponent still having Cam Newton yet to play. I am going to stick in Steve Smith at flex as a higher floor/lower ceiling guy, but if I were behind and really needed a Hail Mary to win, I would go with Vereen (for entertainment value, if nothing else).

 
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Patriots activated RB Shane Vereen (wrist surgery) from injured reserve/designated to return.

Vereen will be active for Monday night's game against the Panthers, but is expected to be "eased in," according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. If you're deciding between Vereen and one of the Panthers' three running backs as your FLEX player, Vereen will be a high-risk, moderate-reward option. He's best left benched until Week 12."
 
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Patriots Activate RB Shane VereenBy Richard Hill@PP_Rich_Hill on Nov 18 2013, 4:25p

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The Patriots have announced that they've activated running back Shane Vereen from the injured reserve, which sets him ready to play later today against the Carolina Panthers. Vereen broke his wrist in week 1 and has been sidelined ever since.

Vereen's return marks today as the first time the Patriots can field all their top offensive weapons at the same time. With All Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski missing the early part of the season with a multitude of injuries, and with wide receiver Danny Amendola getting sidelined with a groin injury, and with running back Stevan Ridley getting dinged up, and with wide receiver Aaron Dobson missing the season opener with a hamstring injury...well, have the whole arsenal of weapons is a nice change of events.

Vereen is an extremely talented weapon, the jack-knife expected to take many of Aaron Hernandez's snaps. Vereen is good for 10-15 touches a game and is a 100 yard threat when he has the chance. Look for Vereen to play a larger-than-expected role in tonight's game as the Patriots tend to only activate players when the training wheels aren't needed.

The Patriots had an open roster spot with the release of wide receiver LaQuan Williams.
 
I really think he will be the man for NE tonight. Ridley will be in tough against the CAR front 7, look for Vereen to catch a lot of screen passes and dump offs.

 
I wouldnt be surprised if he finished with 30 yards on the ground, with another 60 through the air on 6 catches and a TD thrown in.

I also wouldn't be shocked if he ends up with 10 yds rushing and 3/20 through the air. We're talking about Bellicheck here guys.

 
1 fumble on 108 career touches for Vereen. 8 fumbles (1 every 65 touches for Ridley), but they'll just use Blount more.

 
I think if this isnt Vereens 1st game back ... he get the carries instead of Blount

I can see Ridley getting the Bolden treatment next week ... healthy inactive

 

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