Jun 16, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) hands the ball off to runningback Shane Vereen (34) during minicamp at Quest Diagnostics Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Steven Ryan-USA TODAY Sports
3. Shane Vereen
Shane Vereen is without a doubt the sleeper on the Giants’ roster. Vereen has been a very intriguing fantasy option for the past couple of years now. With the New England Patriots, he was very beneficial as a flex player in most PPR (Points Per Reception) leagues.
Vereen was brought to New York to do the same deeds. He will be primarily used to catch passes and for screen plays. Vereen can be extremely dangerous and is worth a draft choice in most standard leagues. The West coast offense is very PPR friendly, especially with a versatile player like Vereen.
Another benefit Vereen could bring to the table is his possibility of him starting. Rashad Jennings is very injury prone and is climbing the ladder in age. It wouldn’t take very much for Vereen to be thrust into the starting role. The more reps he gets the more dangerous he will be.
Manning is going to put Vereen to work. None of the running backs on the Giants’ roster can really catch passes besides him. His role is clearly defined and not up for debate. That makes him a sure-fire hit for any fantasy roster.
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