Shane Vereen (RB, NE) – Waiver Wire Pickup

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Baller Move:  Stash in All Deep Leagues

Analysis:  Vereen still has a cast on, as he continues his recovery from a broken wrist, but he may be back by week 12.  Vereen has only played in one game this year, but it was quite a game.  After a lot of pre-season hype, Vereen didn’t disappoint in his 2013 debut.  In case you forgot, he rushed for 101 yards on 14 carries (7.2 YPC) and caught 7 passes on 10 targets for 58 yards.  In PPR leagues, that’s a spectacular 22.90 points.  There are no guarantees about Vereen’s health, or his role in the offense once he returns, but the reports have been positive so far and we already caught a glimpse of how the Patriots were planning to utilize him this year.  As mentioned above, the Patriots are looking for play makers in their new 2013 offense, and will be ecstatic to have Vereen back in the mix.  Owned in only 32% of Yahoo leagues, this is the time to start thinking about stashing him.  If you have the bench space to spare, add him now.  He can be a difference maker down the stretch for fantasy football owners, and the worst case scenario is you end up dropping him if things don’t work out.  It’s a very low-risk, very high-upside move.