The Patriots love to mislead the media and fantasy owners and they did it again this week with running back Shane Vereen. The breakout running back was placed of ‘short-term’ injured reserve with a broken wrist and is not eligible to return to the team until Week 11.
This action was taken after New England disclosed to the media that Vereen would only miss 3-4 weeks with a broken bone in his hand. The Patriots were frustrated with running back Stevan Ridley after a costly fumble on Sunday, but they are out of options at this point.
For now, LeGarrette Blount is not the #2 running back running back on the Patriots depth chart, but is likely to slide back down once Brandon Bolden comes back from his knee injury.
Fantasy owners should feel free to dump Vereen in all fantasy formats as there is no guarantee that he will be back at all this season.