ESPN Boston's Field Yates expects Shane Vereen's playing time to "spike" in 2013.
The writing is on the wall for a potential breakout year. Danny Woodhead's free-agent departure opens up all passing-down work behind Stevan Ridley, and Vereen earned a significant bump in snaps after averaging 6.4 yards per touch and scoring seven touchdowns last season, including the playoffs. Woodhead quietly finished as top-25 fantasy back in 2012. Vereen will be on the RB2 radar.