TE Randy McMichael - Los Angeles Chargers

6-3, 247Born: 6-28-1979College: GeorgiaDrafted: Round 4, pick

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2012 Week 2 vs TEN (4 / 3 / 29 / 0 rec)

In recent seasons, when Antonio Gates was out, fantasy owners could often rely upon McMichael to have a solid game in his absence. But with the emergence of Dante Rosario as a pass-catcher, McMichael was mostly relegated to blocking duties in this one. He did show nice hands by adjusting to a short pass near the sideline on a ball thrown behind him and later showed terrific strength in picking up a first down over the middle while Tennessee defenders hung all over him. But his contributions were limited, and will likely be even more limited the rest of the way.

2012 Week 12 vs BAL (3 / 2 / 11 / 0 rec)

McMichael caught just as many passes as the team's starting tight end Antonio Gates, and for just two fewer yards. However, he did drop a key pass in overtime that would have probably gone for a first down. He took his eyes off the ball and tried turning upfield without possession.

2011 Week 1 vs MIN (3 / 3 / 20 / 0 rec)

McMichael showed great hands in snatching a ball out of the air over the middle as he came down with a key third down conversion late in the third quarter. He added two other short receptions and was a regular contributor to the passing game, as San Diego focused its passing attack on short routes over the middle.

2011 Week 3 vs KC (5 / 4 / 51 / 0 rec)

With starter Antonio Gates inactive to start, McMichael's role in the offense obviously was increased. While he doesn't have the same skill set as Gates (who does?), the Chargers use McMichael in much the same fashion. They'll use him on a lot of crossing routes over the middle and in situations where he can use his big body to screen out potential defenders. He made two very nice plays in particular, one in which he showed excellent concentration in snagging a deflected pass along the sideline and spinning/catching in one motion. And another, he picked up 26 yards over the middle, even making two nice change of direction cuts to pick up extra yardage after the catch (and looking, dare we say it, very Gates-like?). Of course, he did drop an easy crossing route later in the fourth quarter that would have extended a drive and given San Diego a first down, so he didn't precisely replicate Gates. But he did a reasonably good impression of him nonetheless.

2011 Week 4 vs MIA (6 / 3 / 25 / 0 rec)

McMichael is no Gates, and shouldn't be a hot waiver pickup for your team. McMichael is an adequate fill-in for the Chargers, and can still be useful on third downs and goalline situations, but doesn't play a major part of things in their offense. He did have 3 receptions including a 17 yard downfield reception, but doesn't have the wheels to make much happen.

2011 Week 5 vs DEN (6 / 4 / 29 / 0 rec)

What McMichael lacked in playmaking, he made up for in personal significance. His receptions were all of the shorter variety, with his long gain going for just 12 yards. But on one particular crossing route in the second half, he hauled in a short pass and then leapt over the defender for a highlight-reel move for the 400th reception of his career. One play of significance came early in the contest when he was targeted over the middle on a third and goal pass play from 14 yards out. The announcers mentioned how it would have been tough for him to catch it since he was double covered on the play. It seems significant that with all of the offensive firepower on San Diego that McMichael is the one drawing the double coverage. Not only do the Chargers use him like Gates; it appears that defenses are now covering him like Gates, too!

2011 Week 7 vs NYJ (3 / 3 / 45 / 0 rec)

Despite the return of starter Antonio Gates, McMichael's role did not completely disappear. In fact, even with all of the playmakers on San Diego, it was McMichael who had the team's longest play from scrimmage. Facing a critical third down and ten, McMichael somehow slipped downfield for a huge wide open conversion. The Jets were in the process of stealing momentum, and while they did eventually take it, the McMichael catch held them off for a little while.

2011 Week 8 vs KC (3 / 2 / 11 / 0 rec)

McMichael is still getting time in the game, but his biggest involvement came on a drop on a seam route that Gates (and most starting tight ends) would have made. He did not get as many plays as last week and the two passes he did catch were both short passes with little room to run.

2011 Week 13 vs JAX (3 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)

McMichael showed his still-present athleticism when he caught the game's first pass for a short gain and proceeded to jump over the defender who tried tackling him low. McMichael, though, had just one other catch in the game which also went for a minimal gain.

2011 Week 14 vs BUF (1 / 1 / 17 / 0 rec)

McMichael caught just one pass, a sliding grab over the middle of the field to the three yard line, but he couldn't get into the end zone.

2011 Week 15 vs BAL (3 / 2 / 9 / 0 rec)

McMichael made a huge third down catch on the opening possession to keep the chains moving, but most of the Charger passing attack was focused on the deep ball downfield which left McMichael as an afterthought.

2010 Week 1 vs KC (2 / 2 / 28 / 0 rec)

The veteran TE found a couple of seem route tosses from Rivers while the defense focused on San Diego's other TE. He has limited value unless Gates goes down.

2010 Week 3 vs SEA (1 / 1 / 28 / 0 rec)

The little-used McMichael hauled in a wide open 28-yard catch and run in the second half on his only target of the game. With Antonio Gates manning the tight end position for San Diego, McMichael's opportunities to contribute will continue to be few and far between.

2010 Week 9 vs HOU (2 / 2 / 23 / 2 rec)

McMichael caught just two passes in the game, but certainly made the most of his opportunities as he scored on each of them. His first score was a laser pass from QB Philip Rivers that McMichael had to leap high in the air to snag from the defenders. He held on despite taking a good shot on the play. McMichael's second touchdown was simply one of the best catches a tight end has made so far in 2010. He came across the back line of the end zone, reached out with one hand to snatch the ball out of the air, and maintained control as he went to the ground.

2010 Week 11 vs DEN (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

One game after scoring two touchdowns in place of injured Antonio Gates, McMichael was a non-factor in the passing game. He pulled up over the middle with what appeared to be a hamstring injury early in the game. After being checked out briefly on the sideline, he came back in two plays later. He was targeted on a pass in the end zone and got his hands on it, but the ball went by him as he was simultaneously hit by the defender.

2010 Week 14 vs KC (2 / 2 / 26 / 0 rec)

McMichael filled in for injured Antonio Gates, and provided a couple of very Gates-like plays. McMichael obviously lacks the physical attributes and the athleticism of Gates, but the Chargers use him in much the same way they use Gates; it's just on a scaled-down basis when the star tight end is out. McMichael's first catch came on a crossing route over the middle. He had three defenders in front of him, and dove ahead for the first down in a crowd. Late in the game with the Chargers facing a third and 13 situation, Rivers found McMichael for a 15 yard pickup and another third down conversion.

2010 Week 15 vs SF (5 / 5 / 55 / 0 rec)

Once again, McMichael filled in for the injured Antonio Gates and performed admirably. McMichael tied for a team high with five receptions, and looked surprisingly agile and athletic on plays over the middle. He's always fighting for extra yardage, and is fearless going into a crowd to make a play. He made a number of tough catches in traffic, including one that he bobbled briefly but quickly recovered and held on despite suffering a big hit from the defender. McMichael made one catch in particular that was simply phenomenal. He made a one-handed snag over the middle acting as a last resort option for Rivers. He then took a huge hit at the end of the run, but not until he had picked up the first down. Late in the game, he was wide open over the middle and not only made the catch but also picked up a lot of yardage after the catch. He had a big game because it was very difficult for the Niners to pay attention to so many different players, and McMichael kind of got lost in the shuffle.

2010 Week 16 vs CIN (3 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)

McMichael only accounted for two short catches and his slow and clumsy route resulted in an injury and Rivers only pick on the day.

2010 Week 17 vs DEN (2 / 2 / 22 / 0 rec)

McMichael had a pair of catches, but never really threatened to do an Antonio Gates impression. He filled in admirably for Gates, but also showed that he is a player whose best years are behind him.

2009 Week 1 vs SEA (7 / 4 / 44 / 0 rec)

McMichael mainly got his targets on third and long "waving the white flag" targets, although he did get one end zone target. McMichael also had a costly false start in the red zone, but he was far from the only Ram to commit a penalty at a bad time.

2009 Week 2 vs WAS (5 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)

McMichael had several short targets and even a screen designed to go to him for the Rams in Week 2, but it was far from enough to help the Rams on a tough outing. McMichael caught Marc Bulger's eye at least once in the game in the red zone and could become a nice sleeper TE if the Rams ever get going on offense, but for now he is not much of a fantasy TE value play.

2009 Week 3 vs GB (3 / 2 / 24 / 0 rec)

Randy McMichael was supposed to be the receiving TE for the Rams, but on this day was upstaged by the "other guy", Daniel Fells. He made an important catch later in the game, for twenty yards, so he hasn't been totally forgotten.

2009 Week 4 vs SF (5 / 2 / 17 / 0 rec)

Randy McMichael had a small statistical day against the 49ers, but he actually was significantly involved in the game plan for Week 4. Backup QB Kyle Boller looked towards McMichael the most of any Ram, targeting him five times at all levels of the field. McMichael was overthrown on a deep pass and was just missed on a few other chances, leaving him with only two short receptions on the day. His value should spike back up once Marc Bulger is able to start again, but there are many better fantasy tight ends available across the league.

2009 Week 5 vs MIN (5 / 3 / 45 / 0 rec)

McMichael had a big play to start the game off for the Rams. He caught a short pass down the sideline and jumped over a defender to break it for a longer gain. Aside from that, he was quiet for most of the game, with only two other receptions for minimal gains.

2009 Week 6 vs JAX (3 / 3 / 32 / 0 rec)

McMichael was mainly a checkdown target for Bulger, although he did work the zone coverage for an important catch on the game-tying FG drive.

2009 Week 7 vs IND (3 / 2 / 9 / 0 rec)

McMichael is still the starter for St. Louis, but his targets are eroding a little of late with Daniel Fells also getting some tight end looks. McMichael had just three targets, all of the short yardage variety and all in the second half against Indianapolis long after the game was decided. His minimal targets and production on those plays makes him a reach even as a fantasy TE2. You should be able to find better options.

2009 Week 8 vs DET (6 / 2 / 16 / 0 rec)

McMichael was the primary target when it came to St. Louis TE's. However, because of Bulger's poor play, he finished the game with only two receptions for 16 yards. He was the target of a couple other key plays, but was unable to come down with anything. He has returned to the primary TE receiver spot ahead of Daniel Fells, but was still limited by the poor QB play.

2009 Week 10 vs NO (5 / 2 / 30 / 0 rec)

This is what Randy McMichael has become. A checkdown option that every now and then gets open downfield, but has trouble making tougher plays. In week 10 he made the easier receptions, but dropped a key 3rd down pass inside the Saints 10 yard line. He is clearly in at time share with the younger Daniel Fells at this point.

2009 Week 11 vs ARI (3 / 2 / 17 / 0 rec)

Tight end Randy McMichael was only able to grab two short passes versus the Cardinals in Week 11. His fantasy value is minimized with three receiving options and RB Steven Jackson all involved more in the passing game.

2009 Week 12 vs SEA (1 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)

McMichael actually caught the first pass of the game from Boller, a nice crossing route that he was able to take past the first down marker. But then he was not even targeted for the rest of the game.

2009 Week 13 vs CHI (5 / 3 / 18 / 0 rec)

McMichael was a safety valve, and he was also targeted on Boller's interception. He looks like a player with limited effectiveness on his last leg.

2009 Week 14 vs TEN (3 / 2 / 15 / 1 rec)

McMichael had the Rams lone highlight in catching a rocket from rookie quarterback Keith Null that resulted in an 11 yard touchdown. On the play, McMichael released from the right side of the line and, after a 5 step drop by Null, turned to find the ball almost hitting him in the hands between three defenders. McMichael leaned in to the endzone for the Rams only score.

2009 Week 15 vs HOU (1 / 1 / 20 / 0 rec)

McMichael had one catch for twenty yards against the Texans. On the reception, McMichael headed up the seem from the line of scrimmage before cutting out to the sideline, hauling in the Keith Null pass for an easy first down that led to a long Josh Brown field goal.

2009 Week 16 vs ARI (5 / 2 / 12 / 0 rec)

McMichael dropped his one open downfield target, and he also had a short route jumped for the game-clinching interception. McMichael was also targeted on a poorly thrown ball behind him, but his feeble attempt to turn for the ball showed how much he has lost at this late juncture in his career.

2008 Week 1 vs PHI (7 / 5 / 77 / 0 rec)

McMichael was the lone bright light for the team catching five of his seven targets for 71 yards. McMichael showed a knack of finding the soft spots in the zones and ran precise routes. He had a couple of nice catches on seem routes that he displayed some good yards after the catch for a TE.

2008 Week 2 vs NYG (5 / 2 / 24 / 0 rec)

McMichael saw six targets but was only able to come up with two catches for 24 yards. The big tight end struggled to find any open space against a very physical Giants line-backing core and was unable to find any sort of rhythm with Rams signal caller, Marc Bulger.

2008 Week 3 vs SEA (2 / 2 / 12 / 0 rec)

McMichael caught two passes for 12 yards, but has been the Rams' top receiver through two games.

2008 Week 4 vs BUF (7 / 2 / 26 / 0 rec)

On a passing attempt from Dante Hall, McMichael hurt his ankle. It was taped on the sidelines, but he reinjured it in the fourth quarter, had to be helped off the field, and was unable to put any weight on it.

2007 Week 1 vs CAR (2 / 2 / 24 / 0 rec)

McMichael was only thrown to twice in the game. His first catch wasn't until there were less than six minutes left in the fourth quarter. He did pick up a first down to open the final drive.

2007 Week 2 vs SF (6 / 2 / 40 / 0 rec)

McMichael caught two of the six passes targeted toward him for a healthy 40 yards. He appeared to be in pain at one point when he limped to the sidelines after a catch. He did come back into the contest though.

2007 Week 3 vs TB (4 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)

McMichael was targeted four times in the game, catching two passes for 13 yards.

2007 Week 4 vs DAL (5 / 3 / 24 / 0 rec)

McMichael was targeted five times, catching three passes for 24 yards.

2007 Week 5 vs ARI (7 / 3 / 45 / 1 rec)

McMichael caught an eight pass that came up short on a third down play in the second quarter. It would be his only catch of the first half. He would add two more catches in the second half, including a 29 yard pass with 13 seconds left that was for a touchdown.

2007 Week 6 vs BAL (3 / 2 / 29 / 0 rec)

McMichael did not get many looks, considering the state of the WR corps. The other TE, Dominique Byrd, actually had more. The time share between them did not help either one's final numbers. McMichael got one red zone look, he dropped the ball in the end zone.

2007 Week 7 vs SEA (5 / 3 / 34 / 0 rec)

McMichael was able to make a couple of key catches, but mainly he is being used to help out the porous offensive line with blocking.

2007 Week 8 vs CLE (6 / 2 / 39 / 0 rec)

McMichael was largely a non-factor in the game. His 39 receiving yards were a function of him being the last receiver and only receiver open in the passing game. The Rams ran only one play, which resulted in an incompletion, which was actually designed to go to McMichael.

2007 Week 10 vs NO (4 / 4 / 41 / 1 rec)

McMichael caught a short two yard touchdown pass from RB Steven Jackson in the second quarter. On the previous play, McMichael had been downed at the two yard line while attempted to leap his way into the end zone.

2007 Week 11 vs SF (3 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)

McMichael caught just one of three passes thrown to him, but showed his good hands coming up with the onside kick late in the game to help the Rams to their second victory of the season.

2007 Week 12 vs SEA (3 / 2 / 26 / 0 rec)

Both catches were for first downs, and he showed good hands in the process. The lack of catches is due more to the need to use him as a blocker, since the Rams offensive line is still banged up.

2007 Week 13 vs ATL (4 / 2 / 10 / 1 rec)

McMichael showed how dangerous he can be as a receiver, with his short TD catch. The Falcons were caught off guard because he had been helping out the offensive line so much, he was able to slide off a block and get wide open. Nevertheless, he was stuck blocking most of the time, which limited his potential.

2007 Week 14 vs CIN (2 / 2 / 23 / 0 rec)

McMichael played hard, and looked threatening when he had the ball, but was called on to be a blocker most of the time.

2007 Week 15 vs GB (4 / 2 / 22 / 0 rec)

McMichael's first target came with 3:55 left in the third quarter and went for four yards. His only other catch came in the fourth quarter and covered 18 yards.

2007 Week 16 vs PIT (8 / 6 / 51 / 0 rec)

McMichael made an impact in the third quarter with a nice one handed reception for ten yards and a first down, on a third and long play to extend a St. Louis drive. McMichael would add three more catches in garbage time when the Steelers had the game well in hand.

2006 Week 1 vs PIT (2 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)

McMichael had four targets, but his one catch for ten yards does not tell the whole story. McMichael actually caught three of the four targets for 33 yards, but lost two receptions and 23 yards due to penalties on the plays.

2006 Week 2 vs BUF (6 / 3 / 34 / 0 rec)

McMichael was effective on short passes, but was not involved much in the second half, and only targeted once. He was targeted in the end zone, but was double covered on the play. McMichael showed good running after the catch ability on a couple of his receptions.

2006 Week 3 vs TEN (5 / 2 / 15 / 0 rec)

McMichael had two receptions for 15 yards, and was targeted five times in the game.

2006 Week 4 vs HOU (4 / 4 / 54 / 0 rec)

McMichael caught all four balls thrown his way for 58 yards. Three of the four passes resulted in first downs.

2006 Week 5 vs NE (9 / 6 / 84 / 0 rec)

McMichael had a very good game as Wesley Welker and he were quarterback Joey Harrington's main targets in the game. He did an excellent job to get open all day. He had a big 23 yard catch to keep the Dolphins only touchdown drive going in the second quarter. McMichael was hurt on that catch but did return to the game. He finished the first half with four catches for 47 yards, and added another 37 yards in the second half to end the game as the leading receiver.

2006 Week 6 vs NYJ (12 / 8 / 72 / 0 rec)

McMichael caught just three passes before halftime on six targets, with the longest going for 17 yards in the first quarter. After adding just five more yards in the second quarter, McMichael had no targets until the fourth quarter, where he had another half dozen. He caught five of the six, but that single drop occurred in the end zone. Fortunately for Miami they scored on a one yard run by RB Ronnie Brown. McMichael racked up 50 yards on five catches, all ranging from 8-12 yards in the fourth quarter. The catches helped the Dolphins move the chains throughout the period as McMichael converted three catches into Miami first downs.

2006 Week 7 vs GB (12 / 7 / 77 / 0 rec)

Despite having two passes bounce off his hands for interceptions, McMichael was a favorite target of Harrington the entire came as he finished with 77 yards receiving. In the first half, McMichael had a ball he should have caught bounce off him and into the hands of a Packers defender. He had a second pass bounce off his finger tips and into the arms of cornerback Charles Woodson, which he took back for touchdown. This second tipped ball was more Harrington's fault then McMichael as the ball was little overthrown. His best scoring opportunity was a pass throw to him in the end zone late in the first half, but he was double covered and ball was a bit overthrown. His longest catch was a 19 yard reception on Miami's first offensive play of the game.

2006 Week 9 vs CHI (4 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)

McMichael had to stay in to block for much of the game, but did catch one pass for 11 yards.

2006 Week 10 vs KC (5 / 5 / 34 / 0 rec)

McMichael provided a large and dependable target for Harrington. He successfully brought in each of the five passes Harrington directed to him. He was slow to get up a couple times, seemingly suffering after some hard hits, but he kept coming back as an excellent outlet for the Miami quarterback.

2006 Week 11 vs MIN (4 / 4 / 37 / 0 rec)

McMichael got most of his yards in the first half as he caught three balls for 30 yards by halftime. The Vikings did a better job on McMichael and the other receivers in the second half as they held the Dolphins to only 61 yards in the half.

2006 Week 12 vs DET (4 / 3 / 25 / 1 rec)

McMichael's five yard touchdown in the second quarter was his first of the season. He caught a pair of other passes, finishing with 25 yards receiving.

2006 Week 13 vs JAX (3 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)

Harrington does not look to McMichael as often as he does his wide receivers. McMichael was only targeted three times in the game, and caught two of them for a total of 14 yards.

2006 Week 14 vs NE (4 / 3 / 31 / 0 rec)

McMichael was targeted primarily on second and third downs with Harrington in the shotgun as Randy would release quickly off the line.

2006 Week 15 vs BUF (8 / 4 / 41 / 0 rec)

McMichael was targeted on third down at the beginning of the second quarter, but the pass went off his hands. He was targeted twice on third downs in the first half, but both times he came up short of a first down conversion. McMichael made a 22 yard reception in the fourth quarter to the two yard line.

2006 Week 16 vs NYJ (6 / 5 / 46 / 1 rec)

McMichael failed to catch his only target of the first half but was more involved when Cleo Lemon entered the game at quarterback after the break. On the Dolphins' fourth possession of the second half, McMichael made four catches. He had a 12 yard gain for a first down before making the reception on a 20 yard pass. McMichael scored at the end of the drive, taking Kerry Rhodes across the line for a seven yard touchdown after being hit initially at the two yard line.

2006 Week 17 vs IND (8 / 4 / 55 / 1 rec)

McMichael led the Miami receivers with four receptions for 55 yards that included a six yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter. For the game, he was targeted eight times and had two receptions for first downs.

2005 Week 1 vs DEN (7 / 6 / 55 / 1 rec)

McMichael looked great in this game. He was physically dominating as he ran over people, made two acrobatic circus catches that would have resulted in injury to most players, but that is McMichael's game - he's a physical, bowl you over, receiving tight end. He also caught a touchdown pass after being left uncovered by the Broncos' defense. McMichael had stumbled at the line of scrimmage, and had actually fell down, but he popped right back up and ran uncovered to the left side of the end zone where he was wide open for Frerotte's touchdown pass.

2005 Week 2 vs NYJ (11 / 8 / 77 / 1 rec)

McMichael was the most involved receiver on the Dolphins, and for good reason. When the play was a pass play, he was invariably open. If he wasn't open, he got open. And once he got open, he held onto the ball and made things happen after the catch. He was excellent in the game, and capped off his fine afternoon with a fantastic effort to get into the end zone on his four yard score.

2005 Week 3 vs CAR (5 / 1 / 18 / 1 rec)

McMichael only caught one pass, but it was a fantastic catch for an 18 yard touchdown. He was the only receiver targeted in the red zone, garnering all three of Frerotte's looks.

2005 Week 5 vs BUF (1 / 1 / 30 / 1 rec)

McMichael was surprisingly only targeted once in the game. Frerotte threw a long pass for McMichael to take in stride after beating the last defender, and he turned the play into a 30 yard touchdown.

2005 Week 6 vs TB (8 / 3 / 20 / 0 rec)

McMichael was targeted eight times, but was able to come down with only three of those for 20 yards receiving. He was bottled up by the Buccaneers' defense, but was Frerotte's favorite target on third downs. Half of the balls thrown his way were on third down, but McMichael and Frerotte were only able to convert on two of them.

2005 Week 7 vs KC (6 / 3 / 29 / 0 rec)

McMichael was one of Frerotte's favorite targets and he did have a small amount of success receiving.

2005 Week 8 vs NO (6 / 3 / 20 / 0 rec)

McMichael gained the Dolphins' opening first down with an 11 yard reception. He almost made a superb catch on one throw, but the pass was too high. McMichael's chances were very limited in this game and he only had 20 yards receiving on the day.

2005 Week 9 vs ATL (4 / 3 / 21 / 0 rec)

McMichael's first target came near the end of the second quarter in the end zone. McMichael had to leap to try and catch the 20 yard seam route, but the ball went off his hands. His first catch came moments later on third down on a quick out pattern at the ten yard line. His only other target was a 12 yard catch in the fourth quarter.

2005 Week 10 vs NE (11 / 7 / 81 / 0 rec)

As the linebackers were up at the line trying to stop the run, McMichael was able to find openings in the underneath zone in catching seven balls on the afternoon. However, a key fumble at the New England eight yard line at the end of the first half kept the Dolphins from building upon their 7-3 lead at the time, and perhaps going into the locker room with a bit more momentum and killer instinct.

2005 Week 11 vs CLE (4 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

McMichael pulled in a 23 yard touchdown early in the game, but had it erased when the officials ruled he had stepped out of bounds prior to catching the pass, and an illegal touch was called. The Dolphins tried to get him involved again throughout the game, but like teammate Marty Booker, failed to catch a pass.

2005 Week 12 vs OAK (8 / 4 / 59 / 1 rec)

McMichael is Frerotte's second option in the Miami passing game. He turned eight targets into four catches for 59 yards and a touchdown.

2005 Week 13 vs BUF (8 / 6 / 41 / 0 rec)

McMichael caught six of his eight targets, the longest of which went for an eight yard gain and a first down. He dropped the other two passes.

2005 Week 14 vs SD (3 / 2 / 12 / 0 rec)

McMichael had a very quiet afternoon, and gave his owners a bit of a scare when he came up slow following a reception. Though he appeared to be in a lot of pain, McMichael remained in the game and the possible injury was never mentioned again.

2005 Week 15 vs NYJ (7 / 4 / 42 / 0 rec)

McMichael went into halftime with four receptions for 42 yards leading the team with the most yards. He briefly left the game after a hard hit, but it did not hamper his play for the rest of the game. His longest reception was for 19 yards which set up a 32 yard field goal by Mare. He ended the game with seven targets, but did not make any more catches after halftime.

2005 Week 16 vs TEN (8 / 4 / 42 / 0 rec)

McMichael was targeted seven times and he finished the day with four catches for 42 yards which is what he has been averaging lately. His longest play was for 19 yards and his looks in the end zone have decreased since the emergence of Chris Chambers as a huge touchdown threat inside the 20 yard line.

2005 Week 17 vs NE (8 / 5 / 35 / 0 rec)

McMichael was targeted on the opening drive. He made his first catch for nine yards during the Dolphins' second drive and that was his longest reception of the game.