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RB Sony Michel - New England Patriots

5-11, 222Born: 2-17-1995College: GeorgiaDrafted: Round 1, pick 31

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Summary

Not since Laurence Maroney have the Patriots selected a first round running back, and many pundits were surprised both that they did it and that Michel was the guy. The former Georgia back was a committee back in college, and will be again in New England, which often features more than one back. This caps his production and upside a little, but there's still plenty to be excited about. Michel averaged 7.9 yards per carry -- that's no typo -- and has shown great burst and acceleration on tape. While not asked to catch the ball often, he can, and so will have a shot to be on the field all three downs. His biggest hurdles are a crowded backfield and ball security. The first he can overcome by being consistent with his carries and speed. The second, if he can't correct it, will derail his career before it begins. We see him as a solid RB3, but his ball security is a concern. (June 1)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 29, 18, 22, 23, 24, 27, 27, 28, 28, 30, 33, 34, 34, 34, 35, 49
Overall Redraft - 59, 38, 40, 43, 49, 56, 56
RB Redraft PPR - 30, 18, 20, 23, 24, 26, 27, 27, 28, 31, 32, 33, 33, 34, 35, 38, 54
Overall Redraft PPR - 63, 34, 43, 48, 55, 55, 56
RB Dynasty - 19, 15, 18, 18, 18, 19, 20, 21, 29, 29
Overall Dynasty - 38, 29, 31, 36, 42, 45, 46, 55
Overall Rookie - 6, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 11

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2018 PROJ-Dodds 15.3 143.0 * * 30.0 * * *
2018 PROJ-Henry 16.0 185.0 * * 28.0 * * *
2018 PROJ-Wood 16.0 145.0 * * 38.0 * * *
2018 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 162.0 * * 17.4 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 57
RB: 26
Overall-PPR: 63
RB-PPR: 28

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2018 Schedule

1vs Houston Texans
2@ Jacksonville Jaguars
3@ Detroit Lions
4vs Miami Dolphins
5vs Indianapolis Colts
6vs Kansas City Chiefs
7@ Chicago Bears
8@ Buffalo Bills
9vs Green Bay Packers
10@ Tennessee Titans
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12@ New York Jets
13vs Minnesota Vikings
14@ Miami Dolphins
15@ Pittsburgh Steelers
16vs Buffalo Bills
17vs New York Jets