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RB Sony Michel - New England Patriots

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

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 24): Michel had some hiccups as a receiver and it was a very underwhelming performance against the Lions run defense that had been among the worst in the league, but even before Rex Burkhead's neck injury, it appeared that the Patriots had installed Michel as their primary back. As long as the offense gets in order soon, Michel will pay dividends.

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Recent Stats and Projections

2 at JAX 13 10 34 0 2 1 7 0 0 4.1
3 at DET 23 14 50 0 3 1 -1 0 0 4.9
4 vs MIA PROJ-Tremblay * 15 * * 2 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36

Percentile ranks

Sony Michel's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2018 Week 2 vs JAX (10 / 34 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)

Operating as the primary ball carrier, Michel did nothing special of note on 10 carries. The Pats o-line was worked over fairly well, and there was very little running room. What is notable was that he saw more snaps than Rex Burkhead, who only saw playing time in the first and fourth quarters. If that continues, Michel will be worth deploying in fantasy lineups in the future just due to touch volume and a potentially potent offense.


Latest News

Patriots | Sony Michel totals 49 yards (Mon Sep 24, 03:49 AM) - New England Patriots RB Sony Michel ran 14 times for 50 yards and lost a yard on his only catch in Week 3 versus the New England Patriots.

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Patriots | Sony Michel ready to roll in Week 3 (Fri Sep 21, 04:24 PM) - New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (knee) practiced in full Friday, Sept. 21 and is off the injury report ahead of the Week 3 game against the Detroit Lions.

Our View: Michel got 11 touches on 13 snaps last week. He should lead the Patriots backfield in touches against a weak Lions run defense.
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Patriots | Week 3 injury report for New England (Fri Sep 21, 04:07 PM) - New England Patriots TE Jacob Hollister (chest), S Patrick Chung (concussion) and DL Trey Flowers (concussion) did not practice Friday, Sept. 21. Hollister has been ruled out, while Chung and Flowers are considered doubtful for Week 3 against the Detroit Lions. OT Marcus Cannon (calf), DB Keion Crossen (hamstring), DB Nate Ebner (hip), WR Josh Gordon (hamstring) and CB Eric Rowe (groin) were limited participants and are listed as questionable. TE Rob Gronkowski (ankle), RB Sony Michel (knee) and DL Deatrich Wise Jr. (finger) practiced in full and were removed from the report.

Our View: The Patriots will miss Chung and Flowers against the Lions passing game. Gordon isn't a sure thing to play and probably won't get enough snaps to be a safe start if he does, but we'll be watching every snap he gets very closely.
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Patriots | Sony Michel takes part in practice (Thu Sep 20, 04:57 PM) - New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 20.

Our View: Michel touched the ball 11 times against the Jaguars in Week 2 (10 rushes, 1 reception) and room was hard to come by. Things should be different this week against a Lions defense that ranks 32nd in the league in rushing yards allowed per game (179.5). We like the rookie as a RB3 or flex play in Week 3.
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Patriots | Sony Michel goes full Wednesday (Wed Sep 19, 05:12 PM) - New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (knee) was able to take part in a full practice session Wednesday, Sept. 19.

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