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  Patriots | Cam Newton leads Pats in the finale    Sun Jan 3, 05:34 PM

New England Patriots QB Cam Newton completed 21-of-30 passes for 242 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 17 against the New York Jets while running for a game-high 79 yards on 11 totes, including a game-best 49-yard scamper. WR Jakobi Meyers also hit Newton on a 19-yard pass for touchdown. RB Sony Michel rushed 16 times for 76 yards, and he added three grabs for 60 yards and a score. Meyers also posted a team-high 68 receiving yards while running for seven yards, TE Devin Asiasi had two catches for 39 yards and a touchdown, while RB James White ended up with a touchdown grab and 31 yards. WR N'Keal Harry finished with two grabs for 17 yards, while DE Chase Winovich led the way on defense with six total stops, two sacks, two tackles for loss, a pass defensed and three quarterback hits.

Footballguys view: Newton had his best fantasy game of the year in the last game of the year. He could re-sign with the Patriots, but there will be a better market for him in this free agent market even though it wasn't a great season for him and New England. Jakobi Meyers has secured a long term role in the offense with his performance this season.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel runs for 69 yards on MNF    Tue Dec 29, 01:01 AM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel rushed 10 times for 69 yards in Week 16 against the Buffalo Bills and he was not involved in the pass game, targeted zero times.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel runs for team-high 74 yards    Sun Dec 20, 05:30 PM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel rushed 10 times for 74 yards in Week 15 against the Miami Dolphins and he added an eight-yard reception on his only target.

Footballguys view: Michel looked as good as he has all year, but the Patriots didn't commit to the run or sustain drives as their defense couldn't get off of the field against Tua Tagovailoa. He could start next week against the Bills but will be a mere desperation play.

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  Patriots | Seven touches for Sony Michel    Fri Dec 11, 12:58 AM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel had seven carries for 22 yards against the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday, Dec. 10.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel totals 11 touches    Sun Dec 6, 09:22 PM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel rushed 10 times for 35 yards in Week 13 against the Los Angeles Chargers and he added one reception for 23 yards on his only target.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel to split carries in Week 12 return    Sun Nov 29, 11:19 AM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel is expected to split carries with RB Damien Harris in Week 12's game versus the Arizona Cardinals.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel will not play    Sun Nov 22, 12:01 PM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (calf) has been declared inactive for the Week 11 game.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel comes off IR    Sat Nov 21, 12:28 PM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel on Saturday, Nov. 21, was activated off the Reserve/Injured list. In a corresponding move, OL Hjalte Froholdt was placed on waivers.

Footballguys view: Michel has been back at practice for a couple of weeks. Activating him now means he could return to the field on Sunday. Damien Harris has taken over in the Patriots backfield, so Michel will likely have to push for snaps (which could be limited as he's eased back in) behind him.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel returns to practice    Fri Nov 6, 02:55 AM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (calf) returned to practice on Thursday, Nov. 5, which means the team now has 21 days to either activate Michel from the Reserve/Injured list or shut him down for the rest of the season.

Footballguys view: Damien Harris' outlook is dimmed with this news, but he is still a strong RB2 play against the Jets this weekend. Michel was looking better before his injury and should contribute to the Patriots offense when he returns.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel clears one hurdle    Sat Oct 31, 06:36 PM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (calf) was activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, Oct. 31, but remains on the Reserve/Injured list.

Footballguys view: Michel is working his way back from this calf injury. We'll see if the Patriots activate him from IR in the near future.

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  Patriots | Pats put trio on COVID list    Sat Oct 17, 04:51 PM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel, G Shaq Mason and DE Derek Rivers were placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, Oct. 17.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel headed to IR    Mon Oct 5, 04:43 PM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (quad) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list on Monday, Oct. 5.

Footballguys view: The move to IR means Michel has to miss at least three weeks before he's eligible to return. The Patriots move forward with James White and Rex Burkhead. Plus, the Patriots activated Damien Harris (hand) off the Reserve/Injured list to replace Michel on the roster.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel out for Week 4    Mon Oct 5, 09:37 AM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (quadriceps) didn't travel Monday, Oct. 5, and is out for Week 4.

Footballguys view: The Patriots have a stacked backfield even without Michel in the lineup. Damien Harris is eligible to return after beginning the season on IR due to a hand injury. They also have James White as a pass-catching weapon and Rex Burkhead as a do-everything back. We'll see how this three-headed backfield looks on Monday night, especially with QB Brian Hoyer under center.

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  Patriots | Questionable tag for Sony Michel    Fri Oct 2, 05:09 PM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (quadriceps) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 2, and is listed as questionable for Week 4.

Footballguys view: Michel could take a step back in the backfield this week with Damien Harris ready to be activated from injured reserve. He had an excellent game last week against the Raiders but will struggle to be relevant in fantasy leagues this year with a four or five-headed Patriots backfield.

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  Patriots | New England's Week 4 injury report    Fri Oct 2, 03:48 PM

New England Patriots DB Cody Davis (rib) did not practice all week and has been ruled out for Week 4 versus the Kansas City Chiefs. DL Adam Butler (shoulder), WR Julian Edelman (knee), RB Sony Michel (quad), OL Isaiah Wynn (calf) and OL Shaq Mason (calf) were limited in practice all week and are listed as questionable.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel limited again    Thu Oct 1, 06:10 PM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (quadriceps) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 1.

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  Patriots | New England's practice report for Thursday    Thu Oct 1, 05:41 PM

New England Patriots DB Cody Davis (rib) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 1. DL Adam Butler (shoulder), WR Julian Edelman (knee), RB Sony Michel (quad), OL Isaiah Wynn (calf) and OL Shaq Mason (calf) were limited.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel listed as limited    Wed Sep 30, 05:53 PM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (quadriceps) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 30.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel goes over 100 yards    Sun Sep 27, 08:45 PM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel rushed nine times for a game-high 117 yards in Week 3 against the Las Vegas Raiders and he added two catches for 23 yards on his two targets.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel finds end zone    Sun Sep 13, 04:51 PM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel rushed for 37 yards and one touchdown on 10 carries against the Miami Dolphins in Week 1.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel rounding into form    Wed Sep 2, 10:24 PM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (foot) 'got heavy' after surgery, according to running backs coach Ivan Fears, but Fears said Michel has his weight under control and has showed 'no signs of slowing down' during training camp.

Footballguys view: Good news for Michel here. The foot problem may always be a problem for the young runner and he may never look like the back he did during his prime in college at Georgia. All that being considered, Michel is the lead back for the Patriots when healthy. He'll still lose touches/snaps to James White, Rex Burkhead and maybe even Damien Harris in 2020.

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  Patriots | Damien Harris still receiving bulk of No. 1 reps    Thu Aug 27, 06:56 PM

New England Patriots RB Damien Harris continued to receive the majority of first-team reps even with RB Sony Michel back at practice Thursday, Aug. 27.

Footballguys view: Harris has a good chance to open the season as the lead back, but the ceiling is low for that role with James White and Rex Burkhead getting passing down work and Cam Newton getting a big share of the short yardage rushing touchdowns.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel passes physical    Wed Aug 26, 05:53 PM

Updating a previous story, New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (foot) passed his physical Wednesday, Aug. 26.

Footballguys view: Michel is back at practice for the Patriots and working to be their lead back. If healthy, Michel could get a starter's workload but the Patriots will still use other backs in a rotation. Damien Harris has been a standout player in training camp and could be a solid starter if Michel has to miss time. Perhaps the second-year pro will steal some snaps here and there away from Michel in 2020.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel practices    Wed Aug 26, 10:37 AM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (foot) was at practice Wednesday, Aug. 26, for the first time in camp.

Footballguys view: Michel is back at practice as the Patriots work towards the start of the regular season. The team insists that Michel will be ready for Week 1. Training camp standout Damien Harris is now working for a reserve role behind Michel.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel has shot for opener    Fri Aug 21, 01:55 PM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (foot) remains a possibility to play in Week 1, Patriots running backs coach Ivan Fears said Friday, Aug. 21. 'I think he'll be ready when he has a shot to get out there,' Fears said. 'Hopefully we have some time before the first game for him to be out there. If not, we'll take him when we get him.'

Footballguys view: This should downplay talk of Michel starting the season on the PUP list, but it is still not a strong assurance that he'll be ready for Week 1. He shouldn't be drafted in typical leagues until very late if at all after Lamar Miller was signed and Damien Harris has had a great camp to push Michel when he does return.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel not guaranteed for Week 1    Mon Aug 10, 07:56 PM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel's (foot) status for the start of the regular season is uncertain at this point.

Footballguys view: This is one of the reasons why the Patriots signed veteran free agent RB Lamar Miller on Monday. Michel is still recovering from foot surgery and is currently on the PUP list. If he doesn't show enough progress, the team could put him on PUP to begin the regular season.

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  Patriots | PUP list for Sony Michel    Sun Aug 2, 04:56 PM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (foot) was placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Sunday, Aug. 2, according to a source.

Footballguys view: This is a situation that Fantasy GMs need to keep an eye on. Michel is on the PUP list now because there is a possibility that he'll need to be on the PUP list at the start of the regular season. He had foot surgery in May and has been on the road to recovery since then. Damien Harris would get a larger opportunity if Michel was limited or had to miss time in 2020.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel may not be ready for practice    Mon Jul 27, 07:51 PM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel's (foot) status for the start of training camp is uncertain at this point, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Michel had foot surgery in May and the team is likely to ease him into action at training camp. He's productive when healthy but injuries have prevented Michel from playing up to his potential. This situation could open the door for second-year pro Damien Harris, a player who did not find his way to the field much as a rookie in 2019.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel out of boot    Sun Jul 12, 12:22 PM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (foot) is no longer wearing a walking boot on his surgically repaired foot.

Footballguys view: Michel is getting healthy in time to have the best chance of holding off Damien Harris, but the reality is that he is likely to yield at least some work to Harris. Michel isn't going to be an everyweek fantasy starter this year and has nowhere to go but down.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel recovering from surgery    Fri Jun 12, 09:24 AM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (foot) had surgery on his foot in May, according to sources. The surgery was a maintenance-based operation to help relieve discomfort that Michel had been experiencing. It's unknown whether he'll be ready for training camp.

Footballguys view: Damien Harris and Rex Burkhead could be more valuable in the wake of this news, but how valuable can any Patriots back be this year? Michel hasn't been the same back he was at Georgia since entering the league and his performance has been declining along with the effectiveness of the Patriots offense. He's only a late round pick until we see him back on the field and even then only a bench/depth pick.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel provided little after contact     Tue Jun 9, 08:31 PM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel averaged 1.6 yards after contact as a rusher in 2019 - tied for the second-worst mark among qualified rushers.

Footballguys view: Michel's yards-per-carry average went from 4.5 as a rookie to just 3.7 last year. His fantasy value is limited by the Patriots usage of a RBBC which does not feature Michel much at all as a receiver out of the backfield.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel heavily used in 2019    Tue Jun 2, 06:24 PM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel led all NFL running backs with a touch rate of 63 percent in 2019.

Footballguys view: Michel had almost 40 more carries than he did as a rookie in 2018 but his YPC dropped from 4.5 to just 3.7. The Patriots use other backs in the passing game, which limits Michel's value from a fantasy perspective. Michel is an RB4 with upside for Fantasy GMs.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel attracted attention in 2019    Thu May 21, 11:09 PM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel finished second in the league with 82 rushing attempts against defenses with eight or more defenders in the box in 2019, according to ESPN's Matt Bowen.

Footballguys view: The Patriots saw teams try to take away the ground game to put more pressure on QB Tom Brady and the WR corps. Brady is gone to Tampa and we should see Jarrett Stidham take over at quarterback. If that's the case, defenses will continue to stack the box to stuff the run and dare the young QB to beat them. Michel is going to attract plenty of attention in 2020.

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  Patriots | Rex Burkhead hurt Sony Michel's numbers    Sun Apr 5, 04:38 PM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel averaged 19 carries for 73 yards and scored four touchdowns in three games with Rex Burkhead injured last season. In those same contests, Michel compiled six of his 12 catches for the year. In the 13 games Burkhead was active, Michel averaged 14.6 carries for 53 yards and scored only three times.

Footballguys view: The Patriots don't care about your fantasy stock in Michel. He's a talented back, but so long as the team continues to use a three-headed RBBC, Michel's fantasy value will be held down.

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  Patriots | New England falls in playoff opener    Sat Jan 4, 11:46 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady completed 20 of his 37 passes for 209 yards and an interception in a 20-13 loss to the Tennessee Titans in the Wild Card round Saturday, Jan. 4. RB Sony Michel rushed 14 times for 61 yards and caught two passes for nine yards, and RB James White caught five passes for 62 yards and rushed once for 14 yards. WR Julian Edelman caught three of his five passes for 30 yards and rushed twice for 12 yards and a touchdown, WR N'Keal Harry caught two of his seven targets for 21 yards, WR Mohamed Sanu caught one of his four passes for 11 yards, WR Phillip Dorsett caught one of his four targets for six yards, and TE Benjamin Watson caught three of his four targets for 38 yards. LB Dont'a Hightower led the team with nine tackles, including eight solo stops and one tackle for loss.

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  Patriots | Week 17 final stats for Patriots    Sun Dec 29, 04:17 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady completed 16-of-29 passes for 221 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in an upset loss at home to the Miami Dolphins. RB Sony Michel led the way with 74 rushing yards on 18 attempts while scoring a touchdown, with RB Rex Burkhead adding 48 yards on six carries. WR Phillip Dorsett had a team-high 50 yards on one grab with four targets, while LB/FB Elandon Roberts had a 38-yard touchdown on his only touch. RB James White also added a score while finishing with three catches for 33 yards, and WR Julian Edelman managed three grabs for 26 yards on seven targets. WR N'Keal Harry also had three catches for 29 yards on seven targets while running once for nine yards.

Footballguys view: The Patriots offense continued to disappoint, coming up short in a game against one of the worst defenses in the league. Michel was serviceable for fantasy today and that's about it as linebacker/fullback Elandon Roberts caught one of the two Brady touchdowns. The Patriots fall to the third seed and will have to play next week and both Brady and the offense look mortal, and of course talk of Josh McDaniels as a head coaching prospect will be heard even though this was arguably the biggest struggle of his Patriots career.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel ready to play    Sun Dec 29, 12:07 PM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (illness) is officially active for the team's Week 17 game.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel likely to play    Sun Dec 29, 10:58 AM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (illness) is expected to play in Week 17's game against the Miami Dolphins, according to a league source.

Footballguys view: Rex Burkhead is also likely to get a big workload according to ESPN's Jeff Darlington, so this is a very tough backfield to project in what should be a high-scoring week for New England.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel questionable for Sunday    Sat Dec 28, 03:55 PM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (illness) was added to the injury report Saturday, Dec. 28, and is listed as questionable for the game Sunday, Dec. 29, against the Miami Dolphins.

Footballguys view: The team can turn to Rex Burkhead and James White at the running back position if need be. Check to see if Michel is a scratch for Sunday.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel leads team with 96 rushing yards    Sat Dec 21, 07:45 PM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel carried the ball 21 times for a team-high 96 rushing yards Saturday, Dec. 21, against the Buffalo Bills. He added one five-yard reception.

Footballguys view: Michel is running better as of late, but the touchdowns aren't coming. They could in Week 17 against Miami though.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel totals 103 scrimmage yards    Sun Dec 15, 05:20 PM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel rushed 19 times for 89 yards in Week 15 against the Cincinnati Bengals and he added one catch for 14 yards on his two targets.

Footballguys view: Michel ran well and would have been a fantasy success if he hadn't dropped a touchdown at the goal line. He's a what the heck flex against the Bills next week.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel goes nowhere on Sunday    Mon Dec 9, 01:25 AM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel ran five times for eight yards in Week 14 against the Kansas City Chiefs.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel rushes for 45 yards    Mon Dec 2, 02:34 AM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel had 10 carries for 45 yards in Week 13 against the Houston Texans.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel logs 20 carries    Mon Nov 25, 12:17 AM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel ran for 85 yards on 20 carries in Week 12 against the Dallas Cowboys.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel held in check again    Mon Nov 18, 02:33 AM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel rushed for 33 yards on 10 carries and added two receptions for 11 yards in Week 11 against the Philadelphia Eagles.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel does little on SNF    Mon Nov 4, 12:39 AM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel had just four carries for 18 yards against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 9. Michel also caught a 12-yard pass.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel runs for three scores    Mon Oct 21, 11:31 PM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (undisclosed) rushed 19 times for just 42 yards in Week 7 against the New York Jets, but he did run for three touchdowns. Michel was nicked late in the fourth quarter, leaving with an undisclosed injury. DT Folorunso Fatukasi landed on Michel awkwardly while making a tackle, and Michel walked off slowly under his own power.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel logs 113 yards    Fri Oct 11, 12:31 AM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel carried the ball 22 times for 86 yards against the New York Giants in Week 6. Michel also had two receptions (on three targets) for 27 yards.

Footballguys view: Michel has been a bigger part of the passing game in the last two contests and he has been getting a full workload, but he's not breaking tackles or adding value to his touches. The Patriots have been going away from him at the goal line to boot. He's still an RB2, but his ceiling is coming down with the lack of success and usage to finish drives.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel totals 123 yards, score    Sun Oct 6, 05:05 PM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel rushed 16 times for a season-high 91 yards and a touchdown in Week 5 against the Washington Redskins and he added three grabs for 32 yards on his three targets.

Footballguys view: Michel looked better than he did at any point so far this year and the passing game involvement was good to see. He's back to solid RB2 status against the Giants on Thursday.

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  Patriots | Sony Michel doesn't do much in win    Sun Sep 29, 07:03 PM

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel rushed 17 times for 63 yards in Week 4 against the Buffalo Bills.

Footballguys view: Michel hasn't gotten on track despite lots of chances. The offensive line is partially responsible, but if this trend continues, the Patriots could give Damien Harris a longer look in upcoming weeks.

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