Posted: 11/29/2020 4:19 pm UTC
New England Patriots RB Sony Michel is expected to split carries with RB Damien Harris in Week 12's game versus the Arizona Cardinals.
Huddle Up: Harris is expected to remain the Patriots' bell cow and remains worthy of consideration as an RB2 option in most fantasy leagues, although Michel's presence could reduce the number of offensive snaps he sees. Michel, who is seeing his first game action since Week 3, can be viewed as a flex option in many formats.
Posted: 11/22/2020 5:01 pm UTC
New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (calf) has been declared inactive for the Week 11 game.
Huddle Up: Michel was activated from the Reserve/Injured list during the weekend but probably needs at least another week of practice before he is ready. Damien Harris will continue to be the main running back for the Patriots and can be a No. 2 back in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 11/21/2020 5:28 pm UTC
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.
Huddle Up: Yikes, the Pats are back to having a four-running back conglomerate in the backfield. Damien Harris and Rex Burkhead still figure to lead the quartet in touches, but Harris is a low-end RB2 and Burkhead is a flex consideration.
Posted: 11/06/2020 7:55 am UTC
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.
Huddle Up: When we last saw Michel he was running for 117 yards on just nine carries in Week 3. What his role will be now is unclear, however, given the strong play of Damien Harris since he was activated from IR. At best, Michel is a stash candidate in case the team gives him meaningful work when he returns.
Posted: 10/31/2020 10:36 pm UTC
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.
Posted: 10/05/2020 8:43 pm UTC
New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (quad) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list on Monday, Oct. 5. The Patriots activated Damien Harris (hand) off the Reserve/Injured list to replace him on the roster.
Huddle Up: The timing of Michel's IR stint is curious since he was a limited participant in practice all week, but it clears the path for Harris to assume the role of an early-down workhorse after making a strong impression in training camp. Harris can't be expected to do much in Week 4 versus the Kansas City Chiefs and figures to be limited to no more than 10 touches, but there is RB2 upside with him if he is eventually able to take advantage of the opportunity he is being presented with following Michel's banishment.
Posted: 10/05/2020 1:37 pm UTC
New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (quadriceps) didn't travel Monday, Oct. 5, and is out for Week 4.
Huddle Up: Rex Burkhead poked his head in the fantasy door with a big game last week, and he'll be a flex option against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Posted: 10/02/2020 9:09 pm UTC
New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (quadriceps) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 2, and is listed as questionable for Week 4.
Huddle Up: Michel should be ready to play this week, but fantasy players should check the inactive list to make sure of his status. He likely will receive most of the carries in the running game and can be a No. 2 running back or flex option in leagues.
Posted: 10/01/2020 10:10 pm UTC
New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (quadriceps) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 1.
Huddle Up: Michel should be able to handle his normal workload this week despite the injury. He can be considered a No. 2 running back or flex option in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 9/30/2020 9:53 pm UTC
New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (quadriceps) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 30.
Huddle Up: Fantasy players should know more about Michel's availability in the next few days. He is coming off a big Week 3 performance and should lead the team in carries this week. He can be a No. 2 runing back or flex option in leagues.