Posted: 12/29/2019 5:07 pm UTC
New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (illness) is officially active for the team's Week 17 game.
Huddle Up: Michel likely will receive most of the carries this week against the Miami Dolphins and should be a must-start option in all fantasy leagues.
Posted: 12/29/2019 3:58 pm UTC
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.
Huddle Up: Michel had been listed as questionable after being added to the injury report because of a minor illness Saturday, Dec. 28. Since the Patriots still have an opportunity to clinch a first-round bye, Michel could see a decent number of carries this afternoon and could be an RB2 or flex option in most fantasy formats this week.
Posted: 12/28/2019 8:55 pm UTC
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.
Huddle Up: James White and Rex Burkhead should be expected to make up most of the work left by Michel if he's forced to sit. Rookie Damien Harris could also see some action in the regular-season finale if Michel is ruled out.
Posted: 12/22/2019 12:45 am UTC
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.
Huddle Up: Michel ceded the team's lone rushing score to Rex Burkhead, taking away from what could have been a huge fantasy game. He has carried the ball 40 times over the last two weeks and is dominating the work out of the backfield.
Posted: 12/15/2019 10:20 pm UTC
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.
Huddle Up: Michel had a decent day going over the century mark in total scrimmage yards, but he remains more of a low-end RB2 or flex fantasy play heading into Week 16 against the Buffalo Bills.
Posted: 12/09/2019 6:25 am UTC
New England Patriots RB Sony Michel ran five times for eight yards in Week 14 against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Huddle Up: For the fourth time this season, Michel rushed for fewer than 20 yards, and his five carries were fewer than James White or Rex Burkhead. Following a promising rookie campaign, the former Bulldog has endured a sophomore slump. At fantasy playoff time, you should think long and hard about inserting Michel in your lineup, even in a flex role.
Posted: 12/02/2019 7:34 am UTC
New England Patriots RB Sony Michel had 10 carries for 45 yards in Week 13 against the Houston Texans.
Huddle Up: For the third time in four weeks, Michel had 10 carries or less, something that happened just once in the first eight. It's clearly a disappointing trend of Michel, who sometimes cedes early-down touches to Rex Burkhead and steps aside for James White in passing situations. Right now Michel is no more than a risky RB3.
Posted: 11/25/2019 5:17 am UTC
New England Patriots RB Sony Michel ran for 85 yards on 20 carries in Week 12 against the Dallas Cowboys.
Huddle Up: Michel was actually running well early, but the Patriots' struggles up front started to rear their ugly head again as the game progressed. Because he doesn't contribute much in the passing game and isn't breaking many long runs, the second-year back is heavily reliant on his ability to find the end zone for his fantasy value - something he hasn't done in four straight games. He'll be a boom/bust RB3 yet again in Week 13 when the Patriots visit the Houston Texans.
Posted: 11/18/2019 7:33 am UTC
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.
Huddle Up: Same story, different week for his fantasy owners. Michel has been a touchdown-dependent RB2 for most of the season, but he has been nearly unusable whenever Rex Burkhead has been active. Owners should consider other alternatives in Week 12 when the Patriots host the Dallas Cowboys.
Posted: 11/04/2019 5:39 am UTC
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.
Huddle Up: Michel has been pretty solid this season, but Sunday night was the third time this year he's basically done nothing: he ran for 14 yards in Week 1, 11 in Week 3 and then 18 tonight. What do those games have in common? A healthy Rex Burkhead. The veteran cuts into Michel's touches every time he plays, making the Georgia product far more volatile than backfield mate James White. That's shaping up to be a potential problem for fantasy owners during the upcoming stretch run.