Posted: 9/13/2020 8:51 pm UTC
New England Patriots RB Sony Michel rushed for 37 yards and one touchdown on 10 carries against the Miami Dolphins in Week 1.
Huddle Up: Michel received the most carries among the running backs and was able to reach the end zone. He probably will continue to be part of a committee at running back moving forward but could be at least a flex option because of his touchdown potential.
Posted: 9/03/2020 2:24 am UTC
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.
Huddle Up: After struggling with efficiency and injuries last year, Michel is no longer a lock to start, let alone to dominate carries in the New England backfield. He will be a RB4 with upside.
Posted: 8/27/2020 10:56 pm UTC
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.
Huddle Up: Harris carried the ball just four times for 12 yards over two games in his rookie year. The Patriots may just be continuing to groom him for the Week 1 start while allowing Michel to get back up to speed with the second team until he's fully ready. Harris should be targeted as a high-end RB3 for now, though there's a high amount of risk his role quickly changes as there is with most Patriots running backs every year.
Posted: 8/26/2020 9:53 pm UTC
Updating a previous story, New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (foot) passed his physical Wednesday, Aug. 26.
Posted: 8/26/2020 2:37 pm UTC
New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (foot) was at practice Wednesday, Aug. 26, for the first time in camp.
Huddle Up: New England's backfield is a curious one, and Michel could still wind up with a decent chunk of carries. He's a back-end running back in fantasy that could gain more value as the season goes along.
Posted: 8/21/2020 5:55 pm UTC
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.'
Huddle Up: Michel's PUP list stint and the signing of Lamar Miller has returned the Patriots' backfield into a state of fantasy uncertainty. Pass-catching back James White might be safest bet at the moment, but value Michel as a high-end RB4 for now.
Posted: 8/10/2020 11:56 pm UTC
New England Patriots RB Sony Michel's (foot) status for the start of the regular season is uncertain at this point.
Huddle Up: Michel's uncertain status is probably a ready the team is adding Lamar Miller. Michel likely will be the starting running back when healthy, but the team has used multiple running backs over the last several seasons. Fantasy players can consider Michel as at least a No. 3 running back when healthy.
Posted: 8/02/2020 8:56 pm UTC
New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (foot) was placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Sunday, Aug. 2, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Michel probably will miss some practice time during camp because of his injury but appears to be on track for the start of the regular season. He can be considered a No. 2 or No. 3 fantasy running back if he is healhy.
Posted: 7/27/2020 11:51 pm UTC
New England Patriots RB Sony Michel's (foot) status for the start of training camp is uncertain at this point, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Michel is recovering from offseason foot surgery but still has time before the start of the regular season. He will be the starting running back for the Patriots when healthy and can be a No. 2 or No. 3 running back in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 7/12/2020 4:22 pm UTC
New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (foot) is no longer wearing a walking boot on his surgically repaired foot.
Huddle Up: Michel will be ready for training camp and should receive most of the carries this season but will have to share snaps with several other backs. He should be considered at least a No. 3 running back in fantasy leagues.