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  Sony Michel
RB - NE
Sony Michel
Stefon Diggs
WR - MIN
Stefon Diggs
 
 
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  Sony Michel
RB - NE
Sony Michel
Stefon Diggs
WR - MIN
Stefon Diggs
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. PIT vs. ATL
Week 2 at MIA at GB
Week 3 vs. NYJ vs. OAK
Week 4 at BUF at CHI
Week 5 at WAS at NYG
Week 6 vs. NYG vs. PHI
Week 7 at NYJ at DET
Week 8 vs. CLE vs. WAS
Week 9 at BAL at KC
Week 10BYE WEEK at DAL
Week 11 at PHI vs. DEN
Week 12 vs. DALBYE WEEK
Week 13 at HOU at SEA
Week 14 vs. KC vs. DET
Week 15 at CIN at LAC
Week 16 vs. BUF vs. GB
Week 17 vs. MIA vs. CHI
  Sony Michel
RB - NE
Sony Michel
Stefon Diggs
WR - MIN
Stefon Diggs
2018 Points 
Week 111.1
Week 24.126.9
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Week 622.64.2
Week 71.52.6
Week 817.9
Week 9
Week 103.1
Week 1118.6
Week 1220.514.9
Week 137.04.9
Week 145.78.1
Week 155.911.8
Week 1617.67.0
Week 175.010.7
  Sony Michel
RB - NE
Sony Michel
Stefon Diggs
WR - MIN
Stefon Diggs
2018 Targets 
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  Sony Michel
RB - NE
Sony Michel
Stefon Diggs
WR - MIN
Stefon Diggs
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
It was a solid rookie year for Michel, who finished as the RB28 despite missing three full games. The issue with expecting a massive jump in production is his lack of usage in the passing game (just seven receptions in 13 games), and the third-round draft pick of Damien Harris, as he's a threat to steal some early-down work. Still, Michel should provide RB2 value as long as he's healthyIt's been quite the career arc for Diggs who has gone from the WR46 his rookie year, to the WR30, WR19, and then WR10 in 2018 while collecting a career-high 150 targets. That's important, as it shows his new quarterback Kirk Cousins trusts him. With Adam Thielen around, it'll be tough for him to break into the top-five, but Diggs should be considered a relatively safe low-end WR1 in fantasy circles who would have top-five upside should something happen to Thielen
Brandon Funston
The Athletic
Admittedly, there's some fear of his balky knee, and a little usage uncertainty with Belichick's history of pulling the backfield strings, but his preseason's been strong and the backfield is lucrative (NE top 6 in RB half-PPR FAN PTS each of past 4 seasons)A lot of Antonio Brown to his game - lightning quick, can work the whole field, great route runner and explosive after the catch - health and random wallflower games have been his only bugaboos
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Michel was great last year, but he's had some health questions and New England has approximately one thousand running backs. He should be higher, but I can't do it. 
Dan Harris
FantasyPros
Michel dealt with a preseason knee injury that bothered him some during the season, but he came on during the fantasy (and real-life) playoffs, showing his upside. When the Patriots spent a third-round pick on Damien Harris, fantasy owners got worried, but Harris reportedly has not gotten many reps this summer. The backfield in New England is still crowded with James White and Rex Burkhead, but with no Rob Gronkowksi, the Patriots are likely to lean on the run a bit more. That makes Michel an RB2, though one that is better in standard formats.Diggs had an incredible year overall, seeing 149 targets and setting career highs across the board with 102 catches for 1,021 yards and nine touchdowns. But his production waned late in the year as the Vikings offense focused on the run. With Gary Kubiak brought in as an offensive adviser, the hope is that the offense opens back up. But either way, Diggs should be no worse than a solid WR2 in all formats with WR1 upside.
Michael Petropoulos
BRoto Fantasy
Check out my article on BRotofantasy.com regarding Michel's inflated ADP. He was very much a game script RB with no passing game involvement last season and there is nothing that says that will not remain the same this season. He also has degenerative knee issues and has never played even half the offensive snaps in a game.Diggs increased his yardage output from 849 to 1021 yards over the last two years which is awesome to see. He was also eighth in the league in red zone receptions. With that being said, he remains a volatile week to week player, and his opportunities may not be as plentiful with the Vikings looking to establish the run, highlighted by the addition of Gary Kubiak.
Sean Koerner
The Action Network
chronic knee issues mean he could miss games. Damien Harris puts pressure on him. not ideal in any sort of PPR. he's more valuable in Best Ball as he will consolidate his value into several games he goes off 
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
Sony has plummeted down draft boards with the drafting of Damien Harris and multiple reports about concerns revolving Michel's knee. These are both scary for fantasy owners, but the price has now dropped low enough that you can afford to take a risk on someone with legitimate top 10 running back upside in this great Patriots' offense.Diggs still hasn't become that top-end receiver we once assumed he would become but he has steadily improved each season. If Kirk Cousins' TD-rate improves to even league-average, Diggs may make that jump into the top 10 fantasy wideouts this time around.
Nick Zylak
Fantasy Football Advice
Honestly, I can't justify drafting Sony this season. Not only did the Patriots draft another RB early this season, but his knee is a concern. He's suffered a torn ACL, a fractured shoulder blade, multiple ankle sprains, a fractured forearm and three separate knee strains. Sony, unsurprisingly, has the second highest chance of injury this season according to sports injury predictor. You can also add volume reduction to his risk. We know that White is going to get most of the passing down work, and that Harris is going to take some of the early down work away from him. This backfield is very similar to that of Washington. Assuming everyone stays healthy, Sony isn't going to pay off his ADP. He would need a Damien Harris injury to be anything more than a TD upside FLEX play. Yet he's being drafted as a mid range RB 2. Save yourself the headache and just stay away from Sony this season.I love targeting Diggs in the late 3rd/early 4th round. He's a bit too risky to rely on as your top guy each week, but at his ADP, he won't need to. You can make him your WR1 to go with 3 stud RB's, or maybe an upside WR2 to go with 2 elite running backs. However you choose to start your draft, Diggs is an upside pick. Diggs posted over 100 receptions in his first season with Cousins, commanding a nearly 30% share of the teams air yards. He's an elite WR in the prime of his career, on an offense that has a consolidated target market share. If he can get past the lower body injuries, then he's got all the upside in the world.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
Michel had a breakout postseason and that could carry over to a strong 2019 season. He does have some knee issues, but he should still be a solid RB3 with RB2 upside in 2019.Diggs had 102 receptions for 1,021 yards and 9 touchdowns last year. He is a solid WR2 that has a ton of upside in this offense as their most talented red zone wide receiver.