Sony Michel

Sony Michel

Height: 5' 11"Weight: 215 lbsAge: 24College: Georgia

Week 7 Outlook

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Week Rank (ECR) RB #16
Projection 9.8 pts


Sony Michel enters sell high window

Sony Michel rushed 22 times for 86 yards and caught two of his three targets for 27 yards in the Patriots' Week 6 win over the Giants.

Fantasy Impact

Capitalize on the box score and sell high on Michel if the opportunity is available. 26 of Michel's rushing yards came just before two kneel downs in garbage time. Michel has found it hard to come by targets with Rex Burkhead in the game (he missed Week 6). On top of that, after the Jets in Week 7, a game in which Michel should be very usable, the Patriots start a murderer's row of either good defenses or good teams, so Michel will either be facing bad matchups on the ground or potentially bad game script. After Week 7, Michel's outlook is trending down.

Sony Michel has first breakout game of 2019

Sony Michel rushed 16 times for 91 yards and a touchdown in the Patriots' Week 5 win over the Redskins. He also caught all three of his targets for 32 yards.

Fantasy Impact

This is the performance that Michel owners have been waiting for. After drafting him with a relatively significant investment, owners were counting on efficiency and a large helping of touchdowns to propel Michel on less-than-workhorse touches. He's been seeing the lion's share of the carries, but little in the way of receiving work. The three targets are encouraging, but it's notable that Rex Burkhead was inactive. Michel should be in a positive game script in Week 6 against the Giants, but he will likely remain dependent on touchdowns for strong fantasy outings.

Sony Michel held in check by Bills

Sony Michel rushed 17 times for 63 yards in the Patriots' Week 4 win over the Bills.

Fantasy Impact

This was a tough matchup for Michel, but it's officially panic button time if owners have not already gotten worried. Michel is not being used in the passing game and has become a touchdown-dependent flex play. Fortunately, next week is a matchup with the Redskins, which should be one of the better game script contests of the year for Michel.

Sony Michel saves bad day with a touchdown

Sony Michel rushed nine times for 11 yards and a touchdown in the Patriots' Week 3 win over the Jets. Michel was targeted once.

Fantasy Impact

Michel was completely worthless for fantasy purposes outside of his touchdown, even in a positive game script. Michel looks like he'll be frustrating to own, even in easy wins. Next week's matchup is tough against the Bills as well. Michel is always in contention for a starting spot, though, thanks to his scoring upside.

Sony Michel back in form in blowout win

Sony Michel rushed 21 times for 85 yards and a touchdown in the Patriots' Week 2 win over the Dolphins. He also fumble once.

Fantasy Impact

Michel was back to his "old self" -- so to speak -- carrying the load on offense for the Patriots. Michel was surely helped by the positive game script, but is firmly entrenched as the early-down runner. Michel is in a good spot next week against the Jets and is firmly in the starter range for fantasy purposes.