Sony Michel

Sony Michel

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

2019 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
2nd easiest for RBs
Draft Rank (ECR) #31
Best / Worst #12 / #62
ADP #37


Sony Michel finishes post-season with six TDs

Sony Michel rushed 18 times for 94 yards and a score as the Patriots beat the Rams 13-3 in Super Bowl 53.

Fantasy Impact

Michel became a monster this post-season as the Patriots became a run-heavy offense throughout the playoffs. In all the 23-year-old rookie scored six times across three post-season games. The only thing limiting Michel from fantasy stardom is his inability to do much in the passing game. He will enter 2019 fantasy drafts as an upside RB2.

Sony Michel scores two more TDs in AFC Championship

Sony Michel rushed 29 times for 113 yards and two TDs as the Patriots beat the Chiefs 37-31 in the AFC Championship on Sunday night.

Fantasy Impact

Michel now has 53 carries and five scores through two career playoff games. He wasn’t targeted in the passing game as New England used him early and often between the tackles. The Rams have a somewhat soft run defense, which means Michel could be in for another monster workload two weeks from now.

Sony Michel rumbles for three scores in dominant playoff win

Sony Michel rushed 24 times for 129 yards and three touchdowns in the Patriots' Divisional Round win over the Chargers. He also caught his only target for nine yards.

Fantasy Impact

Michel's workload, as usual, was largely dependent on game script, as he is almost absent from the passing game. With the Patriots jumping out to a large lead very early in the game, they were content to ride Michel and the ground game heavily. Next week, it's likely they won't have that luxury, as they opened as 3-point underdogs for the game in Kansas City. It sets up more as a James White game, but if the Patriots get out to a lead, Michel will be heavily involved once again. Based on his risk, Michel is best used only in DFS Tournaments for next week's AFC Championship game.

Sony Michel gets no targets again in Week 17 win

Sony Michel rushed 14 times for 50 yards in the Patriots' Week 17 win over the Jets.

Fantasy Impact

Michel will continue to battle for touches in 2019 in all likelihood, as both James White and Rex Burkhead are signed through 2020 on cheap contracts. Michel has been receiving the bulk of the ground work, and no targets, significantly reducing his appeal. It's disappointing for the rookie who was effective in both phases at the University of Georgia, but his upside could well be capped again in 2019, making him TD-dependent.

Sony Michel romps for 100 and a score in Week 16

Sony Michel rushed 18 times for 116 yards and a touchdown in the Patriots' Week 16 win over the Bills.

Fantasy Impact

While Michel turned in a strong fantasy outing, his usage continues to be disappointing. Michel received no targets yet again, making him reliant on long runs or touchdowns to produce strong fantasy lines. In a good offense, his upside remains acceptable, but he's a riskier play than fantasy owners had hoped. Michel can be viewed in the RB2 range with a better matchup for Week 17.