By Andrew Erickson (FantasyPros), Thu, Sep 1st 2022, 10:27am EDT
Give credit to Sony Michel after he ranked third in rushing yards and first in carries over the final six weeks of the 2021 season. The former Rams running back performed admirably in relief of Darrell Henderson Jr., but he was immediately supplanted by Cam Akers once the second-year back was deemed healthy enough to play a full-time role.
He signed a 1 year, $1.75M contract with the Miami Dolphins this offseason, joining a backfield with Chase Edmonds and Raheem Mostert. Michel offers the least explosiveness of the bunch but has the most proven track record of shouldering a workload that translates into fantasy production at 5-foot-11 and 216 pounds.
However, that was not enough to secure a roster spot, as he was released by the Dolphins.
Michel did not stay on the FA market for very long, signing with the Chargers almost immediately after his release.
Michel has super interesting appeal as late-round RB target in a high-powered L.A. offense as a nice compliment to starting RB1 Austin Ekeler. Chance he carves out some standalone value with the Chargers looking to lighten Ekeler's load.