Sony Michel

Sony Michel

Height: 5' 11"Weight: 215 lbsAge: 23College: Georgia

Week 7 Outlook

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Week Rank (ECR) RB #10
Projection 11.8 pts



Michel has at least 98 rushing yards and a touchdown in three straight games, solidifying his status as a legit RB1. He could find running lanes few and far between this week, however, as he faces off with a Bears defense that had completely shut down opposing running backs prior to last week's game in Miami.

Injury-Based Fantasy Advice - START - Michel played through his knee injury last week without a problem, so the limited practice sessions this week aren't a concern. Inside Injuries warned this could become a pattern, but he should be in all lineups unless of course he is a surprise inactive. There's too much upside to bench him despite the injury risk.

Chicago allows the 2nd fewest points to fantasy running backs, Michel is more of a RB2 this week.

With Rex Burkhead being sent to IR, there's a clear path to 20 weekly touches for Michel, and the all-important goal line looks for a team that is almost always at or near the top of the league in rushing touchdowns. Michel is a sneaky bet to lead the NFL in rushing TDs in the second-half of the 2018 season.

Is dominating rushing work behind an O-line rated by Football Outsiders as the 3rd-best run-blocking unit - 4 rush TDs and an average of 105.3 rush yards in past 3 games