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David Johnson or Sony Michel

Who Should I Start? - Week 15 - Half Point PPR

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Sony MichelS. Michel
RB - NE
Sony Michel
at CIN, Sun 1pm EST
David JohnsonD. Johnson
RB - ARI
David Johnson
vs. CLE, Sun 4pm EST
 
 
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Rankings 
    
ECR# 29# 44-
Best Rank# 20# 37-
Worst Rank# 38# 53-
    
Matchup 
    
Opponent at CIN vs. CLE-
Matchup RatingThis is a 5 star matchup. RBs perform better than their average vs CINThis is a 3 star matchup. RBs perform close to their average vs CLE-
    
    
Stats Allowed   
Rush Att26.121.8
Rush Yds127.3104.2
Rush TD0.90.7
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total112.0121.7-
Avg Game8.612.2-
Avg Projection8.35.7-
Week 141.412.3-
    
Misc 
    
Injury Alert-
Weather39 F, Possible light rain overnight.Indoor-
    
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  Sony MichelS. Michel
RB - NE
Sony Michel
David JohnsonD. Johnson
RB - ARI
David Johnson
2019 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. PIT
15 rush, 14 yds, 0 td
vs. DET
18 rush, 82 yds, 0 td
7 tar, 6 rec, 55 yds, 1 td
Week 2 at MIA
21 rush, 83 yds, 1 td
at BAL
7 rush, 14 yds, 1 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 3 vs. NYJ
9 rush, 11 yds, 1 td
1 tar, 0 rec, 0 yds, 0 td
vs. CAR
11 rush, 37 yds, 0 td
9 tar, 6 rec, 28 yds, 1 td
Week 4 at BUF
17 rush, 63 yds, 0 td
vs. SEA
11 rush, 40 yds, 0 td
11 tar, 8 rec, 99 yds, 0 td
Week 5 at WAS
16 rush, 91 yds, 1 td
3 tar, 3 rec, 32 yds, 0 td
at CIN
17 rush, 91 yds, 0 td
5 tar, 3 rec, 65 yds, 0 td
Week 6 vs. NYG
22 rush, 86 yds, 0 td
3 tar, 2 rec, 27 yds, 0 td
vs. ATL
12 rush, 34 yds, 1 td
8 tar, 6 rec, 68 yds, 1 td
Week 7 at NYJ
19 rush, 42 yds, 3 td
2 tar, 1 rec, -8 yds, 0 td
at NYG
1 rush, 2 yds, 0 td
Week 8 vs. CLE
21 rush, 74 yds, 0 td
at NO
Week 9 at BAL
4 rush, 18 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 1 rec, 12 yds, 0 td
vs. SF
Week 10BYE WEEK at TB
5 rush, 2 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 8 yds, 0 td
Week 11 at PHI
10 rush, 33 yds, 0 td
4 tar, 2 rec, 11 yds, 0 td
at SF
0 rush, 0 yds, 0 td
Week 12 vs. DAL
20 rush, 85 yds, 0 td
BYE WEEK
Week 13 at HOU
10 rush, 45 yds, 0 td
vs. LAR
4 rush, 15 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 9 yds, 0 td
Week 14 vs. KC
5 rush, 8 yds, 0 td
1 tar, 1 rec, 1 yds, 0 td
vs. PIT
3 rush, 19 yds, 0 td
2 tar, 2 rec, 34 yds, 1 td
Week 15 at CIN vs. CLE
Week 16 vs. BUF at SEA
Week 17 vs. MIA at LAR
  Sony MichelS. Michel
RB - NE
Sony Michel
at CIN, Sun 1pm EST
David JohnsonD. Johnson
RB - ARI
David Johnson
vs. CLE, Sun 4pm EST
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts14.54.9
Rush Yards58.318.2
Rush TDs0.30.1
   
Receiving
   
Receptions0.72.1
Rec Yards5.119.1
Rec TDs0.00.1
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points8.35.7
   
  Sony MichelS. Michel
RB - NE
Sony Michel
David JohnsonD. Johnson
RB - ARI
David Johnson
2019 Points 
Week 11.422.7
Week 212.57.9
Week 37.115.5
Week 46.317.9
Week 519.817.1
Week 612.325.2
Week 721.90.2
Week 87.4
Week 93.5
Week 10-0.5
Week 115.4
Week 128.5
Week 134.53.4
Week 141.412.3
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
  Sony MichelS. Michel
RB - NE
Sony Michel
David JohnsonD. Johnson
RB - ARI
David Johnson
2019 Targets 
Week 107
Week 201
Week 319
Week 4011
Week 535
Week 638
Week 720
Week 80
Week 92
Week 101
Week 1140
Week 120
Week 1302
Week 1412
Week 15
Week 16
Week 17
  Sony MichelS. Michel
RB - NE
Sony Michel
at CIN, Sun 1pm EST
David JohnsonD. Johnson
RB - ARI
David Johnson
vs. CLE, Sun 4pm EST
Expert 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
This is the worst part of the fantasy playoffs. It's win or go home. If you made it through last week with Michel, you should be counting your lucky stars. However, how do you not consider him against the Bengals, a team that's been constantly abused by running backs, particularly on the ground. Opposing running backs have combined to average 24.4 carries per game against them, which is the third highest mark in the league. On those carries, they've allowed 4.74 yards per carry. There have been 10 running backs who've totaled at least 12 carries against the Bengals, and every one of them finished as a top-20 performer on the week. While Michel has only received 15 carries the last two weeks combined, the gamescript has been negative throughout both games. In the 18 games the Patriots have won over the last two years, Michel has averaged 17.3 carries. In the eight losses, he's averaged 10.9 carries. The Patriots are going to win this game, which is what brings up the tough question of what to do with Michel this week. Despite the bad performance in Week 14, Michel should be back in fantasy lineups as a low-end RB2 who should fare much better.Johnson is trending up but cannot be considered anything more than an emergency RB4 who's likely to get 6-8 touches.
Derek Lofland
FantasyPros
The Bengals are 26th against fantasy running backs, Michel is a flex option on a struggling Patriots offense. 
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