Sony Michel
Sony Michel
23-Year-Old Running BackRB
New England Patriots
2018 Fantasy Outlook
The 31st overall pick in this year's draft, Michel is a tough player to categorize. His size and role at Georgia alongside Nick Chubb encouraged some Alvin Kamara comparisons, but Michel is a different kind of runner, preferring to use his burst and low center of gravity to break tackles rather than avoiding contact. He does have some elusiveness, and his 4.54 40-yard dash time at the Combine is more than adequate, but his north-south style and inconsistent usage in the passing game at Georgia mark him as more of an early down and short-yardage option than a true three-down back. That skill set would make him an exciting complement to James White in a more conventional, less-crowded NFL backfield, but with Rex Burkhead, Mike Gillislee and Jeremy Hill also in the mix, Michel will need to make a good impression in training camp to earn significant snaps right away. An August injury certainly won't help in that regard, though the Patriots are optimistic Michel will recover from a minor procedure to drain fluid in his knee in time for Week 1. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $9.63 million contract with the Patriots in July of 2018.
Strong run continues
RBNew England Patriots
October 14, 2018
Michel (knee) ran 24 times for 106 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 43-40 win over the Chiefs.
ANALYSIS
Michel didn't appear to be limited by his nagging knee injury, dominating the backfield touches (24 of 35 non-QB rushes) in an impressive team rushing display. The rookie hit paydirt for the third consecutive week, and he's averaging 22.3 carries and 105.3 yards over that span. The Patriots are notorious for rotating their backfield touches, but Michel has clearly emerged as Bill Belichick's primary early-down and goal-line rusher. The 23-year-old should be heavily involved again to help mitigate an aggressive Chicago pass rush Week 7.
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Snap Counts
  • 2018 Offensive Snaps:
    134
  • 2018 Special Teams Snaps:
    20
 
Off Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2016
2017
2018
134
20
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other RBs)

Height:   5' 11"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   215 lbs
AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.54 sec
AVERAGE
Shuttle Time:   4.21 sec
GOOD
Cone Drill:   0.00 sec
Not Available
Arm Length:   31.25 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.13 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   0 in
Not Available
Broad Jump:   0 in
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Bench Press:   22 reps
GOOD
New England Patriots Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
More Fantasy News
Suits up Sunday night
RBNew England Patriots
October 14, 2018
Michel (knee) is listed as active for Sunday night's game against the Chiefs.
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Game-time decision, but expected to play
RBNew England Patriots
Knee
October 14, 2018
Jeff Howe of The Athletic relays that when he asked Michel earlier this week if his knee was "all good," the running back responded, "yeah."
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Likely game-time call for Sunday
RBNew England Patriots
Knee
October 14, 2018
Michel (knee), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's contest against the Chiefs, will likely be a game-time decision, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Listed as questionable this week
RBNew England Patriots
Knee
October 12, 2018
Michel (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday night's game against the Chiefs after practicing in a limited fashion all week.
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Logs another limited practice
RBNew England Patriots
Knee
October 11, 2018
Michel (knee) remained limited at practice Thursday.
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