Despite being eased into the mix early on due to knee maintenance, Michel "has clearly been the (Patriots') lead back throughout camp," Jeff Howe of the Athletic reports.
Howe notes that the second-year back has displayed "good burst between the tackles and seems to have a good eye for the cutback lanes." Additionally, Michel has had good results in practices when targeted by QB Tom Brady. Though Michel is no threat to supplant James White in terms of pass-catching prominence out of the team's backfield, any aptitude he displays in that facet of the game will help him see more touches, and in turn make the Patriots' offense less predictable. Last season, Michel was targeted just 11 times (he caught seven passes for 50 yards) in 13 games, making that an area of his game where there's ample room for statistical growth. When healthy, Michel clearly tops the team's running back depth chart, and he has the upside to generate plenty of strong fantasy stat lines. That said, with weekly variance in carry allotment dictated by game flow and matchup-specific game plans, in any given outing he could lose work to White, the versatile Rex Burkhead and third-round pick Damien Harris. Yesterday 12:41 pm (EST)
- Michel, who saw increased work at practice for the second straight day Thursday, is "moving well," per Kevin Duffy of the Boston Herald.
- Michel took part in 11-on-11 work Wednesday, the first time he's done so in training camp, Zack Cox of NESN.com reports.
- The Patriots have been "really taking it easy" with Michel's workload through the first handful of training camp practices, Jeff Howe of The Athletic reports. All Sony Michel News
2019 PRESEASON PROJECTIONS
2019 PRESEASON RANKINGS
2018 SEASON STATS
|LAST 3 WEEKS||45||225||1||0||0||0||0|
|Dec 30||W 38 - 3||NYJ||14||50||0||0||0||0|
|Dec 23||W 24 - 12||BUF||18||116||1||0||0||0|
|Dec 16||L 17 - 10||@ PIT||13||59||0||0||0||0|
|Dec 09||L 34 - 33||@ MIA||20||57||0||0||0||0|
|Dec 02||W 24 - 10||MIN||17||63||0||1||7||0|
|Nov 25||W 27 - 13||@ NYJ||21||133||1||2||12||0|
|Nov 11||L 34 - 10||@ TEN||11||31||0||0||0||0|
|Nov 04||W 31 - 17||GB||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Oct 29||W 25 - 6||@ BUF||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Oct 21||W 38 - 31||@ CHI||4||22||0||1||13||0|
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