Michel practiced on a limited basis this week. His status needs to be monitored. We'd consider him a risky FLEX if active in Week 10, given he's likely not to return to a 20+ carry workload immediately as we saw before his injury.
NE RB Kenjon Barner - Week 8 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 8 at Buffalo Bills
The Patriots head to Buffalo Monday night to face a Bills team they've averaged 33.7 points against in their last three meetings. New England has also scored at least 38 points in each of its last four games and has a Week 8 implied team total of 29 points. Sony Michel will not play this week, but it's too hard to know how the backs behind James White will be utilized. Right now, that's just Kenjon Barner on the roster, but practice squad back Kenneth Farrow has been taking hand-offs from Tom Brady this week in practice, much more of a power back than Barner. For now, Barner is a touchdown or bust FLEX option in deep leagues, as White will dominate the pass-catching work.