• Sony Michel
  • RB
  • , New England Patriots
  • 24
  • 215 lbs
  • 5' 11"
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13.999100

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Draft note
by John Paulsen
Michel had a scope on his troublesome knee after the season, but has been reportedly running at “full tilt” this summer. Michel finished with 209 carries for 931 yards (4.5 YPC) and six scores in 13 games at a rookie, but he has to deal with a crowded backfield that includes James White, Rex Burkhead and third round rookie Damien Harris. The Patriots used a first round pick on Michel, so he’s likely to lead this backfield in carries as long as he’s healthy.

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Scouting report

by Andrew Fleischer

NE RB Sony Michel - Week 3 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 3 vs New York Jets
Those counting on Sony Michel to be their RB1 have to be disappointed in the early returns. Michel stands as the RB39, and his expected usage in the passing game simply hasn't come to fruition. The high-scoring New England offense gives Michel legitimate touchdown opportunity, but while he leads Patriots running backs in offensive snap share at 49%, his 0.24 PPR points per snap are nearly half of Burkhead & White's 0.46.

The Patriots play the Jets in Week 3, and despite Vegas giving the Patriots an implied team total of 33 points, this isn't a cake matchup for Michel. The Patriots are potentially without both starting tackles, and while the Jets have allowed an 11th-fewest 106 rushing yards through two games, they've allowed the ninth-most receiving yards to running backs at 115 yards. Michel's lack of involvement in the passing game could equate to more usage of James White and Rex Burkhead. Michel will still get his red zone opportunities, but he'll need to markedly improve his rushing efficiency to rise above RB2 status.

2019 Strength of Schedule - NE
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
5
PIT
32
@MIA
20
NYJ
26
@BUF
15
@WAS
30
NYG
20
@NYJ
21
CLE
2
@BAL
BYE16
@PHI
10
DAL
8
@HOU
31
KC
29
@CIN
26
BUF
32
MIA

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2019 Game Stats
WeekOppRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRSTDPPRSnaps%
1PIT1514000.930000-1.41.423/7032.9%
2@MIA2185114.050000-12.512.535/7248.6%
Per game18.0049.500.500.502.7500000.006.956.9529.00/71.0040.74%
Totals3699112.7500000.0013.913.958/14240.74%
Previous Games vs. NYJ
SeasonWeekOppRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRSTDPPRSnaps%
201817NYJ1450003.570000-5.05.025/6836.76%
201812@NYJ21133106.33212026.0020.522.530/7042.86%
Average17.5091.500.500.004.951.006.000.001.003.0012.7513.7527.50/69.0039.81%