Michel finished his second season as the No. 28 fantasy running back, rushing for just 3.7 YPC. He had 12 catches all year, and the loss of Tom Brady figures to limit the number of red zone trips and lead to more frequent negative game scripts, so Michel’s arrow isn’t exactly pointing up.
Sony Michel posted a picture on his Instagram that shows him without a walking boot.
Beat writer Mike Reiss said some Patriots have already returned to the area, getting a head start on their quarantine. Michel is recovering from offseason surgery on his foot, and as a rehabbing player is allowed to use the team's facilities, which he's been taking advantage of for several weeks now. Unfortunately, we don't see Michel's fantasy arrow pointing up with the loss of Tom Brady.
Oct 18, 2019 · 7:33 PM EDT
Patriots RB Rex Burkhead (foot) took limited practice reps Thursday. This is the same program as last week when he was ultimately ruled out. We wouldn't gamble on a gimpy part-timer who may or may not play on Monday night. If he's out, it will boost the prospects of Sony Michel and James White. Brandon Bolden will continue to vulture touchdowns from that duo.
The tweet went on to say it's pretty clear that Michele is the No. 1 RB right now. That should leave White to resume his normal pass-catching duties. Harris got a lot of attention in the spring but seems to be fading for now.