New England Patriots
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  • 2 years
  • Georgia
  • 2018 R1 O, None
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Season To Date Statistics

Year Team Gms Plays Car Rush Yards YPC Rush TDs Fum Targets Catch Catch Yards Catch TDs Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2018 NE 13 220 209 931 4.5 6 1 11 7 50 0 981 6 0 5 5

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  • Posted: 6/12/2019 11:17am ET

    New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (knee) missed some offseason workouts because he recently underwent arthroscopic knee surgery, according to a source. He is expected to be ready for training camp.

    Huddle Up: Michel may be eased into training camp but should be fine for the start of the regular season. He likely will receive most of the carries in the running game and can be a No. 2 running back in most fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 6/6/2019 9:30am ET

    New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (unknown) has missed all three days of the team's minicamp this week with no explanation from the team. One beat reporter believes the team is simply managing the workload for Michel, who has had a history of knee issues dating back through his time at Georgia.

    Huddle Up: Michel missed three games last season with knee problems but enjoyed a standout run through the postseason with 345 yards and six TDs in three games. James White, Rex Burkhead and rookie Damien Harris also are in the mix, but Michel is still regarded as a low-end RB2.

  • Posted: 5/24/2019 9:37am ET

    New England Patriots RB Sony Michel didn't participate in the team's OTA workouts Thursday, May 23, and one team beat writer says it's possible that the team is limiting Michel's offseason workload.

    Huddle Up: Michel matched his 13-game regular-season TD total (six) in three playoff games as he enjoyed a strong postseason. Despite the addition of third-round RB Damien Harris, Michel should be drafted as a solid RB2.

  • Posted: 2/3/2019 7:38pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Sony Michel rushed 18 times for 94 yards and a touchdown in a 13-3 win over the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII, finishing the postseason with 336 rushing yards and six touchdowns in three games.

    Huddle Up: Michel emerged as the lead back between the tackles for New England, and having a big role for a solid offense should keep him firmly in the RB2 mix in 2019.

  • Posted: 2/3/2019 9:52am ET

    New England Patriots RB Sony Michel is the first rookie and fourth running back overall to have back-to-back playoff games with at least 100 rushing yards and two touchdowns. The other three to do so -- Terrell Davis, John Riggins and Larry Csonka -- are in the Hall of Fame.

    Huddle Up: Michel has totaled 54 touches, including 53 rushing attempts, in two playoff games so far and is the best bet among all players to have a big game on the ground in Super Bowl LIII. Still, he's facing his toughest test yet in a Rams defense that has allowed only 98 yards on 43 rushes during their two NFC playoff wins.

  • Posted: 1/27/2019 10:24am ET

    New England Patriots RB Sony Michel has received some advice for playing in his first Super Bowl from two-time champion and Super Bowl XXXII MVP Terrell Davis. 'Try not to make this game any different than the ones you played,' David relayed to Michel via TMZ Sports. 'A lot of times, what happens is players assume, 'It's a Super Bowl, so I gotta do something different. I gotta prepare more, I gotta do something that I'm not used to doing. And, that's when they get in trouble.'

    Huddle Up: Michel, the rookie first-round pick, is doing just fine this postseason rushing for a combined 242 yards and five TDs on 53 carries in wins over the Chargers and Chiefs. Next up may be toughest test yet in a Rams defense that has yielded only 98 yards on 43 carries in wins over the Cowboys and Saints.

  • Posted: 1/24/2019 9:28am ET

    Since Week 11, the New England Patriots are averaging 5.4 yards per rush on 116 carries out of '21' personnel - easily better than the league average of 4.7 yards, according to Sharp Football Stats. RB Sony Michel has been the primary beneficiary, rushing for 242 yards and five touchdowns on 53 carries in two postseason games.

    Huddle Up: The Patriots' Super Bowl LIII opponent, the Los Angeles Rams, allowed a league-high 5.1 yards per carry in the regular season and also allowed 5.1 yards per rush when opponents ran out of "21" personnel, so look for this to be one of the first areas for New England to try to attack on Feb. 3.

  • Posted: 1/21/2019 1:32pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Sony Michel is the first rookie running ever to run for at least 100 yards and two touchdowns in a championship game.

    Huddle Up: Michel has been on fire in his first postseason, amassing 242 rushing yards and five rushing touchdowns in his first two games. That's with Rex Burkhead and James White taking away snaps, too. Michel's value is weaker in PPR leagues, but he's a quality RB2 prospect going forward.

  • Posted: 1/20/2019 7:49pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Sony Michel rushed 29 times for 113 yards and two touchdowns in a 37-31 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game Sunday, Jan. 20.

    Huddle Up: Michel has been a monster in the postseason, logging 53 carries for 242 yards and five scores in two games. He will try to add to those numbers in the Super Bowl in a couple of weeks.

  • Posted: 1/20/2019 9:07am ET

    New England Patriots RB Sony Michel has his sights on another big outing Sunday, Jan. 20, in the AFC Championship Game after rushing for 106 yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 6. The Chiefs ranked 27th in rushing yards allowed and 31st in yards per carry during the regular season. 'It's like taking a test,' Michel said Friday. 'If you walk into the class and you're prepared for it, you're going to ace it. If you walk in not prepared, now you're nervous and you feel like you're going to fail. It's all about what I did this week, and I'm ready for ... this Sunday.'

    Huddle Up: Michel rolled up 129 yards and three TDs on 24 carries in last weekend's divisional-round win over the Los Angeles Chargers, but that was with the Patriots comfortably ahead most of the game. Much of the same can be said about the Week 6 meeting with the Chiefs. Facing K.C.'s improved defense and high-scoring offense on the road is a whole other challenge, and that script might lend itself more to a bigger fantasy day for fellow RB James White.

  • Posted: 1/13/2019 2:24pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Sony Michel rushed for 129 yards and three touchdowns on 24 carries against the Los Angeles Chargers in the Divisional Round playoff game.

    Huddle Up: Michel has rushed for at least 100 yards in two of the last three games and has four touchdowns during that span. He will continue to be the main option in the running game and should be a starting option in all leagues next week.

  • Posted: 12/30/2018 1:39pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Sony Michel rushed for 50 yards on 14 carries against the New York Jets in Week 17.

    Huddle Up: Michel continues to be the main option in the running game and received at least 10 carries in 12 of the 13 games during the regular season. He can be considered a solid No. 2 running back in playoff fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 12/23/2018 2:41pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Sony Michel rushed for 116 yards and one touchdown on 18 carries against the Buffalo Bills in Week 16.

    Huddle Up: Michel has received at least 10 carries in all but one game this season and has posted four 100-yard games. He can be considered a No. 2 fantasy running back next week.

  • Posted: 12/16/2018 7:06pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Sony Michel ran 13 times for 59 yards in the Week 15 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

    Huddle Up: Michel has missed time this season, but he has had a very productive rookie campaign. The rookie is up to 177 attempts, 765 yards and five scores through 11 outings. At this point he is a decent low-end RB2 or must-start RB3/flex fantasy option heading into Week 16 against the Bills. He also posted a career-high 133 yards and touchdown in on Nov. 25 on the road against the Jets, the team's Week 17 opponent.

  • Posted: 12/9/2018 1:22pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Sony Michel rushed for 57 yards on 20 carries against the Miami Dolphins in Week 14.

    Huddle Up: Michel has received at least 17 carries in each of the last three games and has one 100-yard game during that span. He can be considered a No. 2 running back or a flex option next week.

  • Posted: 12/2/2018 7:32pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Sony Michel rushed 17 times for 63 yards in Week 13 against the Minnesota Vikings and he added a seven-yard grab.

    Huddle Up: It was a grind for Michel against a tough Vikings defense, but he did well enough. A touchdown would have been nicer, obviously, to lessen the blow of the mediocre yardage total. He'll look for more production in Week 14 on the road against the Miami Dolphins.

  • Posted: 11/25/2018 5:31pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Sony Michel rushed 21 times for 133 yards and a touchdown in Week 12 against the New York Jets.

    Huddle Up: Michel had his most productive game of the season, posting a career high for yardage with a best of 6.3 yards per carry, too. He has missed some time due to injury, but still has a respectable 586 yards and five touchdowns. Next up is a difficult matchup against the Vikings in Week 13.

  • Posted: 11/22/2018 11:44am ET

    New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 22. The Patriots did not hold a practice Thursday, so this is an estimation.

    Huddle Up: Michel has been held to 53 rushing yards over the last two games and has only one reception during that span. He should continue to see a solid amount of touches against the New York Jets and can be a No. 2 running back in leagues.

  • Posted: 11/21/2018 2:26pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (knee) was listed as a limited participant in practice on Wednesday, Nov. 21.

    Huddle Up: Michel appears to be in line to play, but circle back around Friday when the official injury report comes out just to make sure. All indications are he'll be fine for Week 12 against the New York after a week to rest.

  • Posted: 11/11/2018 4:24pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Sony Michel rushed 11 times for a team-best 31 yards in Week 10 against the Tennessee Titans and he didn't have any catches or targets.

    Huddle Up: Michel was back after sitting with a knee injury but he looked a bit tentative. It wasn't a good day as a whole for the Patriots, either. He'll have two weeks to rest with a bye in Week 11, so he should come back strong in Week 12.

  • Posted: 11/10/2018 9:22am ET

    New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (knee) is expected to be available to play in the Week 10 game.

    Huddle Up: Michel likely will receive most of the carries in the running game and could also see a few targets in the passing game. He can be a No. 2 running back in most fantasy leagues this week.

  • Posted: 11/9/2018 1:29pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (knee) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 9, and is listed as questionable for Week 10.

    Huddle Up: Owners will need to check the inactive list to see if Michel will be able to play this week. He could be a No. 2 running back or flex option if he plays, but owners will need other options available in case he is ruled out.

  • Posted: 11/8/2018 1:37pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 8.

    Huddle Up: Michel's status for Week 10 is uncertain at this point, so owners should monitor his situation over the next few days. He can be a No. 2 fantasy running back if he plays, but owners should have other options available in case he is ruled out.

  • Posted: 11/7/2018 2:43pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (knee) went through a limited practice session Wednesday, Nov. 7.

    Huddle Up: Michel was doing limited work and appears to have a good chance of returning in Week 10 against the Tennessee Titans. We'll know more Friday when the official injury designations are revealed. If he is active, Cordarrelle Patterson's usage will likely be way down, especially out of the backfield.

  • Posted: 11/6/2018 10:03am ET

    New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (knee) is likely to return in Week 10, a source said Monday, Nov. 5. Michel will first need a good week of practice participation.

    Huddle Up: The rookie back has missed the last two games while fellow RB James White and even WR Cordarrelle Patterson -- thrust into action in the backfield -- have been productive in his stead. Michel, though, averaged 22.7 touches in his last three full games prior to his Week 7 injury and he will be a solid RB2 play when he returns, even with White still involved.

  • Posted: 11/4/2018 7:35am ET

    New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (hamstring) will test out his injury during pregame warmups but there is concern that he could be held out of Week 9's game against the Green Bay Packers, according to sources.

    Huddle Up: Michel was a limited practice participant throughout the week and was listed as questionable on the injury report. If he is held out of this game, James White would be in line to receive the bulk of the carries versus the Packers.

  • Posted: 11/2/2018 3:03pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (knee) was limited in practice for a third consecutive day Friday, Nov. 2 and he is considered questionable for Week 9 against the Green Bay Packers.

    Huddle Up: Michel is a true question mark heading into Sunday's game. He didn't play on Monday in Buffalo, and hasn't put in a full practice. James White would do the heavy lifting if Michel isn't able to play again, and perhaps Cordarrelle Patterson works more out of the backfield again, too.

  • Posted: 11/1/2018 1:55pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 1.

    Huddle Up: Michel seems to have a chance to play this week, but owners should know more about his status in the next day or two. He would be a No. 2 running back if he plays but will be a risky option because of the injury.

  • Posted: 10/31/2018 3:26pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 31.

    Huddle Up: Michel appears to have a chance to play in Week 9, but owners will need to monitor his practice participation during the week. He is a weekly starting option when he is healthy but will be a risky option this week. Owners will need other options ready in case he is ruled out.

  • Posted: 10/28/2018 4:16pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (knee) has been downgraded from doubtful to out for Week 8 against the Buffalo Bills.

    Huddle Up: With Michel on the shelf it will be the James White show on Monday night in Western New York, as he'll have plenty of rushes as well as receptions.

  • Posted: 10/27/2018 1:01pm ET

    Updating a previous report, New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (knee) was a limited participant in practice Saturday, Oct. 27 and he is listed as doubtful for the Week 8 game against the Buffalo Bills on Monday, Oct. 29.

    Huddle Up: Michel still has a chance to play, but doubtful basically equates to a 25 percent chance. He is a very risky fantasy play and it's best to roll with someone with a lot more certainty. James White is likely to shoulder the load against the Bills and is a much better fantasy option.

  • Posted: 10/27/2018 9:16am ET

    New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (knee) is participating in practice Saturday, Oct. 27.

    Huddle Up: Michel may have a chance to play in Week 8, but owners will know more about his status in the next day to two. He would be a risky option for owners because the Patriots play on Monday Night Football and could be benched if owners have better options available.

  • Posted: 10/26/2018 12:57pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 26.

    Huddle Up: Michel likely will not be able to play this week, so James White and Kenjon Barner will share snaps at running back. White will be involved in the running and passing game and can be a No. 2 running back in fantasy leagues. Barner is not a great fantasy option but could be a flex option in some deeper leagues.

  • Posted: 10/25/2018 10:07am ET

    New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (knee) was unable to practice Thursday, Oct. 25.

    Huddle Up: Michel is looking extremely doubtful to play in Week 8. As such, James White is a must start in both PPR and standard formats. Kenjon Barner deserves to be picked up off waivers after logging 10 carries last week in Michel's absence.

  • Posted: 10/24/2018 10:38am ET

    New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (knee) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 24.

    Huddle Up: James White has done everything for the Patriots and will be even more valuable if Michel is unable to play for a game or more. He logged a season-high 11 carries last week while still catching eight passes. Kenjon Barner will see more action too, but he's not fantasy relevant just yet.

  • Posted: 10/22/2018 12:08pm ET

    Updating a previous report, New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (knee) will be considered week-to-week after an MRI on Monday, Oct. 22, revealed no structural damage, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: The injury looked like a potential season-ender when it happened, so the Patriots - not to mention Michel's fantasy owners - got off lucky here. This news doesn't figure to stop New England from adding temporary help at the position, as James White and Kenjon Barner make for an undersized duo on a team that wants to be able to run the ball up the middle.

  • Posted: 10/22/2018 7:06am ET

    Updating previous reports, New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (knee) is expected to miss some time, but it's not believed to be overly serious, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: James White is the last man standing in the backfield, and the team will likely need to acquire another back to share the carries. White is an RB3 with RB2 potential in PPR leagues.

  • Posted: 10/21/2018 10:29pm ET

    Updating previous reports, New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (knee) will undergo an MRI on his injured knee Monday, Oct. 22.

    Huddle Up: What once looked like a position of strength continues to be thinned by injuries. New England already has Rex Burkhead and Jeremy Hill on IR so they'll be hoping for good news on Michel's knee. Keep an eye out for updates, and if Michel does miss time look for James White to become the main man in the Patriots' backfield.

  • Posted: 10/21/2018 12:19pm ET

    Updating a previous report, New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (knee) will not return to the Week 7 game because of his knee injury.

    Huddle Up: The severity of Michel's injury should be known in the near future, so owners should monitor the situation. James White and Kenjon Barner likely would share playing time if Michel misses an extended period of time. White can be a No. 2 running back in most leagues, while Barner could be a flex option.

  • Posted: 10/21/2018 11:04am ET

    New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (knee) suffered a knee injury during the Week 7 game and is considered questionable to return.

    Huddle Up: It appears like Michel suffered a serious injury during the game, but owners will need keep an eye on the situation over the next few days. James White likely will receive most of the work at running back while Michel is sidelined and will be a good fantasy option.

  • Posted: 10/21/2018 6:10am ET

    New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (knee) is expected to play in Week 7's game against the Chicago Bears.

    Huddle Up: Michel was listed as questionable on the injury report after putting in three limited practice sessions during the week. He has gained at least 95 rushing yards in each of his last three games and should receive the bulk of the carries again this afternoon, making him a viable RB2 option in all formats.

  • Posted: 10/18/2018 3:30pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (knee) was a limited participant at practice for the second straight day Thursday, Oct. 18.

    Huddle Up: It's the same issue he's been dealing with recently, which shouldn't hold him back from playing in Week 7. As a result, you can continue to count on him as a solid RB2.

  • Posted: 10/17/2018 3:27pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 17.

    Huddle Up: Michel appears to be the main option in the running game and has rushed for at least 95 yards in each of the last three games. He can be considered a No. 2 running back in all fantasy leagues this week.

  • Posted: 10/14/2018 9:14pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Sony Michel ran 24 times for 106 yards and two touchdowns in Week 6 against the Kansas City Chiefs.

    Huddle Up: Michel has been more steady than explosive thus far into his rookie campaign, but his heavy usage with Rex Burkhead sidelined has vaulted him into low-end RB1 territory even though he hasn't seen much work in the passing game. He will have his toughest test to date next week in Week 7 against the Chicago Bears, but the New England offense should give him enough high-leverage opportunities to produce at a high-end RB2 level in that matchup.

  • Posted: 10/14/2018 7:25am ET

    New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (knee) is expected to be a game-time decision for Week 6's game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

    Huddle Up: Michel was listed as questionable on the injury report and had been a limited practice participant throughout the week. He should be viewed as a very risky fantasy play due to the fact that the Patriots don't play until Sunday night in Week 6, meaning that if he is deactivated it would be difficult to replace him in fantasy lineups.

  • Posted: 10/11/2018 9:41am ET

    New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (knee) was a limited participant in the team's non-padded walkthrough Thursday, Oct. 11, and was seen riding a stationary bike during warmups.

    Huddle Up: Michel has averaged a healthy 19.7 touches over the last three games, but a knee issue kept him out of the preseason and Week 1 so this is definitely something to keep an eye on heading into Week 6.

  • Posted: 10/10/2018 3:13pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Sony Michel (knee) was listed as a limited participant in practice on Wednesday, Oct. 10.

    Huddle Up: Michel started out a little bit slowly, but he has exploded over the past two games with 43 rushes, 210 yards and a touchdown in each outing. He has quickly emerged as a RB2 in all fantasy leagues heading into Week 6.

  • Posted: 10/6/2018 11:20pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Sony Michel has 17 carries inside the red zone through the first four games of his career, good for the third-highest total in the league.

    Huddle Up: While Michel theoretically has a one-game edge on most of the field because the Patriots have already played a fifth game, the rookie missed the season opener. With Rex Burkhead out indefinitely, Michel is the clear power back in New England's offense. His red zone usage is really picked up in Burkhead's absence with 12 carries in the last two games alone. Even with limited work in the passing game, Michel has quickly emerged as a RB2 option so long as his current role remains the same.

  • Posted: 10/4/2018 10:04pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Sony Michel carried the ball 18 times for 98 yards and a touchdown during the team's 14-point win over the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday, Oct. 4. Michel added a 12-yard reception.

    Huddle Up: Michael registered 18 of the Pats' 20 carries, so clearly he's the featured back for Bill Belichick at this stage. While Belichick is decidedly fickle with his RBs, Michel should at least hold RB3 value for the time being with a tasty matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs on tap for Week 6.

  • Posted: 9/30/2018 6:49pm ET

    New England Patriots RB Sony Michel rushed 25 times for 112 yards and a touchdown in a 38-7 win over the Miami Dolphins in Week 4.

    Huddle Up: Playing with a big lead, Michel ran early and often on his way to the best performance of his young career. He isn't going to receive this type of workload every week, but he should at least be a flex option against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 5.

2018 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
2 @JAC 10 34 0 1 7 0
3 @DET 14 50 0 1 -1 0
4 MIA 25 112 1 0 0 0
5 IND 18 98 1 1 12 0
6 KC 24 106 2 0 0 0
7 @CHI 4 22 0 1 13 0
10 @TEN 11 31 0 0 0 0
12 @NYJ 21 133 1 2 12 0
13 MIN 17 63 0 1 7 0
14 @MIA 20 57 0 0 0 0
15 @PIT 13 59 0 0 0 0
16 BUF 18 116 1 0 0 0
17 NYJ 14 50 0 0 0 0
P2 LAC 24 129 3 1 9 0
P3 @KC 29 113 2 0 0 0
P4 @LAR 18 94 1 0 0 0

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