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Posted: 12/9/2018 1:22pm ET
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Posted: 9/24/2018 12:49am ET
Huddle Up: Michel finished with 14 of the team's 18 carries coming from the backfield, but it is still hard to read too much into his usage, as Rex Burkhead only played a few snaps before leaving due to injury. The rookie showed the ability that made him an attractive draft pick this spring when he got the opportunity to do so, but New England really struggled to block the Lions' defensive line for most of the night. If Burkhead is forced to sit in Week 4, Michel could be a serviceable flex option versus Miami Dolphins.
Posted: 9/20/2018 1:57pm ET
Huddle Up: Michel received 11 touches in Week 2 and probably will receive a similar workload this week against the Detroit Lions. He can be a possible flex option in some deeper leagues but is not a must-start option.
Posted: 9/19/2018 2:12pm ET
Huddle Up: Michel was able to make his NFL debut in Week 2 after missing the opener, and he did well catching some passes out of the backfield. That might be where he is able to contribute the most. Fantasy owners in PPR formats will want to target him as a low-end RB3 or flex fantasy option, while he has lesser value in standard play.
Posted: 9/16/2018 12:14pm ET
Huddle Up: Michel will be making his season debut but his role in the offense is uncertain at this point. Owners may want to see how he is used in the offense before considering him a fantasy option.
Posted: 9/15/2018 3:12pm ET
Huddle Up: It's now looking as if all of Michel, Rex Burkhead and James White could play. Burkhead is the best bet if healthy, but White has PPR RB2 appeal if Michel and/or Burkhead are sidelined. It's best to wait at least a week to see how Michel looks, if he plays.
Posted: 9/14/2018 1:42pm ET
Huddle Up: Michel appears to be a 50-50 proposition for the key early-season showdown with the Jags. With Rex Burkhead (concussion) also questionable, the Pats could use Michel, even if it is in a limited role. James White could see a significant role in Week 2 if neither back is able to go, or even if they can play and are limited. Wait on Michel and let him prove his health in a full game before trusting him in seasonal play.
Posted: 9/14/2018 8:53am ET
Huddle Up: The rookie first-round pick appears to be on track to make his NFL debut Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars, but given Michel's inexperience, the Patriots' always-unpredictable RB situation and the rugged matchup, Michel's fantasy owners are advised to use the game as an observation period -- even if the rookie is active -- to get a better feel for the situation.
Posted: 9/13/2018 2:29pm ET
Huddle Up: Michel probably will be eased into the offense game plan if he is able to play in Week 2 and may only see a limited amount of touches. Owners probably should wait to see how he is used in the offense before considering him a starting option.
Posted: 9/13/2018 6:58am ET
Huddle Up: Michel would be a flex option with a rough matchup. With the shape the Pats' backfield is in, he would have chances early and often.
Posted: 9/9/2018 6:16am ET
Huddle Up: Michel had been a limited participant in practice throughout the week and was listed as questionable on the injury report but missed most of the preseason with knee problems. Rex Burkhead and James White will split carries in the season opener but neither player should be considered as anything more than a flex option.
Posted: 9/7/2018 1:26pm ET
Huddle Up: Michel missed a majority of the preseason because of the knee injury and may be a game-time decision for Week 1, so owners should keep an eye on the situation. He will be part of a committee this season but may not be a starting option at this time.
Posted: 9/6/2018 2:24pm ET
Huddle Up: Michel is expected to be part of a committee this season and may be eased into the offensive game plan during the early part of the season since he missed most of the preseason. Owners probably can avoid him at this point, but he should be an option later in the season.
Posted: 8/30/2018 12:14pm ET
Huddle Up: The rookie will open the year behind Rex Burkhead and James White for touches but should eventually work his way into the running back rotation, especially with Burkhead already dealing with a slight tear in his knee. Right now, Michel is an RB3 hold in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 8/28/2018 12:27pm ET
Huddle Up: Michel will open the season behind Rex Burkhead and James White for touches, but with Burkhead already dealing with a slight tear in his knee, the rookie could see an expanded role as the year goes on. He's a strong hold in deeper fantasy leagues as an RB3.
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