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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: 8/27/2018 10:50am ET
Huddle Up: Michel probably will not play in the final preseason game but appears to be on track for the start of the season. He likely will be involved in the running and passing game this season and could be a flex option in some fantasy leagues if healthy.
Posted: 8/13/2018 8:56am ET
Huddle Up: Michel is close to the 10-day window he was given to return. Look for him to be an RB3 or RB4 in fantasy if his knee holds up.
Posted: 8/4/2018 1:40pm ET
Huddle Up: Michel will miss at least part of the preseason, but there are questions about his availability for Week 1. Michel can be a No. 3 or No. 4 fantasy running back in all leagues if he is ready for the opener and will be more valuable in keeper leagues.
Posted: 8/4/2018 1:22pm ET
Huddle Up: Owners will need to monitor the situation to see when Michel will undergo the procedure and how long the Patriots expect him to miss. He is expected to be a solid contributor on offense this season and could still be a No. 3 or No. 4 fantasy running back despite the injury.
Posted: 8/4/2018 11:32am ET
Huddle Up: Michel probably will be back on the field in the near future, so owners should not be worried. He is expected to be part of a committee at running back this season and should be involved in the running and passing game. He has a chance to be a No. 3 receiver in some fantasy leagues.
Posted: 8/1/2018 9:05am ET
Huddle Up: Michel is expected to be an RB3 in fantasy, and it's worth monitoring what is going on.
Posted: 7/22/2018 6:57am ET
Huddle Up: Michel will share playing time in the New England backfield with several other players but should receive enough touches to be considered a No. 3 or No. 4 running back in most fantasy leagues. He has added value in keeper and dynasty formats.
Posted: 4/27/2018 3:15pm ET
Huddle Up: Michel will share playing time with several other running backs this season but should receive a decent amount of touches each game. He can be considered a No. 3 or No. 4 running back in most fantasy leagues but will be more valuable in keeper leagues.
Posted: 4/26/2018 8:32pm ET
Huddle Up: Michel likely will be a part of a committee at running back this season and should be involved in the running and passing game. He can be a No. 3 or No. 4 running back in standard leagues in 2018 and can be at least a No. 3 back in keeper leagues because he should be more involved in the coming years.
Posted: 4/23/2018 6:53pm ET
Huddle Up: This is the second time in a week an analyst has suggested Michel could be in for a draft-day slide due to a medical issue, as NFL Network's Mike Mayock told reporters at his annual press conference that executives had concerns about a knee injury. Michel did suffer a torn ACL in high school seven years ago, but it's a bit of a stretch to suggest teams would be all that concerned about something so long ago. This has the feel of a team trying to create panic in order to get him to fall in its lap.
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