Sony Michel Fantasy Football Rankings, 2019 Projections, Analysis, More

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Jan 20, 2019; Kansas City, MO, USA; New England Patriots running back Sony Michel (26) scores a touchdown during the second half of the AFC Championship game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

  • See our experts' fantasy football rankings, 2019 projections, analysis and more for New England Patriots running back Sony Michel.

As the Patriots’ 2018 first-round pick, Michel accordingly led the New England’s committee with 209 rush attempts in just 13 games. His limited usage as a receiver (11 targets all season) isn’t ideal, but his average of 115 yards and two touchdowns per game in the playoffs proved that Patriots backs can still be fantasy-friendly assets without a major receiving role.

He’s the favorite to lead the backfield in carries again, assuming his history of knee problems doesn’t present additional issues (big assumption). Ian Hartitz

Note: Rankings and projections are as of July 1. For our experts’ most recent updates, check out our fantasy football tools.

2019 Sony Michel’s Fantasy Football Rankings

Here are Sean Koerner’s, Chris Raybon’s and Matthew Freedman’s consensus rankings by scoring format.

  • PPR: No. 58 overall | No. 28 RB
  • Half-Point PPR: No. 50 overall | No. 25 RB
  • Standard: No. 38 overall | No. 22 RB

2019 Projections

Here are our experts’ aggregate projections for top-level stats.

  • Rushing: 224 carries | 986 yards | 8.1 touchdowns
  • Receiving: 12 receptions | 96 yards | 0.5 touchdowns

2018 Stats

  • Rushing: 209 car | 931 yds | 71.6 yds/g | 6 TDs
  • Receiving: 7 rec | 50 yds | 3.8 yds/g | 0 TDs
  • Fantasy ranks: RB35 PPR | RB28 0.5 PPR | RB25 std

Note: Michel played in only 13 regular-season games.

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