Want Custom Fantasy Scoring?|
You are not logged in. You must be logged in and create a league profile to apply
custom fantasy scoring to the stat, projection and ranking pages.
Login or Register
|To say that Sony Michel suffered a sophomore slump would be an understatement. The former first-round pick out of Georgia managed just 3.7 yards per carry and failed to reach 1000 yards, despite earning 247 rushing attempts. He continues to be a non-factor in the passing game because of James White, and Damien Harris or Lamar Miller could be in line for more carries should Michel continue to negatively regress.
On the positive side, he is just 25 years old, and the addition of the Cam Newton and the threat of QB runs could help open running lanes for Michel. On the negative side, the Patriots added veteran Lamar Miller to the backfield stable, possibly indicating that Michel (foot) may not be ready at the start of the season.
| Damien Harris placed on IR|
Finger surgery to cost him first three weeks of season
By: Doug Orth | Mon Sep 7, 7:00 pm
|The Patriots have signed RB J.J. Taylor from their practice squad and placed Damien Harris on IR, per source. Harris will miss at least 3 games. Taylor had a great camp. (ESPN - Field Yates)|
FFToday's Take: This move takes the air out of the balloon for one of fantasy's late risers in Harris, who was making a serious play at stealing Sony Michel's early-down role. Both players need to be rostered in most leagues, but this is shaping up to be a backfield to avoid in fantasy after James White for the moment.
|Patriots sign RB Lamar Miller, one-year deal|
Sony Michel (foot) on active/PUP list
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Aug 10, 5:36 pm
|Former Texans’ RB Lamar Miller and the Patriots reached agreement on a one-year deal, pending a physical, per
@RosenhausSports. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Sony Michel (foot) opened camp on the active/PUP list while Brandon Bolden opted-out of the season. Adding Miller improves the depth at the running back position but muddies up the waters for fantasy owners. Miller is coming off an ACL injury that caused him to miss all of 2019. This move is also a wet blanket on top of Damien Harris' fantasy value.