Sony Michel Fantasy Outlook 2020

Sony Michel Fantasy Outlook 2020

This is the best and realest Sony Michel fantasy outlook 2020 on the internet. You can take that to the bank. Below you will get an in depth look at how Sony Michel will perform this year. We will look at every possible angle so that you have all the information you need in determining if you should draft Sony Michel in 2020.

Sony Michel Fantasy Outlook 2020

Team: New England Patriots

Height: 5’11

Weight: 215

Age: 25

Year in NFL: Entering his 3rd year

Sony Michel Fantasy ADP & Half PPR Projections for 2020
ADP (Average Draft Position): 85
2020 Projection: (16 Games) 255 carries. 1,091 yards. 9 rush TDs. 14 receptions. 121 yards. 0 receiving TDs.
2020 Score Projection: 182.2

Sony Michel Fantasy Outlook

Sony Michel is talented but constantly on the sideline with an injury. Year 3 is normally a special year for some players, so hopefully Michel can stay healthy this season and prove why he was a first round pick.

Josh McDaniels is still the offensive coordinator in New England. Teams are constantly plucking Patriots assistant coaches away from Belicheck but McDaniels has been with the team since 2001 with the exception of 3 seasons.

It was huge news this offseason when Brady left and signed with Tampa Bay. It was also big news when the Patriots signed Cam Newton later in the offseason.

Therefore, It is hard to try and predict what the Patriots offense will look like this season with a different style QB under center. Will McDaniels run Cam 5 times a game? Will we still see an empty formation on 1st down and then I formation on 2nd?

Pros & Cons

  • Best Running Back on Team
  • Belichick Trusts Him
  • Injury prone
  • New scheme?
  • Lamar Miller signing
  • James White steals

Of course we know the Patriots will try to expose their opponents’ biggest weakness but how much different the offense will look is going to be interesting to watch.

2018, 209 carries for 931 yards in 8 starts. 247 carries for 912 yards and 14 starts.. That is a bit alarming. In his defense, his fullback James Devlin was out most of the season with an injury.

That is when Michel is at his best. When the Patriots are under center and have Devlin in the game lead blocking for Michel.

James White is still going to steal a ton from Michel in the pass game. White had 60 more catches than Michel in 2019. Michel does get a ton of work at the goaline however.

New England Patriots Offensive Line 2020

Projected Starting Line: LT: Isaiah Wynn, LG: Joe Thuney, C: David Andrews, RG: Shaq Mason, RT: Yodny Cajuste

Isaiah Wynn missed all of 2018 and half of 2019. He needs to stay healthy in his third season.

Joe Thuney and David Andrews are pretty similar. They both are solid starters for the Patriots and provide the leadership.

Shaq Mason is a bowling ball coming off the line of scrimmage. At 6’1, he stays low and fires out on running plays. He is also a solid player.

Marcus Cannon has opted out of this season due to Covid-19. That is a huge blow for this unit because he has been with the team since 2011 and started 69 games. Yodny Cajuste was a 3rd round pick in 2019 and might be Cannon’s replacement.

Along with losing Cannon, the Patriots lose their longtime OL coach Donte Scarnecchia to retirement. Scarnecchia was a huge reason the Patriots have had the success they have. He has been apart of 5 super bowl wins with the franchise. On paper this unit takes a step back.

Sony Michel Strength of Schedule

Tough sledding. The Patriots and Sony Michel have 7 contests against defenses that finished top 10 in 2019. 

If you like watching your fantasy players on primetime, Sony Michel has 5 scheduled primetime games.

A Week 6 bye is good to get out of the way early, but it forces the player to go 11 straight weeks after.

Sony Michel Fantasy Playoff Schedule

Week 14 at the Rams. Week 15 at the Dolphins. Week 16 host the Bills. Week 17 host the Jets. Not too bad.

Sony Michel Injury History

Currently dealing with a foot injury but expected to be ready for Week 1. In 2019 he missed two games because of a knee scope. In 2018 a knee injury cost him all the preseason and the first regular season game as well as 2 other regular season games later in the season. 

Sony Michel Skillset

Home Run Ability: C-. Michel will not break off huge chunk gains often.

Playmaking Ability: C. A tough north and south runner is all he is. 

Is Sony Michel a Good Fantasy Pick?

Yes, if he plays all 16 games yes. RB3 status late in the draft.


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