Sony Michel Leonard Fournette Fantasy football injuries and advice for Week 2 of the NFL season. If the Patriots activate RB Sony Michel for this Sunday’s game against the Jaguars, add him if you have some semblance of roster flexibility. Michel could be the talk of the fantasy football world at this time next week if he sees playing time at Jacksonville.
It was very curious that the Patriots used a first round pick on a running back in April considering that they have ranked the position somewhere in between special teams gunner and water boy in terms of importance over the past 10 years. Bill Belichick must see greatness in Michel, and there is a train of thought that the Patriots want to “turn back the clock” a bit this season. Their defense looked outstanding in Week 1 against Houston, and there seems to be increased importance on the Patriots running game in 2018.
The Patriots also do not mind throwing unproven backs to the fire early in the season. Dion Lewis was an unknown to start 2015 wound up being a featured player in the Pats’ scheme to start that season. In Lewis’ first game as a member of the Pats, he carried the ball 15 times and had four receptions.
Maybe don’t start Michel this week, but pick him up if you have room. He could very well wind up being the Patriots best running back in years in terms of fantasy production.
Sony Michel Leonard Fournette Fantasy football injuries – Start?
The Jaguars “have a program set” for RB Leonard Fournette (hamstring) but head coach Doug Marrone is not saying whether or not Fournette will be ready to go in Week 2.
“I am [comfortable] with [Fournette if he doesn’t practice this week],” Marrone said this week. “He’s done a good job. He has worked really hard I would be comfortable with him. If it was a rookie, maybe. Depending on the situatino or position or things of that nature I might now be as comfortable.”
Sunday’s game against the Patriots is a huge one for Jacksonville, but Marrone and Jags executive Tom Coughlin know that this is a marathon – not a sprint. The Jags have a relatively easy schedule coming up with games against the Titans, Jets and Cowboys. The focus will be on grabbing the wins that are there for Jacksonville – and they’ll want Fournette healthy for them.
Expect Fournette to sit against New England. Ride with TJ Yeldon if you were fortunate enough to pick him up off the waiver wire. Above are Sony Michel Leonard Fournette Fantasy football injuries and advice for this week.