Michel is in line to see an expanded workload Sunday against the Dolphins with top back Damien Harris (ankle) ruled out for the contest, Ben Volin of The Boston Globe reports.
Assuming James White (foot) -- who's listed as questionable -- suits up for the contest, he would be on track to serve as New England's top pass-catching back, with J.J. Taylor (quadriceps) serving as a depth option, if he's made active. That would leave Michel as the team's top ballcarrier in the absence of Harris, who has held that role for most of the season. Michel, who ran seven times for 22 yards in the Patriots' Week 14 loss to the Rams, is thus poised to see an uptick in carries versus Miami. It's a context that gives Michel more fantasy utility than usual, even if he's not heavily involved as a pass catcher Sunday.