Michel (knee) rushed 10 times for 34 yards and caught one of two targets for seven more in Sunday's 31-20 loss to Jacksonville.
You couldn't handpick a tougher defense for Michel to make his NFL debut against, so it's understandable that he failed to get much going. On the bright side, the rookie first-rounder did end up leading New England in both carries and rushing yards. Receiving back James White got most of the work with the Patriots playing catch-up in the second half, but Michel should be the team's running back of choice when tied or ahead moving forward.
Michel (knee) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.
As is fellow running back Rex Burkhead (concussion), which means that Michel could potentially be eased into action in his NFL regular-season debut. Once the first-rounder's role in the Patriots offense is established and stabilizes, Michel's playmaking upside should yield enough fantasy dividends to merit weekly lineup consideration.
Michel (knee) is expected to make his NFL debut Sunday against the Jaguars, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Meanwhile, fellow running back Rex Burkhead (concussion) is also expected to play Sunday, but needs to get through pre-game warmups without any setbacks. If both backs play, Michel profiles as a hit-or-miss fantasy option in Week 2, but in the long run his playmaking skills should yield fantasy dividends.
Michel (knee) was once again a limited practice participant Thursday.
Michel seems to be trending toward Week 2 availability, though his fantasy prospects seem largely tied to the status of fellow running back Rex Burkhead, who returned to a limited practice Thursday after missing Wednesday's session due to concussion symptoms.
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