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Running Back, Los Angeles Chargers

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Draft: 2018 Round 1 (31)
College: Georgia
Ht: 5’11”  Wt: 220 DOB: 1995-02-17 Age: 27
RB Rank Tier ADP
#68 7 RB70

Season Stats
FFToday Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2018 NE 13 209 931 4.5 6 11 7 50 7.1 0 134.1 10.3
2019 NE 16 247 912 3.7 7 20 12 94 7.8 0 142.6 8.9
2020 NE 9 79 449 5.7 1 9 7 114 16.3 1 68.3 7.6
2021 LAR 17 208 845 4.1 4 33 21 128 6.1 1 127.3 7.5
2022 LAC 3 16 47 2.9 0 3 2 15 7.5 0 6.2 2.1
2022 (Projected) LAC   79 317 4.0 2   8 55 6.9 0 49.2  

2022 Outlook
Depth Chart
Former first round NFL Draft pick Sony Michel spent his first three seasons with the Patriots before being traded to the Rams prior to the start of the 2021 season. Michel would go on to lead the Rams backfield with 208 carries after injuries to both Cam Akers and Darrell Henderson led to him shooting up the depth chart. While Michel was not particularly efficient with his touches and he remains a low volume pass catcher, he was obviously good enough to spark the interest of the Dolphins who signed him this offseason.

Michel's contract is not nearly that of Chase Edmonds or even Raheem Mostert, but it's one that almost guarantees that he'll make the roster based on how it's structured. The team would save very little money by cutting him before the start of the season, so the chances that another back like Ahmed, Gerrid Doaks or ZaQuandre White makes the roster over him are very low. If one of those players ends up being on the 53-man roster, it'll almost certainly be due to injury or because the team moves on from Gaskin.

This roster security makes for an interesting fantasy situation as Michel has not proven to be a great pass catching back and is instead similar to Mostert as a more traditional ball carrier, only with less explosiveness. A Dolphins backfield consisting of Mostert and Michel being the primary runners with Edmonds getting around 100 carries on the season and being the team's primary passing down back seems to make a lot of structural sense.

Assuming everyone stays healthy, Michel won't start the season as the team's top back. This backfield is full of players with long injury histories, though, and it just seems like there will eventually be an opportunity for him to lead the backfield this season. He's been effective as a multi-week fill-in before, so don't be surprised if that happens again.
Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB1 Austin Ekeler
RB2RB2 Sony Michel
RB3RB3 Joshua Kelley
RB4RB4 Isaiah Spiller
RB5FB1 Zander Horvath
Chargers Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Chargers sign RB Sony Michel, waive Larry Rountree
Not great for the fantasy value of rookie Isaiah Spiller
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Aug 31, 2:49 pm

#Chargers have signed RB Sony Michel and waived RB Larry Rountree III. (Daniel Popper on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The search for a backup to Austin Ekeler continues. Not great news for the fantasy value of rookie Isaiah Spiller who was running behind Joshua Kelley during camp. Michel could have some spiked weeks this season in a high-powered offense as Ekeler's backup but is probably a better pick in best-ball given deep running back room.


Texans waive RB Marlon Mack
Full steam ahead on Pierce hype train
By: Mike Krueger | Tue Aug 30, 2:30 pm

Houston Texans
Texans cut veteran running back Marlon Mack, per a league source. Dameon Pierce's impressive preseason showed the Texans everything they needed to see, in the words of coach Lovie Smith. They're sold on the rookie's power, explosiveness and moves. (Aaron Wilson on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: It's full steam ahead on the Pierce hype train, although it wouldn't be a shock if the Texans brought in another running back in the next day or two (Sony Michel?). Pierce is now a legit RB2 option and should be the Texans starter in Week 1 against the Colts.


Sony Michel cut by Miami
Chase Edmonds, Raheem Mostert expected to lead backfield
By: Doug Orth | Mon Aug 29, 11:30 pm

Miami Dolphins
The #Dolphins have released former #Patriots and #Rams RB Sony Michel. (NFL Network - Ian Rapoport)

FFToday's Take: The big news here is not so much Michel getting cut, but rather that it paves a clear path for Chase Edmonds and Raheem Mostert to handle the bulk of the backfield work. Given Mostert's injury history, Edmonds could see a featured role sooner than later. At worst, Edmonds is an RB2 with upside and Mostert can be considered a high-risk but high-upside RB4/5. Michel should resurface somewhere soon; Washington could be interested after losing Brian Robinson Jr. indefinitely over the weekend.


Injury Raheem Mostert cleared for training camp
Not placed on PUP list
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Jul 25, 10:57 am

Miami Dolphins
Great sign for Raheem Mostert, who has made amazing progress coming off knee surgery last year. Expected to have a key role in #Dolphins offense under new HC Mike McDaniel. (Cameron Wolfe on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Mostert is familiar with McDaniel and his zone running schemes from their days in San Francisco. He's coming a knee injury and missed all but one game last season and has a crowded Dolphins' running back room to deal with including Chase Edmonds, Sony Michel and Myles Gaskin. Mostert has a very affordable RB52 price tag currently in PPR leagues.



2022 Gamelog Stats
FFToday Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 LV W 24-19 7 12 1.7 0 0 0 0 - 0 1.2
2 at KC L 24-27 4 13 3.3 0 1 1 6 6.0 0 1.9
3 JAC L 10-38 5 22 4.4 0 2 1 9 9.0 0 3.1

2021 Gamelog Stats
FFToday Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 CHI W 34-14 1 2 2.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.2
2 at IND W 27-24 10 46 4.6 0 0 0 0 - 0 4.6
3 TB W 34-24 20 67 3.4 0 4 3 12 4.0 0 7.9
4 ARI L 20-37 3 11 3.7 0 0 0 0 - 0 1.1
5 at SEA W 26-17 11 37 3.4 1 1 1 8 8.0 0 10.5
6 at NYG W 38-11 9 42 4.7 0 0 0 0 - 0 4.2
7 DET W 28-19 2 4 2.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.4
8 at HOU W 38-22 9 42 4.7 0 2 2 14 7.0 0 5.6
9 TEN L 16-28 7 20 2.9 0 3 2 6 3.0 1 8.6
10 at SF L 10-31 4 20 5.0 0 2 2 11 5.5 0 3.1
12 at GB L 28-36 3 14 4.7 0 1 1 11 11.0 0 2.5
13 JAC W 37-7 24 121 5.0 1 4 3 8 2.7 0 18.9
14 at ARI W 30-23 20 79 4.0 0 1 0 0 - 0 7.9
15 SEA W 20-10 18 92 5.1 0 2 2 23 11.5 0 11.5
16 at MIN W 30-23 27 131 4.9 1 4 1 4 4.0 0 19.5
17 at BAL W 20-19 19 74 3.9 1 5 3 25 8.3 0 15.9
18 SF L 24-27 21 43 2.0 0 4 1 6 6.0 0 4.9
WC ARI W 34-11 13 58 4.5 0 0 0 0 - 0 5.8
DP at TB W 30-27 1 4 4.0 0 2 2 -4 -2.0 0 0.0
CC SF W 20-17 10 16 1.6 0 2 1 -4 -4.0 0 1.2
SB at CIN W 23-20 2 2 1.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.2
WC = Wild-Card DP = Divisional Playoff CC = Conference Championship SB = Super Bowl

2020 Gamelog Stats
FFToday Standard Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 MIA W 21-11 10 37 3.7 1 0 0 0 - 0 9.7
2 at SEA L 30-35 7 19 2.7 0 1 0 0 - 0 1.9
3 LV W 36-20 9 117 13.0 0 2 2 23 11.5 0 14.0
13 at LAC W 45-0 10 35 3.5 0 1 1 23 23.0 0 5.8
14 at LAR L 3-24 7 22 3.1 0 1 0 0 - 0 2.2
15 at MIA L 12-22 10 74 7.4 0 1 1 8 8.0 0 8.2
16 BUF L 9-38 10 69 6.9 0 0 0 0 - 0 6.9
17 NYJ W 28-14 16 76 4.8 0 3 3 60 20.0 1 19.6

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