Sony Michel

RB, Los Angeles Chargers

Height 5'11" Weight 215
DOB 1995-02-17 Age 27.6
College Georgia

2022 Fantasy Rankings

RB # 65 (Tier 8)

Position Rankings

RankNameByeAgeADP1PPG2Comment
Tier 8
63Tyrion Davis-Price, SF921.9
64Ameer Abdullah, LV629.35.3
65Sony Michel, LAC827.68.7
66D'Ernest Johnson, CLE926.68.7
67Ronald Jones, KC825.15.2
1 Fantasy Football Calculator (12-team PPR)
2 2021 season, PPR scoring

Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • Chargers Officially Sign Sony Michel

    The Los Angeles Chargers signed free-agent running back Sony Michel to an undisclosed deal on Wednesday, according to sources. Michel was cut loose by the Miami Dolphins on Tuesday, but he'll quickly find a new home in a loaded Chargers offense. Joshua Kelley figures to open the 2022 regular season as Austin Ekeler's primary backup, but Michel could compete for backup duties with Kelley once he gets a grasp on his new team's offense. The addition of Michel is certainly bad news for Kelly and rookie Isaiah Spiller, who now figures to be fourth on the RB depth chart. The 27-year-old Michel is worth a waiver addition in deeper leagues, especially if you have Ekeler rostered. The former first-rounder had 208 carries for 845 yards and four touchdowns in 17 regular season games for the Los Angeles Rams in 2021, adding 21 catches for 128 yards and a touchdown receiving.

    Aug 31 · Source via Chargers Sony Michel
  • Sony Michel Meeting With Chargers

    The Los Angeles Chargers are meeting with free-agent running back Sony Michel on Wednesday. The former Dolphin was a surprise cut on Tuesday, despite a productive season as a member of the Super Bowl-champion Rams last year. The Georgia product totaled 208 carries for 845 yards and four touchdowns, adding 21 receptions for 128 yards and a touchdown through the air. The Chargers have been desperately trying to find a capable backup for Austin Ekeler since the departure of Melvin Gordon. Joshua Kelley won the job over Larry Rountree III and rookie Isaiah Spiller (ankle), but he may now be competing with Michel. The 27-year-old would further complicate this backfield for fantasy football purposes beyond Ekeler, making a wait-and-see approach the best strategy entering the season.

    Aug 31 · Source via Chargers Sony Michel
  • Dolphins Release Sony Michel

    The Miami Dolphins released running back Sony Michel on Monday. Michel didn't impress the coaching staff enough in training camp and the preseason to make the cut in a crowded backfield that also includes Chase Edmonds, Raheem Mostert, Myles Gaskin and Salvon Ahmed. The 27-year-old former first-round pick by the New England Patriots in 2018 filled in nicely for the Rams in 2021 due to injuries to Cam Akers and Darrell Henderson Jr. In 17 regular season games (seven starts), Michel had 208 carries for 845 yards and four touchdowns, adding 21 catches for 128 yards and another score. He doesn't have much pass-catching chops, but Michel could easily latch on with another organization as RB depth before the start of the regular season. For now, he's off the fantasy radar in redraft leagues.

    Aug 29 · Source via Dolphins Sony Michel
  • Sony Michel Closes Out Disappointing Preseason With Touchdown

    Miami Dolphins running back Sony Michel rushed five times for 15 yards and a touchdown during Saturday's preseason finale against the Philadelphia Eagles. He went untargeted in the passing game. His three yards per carry was the lowest mark among Miami's six running backs. Michel finishes the preseason with nine carries, one reception, and 17 scrimmage yards through three games. His preseason struggles, lack of receiving upside, and Miami's deep backfield could spell trouble for Michel as cutdown day approaches. He's presumably competing with Myles Gaskin and Salvon Ahmed for a roster spot at this point.

    Aug 27 · Source via Dolphins Sony Michel
  • Release Candidates: Dolphins RBs Myles Gaskin, Sony Michel

    The Dolphins completely revamped their running backs depth chart this offseason, and that will naturally lead to some tough decisions when it comes to roster cuts. While we don’t have full clarity yet on how the RB room will shake out, we can pretty confidently say that at least two offseason acquisitions will make the […]

    Aug 23 · Pro Football Rumors Dolphins Myles Gaskin Sony Michel
  • Sony Michel Struggles In Limited Action

    Miami Dolphins running back Sony Michel rushed two times for zero yards against the Las Vegas Raiders during Saturday's preseason action. His touches marked the first two plays of the second quarter. Both Michel and Chase Edmonds worked alongside Tua Tagovailoa in the first-team offense. While Edmonds also struggled as a runner, posting just three yards on the ground, he impressed as a receiver with 21 yards through the air. Heading into 2022, Michel, Edmonds, and Raheem Mostert could form a three-headed committee. However, with Edmonds leading the way in the passing game, Michel's upside is capped. He figures to be a depth piece in fantasy and could provide some value if Edmonds or Mostert suffer an injury.

    Aug 20 · Source via Dolphins Sony Michel
  • Dolphins RB Raheem Mostert Cleared To Practice

    The Dolphins have made a number of changes to their running game this offseason, including the addition of Raheem Mostert. The veteran’s health has been the cause of some speculation leading up to his debut season in Miami, but he provided an encouraging update on the subject today.  Mostert tweeted that he has been medically cleared […]

    Jul 25 · Pro Football Rumors Dolphins Chase Edmonds Sony Michel Raheem Mostert
  • Running Back Stats

    SeasonTeamGFPtsFP/GSnpSnp%MS%Opp/GRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    2018NE13137.610.632035.724.516.92099314.456117507.101
    2019NE16148.89.342336.523.016.72479143.7072012947.801
    2020NE971.88.018132.715.99.8794495.6819711416.310
    2021LAR17137.88.153849.422.214.22088454.06433211286.111
    2022LAC37.22.43919.29.46.316472.94032157.500

    2022

    WkVsScoreFPtsSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1LVW 24-191.21623.910.477121.710000-00
    2@KCL 24-272.4912.06.754133.2501166.000
    3JACL 10-383.61423.011.575224.4002199.000

    2021

    WkVsScoreFPtsSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1CHIW 34-140.235.81.91122.000000-00
    2@INDW 27-244.61627.116.91010464.600000-00
    3TBW 34-249.44873.836.92420673.35043124.000
    4ARIL 20-371.1710.34.433113.670000-01
    5@SEAW 26-1711.02334.317.91211373.3611188.000
    6@NYGW 38-114.21217.913.499424.670000-00
    7DETW 28-190.4812.53.12242.000000-00
    8@HOUW 38-226.62029.916.4119424.67022147.000
    9TENL 16-289.63139.712.8107202.8603263.010
    10@SFL 10-314.11425.010.764205.00022115.500
    12@GBL 28-363.01219.76.643144.670111111.000
    13JACW 37-720.46697.141.228241215.0414382.700
    14@ARIW 30-237.958100.036.22120793.950100-00
    15SEAW 20-1012.54872.730.32018925.110222311.500
    16@MINW 30-2320.06390.044.331271314.8514144.000
    17@BALW 20-1917.457100.042.12419743.89153258.300
    18SFL 24-275.45280.038.52521432.0504166.000
    WCARIW 34-115.82440.021.71313584.460000-00
    DP@TBW 30-271.01419.44.23144.00022-4-2.000
    CCSFW 20-171.74457.115.61210161.60021-4-4.000
    SB@CINW 23-200.2-0.02.92221.000000-00

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 2, 5, 1, 1
    Receiving: 3

    2020

    WkVsScoreFPtsSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1MIAW 21-119.71929.715.61010373.701000-00
    2@SEAL 30-351.91520.811.187192.710100-00
    3LVW 36-2015.02637.715.911911713.000222311.500
    12ARIW 20-170.011.90.0000-0000-00
    13@LACW 45-06.32232.816.41110353.500112323.000
    14@LARL 3-242.21525.413.687223.140100-00
    15@MIAL 12-228.72341.820.01110747.4001188.000
    16BUFL 9-386.91938.020.01010696.900000-00
    17NYJW 28-1421.14163.129.21916764.750336020.010

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 1
    Receiving: 31

    2019

    WkVsScoreFPtsSnpSnp%MS%OppRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDTgtRecReYdReAvgReTDFL
    1PITW 33-31.42332.921.41515140.930000-00
    2@MIAW 43-014.53548.629.22121854.051000-01
    3NYJW 30-147.11722.113.0109111.221100-00
    4@BUFW 16-106.32944.626.21717633.710000-00
    5@WASW 33-719.83848.724.41916915.691333210.700
    6NYGW 35-1412.34150.030.52522863.910322713.500
    7@NYJW 33-021.93137.825.62119422.21321-8-8.000
    8CLEW 27-137.42840.630.42121743.520000-00
    9@BALL 20-373.51522.49.064184.500211212.000
    11@PHIW 17-105.42229.718.91410333.30042115.500
    12DALW 13-98.53651.428.62020854.250000-00
    13@HOUL 22-284.51517.211.51010454.500000-00
    14KCL 16-231.4913.49.06581.6001111.000
    15@CINW 34-1310.82741.532.32119894.680211414.000
    16BUFW 24-1710.63142.531.52321964.5702155.000
    17MIAL 24-2713.42642.629.51818744.111000-00
    WCTENL 13-208.02337.726.21614614.3602294.500

    Touchdown Distances
    Rushing: 1, 5, 14, 3, 1, 1, 4

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