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News: 5 days agoMichel is inactive for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.
Spin: With Joshua Kelley back from IR, Michel is the odd man out in the Chargers' Week 12 backfield, which also includes starter Austin Ekeler as well as Isaiah Spiller.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Michel signed with the Chargers after spending the 2021 season with the Rams, appearing in all 21 games for the Super Bowl champs. That included a late-season six-game stretch in which he played 89% of the snaps and averaged 21.5 carries and 3.3 targets per game. Only eight backs had more fantasy points during the span. Now 27 years old, Michel is a solid back, but he's yet to post a top-30 fantasy campaign. That's unlikely to change in Los Angeles barring a major injury to Austin Ekeler, but it's possible Michel plays a big role as a rusher, leaving Ekeler to focus more on passing situations. Michel is best viewed as a deep league insurance hold, as it's possible he'd lead a committee in the event Ekeler is out.