The Los Angeles Rams backfield has some question marks this weekend due to Darrell Henderson’s status. He’s listed as questionable at this point with a rib injury, and Sony Michel could be the primary beneficiary if Henderson isn’t able to play in Week 3.
Update – Reports indicate that Henderson is unlikely to play against the Bucs, so Michel should shoot the start in the backfield. As mentioned below, Tampa Bay’s run defense is solid, so only really start Michel if you have to. If you have a better option, ride with it. Otherwise, Michel does not offer many advantages.
Michel was a non-factor last weekend until Henderson was injured in the fourth quarter. He played well in relief and saw a decent workload, which is obviously a good sign if Henderson can’t play this weekend. Michel finished with 10 carries for 46 yards, while Jake Funk came in for assists, which would likely be the rotation with Henderson out of the roster this weekend in a big game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Fantasy Start / Sit Recommendation
If Henderson is playing, Michel is not fantastically usable even though his workload is likely to be increased with Henderson not being 100%. If Henderson isn’t able to go, Michel can be considered a No.3 running back in a relatively difficult clash.