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New England Patriots rookie running back Sony Michel (knee) said he is preparing this week as if he’ll play in Week 2 against the Jaguars. The Patriots may need Michel active if Rex Burkhead (concussion) can’t play. Michel missed Week 1 and valuable time in the preseason and training camp, so his role is in question whenever he does get on the field. About the only way fantasy owners are using him in a flex spot this weekend is if he’s active and Burkhead is not.