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Seahawks Beat: RB Christine Michael's early play could determine workload

Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 1:32pm

Seattle Times - [Full Article]

Will it be like past years when Marshawn Lynch took most of the carries or will Chrinstine Michael still get significant work?

The answer — as boring as it sounds — is that how Michael plays the first few weeks will likely dictate things greatly. If he continues to play as he did in the preseason then the Seahawks will have to find ways to get him out there.

But if Rawls is clearly the better of the two, then there’d be no reason not to hand him the ball as often as possible.

All of which means it’s hard to know yet if Rawls will dominate the carries the way Lynch did when healthy.

Fantasy Impact:

The Seahawks also have rookies C.J. Prosise and Alex Collins on the roster at tailback. But Prosise seems headed initially for a role mostly as a third-down back. HC Pete Carroll went as far as saying Rawls and Michael will form a 1-2 punch, but more recent reports said Rawls will be the lead guy. It's a situation to monitor especially early on as Rawls tries to get back to full speed.

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