Seahawks Beat: Christine Michael poised to be a contributor

The numbers look great: 24 carries for 157 yards in three preseason games. But it's the little things that stand out with Michael.

Twice on Thursday night, he identified the right defender and did a good job picking up the blitz. He's carrying out his fakes on play-action and looks comfortable in the passing game as a receiver.

At this time last year, the Seahawks gave up on Michael, trading him to the Dallas Cowboys for a seventh-round pick. But he's been the story of camp in 2016 and looks poised to be a dependable contributor on offense.

Fantasy Impact: 

Michael continues to look good deep into camp and preseason. It's one of the bigger fantasy questions of the season in how will Michael's presence affect the fantasy value of Thomas Rawls. HC Pete Carroll has called them a one-two punch a few weeks ago, and other reports say the team won't depend on one running back like they have in the past. Yet other beat writers feel the team has been down this road before with Michael and don't quite believe the hype.

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