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Scouting report

by Chris Kucharski

SEA RB Christine Michael - Week 6, 2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 6 vs Falcons
With Thomas Rawls still out, Christine Michael is the man in the backfield for Seattle. Michael has put up solid numbers so far this season including a 100-yard effort against San Francisco. The matchup this week against the Falcons is favorable as Atlanta is 20th in aFPA to running backs in 2016.

If you own Michael, the Rawls injury has helped as Michael's touches would be reduced. With the good matchup and the expected number of touches, start Michael as a solid RB1 for Week 6.

by Chris Kucharski

SEA RB Christine Michael - Week 4, 2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 4 at New York Jets
With Thomas Rawls out injured, there is no doubt Christine Michael is the man in Seattle for now. He ran for 106 yards and two touchdowns last week, and looked very comfortable in the role. Michael will be the main ball carrier again this week.

However, it won't be as easy as the Jets are ranked 3rd in aFPA to running backs. They have been very good against the run and will force QB Russell Wilson to make plays in the passing game.

Even with a negative matchup, Michael is worth a start as a solid RB2. Expect at least 20 touches which should give him some decent Week 4 numbers.

by Chris Kucharski

SEA RB Christine Michael - Week 3, 2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 3 vs San Francisco
Christine Michael actually was on the field for 71% of the snaps last week, which was surprising considering many thought Thomas Rawls would be the main guy for the Seahawks. Michael ended up with 13 touches and 86 total yards from scrimmage.

It will be interesting to see if Seattle keeps going to Michael. For now, we will assume they will. The Niners come in only ranked 30th in aFPA to running backs to start the season. Start Michael as a low-end RB2 for Week 3.

by Chris Kucharski

SEA RB Christine Michael - Week 2, 2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 2 at Los Angles
Christine Michael got the start in Week 1, but that was probably short-lived as Thomas Rawls was named the starting RB for Seattle for Week 2. Michael carried the ball 15 times for 66 yards, but only had five receiving yards, which means despite more plays on the field, Christine wasn't as effective as Rawls.

Michael will face an average Los Angeles defense, but just won't get as many touches this week. Keep him on the bench and keep an eye on how the Seahawks use both running backs (although we are seeing a trend that favors Rawls).

by Chris Kucharski

SEA RB Christine Michael - Week 1, 2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 1 vs. Miami
Christine Michael did not go into training camp as the No. 1 back, but that's what he will be in Week 1. Michael, who is in his second stint with the Seahawks, won the job in training camp and will have the most opportunities to start.

Michael's NFL pedigree is not very good. He has only started 2 games in four seasons. His season-high is 192 yards. So, this was a surprise to fantasy owners who were taking Thomas Rawls high in early drafts.

It could be a good start for Michael who will face a Dolphins run defense that was last in the NFL in aFPA to running backs. The Rawls factor is still there, as last year's breakout player will still get touches, but Michael has more fantasy value in Week 1 as a low-end RB2.

by Chris Kucharski

SEA RB Christine Michael - 2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Fantasy Upside
After leaving in a trade to Dallas last season, Christine Michael returned to Seattle and was the starter for two games because of injuries to Marshawn Lynch and Thomas Rawls. The Seahawks have always liked Michael and felt he fit their system

Fantasy Downside
S.J. Prosise is penciled in as Rawls backup, so Michael will start off as a third back on the depht chart. Despite going into his fifth season, Michael only has started those two games late last season and there probably won't be many more unless there are injuries.

2016 Bottom Line
Michael is still the kind of guy that give you some depth in deep leagues. But he has very little overall value in fantasy. A late round flier might pay off if someone ahead of him on the depth chart can't get on the field.

by Chris Kucharski

SEA RB Christine Michael - Week 19, 2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 19 vs Panthers
Marshawn Lynch is probable to play so Christine Michael will probably be relegated to his backup. In a starting role last week, Michael carried the ball 21 times for 70 yards and will still get touches on Sunday, but probably not enough to warrant fantasy value. Keep an eye on injury report in case Lynch can't go. Then Michael moves up the ladder for the week although still a shaky play overall.

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