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  • 5' 10"
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Scouting report

by Chris Kucharski

SEA RB Christine Michael - Week 17, 2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 17 at Arizona
After a pretty good game in Week 15, Christine Michael struggled last week. He carried the ball only six times for 6 yards as the Seahawks did not show much confidence in him and the running game. Fred Jackson was the running back who was the field the most (49% of the snaps) which Michael was relegated to backup status.

Michael still figures to be the main ball carrier as the flow of last week's game put force the Seahawks to use Jackson more. But even if Michael increases his touches, he should stay on the bench because of the uncertainty of his role.

by Chris Kucharski

SEA RB Christine Michael - Week 16, 2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 16 vs St. Louis

In this first game back with Seattle after a stint in Dallas, Christine Michael rushed 16 times for 84 yards, both career highs. He is expected to get the bulk of the carries again this week.

St. Louis is the opponent and the Rams rank 24th in aFPA to running backs. With a favorable matchup and expected frequency, Michael ranks a low-end RB2 for Week 16.

by Chris Kucharski

DAL RB Christine Michael - Week 9, 2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 9 vs Philadelphia
Christine Michael only played 17 percent of the snaps last week and had just 5 touches. That should be pretty much his role unless Darren McFadden is all of the sudden ineffective. And with a tough matchup against the best run defense in the NFL, Michael should not even be a fantasy option for Week 9. Keep him on the bench.

by Chris Kucharski

DAL RB Christine Michael - Week 8, 2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 8 vs Seattle

With Joseph Randle in the doghouse with legal problems, Christine Michael is clearly the backup running back in Dallas. He only played 10 percent of the snaps last week, but that should rise. The Dallas running back situation has been volatile all season so even though Darren McFadden is the starter, things could change very quickly.

This is not a great matchup for the Cowboys as the Seahawks are 3rd in aFPA to running backs. Even if Michael sees more snaps and touches, the chances he puts up good fantasy numbers are not good. Keep him on the bench for Week 8, but store him on your roster because he could end up being the starter in the second half of the season.

by Chris Kucharski

DAL RB Christine Michael - Week 7, 2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 7 vs New York Giants

Although the QB situation in Dallas has been settled for this week (Matt Cassel will get the start), nobody really knows about the running back situation. Reports have trickled out of Dallas that Christine Michael could get the majority of snaps against New York as the Cowboys have not been thrilled with the play of their other backs.

Michael is an unproven commodity as he only had 54 career carries, but the word "potential" comes out a lot when people talk about him. The Giants are 12th in aFPA to running backs this season, so this isn't a favorable matchup either way. Michael is a risky selection for your lineup, because one play could put him right back on the bench. If you have a need for an RB3 or flex, Michael is probably worth the risk on Sunday.

by Chris Kucharski

SEA RB Christine Michael - 2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

Fantasy Upside
Seattle loves Christine Michael. They think he can be productive if they need him. At 5'10" and 221 pounds, Michael can give you the power look or serve as a speed back.

Fantasy Downside
Like all the other running backs on the Seahawks not named Marshawn Lynch, Michael just doesn't see the ball enough. While the 24-year-old averaged 5.1 yards per carry last season, he only saw 35 touches and can be left undrafted in all but the deepest fantasy leagues.

Bottom Line
Unless something happens to Lynch, Michael just won't get enough touches to have fantasy impact. No way he should even be on your roster let alone be drafted.

by Chris Kucharski

SEA RB Christine Michael - Week 1, 2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 1: Michael vs Packers
A lot of people are predicting more touches for Marshawn Lynch's backups. Even if it does happen, who will that be? Robert Turbin or Christine Michael? It could be a combination of both which is not good for either player. Turbin has a slight edge over Chrstine right now but neither should be anywhere near your lineup. Even a roster spot is stretching it considering Lynch's durability and the uncertainty of the who will get the carries Lynch does not.

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