RB Christine Michael, Free agent

HT: 5-10, WT: 220, Born: 11-9-1990, College: Texas A&M, Drafted: Round 2

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2014 Projections

GRSHYDY/RTDRECYDY/RTDFPT
David Dodds14.060.02494.22.012.0867.20.046
Bob Henry16.050.02955.92.07.0659.30.048
Jason Wood16.050.02505.02.08.0607.50.043
Maurile Tremblay16.083.03474.23.014.01208.61.071

Average draft position

Current as of August 25th. [Full ADP list]

Overall: J Gordon (139), Christine Michael (141), G Jennings (142), K Stills (143)
Position: J Hill (130-RB47), C Ivory (136-RB48), Christine Michael (141 - RB49), L Blount (147-RB50), J Stewart (157-RB51)
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PPR Average draft position

Current as of August 25th. [Full PPR ADP list]

Overall: C Palmer (134), K Stills (135), Christine Michael (136), H Miller (138)
Position: J Hill (127-RB46), K Robinson (131-RB47), Christine Michael (136 - RB48), C Ivory (150-RB49), J Stewart (154-RB50)
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Outlook

Christine Michael was the Seahawks' second-round pick in 2013, and many people believe he has the physical talent more typical of first-rounders. Michael was impressive during the 2013 preseason, but got little action during the regular season. Robert Turbin already knew the offense, and also played a role on special teams, so he was the primary backup to Marshawn Lynch while Michael was often inactive. This year, however, Michael will be given every opportunity to compete with Turbin for the number two role, and many observers believe that Michael is the more talented of the two. Michael has a terrific size-speed combination, and is a tough inside runner whose style isn't all that different from Lynch's. As with all handcuff options, Michael is a boom-or-bust fantasy RB who will have little to no value in redraft leagues if Lynch remains healthy and productive this season. That said, Michael's higher upside potential makes him the better option than Turbin as a handcuff to Lynch.


2014 Schedule

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2013 Game Summaries

Week 3 - Michael came into the blowout late in the third quarter. With the huge lead, the Jaguars HAD to know he was coming, so itís impressive that he was able to pick up yardage at will. He was quick and shifty in traffic, leading to an early first down run; and he always looks like heís just about to break free and see daylight. After this performance, donít be surprised if the Seahawks try to get him the ball a little more going forward, potentially eating into Robert Turbinís already limited role.

Week 10 - Michael showed up on the field once the Seahawks had staked a 33-10 lead, and was simply electric on his first two runs. He showed good quickness and decision making as he zig-zagged his way through traffic. When he saw a hole, he went straight for it, no hesitation. Itís pretty clear that Michael will never get serious playing time while Lynch is around, but he has made a case for being the Lynch handcuff to own, not Turbin.