Christine Michael, RB, Seahawks
|RB - #50||95.75||SEA||Active||2 years||23||5'10||221||@Cmike33|
2014 Outlook: Sleeper (undervalued)Last updated on Jul-14-2014 by Brad Kruse
DYNASTY STASH: Michael is in line for the Seattle running job when Lynch moves on. In last year's preseason, he looked explosive. If Lynch were to get hurt, the hype for Michael would reach a fever pitch. It's difficult to gauge and it might just depend on the league. He should be thought of as a priority handcuff. If you don't own Lynch and are looking for a wild card, he is a decent pick as well. But, the trouble with stashing a running back is being able to hold that player through bye weeks when your roster depth is tested. Consider this as you fill out your fantasy roster. If you have a lot of early byes, you might not want to gamble on Michael. If your bye weeks are later, perhaps that will give you an opportunity to see what develops before having to make tough roster decisions.
Editor's note: Patience is a virtue. The reality is that if Michael has another excellent preseason, he might be too good to sit. Lynch is great and all; however, if Seattle can provide him some rest and not lose anything by giving carries to Michael, they absolutely should.
ESPN's Adam Schefter says that Lynch will end his holdout by reporting to Seahawks camp within the next 24 hours. Lynch's holdout is currently in its eighth day, and the veteran RB has reportedly accrued over $500,000 in fines by not showing up for training camp. Lynch had demanded a raise on his scheduled $5.5 million 2014 paycheck, but it appears he's backed down. Lynch never had much leverage on the team, with Seahawks RB Christine Michael impressing coaches in camp.Fantasy Analysis:
Although this is being spun as Lynch "backing down," it's good news for both him and the team that he's decided to give up the fight and come in to camp. The statistical record isn't kind to hold-out running backs in recent years. Heading in to his ninth NFL season, the 28-year-old Lynch has amassed 1,753 carries, and his YPC stat dropped drastically in the final games of 2013. So, it's fair for fantasy owners to speculate that there's a physical breakdown just around the corner. Still, until he shows he can't perform anymore, Lynch should be given the benefit of the doubt. He's earned that with his three consecutive 1,200-yard, double-digit touchdown seasons. If you draft Lynch as a RB2,consider handcuffing him with backup Michael in the later rounds.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors7/31 - Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch will end holdout
7/30 - GM on Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch holdout: 'Next man up'
7/29 - Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch accruing fines
7/27 - Seahawks RB Christine Michael leaves practice with shoulder injury
7/26 - ESPN's John Clayton predicts Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch will report next week
7/24 - Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch to hold out on training camp
7/20 - Seahawks RB Christine Michael set to have bigger role after impressive spring
7/16 - Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch to see reduced workload
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