Christine Michael, RB, Seahawks: Fantasy Football Outlook
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Christine Michael, RB, Seahawks

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight Twitter
RB - #50 96.27 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.

Latest Update

Jul-30-14 GM on Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch holdout: 'Next man up'

Seahawks general manager John Schneider told the Seattle Times that the organization's philosophy with respect to Lynch's holdout is "next man up." Schneider said part of managing a team is making "tough decisions." "We've had a plan in place here for a number of years, and we can't veer from that plan for one person because [football] is the ultimate team sport," Schneider said. Lynch's holdout is now in its seventh day. Yesterday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that Lynch is accruing fines at a rate of $30,000 per day.

Fantasy Analysis:

This hard-line posturing from Seahawks management is to be expected, as their struggle with Lynch's representation continues. It certainly appears that the team has more leverage in this situation, with Lynch's fines starting to stack up and Seahawks RB Christine Michael and Seahawks RB Robert Turbin performing well at camp. Lynch turned 28 this offseason, and showed some signs of slowing down toward the end of the 2013 season. Lynch is currently being taken as the 28th pick on average in fantasy drafts, but that number stands to drop precipitously if this holdout continues into the preseason.

FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors

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 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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2013 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
2013 FFToolbox Staff Mock Draft #1
June 18th, 2013
18.03 FFToolbox - Scott Atkins 
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #2
July 2nd 2013
13.10 Fantasy Football QB - Going back to why I passed on Lynch in the 1st: if Lynch gets suspended, Michael could start 2 games; therefore giving him even more value than just as a quality handcuff. This situation puts him on top of my "handcuffs to steal" list. Fantasy seasons are short in high stakes leagues, so in this stage of the draft I'll prioritize a guy who could give me a bonus option for 2 weeks.
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #1
June 25th, 2013
18.05 FFToolbox -Emil 
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #3
July 9th, 2013
13.04 ProFootballFocus 
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