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Christine Michael | Running Back | #32

Team: Green Bay Packers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/9/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 220
College: Texas A&M
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 2 (62) / SEA
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Christine Michael rushed ten times for 47 yards in the Packers' Wild Card win over the Giants.
Michael didn’t touch the ball until a third-quarter drive where the Packers fed him four carries in a row and C-Mike picked up 27 yards, exploding to and through holes and flashing his always-tantalizing potential. Michael returned a kickoff out near the 40-yard line on Green Bay’s next possession, but was otherwise stymied on the ground. Michael will likely remain the Packers' change-of-pace back behind Ty Montgomery in the Divisional Round at Dallas. Jan 8 - 9:00 PM

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Christine Michael had three carries for six yards and one catch for 10 yards in Week 17 against the Lions.

Michael didn’t see the field until the final drive of the first half. He continued to play a limited change-of-pace role. Michael saw fewer snaps than both Aaron Ripkowski (36) and Ty Montgomery (35). He isn’t on the DFS radar for the first round of the playoffs.
Jan 1 - 11:59 PM

Christine Michael rushed four times for four yards in the Packers' Week 16 win over the Vikings.

He "added" a one-yard catch. Supposedly poised to be more involved, Michael remained miles behind Ty Montgomery. That should remain the case for Week 17 and potential postseason appearances.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 05:37:00 PM

Christine Michael rushed four times for 45 yards and a touchdown in the Packers' Week 15 win over the Bears.

Michael was shot out of a cannon on his 42-yard touchdown in the second half, but otherwise played second fiddle to the Ty Montgomery show. That should remain the case in Weeks 16-17, though Michael should usually see more than four carries. The Pack want to keep Montgomery fresh, and James Starks is no longer a factor.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 06:10:00 PM

Christine Michael (illness) is listed as questionable for Week 15 against the Bears.

Michael missed Thursday's practice, then returned on a "limited" basis Friday. Michael is likely to play against the Bears, but he is unlikely to handle more than 11-14 carries and hasn't been involved in Green Bay's passing game.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 03:40:00 PM

Christine Michael (illness) didn't practice on Thursday.

Players usually play through illnesses but it's worth mentioning given how thin the Packers are at running back. Ty Montgomery was the only healthy running back at Thursday's practice. C-Mike has averaged just 19.7 rushing yards per game since joining the Packers last month. His fantasy prospects are minimal at best.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 02:03:00 PM

Christine Michael rushed 10 times for 36 yards Week 14 against the Seahawks.

Michael came out of the gate hot with a 10-yard gain on the first carry of his #RevengeGame, but he was not asked to do much else before the fourth quarter. The good news is he was the back of choice as the Packers salted away the win, and he finished with the team lead in carries. Still, his workload is not reliable enough to trust even as a FLEX play in deeper leagues.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 07:52:00 PM

Christine Michael rushed nine times for 19 yards Week 13 against the Texans.

Michael opened up with a solid seven-yard run on his first action in the second quarter, and he converted a fourth-and-short later in the same drive. Michael was much quieter in the second half, gaining just one yard on four carries, but he seemed to jump James Starks in the pecking order. Both Starks and Michael look like inferior options to Ty Montgomery, however, and it is impossible to know how the workload will be split moving forward. Michael is not trustworthy enough to use against the Seahawks in the first round of the fantasy playoffs.
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 04:34:00 PM

Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Christine Michael has picked up the offense "really fast."

"I've been impressed with what I've seen there," McCarthy said before adding he "definitely" wants to get Michael "more opportunities." The praise is nice, but Michael was limited to one carry Monday night while James Starks handled the ball 22 times. It remains unlikely Michael makes a fantasy-viable contribution to the offense this season.
Thu, Dec 1, 2016 10:55:00 AM

Christine Michael said he knows enough of the Packers' playbook to contribute Monday night against the Eagles.

"I feel like I can contribute a lot, man," Michael said. "I'm in my playbook every day. I feel comfortable with the plays that I got out there [in practice]. Just learning from the guys in front of me." Michael saw increased reps in practice this week, but he's still behind James Starks on the depth chart. A Packers running back hasn't rushed for a touchdown yet this season. Starks is the one to own in Green Bay. Michael is simply a deep-roster stash.
Source: ESPN.com
Fri, Nov 25, 2016 09:48:00 AM

Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Monday he "intends to get (Christine Michael) ready for the Philly game" in Week 12.

He was predictably not ready to play in Sunday night's game at Washington after being claimed off waivers from the Seahawks at mid-week. Whenever Michael gets up to speed on the playbook, he will be a bigger threat to Ty Montgomery's snaps than James Starks. The Packers went back to running three-receiver sets in Week 11 after dabbling with a spread offense in previous weeks.
Mon, Nov 21, 2016 04:00:00 PM

Christine Michael is inactive for Week 11.

Michael just arrived in Green Bay on Thursday. He needs time to pick up the Packers' scheme, but could eventually have a role with James Starks struggling.
Sun, Nov 20, 2016 07:19:00 PM

Christine Michael was still on his way to Green Bay on Thursday morning.

Michael was claimed off waivers Wednesday, but he had yet to take a physical with his new team as of mid-morning Thursday. That will happen at some point this week, but it is a reminder he has very little time to settle in with the Packers before Sunday. It would not be surprising if he is inactive against the Redskins. He certainly should not be in fantasy lineups.
Thu, Nov 17, 2016 11:46:00 AM

ESPN Packers reporter Rob Demovsky does not expect Christine Michael to "make much, if any, impact" on Sunday's game in Washington.

Especially for a player of Michael's track record, it would seem extremely aggressive to anticipate him making any immediate impact after one week of practice. Michael is likely to require at least two weeks with the Packers before he's ready for carries. The Packers already went through this with Knile Davis, and it didn't pan out. It's perhaps worth noting that the Vikings also placed a waiver claim on Michael, but the Packers had higher priority. Michael is just a stash-and-hope deep-league prayer in re-draft fantasy.
Source: ESPN.com
Wed, Nov 16, 2016 08:07:00 PM

Packers claimed RB Christine Michael off waivers from the Seahawks.

It's a nice landing spot after Michael's Seattle fallout. The Packers have mostly abandoned their run game since losing Eddie Lacy to IR, but got James Starks back last week. With Starks (2.4 YPC) struggling, it's possible Michael will eventually earn a role. Michael looked explosive in the preseason and earlier this year, but faded over the last five games -- averaging 3.3 YPC. Michael is worth a look in deep leagues as an end-of-bench stash.
Wed, Nov 16, 2016 04:26:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Aaron Rodgers
2Brett Hundley
RB1Ty Montgomery
2Christine Michael
3James Starks
GLB1Ty Montgomery
2Christine Michael
3RB1Ty Montgomery
2James Starks
FB1Aaron Ripkowski
WR11Jordy Nelson
2Randall Cobb
3Trevor Davis
WR21Davante Adams
2Jeff Janis
3Geronimo Allison
WR31Randall Cobb
TE1Richard Rodgers
2Jared Cook
LT1David Bakhtiari
2Jason Spriggs
LG1Lane Taylor
2Don Barclay
C1J.C. Tretter
2Corey Linsley
RG1T.J. Lang
RT1Bryan Bulaga
2Kyle Murphy
K1Mason Crosby