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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
Contract: view contract details

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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. Dec 4 - 4:34 PM

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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.
Dec 1 - 10:55 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.
Nov 25 - 9:48 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.
Nov 21 - 4:00 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.
Nov 20 - 7:19 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.
Nov 17 - 11:46 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.
Nov 16 - 8:07 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.
Nov 16 - 4:26 PM

Seahawks waived RB Christine Michael.

Michael's Seahawks career has come full circle. The starter to begin the season, Michael quickly fell out of favor, as he did early on during his first stint in Seattle. The Seahawks didn't seem to trust C-Mike to properly execute the offense. The disconnect was evident in Michael's stats, as his 4.00 YPC didn't match the explosion he demonstrated on film. His release is the clearest sign yet Thomas Rawls (leg) will be returning this week. There's a chance Michael will be claimed off waivers, but his bizarre reputation could cause teams to pass. Now 26, Michael's Dynasty light is once again nearly faded. Daily Slant: While this news suggests Thomas Rawls is healthy enough to return, it doesn't necessarily mean he's going to take on much of a workload in his first game back. C.J. Prosise impressed on Sunday night and figures to eat up the lion's share of the work in the Seattle backfield in Week 11.
Nov 15 - 5:50 PM

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll did not mention Christine Michael when talking about his backfield this week.

Carroll said he thought C.J. Prosise and Thomas Rawls "could be a real nice matchup" and the team will "see how that works." Michael's name was nowhere to be heard, and it is becoming clear he is the odd man out in the backfield. Prosise is the best fantasy option with the Seahawks leaning pass-heavy lately, but both he and Rawls need to be owned in all leagues. Michael can be sent to the wire in shallower formats.
Source: ESPN
Nov 15 - 10:20 AM

Christine Michael rushed five times for 22 yards and caught a four-yard pass in Seattle's Week 10 win over the Patriots.

Michael came into the game listed questionable with a hamstring injury. He didn’t start but mixed in on the second series behind C.J. Prosise. Michael looked healthy despite his limited touches. He didn't see the field in the second half, finishing with just 11 snaps. Michael could have his role further scaled back with Thomas Rawls on track to return in Week 11.
Nov 14 - 12:04 AM

Christine Michael (hamstring) is active for Week 10 against the Patriots.

Michael was listed as questionable after being a late addition to the injury report Friday. He was expected to play but there's concern over his role after being outsnapped last week. The Seahawks project for a pass heavy gameplan at New England, making Michael no better than an RB3 play. Inactive for Seattle are QB Tanner McEvoy, RB Thomas Rawls, S Tyvis Powell, OG Rees Odhiambo, DE Michael Bennett, LT Bradley Sowell and TE Luke Willson.
Nov 13 - 7:04 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Christine Michael (hamstring, questionable) is expected to play in Sunday's Week 10 game against the Patriots.

The Seahawks are playing on Sunday night but it doesn't look like Michael owners will have to sweat it out. C-Mike's shrinking workload is of much greater concern than his hamstring issue. With Michael struggling and rookie C.J. Prosise hogging most of the passing-down work, C-Mike is no better than an RB3 against New England. Essentially, you're praying for him to score a goal-line touchdown.
Nov 13 - 8:21 AM

Christine Michael (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Week 10.

Michael is a late addition to the injury report after a limited Friday practice. It's possible he'll be a game-time decision, putting him in a tough spot with Seattle playing on Sunday night. Coming off a one-yard game and now dealing with a hamstring issue, Michael should be downgraded in what projects as a pass-heavy gamescript at New England. C.J. Prosise is trending toward feature back usage.
Nov 11 - 5:42 PM

Christine Michael rushed five times for one yard and one touchdown in the Seahawks' Week 9 win over the Bills.

Seattle gave its running backs just eight carries on the night, while Tyler Lockett handled another. Michael and C.J. Prosise combined to rush for just 10 yards on their eight totes, but Michael was able to find the end zone from three yards out in the first half after Doug Baldwin drew a long defensive pass interference penalty. With Thomas Rawls inching closer to a return and Michael averaging just 3.2 YPC over his last five games, Michael's hold atop the depth chart might be getting looser. He'll be a back-end RB2 next week at the Patriots.
Nov 8 - 12:20 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Aaron Rodgers
2Brett Hundley
3Joe Callahan
RB1James Starks
2Christine Michael
3Ty Montgomery
GLB1Christine Michael
2James Starks
3RB1James Starks
2Ty Montgomery
FB1Aaron Ripkowski
WR11Jordy Nelson
2Davante Adams
3Trevor Davis
WR21Randall Cobb
2Geronimo Allison
WR31Davante Adams
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