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33 Christine Michael RB
Height/Weight: 5-10/221 | Birthdate: 11/9/1990 | Birthplace: Beaumont, TX, USA | Team: Seattle | College: Texas A&M | NFL Experience: 2 | Owned/Started%: 22/4 | Average Draft Position: 142.20
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A good week for backup running backs


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/29/2014) Setting your lineup has been pretty easy to this point, right? I mean, it may not seem like it, but with no more than two teams on bye in any of the last four weeks, you haven't had to scramble to fill a roster spot like you might have in years past.

Which means Week 9 could be quite a shock to you ... and everyone else playing Fantasy Football. A full six teams are on bye, which probably impacts most every roster in some way.

If you didn't prepare for it, you'll have to resort to the waiver wire, which is slim pickings this late in the week, especially at running back. This may be one of those weeks where you have to turn to a backup -- in a real-life sense, that is -- to give your team a chance.

Looking over their Week 9 rankings, Jamey Eisenberg and Dave Richard like several backups enough to start them this week, if only in a desperate situation. The Bengals' Jeremy Hill, the 49ers' Carlos Hyde, the Broncos' Juwan Thompson and the Seahawks' Christine Michael could find their teams up big in the second half, allowing them to deliver starter numbers in garbage time.

Of course, if you have a shot at a fill-in starter like Andre Williams or Bobby Rainey instead, that's probably the preferred way to go, but not everyone is so lucky.


Seahawks' Christine Michael, Robert Turbin do little Week 8


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/26/2014) Seahawks backup runners Christine Michael and Robert Turbin did little Week 8 against the Panthers.

Michael was more productive on the ground, gaining 12 yards on four carries. He was not targeted in the passing game. Turbin only gained 10 yards on two carries, but did manage 32 receiving yards. 

Both players will look for more Week 9 against the Raiders. 


Seahawks get offensive contributions


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/19/2014) Several Seahawks made minor contributions Week 7 at St. Louis. Among them, running back Robert Turbin ran twice for 7 yards and caught three passes for 24 yards. Running back Christine Michael carried twice for 5 yards.

Rookie receiver Kevin Norwood added a 4-yard reception.


Seahawks declare Week 6 inactives


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/12/2014) The Seahawks declared tight end Zach Miller (ankle), center Max Unger (foot), wideouts Paul Richardson and Kevin Norwood, cornerback Tharold Simon (knee), running back Christine Michael and offensive tackle Andrew McDonald inactive for the game against the Cowboys.

Seahawks release Week 5 inactives


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/6/2014) The Seahawks declared tight end Zach Miller (ankle), cornerback Tharold Simon (knee), running back Christine Michael, defensive end Greg Scruggs, wideout Kevin Norwood, offensive tackle Alvin Bailey and linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis inactive for Monday's game at Washington.

Bruce Irvin among notable Week 3 inactives for Seattle


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/21/2014) The following players were ruled inactive for the Seahawks in Week 3 against Denver: Bruce Irvin, Tharold Simon, Christine Michael, Andrew McDonald, Garry Gilliam, Kevin Norwood and Greg Scruggs.

Seahawks list nine on final injury report


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/19/2014) The Seahawks have listed nine players on the final injury report heading into Week 3.

Only Tharold Simon has been ruled out for the game. Bruce Irvin didn't practice throughout the week, but is questionable for the game. 

Kam Chancellor, Cooper Helfet, Marshawn Lynch, Christine Michael, Zach Miller, Mike Morgan and Kevin Pierre-Louis are all probable. 


Christine Michael still limited Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/18/2014) Seahawks running back Christine Michael was still limited in practice Thursday.

Michael returned to practice this week, and has been limited. It's unclear whether Michael will be the primary backup once he returns. Robert Turbin has filled in with Michael out.


Christine Michael limited as expected


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2014) Seahawks running back Christine Michael was limited in practice Wednesday.

That was expected, as coach Pete Carroll said Michael would be limited Wednesday. Despite that, he's expected to play Week 3. Michael is dealing with a hamstring injury. 


Christine Michael expected to play Sunday


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2014) Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said running back Christine Michael will practice on a limited basis Wednesday and "should be ready to go" for Sunday's game against Denver, reports 710 ESPN Radio. Michael has not played this season due to a hamstring injury.

Christine Michael ready to practice


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/15/2014) Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said running back Christine Michael, who's missed the first two games with a hamstring injury, will practice Wednesday, reports 710 ESPN Radio.

Seahawks inactives Week 2


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/14/2014) The Seahawks have listed CB Tharold Simon, RB Christine Michael, LB Kevin Pierre-Louis, OL Andrew McDonald, WR Kevin Norwood, TE Cooper Helfet and DE Greg Scruggs as inactive Week 2 against the Chargers.

Helfet was doubtful entering the game. The team had already ruled out Michael, Pierre-Louis and Simon.


Seahawks list four on injury report


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/12/2014) The Seahawks have listed four players on the injury report Week 2 against the Chargers.

Running back Christine Michael, linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis and cornerback Tharold Simon have all been ruled out for the game. Tight end Cooper Helfet is doubtful due to a knee injury.


Christine Michael unable to go again Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/10/2014) Seahawks running back Christine Michael did not practice Wednesday.

Michael missed last week's game due to a hamstring injury. He was unable to go Wednesday, and could be in jeopardy of missing Week 2 unless he can get back on the field during the week.


Christine Michael expected to practice Thursday


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/10/2014) Seahawks running back Christine Michael (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, but he's expected to return Thursday in advance of Sunday's game at San Diego, reports 710 ESPN Radio.

Seahawks inactives Week 1


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/4/2014) The Seahawks have designated RB Christine Michael, CB Tharold Simon, TE Cooper Helfet, LB Kevin Pierre-Louis, WR Kevin Norwood, WR Phil Bates, and DE Greg Scruggs as inactive Week 1 against the Packers.

Michael, Helfet, Pierre-Louis and Simon were all listed as out entering the game, so the fact that they are inactive shouldn't come as a surprise. Norwood is a surprise, since he was considered probable for Week 1. 


Christine Michael will miss season opener


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/3/2014) Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said running back Christine Michael will be held out of Thursday's season opener against the Packers due to a hamstring injury.

Christine Michael among Seahawks missing practice Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/2/2014) The Seahawks announced that the following players weren't able to practice Tuesday: running back Christine Michael (hamstring), tight end Cooper Helfet (knee), center Lemuel Jeanpierre (neck), linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis (hamstring) and cornerback Tharold Simon (knee).

Additionally, the following players were limited participants in practice: wide receiver Kevin Norwood (ankle), linebacker Bruce Irvin (hip) and cornerback Jeremy Lane (groin).

With Michael unable to practice Tuesday, it's become more likely that he'll could sit out the team's Thursday night opener against the Packers.


Christine Michael tweaks hamstring


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2014) Seahawks running back Christine Michael tweaked his hamstring in practice Tuesday and won't play in Thursday's preseason finale, reports 710 ESPN Radio. Coach Pete Carroll said Michael "pulled up a little bit" when he got hurt.

Christine Michael contributes to battering of Bears


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/23/2014) Seahawks running back Christine Michael continued his impressive preseason with a productive performance in a lopsided defeat of Chicago on Friday night.

Michael led the team with 28 yards on eight carries and added three receptions for 26 yards. Among his catches resulted in a 7-yard touchdown in the third quarter that stretched the lead to 28-0.


Robert Turbin, Christine Michael shoulder the load in preseason opener


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/8/2014) With Marshawn Lynch sidelined, Seahawks running backs Robert Turbin and Christine Michael shouldered the load during Thursday's preseason opener against the Broncos in Denver.

Turbin got the start but didn't make much of an impact. He played two series with the first-team offense and finished with four carries for 5 yards. He also caught one pass for a gain of 3 yards.

Michael didn't get his first touch with the first-team offense until the start of the second quarter and scored on a 1-yard run on that same drive. He played into the first series of the third quarter and finished with seven carries for 16 yards and a touchdown. He also caught three passes for 12 yards.

Christine Michael's shoulder banged up a bit


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2014) Seahawks running back Christine Michael sat out the second half of Sunday's practice with a shoulder injury, reports the Seattle Times. "He just banged his shoulder a litlte bit," coach Pete Carroll said. "They think that he will be ready to go on Tuesday."

Seahawks won't change philosphy if Marshawn Lynch doesn't show


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2014) Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell said the team won't change its run-first philosophy, regardless of how long Marshawn Lynch's holdout lasts. Seattle ran the ball a league-high 54.8 percent of the time last year.

"I think our plan has been pretty successful," Bevell told the Seattle Times. "We play great defense, we take great care of the football and we run the football, and that keeps us in games and allows us to exert our will on the opponent, that physical toughness that we like to do ... That’s our style and our philosophy and we are going to continue to do that."

Lynch's contract holdout isn't expected to last too long. In the meantime, Christine Michael and Robert Turbin are the team's top two backs.


Christine Michael headed for bigger role


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/21/2014) Seahawks running back Christine Michael heads into training camp looking to build off an already impressive offseason, reports the Seattle Times.

The report says Michael's play this offseason "did nothing to quell the idea he will get regular carries this season. The only question is how many." Michael is expected to be No. 2 on the depth chart behind Marshawn Lynch.


Seahawks coordinator backtracks on committee comment


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/9/2014) Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, who raised eyebrows by saying the team planned a committee approach at running back, backtracked from that comment. According to the Everett Herald, Bevell said he meant he'd use a committee approach during OTAs, not the season.

Marshawn Lynch still should see the bulk of the carries, but the explosive Christine Michael is headed for a bigger role. Robert Turbin will see some work on passing downs.