|Packers claim Christine Michael -- Wed Nov 16 4:00 pm --|
Former Seahawk finds new home
|Packers have claimed RB Christine Michael off waivers, source says. (Mike Garafolo on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: The Packers have been hit with a rash of injuries at the running back position so it's not a big shock that would take a chance on the talented but enigmatic Michael. James Starks returned to action last week but has never excelled in a workhorse role. Michael is a speculative hold (or add) in 12-team leagues.
|Seahawks release RB Christine Michael -- Tue Nov 15 6:00 pm --|
Thomas Rawls expected to return
|Seahawks have released RB Christine Michael. (via ESPN sources) (ESPN)|
FF Today's Take: We knew Thomas Rawls was expected back this week and rookie C.J. Prosise had a nice showing as the feature back in Week 10 but this moves comes as a bit of surprise. Prosise and Rawls are now the backs to own in Seattle. Michael can be claimed off waivers by any team.
| Thomas Rawls expected to return Week 11 -- Mon Nov 14 2:00 pm --|
Will practice this week
|Carroll said RB Thomas Rawls is ready to go. Will to practice to play this week. #Seahawks (Liz Mathews on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Rawls suffered a hairline fracture in his fibula in Week 2 but is set to return in Week 11. His role is unclear as the Seahawks got a decent performance from rookie C.J. Prosise against the Patriots. It's possible Rawls could become part of three-man committee with Christine Michael included. Rawls is worth a free agent pickup if he's available in your league.
| Christine Michael expected to play -- Sun Nov 13 8:00 am --|
|Seattle RB Christine Michael, listed as questionable vs Pats due to hamstring, is expected to play. “Should be good,” said source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: The Seahawks and Patriots play tonight but it sounds like Michael will be active. It's not an ideal spot for Michael given his decreased workload and potential negative game script. It won't be a shock if C.J. Prosise is the better fantasy running back in Week 10.
|Bigger role for Prosise -- Sat Nov 12 2:00 pm --|
Christine Michael added to injury report
|The Seattle Seahawks made a late addition to their injury report Friday afternoon, listing running back Christine Michael as questionable with a hamstring injury. Rookie C.J. Prosise has already been taking a bite out of Michael's workload. In the past two games, Prosise has played 47 snaps, compared with 43 for Michael. Given Michael's uncertain status, Prosise figures to see an even bigger role Sunday night against the New England Patriots. (ESPN)|
FF Today's Take: Given the late-week injury for Michael and the likelihood of a negative game script for the Seahawks, Prosise could be on the field for the majority of snaps against New England. The rookie RB will be a Flex option for Week 10.
| Thomas Rawls nearing return -- Mon Oct 24 6:40 pm --|
HC expects RB back in two weeks
|Seattle Seahawks HC Pete Carroll: “There’s a difference (in the running game and offense) with Thomas Rawls out.” Said he expects him back in two weeks. (Stephen Cohen on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Carroll later made it clear he meant he hopes Rawls can play in two weeks, which means he should return to practice in some fashion this week. We'll see, as Carroll is almost always a bit optimistic regarding injuries. Christine Michael has averaged 3.6 yards per carry or worse in each of the last three weeks, so Rawls could have a role - possibly substantial - when he returns. He should not be hanging out on the waiver wire in any leagues.
| Thomas Rawls expected back in a couple weeks -- Mon Oct 24 11:45 am --|
|Carroll: “There’s a difference with Thomas Rawls out.” Said he expects him back in two weeks. (Stephen Cohen on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Christine Michael has done a decent job in the absence of Rawls but head coach Pete Carrol's quick comment suggest Rawls will have a significant role when he returns. Rawls is a nice speculative add if he's available in your league.