|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.
| C.J. Spiller latches on with Seattle -- Wed Sep 28 7:49 pm --|
C.J. Prosise expected to miss another three weeks
|RENTON, Wash. -- The Seahawks have signed free-agent running back C.J. Spiller, coach Pete Carroll said in a conference call Wednesday. The deal will be for one year and has been made official by the team. To make room on the roster, the Seahawks waived running back Terrence Magee. Thomas Rawls (fibula) is expected to be out several weeks. Third-down back C.J. Prosise is dealing with a hand injury and won't be fully healed for three more weeks, Carroll said. (ESPN.com)|
FF Today's Take: The stars have aligned for Christine Michael to shoulder the workload in Seattle for the near future. He should dominate the workload in Week 4 but remains a low end RB2 against a Jets defense that has given up the fourth fewest fantasy points to running backs. With the cupboards barren of any competition, C.J. Spiller will likely be used in passing situations as soon as this weekend.
| Thomas Rawls could be out a month -- Mon Sep 26 5:30 pm --|
Hairline fracture in his fibula
|Seattle Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls has a hairline fracture in his fibula, per a source informed of the tailback's injury. Rawls has already missed a week and could be out for a month, Rapoport added.
Rawls sat out of Sunday's 37-18 win over the San Francisco 49ers. Christine Michael performed well in his place, rushing for 106 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries as the Seahawks rolled to their second win of the season. (NFL.com)|
FF Today's Take: Michael has done absolutely nothing to give the Seahawks any reason to go away from him and earned the right to continue to start once Rawls returns. Until that happens, however, Michael should be treated as a low-end RB1, including next week versus the New York Jets.
| Thomas Rawls gametime decision -- Fri Sep 23 4:10 pm --|
|Seahawks coach Pete Carroll tells KIRO Radio 97.3 FM that running back Thomas Rawls’ status for Sunday’s game against San Francisco is uncertain due to the leg injury he sustained last week. “He wasn’t able to practice Wednesday, Thursday, so we’re just hoping by the weekend he’ll have a chance to play,” Carroll said during his weekly conversation with Dori Monson. “We won’t know until then.” (KIRO Radio 97.3 FM)|
FF Today's Take: Christine Michael is looking more and more like the starting running back for Seattle in Week 3 with solid RB2 value. The Seattle/San Francisco matchup is a late-afternoon kickoff on Sunday.
|Thomas Rawls to start Week 2 -- Wed Sep 14 5:00 pm --|
Seattle RB back in the starting lineup
|Thomas Rawls has made it all the way back.
On Wednesday Seahawks coach Pete Carroll declared Rawls the starter for the Week 2 game against the Los Angeles Rams. (Herald.net)|
FF Today's Take: Rawls and Christine Michael split the workload in Week 1 with Michael getting the start. This week, roles will be reversed with Rawls being the lead back of the committee. Rawls is worth a look as an RB2 against a Rams defense that gave up 88 yards and two TDs to Carlos Hyde in Week 1.