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Christine Michael | Free Agent RB

Date of Birth:  11/09/1990
Age:  31
Height  5'10"
Weight:   226
College:  Texas A&M
Drafted:  2013 | Round 2 | Pick 62
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Christine Michael | Free Agent RB


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Christine Michael | Free Agent RB

The Colts cut Christine Michael, according to ESPN's Field Yates.

Michael did not play yesterday against the Eagles, and this might have been a mutual parting of ways. The talented former second-round pick is likely to a chance with another team, but he's way off the fantasy radar at the moment.

Christine Michael | Free Agent RB

Christine Michael handles two touches in Week 1 loss.

Michael rushed twice for nine yards as he worked behind rookies Jordan Wilkins and Nyheim Hines in the backfield. Whether or not Marlon Mack (hamstring) returns next week, Michael isn't a fantasy option barring a significant change by the coaching staff.

Christine Michael | Free Agent RB

The Colts re-signed running back Christine Michael.

With Frank Gore no longer with the Colts and a new coaching staff in place, perhaps Michael will have a chance to compete for a large role on offense now that he's healthy. He spent all of offseason on injured reserve after going down during offseason training last year. The talented former second-round pick of the Seahawks will have to get past second-year back Marlon Mack for the starting job. Indy's running back situation will be one to watch this summer.

Christine Michael | Free Agent RB

The Colts have placed running back Christine Michael on IR.

It's unclear what exactly happened to Michael, but he was reportedly looking good in workouts (as he usual does, with his athleticism). Michael was just signed by Indy two weeks ago.

Christine Michael | Free Agent RB

The Colts "love" Christine Michael's explosiveness.

Michael has bounced around with a few separate teams throughout his career, but he's always had great athletic ability since being drafted in the second round by Seattle in 2013. He has elite acceleration and brings energy when carrying the ball. Michael doesn't have a roster spot locked up, but if he understands the playbook and avoids mental mistakes, he should make the team.

Christine Michael | Free Agent RB

The Colts signed running back Christine Michael.

Michael was released by the Packers a month ago, despite re-signing with the team after the season. Now, the Colts will add him to the backfield mix behind Frank Gore. Robert Turbin will be the top backup to Gore, but Michael can provide some juice off the bench. Indy did also draft Marlon Mack in the fourth round, so Michael will need to fight for a roster spot as a fourth running back. He has the talent to contribute for the Colts.

Christine Michael | Free Agent RB

Free agent running back Christine Michael visited the Patriots, according to Field Yates.

The Patriots are stacked at running back, but gave Michael a visit. It's probably unlikely he's signed by New England unless an injury occurs to one of their current running backs. Michael is a very talented player, and he should get signed by someone at some point.

Christine Michael | Free Agent RB

The Packers are releasing running back Christine Michael, according to Adam Schefter and Field Yates.

Well this is uncommon. Green Bay recently re-signed Michael, but now they are releasing him. The Packers drafted three running backs on Day 3 of the draft—Jamaal Williams of BYU, Aaron Jones of UTEP, and Devante Mayes of Utah State, so maybe that has something to do with this. This probably helps Ty Montgomery's fantasy value, as there is no established presence to threaten his workload; of course, one of these rookies could step up and cut into the workload however. Michael will find another team, probably soon.

Christine Michael | Free Agent RB

The Packers have re-signed Michael, according to Field Yates.

If the Packers don't draft a running back, Michael should operate in the backfield with Ty Montgomery and handle 8-10 touches each week in 2017. He's a talented runner, and Green Bay obviously liked his attitude enough to keep him around. We think a Montgomery/Michael backfield is good enough, especially with Aaron Rodgers as your quarterback.

Christine Michael | Free Agent RB

Christine Michael carried six times for 11 yards in playoff loss.

The Packers could not get anything going on the ground and they relied mainly on the passing game after they fell behind early. It'll be interesting to see if Michael returns to Green Bay in 2017. He definitely has talent.

Christine Michael rushes ten times for 47 yards versus the Giants in the Wild Card Round.

Michael didn't get much playing time early in the game, but when the Packers got ahead he was put into the game and brought some juice to the Packers run game. He hits the hole unlike most people in the NFL. Look for him to again be a change-of-pace against Dallas next weekend.

Christine Michael | Free Agent RB

Christine Michael rushed three times for six yards in the regular season finale.

He also caught a 10-yard pass. Michael has seen just four, four, and three carries over the past three games, and will probably see just a handful of touches in the Wild Card Round against the Giants. Michael closes a season where he split time with Seattle and Green Bay with 148 carries for 583 yards (3.9 YPC) and seven touchdowns.

Christine Michael | Free Agent RB

Christine Michael scores 42-yard touchdown in win over Bears.

Michael rushed four times for 45 yards and the score, but Ty Montgomery took over the Packers backfield, rushing 16 times for 162 yards and two touchdowns. Green Bay relied on the ground game more with Aaron Rodgers hobbled, and they will be dangerous down the stretch and potentially in the playoffs if they can sustain their success from yesterday. Michael should probably be left on the bench next week against the Vikings.

Christine Michael | Free Agent RB

Christine Michael greets his former team with blowout victory.

Michael rushed 10 times for 36 yards in the 38-10 win over the Seahawks. After spending the first part of the season in Seattle before getting cut, Michael found his way to the sidelines on one run and clapped up several of his old teammates on his way back to the field; it was a funny moment. Michael is clearly ahead of James Starks and will be a decent FLEX with just Ty Montgomery to compete with for carries. He did miss at least one assignment on Sunday, but Michael remains a talented runner.

Christine Michael | Free Agent RB

Christine Michael surpasses James Starks on Packers' depth chart.

Michael had nine carries for only 19 yards against the Texans, but got more playing time than James Starks, who was also ineffective with his carries. Ty Montgomery was effective ahead of them both, and will likely get a good amount of work moving forward. Michael should be second in touches out of the backfield, however. He plays his former team, the Seahawks, next week. He'll be a risky FLEX option.

Christine Michael | Free Agent RB

Christine Michael gets playing time in second game with Packers.

He rushed once for four yards. Clearly a better runner than James Starks, Michael should eventually push for a committee in the Green Bay backfield. He's worth holding onto, especially in deeper leagues. Michael plays his former team in Week 14 after the Packers take on the Texans next Sunday.

Christine Michael | Free Agent RB

Christine Michael was claimed by the Green Bay Packers.

The Packers are a great landing spot for Michael, as James Starks has been wildly ineffective this year when healthy and Eddie Lacy is out for at least a few more weeks. Michael has a chance to be the lead back in one of the top offenses in the NFL. He likely won't see much action this week, if any, but he could become a RB2 down the stretch. Pick him up if he was dropped in your league.

Christine Michael | Free Agent RB

The Seahawks waived RB Christine Michael, according to Adam Schefter.

Wow. This is a shocking move. Michael was a key contributor for the Seahawks this season, scoring six touchdowns on the ground. With Thomas Rawls back and the emergence of C.J. Prosise, the Seahawks decided to part ways with Michael. It's fair to question whether something else is going on here—maybe Michael was unhappy that he was benched. Nevertheless, this is Rawls' and Prosise's backfield. Michael will probably land somewhere even if he isn't claimed. He's safe to drop, as no teams are looking for a starting RB at the moment. But you may want to wait until you see where he lands.

Christine Michael | Free Agent RB

Christine Michael phased out of gameplan in Week 10.

Michael was benched in favor of C.J. Prosise, and saw only six touches in the game. He had five carries for 22 yards and one catch for four yards. To make matters worse, Thomas Rawls is set to return from injury in Week 11. Rawls will likely take over as the starting RB, with C.J. Prosise playing on passing downs, and Michael as only a change of pace back. We think he's worth keeping on your roster, but if you want to drop him, go ahead.