Christine Michael
Christine Michael
28-Year-Old Running BackRB
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Christine Michael in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Released by the Colts in September of 2018.
Let go by Colts
RBFree Agent
September 24, 2018
The Colts released Michael on Monday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
Michael somewhat surprisingly made the Colts' 53-man roster out of training camp, though he didn't have much of a role on offense once the season kicked off. He was active on Sunday versus the Eagles, but the veteran running back didn't see the field. The 27-year-old has 256 carries for 1,089 yards in his career and will look to join another team in need of backfield depth.
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How do Christine Michael's 2018 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
Broken Tackle %
0.0%
 
Positive Run %
100.0%
 
% Yds After Contact
88.9%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
4.0
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
0.0
 
% Snaps w/Touch
0.0%
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Christine Michael's measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 10"
 
Weight
220 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.54 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.02 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.69 sec
 
Vertical Jump
43.0 in
 
Broad Jump
125 in
 
Bench Press
27 reps
 
Hand Length
9.38 in
 
Arm Length
31.50 in
 
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Michael's days of double digit carries seem to be in the rearview mirror. From the looks of it, Michael will have to earn a roster spot with Indianapolis during the preseason. Although Michael is currently listed as the No. 5 running back on the depth chart, there is little separation from him and those slotted above of him. A strong preseason campaign and value on special teams should likely earn him a roster spot, but it's hard to visualize much fantasy worth attached to Michael at the moment.
The Colts picked up Michael in the offseason after the running back was cut loose by the Packers, and the running back joined a stable that included the ageless Frank Gore, former Seattle teammate Robert Turbin, scatback Josh Ferguson and 2017 fourth-round pick Marlon Mack. A mid-June injury, however, caused the Colts to place Michael on IR.
For a player much talked about and bandied about, Michael sure didn’t do much on the field in 2015, other than a few moments at the end of the year. But oh how he appeared in the transaction logs. He opened the summer with Seattle; was traded to Dallas in September; was cut by the Pokes in September; spent a moment on the Washington practice squad; then re-signed with the Seahawks. Michael’s been productive in his limited Seattle playing opportunities (4.9 YPC), and he’s posted plenty of preseason tape for scouts to get excited about. With Thomas Rawls a question mark off of last year’s broken ankle, Michael and rookie C.J. Prosise will be must-scout players in the exhibition season. If Michael is pressed into a significant role, it could be limited to first and second down. He has just four receptions as a pro, and has yet to prove credible in pass protection. But he has the ideal build and shape of a featured back, and at least he’s already familiar with the Seattle offense and terminology. We’re not ready to give up the ghost yet, and apparently neither are the Seahawks.
The Seahawks' 2013 second-round pick, Michael has looked like a bust to date. At least he got on the field for 10 games last year after playing only four games as a rookie, but he received just 34 carries and two targets. In advance of Week 1, Michael joined a Dallas backfield that already includes Joseph Randle, Darren McFadden and Lance Dunbar. It's a scenario that puts him an injury or two away from fantasy utility, but given the quality of the team's offensive line, some of Michael's untapped potential could yield results for the Cowboys (and fantasy owners) as the season progresses.
Michael saw almost no work last year as the third-stringer behind Marshawn Lynch and Robert Turbin, and that situation isn't projected to change much this year unless one of the top two guys suffers an injury. Nonetheless, the 5-10, 221-pound Michael is an electric runner with elite strength, agility and athleticism. He did have some durability trouble in college, and his scouting reports mention attitude issues, but he's healthy and hasn't had any reported conflicts at the NFL level. If Lynch goes down with an injury, it wouldn't be surprising at all to see Michael leapfrog Turbin and take the starting role. And even if Lynch stays healthy, Turbin's poor 2013 could lead to Michael displacing him as the backup.
The Seahawks used their first pick in this year's draft on Michael even though they have a quality backup to Marshawn Lynch in Robert Turbin. It's easy to see why, as the 5-10, 220-pound Texas A&M product runs a 4.4 40, a blazing time for his size, and does not shy away from contact. Perceived attitude problems in college created discord with his head coach, leading the gifted back to underachieve as a senior, and a broken ankle and torn ACL in his four years raise durability questions. Nevertheless, given his physical skills, Michael has significant long-term upside if he can get onto the field.
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Will play Sunday
RBIndianapolis Colts
September 21, 2018
Michael (illness) was a full participant in Friday's practice and will play in Sunday's game against the Eagles.
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Sits out Thursday's practice
RBIndianapolis Colts
Illness
September 20, 2018
Michael has an illness and did not practice Thursday.
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Inactive against Washington
RBIndianapolis Colts
Coach's Decision
September 16, 2018
Michael is inactive for Sunday's game at Washington.
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Just two carries Sunday
RBIndianapolis Colts
September 10, 2018
Michael had two carries for nine yards in Sunday's loss to Cincinnati. He played just three snaps on offense.
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Makes 53-man roster
RBIndianapolis Colts
September 1, 2018
Michael has made Indianapolis' 53-man roster.
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