Christine Michael

Christine Michael

RB - IND - IR
Height: 5' 10"Weight: 220 lbsAge: 27College: Texas A&MDrafted: #62 (2nd Rd.)

2017 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
16th easiest for RBs
Draft Rank (ECR) N/A
Best / Worst N/A / N/A
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Christine Michael placed on injured reserve

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting the Indianapolis Colts have placed running back Christine Michael on the injured reserve list Thursday.

Fantasy Impact

Michael was placed on injured reserve list Thursday with an undisclosed injury, per Schefter. His 2017 season is likely over unless he is designated to return by the Colts later in the year. Unless Marlon Mack or Josh Ferguson impresses, it looks more and more like Robert Turbin is a lock to open the upcoming campaign as Frank Gore's primary backup.

Christine Michael signs with Colts

ESPN's Field Yates is reporting the Indianapolis Colts and free agent running back Christine Michael have agreed to terms on an undisclosed deal.

Fantasy Impact

Michael, formerly of the Packers, signed with the Colts Thursday. The veteran rusher will join a Colts backfield led by the aging Frank Gore and will likely compete with Robert Turbin for the role of the No. 2 back on the depth chart. However, I fully expect Turbin, who totaled a career-high eight touchdowns in 2016, to enter the upcoming season as Gore's primary handcuff. Michael should only see fantasy value if an injury occurs to one of the backs slated ahead of him on the depth chart.

Christine Michael visits Patriots

ESPN's Field Yates is reporting free agent running back Christine Michael visited with the New England Patriots on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact

The Patriots, who placed the rare May 9 tender on LeGarrette Blount Wednesday, brought Michael in for a visit Tuesday. It's been a busy offseason for the Patriots and running backs. They appear to be stockpiling a vast amount of depth at the position. From a fantasy football perspective, Michael signing with New England is a nightmare for all parties involved, except for the Patriots. Although Blount is still expected to sign elsewhere, Michael would be a part of a crowded depth chart that already includes James White, Rex Burkhead, Dion Lewis and Mike Gillislee, upon signing with New England. He would be a better fit with a club with less depth and would certainly see more playing time as well.

Christine Michael to be cut by Green Bay

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting the Green Bay Packers are releasing running back Christine Michael.

Fantasy Impact

Earlier Monday, Green Bay cut ties with Don Jackson. Now, Michael is next on the chopping block leaving Ty Montgomery as the only experienced back on the roster. It appears that Montgomery and rookie Jamaal Williams will handle the running back duties for the Packers in 2017, with the former acting as the starter. Aaron Jones and Devante Mays, fifth and seventh round draft picks respectively, will round off the depth chart heading into OTAs.

Christine Michael re-signs with Green Bay

ESPN's Field Yates is reporting the Green Bay Packers have re-signed free agent running back Christine Michael on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact

Michael, who appeared in 15 games last season with the Seahawks and Packers, re-signed with Green Bay Wednesday. The veteran rusher accumulated a career-high 583 yards and seven touchdowns on the ground while catching 22 targets for 122 yards and another score as a receiver in 2016. However, the bulk of his production came in the first half of the year while he was still a member of the Seahawks. Due to his unknown role in the backfield next season, Michael's 2017 fantasy value is a question mark.