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The Seahawks have released RB Christine Michael. After a stretch of 4 straight games with 16+ carries, Michael totaled just 20 over his last 3. He's sitting on a mediocre 4.0 yards per carry for the season, but Seattle's offensive line is more to blame than Michael. We're guessing that there's more to this story, which wouldn't be a surprise considering Michael's history. His release is a sure sign that RB Thomas Rawls is on track to return for Sunday's game against the Eagles. We'll see exactly how the backfield touches are divvied between Rawls and C.J. Prosise.

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll said Monday that RB Thomas Rawls (leg) is "ready to go" and on track to play against the Eagles this weekend. He's been out since suffering a hairline fracture to his fibula back in Week 2. Rawls averaged just 1.3 yards per carry on 19 attempts before going down. And he's now returning to a crowded backfield with Christine Michael and the ascending C.J. Prosise. Rawls is worth stashing in most fantasy leagues, but we can't be counting on him to re-emerge as an asset.

Seahawks RB Christine Michael (hamstring) is active for tonight’s game against the Patriots. He’d already been losing work to RB C.J. Prosise, and the hamstring issue might further limit Michael’s workload. He’s a shaky RB2 vs. a stout New England run D.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Seahawks RB Christine Michael is expected to play tonight against the Patriots. He joined the injury report Friday with a hamstring issue. Seattle has intimated that RB C.J. Prosise might find more work. RB Thomas Rawls is nearing a return from injury. But Michael remains the top RB play for Seattle until the team shows us someone else can get to double-digit carries. The New England matchup is poor for Michael's fantasy value this week.

Seahawks RB Christine Michael was added to Friday's injury report as limited with a hamstring issue. He's questionable for Sunday night's game vs. the Patriots. We'll hopefully get an update on his status on Sunday morning. But Michael was already a shaky Week 10 fantasy option as a big road underdog against a tough New England run defense. RB C.J. Prosise could be in for a bunch of action.

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll said Wednesday that RB C.J. Prosise "will be a lot more involved" the rest of the season. The rookie played a season-high 42.6% of the offensive snaps last week and totaled a season-high 8 touches. He has a chance to become a fantasy asset down the stretch, especially in PPR leagues. The bigger impact will be on RB Christine Michael, though, who posted a season-low 51.9% snap rate last week. His days as an RB1 might be over.

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll said Friday that RB Thomas Rawls (leg) is still "a couple of weeks away" from returning. "We won't know until he starts to do the workload and all of that," Carroll added. "But now we've got to get him in shape again and get him right. And we'll take our time doing that so that once he's back, he'll hopefully be coming back for good." It sounds like Christine Michael is safe as Seattle's feature back for at least another couple of games.

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll said Monday that the “goal” is for RB Thomas Raws to resume running this week. Rawls, of course, is recovering from a hairline fracture in his leg. Carroll added that he hopes to have the rehabbing runner back for Week 9 vs. Buffalo. He certainly won’t return to a workhorse role, but Rawls' presence will take some upside away from Christine Michael.

Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls (leg) is expected to miss "another month, or approximately a month," GM John Schneider said on Sunday morning. That'd put Rawls back on the field around Week 8 or 9. Seattle has a bye next week, so Rawls might end up missing just 3 or 4 more games. But he might return as the backup to Christine Michael. Rawls is only worth stashing in leagues of 12+ teams.

Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls is dealing with a hairline fracture to his fibula, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The injury was originally deemed a contusion and a strain, but it's obviously more serious than that. Rapoport says Rawls is expected to miss "a few weeks." RB Christine Michael might have full control of the backfield by then.

Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls (leg) is inactive for today’s game against the 49ers. So is RB C.J. Prosise (hand). RB Christine Michael gets the start and should flirt with 20 touches in a plus matchup.

ESPN's Adam Schefter confirms that Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls (leg) will not play against the 49ers later today. RB C.J. Prosise (hand) is also expected to be inactive. "Big work for Christine Michael," Schefter says. Giddy up!

Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls (leg) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the 49ers after missing practice all week. HC Pete Carroll suggested Friday morning that Rawls could be a game-time decision, but the "doubtful" tag suggests that he's a long shot. That leaves the backfield to Christine Michael in a great spot vs. a 49ers defense that gave up 100 yards to Fozzy Whittaker last week.

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll said Wednesday that RB Thomas Rawls (leg) is "on track" to play against the 49ers this weekend. Carroll described his injury as a "slight strain on the side of his leg." We'll see exactly how Seattle divvies work between Rawls and Christine Michael after Michael was the better back for the 2nd straight game last week. Consider Rawls a risky RB3 or flex, despite the plus matchup.

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll was happy with RB Christine Michael's Week 2 performance, despite a costly late-game fumble. "He hit it really well," Carroll said. "He looks like he shot out of a cannon. He’s really quick. He’s just getting going. I think he’s really going to get better and more efficient. He had the unfortunate turnover, but other than that he really hit it really well. He must be averaging 5 yards a carry or something. First two games, that’s pretty good." Michael is in fact averaging exactly 5 yards per carry. The rest of Seattle's RBs are at 1.05, including a 1.3 mark for Thomas Rawls. Michael is even beating Rawls in yards after contact, 2.32 to 1.11. With Rawls now dealing with a leg injury, it's time for Seattle to see what Michael can do as the lead back.

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll announced that RB Thomas Rawls will start Sunday's game against the Rams. It's not as big a story as some will make it out to be. RB Christine Michael will remain involved in a committee backfield. But it looked like Seattle wanted to get Rawls going in the opener, and this news jibes with that. The 'Hawks figure to go run-heavy this Sunday with QB Russell Wilson banged up, making both Michael and Rawls borderline RB2s.

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Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls (ankle) is active for today’s game against the Dolphins. RB Christine Michael is expected to start, and Rawls figures to be on some type of snap count. It makes him an extremely risky fantasy play, although there’s upside in a plus matchup.

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll announced Friday that RB Christine Michael will start this weekend's opener against the Dolphins. RB Thomas Rawls will come off the bench. This doesn't tell us a whole lot about the workload distribution, but it jibes with what we heard earlier this week. Rawls is expected to be limited coming off last year's severe ankle injury, but his volume might ultimately come down to how he's feeling and performing during the game. Consider both Rawls and Michael risk/reward fantasy plays in a plus matchup.

Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio reports that RB Marshawn Lynch is considering un-retiring. Florio adds that Lynch would be targeting Week 4 or 5 for his return. It's unclear whether the Seahawks would take Lynch back, although we'd guess they would considering their question marks at RB. It's an intriguing storyline as the 2016 season gets ready to kick off, but we wouldn't panic if you're a Thomas Rawls or Christine Michael owner just yet.

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