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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Christine Michael a fantasy must-add, expected to start


There are a handful of instances throughout the NFL season where a player who has done absolutely nothing needs to be added in all fantasy football leagues, and Christine Michael is one of those players.

The Dallas Cowboys traded a late-round draft pick to Seattle for Michael back in September. The third-year running back has carried the ball just two times for five yards this season, but the Cowboys have reportedly used the bye week to prepare him to be the starter.

Dallas running backs coach Gary Brown said last week that the team is ready to “take the reins” off Michael and “let him rock.”

Joseph Randle has been starting at tailback for the Cowboys, but he has not generated big plays behind a dominant offensive line. He’s averaging just 3.9 yards per carry after averaging a whopping 6.7 in a change-of-pace role behind DeMarco Murray last season. The Cowboys likely want him to return to that role, with Darren McFadden working in on third downs.

The Seahawks used a second-round pick on Michael back in 2013, so you know there is some talent there. If he gets the majority of the reps in what can be a phenomenal rushing offense, he could wind up being a fantasy football league-winner.

Photo: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

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