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Christine Michael Volume 3: Inevitable Greatness Soon Achieved

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You know why. He was one of those darlings of the fantasy and draft world, the guy who oozed talent but slipped in the draft because of things having nothing to do with his talent.

Those guys always get the benefit of the doubt, by a lot of fans.

There were a lot of his fans that ignored the signs. In fact, they blamed the dumb coaches for not playing him.

I wouldn't say I am enjoying this, but it's kind of funny.

Maybe some people can use this as a learning experience.

I have my doubts. But it is possible some will.

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Oh cool. Now all the tools wil rush in to quote themselves if they got something right. Fun fun

Please see Joes post above. Stay excellent.

I do not agree with calling people names like some are doing for some reason, people make mistakes in evaluating players. But there needs to be some accountability for those who continued to promote this guy regardless of the signs that said he wasnt good as if he was something more than just a guy.

Not one thing suggested that this guy was anything more than a scrub. Not one. Other people hyping a player is not a reason. He never showed anything.

What kind of accountability would you suggest for failed magic football prognostications?

And dozens upon dozens of threads are started every year about scrub players who have their fan club but never amount to everything. However, for whatever bewildering reason, Michael is a flashpoint for some people.

Yeah its so bewildering!!! What could the reason be? :rolleyes:

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justin forsett bounced around for a couple of years before becoming a starter. could be a similar path for c-mike. i don't think this is the end

We've been told for years the guys in front of him have been turds, even gotten lots of cute nicknames for them all.

Maybe he isn't done, but the fact that so many supporters can call all these guys who have been standing in his way terrible and yet he continually gets buried on depth charts, held inactive, traded for peanuts and cut despite a slew of injuries to guys in front of him has to leave you thinking he's just not that good.

Michael ended up being a turd himself, but that doesn't mean that all the reasons for hanging on to him were off base. This is a prime example, IMO. Let's look at the guys he has been behind for any length of time:

Lynch is obviously not a turd, and nobody ever said that he was.

The Seahawks preferred Turbin to Michael in passing situations, and he's subsequently been cut by two teams.

Randle was given his shot as the incumbent, but everyone knew that he was a headcase and he was subsequently cut.

That just leaves McFadden, who is averaging 3.8 YPC this year after averaging less than 3.5 YPC the previous three years. Hardly the stuff of legend.

Michael has a career 4.6 YPC, so it seems fair to assume that it's not his actual running of the football that's the main hangup that the coaches have with him. Given that nobody here knows what's going on behind the scenes, it wasn't unreasonable based on what we do know to think that Michael could do more than any of those guys if given a shot.

Maybe he's just too dumb to get down the offense/protections. Maybe he's a goofball, or a trouble maker, or simply not committed to his job. Whatever the reason, it's obvious now that it's serious enough that he'll likely never get that shot.

What I don't get is all the people playing the "It should have been obvious he was a bust." card. How obvious could it be if not a single person here knew what the actual problem with Michael was? There was speculation based on inference, but it is still just speculation and having one's speculation be better than another's doesn't really make for great chest-thumping material.

Anyway, I'm glad this is over.

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Glad I could help.

:bye:

Def deserve props here. Called this loong before anyone else IIRC.

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Was just offered mike Evans, Ladarius green for Michael, Diggs, and a 2016 3rd.

So glad I did this deal.
Nice haul Saber
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Oh cool. Now all the tools wil rush in to quote themselves if they got something right. Fun fun

Please see Joes post above. Stay excellent.

I do not agree with calling people names like some are doing for some reason, people make mistakes in evaluating players. But there needs to be some accountability for those who continued to promote this guy regardless of the signs that said he wasnt good as if he was something more than just a guy.

Not one thing suggested that this guy was anything more than a scrub. Not one. Other people hyping a player is not a reason. He never showed anything.

What kind of accountability would you suggest for failed magic football prognostications?

And dozens upon dozens of threads are started every year about scrub players who have their fan club but never amount to everything. However, for whatever bewildering reason, Michael is a flashpoint for some people.

Yeah its so bewildering!!! What could the reason be? :rolleyes:

Could have something to do with people calling an opinion that McFadden has more value moving forward "irrational." Of course all the evidence supported it then and still does now.

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Oh cool. Now all the tools wil rush in to quote themselves if they got something right. Fun fun

Please see Joes post above. Stay excellent.

I do not agree with calling people names like some are doing for some reason, people make mistakes in evaluating players. But there needs to be some accountability for those who continued to promote this guy regardless of the signs that said he wasnt good as if he was something more than just a guy.

Not one thing suggested that this guy was anything more than a scrub. Not one. Other people hyping a player is not a reason. He never showed anything.

I'm fine with name calling

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but i thought talent prevailed?!?!

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but i thought talent prevailed?!?!

Why would you think otherwise now?

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I went ahead and scooped up Rod Smith. The C-Mike owner went right behind me and grabbed Trey Williams. So glad I sold this kid coming out of the bye.

Did the same.

Matter of time before he is cut from Dallas. C.Mike owners are in the state of utter denial and delusion. It's hilarious. Also praying for a McFadden injury that may never come. Let's say Darren misses one game. They think CMike will then take the job and not look back.

Right.

An undrafted free agent and 34 year old RB pushed him out of Seattle. Utter bust in every way.

Again over under on him being released sits at 3 weeks.

Damn......although it did not take a genius to figure this call out.

LOL.

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Maybe some people can use this as a learning experience.

I have my doubts. But it is possible some will.

I also have my doubts. As some of us said the same thing following the crash-and-burn of the Trent Richardson hype train, when some of the same posters started guaranteeing Michael's future success. To give one an idea of how over-the-top some of the praise was for Michael, here is a sample from an older thread:

Adrian Peterson and LaDainian Tomlinson were also combine warriors. Doesn't mean they couldn't play the game. I'm not saying Michael is on their level, but let's look at the facts here:

- Best athlete of the incoming RB class by a wide margin.

- 2nd round NFL draft pick.

- Drew immediate raves in training camp practices.

- Led the NFL in preseason rushing yards and looked very good doing it.

- Heir apparent to the starting job on a very good team.

[...]The ONLY thing keeping this kid from top 10 dynasty RB value today is opportunity.

We will know for certain if anyone learned from this only when the next junk science raves are given that a player is a "can't miss" prospect due to his: draft "pedigree", talent (read combine scores) and preseason numbers. If people are skeptical of getting on the bandwagon the next time, then yes, maybe they have learned something.

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Two very good post by eastonblues22 and massraider.

The majority of the rest of you not named Chaka are really weird.

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Was just offered mike Evans, Ladarius green for Michael, Diggs, and a 2016 3rd.

So glad I did this deal.

Thanks for bumping a trade that managed to go your way.

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justin forsett bounced around for a couple of years before becoming a starter. could be a similar path for c-mike. i don't think this is the end

We've been told for years the guys in front of him have been turds, even gotten lots of cute nicknames for them all.

Maybe he isn't done, but the fact that so many supporters can call all these guys who have been standing in his way terrible and yet he continually gets buried on depth charts, held inactive, traded for peanuts and cut despite a slew of injuries to guys in front of him has to leave you thinking he's just not that good.

Michael ended up being a turd himself, but that doesn't mean that all the reasons for hanging on to him were off base. This is a prime example, IMO. Let's look at the guys he has been behind for any length of time:

Lynch is obviously not a turd, and nobody ever said that he was.

The Seahawks preferred Turbin to Michael in passing situations, and he's subsequently been cut by two teams.

Randle was given his shot as the incumbent, but everyone knew that he was a headcase and he was subsequently cut.

That just leaves McFadden, who is averaging 3.8 YPC this year after averaging less than 3.5 YPC the previous three years. Hardly the stuff of legend.

Michael has a career 4.6 YPC, so it seems fair to assume that it's not his actual running of the football that's the main hangup that the coaches have with him. Given that nobody here knows what's going on behind the scenes, it wasn't unreasonable based on what we do know to think that Michael could do more than any of those guys if given a shot.

Maybe he's just too dumb to get down the offense/protections. Maybe he's a goofball, or a trouble maker, or simply not committed to his job. Whatever the reason, it's obvious now that it's serious enough that he'll likely never get that shot.

What I don't get is all the people playing the "It should have been obvious he was a bust." card. How obvious could it be if not a single person here knew what the actual problem with Michael was? There was speculation based on inference, but it is still just speculation and having one's speculation be better than another's doesn't really make for great chest-thumping material.

Anyway, I'm glad this is over.

When your shipped out for a 7th round pick and a 34 old RB and undrafted FA make you expendable......huge huge red flags.

Again I took a flyer on him in redraft for a 15th round pick....after week 4 I kinda knew it was over before it ever started. He has serious "between the ears" issues.

But I can understand why a lot of guys stuck with him based on his physical talent. He did have some great measurables. But you can't measure heart, desire, work ethic, and locker room presence from the combine numbers.

The Seahawks letting him go was the first red flag. The second was his absolute inability to race up the depth chart on a team with inferior physical talents. McFadden is old and injury prone as we all know and Joseph Randle was never anything special to me.

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justin forsett bounced around for a couple of years before becoming a starter. could be a similar path for c-mike. i don't think this is the end

We've been told for years the guys in front of him have been turds, even gotten lots of cute nicknames for them all.

Maybe he isn't done, but the fact that so many supporters can call all these guys who have been standing in his way terrible and yet he continually gets buried on depth charts, held inactive, traded for peanuts and cut despite a slew of injuries to guys in front of him has to leave you thinking he's just not that good.

Michael ended up being a turd himself, but that doesn't mean that all the reasons for hanging on to him were off base. This is a prime example, IMO. Let's look at the guys he has been behind for any length of time:

Lynch is obviously not a turd, and nobody ever said that he was.

The Seahawks preferred Turbin to Michael in passing situations, and he's subsequently been cut by two teams.

Randle was given his shot as the incumbent, but everyone knew that he was a headcase and he was subsequently cut.

That just leaves McFadden, who is averaging 3.8 YPC this year after averaging less than 3.5 YPC the previous three years. Hardly the stuff of legend.

Michael has a career 4.6 YPC, so it seems fair to assume that it's not his actual running of the football that's the main hangup that the coaches have with him. Given that nobody here knows what's going on behind the scenes, it wasn't unreasonable based on what we do know to think that Michael could do more than any of those guys if given a shot.

Maybe he's just too dumb to get down the offense/protections. Maybe he's a goofball, or a trouble maker, or simply not committed to his job. Whatever the reason, it's obvious now that it's serious enough that he'll likely never get that shot.

What I don't get is all the people playing the "It should have been obvious he was a bust." card. How obvious could it be if not a single person here knew what the actual problem with Michael was? There was speculation based on inference, but it is still just speculation and having one's speculation be better than another's doesn't really make for great chest-thumping material.

Anyway, I'm glad this is over.

When your shipped out for a 7th round pick and a 34 old RB and undrafted FA make you expendable......huge huge red flags.

Again I took a flyer on him in redraft for a 15th round pick....after week 4 I kinda knew it was over before it ever started. He has serious "between the ears" issues.

But I can understand why a lot of guys stuck with him based on his physical talent. He did have some great measurables. But you can't measure heart, desire, work ethic, and locker room presence from the combine numbers.

The Seahawks letting him go was the first red flag. The second was is absolute inability to race up the depth chart on a loser with inferior physical talents. McFadden is old and injury prone as we all know and Joseph Randle was never anything special to me.

The first red flag was when he was consistently unable to beat out Turbin as the RB2. Of course this was scoffed at.

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Oh cool. Now all the tools wil rush in to quote themselves if they got something right. Fun fun

Please see Joes post above. Stay excellent.

I do not agree with calling people names like some are doing for some reason, people make mistakes in evaluating players. But there needs to be some accountability for those who continued to promote this guy regardless of the signs that said he wasnt good as if he was something more than just a guy.

Not one thing suggested that this guy was anything more than a scrub. Not one. Other people hyping a player is not a reason. He never showed anything.

What kind of accountability would you suggest for failed magic football prognostications?

And dozens upon dozens of threads are started every year about scrub players who have their fan club but never amount to everything. However, for whatever bewildering reason, Michael is a flashpoint for some people.

Michael was pimped out by FBG from day one more than any player I can remember since the ploys to motivate Tatum bell.

Others were so obnoxious in this thread pimping him they were told to never post in these threads again

Comparing this thread to others hyping a scrub is like comparing apples to lawn mowers

The obnoxiousness runs deep and strong on both sides of the Michael threads.

And I don't believe that there is a huge difference between the initial talk pimping Michael and the talk pimping Player X, Y or Z is appreciably different. Something early on in the original Michael thread set people off and ever since then pretty much anyone not hanging around to provide or find news (on both sides) has been acting like junior high school girls who won't let go of a petty grudge.

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This reinforces my opinion that people should put more weight into when players are not activated for games. I thought it was a huge red flag when Michael was inactive for so many games, and others disregarded that fact, saying it was reflective of him not playing special teams. This can be seen in the lack of success of many highly touted players. The ones that immediately pop into my head are Justin Hunter and Robert Meachem. If a team thinks so little of you that they don't even bother activating you in case of injury that's a huge red flag, and it should not be shrugged off.

James White owners are like :yes:

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Oh cool. Now all the tools wil rush in to quote themselves if they got something right. Fun fun

Please see Joes post above. Stay excellent.

I do not agree with calling people names like some are doing for some reason, people make mistakes in evaluating players. But there needs to be some accountability for those who continued to promote this guy regardless of the signs that said he wasnt good as if he was something more than just a guy.

Not one thing suggested that this guy was anything more than a scrub. Not one. Other people hyping a player is not a reason. He never showed anything.

What kind of accountability would you suggest for failed magic football prognostications?

And dozens upon dozens of threads are started every year about scrub players who have their fan club but never amount to everything. However, for whatever bewildering reason, Michael is a flashpoint for some people.

I forget its the internet and there is no nuance. I was just having a general thought to the people getting upset at people making reference to them being wrong with quotes. When you make predictions and people remind you of it and it turns out to be wrong you have to take your licks. Others get upset with remarks like above. Thats what I mean when I say take accountability.

Has anyone supporting Michael said that they were right about him? Who isn't being accountable? Pretty much everyone knows there is something wrong with Michael and there are maybe two or three posters who aren't hanging around in here because maybe they have trouble being wrong. I am curious why anyone cares about those people?

Most of us just wanted a civil thread where we could get news about this player. For some reason though, people feel compelled to try and make someone else on the internet Testify that they have seen the light.

It's really weird.

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Oh cool. Now all the tools wil rush in to quote themselves if they got something right. Fun fun

Please see Joes post above. Stay excellent.

I do not agree with calling people names like some are doing for some reason, people make mistakes in evaluating players. But there needs to be some accountability for those who continued to promote this guy regardless of the signs that said he wasnt good as if he was something more than just a guy.

Not one thing suggested that this guy was anything more than a scrub. Not one. Other people hyping a player is not a reason. He never showed anything.

What kind of accountability would you suggest for failed magic football prognostications?

And dozens upon dozens of threads are started every year about scrub players who have their fan club but never amount to everything. However, for whatever bewildering reason, Michael is a flashpoint for some people.

Yeah its so bewildering!!! What could the reason be? :rolleyes:

I presume that you are referring to the two or three posters I mentioned in my post above. They couldn't have caused this kind of...whatever it is, without equivalent opposition.

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Oh cool. Now all the tools wil rush in to quote themselves if they got something right. Fun fun

Please see Joes post above. Stay excellent.

I do not agree with calling people names like some are doing for some reason, people make mistakes in evaluating players. But there needs to be some accountability for those who continued to promote this guy regardless of the signs that said he wasnt good as if he was something more than just a guy.

Not one thing suggested that this guy was anything more than a scrub. Not one. Other people hyping a player is not a reason. He never showed anything.

What kind of accountability would you suggest for failed magic football prognostications?

And dozens upon dozens of threads are started every year about scrub players who have their fan club but never amount to everything. However, for whatever bewildering reason, Michael is a flashpoint for some people.

Yeah its so bewildering!!! What could the reason be? :rolleyes:

I presume that you are referring to the two or three posters I mentioned in my post above. They couldn't have caused this kind of...whatever it is, without equivalent opposition.
I don't know who you're referring to because there where more than 2 or 3. Way more. Maybe you are accounting for aliases?

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Oh cool. Now all the tools wil rush in to quote themselves if they got something right. Fun fun

Please see Joes post above. Stay excellent.

I do not agree with calling people names like some are doing for some reason, people make mistakes in evaluating players. But there needs to be some accountability for those who continued to promote this guy regardless of the signs that said he wasnt good as if he was something more than just a guy.

Not one thing suggested that this guy was anything more than a scrub. Not one. Other people hyping a player is not a reason. He never showed anything.

What kind of accountability would you suggest for failed magic football prognostications?

And dozens upon dozens of threads are started every year about scrub players who have their fan club but never amount to everything. However, for whatever bewildering reason, Michael is a flashpoint for some people.

Yeah its so bewildering!!! What could the reason be? :rolleyes:

I presume that you are referring to the two or three posters I mentioned in my post above. They couldn't have caused this kind of...whatever it is, without equivalent opposition.
I don't know who you're referring to because there where more than 2 or 3. Way more. Maybe you are accounting for aliases?

Do you contend that there is not their opposite number on the other side of the debate?

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Oh cool. Now all the tools wil rush in to quote themselves if they got something right. Fun fun

Please see Joes post above. Stay excellent.

I do not agree with calling people names like some are doing for some reason, people make mistakes in evaluating players. But there needs to be some accountability for those who continued to promote this guy regardless of the signs that said he wasnt good as if he was something more than just a guy.

Not one thing suggested that this guy was anything more than a scrub. Not one. Other people hyping a player is not a reason. He never showed anything.

What kind of accountability would you suggest for failed magic football prognostications?

And dozens upon dozens of threads are started every year about scrub players who have their fan club but never amount to everything. However, for whatever bewildering reason, Michael is a flashpoint for some people.

Yeah its so bewildering!!! What could the reason be? :rolleyes:

I presume that you are referring to the two or three posters I mentioned in my post above. They couldn't have caused this kind of...whatever it is, without equivalent opposition.
I don't know who you're referring to because there where more than 2 or 3. Way more. Maybe you are accounting for aliases?

Do you contend that there is not their opposite number on the other side of the debate?

No, but I have a decent amount on ignore so my perspective might be off.

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How quickly we forget that Jason Garrett started calling him "CMike" in only his first week there. That's a great indicator of things to come!

queue up the Wilson Phillips! New opportunities abound league wide! "Hold on for one more day!"

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Michael lands in NE. Thread goes bonkers. Belichick quoted as saying "we just think he gives us the best chance to win the game".

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:(

In before...

Volume 3: Savior of the Titans

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Do people still not get it.

He lacks professionalism and news flash.......HE'S JUST NOT THAT GOOD!!!!!

That combo means Not For Long in this league.

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It is difficult to make an argument in favor of Michael getting a legitimate opportunity to play any significant role in any NFL backfield.

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Was fun while it lasted. CMike will no doubt be shot out of a cannon by another team soon, his SPARQ score stands strong, and he'll be a must start DFS

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No, but I have a decent amount on ignore so my perspective might be off.

I wish more people would just ignore the fishing. There is little point to trying to win an internet argument with someone who probably cares more about tweaking others than having a reasonable discussion.

If someone is really damaging a thread just hit the report button and hope Joe comes along and asks everyone to just take it down a notch. Works for me.

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Would it be bad form for me to link to my September 6 post? Yeah, it probably would be. Never mind.

Going back, that is a great post, and I think the difference between Redraft vs. Dynasty gets missed a lot around here, and some of the dynasty guys get too excited about a prospect that causes the redraft guys to make a bad mistake, and normally no one is clarifying what type of league they are in when making a statement. In redraft, you should only be looking for backups at best as most benches are limited (such as DMC who in hindsight was ignored for no reason, Starks, Rawls, Deangelo Williams, etc.. ). 3rd or 4th string running backs are not worth a bench spot in redraft leagues as most are not that deep. This should be obvious, but it is not obvious reading the FBG blurbs which I will be posting in an incoming post, however I think analyzing your post and this one will be worth more

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FBG updates on CMike and McFadden this year:

9/6: Breaking news email that he was traded to Dallas (weird no breaking emails on much more significant things throughout the season). This caused many people to drop a valuable player to pick up this lottery ticket before the season started (and depending on the league some spent wavier wire dollars on him at this point).

Here are the appropriate updates for CMike and DMC.

Week 2 upgrade:

RB Christine Michael, DAL - (waiver wire: 5-10% except in short bench leagues) - Michael was inactive, but Joseph Randle was only adequate and the Cowboys running game in general didn't dominate like it last year. With Dez Bryant out for a while, the team could feel more urgency to see what they have in Michael. The Seattle castoff could amount to nothing, but he can also change the outlook of this backfield instantly if he gets on the field

Week 2 downgrade:

RB Darren McFadden, DAL - McFadden had more burst than Joseph Randle on early carries, but he was less impressive later in the game, and the team seems to clearly favor Randle. McFadden can be dropped in all but the deepest leagues.

9/19 update:

DAL - RB Christine Michael won't play

Source: The Dallas Morning News - Jon Machota

Dallas Cowboys RB Christine Michael will not play Week 2 against the Philadelphia Eagles. Executive vice president Stephen Jones said the Cowboys want to wait and see with Michael. Jones added that Michael is going to get his chance at some point and that he thinks he'll do well.

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Fantasy owners who picked up Michael are just going to have to be patient. He's got all the talent in the world, and if Michael "gets it" he could be incredibly productive behind that Cowboys offensive line.

Week 3 upgrade:

RB Christine Michael, DAL - (waiver wire: 25-50%) - Joseph Randle and Darren McFadden have had two chances to show something and they haven't. Michael's chance is coming soon, if not in Week 3 against the Falcons. The talent is there to be this year's CJ Anderson, although the loss of Romo and Bryant for a good part of the season limits Michael's ceiling.

Week 3: no mention for DMC

Week 4 downgrade:

RB Christine Michael, DAL - Joseph Randle closed the door on Michael getting a callup because Randle hasn't been producing. If an injury strikes Dallas's backfield and Michael can get on the field, he'll be worth a pre-emptive pickup on the strength of his talent and the Dallas running game, but he's droppable for now.

Week 4 upgrade:

RB Darren McFadden, DAL - (waiver wire: 1-3%) - McFadden actually has more initial burst than Joseph Randle and he looked good behind a finally aligned Dallas run blocking unit, but he is only going to have what the heck flex value. Still, McFadden could be helpful if Randle goes down and the team doesn't fully trust Christine Michael early.

Week 5 upgrade:

RB Christine Michael, DAL - (waiver wire: 7-15%) - Michael got one measly unsuccessful short yardage carry, but he was up, Joseph Randle was ineffective and a near goal line fumble seemed to draw the ire of the Dallas coaches. If Michael can bring his physical urgent style to this offensive line, their blocking could become invigorated. Michael is still a textbook talent/situation/opportunity hold until he either fails on the field, Randle truly hits for an entire game, or Michael is released.

Week 5 upgrade:

RB Darren McFadden, DAL - (waiver wire: 3-5%) - McFadden has a few avenues to gain value going into the matchup with the Patriots. He can take over the passing down job for Lance Dunbar, and he can also get more work behind a disappointing Joseph Randle. Of course, McFadden's injury history and Christine Michael loom to shake up this backfield even more.

Week 6 holding steady:

RB Christine Michael, DAL - (waiver wire: 5-10%) - Michael looked good on his one run, finding the outside lane and gaining six yards on a short yardage carry. Joseph Randle is running hard, but eventually the Cowboys have to try to see what they have in Michael, right?

Week 6: No mention for DMC

Week 7 upgrade:

RB Christine Michael, DAL - (waiver wire: 25-50%) - There are numerous reports that Michael will get a chance to win the Cowboys backfield, if not outright start in Week 7. The Cowboys offense should improve with Dez Bryant and eventually Tony Romo back in the mix in the second half of the season. Michael's talent is well-documented and prodigious despite his uneventful NFL career to date. You want to have him on your roster when we see what he does with more work.

Week 7: No mention for DMC

Week 8 holding steady:

RB Christine Michael, DAL - Michael's opportunity came in the form of a Joseph Randle injury and Darren McFadden took it. The bye week hype amounted to nothing in Week 7. Michael is still more than capable and at least the Cowboys running game is on track, and with Joseph Randle missing time, Michael is a Darren McFadden injury away from being the #1 back.

Week 8 upgrade:

RB Darren McFadden, DAL - (waiver wire: 25-50%) - McFadden had his best game in years, running efficiently, getting yards after contact, and ripping the Giants defense behind a resurgent offensive line. Joseph Randle is dinged and expected to miss time, which opened the door for McFadden. He showed enough to spend a good part of what you have left on the chance he keeps this up and doesn't get hurt.

Week 9 holding steady:

RB Christine Michael, DAL - (waiver wire: 10-20%) - Michael's ridiculous burst and comical lack of vision at times were both on display against Seattle. He's a Darren McFadden injury away from starting, so consider him a mid-high value handcuff.

Week 9 upgrade:

RB Darren McFadden, DAL - McFadden had to get an IV, but was otherwise up to the task of basically being the whole offense with Matt Cassel at quarterback. Dez Bryant is getting healthier, and Tony Romo will be back in Week 11, while Joseph Randle's return is basically unknown. You have a strong RB2 to play against a stiff Eagles defense if you have McFadden.

Week 10 downgrade:

RB Christine Michael, DAL - Michael didn't get on the field against the Eagles. He might not even have significant value in the event of a Darren McFadden injury. The dream is dying.

Week 10 upgrade:

RB Darren McFadden, DAL - McFadden is basically getting all of the snaps and touches in an offense that is about to get back their quarterback. He's a low RB1 until the wheels fall off.

Week 11 upgrade:

RB Christine Michael, DAL - (waiver wire: 5-10%) - The Cowboys would probably employ some kind of committee if Darren McFadden were to go down, with Michael hopefully getting the majority of carries. Consider him a mid-to-low value handcuff that should be rostered in deep leagues.

Week 11 holding steady:

RB Darren McFadden, DAL - McFadden got most of the work in the backfield and didn't get hurt. With Tony Romo back, he could be elevating his numbers to RB1 levels. Hang tight.

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I will never make the mistake again of thinking a 3rd or 4th string RB is worth more than the actual backup, especially in redraft.

Sorry FBG's, I'm not trying to burn you here but have made multiple posts about how speculative RB's for dynasty need to stop being hyped up as the savior in redraft leagues. This has happened with Ingram his rookie year, TRich several of his years, CMike this year, Abdullah this year, and others. It is a recurring them that keeps getting missed around here. Maybe they are worth more in dynasty but in redraft players like these are rarely even worth a roster spot, especially when their are legitimate backups or even other starters available in most people's leagues.

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Also, I did warn against CMike on 9/27 with my quote in this thread: https://forums.footballguys.com/forum/index.php?/topic/734217-fbg-downgrade-joseph-randle/#entry18412652

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Here is my Week 11 upgrade:

With Romo coming back that is going to open a lot of holes for McFadden against a soft rush defense in Miami. Upgrade McFadden not only this week but rest of season!

Edited by GreenNGold

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