Four Downs: Is it finally time to trust Christine Michael?

Seattle running back Christine Michael rushed for 106 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries against the 49ers on Sunday. Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images

The NFC West figured to be a defense-first division built offensively on running backs, with two of the top four at the position in ESPN average live drafts and two others in prime RB2 territory. On Sunday, we saw those players respond for desperate fantasy owners. For David Johnson and Todd Gurley, Carlos Hyde and Christine Michael, each of them reached 20 or more standard fantasy points, just like we expected they would. Wait, Christine Michael? That was supposed to be Thomas Rawls, right? But it’s not, it’s Michael, and he looks as if he could be Seattle’s new fantasy option moving forward.