SEATTLE, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Don't forget to check for the latest fantasy football news before setting your final lineup Sunday.
Something to keep an eye out for now is the running back situation in Seattle. The Seahawks, who have a very good match-up against the Miami Dolphins Sunday, listed Christine Michael as its starting running back Tuesday.
Here's the Seahawks first official "unofficial'' depth chart of the year: pic.twitter.com/POqBR8pCxB— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) September 6, 2016
Thomas Rawls, who exploded onto the scene in 2015 before suffering an ankle injury, was expected to start. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll has maintained that Rawls will be ready for Week 1. On Tuesday, Carroll said he does "not want to rush" Rawls, according to ESPN.
"We're just making progress with him," Carroll told Sheil Kapadia. "You don't want to rush him. This is his second preseason game in a sense, as far as relative to the other guys. So we'll see how he does. I'd love for him to carry the ball quite a bit in this game, and then we'll know where we stand going into the next week. It's just really bringing him along properly and carefully. We want to make sure we take care of him."
On Monday, Kapadia reported that he didn't "see it," when writing about if Michael could overtake the starting job from Rawls. Kapadia listed Rawls as the projected Week 1 starter.
Last Thursday, HawkBlogger reported that Rawls was practicing without limitations.
"He is," Carroll said, via HawkBlogger. "For the last couple weeks in practice I've asked him to practice full speed every chance he gets. He's done that, he's given great effort and got banged around at times and handled it all, not taking a step backwards at any time. So I think he looks like he's ready to rock and roll. We're not worried about it."
Rawls, 23, had 830 yards and four touchdowns on 147 carries last season for the Seahawks. Both running backs could still be good plays, as the Dolphins allowed the most fantasy points per game to the position in 2015. If Rawls does not start or is somewhat limited, expect flex production from Michael, who had 157 yards on 26 carries this preseason.