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Chris Thompson | Running Back | #25

Team: Washington Redskins
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/20/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 191
College: Florida State
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 5 (154) / WAS
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Redskins RB Chris Thompson has been diagnosed with a broken right fibula and requires season-ending surgery.
Brutal, though it was the expected outcome after Thompson got rolled up in ugly fashion at the Superdome on Sunday. It ends a breakout campaign for a player who entered Week 11 leading the Redskins in both rushing and receiving. Thompson had been Kirk Cousins' most trusted target. Now the Redskins are left with Samaje Perine and Byron Marshall at running back. Perine will bang between the tackles while Marshall will try to catch some passes. Nov 19 - 4:44 PM

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Chris Thompson was carted off the field with a right leg injury in the Redskins' Week 11 game against the Saints and will not return.

Devastating. Thompson's right leg got rolled up from behind by Sheldon Rankins. Thompson made it immediately clear he was dealing with a serious injury, and was quickly fitted for an air cast before being carted to the locker room. It had the looks of a season-ending injury. It's a devastating one for the Redskins, as Thompson is both their No. 1 running back and most productive (by yardage) receiver. Byron Marshall should take over as the Redskins' passing-down back behind Samaje Perine.
Nov 19 - 3:11 PM

Chris Thompson caught 3-of-7 targets for 41 yards while rushing nine times for 26 yards in Sunday's Week 10 loss to the Vikings.

Thompson had a 27-yard reception on a 4th down conversion that would've been a touchdown on a better throw, but that was an example of touchdown variance working against Thompson for once. He has now had just seven receptions over the past two weeks, but is the most trustworthy source of fantasy production out of the Washington backfield. Thompson will be a RB2/flex option versus the Saints in Week 11 regardless of format.
Nov 12 - 5:45 PM

Chris Thompson caught 4-of-6 targets for 11 yards in the Redskins' Week 9 win over the Seahawks.

Thompson also added four carries for 20 yards. Most of his rushing yards came from a draw on a long 3rd down play. Despite being one of their best playmakers, Thompson was out-touched by RB Rob Kelley. Thompson will have better games in the future and remains a RB2 in PPR formats.
Nov 5 - 8:11 PM

Chris Thompson caught 8-of-9 targets for 76 yards in the Redskins' Week 8 loss to the Cowboys.

Thompson added four carries for 18 yards. As usual, Thompson was the Redskins' most reliable means of moving the ball, though he did cost the team dearly with a lost fumble on a kickoff return. Thompson now has 31 catches for a whopping 442 yards through eight games, putting him on pace for 1,010. He's added a healthy 231 on the ground. He'll remain an RB2 for next week's trip to Seattle.
Oct 29 - 7:51 PM

Chris Thompson rushed seven times for 38 yards and caught all five of his targets for 26 yards and one touchdown in the Redskins' Week 7 loss to the Eagles.

Thompson has now totaled 100 yards and/or scored a touchdown in 5-of-6 games. He's not going away, even if the Redskins refuse to increase his workload. Running Rob Kelley on early downs simply isn't working, and it's putting the offense behind in down and distance. Washington needs to commit to going pass-heavy and leaving Thompson on the field. He's also the team's best pass-protecting running back. Thompson will be an RB2/3 next week at home against the Cowboys, but his floor remains low due to the low volume and eventual regression to the mean in the touchdown department.
Oct 24 - 12:20 AM

Chris Thompson is on pace to become just the fourth player in NFL history with 100 carries and 1,000 yards receiving.

Greatest Show on Turf-era Marshall Faulk is the most recent player to do so, accomplishing the feat in 1999. Thompson's 340 yards receiving are currently 21st in the league. He's had two 100-yard days through the air. Thompson's receiving pace will almost certainly recede below 1,000, but he should remain a huge part of the aerial attack for a team lacking a true No. 1, or arguably even No. 2, receiver.
Source: ESPN.com
Oct 17 - 3:43 PM

Chris Thompson rushed 16 times for 33 yards and caught 4-of-5 passes for 105 yards in Week 6 against the 49ers.

Thompson got the start with Rob Kelley sidelined, but was a disaster in the run game. He had just one run over 10 yards, and Samaje Perine played over him in most goal-line situations. Thompson tied for the team lead with five targets, with most of his receiving coming on a 49-yard screen. Thompson's role will likely be scaled back if Kelley doesn't return next week, but he'll remain an RB3/FLEX.
Oct 15 - 5:12 PM

The Redskins are starting Chris Thompson at running back against the 49ers.

NFL Insider Adam Caplan cautions it's "only for the first snap of the game," but Thompson is Washington's best backfield option in Rob Kelley's absence. Samaje Perine still seems likely to finish with more carries, but any bump in touches and/or snaps for Thompson would improve his fantasy outlook.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Thompson, the team's leading receiver, went off for a 6/7/150/1 receiving line the last time Kelley was out and he'll have another great spot against the 49ers. Their defense ranks 22nd in receiving RB DVOA while they’ve given up the 4th-most receiving yards and 3rd-most PPR points to the position. Thompson pops as a solid GPP play in our projections. With ownership expected to flow towards the more popular value backs, we’re expecting Thompson to be in 1% of lineups on DraftKings despite being our RB8 in points-per-dollar and offering a large PPR ceiling.
Oct 15 - 11:48 AM

Chris Thompson rushed 6 times for 23 yards with one catch for four yards in the Redskins' Week 4 loss against the Chiefs.

After exploding for 20+ fantasy points the last two weeks, Thompson put up a meager 3.7 against the Chiefs. Like coach Jay Gruden said, the Redskins didn't give Thompson any more touches than previous weeks. Thompson only had one catch because the Redskins were dominated in time of possession and Kirk Cousins only attempted 24 passes. Thompson has now shown his floor and ceiling in fantasy football within the last few weeks.
Oct 3 - 12:55 AM

Redskins coach Jay Gruden said he is not going to give Chris Thompson more touches.

"He's going to keep pushing me for them, but he's not going to get them," Gruden said. The back is averaging a ridiculous 13 yards per touch so far this season, but the coach wants to make sure Thompson, who has a long injury history, stays on the field for 16 games. That said, it will be impossible to keep him out of the lineup if he continues to produce like he has the first three weeks.
Source: ESPN
Sep 26 - 10:09 AM

Chris Thompson rushed eight times for 38 yards and caught 6-of-7 targets for 150 yards and a touchdown in Washington's Week 3 win over the Raiders.

Thompson was left wide open out of the backfield for a 22-yard touchdown on Washington’s opening drive. He got most of his yardage from a 74-yard screen play where nearly out ran the Raiders secondary for a second score. Thompson worked behind Samaje Perine with Rob Kelley sidelined, but continued his hot start to the season despite playing only 28 snaps. Thompson has 350 total yards and four TDs through three games. He’s a high-end FLEX for Week 4.
Sep 24 - 11:44 PM

Redskins coach Jay Gruden said the team has to be "careful" with Chris Thompson.

"He's not the biggest guy in the world. We don't want him to get 20-25 carries a game and get a lot of pounding on that body," Gruden said. "So we'll try to expand his role a little bit, but we don't want to go too crazy with him." Fantasy owners are understandably excited after Thompson scored three highlight-worthy touchdowns in the first two games, but he has just 13 touches total so far this year. Unless his role increases dramatically, which it does not sound like it will, he is likely to be overvalued on the waiver wire.
Source: ESPN
Sep 19 - 10:04 AM

Chris Thompson rushed three times for 77 yards and two touchdowns while catching three-of-seven targets for 29 yards Sunday in the Redskins’ Week 2 win over the Rams.

Thompson scored the game’s first touchdown on a seven-yard burst in the second quarter and added to his tally with a weaving, 61-yard score just before halftime. He left points on the table with a crucial drop in the third quarter—there was nothing but green grass in front of him—but it was still an impressive showing by Thompson, who rushed for just four yards in last week’s opener. Thompson is still going to be the main passing-down back, but could see more rushing opportunities if Rob Kelley misses time.
Sep 17 - 8:59 PM

Chris Thompson rushed three times for four yards and caught 4-of-5 targets for 52 yards and one touchdown in the Week 1 loss to the Eagles.

His big play was a 29-yard touchdown catch-and-run where the Eagles did a horrible job of tackling, bouncing off Thompson on his way to the end zone. Thompson gets all the work in the passing game, but he doesn't find the end zone much, similar to Darren Sproles. Thompson is a mere RB3/4 in PPR.
Sep 10 - 5:16 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Kirk Cousins
2Colt McCoy
RB1Chris Thompson
2Samaje Perine
3Byron Marshall
GLB1Samaje Perine
2Chris Thompson
3RB1Chris Thompson
2Samaje Perine
WR11Terrelle Pryor
2Josh Doctson
3Brian Quick
WR21Jamison Crowder
2Ryan Grant
WR31Ryan Grant
TE1Jordan Reed
2Vernon Davis
3Niles Paul
4Jeremy Sprinkle
LT1Trent Williams
2Ty Nsekhe
LG1Shawn Lauvao
2Orlando Franklin
C1Spencer Long
2Chase Roullier
3Demetrius Rhaney
RG1Brandon Scherff
RT1Morgan Moses
2Tyler Catalina
K1Dustin Hopkins
2Nick Rose