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Chris Thompson | Running Back | #25

Team: Washington Redskins
Age / DOB:  (26) / 10/20/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 195
College: Florida State
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 5 (154) / WAS
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Chris Thompson caught 6-of-8 targets for 37 yards in the Redskins' Week 17 loss to the Giants.
He added three rushes for five yards. A Theo Riddick who can actually run a bit (68/356/3/5.23), Thompson finishes 2016 as one of Kirk Cousins' primary checkdown targets, posting a 49/349/2 line as a pass catcher. He was the only reliable member of Washington's backfield, serving as the third-down back for Weeks 1-17. Thompson probably won't develop into anything more, but has proven he deserves to be a part of a committee. A restricted free agent, he should be back in Washington. Jan 1 - 8:21 PM

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Chris Thompson rushed three times for 20 yards and one touchdown in the Redskins' Week 16 win over the Bears.

Thompson also caught his lone target for a 17-yard touchdown. Rob Kelley fantasy owners were heated after Thompson scored the Redskins' first two touchdowns of the day, a seven-yard run on 3rd-and-short and then catching the screen pass for the second score. Thompson has now scored three touchdowns over the past three games after scoring one in the first 12 games.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 04:46:00 PM

Chris Thompson rushed two times for 10 yards and caught 5-of-7 targets for 26 yards in the Redskins' Week 15 loss to the Panthers.

After catching a total of two passes in his previous three games combined, Thompson got back to what he does best, and that's catching the ball out of the backfield. He's still nothing more than a fantasy RB4.
Tue, Dec 20, 2016 12:51:00 AM

Chris Thompson rushed three times for 38 yards and a touchdown in the Redskins' Week 14 win over the Eagles.

Unusually, Thompson was held without a catch. His score was a winding 25-yarder he started off a pitch from Kirk Cousins. It ended up being the game-winning touchdown. Thompson is an important real-life player for the Redskins, but has struggled to establish RB3 value even in PPR leagues.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 05:59:00 PM

Chris Thompson rushed twice for 24 yards and caught 1-of-2 targets for 21 yards Week 13 against the Cardinals.

Thompson had a couple big gains on his limited touches and played plenty of snaps with the Redskins throwing in the second half, but he did not see much work. He is not worth using even in deep PPR formats.
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 08:46:00 PM

Chris Thompson had two carries for 10 yards and caught 1-of-2 passes for nine yards in Week 11.

Even with Rob Kelley struggling most of the night, Thompson played only 23 snaps. He'll remain off the streaming radar for Week 12.
Mon, Nov 21, 2016 12:47:00 AM

Chris Thompson had four carries for 25 yards and caught 3-of-6 targets for 11 yards in Washington's Week 10 win over the Vikings.

Thompson played behind Rob Kelley and wasn't a factor in the pass game. He saw his normal snaps despite losing a fumble late in the first half. Thompson has been held under 50 total yards his last two weeks. Even with gameflow likely to be in his favor, Thompson should be avoided against the Packers in Week 11.
Sun, Nov 13, 2016 05:37:00 PM

Chris Thompson rushed seven times for 14 yards and caught all five of his targets for 27 yards Week 8 against the Bengals.

Thompson surprisingly took a big backseat to Rob Kelley, who operated at the clear early-down back and even saw some work on passing downs. Thompson struggled to make anything happen on the ground, and he was not even a big factor with Washington losing late. Thompson has gotten touches all season, but he has been maddeningly up and down. He will not be a reasonable starting option against the Vikings after the bye.
Sun, Oct 30, 2016 02:12:00 PM

Chris Thompson rushed 12 times for 73 yards in the Redskins' Week 7 loss to the Lions, adding seven receptions for 40 additional yards.

Thompson led the backfield in touches and carries, and the team in yards from scrimmage (113). His involvement was increased after Matt Jones fumbled a ball into the end zone for a Lions touchback. Coach Jay Gruden implemented a three-man timeshare, with Rob Kelley the third man, but Thompson was leading the way. Thompson was consistently getting the edge, and freeing himself over the middle for checkdowns. Gruden has insisted Jones remains the starter, but Thompson seems like a good bet for at least 12-15 touches in Week 8 against the Bengals. He's a PPR RB2, and on the RB3 radar in standard leagues.
Sun, Oct 23, 2016 04:58:00 PM

Chris Thompson had nine carries for 37 yards and caught three passes for 29 yards in Washington's Week 6 win over the Eagles.

Thompson saw his most extensive action as a runner after Matt Jones fumbled last week. The 12 touches were a season high, but shouldn't be expected going forward after Jones bounced back with a strong game. Thompson is just a low-end PPR option for Week 7.
Sun, Oct 16, 2016 05:36:00 PM

Chris Thompson rushed twice for 12 yards and caught 4-of-4 targets for 33 yards in the Redskins' Week 5 win over the Ravens.

Thompson is a contributor in the Redskins' offense as a passing-game specialist, but he has yet to log more than seven touches in a game this season. Thompson would likely need a Matt Jones injury to become useful in fantasy leagues.
Sun, Oct 9, 2016 04:52:00 PM

Chris Thompson caught two passes for 16 yards and a touchdown in Week 4.

He rushed three times for 24 yards. Thompson only had a minor role despite the touchdown, with Matt Jones getting featured in a workhorse role. He's a low-upside RB5 in PPR leagues.
Sun, Oct 2, 2016 05:00:00 PM

Chris Thompson rushed six times for 23 yards in the Redskins' Week 3 win over the Giants.

Thompson lost seven yards on his only reception. The Redskins' third-down back isn't seeing enough passing-game volume to get on the standard-league radar.
Sun, Sep 25, 2016 06:50:00 PM

Chris Thompson rushed twice for one yard and caught 3-of-4 targets for 57 yards in the Redskins' Week 2 loss to Dallas.

The Redskins' passing-down specialist, Thompson saw less playing time than he did in Week 1 as Matt Jones piled up 14 touches. Thompson should be owned in all PPR leagues in Washington's passing-based offense, but he will be tough to trust week to week as a role player whose usage is dictated by game plan and flow.
Sun, Sep 18, 2016 05:15:00 PM

Chris Thompson rushed four times for 23 yards and a touchdown and caught both of his targets for 16 yards Monday in the Redskins' Week 1 loss to the Steelers.

Thompson actually played 17 more snaps than Matt Jones but was out-touched by Jones 8-6. It’s an indication that Thompson is locked in as the passing-down back and will probably play more than Jones whenever the Redskins are in catch-up mode. Thompson offers some PPR appeal but he won’t be worth starting next week against Dallas.
Mon, Sep 12, 2016 11:38:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Colt McCoy
2Nate Sudfeld
RB1Rob Kelley
2Chris Thompson
3Matt Jones
4Keith Marshall
5Mack Brown
GLB1Rob Kelley
2Matt Jones
3RB1Chris Thompson
2Rob Kelley
WR11Jamison Crowder
2Maurice Harris
3Kendal Thompson
WR21Josh Doctson
2Ryan Grant
3Matt Hazel
4Reggie Diggs
WR31Ryan Grant
TE1Jordan Reed
2Niles Paul
3Derek Carrier
4Wes Saxton
LT1Trent Williams
2Ty Nsekhe
LG1Shawn Lauvao
2Isaiah Williams
C1Spencer Long
2Ronald Patrick
RG1Brandon Scherff
2Arie Kouandjio
RT1Morgan Moses
2Vinston Painter
3Kevin Bowen
K1Dustin Hopkins