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Chris Thompson | Running Back | #25

Team: Washington Redskins
Age / DOB:  (26) / 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 expects to see more work this season after proving he can stay healthy the last two years.
One of the best third-down backs in the league according to coach Jay Gruden, Thompson rushed 68 times and saw 62 targets last season, turning the touches into 705 total yards and five scores. Thompson has alway been effective when given the opportunity, but his slight frame (195 pounds) and long injury history make it unlikely Washington ever views him as anything more than a complementary back. That said, there is no reason he cannot top 125 touches behind Rob Kelley and/or rookie Samaje Perine. May 22 - 8:56 AM
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Redskins re-signed RB Chris Thompson to a one-year, $2.746 million contract.

Friday was the deadline for teams to sign restricted free agents to offer sheets. Thompson totaled five touchdowns (three rushing, two receiving) for the Redskins last year while finishing 12th among running backs with 49 catches. He'll continue to serve as Washington's primary passing-down back.
Apr 21 - 4:11 PM

Redskins tendered restricted free agent RB Chris Thompson at the second-round level.

That's worth $2.746 million. Thompson was one of the more active receiving backs in football last year, recording 49 catches for 349 yards on 62 targets. He added 356 yards and three touchdowns on 68 rushing attempts. Thompson will continue to spell Rob Kelley on passing downs.
Mar 8 - 12:43 PM

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

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