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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 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. Sep 26 - 10:09 AM
Source: ESPN

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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

Chris Thompson agreed to a restructured contract.

He had his 2017 salary reworked, which turns the two-year extension he signed earlier this week into a three-year pact worth $9,752,800. The deal comes with $4.466 million guaranteed including a $3 million signing bonus. The 26-year-old is expected to spell Rob Kelley on passing downs this season.
Sep 7 - 2:30 PM

Redskins signed RB Chris Thompson to a two-year extension through 2019.

The deal reportedly includes $6.5 million guaranteed. A fifth-round pick in 2013, Thompson struggled with injuries early in his career, but he has become a quality passing-down back. He needs to be owned in most PPR formats.
Sep 5 - 11:20 AM

Chris Thompson rushed three times for nine yards in the Redskins' third preseason game, adding a 27-yard reception.

Locked in as coach Jay Gruden's third-down back, Thompson caught six passes for 79 yards this summer. He could improve on last year's 49 receptions, keeping him squarely in the PPR mix.
Aug 27 - 7:12 PM

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 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.
Source: ESPN
May 22 - 8:56 AM

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. 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.

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Kirk Cousins
2Colt McCoy
RB1Rob Kelley
2Chris Thompson
3Samaje Perine
4Mack Brown
GLB1Rob Kelley
2Samaje Perine
3RB1Chris Thompson
2Rob Kelley
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
C1Spencer Long
2Chase Roullier
RG1Brandon Scherff
RT1Morgan Moses
2Tyler Catalina
K1Dustin Hopkins