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Chris Thompson | Running Back

Team: Washington Redskins
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/20/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 193
College: Florida State
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Chris Thompson rushed four times for 10 yards and caught 3-of-4 targets for 7 yards Week 11 against the Panthers.
Thompson got extended run with Alfred Morris knocked out by a rib-cage injury and Matt Jones again struggling with ball security. Thompson could be a PPR option against the Giants next week if Morris sits. Nov 22 - 4:48 PM

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Chris Thompson rushed two times for 52 yards and caught one pass for 23 yards in Sunday's Week 10 win over the Saints.

Thompson's only notable play was a 38-yard run in the first half. He had just one target with Washington protecting a lead for most of the game. Thompson is a low-ceiling RB4 in PPR formats.
Nov 15 - 5:49 PM

Chris Thompson (back) is practicing in full for Week 10.

Thompson had only four Week 9 targets despite being fully healthy. Even in a game Washington projects to play from behind, he's not more than an RB4.
Nov 11 - 5:48 PM

Chris Thompson caught 2-of-4 targets for 21 yards Week 9 against the Patriots.

Thompson completely face-planted in a game which set up for him to shine. Matt Jones handled third-down work early in the game, and Thompson did not get any touches until Jones fumbled in the third quarter. Previously the only reliable part of the Washington backfield, Thompson now joins Jones and Alfred Morris as unusable fantasy options.
Nov 8 - 4:58 PM

Chris Thompson (back) is probable for Week 9 against the Patriots.

Thompson practiced in full after sitting out before last week's bye. His return cuts into Matt Jones and Alfred Morris' snaps. Thompson is a candidate for seven-plus targets in a game Washington projects to play from behind.
Nov 6 - 4:10 PM

Chris Thompson (back) is practicing in full for Week 9 against the Patriots.

Thompson injured his back Week 6 and sat out the game before the Redskins' Week 8 bye. Now healthy, he should resume his role as the Redskins' pass-game back. Washington is 14-point underdogs on the road at New England, and Thompson could soak up a ton of snaps in catch-up mode. He was targeted at least seven times out of the backfield in 3-of-4 games between Weeks 3-6.
Nov 5 - 2:15 AM

Chris Thompson (back) is listed as doubtful for Week 7 against the Buccaneers.

We figured as much after Thompson sat out all three practices this week. It's possible the Redskins could add a running back off the practice squad before Sunday. Alfred Morris and Matt Jones will continue to split carries.
Oct 23 - 2:04 PM

Chris Thompson (back) remained sidelined at Friday's practice.

He seems extremely unlikely to play, as he's still dealing with swelling in his back. If Thompson can't go, Matt Jones could play more snaps in the pass game.
Oct 23 - 12:22 PM

Redskins RB Chris Thompson (back) still has "significant swelling," and remained sidelined at Thursday's practice.

Coach Jay Gruden admitted there's a chance Thompson misses Sunday's game against the Bucs. That would lead to more passing game targets for Matt Jones if he can play through his toe injury.
Oct 22 - 1:42 PM

Chris Thompson (back) is not practicing Wednesday.

Thompson suffered a bruised back in the Week 6 loss to the Jets but played through the injury. He's working out on a side field Wednesday, suggesting he might be able to practice Thursday or Friday. Thompson's seen his role grow as the Redskins' preferred passing-game running back.
Oct 21 - 12:23 PM

Redskins RB Chris Thompson is day to day with a bruised back.

Thompson got laid out by a poor Kirk Cousins pass, but has avoided serious injury. He should be good to go as the Redskins' passing down/hurry up back against the Bucs.
Oct 19 - 3:13 PM

Chris Thompson rushed five times for 12 yards and caught 6-of-10 targets for 26 yards in the Redskins' Week 6 loss to the Jets.

Thompson's ineffectiveness on the ground was predictable, but he remained very active in the passing game and has a secure week-to-week role as the Redskins' passing-down specialist behind Alfred Morris and Matt Jones. Thompson warrants consideration as roster filler in PPR leagues, but will have trouble sustaining fantasy value with game-flow-dependent usage.
Oct 18 - 5:34 PM

Chris Thompson (shoulder) is probable for Week 6 against the Jets.

Thompson is averaging nine touches, 70.3 total yards, and a touchdown over the last three games. His pass-game role will continue to limit snaps for Matt Jones and Alfred Morris. Thompson is a gameflow-dependent RB3.
Oct 17 - 2:44 PM

Chris Thompson rushed three times for 15 yards and caught 6-of-7 targets for 33 yards in the Redskins' Week 5 loss to the Falcons.

He finished with nine touches to Matt Jones' 12 and Alfred Morris' eight. Thompson's role is secure as the Redskins' "Poor Man's Sproles," but his usage is largely game-flow and matchup dependent. Still, Thompson is worth rostering in 12- and 14-team PPR leagues. He should have a number of five-plus-catch games this year. Facing the Jets' run-tough defense next, Thompson might be Washington's best bet for backfield production in Week 6.
Oct 11 - 4:49 PM

Chris Thompson rushed six times for 53 yards and caught 2-of-3 targets for 24 yards Week 4 against the Eagles.

Thompson had a huge 42-yard run to convert a third-and-long on the opening drive and had a nice 19-yard catch later in the series. Despite the hot start, Thompson saw just four touches after the first quarter. Thompson is clearly the Redskins' third-down back, and that role has led to decent PPR value the last two weeks. After four games, Thompson is on pace for 736 total yards, though he had just 21 yards total the first two weeks of the season.
Oct 4 - 5:16 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Kirk Cousins
2Colt McCoy
3Robert Griffin III
RB1Alfred Morris
2Christine Michael
3Matt Jones
4Chris Thompson
GLB1Matt Jones
2Alfred Morris
3Christine Michael
3RB1Matt Jones
2Christine Michael
3Chris Thompson
FB1Darrel Young
WR11DeSean Jackson
2Jamison Crowder
3Andre Roberts
WR21Pierre Garcon
2Ryan Grant
3Rashad Ross
WR31Jamison Crowder
TE1Jordan Reed
2Derek Carrier
LT1Trent Williams
LG1Spencer Long
2Tom Compton
C1Kory Lichtensteiger
2Josh LeRibeus
RG1Brandon Scherff
2Arie Kouandjio
RT1Morgan Moses
2Ty Nsekhe
K1Dustin Hopkins