RB Chris Thompson - Washington Redskins

5-7, 192Born: 10-20-1990College: Florida StateDrafted: Round 5, pick 2013

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 9): Thompson could get a slight uptick in work while Derrius Guice is out, but he doesn't need one to be relevant in PPR leagues. He looked back to full speed after not being there to open last season, and he'll remain a big part of the passing game on a team that looks to be playing from behind a lot.

Week 2: vs Dallas Cowboys

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FBG says: Tough matchup. The Washington Redskins will once again be forced to field an offense without running back Derrius Guice following another knee injury (not the same knee he tore his ACL in last year) in week one. Following the injury, Adrian Peterson will be called upon to man the backfield on 1st and 2nd down. Peterson was a healthy scratch in week one because head coach Jay Gruden believes Guice can do everything Peterson can, and then more. Gruden's hand was forced, however, following Guice's injury, and Peterson will be re-inserted into Washington's offense. In 2018, Peterson managed an unimpressive 4.2 yards-per-carry, and without his 90-yard rushing touchdown from week 13, that mark would have been a meager 3.81 yards-per-carry. Washington's average offensive line is still missing left tackle Trent Williams who many thought there was a chance he would report this week. Chris Thompson will come onto the field in third-down situations, but these are typically passing-downs, and his contributions on the ground will be few and far between. In week one, Dallas faced off with one of the NFL's most talented running backs in Saquon Barkley. Barkley ran for 120 yards on 11 carries, including a 59-yard carry on the first drive of the game. The productive day on the ground can be blamed, in part, on weak performances from two critical Cowboys defenders: Jaylon Smith and Leighton Vander Esch. Both players have established themselves in the NFL as strong run-stopping linebackers, which means these poor showings were likely outlier performances in the grand scheme of things. Aside from Smith and Vander Esch, the Cowboys' run defense met all preseason expectation set for them. The defensive line was impressive across the board, and it showcased of the depth that has many believing they have what it takes to be one of the league's best defensive-fronts. Demarcus Lawrence, the team's top defensive lineman, will see increased playing time in week two after the team eased him into action in week one. Similarly, Byron Jones, one of the league's best cornerbacks in run-support, will play more in week two following a 27-snap limit in week one as he recovered from offseason hip surgery. A bounce-back performance from the linebacking corps, coupled with consistency in the trenches and in the secondary will make the Dallas run defense one of the league's toughest to beat once again in week two following a flukey week one performance.

Recent Stats and Projections

1 at PHI 43 3 10 0 10 7.0 68 0 0 7.8
2 vs DAL 2 3 0 8 5.0 48 0 0 5.1
2 vs DAL PROJ-Dodds * 5 * * 4.8 * * * *
2 vs DAL PROJ-Tremblay * 4 * * 5.6 * * * *
2 vs DAL PROJ-Bloom * 3 * * 4.0 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36

Percentile ranks

Chris Thompson's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 1 vs PHI (3 / 10 / 0 rush, 10 / 7 / 68 / 0 rec)

Chris Thompson was busy in this game as he tallied seven receptions. His seven receptions lead the team as well. As it became clear Washington wasn't going to be able to establish the run, Chris' role grew in this game. He added three carries, but they only totaled ten yards. None of Chris' work in this game was game changing or made much impact as a few catches came in garbage time. Chris will have better days as it is clear he will be the definitive backup to Derrius. His passing game role will continue to be a vital piece to the Washington offense.


Latest News

Redskins | Chris Thompson busy in loss (Sun Sep 8, 09:18 PM) - Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson rushed three times for 10 yards and caught seven of his 10 targets for 68 yards in a 32-27 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 1.

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