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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 17): It's clear that Thompson is Alex Smith's favorite target. His PPR punch is through the roof even if the big plays didn't come against the Colts. Thompson is a solid PPR RB2 that is scoring like an RB1 heading into a matchup against Green Bay.

Week 3: vs Green Bay Packers

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FBG says: Neutral matchup. One might think the Redskins did not even have a rushing offense after the stat line they amassed last week as Redskins running backs combined for only 22 yards on 16 rushing attempts. After playing over half the snaps in Week 1, Adrian Peterson saw the field for only 34 percent of snaps last week as he was stifled all day by the Colts, managing only 20 rushing yards on 11 carries. The Redskins pretty much abandoned trying to use Chris Thompson on the ground as he was allotted four carries but only managed one yard with Thompson's production exclusively coming through the air. It was Jamison Crowder who led the team in rushing with 29 yards, most of which came from a trick play reverse to start the game. Peterson should be expected to continue manning this rushing offense, but after a Jekyll and Hyde opening to the season, it is tough to rely on him for consistent production. If the game script is there, Peterson can flourish. But with the presence of Chris Thompson, dampen expectations if the Redskins are in any way expected to get behind early. This week appears to be a situation stacking up for the latter as the Redskins are underdogs to the high-powered Packers offense. The Packers front seven kept Dalvin Cook quiet last week with just 38 rushing yards from 10 attempts. While it was a pass-heavy game, this defense shut down any attempt to get a ground game going. They allowed no rushing touchdowns and not a single run in the double-digit yardage mark. Interior linemen Mike Daniels and Kenny Clark dominated their individual matchups again while Muhammad Wilkerson also had a solid showing against the run. The Packers edge defenders made some improvements against outside runs, but their strength remains on the interior with some of the best run-defending interior defensive linemen in the league. This should be a relatively even matchup in the trenches with the stout interior of the Packers defensive line squaring off against one of the top run-blocking offensive lines in the league. What tilts this matchup will be if we see a repeat of Week 1 or Week 2 Adrian Peterson. The game script suggests the latter.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumLPts
1 at ARI 33 5 65 0 7 6 63 1 0 18.8
2 vs IND 50 4 1 0 14 13 92 0 0 9.3
3 vs GB PROJ-Dodds * 5 * * 6 * * * *
3 vs GB PROJ-Tremblay * 4 * * 7 * * * *
3 vs GB PROJ-Bloom * 4 * * 6 * * * *

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

2018 Week 2 vs IND (4 / 1 / 0 rush, 14 / 13 / 92 / 0 rec)

Chris Thompson found no room to run as he only totaled one rushing yard. However, he led Washington in receptions and receiving yardage. His thirteen receptions were a career high. As the line struggled to protect Chris often became a safety valve for dumpoff passes out of the backfield. Chris is a major part of the Washington offense and today he was extremely busy. Chris' run after the catch yards were minimized as well as the Colts did a great job of corralling him after the catch.

2018 Week 1 vs ARI (5 / 65 / 0 rush, 7 / 6 / 63 / 1 rec)

Chris Thompson picked up right where he left off from last season. Showing no signs of rust coming off injury, Chris had a combined eleven touches that went for over one hundred and twenty yards. He also chipped in a touchdown for this game as he used his route running ability to take advantage of a linebacker. The play design looked to be an option route coming out of the backfield. It was an easy read for Alex as Chris took the short dump off about ten yards for the score. Chris is a major component to the Washington offense and his double-digit touches along with the efficient production shows he is ready to contribute immediately.

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Latest News

Redskins | Chris Thompson busy in Week 2 loss (Sun Sep 16, 04:57 PM) - Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson hauled in 13 receptions for 92 yards on 14 targets in the Week 2 game against the Indianapolis Colts.

Our View: Thompson is clearly Alex Smith's favorite target and a strong RB2 in PPR leagues as long as it keeps up.
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Redskins | Chris Thompson does it all (Mon Sep 10, 12:12 AM) - Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson rushed five times for 65 yards and caught six passes for 63 yards and a touchdown in a 24-6 win over the Arizona Cardinals in Week 1.

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Schedule

3vs Green Bay Packers
4--- BYE WEEK ---
5@ New Orleans Saints
6vs Carolina Panthers
7vs Dallas Cowboys
8@ New York Giants
9vs Atlanta Falcons
10@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
11vs Houston Texans
12@ Dallas Cowboys
13@ Philadelphia Eagles
14vs New York Giants
15@ Jacksonville Jaguars
16@ Tennessee Titans
17vs Philadelphia Eagles