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RB Chris Thompson - Washington Redskins

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

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17 vs NYG 31 3 5 0 8 6 37 0 0 3.2

Recent Game Summaries

2016 Week 17 vs NYG (3 / 5 / 0 rush, 8 / 6 / 37 / 0 rec)

Chris Thompson was fairly active in this game but didn't make much of an impact. Due to the fact New York is a great run stuffing team it seemed this would be a game to utilize Chris a little more. He had nine total touches with six coming in the passing game. He wasn't able to convert any of his touches into explosive plays so his production was held in check.

2016 Week 16 vs CHI (3 / 20 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 17 / 1 rec)

Rob Kelley kept Thompson's snap count low against Chicago. However, Thompson averaged nearly 10 yards per touch and totaled two touchdowns on minimal work. Thompson did not see a snap until the mid-first quarter, but found a huge running lane for a red zone carry for an easy score. Again in the red zone, Thompson's next touch was a perfect screen pass call against a blitz where Thompson ran into the end zone untouched for another score. Thompson logged a perimeter run later in the game for 10 yards as well. The lack of playing time compared to Rob Kelley is concerning, but Thompson maximized his offensive involvement this week with red zone usage and efficiency.

2016 Week 15 vs CAR (2 / 10 / 0 rush, 7 / 5 / 26 / 0 rec)

Chris Thompson had a fairly quiet game and was barely involved. He had seven touches overall but none of them resulted in 'splash' plays. The entire offense was bogged down by Carolina so a secondary option like Chris will have difficulty being effective as well. It was also surprising and rare to see Robert Kelley have more success catching the ball out of the backfield.

2016 Week 14 vs PHI (3 / 38 / 1 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Chris Thompson only had three carries and no receptions in this game but he had possibly the biggest play. Late in the fourth quarter Chris took a pitch and weaved his way through traffic for a twenty-five yard touchdown to put Washington ahead. It was unusual to have him not receive in work in the passing game but he clearly made the most of his three touchdowns by scoring a touchdown.

2016 Week 13 vs ARI (2 / 24 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 21 / 0 rec)

Chris Thompson was an afterthought in this game as he only tallied three touches overall. His highlight of the day was a twenty yard screen pass, but overall he seemed to be mute from the game plan. Based on how explosive he looked on his two runs out of the backfield it probably would have been a good day to give him more work. His running style could have been more beneficial than using the pounder Robert Kelley.

2016 Week 12 vs DAL (4 / 17 / 0 rush, 6 / 5 / 17 / 0 rec)

Chris Thompson had nine total touches in this game but was overall not very productive. Chris serves as the third down back but Kirk was in sync throwing the ball downfield so there wasn't much need for check down which is where Chris thrives. He was in the game once again in the red zone which illustrates Washington's trust in him as an offensive threat.

2016 Week 11 vs GB (2 / 10 / 0 rush, 3 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)

Chris Thompson was needed much in this game as Robert Kelley dominated the run game and Kirk was in rhythm with his receivers in the passing game. The Packers were depleted so the need to check the ball down wasn't necessary. Sometimes Chris can end up being the odd man out and this was one of those games.

2016 Week 10 vs MIN (4 / 25 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 11 / 0 rec)

Chris Thompson had minimal impact in this game. He only had seven total touches but because he didn't make any explosive 'splash' plays he was held in check. He also had a costly fumble which put him further down the bench for Robert Kelley to work. This game heavily featured Robert Kelley in the backfield so he didn't see many chances to be effective.

2016 Week 8 vs CIN (7 / 14 / 0 rush, 5 / 5 / 27 / 0 rec)

Chris Thompson had twelve total touches on the day but couldn't find much room to produce. He was held in check on passing downs which is his specialty as Cincinnati made sure to keep eyes on him in passing situations.

2016 Week 7 vs DET (12 / 73 / 0 rush, 7 / 7 / 40 / 0 rec)

Chris Thompson received plenty of work in this game via the run and pass. He had nineteen total touches for over one hundred total yards. Chris' ability as a runner and receiver was vital in this game because of Detroit's ability to stop the run. When he is in the game it gives Washington a variety of options in the playbook. It was impressive that he gained seventy-three yards on the ground as Kirk operating from the shotgun showed passing formations which allowed Chris to find holes. His ability to be shifty and quick in tight spaces was valuable much of this game. Chris also played as the desired goal line running back again in this game which is interesting considering Chris is a smaller running back. However, Washington clearly loves his versatility.

2016 Week 6 vs PHI (9 / 37 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 29 / 0 rec)

Chris Thompson had twelve total touches combining the run and pass game. He didn't make much of an impact on either side but it should be noted that he did receive another goal line carry. The coaching staff seems to trust him in the red zone and he gives them playbook flexibility in that area. He was unsuccessful on his attempt but he remains a vital part of what Washington wants to do with their game plans each week.

2016 Week 5 vs BAL (2 / 12 / 0 rush, 4 / 4 / 33 / 0 rec)

Chris Thompson was held in check for this game as well. He was limited to six touches but none of them went for more than ten yards. Chris is a third down running back so his productivity and opportunities will be unpredictable each game. There are so many weapons to feed in the offense he can get lost in the shuffle. He didn't have any opportunities in the red zone for this game as well because Washington had bad field position majority of this game.

2016 Week 4 vs CLE (3 / 24 / 0 rush, 4 / 2 / 16 / 1 rec)

Chris Thompson wasn't called upon as much in this game but he did make his touches count. Chris only had five total touches for this game but had a key fourth quarter touchdown for Washington. His touchdown came on a swing pass out of the backfield from five yards out. His utilization in the red zone has been a huge plus to his value in this offense. Matt handled the bulk of the work as a runner which limits Chris on a weekly basis due to all the pass catchers for Washington.

2016 Week 3 vs NYG (6 / 23 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / -7 / 0 rec)

Chris Thompson had a rather quiet day as the passing down specialist. He only had one catch and the six carries he got weren't very useful either. Being a third down back lends itself to up and down weeks like this one against the Giants. Also, the emergence of Jamison Crowder in the slot hampers his touches on a weekly basis.

2016 Week 2 vs DAL (2 / 1 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 57 / 0 rec)

Chris Thompson had a relatively quieter day as oppose to last week's game but he was still involved. Chris makes most of his noise in the passing game as the third down running back but today he only had three catches. The biggest catch went for thirty-eight yards as he eluded a few defenders and outran a few to put Washington at midfield. The catch setup the late fourth quarter heave to attempt the game winning touchdown. Chris only had two carries on the day that went nowhere. Washington has a reliable slot receiver option in Jamison Crowder so Chris can tend to have quiet days much like the Dallas game.

2016 Week 1 vs PIT (4 / 23 / 1 rush, 2 / 2 / 16 / 0 rec)

Chris Thompson had a busy day in this game as Washington had to go extremely pass heavy. Chris had ten total touches with the only touchdown of the game. He caught six passes which tied for second most on the team for this game. Chris' ability as a pass catcher really helps Washington to keep drives alive by making himself available within a five yard radius whenever he is in the game. A majority of his stats for this game were just stat piling as none of it really made a huge impact on the game aside from the touchdown. His touchdown was a goal line carry so if Washington decides to use him more in the red zone his value will skyrocket this season.


Latest News

Redskins | Chris Thompson contract update (Sun Apr 23, 05:25 PM) - Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson signed his one-year tender offer worth $2.746 million.

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Redskins | Chris Thompson signs tender (Fri Apr 21, 04:10 PM) - Washington Redskins restricted free-agent RB Chris Thompson signed his tender offer Friday, April 21.

Our View: It's a one-year tender worth $2.7 million this year. He will continue to work as Washington's pass-catching back with Rob Kelley working as the banger between the tackles. We expect Washington to look for RB help in the 2017 NFL draft as well.
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