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RB Chris Thompson - Washington Redskins

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

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News you need to know

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 18): Thompson comes with the risk of being a role player, but he has been outstanding on limited touches, including a long score this week. He'll have RB2 level quality against the Raiders this week in what could be a shootout.

General News (Tue Sep 19): is expected to see more work going forward, but head coach Jay Gruden warned reporters the team doesn't "want to go crazy with him" given his 5-8, 190-pound frame.

Week 3: vs Oakland Raiders

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Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.

Recent Stats and Projections

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1 vs PHI 30 3 4 0 5 4 52 1 0 11.6
2 at LAR 29 3 77 2 7 3 29 0 0 22.6
3 vs OAK PROJ-Dodds * 5 * * 4 * * * *
3 vs OAK PROJ-Tremblay * 5 * * 5 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2017 Week 2 vs LAR (3 / 77 / 2 rush, 7 / 3 / 29 / 0 rec)

Chris Thompson was the biggest playmaker on offense for Washington after Rob went down. He only had three carries but his sixty-one yard touchdown run gave the offense a much needed spark. The run came on a draw play in which he displayed excellent vision and patience. When he hit the second level he was practically untouched headed to the end zone. Chris added three receptions as well, but only managed twenty-nine yards. His versatility was extremely valuable in helping Washington move the ball against the Rams. He also had a seven yard touchdown run and accounted for two of the three touchdowns Washington had in this game.

2017 Week 1 vs PHI (3 / 4 / 0 rush, 5 / 4 / 52 / 1 rec)

Chris Thompson didn't have much of a presence in the run game, but he was a major factor in the passing game. He totaled four receptions and scored the only passing touchdown of the game. Chris' elusiveness helped turn a dump off pass into a twenty-nine-yard touchdown. Chris has great ability to make defenders miss after the catch and Kirk was comfortable finding him under pressure.

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Latest News

Redskins | Chris Thompson likely to see expanded role (Tue Sep 19, 12:14 PM) - Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson is expected to see more work going forward, but head coach Jay Gruden warned reporters the team doesn't 'want to go crazy with him' given his 5-8, 190-pound frame.

Our View: That's what we expected, and not just because Rob Kelley (ribs) is a little banged up. Thompson can make a house call anytime he touches the ball and from anywhere on the field. It only makes sense to maximize his touches. Thompson has RB2 or flex value in PPR leagues with this expanded pass-catching role.
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Redskins | Chris Thompson finds end zone twice (Mon Sep 18, 12:27 AM) - Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson rushed three times for 77 yards and a pair of touchdowns in Week 2 at L.A. Rams and he added three catches for 29 yards on seven targets.

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Redskins | Week 2 injury report for Redskins (Fri Sep 15, 06:30 PM) - Washington Redskins WR Josh Doctson (hamstring) was limited during practice Friday, Sept. 15, and is listed as questionable for Week 2. CB Bashaud Breeland (elbow), WR Jamison Crowder (hip), LB Junior Galette (hamstring), C Spencer Long (knee), OT Morgan Moses (ankle), SS D.J. Swearinger (back) and RB Chris Thompson (back) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

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Redskins | Chris Thompson not on injury report (Fri Sep 15, 06:19 PM) - Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (back) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 15, and is not on the injury report for Week 2.

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Redskins | Chris Thompson on the field Thursday (Thu Sep 14, 04:39 PM) - Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (back) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 14.

Our View: On the road against the Rams in Week 4, Thompson is a RB4 or 'what the heck' flex for fantasy owners in PPR leagues.
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Schedule

3vs Oakland Raiders
4@ Kansas City Chiefs
5--- BYE WEEK ---
6vs San Francisco 49ers
7@ Philadelphia Eagles
8vs Dallas Cowboys
9@ Seattle Seahawks
10vs Minnesota Vikings
11@ New Orleans Saints
12vs New York Giants
13@ Dallas Cowboys
14@ Los Angeles Chargers
15vs Arizona Cardinals
16vs Denver Broncos
17@ New York Giants