RB Chris Thompson - Washington Redskins
|5-7, 192||Born: 10-20-1990||College: Florida State||Drafted: Round 5|
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Recent Game Summaries
2017 Week 11 vs NO (4 / 17 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 16 / 1 rec)
Chris Thompson had five total touches in this game and accounted for one of the four touchdowns scored. He was very involved until going down with a leg injury. It is a devastating injury for Washington's most productive offensive player. His versatility has been a huge boost for Washington and now he is gone for the year. His touchdown was a perfect illustration of his explosive abilities as he beat a one on one matchup for a sixteen yard touchdown on a wheel route. His speed will be sorely missed in this offense.
2017 Week 10 vs MIN (9 / 26 / 0 rush, 7 / 3 / 41 / 0 rec)
Chris Thompson had a combined twelve touches and was relatively quiet versus Minnesota. He hasn't had as many 'splash' plays the last few weeks, but he did have a twenty-seven yard reception in this game. He lined up outside and took advantage of the safety trying to cover him one on one as they usually design ways to use him. Chris hasn't been able to put his stamp on the passing game and that has slowed down the offense to some extent. He had a couple of plays today that could have gone for big gains had it not been for timely tackling. Having the offensive line back also helps Chris as well, most notable in the screen game. Chris wasn't very productive on the ground against the stout Vikings front seven but he doesn't specialize in the run game.
2017 Week 9 vs SEA (4 / 20 / 0 rush, 6 / 4 / 11 / 0 rec)
Chris Thompson was held in check this game as he totaled eight touches for less than forty yards. Seattle's defense put emphasis on not letting him get going in the quick passing game. Chris isn't a power runner so his carries weren't productive as well. The athleticism Seattle has at linebacker allowed them to hold Chris to a quiet day.
2017 Week 8 vs DAL (4 / 18 / 0 rush, 9 / 8 / 76 / 0 rec)
Chris Thompson didn't find any room in the run game but he was very active for the pass attack. He was second on the team in catches with eight. His role was even more important playing in a rain storm and constantly being used as a safety valve for Kirk. His longest run went for twenty-six yards but ultimately, he benefitted from a pass heavy game script. Chris also lost a fumble in this game which is rare for him in the turnover department. Chris was used in the red zone again as well which shows how much they value his ability to put points on the board and take advantage of matchups.
2017 Week 7 vs PHI (7 / 38 / 0 rush, 5 / 5 / 26 / 1 rec)
Chris Thompson was the most productive running back for Washington as he tallied seven carries and five receptions. He also accounted for one of the three touchdowns scored for Washington as he caught a swing pass out of the backfield in the 2nd quarter. Chris' versatility makes it difficult for Washington to take him off the field, but the pass heavy game script called for his abilities. Chris didn't have a productive night running between the tackles but his specialty comes with his receiving role. He didn't account for a ton of yardage but his usage rate was high.
2017 Week 6 vs SF (16 / 33 / 0 rush, 5 / 4 / 105 / 0 rec)
Chris Thompson was the most productive offensive weapon for Washington in this game. He had sixteen carries in this game which is a hefty workload for the passing down back. He only managed thirty-three yards on the ground with the longest gain going for eleven yards. However, Chris made his biggest impact in the passing game as he abused the 49ers linebackers for over one hundred yards receiving. His longest reception went for forty-nine yards as he took a screen pass up the sideline. Chris' explosive ability in the receiving game was on full display as he only tallied four receptions but often gaining chunks of yardage. Chris had a busy day as the main running back and showed he can handle the load. He won't get you the short yardage often but his versatility changes the entire structure of the offense.
2017 Week 4 vs KC (6 / 23 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)
Chris Thompson came back down to earth as he was a complete non-factor in the Monday night game. His six carries were ineffective as he often got held up close to the line of scrimmage and he only managed one catch. These are the type of quiet games Chris can be subjected to being a third down running back. The minimal amount of time they had they ball on offense also attributed to his lackluster evening.
2017 Week 3 vs OAK (8 / 38 / 0 rush, 7 / 6 / 150 / 1 rec)
Chris Thompson was the engine of the Washington offense for the second straight game. His ability after the catch to make plays is outstanding. He had a touchdown on the opening drive and paced Washington's passing game. Kirk found him underneath or in the screen game often. He took full advantage of his matchups on the Raiders linebackers and was able to elude the first defender. Chris put the game away on a screen pass that he took for seventy-four yards when a stop could have swung momentum. It was a crucial third down and they needed eighteen yards, so it was a perfect playcall as Oakland sent a blitz. Chris had eight carries but half of those came with the game out of hand and Perine gone due to injury. He had over a hundred receiving yards which lead them in receiving and his sixth receptions was tops as well. Jordan Reed being out it seemed they wanted to get Chris highly involved for this game.
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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