RB Chris Thompson - Washington Redskins

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

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General News (Wed Nov 13): did not practice on Wednesday.

Week 11: vs New York Jets

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FBG says: Bad matchup. Since interim head coach Bill Callahan took over, the Washington Redskins have transitioned to a much more run-heavy offense than they were under Jay Gruden. Adrian Peterson's usage in the offense has spiked since Callahan took over, carrying the ball nearly 19 times per game while playing over 60-percent of offensive snaps each week. Running behind one of the NFL's weakest offensive lines, Peterson's 96 rushing yards per game over the last 4 outings comes as a bit of a surprise. This weekend, the Redskins face off with one of the NFL's best run defenses, but that should not deter Bill Callahan from attempting to establish the run early on against the New York Jets. Adrian Peterson should continue to receive significant volume on the ground, but this weekend his efficiency numbers are likely to take a dip against a top-flight defensive front. Through the first nine games of the 2019 season, the New York Jets' defense ranks first in the NFL, allowing only 3.0 yards per carry. Just last weekend, they held Saquon Barkley to exactly 1 rushing yard on 13 carries. On the season, the Jets have allowed only 1 100-yard rusher, which came in a week 5 upset of the Dallas Cowboys when Ezekiel Elliott mustered 105 yards on 28 carries behind the Cowboys' top-ranked offensive line. Folorunso Fatukasi's 2019 campaign has been one of the most unexpected breakouts in the NFL. Fatukasi, a 2018 6th-round draft pick, grades as one of the league's strongest run-stopping defensive linemen this season. Behind him, the Jets field two of the league's premier run-stopping safeties. Marcus Maye and Jamal Adams both have a nose for the football in run-support, and their presence around the line of scrimmage is critical to defensive coordinator Gregg Williams' run defense. Adrian Peterson and the Washington Redskins' rushing game is in for a long day at the office this weekend when they take on the league's top-ranked run defense.

Recent Stats and Projections

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11 vs NYJ PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 0.0 * * * *
11 vs NYJ PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 0.0 * * * *

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 6 vs MIA (3 / 12 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 8 / 0 rec)

Chris Thompson went down late in the second half with a foot injury but wasn't really involved prior to leaving.  Much like Adrian's production is tied to game script, this game did not call for Chris' abilities.  Washington wanted to establish a run game which didn't include Chris considering he is the passing down back.  If Washington isn't playing catch up, Chris' imprint on the offense will be limited.

2019 Week 5 vs NE (4 / 21 / 0 rush, 7 / 5 / 17 / 0 rec)

Chris Thompson had a total of nine touches in this game with four of them coming on the ground. He was held in check as his touches accumulated a total of forty yards. As drives stalled and they were behind on downs, the Patriots keyed on him and didn't allow for ay conversions. It was difficult to find success behind an O-line that was being beat at the point of attack all game as well.

2019 Week 4 vs NYG (4 / 4 / 0 rush, 5 / 4 / 56 / 0 rec)

Chris Thompson was the most productive player on offense as he had a combined eight touches totaling sixty yards. His fifty-six receiving yards paced all receivers as well. The offense only managed three points for the entire game and Chris' contributions were minimized by bad quarterback play.

2019 Week 3 vs CHI (7 / 29 / 0 rush, 5 / 4 / 79 / 0 rec)

Chris Thompson had his most productive game of the year, as he totaled eleven touches for over a hundred yards. He was second on the team in receiving yardage as he picked up a few chunk plays out of the backfield. His seven carries, including two goal-line were higher than usual. That can be partly attributed to his higher on-field percentage while the team was in catch-up mode. He is a better fit for the Washington offense but as a smaller back, Washington must be careful with how many touches he receives.

2019 Week 2 vs DAL (2 / 3 / 0 rush, 8 / 5 / 48 / 0 rec)

Chris Thompson tied for the most receptions in this game with five. The receptions didn't come with much yardage, but he was very involved in this game as Washington played from behind. Chris also got two carries but only resulted in three yards. He had eight targets on the day and Chris' big play ability will pay off as long as he stays involved.

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.

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Latest News

Redskins | Washington's injury report for Week 11 (Fri Nov 15, 03:21 PM) - Washington Redskins DL Tim Settle (hamstring), WR Paul Richardson (hamstring) and RB Chris Thompson (toe) were held out of practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 11 against the New York Jets. TE Vernon Davis (concussion) was limited in practice all week and has also been ruled out. S Deshazor Everett (ankle) and S Montae Nicholson (ankle) were limited in practice Friday, Nov. 15, and are listed as questionable. CB Josh Norman (hamstring) and RB Adrian Peterson (toe) fully participated in practice Friday and no longer appear on the injury report. RB Wendell Smallwood (non-injury) was not given a practice designation for a second straight day but has also been removed from the injury report.

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Redskins | Chris Thompson sits again (Thu Nov 14, 04:45 PM) - Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (toe) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 14.

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Redskins | Chris Thompson remains sidelined (Wed Nov 13, 07:46 PM) - Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (toe) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 13.

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Redskins | Week 9 Washington Redskins inactives (Sun Nov 3, 11:38 AM) - The Washington Redskins have declared CB Aaron Colvin, FS Montae Nicholson, CB Deshazor Everett, QB Case Keenum, TE Vernon Davis, RB Chris Thompson and OG Wes Martin inactive for Week 9.

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Redskins | Chris Thompson to sit again (Fri Nov 1, 07:57 PM) - Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (toe) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 1, and has been ruled out for Week 9.

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Schedule

11vs New York Jets
12vs Detroit Lions
13@ Carolina Panthers
14@ Green Bay Packers
15vs Philadelphia Eagles
16vs New York Giants
17@ Dallas Cowboys