RB Chris Thompson - Washington Redskins

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

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News you need to know

General News (Fri Dec 6): practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report. He will be available to play this week.

General News (Thu Dec 5): practiced fully on Thursday.

General News (Wed Dec 4): practiced fully on Wednesday.

Week 14: at Green Bay Packers

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FBG says: Good matchup. The Redskins under Bill Callahan appear to be a reinvigorated team that is relying heavily on the running game to help rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins develop in the NFL. The Redskins celebrated the return of Derius Guice this past week as Guice was dominant, rushing for 129 yards on just ten carries while Adrian Peterson added 99 yards on 13 carries. All told, this is an offensive line and running game that has been much better in the second half of the season since they seem to have accepted that Trent Williams was not returning as the same five offensive linemen have played together every game this year. That will be tested this week as right tackle Morgan Moses left last week early with a back injury, but Moses has come out and said that he will play this week. Expect the Redskins to continue to rely on the run splitting the carries between Peterson and Guice to control the game for much of the rest of the season. When Peterson is finding room to run, he has been dominant over the last seven games as he has rushed for 75 yards or more in five of those contests averaging 5.5 yards-per-carry in those games that he has rushed for over 75 yards. The Packers run defense on the year has been a unit that continues to struggle as they have now allowed eight running backs on the year to rush for 80 yards or more and have allowed six rushing touchdowns over the last five games. On the year, the Packers have allowed the fifth-most fantasy points to opposing running backs as they are allowing 112 yards per game (6th-most) and 1.1 touchdowns (2nd). The issue for the Packers has been that they play primarily a Dime defense designed to stop the pass which has put immense pressure on Blake Martinez who has struggled mightily this year even with Kenny Clark and Za'Darius Smith playing strong at defensive tackle. When the Packers are in Dime, they also bring Ibraheim Campbell down to linebacker from safety which has been an issue against the run. If there is good news here it is that this week while facing a run-heavy offense, they may play more base 3-4 due to the lack of success of the Redskins passing game which should help the run defense.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumLPts
11 vs NYJ 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
12 vs DET 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
13 at CAR 23 3 14 0 2 1.0 15 0 0 2.9
14 at GB 0 0 0 0 8 7.0 43 0 0 3.3
14 at GB PROJ-Dodds * 2 * * 1.8 * * * *
14 at GB PROJ-Tremblay * 1 * * 1.6 * * * *
14 at GB PROJ-Bloom * 3 * * 2.0 * * * *

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 13 vs CAR (3 / 14 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 15 / 0 rec)

Chris Thompson played a rotational role against Carolina, sharing time with Adrian Peterson and Derrius Guice. His best play of the game came on a deep out in the two-minute drill at the end of the first half. Set up alongside Dwayne Haskins in the backfield, Thompson ghosted past the coverage and made a tremendous catch. As a runner he was rarely involved and couldn't break the line like his backfield teammates.

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 | Seven reception for Chris Thompson (Sun Dec 8, 04:31 PM) - Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson caught seven passes for 43 yards against the Green Bay Packers in Week 14. He was targeted eight times during the game.

Our View: Thompson is back as a PPR desperation play. He'll face Philadelphia next week.
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Redskins | Full practice for Chris Thompson (Fri Dec 6, 05:34 PM) - Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (toe) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 6, and is not on the injury report for Week 14.

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Redskins | Week 14 injury report for Washington (Fri Dec 6, 04:22 PM) - Washington Redskins WRs Trey Quinn (concussion), WR Paul Richardson (hamstring) and S Deshazor Everett (shoulder) did not practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 14 versus the Green Bay Packers. LB Ryan Anderson (shoulder), OT Morgan Moses (back), OG Brandon Scherff (shoulder), LB Montez Sweat (quad), LB Cole Holcomb (thumb), LB Ryan Kerrigan (concussion), S Montae Nicholson (ankle), RB Adrian Peterson (toe) and RB Chris Thompson (toe) were able to practice in full Friday and no longer appear on the injury report.

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Redskins | Chris Thompson takes part in practice (Thu Dec 5, 05:40 PM) - Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (toe) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 5.

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Redskins | Chris Thompson fully practices (Wed Dec 4, 06:44 PM) - Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (toe) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4.

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Schedule

14@ Green Bay Packers
15vs Philadelphia Eagles
16vs New York Giants
17@ Dallas Cowboys