RB Chris Thompson - Washington Redskins
|5-7, 192||Born: 10-20-1990||College: Florida State||Drafted: Round 5, pick 2013|
News you need to know
From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 14): Thompson left with a foot injury and he usually isn't a fast healer. He's awaiting test results and might be droppable once we learn them.
General News (Thu Oct 17): did not practice on Thursday.
General News (Wed Oct 16): did not practice on Wednesday.
General News (Tue Oct 15): was diagnosed with a mild case of turf toe and his availability for Week 7 is "in some doubt," according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
General News (Mon Oct 14): underwent an MRI on his injured foot Monday, Oct. 14. The team is reportedly still awaiting the results.
Week 7: vs San Francisco 49ers
FBG says: Tough matchup. Washington's interim head coach, Bill Callahan, explicitly stated his displeasure with the Redskins' propensity to throw the ball so much early in the season. Callahan intends to have the Redskins establish the run week-in and week-out, which will likely lead to a heavy dose of Adrian Peterson in the backfield while Derrius Guice rehabs back from a knee injury. Callahan's first game at the helm came at the perfect time, right before a matchup with the tanking Miami Dolphins. For just the second time all season, the Redskins played with a lead throughout the game, which enabled a run-heavy game script for Washington. Peterson finished the game with 118 yards on 23 carries against one of the NFL's worst defenses. His 118 yards from this single game are more than half of his rushing total for the entire 2019 season. Washington's offensive line is one of the NFL's worst run-blocking units, and they will likely struggle against any league-average run defense they face this season. Last week's 100-yard rushing game for Adrian Peterson was an anomaly against a horrendous defense. This week, the Redskins face the San Francisco 49ers, one of the NFL's best run defenses, and they will almost certainly be overmatched in the trenches. The San Francisco 49ers have one of the NFL's best defenses in every facet of the game. Against the run, San Francisco ranks 11th in the NFL in yards-per-carry allowed, and they've only allowed 1 rushing touchdown so far this year. The strength of their defense is undeniably the defensive line. Arik Armstead and Nick Bosa are two elite run-stopping defensive linemen. DeForest Buckner has typically been one of the league's better run defenders on the interior, but he has struggled so far in 2019. Surrounded by talented players commanding significant attention from opposing offensive lines, Buckner should turn it around and increase his contributions to an already-elite defensive line. The 49ers' linebacking corps is the only weakness on this team against the run. Fred Warner and Kwon Alexander have typically been better in coverage than they have been against the run, and 2019 is no different. Both players have struggled to fill the gaps and stuff the run this season, but safety Jaquiski Tartt has picked up the slack. Tartt is a safety that thrives in the box and around the line of scrimmage, and his presence against the run has helped mask San Francisco's shortcomings at linebacker. In total, the 49ers have an exceptionally talented run defense that typically faces very little rushing volume while they play with a lead. Expect the 49ers to shut down Adrian Peterson and the Washington Redskins on the ground here in week seven in one of the biggest mismatches of the week in the trenches.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36
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.
Latest NewsRedskins | Chris Thompson to miss Week 7 (Fri Oct 18, 02:57 PM) - Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (toe) on Friday, Oct. 18, was ruled out of Week 7 with a toe injury. link to story Redskins | Week 7 injury report for Washington (Fri Oct 18, 02:56 PM) - Washington Redskins S Deshazor Everett (ankle), LB Josh Harvey-Clemons (hamstring), OG Wes Martin (chest) and RB Chris Thompson (toe) were unable to practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 7 against the San Francisco 49ers. TE Vernon Davis (concussion) was limited all week and has also been ruled out. CB Josh Norman (thigh, hand) did not practice all week but is listed as questionable. QB Case Keenum (right shoulder, foot) and RB Adrian Peterson (quad) fully participated in practice for a second straight day Friday, Oct. 18, and have been removed from the injury report. OT Donald Penn (non-injury) was not given a practice designation for a second straight day on Friday but also no longer appears on the injury report. link to story Redskins | Thursday's practice report for Washington (Thu Oct 17, 04:15 PM) - Washington Redskins S Deshazor Everett (ankle), LB Josh Harvey-Clemons (hamstring) OG Wes Martin (chest), CB Josh Norman (thigh, hand) and RB Chris Thompson (toe) were unable to practice for a second straight day Thursday, Oct. 17. TE Vernon Davis (concussion) was limited. QB Case Keenum (right shoulder, foot) and RB Adrian Peterson (quad) returned to a full practice. OT Donald Penn (non-injury) was not given a practice designation Thursday after being limited one day earlier. link to story Redskins | Chris Thompson sidelined again (Thu Oct 17, 01:37 PM) - Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (toe) missed a second straight day of practice Thursday, Oct. 17. Our View: It doesn't look like Thompson will be ready for the matchup with the 49ers this week. He isn't known as a fast healer and turf toe is tricky issue for running backs, so don't count on seeing him back in the lineup soon.
link to story Redskins | Chris Thompson doesn't practice Wednesday (Wed Oct 16, 03:57 PM) - Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (toe) didn't participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 16. link to story More News
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