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College: Florida State | 6 years
Height: 5'8" | Weight: 195 lbs
Birth Date: 10/20/1990
Depth Chart: RB1.1
2019 Bye Week: 10
Out - Toe

Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 RB

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2019 RTSports Outlook

Thompson started last season strong with 19 receptions his first two games. He had just 22 receptions the rest of the way, though, and also missed some time because of injury. It wasn't quite the consistent season from Thompson. He had fewer than 20-receiving yards his last five games of the season. Thompson has 35 or more receptions four straight seasons. He is one of the top pass-catching backs in the game. He should continue to serve that role this season for the Redskins. Thompson is a pretty ideal change-of-pace back. Thompson has speed and good moves in space. Thompson catches the ball well and is a willing blocker.

FANTASY OUTLOOK:   Thompson has good upside in PPR formats. He'll get his weekly catches. Just don't expect a ton of yards or scores. His ceiling is a little limited because of that. Consider him a No. 3 or 4 fantasy back. He can get around 50 receptions and 600 total yards with four or so scores.

RotoBaller's Outlook

Chris Thompson is talented. He must be to be injured so much and still have a job and a defined role. Much like Jordan Reed, Washington is loyal to players who cannot stay on the field.If he returns and stays healthy in 2019 Thompson will again be the third-down back on a bad offense. Being led by either Case Keenum or Dwayne Haskins the offense of the Redskins leaves a lot to be desired. But this does not mean desired by your fantasy team. Derrius Guice, everybodys darling from last season is returning from an ACL. Due to that question mark, Washington re-signed Adrian Peterson for two more seasons. We know Chris Thompson can catch. In the eight to 10 games a year he plays in he will average five to six receptions and provide solid flex-worthy numbers for you. This is not a person to be sinking a draft pick into. His upside is severely limited due to his own health and the health of the offense he is on.Washington looks to be a bottom third team on offense for 2019 and there are very few times you will want to or need to pick a player from this team to fill out your fantasy roster. Trey Quinn could be interesting in the slot as a late-round selection and Guice if he falls a bit in price might be ok. As for Thompson? Unless you get a point premium for receptions from the RB position, he is not a player who should be projected for any contributions for you. If you are hesitant about Guice or Peterson and feel strongly you need him, make sure he is only your last pick. Even after defense and kickers are taken.

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Player Notes
Oct 18 3:13pm ET

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.

From TheHuddle

Oct 18 3:10pm ET

Washington Redskins running back Chris Thompson (toe) has officially been ruled out for Week 7 against the 49ers. Thompson is dealing with turf toe, so he could also wind up missing Week 8 and potentially beyond. It means that Adrian Peterson will handle the early downs, with Wendell Smallwood chipping in on passing downs. However, neither running back is a good fantasy weapon against a 49ers Defense that has yet to allow a rushing or receiving touchdown to a running back this year. Smallwood should be faded in deep PPR leagues, even if you're desperate.

From RotoBaller

Oct 18 3:03pm ET

Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (toe) on Friday, Oct. 18, was ruled out of Week 7 with a toe injury.

Fantasy Spin: This will be Thompson's first missed game of the season, and it likely spells more work for fellow RB Adrian Peterson, who's a RB2 consideration vs. the 49ers.

From TheHuddle

Oct 17 4:23pm ET

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.

From TheHuddle

Oct 17 1:53pm ET

Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (toe) missed a second straight day of practice Thursday, Oct. 17.

Fantasy Spin: Thompson will likely need to get back on the practice field Friday instill any Week 7 confidence. But even if he does, he's been trending in the wrong direction in games of late and is nothing more than a deep-league PPR flex consideration.

From TheHuddle

Oct 17 1:40pm ET

Washington Redskins running back Chris Thompson (toe) remained sidelined at practice for the second straight day Thursday. It's looking unlikely that Thompson plays in Week 7 against the 49ers while dealing with a minor case of turf toe. Adrian Peterson should see another heavy workload this Sunday, but it might not matter against San Fran's strong defensive front. If Thompson is inactive this weekend, expect Wendell Smallwood to handle most of the pass-catching duties out of the backfield. He'd strictly be a desperation RB3/flex in deep PPR leagues.

From RotoBaller

Oct 16 4:03pm ET

Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (toe) didn't participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 16.

Fantasy Spin: Thompson totaled just 20 yards on the ground and through the air in Week 6. He should be off the fantasy radar except in the deepest of PPR leagues.

From TheHuddle

Oct 15 4:03pm ET

Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (toe) 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.

Fantasy Spin: It couldn't be much worse timing for fantasy owners or the Redskins, as they are about ready to start a three-game stretch leading into the team's Week 10 in which Thompson figured to be quite busy. Wendell Smallwood is the most likely candidate to pick up the majority of snaps in the passing game if Thompson can't go, and he would be worth a flex play for however long Thompson needs to recover if that ends up being the case.

From TheHuddle

Oct 14 3:33pm ET

Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (foot) underwent an MRI on his injured foot Monday, Oct. 14. The team is reportedly still awaiting the results.

From TheHuddle

Oct 13 8:00pm ET

Washington Redskins running back Chris Thompson touched the ball a season-low five times for 20 total yards on Sunday. Washington's success on the ground with Adrian Peterson minimized the need to turn to Thompson as often as usual in the passing game, and he naturally turned in his worst fantasy outing of the season. For his fantasy owners, it's worth taking Week 6 with a grain of salt. The Redskins' opponent was the Dolphins, after all. Up next is a brutal three-game stretch against the 49ers, Vikings, and Bills. Thompson should reprise his role as a pass-catching threat in those matchups, as Peterson isn't likely to run all over those teams like he did to the Dolphins.

From RotoBaller

Oct 13 4:43pm ET

Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson posted three runs for 12 yards and two grabs for eight yards on three targets in Week 6 against the Miami Dolphins. He left the game with a foot injury late in the game.

Fantasy Spin: Interim head coach Bill Callahan rode Adrian Peterson hard, with all other running backs taking a backseat. We'll see if that continues into Week 7 against the San Francisco 49ers, but the change in coaching, and perhaps philosophy, is an ominous sign for Thompson's fantasy owners.

From TheHuddle

Oct 13 4:03pm ET

Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (foot) suffered a foot injury during the Week 6 game and is considered questionable to return.

Fantasy Spin: Thompson has been used mostly as a receiver out of the backfield and has posted at least 50 yards in three of the five previous game entering Week 6. He is a solid flex option in point-per-reception leagues if he is healthy.

From TheHuddle

Oct 11 6:10pm ET

Washington Redskins running back Chris Thompson has been the one constant in a volatile offense this season. No matter how bad things have gotten, Thompson has seen at least five targets in every game and is averaging an even seven. He trails only Terry McLaurin for the overall team lead on a per-game basis. Moreover, his only truly dreadful fantasy day came in Week 5 against New England. He's turned his opportunities into at least 48 receiving yards in four of five games. If he could just get into the endzone once in awhile, his overall fantasy output would look much better. Case Keenum will be back under center this week, and Thompson's receiving numbers in three games with Keenum as the full-time QB are as follows: 16 catches, 23 targets, 195 yards. Consider Thompson a PPR flex option against a Miami defense that has already given up three receiving touchdowns to running backs.

From RotoBaller

Oct 6 6:00pm ET

Washington Redskins running back Chris Thompson was tied with Terry McLaurin for the team lead in targets at seven each in Sunday's defeat. While Thompson only turned the volume into five catches for 17 yards, the silver lining here is that it doesn't appear to matter much who the Redskins play at quarterback. Thompson is likely to maintain a featured pass-catching role regardless, which in turn renders him one of the few players in this offense worth fantasy consideration. Up next for Thompson is the Dolphins in a matchup with number-one-pick-at-the-2020-draft implications. Thompson could reasonably be expected to return PPR value in Week 6 if his team can stop spinning its wheels on offense.

From RotoBaller

Oct 6 5:43pm ET

Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson rushed four times for 21 yards in Week 5 against the New England Patriots and he added five receptions for 17 yards on his seven targets.

Fantasy Spin: Thompson has four or more receptions in all five games this season, and he remains useful as a RB3 or flex fantasy option in PPR leagues of 12 or more teams. His fantasy value is much lesser in standard play. The Redskins face the lowly Miami Dolphins in Week 6.

From TheHuddle

Oct 4 10:43pm ET

Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson ranks second among running backs with 251 receiving yards this season, and he is tied for second among backs in both receptions and targets with 20 and 28, respectively.

Fantasy Spin: Thompson's lack of involvement in the run game limits his upside, but he does have potential as a flex option in PPR formats. However, fantasy owners may want to steer clear of Thompson in Week 5 as Washington prepares to face a stingy New England defense.

From TheHuddle

Oct 4 3:00pm ET

Washington Redskins running back Chris Thompson is in line for his usual fantasy-friendly pass-catching volume on Sunday, as he leads the team in total targets and trails only Terry McLaurin in targets per game. That's the good news. The bad news is that the Patriots are coming to town, Thompson's quarterback for Week 5 is Colt McCoy, and the Redskins have arguably the worst running game in football. With both of Washington's top two tight ends having been ruled out and McLaurin remaining hampered by a hamstring injury, Thompson could be looking at a huge role in the offense on Sunday. The question is whether he'll be able to do much with it given the external factors in his matchup. If there's any hope, it's that the Patriots are allowing five receptions and just south of 50 receiving yards per game to opposing RBs. It'd be wise to exhaust all other options, but for the desperate, Thompson is the most likely of any Washington player to return double-digit PPR fantasy points in this game.

From RotoBaller

Sep 29 6:20pm ET

Washington Redskins running back Chris Thompson was targeted five times, hauling in four of them for 56 yards. He also saw four carries, but only converted them into four total yards. Thompson was the only Redskins offensive player to show even a shred of life in a loss that virtually signaled the end of their season before the calendar even turns to October. Expect him to remain a reliable PPR option most weeks, but with Dwayne Haskins potentially taking over as the starting QB and the Patriots coming to town for Week 5, it might be wise to avoid Washington's offense in fantasy for the time being.

From RotoBaller

Sep 29 4:33pm ET

Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson caught four passes for 56 yards against the New York Giants in Week 4. He also rushed for four yards on four carries during the game.

Fantasy Spin: Thompson has been used mostly as a receiver out of the backfield this season and should continue that role moving forward. He has a chance to be a flex option in point-per-reception leagues but is not a must-start option.

From TheHuddle

Sep 27 3:40pm ET

Washington Redskins running back Chris Thompson ranks second on the team in targets and receiving yards, and is tied with Terry McLaurin for the team lead in catches. A nonexistent ground attack has forced Washington to turn to Thompson in the passing game more often, and the result has been a fantasy-friendly workload. His opponent this week is a Giants team that has given up just 10 receptions to opposing backs, but that's likely just a reflection of the offensive philosophies of New York's first three opponents. The targets should be there for Thompson on Sunday and the Giants have been an all-around poor defense, so he could serve as a starter for RB-needy PPR owners.

From RotoBaller

Player Transactions
  • 05-Feb-2018: WAS - Off IR - broken right fibula
  • 21-Nov-2017: WAS - On IR - broken right fibula
  • 05-Sep-2017: WAS - Re-signed - Two-year extension (through 2019)
  • 21-Apr-2017: WAS - Re-signed, Restricted FA
  • 09-Mar-2017: WAS - Restricted Free Agent
  • 17-Mar-2016: WAS - Re-signed, Exclusive Rights FA
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