College: Florida State | 6 years
Height: 5'8" | Weight: 195 lbs
Birth Date: 10/20/1990
Depth Chart: RB1.3
2019 Bye Week: 10
Total Pts: 9
Avg Pts: 4.50
Rank: 40 RB
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|Week 1||5||Chris Thompson 68 receiving yds (1 pts)|
Chris Thompson 68 receiving yds (3 pts)
Chris Thompson 10 rushing yds (1 pts)
|Week 2||4||Chris Thompson 48 receiving yds (1 pts)|
Chris Thompson 48 receiving yds (2 pts)
Chris Thompson 3 rushing yds (1 pts)
|Week 3||6||5-15yds / 0.1TDs 4-36yds / 0.2TDs projected|
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Washington Redskins running back Chris Thompson leads the entire team in targets with 18. He's caught 12 of them for 116 yards. Thompson might be Washington's only hope out of the backfield against the Bears, who have looked every bit like the run defense we expected coming into 2019. If Chicago has bent anywhere, it's been in the short passing game. They've allowed 12 receptions for 93 yards to opposing running backs. Considering Thompson's early involvement and the Redskins' near-total inability to establish the run in either of their first two games, Thompson could be in line for another big-time target share on Monday night. You're not going to feel ecstatic about any player on a below-average offense against Chicago, but Thompson does provide some promise in this matchup.
Washington Redskins running back Chris Thompson caught five passes for 48 yards on Sunday. His eight targets trailed only Terry McLaurin, and his 18 targets after two games are the most of any player on the team. Thompson's level of involvement has largely stemmed from a nearly nonexistent running game, which has made him the only back on the team who has been able to offer any production. There is no evidence after two weeks that Washington's rushing attack is poised for an improvement, and their next opponent is the vaunted Chicago defense. Expect Thompson to continue being utilized heavily, especially if his teammates at the position continue to be ineffective.
Washington Redskins running back Chris Thompson figures to see a lot of action in his Week 2 matchup with the Cowboys. Washington is a home underdog in a divisional matchup, which tells us a lot about how the Redskins are viewed even after almost stealing one from the Eagles to start the season. If the Redskins find themselves playing catch-up, look for Chris Thompson to be the featured back due to his role as a pass-catcher. Thompson saw the third-most targets of any running back in Week 1, and caught seven of them for 68 yards. The Redskins couldn't establish the run against Philly, and they're not poised to have more success against Dallas. Thompson is a viable flex candidate in deep PPR leagues.
Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson rushed three times for 10 yards and caught seven of his 10 targets for 68 yards in a 32-27 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 1.
Fantasy Spin: While Thompson wasn't utilized much in the run game, he was a big part of the passing attack. Washington could be playing from behind a lot this year, and Thompson could be a useful flex option in PPR formats.
Washington Redskins running back Chris Thompson returned to form on Sunday after a rough and ineffective 2018. Thompson saw 10 targets in the passing game, hauling in seven of them for 68 yards. He also added 10 yards on the ground with three carries, but that kind of minimal rushing work is routine for him. Thompson's big day in the pass-catching department helped offset the lack of production from backfield mate Derrius Guice, who averaged fewer than two yards per carry. To see Thompson not only heavily involved in the passing game, but also capitalizing on his opportunities, is a huge boost to his fantasy value. He's a good player to keep an eye on as you browse the waiver wire for Week 2, as this kind of production will play nicely as a flex in PPR formats.
Washington Redskins running back Chris Thompson is set to resume his role as a pass-catching threat out of the backfield. He's coming off an injury-plagued and disappointing 2018 season, so any high usage rates or efficiency will be a sight for sore eyes within the fantasy community. His volume in Week 1 figures to depend on game script, as the Redskins will undoubtedly try to rely on Derrius Guice and Adrian Peterson to move the ball on the ground and control the pace of the game against Philadelphia. They could have their hands forced if a capable Eagles offense gets out to an early lead. For fantasy owners conducting their drafts this weekend, there are worse ways to spend a late pick than by taking a flier on Thompson. But he will need a lot to work in his favor if he's going to provide any value in starting lineups to begin the season.
Washington Redskins running back Chris Thompson carried the ball three times for 20 yards on Thursday night, with a 16-yard scamper accounting for most of that total. He was also targeted three times in the passing game, hauling in two of them. It's not much, but just about any usage at all was going to be more encouraging than what he did last week: one carry, negative-one yard rushing, zero targets. Thompson's fantasy value stems entirely from his role in Washington's passing game, as Derrius Guice and Adrian Peterson will handle the lion's share of the ground attack. He's still probably best left alone outside of deeper PPR leagues, but his involvement in Washington's third preseason game may have reopened some eyes.
Washington Redskins running back Chris Thompson has received just one touch so far in preseason action. His limited involvement could be interpreted simply as precautionary, as he spent much of last season injured. On the other hand, for a guy whose fantasy value is limited to begin with as a third-down back, you'd like to have something more to go by on draft day than one solitary touch in the preseason. There is still time, of course, and Thompson could be more heavily featured in the "dress rehearsal" third preseason game on Thursday. Until such a development occurs, our most recent evidence of what to expect from the former pass-catching machine is a 2018 season in which he was ineffective even when he was on the field. Thompson can't be considered a solid fantasy asset at the moment outside of deep PPR leagues.
Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (ankle) said he has occasional soreness in his leg but feels better than he has in a long time.
Fantasy Spin: Thompson's role in the offense diminished last year, and he appears to be strictly a third-down back at this point. He's a late-round target in PPR formats.
Washington Redskins running back Chris Thompson (ankle, ribs) said he is feeling healthy this offseason, but he's still dealing with some soreness in his ankle. The 28-year-old has been a third-down weapon for Washington in his six years with the team, and he's caught at least 35 passes in each of the last four seasons. However, injuries have allowed him to play in just 20 games the last two years. He had 43 carries for 178 yards and no touchdowns while adding 41 receptions for 268 yards and a score in 2018. Thompson still might be relevant in PPR leagues, but his fantasy ceiling will be lower with both Adrian Peterson and Derrius Guice splitting early down carries this season.