College: Florida State | 6 years
Height: 5'8" | Weight: 195 lbs
Birth Date: 10/20/1990
Depth Chart: RB1.1
2019 Bye Week: 10
Total Pts: 22
Avg Pts: 4.40
Rank: 38 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||Chris Thompson 79 receiving yds (1 pts)|
Chris Thompson 79 receiving yds (3 pts)
Chris Thompson 29 rushing yds (1 pts)
Chris Thompson 29 rushing yds (1 pts)
|Week 4||4||Chris Thompson 56 receiving yds (1 pts)|
Chris Thompson 56 receiving yds (2 pts)
Chris Thompson 4 rushing yds (1 pts)
|Week 5||3||Chris Thompson 17 receiving yds (1 pts)|
Chris Thompson 21 rushing yds (1 pts)
Chris Thompson 21 rushing yds (1 pts)
|Week 6||2||Chris Thompson 8 receiving yds (1 pts)|
Chris Thompson 12 rushing yds (1 pts)
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Washington Redskins running back Chris Thompson ran for just 29 yards on seven attempts in the loss to Chicago on Monday night but was able to offset his lack of efficiency as a runner by collecting four passes for 79 yards. With Adrian Peterson, who had 37 yards on 12 attempts, unable to get much going, Thompson had his number called by quarterback Case Keenum throughout the night against a tough Bears Defense. The 28-year-old hasn't made waves in a traditional sense, but he will continue to be involved in the team's passing attack moving forward, making him an adequate option in deeper formats.
Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson rushed seven times for 29 yards in Week 3 against the Chicago Bears and he added four receptions for 78 yards on five targets.
Fantasy Spin: Thompson did a good job serving as the safety valve for Case Keenum as the team tried to rally in the second half. They didn't come back, but he was able to manage some decent production for PPR owners. The Redskins travel to meet the Giants in Week 4.
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.