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FFL: Week 7 | NFL: Week 7

RB WAS

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

Owned: 69.8%
Started: 17.2%
Total Pts: 35.5
Avg Pts: 5.92
Rank: 44 RB

Free Agent

Fantasy Week
Pts
Scoring
Week 17.80Chris Thompson 68 receiving yds (6.80 pts)
Chris Thompson 10 rushing yds (1.00 pts)
Week 25.10Chris Thompson 48 receiving yds (4.80 pts)
Chris Thompson 3 rushing yds (0.30 pts)
Week 310.80Chris Thompson 79 receiving yds (7.90 pts)
Chris Thompson 29 rushing yds (2.90 pts)
Week 46.00Chris Thompson 56 receiving yds (5.60 pts)
Chris Thompson 4 rushing yds (0.40 pts)
Week 53.80Chris Thompson 17 receiving yds (1.70 pts)
Chris Thompson 21 rushing yds (2.10 pts)
Week 62.00Chris Thompson 8 receiving yds (0.80 pts)
Chris Thompson 12 rushing yds (1.20 pts)
Week 74.004-15yds / 0.0TDs 4-34yds / 0.1TDs projected
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
Playoff Week 1
Playoff Week 2
Playoff Week 3
Playoff Week 4
Playoff Week 5
Player Notes
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

Sep 24 7:20am ET

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.

From RotoBaller

Sep 24 12:23am ET

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.

From TheHuddle

Sep 20 7:40am ET

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.

From RotoBaller

Sep 15 9:10pm ET

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.

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
NFL Week
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2019 Season35.50237900272760380
Week 1@PHI7.80310007680100
Week 2DAL5.102300548080
Week 3CHI10.8072900479050
Week 4@NYG6.004400456050
Week 5NWE3.8042100517070
Week 6@MIA2.003120028030
Week 7SFO
Week 8@MIN
Week 9@BUF
Week 10bye
Week 11NYJ
Week 12DET
Week 13@CAR
Week 14@GNB
Week 15PHI
Week 16NYG
Week 17@DAL