|Date of Birth:||10/20/1990|
|Drafted:||2013 | Round 5 | Pick 154|
|Depth Chart:||3rd Down RB|
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Chris Thompson (ribs) is likely to miss Week 11.
The Redskins haven't been great with updating their injury reports recently, but head coach Jay Gruden says there's a good chance Thompson won't play this week. While dealing with rib injuries to both sides, Thompson is probably dealing with a lot of pain and discomfort right now. We'll update you if anything changes, but expect him to sit again this Sunday.
Chris Thompson (ribs) will not play Sunday.
This will be Thompson's second straight missed game and his third missed game in the last four contests. He's dealing with rib injuries to both sides, so it's likely very painful and uncomfortable to deal with. Being ruled out already for Week 10, Thompson is likely on the doubtful side of things for Week 11.
Chris Thompson (rib) has been ruled out for Week 9.
Thompson is dealing with rib injuries to both sides, which is likely extremely difficult and painful to play through, so this isn't a surprise. Adrian Peterson will again handle a heavy workload this week against the Falcons, with Kapri Bibbs mixing in behind him.
Chris Thompson (rib) did not practice today.
The Redskins have been shaky with the release of their injury reports, but head coach Jay Gruden says Thompson did not practice. Thompson is now dealing with an injury to the other side of his rib while still dealing with the original rib injury, so he's not looking good for Sunday. We'll see how Thompson is listed on the official Week 9 injury report when it's released tomorrow.
Chris Thompson gets five touches in Week 8.
Thompson had three carries for 13 yards and two receptions for nine yards against the Giants. This was Thompson's first game back after missing the last two contests with rib and knee injuries, so the Redskins were probably working him back into the swing of things. Next week against the Falcons lines up as a better spot for the dynamic running back.
Chris Thompson (rib/knee) is active against the Giants.
Thompson missed the last two games with rib and knee injuries, but he’s back in the lineup for the Redskins. This gives Alex Smith arguably his top target back, so it’s a boost for the 4-2 Redskins and their offense. Thompson is a FLEX option for Week 8.
Chris Thompson (rib/knee) is officially questionable for Sunday's game.
Thompson is likely a true game-time decision against the Giants, so check back in on his status at 11:30 AM ET on Sunday. If active, Thompson would be in the FLEX conversation as one of Alex Smith's top targets.
Chris Thompson (rib/knee) is inactive for Week 7.
This is the second straight missed game for Thompson, so Alex Smith is arguably without his top three targets on offense with Paul Richardson (shoulder/knee) and Jamison Crowder (ankle) also out against the Cowboys. Thompson probably isn’t that far from a return, so we’ll track him leading up to next week’s matchup with the Giants.
Chris Thompson (rib/knee) is questionable for Sunday.
Thompson was limited in practice this week and appears headed for a game-time call against the Cowboys. The Redskins play at 4:25 PM ET, so fantasy owners will need a backup plan from the later games if they plan on using Thompson in fantasy lineups. If active, Thompson would be a FLEX option in standard leagues and a stronger option in PPR leagues.
Chris Thompson (rib) is inactive for Week 6.
Thompson was limited every day in practice during the week, but the rib injury isn’t allowing him to go today against the Panthers. Adrian Peterson (shoulder/ankle/knee) is active, however, so he could be utilized more this week. Kapri Bibbs is likely to mix in more this week, and an active Samaje Perine should receive some touches, too. Consider Thompson week-to-week for now, but we’d be optimistic about his Week 7 chances.
Chris Thompson (rib) will be listed as questionable for Week 6.
Thompson is expected to be ready to go against the Panthers on Sunday, but it's no lock. He was limited in practice this week, but Wednesday's practice was a light practice after the team just played on Monday. He might be a true game-time call, but the Redskins could certainly use him as they look to bounce back from their Week 5 loss. Thompson would be an RB2/FLEX option if active, and the Redskins play in the early games so his status will be known before Sunday kickoffs.
Chris Thompson (knee) did not return in Week 5.
Thompson left the game in the second half and was called questionable to return in a 43-19 loss. The dynamic running back finished with eight carries for 17 yards while chipping in six receptions for 45 yards through the air. It wasn't the night that would have been expected with the Redskins trailing throughout, but the Saints simply dominated. Hopefully Thompson—who is on pace for exactly 1,200 total yards this season through four games—is going to be OK for Week 6 against the Panthers, but we'll provide an update when it's available.
Chris Thompson (rib) is questionable to return against the Saints.
Thompson just took a shot on a quick slant on a two-point conversion attempt. He was being looked at on the sideline, and being called questionable in a blowout is probably a good sign that the injury isn't too serious. He probably won't return tonight, though.
Chris Thompson contained in win over the Packers.
Thompson rushed six times for 17 yards and caught a pass for no gain in the 31-17 victory. Washington played ahead throughout, which titled the game flow against their dynamic receiving back. However, fantasy owners shouldn't hesitate to get Thompson in lineups when he returns from his Week 4 bye, as the Redskins will face the Saints on Monday Night Football for a game with major shootout potential.
Chris Thompson gets 17 touches in Week 2.
Thompson was the top target for Alex Smith against the Colts, getting a team-high 14 targets and catching 13 passes for 92 yards. Thompson also carried four times, but he gained only one yard. Coming off a broken leg, Thompson has been featured in Washington's offense to open the year, and he's a strong option in fantasy lineups, especially in PPR leagues.
Chris Thompson breaks big plays and scores in Week 1 win.
Thompson looked just like he did before his fractured leg suffered last season, as he was dynamic in open field and broke multiple long runs throughout the game. Thompson had five carries for 65 rushing yards and six receptions for 63 receiving yards and one receiving touchdown. His seven targets led the team, as Alex Smith has no issues checking down and taking what the defense gives him. Clearly over last season’s injury, Thompson is a strong option fantasy lineups—particularly in PPR leagues, where he’s probably a must-start.
Jay Gruden says Chris Thompson "looks fantastic."
There has been some thought that Thompson, who is coming off a broken leg from last season, won't be 100% to start this season, but Gruden sounds optimistic he'll be ready to contribute. Gruden said Thompson "looks great. He's ready to go." Thompson didn't play this preseason, so that paired with the fact the he's coming off a serious leg injury could mean his early-season role isn't quite as big as it will be later in the season. Thompson is still a solid selection in all formats, particularly PPR leagues.
Chris Thompson says he will practice on day one of training camp.
Thompson told this to SiriusXM NFL Radio, saying he will practice to start camp but is still " just taking it slowly... the focus is to really be ready by that first regular season game." Coming off a broken leg, Thompson was expected to be ready at some point during training camp, so it's a great sign that he'll be ready to go for the start of it. Thompson might not get many preseason snaps, if any, but he'll be out there for Week 1. Expecting last season's outstanding production might be a stretch, but Thompson should at least be a solid fantasy asset in PPR leagues in 2018.
Chris Thompson is expected to be healthy at some point during training camp.
Thompson suffered a broken fibula in mid-November against the Saints, and Redskins.com's Stephen Czarda says the team expects "a healthy Thompson to return at some point during training camp." It will be a surprise if Thompson isn't considered 100% ready to go for the start of the regular season, but historically we've seen guys sometimes struggle in their first year back from a broken leg. The explosive receiving back is expected to have a big role as a target for Alex Smith, though, and he's expected to go in the top 100 picks in most fantasy drafts after he was fantastic before his injury last season. We'll keep a close eye on Thompson throughout training camp.
Jay Gruden says Chris Thompson has made "unbelievable progress."
Thompson fractured his fibula last November, and he hasn't been 100% for offseason training. It sounds like the Redskins don't want to push things too much with Thompson. Gruden says Thompson "will be available eventually. That's the plan," while adding the team is not concerned about his status. As we've seen in the past, fractured legs can be difficult to come back from at full strength, but it would be a great sign if Thompson is full-go for training camp.
Chris Thompson has a fractured fibula.
The injury is already known, and Redskins head coach Jay Gruden says that Thompson will need surgery. This confirms Thompson's season is over, which is a huge blow to the Redskins. Fantasy owners, especially those in PPR leagues, will need to be without one of their best players for the rest of the season. Assuming there's no other damage to his leg, Thompson should be 100% for offseason training, and he has a positive outlook as someone that will certainly have a third-down role with the team in 2018.
Chris Thompson leaves Week 11 game with lower leg injury.
This doesn't look good at all, as Thompson got his leg rolled up on in the third quarter and had to get an air cast put on his leg. He's being carted to the locker room, and it looks like this could be a season-ending injury based off first impressions. The fourth-year back has struggled with injuries dating back to his time at Florida State, so this is very unfortunate for him personally. As for the Redskins, it's a huge loss for them as their leading rusher and one of the best receivers out of the backfield this season—it won't be easy to replace him. Rookie Samaje Perine, who's shown he is a capable receiver, looks like he might be a big-time workhorse down the stretch for Washington.
Chris Thompson gets 12 touches in Week 10.
Thompson carried nine times for 26 yards and added three receptions for 41 yards in the game. The Vikings did a good job on Thompson for the most part, and this was two straight difficult matchups for Thompson. Next week against a Saints defense that's been playing very well might not get much easier, but Thompson is still a FLEX option in fantasy lineups. If Rob Kelley (leg) is out, Thompson would be in line for more work in the backfield and would become an even better option.
Chris Thompson gets eight touches versus Seattle.
Thompson carried four times for 20 yards and caught four passes for 11 yards. The Seahawks did a good job of limiting the running backs of the Redskins, and that included Thompson. Through eight games, Thompson is leading his team in both rushing and receiving, and he's on pace for 102 carries, 502 rushing yards, four rushing touchdowns, 70 receptions, 906 receiving yards, and six receiving touchdowns. Minnesota will likely try to limit him next week, but Thompson remains an RB2/FLEX option.
Chris Thompson totals 94 yards on 12 touches in Week 8 loss.
Thompson rushed four times for 18 yards and caught eight passes for 76 yards. The former fifth-round pick has been Washington's best offensive player so far this season, as he has five touchdowns through seven games and is averaging 14.3 yards per reception as a running game. Even in Seattle next Sunday, Thompson is worth a look, particularly in PPR leagues.
Chris Thompson scores in Week 7.
Thompson had another really solid game on Monday night, carrying seven times for 38 yards and catching five passes for 26 yards and a touchdown. He continued to be a very good weapon for the Redskins out of the backfield, and Washington really has no choice but to get him the ball so he can make plays for them. Thompson will be a very good PPR option next week, and he'll be in the FLEX conversation for standard leagues.
Chris Thompson gets 20 touches against the 49ers.
With Rob Kelley (ankle) out, Jay Gruden and the Redskins turned to Chris Thompson to handle most of the backfield work. Thompson had 16 carries for 33 yards rushing and four receptions for a team-high 105 yards receiving. If Kelley remains out in Week 7 against the Eagles, Thompson could be in line for a similar workload. Christian McCaffrey just caught ten passes against the Eagles on Thursday night, so Thompson—who had four receptions for 52 yards and a touchdown against Philadelphia in Week 1—is an intriguing option.
Chiefs limit Chris Thompson in Week 4.
After his insane start to the season, Thompson couldn't get much going in this one, carrying six times for 23 yards and adding a four-yard reception—and he was given a lost fumble on the final play of the game where the Redskins were lateraling the ball. Through four games, Thompson is on pace for 80 carries, 568 rushing yards, eight rushing touchdowns, 56 receptions, 940 receiving yards, and eight receiving touchdowns. While he isn't going to rack up 16 total touchdowns or 1,500 total yards this season, Thompson should be a solid PPR option for many weeks.
Chris Thompson continues his scorching start to 2017.
Jay Gruden's beloved receiving back carried eight times for 38 yards while adding six receptions for 150 yards and a touchdown. The touchdown was on a pass to the flat the Thompson basically walked in on after an apparent blown coverage, and Thompson also added a 74-yard reception on a screen that he nearly took all the way. It's obvious Thompson is an exceptional weapon for the Redskins, and you might as well consider him strongly in your lineup—in both standard and PPR—as long as he's playing this well.
Chris Thompson scores twice in Sunday's 27-20 win.
Thompson rushed three times for 77 yards, including a 61-yard touchdown and a seven-yard touchdown. The receiving back also caught three passes for 29 yards, and he could have scored another long touchdown if he didn't drop a pass over the middle. Thompson could be in for a larger role if Rob Kelley (ribs) misses time, and he's a must own in PPR leagues. Washington hosts Oakland next Sunday night.
Chris Thompson catches touchdown in Week 1 against the Eagles.
Thompson had four receptions for 52 yards, including a 29-yard touchdown, for the Redskins. Thompson did also have three carries for four yards, but through the air is where he'll do his damage this season. He's a weekly option in PPR leagues and best the Rams in Week 2.
The Redskins signed RB Chris Thompson to a two-year contract extension.
The 26-year-old running back had his best season in 2016, and he's a clear favorite of head coach Jay Gruden and the team. After Thompson caught 49 passes last season, the team rewarded him and is looking for more. With the departures of Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson, Kirk Cousins might rely on Thompson more this season as a trusted receiver out of the backfield. He's worth rostering in PPR leagues and should have some good weeks in 2017.
Chris Thompson gets four touches in Redskins' third preseason game.
As usual, Thompson mixed in with the first team as a great change of pace out of the backfield. He had three carries for nine yards and added a 27-yard reception. Thompson should have some very good PPR weeks this season, though his output might not be as consistent as you'd like.
Chris Thompson leads team in receiving on Saturday night.
Thompson caught five passes for 52 yards and rushed twice for one yard as the Redskins fell to the Packers. The passing-down back was basically the lone bright spot for Washington's first-team offense in the exhibition, and will look to have another good game next week against the Bengals in the regular season dress rehearsal.
Thompson rushed twice for 10 yards in Thursday night's game against the Ravens.
He didn't catch a pass, and both rushes went for five yards. Thompson is locked into a receiving role behind Rob Kelley, but he won't have much fantasy value in standard leagues.
Jay Gruden believes Chris Thompson is the best third-down back in the league.
Gruden said Thompson's role is "big" because it's on third downs, which Gruden called "the most important down in football." Thompson had 49 receptions last season, but it's looking like he'll blow that away this season. While the lead back for the Redskins isn't known yet, it's clear Thompson will be a huge asset for the Kirk Cousins and the Redskins on third down. He should deliver FLEX value in standard leagues.
Chris Thompson scores twice in Week 16.
He had three carries for 20 yards, including the opening touchdown for the Redskins from inside ten yards. Then he had a walk-in 17-yard touchdown reception later in the game. Thompson isn't a reliable fantasy option, despite the good two touchdown performance. He's more valuable for Washington in real life.
Chris Thompson gets seven Week 15 touches.
Thompson had two carries for ten yards an five catches for 26 yards against the Panthers. Thompson should not be in your lineup, especially in standard leagues.
Chris Thompson scores game-winning touchdown in Week 14.
He took a toss to the left and easily ran in for a 25-yard score late in the game to get the Redskins another win over the Eagles. Thompson had three carries for 38 yards and the touchdown on the day. He isn't a great fantasy option next week against the Panthers.
Chris Thompson gets nine touches in Week 12.
He had four carries for 17 yards and five catches for 17 yards. He had a key third down conversion on a toss, but not much for fantasy owners. He should not be in your lineup.
Chris Thompson sees three touches in SNF win.
Thompson rushed twice for 10 yards and caught one pass for nine yards. He is not a good fantasy option behind Rob Kelley.
Thompson loses fumble in Week 10 Redskins W.
Thompson had four carries for 25 yards and three catches for 11 yards against the Vikings, with the lost fumble. It was his first fumble of the season, so it shouldn't be too concerning for fantasy owners. Thompson is only a decent FLEX option in PPR.