Thompson
Chris Thompson
Chris Thompson
Chris Thompson
Chris Thompson
27-Year-Old RB
2017 Rush/Rec Stats
2018 Rush/Rec Projections
ATT
64
YDS
294
TD
2
YDS
510
TD
4
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Thompson put together his best campaign yet last year, hauling in a career-high 510 receiving yards despite playing in only 10 games, thanks to an eye-popping figure of 13.1 yards per catch, a figure many wide receivers would envy. He also managed 4.6 YPC on the ground, hol... read more
Thompson put together his best campaign yet last year, hauling in a career-high 510 receiving yards despite playing in only 10 games, thanks to an eye-popping figure of 13.1 yards per catch, a figure many wide receivers would envy. He also managed 4.6 YPC on the ground, holding his own once again when handed the ball instead of having it tossed to him. Thompson has prototypical scatback size at 5-8, 191 pounds, but he isn't afraid to mix it up between the tackles, using his small stature to hide behind blockers while showing the patience and vision to let holes develop and the burst to get through them quickly. His main strength, though, is as a receiver, and his route running and hands match up with any back in the league. Despite good speed and elusiveness, Thompson's willingness to get physical means he takes too many big hits, and his checkered injury history - including the broken fibula that ended his 2017 season - stretches back to his college days. On a per-game basis, he should be productive with the Washington passing game now in Alex Smith's steady hands, but how many games Thompson will play is the big question.
STATUS: questionable    INJURY: Lower Leg   
HT: 5'8"   WT: 191 lbs.   DOB: 10/20/1990   College: Florida State   Drafted: 5th Rd, #21 Overall in 2013Show Contract
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Chris Thompson Contract Info:
Signed a two-year, $7 million contract with the Redskins in September of 2017.
Sidelined Thursday
RBWashington Redskins
Lower Leg
August 16, 2018
Thompson (leg) won't play in Thursday's preseason game versus the Jets, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports.
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Chris Thompson NFL Stats
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Chris Thompson 2017 NFL Game Log
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2017 Depth Chart Status
#2 RB
#1 KR
WAS RB Depth Chart
Snap Counts
  • 2017 Offensive Snaps:
    338
  • 2017 Special Teams Snaps:
    41
 
Off Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2015
274
99
2016
489
83
2017
338
41
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other RBs)

Height:   5' 8"
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Weight:   191 lbs
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40-Yard Dash:   0.00 sec
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Shuttle Time:   0.00 sec
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Cone Drill:   0.00 sec
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Arm Length:   30.25 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.25 in
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Vertical Jump:   0 in
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Broad Jump:   0 in
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Bench Press:   21 reps
GOOD
Washington Redskins Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
2018
2017
2016
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2013
  1. Chris Thompson 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Chris Thompson 2017 Preseason Outlook
    Thompson stayed healthy in 2016 and the result was, naturally, his best NFL season to date. While his sure hands and strong routes make him an effective pass-catching weapon out of the backfield and allowed him to set career highs in receptions, targets and receiving yards, Thompson proved for the second straight year that his small stature doesn't prevent him from making an impact on the ground as well. He had five runs of 15 yards or more on just 68 carries, the eighth best rate in the league, and he scored his first three rushing touchdowns in the NFL. The elevation of QB coach Matt Cavanaugh to offensive coordinator should keep the focus on the passing game in Washington, and while Robert Kelley and rookie Samaje Perine will compete for early down snaps, Thompson should have third-down work mostly to himself.
  3. Chris Thompson 2016 Preseason Outlook
    While its difficult to make sharp conclusions with someone who plays limited snaps, Thompson's per-play averages from last year do get your attention, and he showed the ability to play in a variety of packages. Washington's RB depth chart is fairly thin as we go to press, which means Thompson by default could have a notable role here. That said, Washington's current front office didn't draft Thompson; he's also coming off January shoulder surgery; and the Redskins seem to be linked to every potential free-agent running back. Thompson's fantasy situation should be much clearer by the end of August; he could be the team's No. 2 back at that time, or perhaps a free agent looking for work. He makes the cut in our profile section because he did put some explosive plays on the field last year.
  4. Chris Thompson 2015 Preseason Outlook
    The third-year back has failed to see the field much in his first two professional seasons, attempting three rushes for 12 yards and catching six balls for 27 yards and a touchdown after being promoted from the practice squad in Week 15. This might be his last opportunity on the Redskins. As a smaller back with a lot of speed, he enters 2015 with an uncertain role. Thompson returned kicks in college and also returned some for the Redskins in 2013, but that role was overtaken by Andre Roberts last season. He’ll likely compete with Silas Redd and 3rd round pick Matt Jones for backup duties to Alfred Morris in 2015.
  5. Chris Thompson 2014 Preseason Outlook
    He has game breaking speed but failed to landed a job in the Washington backfield.
  6. Chris Thompson 2013 Preseason Outlook
    Thompson will look to sneak onto the roster for the Redskins in 2013 with a crowd at the position.
More Fantasy News
Sidelined Thursday
RBWashington Redskins
Lower Leg
August 16, 2018
Thompson (leg) won't play in Thursday's preseason game versus the Jets, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports.
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No go for preseason opener
RBWashington Redskins
Lower Leg
August 9, 2018
Thompson (leg) won't suit up for Thursday's preseason contest at New England, Kimberley A. Martin of The Washington Post reports.
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Still working on confidence
RBWashington Redskins
Lower Leg
July 31, 2018
Thompson took about 12 reps in his return to full-team work at Tuesday's practice, but he said afterward that he's still a little wary of making cuts on his surgically repaired right leg, Jake Kring-Schreifels of Redskins.com reports.
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Ready for full-team drills
RBWashington Redskins
Lower Leg
July 31, 2018
Thompson (leg) is expected to get some work in full-team drills at Tuesday's practice, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
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Expects to participate in training camp
RBWashington Redskins
Lower Leg
July 23, 2018
Thompson (broken fibula) indicated that he'll be a limited participant from the outset of training camp, SiriusXM NFL Radio reports. "I'm feeling pretty good right now, I will start practicing [with] the guys from day one but just taking it slowly ... the focus is to really be ready by that first regular-season game," the running back said.
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