Chris Thompson
Chris Thompson
28-Year-Old Running BackRB
Washington Redskins
Questionable
Injury Ribs
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, 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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $7 million contract with the Redskins in September of 2017.
Inactive Week 7
RBWashington Redskins
Ribs
October 21, 2018
Thompson (ribs/knee) is listed as inactive Sunday against the Cowboys.
ANALYSIS
As Adam Schefter of ESPN reported earlier Sunday, Thompson will miss a second consecutive game as a result of rib and knee concerns. In Thompson's continued absence, Adrian Peterson (ankle/shoulder) will serve as the Redskins' workhorse running back. Any lingering touches, however minimal, will filter down to Kapri Bibbs and Samaje Perine.
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Snap Counts
  • 2018 Offensive Snaps:
    148
  • 2018 Special Teams Snaps:
    1
 
Off Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2016
489
83
2017
338
41
2018
148
1
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other RBs)

Height:   5' 8"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   195 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
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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
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Washington Redskins Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
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.
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.
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.
He has game breaking speed but failed to landed a job in the Washington backfield.
Thompson will look to sneak onto the roster for the Redskins in 2013 with a crowd at the position.
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Not expected to play Sunday
RBWashington Redskins
Ribs
October 20, 2018
Thompson (ribs/knee), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Cowboys, isn't expected to play in the contest, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Headed for game-time decision
RBWashington Redskins
Ribs
October 19, 2018
Thompson (ribs/knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Dallas and it's expected his status wil come down to a game-time decision, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports.
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Remains limited Thursday
RBWashington Redskins
Ribs
October 18, 2018
Thompson (ribs/knee) was limited in practice Thursday, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
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Still limited at practice
RBWashington Redskins
Ribs
October 17, 2018
Thompson (rib/knee) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
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Considered 'day-to-day'
RBWashington Redskins
Ribs
October 15, 2018
Coach Jay Gruden considers Thompson (ribs/knee) "day-to-day," John Keim of ESPN.com reports.
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