The 28-year-old served primarily as a kick return specialist for the Bears last season, but still managed to record 22 receptions for 249 yards and two touchdowns through 16 games last season. His breakout performance came Week 15 against the Packers as Thompson hauled in eight passes for 110 yards. Look for him to compete for the starting kick return position this offseason.
Thompson was targeted twice, but failed to catch a pass in Sunday's loss to the Vikings to end the season with 22 receptions for 249 yards and two touchdowns.
Thompson had a huge game in Week 15 when he posted 110 yards, but otherwise he only exceeded 34 yards on one other occasion. This was easily the most productive season of his four-year career, and as he goes into free agency this off-season, he'll likely continue to be a core special teams player with limited receiving opportunities wherever he lands.
Thompson was having a poor fantasy day, but he was able to snag a touchdown pass when the game was out of hand in the fourth quarter to salvage his afternoon. Despite Matt Barkley throwing the ball 40 times, Thompson was targeted just four times, though he made the most of his opportunities. He'll be an extremely risky fantasy option next week against the Vikings.
Thompson was limited in practice both Wednesday and Thursday, but he finished with a full session Friday, clearing any concern over his Week 16 status.
Thompson finds himself a bit banged up on the heels of the first 100-yard game of his career, but not enough to keep him off the practice field. If the preceding outburst is indicative of a growing rapport with quarterback Matt Barkley, Thompson may approach his 10 targets from Week 15 in the last two games of the season, but Alshon Jeffery and Cameron Meredith are likely safer bets to succeed Saturday against the Redskins' 26th-ranked pass defense.
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