Thompson played 10 games in 2018, compiling 43 carries for 178 yards (4.1 average) along with 41 catches for 268 yards (6.5 average) and a touchdown on 55 targets. Thompson had two fewer catches and 21 more carries in the same number of appearances (10) during his breakout 2017 campaign, producing 4.6 yards per carry and 13.1 per reception with six total touchdowns before he broke his leg Week 11. Coming back from the severe injury and stuck in a lousy Washington offense, the 28-year-old scatback took a massive step backward in 2018, losing five touchdowns and 50 percent of his YPR mark from the previous season. While the 2017 breakout was largely built on a few long gains, Thompson does offer considerable rebound appeal for 2019, as he's averaged 5.4 carries and 5.5 targets per game in 20 appearances over the past two seasons. That kind of workload should at least put him in the conversation as a late-round target in 2019 drafts, with potential to significantly outperform his draft slot if the Redskins can fix the rest of their offense.
Thompson tallied four rushes for 20 yards and one catch (on one target) for eight yards in Saturday's 25-16 loss at Tennessee. Since ending a four-game absence and logging 64 percent of the offensive snaps Week 13, Thompson has settled into a workload in the 36-43 percent range over the last three contests. During those outings, he's combined for 79 yards from scrimmage and no TDs on 17 touches, which is well behind Adrian Peterson's 217 scrimmage yards and no scores on 59 touches in the same span. Thompson clearly is behind Peterson in terms of usage and therefore doesn't hold much sway in the Redskins' 28th-ranked offense (313.7 yards per game).
Thompson (illness) rushed five times for nine yards and caught one of two targets for four yards in Sunday's 16-13 win over Jacksonville. Thompson wasn't a major part of the game plan as neither offense found much success. He's likely to cede the majority of rushing work to Adrian Peterson against the Titans in Week 16 if things stay close, but is more capable of making an impact as a receiver out of the backfield if the Redskins find themselves in a hole.
Thompson (illness) is active for Sunday's game in Jacksonville. Thompson fell ill late in the week but recovered enough to be active for the third game in a row. In the previous two weeks, his workload was capped en route to six carries for 26 yards and six receptions (on 10 targets) for 33 yards. It's difficult to project much more production behind No. 1 back Adrian Peterson.
Thompson (illness) , who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, is expected to play, John Keim of ESPN.com reports. While fantasy owners would be wise to check Thompson's status prior to Sunday's 1 p.m. EST kickoff, it appears as if the veteran running back has made enough progress in his recovery from the illness to suit up. Thompson has just 59 total yards in the two games since returning from a rib injury that kept him out of four contests.
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