Chris Thompson

#25 RB / Washington Redskins / EXP: 6YRS Height: 5-8 Weight: 195 lb Age: 28 College: Florida State Bye 10

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    Redskins' Chris Thompson: Looking good in minicamp

    Chris Thompson doesn't appear to be hampered by his prior rib or ankle injuries during minicamp, Rhiannon Walker of The Athletic reports.Thompson said in May that he's still experiencing soreness in his surgically repaired leg, but he's reportedly looked "agile" as a receiver out of the backfield and in the slot during OTAs this spring. Meanwhile, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington relays that Thompson remains locked in as the third-down back for a team that wants to reserve early down work for Adrian Peterson and Derrius Guice (knee). It might be a slight surprise if Thompson approaches the 33.4 percent share of backfield snaps he held in 2017, let alone the 45.9 percent share he commanded in 2016, but he at least seems set for a role that should allow for a statistical rebound from his disappointing 2018 campaign.

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    Redskins' Chris Thompson: Still dealing with soreness

    Chris Thompson feels the best he has in a long time, but he also admits there's still some on-and-off soreness in his surgically-repaired leg/ankle, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.Thompson had surgery in December 2017 to repair a fractured fibula and other damage, with doctors inserting a plate to stabilize the area. He made it back for Week 1 last season and played through some pain, though it was a rib injury that ended up costing him six games. Thompson said the rib is no longer an issue, and while the leg/ankle is doing better, it sounds like something that may require maintenance for the rest of his career. There's also the possibility that a portion of his usual pass-catching workload could go to Derrius Guice (knee), and perhaps eventually to fourth-round pick Bryce Love (knee). The 28-year-old running back is entering the second season of a two-year, $7 million contract extension, and he acknowledged having some concern about his team's impressive backfield depth.

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    Redskins' Chris Thompson: Put on notice with draft pick

    Bryce Love (knee) may eventually replace Chris Thompson as Washington's passing-down back, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports.At his best, Thompson is one of the better blocking and receiving backs in the NFL, but he's entering the final year of his contract after missing 12 games the past two seasons. He was already stuck in a crowded backfield with Adrian Peterson and Derrius Guice (knee) before the Washington Redskins used a fourth-round pick on Love, who may be headed for a 2019 redshirt after suffering a torn ACL in December. The Stanford product had first-round buzz after finishing as runner-up for the Heisman Trophy in 2017, but he was never a prolific pass catcher (49 receptions in 49 games) and managed just 4.5 yards per carry his senior season. While the 28-year-old Thompson isn't likely to get a contract extension, it's too early to assume he has no future in Washington beyond 2019.

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    Redskins' Chris Thompson: Glad Peterson is staying with team

    Chris Thompson is pleased with his team's decision to re-sign fellow running back Adrian Peterson, Zach Brook of NBC Sports Washington reports.Peterson figures to impact Derrius Guice (knee) more so than Thompson, considering the latter gets most of his playing time on passing downs. Of course, it's still another body that demands snaps in the backfield, and the Washington offense probably won't have a ton of yards and touchdowns to go around. The team did at least get some security under center with the trade for Case Keenum, whose shortcomings as a passer likely will impact the wide receivers rather than the running backs or tight ends. Thompson thus stands a decent chance to regain his 2016 level of production, but the circumstances don't point toward a repeat of his breakout 2017 campaign (80.4 scrimmage yards, 0.6 touchdowns per game). It's also worth noting that the 28-year-old has played more than 13 games just once in his six NFL seasons.

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    Redskins' Chris Thompson: Struggles in bad offense

    Chris 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 Washington Redskins can fix the rest of their offense.

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    Redskins' Chris Thompson: Accrues 28 scrimmage yards

    Chris 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 Washington Redskins' 28th-ranked offense (313.7 yards per game).

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    Redskins' Chris Thompson: Quiet in Week 15 win

    Chris 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 Washington Redskins find themselves in a hole.

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    Redskins' Chris Thompson: Available Sunday

    Chris 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.

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    Redskins' Chris Thompson: Expected to play

    Chris Thompson (illness) , who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, is expected to play, John Keim of 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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    Redskins' Chris Thompson: Questionable due to illness

    Chris Thompson missed Friday's practice with an illness and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game at Jacksonville, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports.With two full days to recover, Thompson should still have a good chance to suit up as his team tries to stay in the playoff hunt. He's been quiet since returning from a lengthy absence due to a rib injury, but the Washington Redskins may have a larger role in mind with Jordan Reed (toe) out of the lineup and Josh Johnson starting at quarterback. Sunday's kickoff is scheduled for 1 PM ET.