Washington Redskins
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Historical Stats

Year Team Gms Plays Car Rush Yards YPC Rush TDs Fum Targets Catch Catch Yards Catch TDs Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2013 WAS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 WAS 2 10 3 12 4.0 0 0 7 6 27 1 39 1 0 0 1
2015 WAS 13 83 35 216 6.2 0 0 48 35 240 2 456 2 0 0 2
2016 WAS 16 130 68 356 5.2 3 1 62 49 349 2 705 5 0 1 4
2017 WAS 10 118 64 294 4.6 2 2 54 39 510 4 804 6 0 3 5
  Avg 8 66 32 163 4.9 1 1 34 26 221 2 461 3 0 1 2

Season To Date Statistics

Year Team Gms Plays Car Rush Yards YPC Rush TDs Fum Targets Catch Catch Yards Catch TDs Total Yards Total TDs 50+ Yd TDs 100+ Yard Gms 1+ TD Gms
2018 WAS 4 54 23 100 4.3 0 0 31 26 200 1 300 1 0 1 1

Recent Player News

  • Posted: 10/19/2018 2:29pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (ribs, knee) was limited in practice for a third straight day Friday, Oct. 19 and he is considered questionable for Week 7 against the Dallas Cowboys.

    Huddle Up: Thompson is a question mark and probably should be avoided in most fantasy leagues. However, monitor his status heading into Sunday. If he is active and Adrian Peterson (ankle, shoulder) does not play, Thompson could have a surprisingly good day.

  • Posted: 10/18/2018 1:46pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (knee, rib) was limited during practice Thursday, Oct. 18.

    Huddle Up: Thompson could be a game-time decision this week, so owners should monitor the situation over the next few days. Thompson is a valuable option in point-per-reception leagues when he plays and could be a flex option in Week 7 if he is active.

  • Posted: 10/17/2018 12:16pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (rib, knee) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Oct. 17.

    Huddle Up: If Thompson can stay on the practice field throughout the week then it will be a good sign for his availability this Sunday. When healthy he's a solid PPR RB2 candidate.

  • Posted: 10/13/2018 8:51pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (ribs, knee) is listed as questionable to face the Carolina Panthers in Week 6, but he is not expected to play, according to a source.

    Huddle Up: With Thompson out, Adrian Peterson should see plenty of touches against Carolina. Peterson has been dealing with injuries of his own, but he is expected to play and has RB2 potential.

  • Posted: 10/12/2018 12:40pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (knee, rib) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 12, and is listed as questionable for Week 6.

    Huddle Up: Owners will need to check the inactive list to see if Thompson will be able to play this week. He could be a flex option in point-per-reception leagues if he plays but is not a must-start player in fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 10/11/2018 4:09pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (rib, knee) was limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 11.

    Huddle Up: Despite getting injured in Monday night's loss to the Saints, Thompson looks like he'll be able to play this weekend versus Carolina. Owners should also watch the status of his backfield mate Adrian Peterson, who is dealing with a slew of injuries of his own. Thompson could be a very nice RB2 play if Peterson is sidelined.

  • Posted: 10/8/2018 9:04pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (ribs) suffered a rib injury in the Week 5 game against the New Orleans Saints on Monday, Oct. 8. He finished with eight runs for 17 yards and six grabs for 45 yards on eight targets.

    Huddle Up: Thompson was the only running back seeing playing time in the second half with the game out of hand, especially because of his ability to catch the ball out of the backfield. It's uncertain if he'll be good to go for Week 6 against the Panthers.

  • Posted: 9/23/2018 9:05pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson rushed for 17 yards on six carries and hauled in only one pass for no gain in Week 3 against the Green Bay Packers.

    Huddle Up: Thompson was a top-10 fantasy back in PPR leagues through two weeks, so this performance was not expected. Mainly a passing-game weapon out of the backfield, he will have occasional games like this when game script remains in Washington's favor all day. And this was one of those days, as Washington held a double-digit lead for the final 47:14 of the game. Thompson figures to be much more involved in Week 5 against the New Orleans Saints after the Redskins come off their Week 4 bye.

  • Posted: 9/16/2018 1:57pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson hauled in 13 receptions for 92 yards on 14 targets in the Week 2 game against the Indianapolis Colts.

    Huddle Up: Thompson was extremely busy on the short routes, as the Redskins passed frequently in the second half trying to get back into the game. He has 19 receptions already through the first two outings, making him a strong RB2 in all PPR formats heading into Week 3 against the Packers.

  • Posted: 9/9/2018 9:12pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson rushed five times for 65 yards and caught six passes for 63 yards and a touchdown in a 24-6 win over the Arizona Cardinals in Week 1.

    Huddle Up: Thompson won't be able to remain this efficient with his touches all year, but he should a weekly flex option in PPR formats.

  • Posted: 9/5/2018 12:05pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (leg) is not listed on the team's injury report heading into the regular season opener.

    Huddle Up: Thompson was recovering from a leg injury during training camp and the preseason, taking it slow to avoid any setbacks. He is set to work as the third-down back in Washington's offense, sitting behind Adrian Peterson and Rob Kelley on the overall depth chart. Thompson is a decent RB4 in PPR formats, but he can be mostly avoided in standard play.

  • Posted: 8/5/2018 7:19am ET

    Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (leg) will not play in the preseason opener against the New England Patriots Thursday, Aug. 9, according to head coach Jay Gruden.

    Huddle Up: Thompson has been recovering from a broken fibula but the team is hopeful he will be ready for the start of the regular season. He is expected to serve as Washington's third-down back and should be viewed as a low-end RB2 or high-end RB3 in PPR fantasy leagues.

  • Posted: 8/1/2018 7:31pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (leg) should be ready for the start of the regular season, but head coach Jay Gruden said he is not sure if Thompson will be limited during the early part of the season.

    Huddle Up: Thompson is recovering from a broken leg but likely will be used as a receiver out of the backfield this season. He recorded 39 receptions in 10 games last season and can be a No. 3 running back or flex option in point-per-reception leagues because he should receive a solid amount of targets.

  • Posted: 7/31/2018 4:38pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (leg) said he won't be fully recovered from his broken fibula until November - a whole year after suffering the injury.

    Huddle Up: Thompson avoided the PUP list, but that clearly doesn't mean he's full go. Derrius Guice will shoulder the load on the ground, but Thompson should be able to maintain his third-down role. He has PPR RB2 potential when healthy, but drafting him as a PPR RB3 is more prudent.

  • Posted: 7/23/2018 2:54pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (leg) said he's feeling well for the starting of training camp but that he will take his participation slowly and focus on being ready for the regular season.

    Huddle Up: Thompson is an invaluable offensive tool for Washington. He'll maintain his role as a pass-catching back as a complement to rookie Derrius Guice. Achieving RB2 PPR status is entirely realistic.

  • Posted: 6/6/2018 5:43pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (leg) has made 'unbelievable progress,' according to head coach Jay Gruden. He's 'fully expected' for training camp.

    Huddle Up: Thompson suffered a pretty serious season-ending injury last November when he fractured his fibula, but miraculously, it looks like he'll not only be 100 percent going into the season, but he figures to be on a normal practice schedule as well through the summer. Despite being in a crowded backfield, Thompson will have a regular defined role that puts him in the RB2/FLEX conversation.

  • Posted: 5/17/2018 7:44pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Derrius Guice will likely be the starter according to Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com, but Rosenthal said it 'wouldn't be a surprise' if RB Chris Thompson ended up playing more snaps this year.

    Huddle Up: Prior to his injury last year, Thompson had emerged as a dynamic weapon in the passing game. Expect the same role for Thompson in 2018, and he should be an excellent flex option in PPR formats.

  • Posted: 3/26/2018 10:14pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (leg) said on his Twitter account that he was able to 'run on the field' Monday, March 26, his first time doing so since he had surgery to repair a broken right fibula in December.

    Huddle Up: Thompson was on pace to set career-high marks in all major categories last year before suffering the unfortunate injury that ended his season. At the very least, he did prove himself to be a useful piece for Washington's running game, and since the club hasn't added any tailbacks, he should be able to resume his role once he's healthy again. Thompson totaled six touchdowns in 10 games and figures to at least carry use as a FLEX option.

  • Posted: 2/28/2018 1:27pm ET

    Washington Redskins RBs Samaje Perine and Chris Thompson will have new company in 2018 if senior vice president of player personnel Doug Williams has his way. Williams said the Redskins undoubtedly have to upgrade at the position.

    Huddle Up: This year's crop of rookie running backs is fairly deep, so Washington could address the need that way. Perine and Thompson should still have integral roles in the offense, though. Thompson is a PPR stud, but let's wait to gauge their fantasy value until there's a clearer picture of the position's depth.

  • Posted: 2/8/2018 10:43pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (leg) is confident he'll be able to return to his former self once he's fully healed from his broken leg. 'So it's just more of me being patient with it, with the rehab, and just kind of being smart,' he said in a radio interview. 'I'm known to want to progress as fast as I can, so I think if I just stay patient with the process and everything I should be back to what I was before.'

    Huddle Up: Thompson's owners would love to see him build on what was shaping up to be a real solid 2017 campaign for the fourth-year running back. He was well on pace towards shattering career highs in all major categories before going down for the year with his injury, but his future looks bright nonetheless. Even with Rob Kelley and Samaje Perine still under contract, Thompson could end up ascending to lead Washington's backfield.

  • Posted: 1/15/2018 10:32pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (leg) said he's 'feeling good' while rehabbing from a fractured fibula that he sustained back in November in a game against the New Orleans Saints. He remains on pace to return by training camp.

    Huddle Up: Thompson was arguably the Redskins' best offensive player this year before going down due to injury, logging career bests in touchdowns (six) and total yards from scrimmage (804). Even if he has to share the workload again in Washington's backfield next season, he's still going to make for a solid sleeper pick in drafts leading up to the 2018 campaign.

  • Posted: 1/2/2018 9:41am ET

    Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (leg) expects it will take him four to six months to fully recover from the early December surgery he had on his broken leg. He anticipates being ready for training camp at the very least, according to ESPN's John Keim.

    Huddle Up: Thompson was something of a revelation for a Washington offense that struggled to get any kind of consistency from its wide receivers, leading the team in receiving as well as rushing at the time of his injury. His fantasy stock could take a big hit if Kirk Cousins leaves the Redskins as expected, but Thompson should be expected to fill the same big-play/passing-down role he thrived in this season regardless of whom Washington has playing quarterback in 2018.

  • Posted: 11/21/2017 9:48am ET

    Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (leg) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Tuesday, Nov. 21.

    Huddle Up: The Redskins have no obvious replacement for Thompson, which likely means they will be forced to rely more heavily on Samaje Perine in the running game. Jamison Crowder has emerged as Kirk Cousins' favorite target in recent weeks and could see even more looks as a result of Thompson's absence.

  • Posted: 11/19/2017 2:00pm ET

    Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (leg) suffered a fractured fibula in Week 11 against the New Orleans Saints and he will require surgery.

    Huddle Up: Thompson's excellent season is over, so a majority of the backfield touches will belong to Samaje Perine down the stretch since Rob Kelley (ankle, knee) is also on the Reserve/Injured list.

  • Posted: 11/19/2017 12:18pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (leg) was carted off the field after suffering a right leg injury during the team's Week 11 game.

    Huddle Up: Thompson's injury appears to be serious, so owners should look for an update in the near future. Samaje Perine likely will receive even more work at running back and can be a No. 2 running back or flex option in all leagues.

  • Posted: 11/16/2017 6:31pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson faces the New Orleans Saints in Week 11, and the Saints have allowed the sixth-most yards to opposing running backs on screen passes. He faces the New York Giants in Week 12, and the Giants have allowed the second-most yards to running backs on screens. Thompson gained 199 yards off screen passes in the first five games compared to 18 yards in the last four.

    Huddle Up: Thompson has cooled off following a hot start, and there seems to be a correlation with his lack of production in the screen game. With some solid matchups on the horizon, Thompson should be safe to deploy as a flex option in PPR formats the next two weeks.

  • Posted: 11/5/2017 8:44pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson rushed four times for 20 yards in Week 9 against the Seattle Seahawks while adding four grabs for 11 yards on six targets.

    Huddle Up: It wasn't a big day for Thompson, but that's to be expected against the stout Seattle defense. He'll look to rebound in Week 10 against the Vikings. He remains a decent RB3 or flex play in PPR fantasy formats.

  • Posted: 10/29/2017 7:55pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson rushed four times for 18 yards and caught eight passes for 76 yards in a 33-19 loss to the Dallas Cowboys in Week 8.

    Huddle Up: Thompson continues to torch opponents in the passing game, making him a high-end flex play or low-end RB2 in PPR formats.

  • Posted: 10/27/2017 1:58pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (toe) practiced in full on Friday, Oct. 27, and he was removed from the injury report ahead of the Week 8 game against the Dallas Cowboys.

    Huddle Up: Thompson saw 12 total touches in Monday's game against the Eagles, down slightly with Rob Kelley returning to action. However, Thompson was able to get back into the end zone for the first time in three games, and he has scored a total of five touchdowns (two rushing, three receiving) in six games this season. He has emerged as a useful RB3 or flex play in standard formats, and a solid RB2 in PPR leagues.

  • Posted: 10/26/2017 3:19pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (toe) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 26.

    Huddle Up: Chris Thompson received the same amount of carries that Rob Kelley did in Week 7 and could see a bigger role in the running game. Thompson should be considered at least a flex option in all leagues because of his role in the passing game and can be a low-end No. 2 back in point-per-reception leagues.

  • Posted: 10/25/2017 1:43pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (toe) was a full participant in practice Wednesday, Oct. 25.

    Huddle Up: Amazingly, Thompson leads Washington in both rushing yards (213) and receiving yards (366). His 366 yards through the air are already a career high. He also leads the team in rushing touchdowns (2) and receiving touchdowns (3). Needless to say, he has turned into a must start, particularly in PPR leagues, no matter what the matchup is.

  • Posted: 10/24/2017 6:53pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson has 213 yards rushing and 366 yards receiving, making him the only player in the NFL who leads his team in both categories this season.

    Huddle Up: It's been a bit of a perfect storm for Thompson, as Terrelle Pryor has disappointed and Jamison Crowder seems to be getting phased out. In addition, Jordan Reed and Rob Kelley have each battled multiple injuries, while Samaje Perine has also been unable to get anything going. Averaging 15.9 yards per catch, Thompson is once again a smart sell-high player, assuming owners receive a player in return with a better track record and a path to more regular touches. Otherwise, he remains a high-end flex.

  • Posted: 10/23/2017 9:56pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson ran seven times for 38 yards and also picked up 26 yards through the air on five catches in the team's Week 7 game Monday, Oct. 23, against the Philadelphia Eagles. He also scored his second receiving touchdown of the season.

    Huddle Up: Predictably, Thompson got less carries with Rob Kelley returning to action in this one, but he still made the most of his workload, delivering a useful performance for his owners after all. Even when Kelley is healthy, Thompson typically outplays him, so he's still worth deploying as a fine FLEX option no matter what. Kelley did nothing with his touches again, making it possible that the team leans on Thompson more in the coming weeks.

  • Posted: 10/20/2017 6:30pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Rob Kelley said it 'wouldn't be beneficial' for him to receive all the carries, especially with RB Chris Thompson playing so well. 'Whatever Coach needs, I'm there for,' Kelley said. 'If he wants me to run it the whole time, I can run it the whole time. If he wants to split carries, I can do that, too.'

    Huddle Up: Kelley can be left on the bench in Week 7 against the stingy run defense of the Philadelphia Eagles, and although Kelley's return will take some touches from the rest of the backs, Thompson remains a viable flex option in PPR formats.

2018 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 @ARI 5 65 0 6 63 1
2 IND 4 1 0 13 92 0
3 GB 6 17 0 1 0 0
5 @NO 8 17 0 6 45 0

2017 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 PHI 3 4 0 4 52 1
2 @LAR 3 77 2 3 29 0
3 OAK 8 38 0 6 150 1
4 @KC 6 23 0 1 4 0
6 SF 16 33 0 4 105 0
7 @PHI 7 38 0 5 26 1
8 DAL 4 18 0 8 76 0
9 @SEA 4 20 0 4 11 0
10 MIN 9 26 0 3 41 0
11 @NO 4 17 0 1 16 1

2016 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 PIT 4 23 1 2 16 0
2 DAL 2 1 0 3 57 0
3 @NYG 6 23 0 1 -7 0
4 CLE 3 24 0 2 16 1
5 @BAL 2 12 0 4 33 0
6 PHI 9 37 0 3 29 0
7 @DET 12 73 0 7 40 0
8 @CIN 7 14 0 5 27 0
10 MIN 4 25 0 3 11 0
11 GB 2 10 0 1 9 0
12 @DAL 4 17 0 5 17 0
13 @ARI 2 24 0 1 21 0
14 @PHI 3 38 1 0 0 0
15 CAR 2 10 0 5 26 0
16 @CHI 3 20 1 1 17 1
17 NYG 3 5 0 6 37 0

2015 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 MIA 3 11 0 0 0 0
2 LAR 0 0 0 1 10 0
3 @NYG 2 29 0 8 57 1
4 PHI 6 53 0 2 24 0
5 @ATL 3 15 0 6 33 0
6 @NYJ 5 12 0 6 26 0
9 @NE 0 0 0 2 21 0
10 NO 2 54 0 1 23 0
11 @CAR 4 10 0 3 7 0
12 NYG 2 7 0 1 9 0
13 DAL 1 6 0 4 18 0
16 @PHI 0 0 0 1 12 1
17 @DAL 7 19 0 0 0 0
P1 GB 1 25 0 8 89 0

2014 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
15 @NYG 3 12 0 3 22 1
16 PHI 0 0 0 3 5 0

2013 Game Logs

Wk Opp Car RYd RTD Cat CYd CTD
1 PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @GB 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 DET 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @OAK 0 0 0 0 0 0

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