Washington Redskins
  • 5'8"
  • 191
  • 27
  • 4 years
  • Florida State
  • 2013 R5 O, None

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
  Avg 9 68 34 176 5.0 1 1 34 26 225 2 501 4 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
2017 WAS 10 118 64 294 4.6 2 2 54 39 510 4 804 6 0 3 5

Recent Player News

  • 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.

  • Posted: 10/17/2017 12:57pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson is on pace to become the fourth running back ever to rush 100 times and eclipse 1,000 receiving yards in one season. Thompson must average 5.8 carries and 60.0 receiving yards per game.

    Huddle Up: Thompson has been one of the most pleasant surprises of the 2017 season so far. He has turned into a reliable every-week starter and a household name in PPR leagues, pacing all running backs with 340 receiving yards. Either sell Thompson high or hang on to him and enjoy the ride.

  • Posted: 10/15/2017 6:46pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson finished with a career-high 20 touches against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 6, rushing 16 times for 33 yards and catching four passes for 105 yards.

    Huddle Up: With Rob Kelley sidelined, Thompson was leaned on heavily as a runner and receiver. He has been Washington's most explosive back all year, and he will elevate to RB2 status in PPR formats if he continues to touch the ball this much moving forward.

  • Posted: 10/3/2017 5:40pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson was not as involved in the passing game in Week 4 due to game flow and the lack of pass attempts (24) in general, according to head coach Jay Gruden.

    Huddle Up: Thompson, who had been so electric for the team through the first three games, managed six carries but was only targeted twice. Washington did not trail against the Kansas City Chiefs until the final 4:51 of the game, so it does somewhat explain the lack of targets. Thompson figures to push for about 10 touches in most games moving forward, but the number of big plays he created through three weeks was bound to dry up sometime. Owners should view him as a high-upside flex.

  • Posted: 9/24/2017 8:59pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson had eight carries for 38 yards and six catches for 150 yards and a touchdown in a 27-10 win over the Oakland Raiders in Week 3.

    Huddle Up: Thompson now has four touchdowns in three games, and while he won't have this many receiving yards on a routine basis, he is a viable flex option in PPR formats because of his steady role in the passing game.

  • Posted: 9/22/2017 1:50pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (back) was able to practice in full Friday, Sept. 22, and he has been removed from the injury report ahead of Week 3 against the Oakland Raiders.

    Huddle Up: Despite his full bill of health, and Rob Kelley's questionable status, Thompson is still expected to be the third-down back against the Raiders. The coaching staff feels he is a bit smallish and unable to take the full beating of being the featured back, so look for Samaje Perine to be relied upon more if Kelley is out, limited or needs a rest.

  • Posted: 9/21/2017 4:11pm ET

    Washington Redskins WR Chris Thompson (back) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 21.

    Huddle Up: Thompson should have his normal role in Week 3 and will be used in the running and passing game. He would have a bigger role if Rob Kelley is inactive and can be at least a flex option in point-per-reception leagues.

  • Posted: 9/20/2017 3:20pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (back) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 20.

    Huddle Up: Thompson appears to be on track to play in Week 3 and could receive a bigger role if Rob Kelley is not able to play. He recorded 106 total yards and two touchdowns in Week 2 and should be a solid flex option in point-per-reception leagues.

  • Posted: 9/19/2017 9:14am ET

    Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson is expected to see more work going forward, but head coach Jay Gruden warned reporters the team doesn't 'want to go crazy with him' given his 5-8, 190-pound frame.

    Huddle Up: Thompson has turned six carries and seven catches into 162 total yards and two touchdowns through two weeks, giving the offense quite the spark despite limited work. He's definitely worked his way into flex consideration in all formats, but owners need to understand Gruden doesn't want him becoming a full-time back, so a Darren Sproles-like role is probably the best they can hope for from him.

  • Posted: 9/17/2017 9:27pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson rushed three times for 77 yards and a pair of touchdowns in Week 2 at L.A. Rams and he added three catches for 29 yards on seven targets.

    Huddle Up: Thompson is certainly paying dividends for fantasy owners as an RB3 or flex fantasy play in PPR formats. He'll look to keep it going in Week 3 against the Raiders on Sunday Night Football.

  • Posted: 9/15/2017 3:19pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (back) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 15, and is not on the injury report for Week 2.

    Huddle Up: Thompson should receive most of his playing as a third-down back and will be involved in the passing game. He can be a flex option in point-per-reception leagues but may not be a great option in standard leagues.

  • Posted: 9/14/2017 1:39pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (back) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 14.

    Huddle Up: Thompson did most of his damage in the passing game in Week 1 where he posted for 52 receiving yards and one touchdown. He will continue to be third-down back for the Redskins and can be a flex option in point-per-reception leagues.

  • Posted: 9/13/2017 1:47pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson (back) was able to practice in full on Wednesday, Sept. 13.

    Huddle Up: Thompson picked up just four yards on three carries, but his biggest contribution was in the pass game where he added 52 yards on four catches with a touchdown. He is a decent flex option in PPR formats heading into Week 2 against the Rams, with lesser value in standard leagues.

  • Posted: 9/5/2017 9:49am ET

    Correcting a previous report, Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson signed a two-year contract extension Tuesday, Sept. 5. While some of the financial details were undisclosed, the deal reportedly include $6.5 million guaranteed.

    Huddle Up: Thompson is the Redskins' unquestioned third-down option and has openly campaigned for more of a role on early downs. Whether he gets that chance remains to be seen with Rob Kelley and Samaje Perine in front of him, but Thompson is a worthy RB4 option in PPR formats.

  • Posted: 9/5/2017 8:17am ET

    Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson signed a contract extension Tuesday, Sept. 5. Terms were not disclosed.

    Huddle Up: He has predominately been a third-down option, but his role is expected to expand a bit. He's a depth back with some upside in PPR leagues.

  • Posted: 5/22/2017 6:00am ET

    Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson is expecting a bigger workload this season because he proved to head coach Jay Gruden that he was durable.

    Huddle Up: Thompson is a sneaky PPR option after he posted 5.2 yards per carry and a 68-356-3 rushing line with a 49-349-2 receiving line. He'll play second fiddle to Rob Kelley, but he could be a solid RB4.

  • Posted: 12/24/2016 4:16pm ET

    Washington Redskins RB Chris Thompson rushed three times for 20 yards and caught one pass for 17 yards, but he accounted for each of his team's first two touchdowns in a Week 16 win over the Chicago Bears.

    Huddle Up: While this performance didn't come out of thin air, Thompson hasn't been useful in fantasy in about two months. It's a bummer for Rob Kelley owners, however, as it could be argued Thompson's first touchdown (from seven yards out) or Kirk Cousins' third-quarter TD on a quarterback sneak were plays Kelley usually gets the ball. Thompson is a low-end flex at best in Week 17 against the New York Giants.

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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