Chris Thompson #25 RB
Height / Weight
5'7" / 192 lbs.
Date of Birth (Age)
October 20, 1990 (27)
5th Season
2013 / Rd. 5 / Pk. 154 (WAS)
Florida State
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Washington Redskins running back Chris Thompson's role will not change in 2018, even after the team selected Derrius Guice early in this year's draft. Thompson was a key part of the offense last year, catching 39 passes for 510 yards and four touchdowns in 10 games before he broke his leg. The health of tight end Jordan Reed will determine how big of a role Thompson has. With Reed on the field, Thompson saw fewer targets in the passing game. With Guice now in the fold, Thompson will be relied on more on the ground. "Chris will be in there a lot, so I think the rotation that we will come up with will be quite beneficial to all the backs," head coach Jay Gruden said after the draft. "Keep them fresh, keep them healthy and then use their skill set accordingly." Thompson should also be healthy, as he said last week that doctors have said his bone has healed. Thompson probably won't be as effective as he was in 2017 before his injury with Guice now in the fold, but he can still be a value pick in drafts as an RB3/flex type in PPR leagues.

over 1 month ago | RotoBaller

Washington Redskins running back Chris Thompson (leg) faces a four- to six-month recovery from the fractured fibula he suffered in a Week 11 loss to the Saints, but he will be healthy well ahead of Redskins training camp in 2018. Thompson was on his way to a career year as the most productive weapon in the Redskins passing game before getting hurt. He'll be a big bounce-back candidate next season in PPR leagues as the likely third-down back again.

5 months ago | RotoBaller

In another sign of how injuries have decimated the Houston Texans, it was wide receiver Chris Thompson leading the team in receiving in the season-ending loss to the Colts, finishing with three receptions for 54 yards. Thompson is an undrafted rookie who was signed off the practice squad near the end of September. His role in 2018 is unclear, but with a fully healthy group of wideouts, it would be surprising to see him start the year as anything more than the team's fourth option.

5 months ago | RotoBaller