Chris Thompson Fantasy Football News 2018

Redskins RB Adrian Peterson (ankle, shoulder) is active for today’s game against the Cowboys. He played through these injuries last week, carrying 17 times. Expect a similar workload today. Redskins RB Chris Thompson (rib, knee), meanwhile, is inactive. That leaves Kapri Bibbs as Washington’s #2 RB.

Redskins RB Chris Thompson (ribs, knee) is not expected to play against the Cowboys today, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. With Thompson sidelined last week, RB Adrian Peterson carried 17 times and saw 1 target. Expect similar usage today -- with perhaps more passing-game work if his shoulder is closer to 100%.

Redskins RB Chris Thompson (rib, knee) was limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Cowboys. That one doesn't kick off until 4:25 pm ET, so we'll look for an update on Thompson on Sunday morning. He'll be a risk/reward RB3 in PPR leagues if active.

Redskins RB Chris Thompson (ribs, knee) was limited in practice on Wednesday. He was limited all last week before missing the Panthers game, so this doesn't tell us much. We'll get another update on Thompson tomorrow.

As expected, Redskins RB Adrian Peterson (ankle) is active for today’s game against the Panthers and Chris Thompson (ribs) is inactive. Kapri Bibbs will step in as Washington’s #2 RB, but Peterson should handle as many touches as he can handle.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Washington RB Chris Thompson is expected to miss today's game against the Panthers. He's officially questionable because of rib and knee injuries. Washington also reportedly expects to be without WR Jamison Crowder (ankle). Factor in injuries for Paul Richardson and Josh Doctson, and the target ceiling for TE Jordan Reed -- in a positive matchup for TE scoring -- only rises higher. Adrian Peterson could see a bit more backfield receiving work with Thompson out. And Kapri Bibbs figures to be in the picture as well.

Redskins RBs Adrian Peterson (ankle) and Chris Thompson (ribs) are listed as questionable for this weekend's game against the Panthers. It sounds like both guys will play, but we'll find out for sure by noon ET on Sunday. RB Kapri Bibbs is next in line if 1 or both of these guys can't go.

Redskins RB Chris Thompson admitted in late July that he was still hesitant cutting on the leg he broke last season. But he's ready to rock now. “I’m not worried about it at all," Thompson said this week. "I've been feeling really good. I’m ready to get back out there and take that first hit and get that part out of my head because that hasn’t happened yet. Other than that, I’m good to go.” Thompson remains locked in as Washington's passing-down back, especially with RB Derrius Guice out for the year. That role had him sitting 9th among RBs in PPR points through 11 weeks last season. Thompson will be a weekly RB3 or flex with upside in PPR fantasy lineups this year.

An MRI on Redskins RB Derrius Guice's injured left knee revealed a torn ACL, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Ugh. That'll end the rookie's season after a buzz-worthy spring and summer. It's worth noting that this is the same knee that Guice hyperextended at LSU last year, although it's unclear if that had anything to do with the ACL. The silver lining here is that Guice will have over 12 months to get ready for the start of the 2019 campaign. Washington is now back to Rob Kelley and Samaje Perine as early-down backs. Neither is an inspiring option. Kelley is averaging 3.9 yards per carry through 2 NFL seasons, while Perine mustered just 3.4 as a rookie last year. Kelley ran ahead of Perine in Washington's preseason opener on Thursday night, so consider him the favorite to lead the Redskins in carries for now. But the situation will be worth watching over the next month. Neither guy figures to reach beyond RB3 status, though. RB Chris Thompson will continue to dominate passing-down work in this backfield.

Washington RB Derrius Guice left Thursday night's preseason opener with a left knee issue. He was seen standing on the sideline after getting the joint checked, but NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that the rookie will have an MRI Friday. We'll check out the results of that before reacting in our fantasy rankings. Guice dealt with nagging left knee trouble over his final season at LSU.

Redskins RB Chris Thompson admitted Tuesday that he doesn't expect to be back to 100% from last year's broken leg until November. "I'm still nervous about making cuts," Thompson said. "I'm nervous about 'what happens if this guy falls and hits my ankle?' ... It's a big mental game." Thompson has been participating in camp and looking good, by most accounts. But any kind of hesitation from a guy who relies on beating defenders with speed, quickness and change-of-direction is noteworthy. Especially with talented rookie Derrius Guice added to the backfield. Thompson continues to be overvalued at his early-7th-round ADP.

Redskins RB Chris Thompson is ready for the start of training camp after going down with a broken leg last November. "I'm feeling pretty good right now, I will start practicing w/ the guys from day one but just taking it slowly," he said Monday. "The focus is to really be ready by that first regular season game." That broken leg shouldn't be a factor this year, but Thompson's lengthy injury history remains a concern. It's also possible he loses targets with the return of TE Jordan Reed and the addition of rookie RB Derrius Guice. We're avoiding Thompson at his 7th-round ADP.

Receiving ability is the biggest on-field question for Redskins rookie RB Derrius Guice. He totaled just 32 catches across 3 seasons at LSU, topping out at 18 last year. But he's impressed in that facet this spring. "Any questions about his ability catching passes are over," insider JP Finlay writes. HC Jay Gruden, meanwhile, said "it's been very exciting" watching Guice in the passing game. Chris Thompson figures to remain Washington's primary pass-catching back this season. But if Guice can even tally 25-30 receptions, he'll have a shot to out-produce his current RB21 ADP.

The Redskins stopped LSU RB Derrius Guice’s slide, taking him with the 59th overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft. Guice reportedly slipped due to a bad pre-draft process which included missing meetings and workouts. Off-field stuff aside, he’s a borderline 1st-round talent. Guice was uber-productive on the ground for the Tigers, totaling 3,074 yards and 29 TDs on a 6.5 yards-per-carry average over the past 3 seasons. He ripped off 7.8 yards per carry across 2015 and 2016 in the same backfield as Leonard Fournette, who averaged 6.5 in those 2 seasons (although Fournette played through an ankle injury in 2016). Guice dealt a knee injury last year and saw his yards per carry dip to 5.3. When healthy, though, this guy is a explosive, tenacious runner who’s drawn Marshawn Lynch comps. The biggest question with Guice is his pass-catching ability. He caught just 32 balls over the past 3 seasons — although it’s worth noting that this current LSU offense doesn’t use its RBs in the passing game. Fournette, for example, totaled 40 receptions in 3 college seasons and then caught 36 balls as a rookie. This is a nice landing spot for Guice, who will only need to beat out Samaje Perine and Rob Kelley for the lead ball-carrying role. RB Chris Thompson will continue to dominate the pass-catching work.

Washington RB Chris Thompson had surgery on his fractured right fibula in early December and told ESPN's John Keim he expects to be back in time for the start of training camp. The expected recovery timeline is 4-6 months. We'll keep an eye on his progress throughout the offseason after Thompson grew into a key offensive role in 2017. Regardless of his status, however, we'd expect Washington to again address a backfield that struggled largely outside of Thompson's efforts.

Redskins RB Chris Thompson has a fractured fibula and needs surgery, HC Jay Gruden said after Sunday's loss to the Saints. It's a season-ending injury for Thompson. This is a massive loss for Washington. Thompson entered Week 11 leading the team in both rushing and receiving yards. There's no one else on the roster who can do what he does. RB Samaje Perine saw some passing-down action vs. the Saints but dropped 1 of his 2 targets. He might get a slight boost in that facet going forward, but don't expect big receiving production. Most of Thompson's targets figure to be spread among Washington's WRs and TEs.


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