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Injuries have plagued Chris Thompson’s career, and the seemingly negligent medical staff in Washington doesn’t help. However, we can’t deny what Thompson has been able to do in his role without getting a ton of touches.
Since 2015, when Thompson has had 5+ targets, he’s averaged 14.43 PPR fantasy points per game. And these are games in which he averaged only 5.32 rush attempts per game, so it’s not like he only gets that type of work when he’s the main guy due to injuries around him.
Last year, he started the season catching 6 of 7 balls for 63 yards and a TD, then followed that up by catching 13 of 14 for 92 yards in Week 2. He did hurt his ribs in that 2nd game against the Colts, and we waited all season for that to get better, and it didn’t; he was limited the rest of the way.
Thompson is a perfect depth pick who you can get in the 14th round, which is an absurd price. His efficient brings you high-end RB2 upside in any game he’s healthy for, especially with the lack of legitimate targets in the passing game on the Redskins. He’s played the same role under Jay Gruden for years now, and he’ll remain a staple in the passing game.
No risk at that price, only upside.