| Chris Thompson carted off, broken fibula|
Out for the season
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Nov 19, 8:00 pm
|Washington Redskins running back Chris Thompson broke his right fibula late in the third quarter Sunday against the Saints and was carted off the field. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: Thompson was the Redskins leading rusher and receiver heading into the game. His absence will be sorely missed by a team struggling to get production from its wide receivers. Samaje Perine handled his biggest workload of the season (23 carries) and will be the feature back moving forward.
| Redskins place Rob Kelley on IR|
Chris Thompson and Samaje Parine to split backfield duties
By: Jake Gordon | Tue Nov 14, 7:00 pm
|The Washington Redskins placed starting running back Rob Kelley and inside linebacker Will Compton on injured reserve. (Washington Times)|
FFToday's Take: Chris Thompson and Samaje Parine will continue to shoulder the load for the Redskins this season. Both players have fantasy relevance the rest of the way with Thompson being the preferred option this week as a RB2 with upside in a road game against the Saints.
| Rob Kelley likely to be limited|
Nursing ankle injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Nov 5, 7:30 am
|#Redskins RB Rob Kelley, listed as questionable and still nursing an ankle injury, is expected to play. But he won't have a full workload. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Despite getting some early-down work Kelley isn't a real option for fantasy owners. Chris Thompson is the back to own in Washington and is a viable RB2 especially in PPR leagues. Kelley hasn't seen double-digit carries since Week 2.
| Rob Kelley a "long shot" to play|
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Oct 11, 2:01 pm
|Washington Redskins Retweeted Washington Redskins
Gruden says LT Trent Williams (knee) could play this week while RB Rob Kelley (ankle) is a "long shot" to play. (Redskins on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: With Kelley likely on the sidelines, Samaje Perine and Chris Thompson will handle the running back duties with Perine getting most of the early-down work. Both will have flex appeal against a 49ers defense allowing the 4th most fantasy points to running backs.
| Rob Kelley still "lead dog" when healthy|
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Tue Sep 26, 10:26 am
|Rob Kelley is still nursing sore ribs stemming from the Week 2 win over the Rams, but when he returns, he'll be the No. 1 back. "He got  yards rushing in a quarter and a half last week, so he's still our No. 1 lead dog," Redskins coach Jay Gruden said. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: Kelley should practice Wednesday, albeit in a limited role. The Redskins don't play again until Monday night at Kansas City. Samaje Perine also bruised his hand in Sunday night's win over the Raiders and fumbled on the same play. For now, it appears that Kelley's status as the starter is safe. Chris Thompson saw 14 touches on Sunday, which is on the higher end of how much work they want to give him. They're well aware of his value, which is why they want to make sure he plays 16 games, Gruden said.
| Rob Kelley not expected to play Week 3|
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Sep 24, 7:00 am
|Washington RB Rob Kelley, listed as questionable with rib injury, is not expected to play Sunday night vs Raiders, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Kelley was able to practice on a limited basis this week, but it appears he will gives his ribs another week to heal. In his absence, expect Samaje Perine to see the bulk of early-down work with Chris Thompson handling third downs. Both are flex considerations against the Raiders.
|HC Gruden: We'll be "careful" with Chris Thompson|
Washington RB will get more touches, but not full-time work
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Tue Sep 19, 10:59 am
|Jay Gruden's comments on Chris Thompson: "But he's so important to us on third down we just have to be careful," he said. "He's not the biggest guy in the world. We don't want him to get 20-25 carries a game and get a lot of pounding on that body. He's definitely needed in pass protection and the routes and all that stuff on third down and red zone. So we'll try to expand his role a little bit, but we don't want to go too crazy with him." (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: With Rob Kelley nursing a cartilage rib injury, Thompson could see an increased workload, but won't be the full-time back -- as Samaje Perine will handle much of the standard rushing duties in early downs. Both Perine and Thompson should be owned in 12-team leagues, with Thompson the more valuable back right now, especially in PPR formats.