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Running Back, Washington Redskins

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College: Tulane
DOB: 1992-10-03 Age: 25
RB Rank Tier ADP-12
#35 6 6.05

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Season Team G Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2016 WAS 14 168 704 4.2 6 18 12 82 6.8 1 120.6 8.6
2017 WAS 7 62 194 3.1 3 7 4 18 4.5 0 39.2 5.6
2017 (Projected) WAS   183 786 4.3 5   10 72 7.2 0 115.8  

2017 Outlook
Depth Chart
Kelley ran away with the starting job beginning Week 8 last season taking over for fumble-prone Matt Jones, who is out of the picture and buried on the depth chart. Rookie Samaje Perine, and third-down back Chris Thompson join Kelley as a likely three-headed monster for Jay Gruden in 2017.

"Fat Rob" finished with a respectable 704 yards and seven total touchdowns in 2016, but his 4.2 yard per carry average, including 3.4 in his final four games did not separate him enough to make him the clear-cut starter in 2017 but is instead penciled in to receive the bulk of the carries on early-downs the time Week 1 rolls around. With Perine, a talented rookie taken in the fourth round out of Oklahoma in the mix, Kelley could be in for a timeshare or lose his starting role altogether depending on how well Perine plays to start the season. Expect Chris Thompson to play his usual third-down role and garner 2-7 rushing attempts per game.

Fan. Tm. Player
RB1RB3 Samaje Perine
RB2RB5 Byron Marshall
RB3RB4 Keith Marshall
RB4RB1 Rob Kelley
RB5RB2 Chris Thompson
Redskins Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Redskins place Rob Kelley on IR
Chris Thompson and Samaje Parine to split backfield duties
By: Jake Gordon | Tue Nov 14, 7:00 pm

Washington Redskins
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.

Injury Rob Kelley suffers ankle, knee injuries
High ankle aprain, MCL injury
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Nov 13, 11:43 am

Washington Redskins
Rough Sunday for #Redskins RB Rob Kelley: After tests this morning, Kelley was diagnosed with a high-ankle sprain AND a grade 1/2 MCL sprain in his knee. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: This sounds like Kelley will miss some time meaning Samaje Perine should get some run on early-downs over the next few weeks. He doesn't have much of a ceiling but will be a TD-dependent RB2 moving forward.

Injury Rob Kelley likely to be limited
Nursing ankle injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Nov 5, 7:30 am

Washington Redskins
#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.

Injury Jordan Reed out, Crowder questionable
Vernon Davis to start at TE
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Nov 3, 1:30 pm

Washington Redskins
Washington ruled out TEs Jordan Reed and Niles Paul for Sunday at Seattle. OT Trent Williams doubtful, RB Rob Kelley and Jamison Crowder Q. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Reed will miss Week 9 with a hamstring injury while Crowder will go through a workout on Saturday to determine his status. Crowder has missed practice all week. If he sits, Ryan Grant should see increased work along side Josh Doctson and Terrelle Pryor.

Injury Rob Kelley a "long shot" to play
Ankle injury
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Oct 11, 2:01 pm

Washington Redskins
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.

Injury Jordan Reed listed as questionable

By: Mike Krueger | Sat Sep 30, 1:10 pm

Washington Redskins
The Washington Redskins head into Monday night’s matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs with running back Rob Kelley (rib), wide receiver Jamison Crowder (hamstring) tight end Jordan Reed (rib/sternum) as questionable. The Pro Bowl tight end is confident he can play Monday evening as he’s been regaining strength and functionality in his core. As he’s been limited in practices recently, Reed’s worked with the wide receivers during individual drills. (

FFToday's Take: It sounds like both Kelley and Reed will give it a go Monday night. It would be wise for Reed owners to grab Vernon Davis off the waiver wire (if possible) in case he's a surprise inactive. Kelley should slide back into the starting role over Samaje Perine.

Injury Rob Kelley still "lead dog" when healthy
Redskins emphasize
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Tue Sep 26, 10:26 am

Washington Redskins
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 [78] 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.

Injury Rob Kelley not expected to play Week 3
Rib injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Sep 24, 7:00 am

Washington Redskins
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

Washington Redskins
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.

Injury Rob Kelley, Jordan Reed day-to-day
Rib injury for RB, chest contusion for TE
By: Doug Orth | Mon Sep 18, 5:15 pm

Washington Redskins
Redskins HC Jay Gruden says RB Rob Kelley (rib cartilage) and TE Jordan Reed (chest contusion) are day-to-day. Nothing major. ( - Ian Rapoport)

FFToday's Take: It appears Kelley got lucky, as the team had feared a fractured rib. Gruden hinted Monday he expects to have a better idea about his running back's status by Wednesday. Reed is unlikely to miss any time with the chest injury, although his toe remains a concern. As of now, expect both players to play next Sunday night against the Raiders.

Redskins finally release RB Matt Jones
Rob Kelley, Samaje Perine the RBs to own in Washington
By: Mike Krueger | Sat Sep 2, 2:00 pm

Washington Redskins
The Redskins have finally ended running back Matt Jones’s tenure a year after handing him the starting job. Jones lost his job halfway through last season after failing to cure his fumbling woes. Rob Kelley replaced him in the lineup, and team officials entered the offseason with plans to stick with Kelley as the starter and also used a fourth-round pick on Oklahoma running back Samaje Perine. (Washington Post)

FFToday's Take: The writing was on the wall early in the off-season and today the Redskins finally made it official. If he can get a handle on his fumbling issues, Jones could carve out a role with another team.

2017 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
1 PHI L 17-30 10 30 3.0 0 1 0 0 - 0 3.0
2 at LAR W 27-20 12 78 6.5 0 0 0 0 - 0 7.8
4 at KC L 20-29 7 23 3.3 0 1 0 0 - 0 2.3
7 at PHI L 24-34 7 16 2.3 0 2 2 14 7.0 0 3.0
8 DAL L 19-33 8 19 2.4 1 1 0 0 - 0 7.9
9 at SEA W 17-14 14 18 1.3 2 0 0 0 - 0 13.8
10 MIN L 30-38 4 10 2.5 0 2 2 4 2.0 0 1.4

2016 Gamelog Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  RushingReceiving Fantasy
Week Opp Result Att Yard Avg TDTarget Rec Yard Avg TD FPts
3 at NYG W 29-27 4 7 1.8 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.7
4 CLE W 31-20 1 4 4.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.4
5 at BAL W 16-10 3 18 6.0 0 0 0 0 - 0 1.8
6 PHI W 27-20 5 59 11.8 0 0 0 0 - 0 5.9
7 at DET L 17-20 4 15 3.8 0 1 1 1 1.0 1 7.6
8 at CIN T 27-27 21 87 4.1 1 2 0 0 - 0 14.7
10 MIN W 26-20 22 97 4.4 0 1 1 -2 -2.0 0 9.5
11 GB W 42-24 24 137 5.7 3 2 0 0 - 0 31.7
12 at DAL L 26-31 14 37 2.6 0 2 2 5 2.5 0 4.2
13 at ARI L 23-31 14 63 4.5 0 1 0 0 - 0 6.3
14 at PHI W 27-22 16 63 3.9 1 2 2 25 12.5 0 14.8
15 CAR L 15-26 9 8 0.9 1 4 4 47 11.8 0 11.5
16 at CHI W 41-21 19 76 4.0 0 3 2 6 3.0 0 8.2
17 NYG L 10-19 12 33 2.8 0 0 0 0 - 0 3.3

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