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Running Back, Washington Redskins

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College: Tulane
DOB: 1992-10-03 Age: 24
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 2 22 108 4.9 0 1 0 0 - 0 10.8 5.4
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
RB1RB1 Rob Kelley
RB2RB2 Chris Thompson
RB3RB3 Samaje Perine
RB4RB4 Mack Brown
RB5RB5 Keith Marshall
Redskins Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
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. (NFL.com - 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.


Matt Jones fighting for roster spot
Redskins taking six RBs to training camp
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Jun 28, 10:30 am

Washington Redskins
As it stands, the Redskins will carry six backs into training camp next month in Richmond: Kelley, Perine, third-down specialist Chris Thompson, Brown, Matt Jones and Keith Marshall. Jordan wants to see Jones fight to distinguish himself among them. "Matt has played some football and made some plays for us early in his career. So now, it’s about just rekindling what he had before." (Washington Post)

FFToday's Take: Jones was benched midway through last season for fumbling issues and didn't take it very well. The Redskins reportedly attempted to trade Jones prior to the draft and Jones missed voluntary workouts this off-season. For now, he's on the outside looking in at Rob Kelley, Samaje Perine and Thompson.



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

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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