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|Since Chris Thompson began getting regular playing time in 2015, he has averaged 4.6 targets per game he has played. That has turned into 3.4 receptions per game. He also has 4.8 yards per rush and has scored 15 touchdowns. Those numbers are not eye-popping, but they at least should paint the picture of an effective third-down back. The glaring knock on Thompson is that he has consistently dealt with injuries, and has only played 16 games once. Much of that likely has to do with his small stature, but he may also simply be more prone to get injured.
Jay Gruden liked what he saw in Washington enough to bring him down to Jacksonville, so there is already a familiarity not only with Gruden but also with the scheme Gruden will run. That should enable Thompson to be ready to contribute much more quickly, and it is likely he will play on every third down, and maybe a bit on other downs as well. In PPR leagues, Thompson is a shrewd late-round option, as he could become a valuable player if the Jaguars' offense plays better this season.
| Jaguars place RB Devine Ozigbo on IR|
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Sep 10, 9:30 am
|We have signed RB Dare Ogunbowale (@DGO23_) to the active roster. To make room on the roster, we placed RB Devine Ozigbo (hamstring) on the reserve/injured list. (Jaguars on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: The Jags are scraping the bottom of the barrel at running back. James Robinson is expected to get the start against the Colts but expect to see a lot of Chris Thompson on passing downs as well. Both are worthy of Flex consideration.
|Ryquell Armstread placed on COVID-19 list for second time|
Devine Ozigbo, James Robinson and Chris Thompson remain
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Sep 4, 4:42 pm
|The Jaguars have placed RB Ryquell Armstead on the reserve/COVID list. It's the second time Armstead has been placed on the list this preseason.
He is a possible starter in their backfield following the release of Leonard Fournette. (Field Yates on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: The Jaguars have a jumbled mess in their backfield after the release of Fournette. Armstead along with Devine Ozigbo, James Robinson and Chris Thompson are left on the depth chart with Thompson handling a good portion of third down duties. It's going to be hard to peg a RB to own for fantasy owners drafting this weekend. Given the Jags are projected to be one of the worst teams in the league, investing anything but a late-round dart throw is understandable.