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|Chris Thompson is coming off shoulder surgery so his roster spot could be in jeopardy, but if he sticks and remains healthy he should see a significant role in the passing game. He caught 35 passes for 240 yards and 2 touchdowns last season and was a favorite of Gruden due to his quickness and explosiveness out of the backfield. He was also effective in a limited role running the ball, but itís hard to imagine him holding up for a full season with a heavier workload. Should the team resign Pierre Thomas it likely means that Thompsonís shoulder is not healing well and would likely signal the end to Thompsonís tenure with the team. However if he sticks around Thompson makes a decent waive wire add in PPR leagues to cover for bye weeks and injuries.
| TE Jordan Reed feeling better, RB Matt Jones isn't|
Tight end declares himself 'symptom free'
By: Jake Gordon | Wed Oct 26, 6:33 pm
|ASHBURN, Va. -- Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed reached this same point a week ago as a limited participant in practice. But he then missed two more days when his concussion symptoms returned.
Reed is confident this time is different.
"I'm feeling 100 percent," Reed said. "I feel symptom-free. Running back Matt Jones was a new addition to the list of injured players. The Redskins' starting back felt pain in his knee when he tried to cut. Gruden said he was OK when running straight ahead. If Jones can't play, Gruden said rookie Robert Kelley would be the starter but that third-down back Chris Thompson would remain a key part of the game plan.
FFToday's Take: Jordan Reed owners will be given a pretty good indication on his playing status if he is on the plane when the team travels to London. He still needs medical clearance so check back later in the week. The backfield situation, however, isn't so clear with Matt Jones (knee) looking iffy to play against the Bengals. Rob Kelley would get the start and split carries with Chris Thompson if Jones was held out of action. Kelley has a 4.4 YPC on 17 rushing attempts this season but without knowing how the team will deploy the carries all Washington runners are risky fantasy bets for Week 8.
|Matt Jones could see carries reduced|
RB has lost two fumbles in 2016 after four as a rookie
By: Doug Orth | Mon Oct 24, 6:20 pm
|HC Jay Gruden says Matt Jones fumbling a 'tough deal." He understands magnitude of fumbling the football. Could see carries cut. (Liz Clarke on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Chris Thompson (5-8, 195 pounds) benefited the most from this development in Week 7, but Rob Kelley (6-0, 228) makes the most sense to get the early-down touches if Jones is going to be a part-timer back. For now, this backfield should be considered a true three-man committee, rendering all three players as bench players in most leagues.
| Sprained shoulder for RB Matt Jones|
Returned to sideline with left shoulder in a sling
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Aug 19, 8:00 pm
|Washington Redskins running back Matt Jones suffered an AC sprain in his left shoulder during the first quarter in Friday's game against the New York Jets. Jones left for the locker room to undergo X-rays and later returned to the sideline with his left shoulder in a sling. (NFL.com)|
FFToday's Take: These type of injuries don't come with a specific timetable but its possible Jones could return for Week 1. Chris Thompson has been operating as the No.2 running back but will likely form a committee with Keith Marshall and/or Rob Kelly if Jones were to miss a significant amount of time. Expect Jones' ADP to slip a round or two over the weekend unless a more definite timetable for return is made public.