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Jay Gruden says Washington won’t overload Chris Thompson

Jay Gruden won’t increase Thompson’s workload, also hates your fantasy team.

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Chris Thompson has quickly taken the fantasy world by storm despite the relative lack of playing time he’s received. Thompson only has 14 carries and 13 catches this season, but he has made every touch count, with 119 yards on the ground (8.5 yards per carry) and 231 yards through the air (good for 17.8 yards per catch). Throw in a pair of both rushing and receiving touchdowns and you’d think head coach Jay Gruden would be chomping at the bit to get Thompson more touches.

Welp, think again.

“He’s going to keep pushing me for them, but he’s not going to get them,” Gruden said, via ESPN.

Gruden went on to state that Rob Kelley is still “our No. 1 lead dog” and will be the starting running back when he returns from injury.

Given the level of production that Thompson has had through three weeks, I’m slightly stunned that Gruden isn’t entertaining the notion that he deserves more playing time. The dude is averaging a staggering 10.6 yards per touch. But no matter how much we fantasy owners beg, it seems that we can expect Thompson to stay in the same role he’s had to start this season. Which, again, we can’t really complain about. Best just count your blessings you got Thompson and watch him continue to destroy everything in his path.

Poll

If you were head coach of Washington, how many touches a game would you give Thompson?

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    5-7
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    8-10
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    11-13
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  • 55%
    14-16
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  • 35%
    20+
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  • 5%
    I’d play only Wild Cat & have him handle every single snap!
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