Washington will be short a couple offensive weapons in Week 7 when they host the San Francisco 49ers. Running back Chris Thompson sat out practice all week with a toe injury, and has been ruled out for Sunday. Vernon Davis was listed as limited all week while remaining in the concussion protocol and has been ruled out.
Thompson suffered his injury late in the team’s win last week against Miami. The injury has been described as a mild case of turf toe. He finished the day with three rushes for 12 yards and two catches for eight yards. Meanwhile, Davis suffered his concussion in Week 4, and while he is getting some workouts in, he has still not been cleared as asymptomatic.
Fantasy football analysis: RB Chris Thompson, TE Vernon Davis
Adrian Peterson looks to benefit from this injury, but look for Wendell Smallwood to get work in the passing game — an area where Thompson had excelled. One player to watch for is Craig Reynolds, who got some first team work earlier in the week. He is on Washington’s practice squad, so he would need to be promoted by Saturday afternoon. AP is the guy to start in fantasy football, although he faces a stout 49ers defensive front seven, so lower expectations.
In Davis’ absence, Jeremy Sprinkle will get another start at tight end. He caught two passes for 24 yards last week.