Chris Thompson did not practice on Wednesday due to a "mild case of turf toe." Washington did work out Josh Ferguson and look to be preparing for the possibility that Thompson will miss Sunday's game against the 49ers.
Chris Thompson has been a low floor PPR back this season but even a mild case of turf toe could sap his ability. Adrian Peterson won't see any extra work if he is out, as Thompson is strictly a receiving back and Peterson is limited in that area. Against the 49ers tough defense this week, you likely won't want to start any Washington back as it is.
In our report from earlier in the day about Foreman getting released, Crockett wasn't listed among the favorites to see the time Foreman was getting, but this tweet is quite the opposite. Crockett is a name to keep an eye on especially for those who end up with Miller in fantasy drafts. Reports are now saying Crockett could slip into the role Foreman had.
This is a bit of a surprise. The tweet went on to say the Texans weren’t happy with his work habits. Ferguson, Howell and Jones seem the likely candidates to earn the RB2 spot. Higdon and Crockett are undrafted free agents. For Miller owners, this is a story to follow in the weeks ahead.
The Indy Star indicates that overlooking Robert Turbin in the Colts running back race "would be a mistake", based on some comments from head coach Frank Reich.
“I think he brings an element of size and power and strength to the mix,” Reich said of Turbin. “We have Nyheim and (Josh Ferguson) and Marlon, when he gets back (from shoulder surgery), who has some juice. Then we have a couple guys who kind of provide us with some size and power. And Turb is one of those guys. And he’s shown it. But what I like about him is not only has he shown that size and power and strength, he’s smart, he’s good in protections and he’s good enough of a route runner that he can be a three-down back.”
Marlon Mack and Nyheim Hines are currently the only running backs being drafted from the Colts in fantasy drafts, but it appears as though Turbin could make some noise as a between-the-tackles grinder with touchdown upside, particularly if Andrew Luck is healthy and ready to go Week 1. Keep him on your watch lists as the offseason progresses.