Ryquell Armstead
Ryquell Armstead
23-Year-Old Running BackRB
Jacksonville Jaguars
2020 Fantasy Outlook
While he suited up for all 16 games, Armstead didn't see much action in the Jaguars' backfield in 2019 as Leonard Fournette piled up a career-high 341 touches. When he did get a chance to show what he could do in Week 17, the rookie came through with 85 yards and a TD on 15 touches. Much like the player ahead of him on the depth chart, Armstead is a power back who prefers running through defenders rather than around them, but he does have some surprising speed in the open field - 4.45 40-yard dash at the 2019 combine. He's not a natural receiver, and while that didn't stop Jacksonville from force-feeding targets to Fournette last year, new offensive coordinator Jay Gruden might have other ideas, especially with Chris Thompson now on the roster to handle third downs. Armstead would vault into the early down and goal-line roles if Fournette gets hurt or traded - something that was rumored throughout the offseason - but until then his workload likely will be limited. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $2.87 million contract with the Jaguars in May of 2019.
Scores in spot start
RBJacksonville Jaguars
December 29, 2019
Armstead rushed 10 times for 33 yards and caught five of nine targets for 67 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 38-20 win over Indianapolis.
ANALYSIS
Armstead got the nod as starter filling in for the ill Leonard Fournette. The rookie fifth-round pick can't match Fournette's prowess on the ground, but he was able to provide a solid fantasy performance with his work in the passing game. Armstead had just 25 touches over the previous 15 games as a back, so there is nearly zero value to be had behind a workhorse like Fournette next season.
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How do Ryquell Armstead's 2019 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Broken Tackle %
14.3%
 
Positive Run %
82.9%
 
% Yds After Contact
69.4%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.1
 
Rushing TD %
0.0%
 
Touches Per Game
3.1
 
% Snaps w/Touch
32.2%
 
Air Yards Per Game
2.4
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.26
 
% Team Air Yards
0.9%
 
% Team Targets
4.3%
 
Avg Depth of Target
1.6 Yds
 
Catch Rate
58.3%
 
Drop Rate
8.3%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
8.1
 
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2019 Ryquell Armstead Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Ryquell Armstead's measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 11"
 
Weight
220 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.45 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.29 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.02 sec
 
Vertical Jump
30.0 in
 
Broad Jump
114 in
 
Bench Press
22 reps
 
Hand Length
9.13 in
 
Arm Length
30.63 in
 
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2019 Fantasy Outlook
Sometimes, a player is just a great fit for a team's personality. A 220-pounder who runs with good power and a strong motor who never quits, Armstead is the kind of back who could thrive in a smashmouth offense like the one the Jaguars hope to feature. He doesn't possess great vision or patience, but his burst allows him to widen a hole if he didn't wait long enough for it to fully develop, and while he's more slippery than elusive, he can avoid getting squared up and gain yards after contact as a result. The fifth-round pick out of Temple is a solid blocker but doesn't offer much as a receiver, so his role could be limited to giving Leonard Fournette a breather, rather than serving as a true complementary piece to Jacksonville's starter. If Fournette should break down again, Armstead would instantly vault into the fantasy equation.
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Expected to start for ill Fournette
RBJacksonville Jaguars
December 29, 2019
Armstead is expected to serve as the Jaguars' starting running back Sunday against the Colts, the Associated Press reports.
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May be needed as Fournette fill-in
RBJacksonville Jaguars
December 27, 2019
Coach Doug Marrone mentioned Armstead and Devine Ozigbo as candidates to see added snaps out of the Jacksonville backfield Sunday against the Colts with top option Leonard Fournette (neck) listed as questionable for the contest, John Oehser of the Jaguars' official site reports.
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Receives another carry
RBJacksonville Jaguars
December 24, 2019
Armstead had one carry for two yards during Sunday's loss to the Falcons.
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Receives one carry
RBJacksonville Jaguars
December 16, 2019
Armstead had one rush attempt for one yard during Sunday's win at Oakland.
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Gains seven yards
RBJacksonville Jaguars
December 10, 2019
Armstead ran for seven yards on two carries and was unable to haul in either of his targets during Sunday's 45-10 loss to the Chargers.
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