Ryquell Armstead
Ryquell Armstead
24-Year-Old Running BackRB
New York Giants
2021 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Ryquell Armstead in 2021. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a four-year, $2.87 million contract with the Jaguars in May of 2019. Waived by the Jaguars in May of 2021. Claimed off waivers by the Giants in May of 2021.
Claimed off waivers
RBNew York Giants
May 18, 2021
Armstead (illness) was claimed off waivers by the Giants on Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
ANALYSIS
Armstead missed the entire 2019 season with the Jaguars due to complications from COVID-19, but he arguably landed in a better spot in terms of potential play timing with not much depth behind star running back Saquon Barkley (knee). Armstead was hospitalized on two separate occasions with COVID-19 symptoms, so it's no guarantee he'll be completely healthy for offseason OTAs. That being said, the 2019 fifth-round pick certainly has the talent to compete for a roster spot alongside veteran castoffs such as Corey Clement and Devontae Booker.
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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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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2020
2019
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 who stood 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 has an opening after the Jags waived Fournette at the end of training camp, but the team may take a committee approach to start the season, potentially using Thompson and Devine Ozigbo in conjunction with Armstead.
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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Done in Jacksonville
RBFree Agent
May 17, 2021
The Jaguars waived Armstead (illness) on Monday, John Oehser of the team's official site reports.
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Unlikely to play in 2020
RBJacksonville Jaguars
Illness
October 25, 2020
Armstead (illness) isn't expected to play this season while he continues to experience complications while recovering from COVID-19, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Expected to miss time
RBJacksonville Jaguars
Illness
September 7, 2020
While meeting with members of the media Monday, coach Doug Marrone noted that there's no timetable for the return of Armstead, who is on the Jaguars' reserve/COVID-19 list.
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Not likely to play Week 1
RBJacksonville Jaguars
Illness
September 6, 2020
Armstead, who was recently placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list for the second time, isn't likely to be available for Week 1, Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com reports.
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Heads to COVID list
RBJacksonville Jaguars
Illness
September 4, 2020
The Jaguars placed Armstead (illness) on the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, John Reid of The Florida Times-Union reports.
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