Arik Armstead
Arik Armstead
25-Year-Old Defensive EndDE
San Francisco 49ers
Questionable
Injury Hand
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Armstead will need to turn things around quickly, as he has remained below 20 tackles and three sacks in each of his first three seasons. A large contributor to that is injuries, which held him out for 18 games in the last two campaigns. A hamstring injury has surfaced in camp now, and he's in danger of missing Week 1. Fantasy owners should be wary of the 24-year-old, as the presence of rookie Jullian Taylor could eat into his playing time even when he is deemed healthy to return. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $9.84 million contract with the 49ers in May of 2015. 49ers exercised $9.05 million team option for 2019 in April of 2018.
Sticks with 49ers
DESan Francisco 49ers
Hand
March 1, 2019
The 49ers plan to keep Armstead (hand) on the roster for 2019, Chris Biderman of The Sacramento Bee reports.
ANALYSIS
The team picked up Armstead's fifth-year option for 2019 last April, but his $9 million salary doesn't become guaranteed until the start of the new league year in March. The 25-year-old was limited to only 14 games between 2016 and 2017, but he played in all 16 games last season with career highs in tackles (48) and sacks (three).
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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Measurables Review
How do Arik Armstead's measurables compare to other defensive ends?
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
6' 7"
 
Weight
292 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
5.06 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.53 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.57 sec
 
Vertical Jump
34.0 in
 
Broad Jump
117 in
 
Bench Press
24 reps
 
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Matchup Edge: Breakout Spot for Zeke
October 20, 2017
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Team Previews: San Francisco 49ers
July 27, 2017
Josh Fathollahi takes a look at the 49ers as they transition to the Kyle Shanahan era.
IDP Analysis: LOB Gets Healthy
IDP Analysis: LOB Gets Healthy
November 10, 2016
November 10, 2016
Mario Puig looks at the ups and downs for IDPs this week, including the return of Seattle strong safety Kam Chancellor, who will make the Legion of Boom complete again.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
2015
The 2015 first-round pick is entering make-or-break territory with the 49ers after two unimpressive and injury-plagued seasons. Assuming good health, we could see the best version of Armstead after he reported to camp at a much-lighter 275 pounds. He was used as a run-stuffer in the 49ers' previous 3-4 defense, but the 23-year-old will line up as a traditional defensive end in Robert Saleh's revamped 4-3 scheme, which could result in higher sack totals for Armstead. His new size and role could result in IDP relevance for the first time in his career.
Armstead was eased into action during his rookie season, only participating in 33 percent of team’s defensive snaps and finishing with 19 tackles and a pair of sacks. He is projected to start at one of the 3-4 defensive end positions during his sophomore campaign and has the size and strength to be a disruptive force in the backfield.
Armstead will compete for the starting left defensive end spot vacated by Justin Smith. He is considered raw, but he can earn the spot with a strong showing during training camp. Either way, he likely won't record enough sacks to be relevant in IDP leagues this season.
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Suffers broken hand
DESan Francisco 49ers
Hand
December 31, 2018
Armstead said he fractured his hand Week 16 against the Bears and played with a club during Sunday's loss to the Rams, Chris Biderman of The Sacramento Bee reports.
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Suits up Saturday
DESan Francisco 49ers
August 26, 2018
Armstead (hamstring) returned to action Saturday, logging 22 defensive snaps and finishing with a tackle in a preseason loss to the Colts.
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Expected to play Saturday
DESan Francisco 49ers
Hamstring
August 23, 2018
49ers coach Kyle Shanahan anticipates Armstead (hamstring) playing in Saturday's preseason game against the Colts, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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Sidelined multiple weeks with hamstring issue
DESan Francisco 49ers
Foot
August 1, 2018
Armstead is slated to miss multiple weeks due to a hamstring injury, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
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Week-to-week with foot injury
DESan Francisco 49ers
Foot
July 31, 2018
Armstead (foot) is considered week-to-week during training camp, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
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