Arik Armstead
Arik Armstead
25-Year-Old Defensive EndDE
San Francisco 49ers
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Armstead finally put it all together in his fourth year as a pro, recording 45 tackles and three sacks while, most importantly, staying healthy for an entire season for the first time since his rookie year. The former first-round pick was rewarded by having his fifth year picked up by San Francisco this past offseason. The team added two traditional 4-3 defensive ends in Nick Bosa and Dee Ford, which likely moves Armstead to the inside on most formations. He will have to compete with Solomon Thomas for snaps this season, but neither is expected to have a huge fantasy impact due to their pedestrian sack totals. 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.
Returns to sack column
DESan Francisco 49ers
October 20, 2019
Armstead had three tackles (two solo) and a sack in Sunday's 9-0 win at Washington.
ANALYSIS
Armstead struggled through much of his first four seasons in San Francisco, but he's been productive through the first six games this year. The 2015 first-round pick has 23 tackles (13 solo) and has already set a career high with 3.5 sacks.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
San Francisco 49ers49ers 2019 DE Snap Distribution See more data like this
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249
118
232
123
136
54
132
47
114
58
33
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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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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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.
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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Gets another sack
DESan Francisco 49ers
September 19, 2019
Armstead tallied three tackles (two solo) and one sack during Sunday's win over the Bengals.
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Tallies five tackles in win
DESan Francisco 49ers
September 9, 2019
Armstead recorded five total tackles and a sack in Sunday's 31-17 victory over the Buccaneers.
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Returns to practice
DESan Francisco 49ers
August 14, 2019
Armstead (calf) returned to practice in full Tuesday, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
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Not practicing Wednesday
DESan Francisco 49ers
Calf
August 7, 2019
Armstead did not practice Wednesday due to a calf injury, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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Working with starters
DESan Francisco 49ers
June 20, 2019
Armstead operated as a starter during offseason workouts, but that could change when Nick Bosa (hamstring) returns from injury, Grant Cohn of the Press Democrat reports.
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