Arik Armstead
Arik Armstead
24-Year-Old Defensive EndDE
San Francisco 49ers
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.
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.
ANALYSIS
Armstead had been sidelined for the past three weeks with a hamstring injury, but his return puts him back on track to start the regular season healthy. The 24-year-old should start opposite Solomon Thomas at defensive end this year, but he could find himself subbed out on passing downs due to his lack of pass-rush ability (just six sacks over first three seasons).
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Snap Counts
  • 2018 Defensive Snaps:
    113
  • 2018 Special Teams Snaps:
    5
 
Def Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2016
335
8
2017
305
28
2018
113
5
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other DEs)

Height:   6' 7"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   292 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   5.06 sec
GREAT
Shuttle Time:   4.53 sec
GREAT
Cone Drill:   7.57 sec
GOOD
Arm Length:   0.00 in
Not Available
Hand Length:   0.00 in
Not Available
Vertical Jump:   34 in
ELITE
Broad Jump:   117 in
ELITE
Bench Press:   24 reps
AVERAGE
San Francisco 49ers Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
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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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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Recovering from foot surgery
DESan Francisco 49ers
Foot
May 18, 2018
Armstead underwent minor foot surgery earlier this offseason, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Fifth-year option exercised
DESan Francisco 49ers
April 30, 2018
The 49ers exercised the fifth-year option on Armstead's rookie contract Monday, Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com reports.
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