Dri Archer
Dri Archer
28-Year-Old Running BackRB
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a one-year, $607,000 contract with the Jets in February of 2016. Waived by the Jets in May of 2016. Claimed off waivers by the Bills in May of 2016.
RBBuffalo Bills
May 18, 2016
Archer was placed on the did not report list by the Bills after being claimed by the team last week, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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The Bills signed Archer in the hopes that the speedy back could help in the return game, but he has yet to report to the team after being claimed. By placing Archer on this list, the Bills are able to sign another player to their current 90-man roster without having to release Archer. He'll remain on the list until a resolution to his status with the team occurs.
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Height
5' 8"
 
Weight
173 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.26 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.06 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.86 sec
 
Vertical Jump
38.0 in
 
Broad Jump
122 in
 
Bench Press
20 reps
 
Hand Length
8.88 in
 
Arm Length
31.00 in
 
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July 16, 2015
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Looking Ahead To 2015 & Beyond: Building A Fantasy Football Dynasty
January 3, 2015
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King for a Day: Wild Card Weekend
January 2, 2015
With Le'Veon Bell (knee) likely out, the Pittsburgh passing attack could be in for a big game against the Ravens on Saturday.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2015
2014
Although he is not big enough to be an every down back, Archer is one of the fastest players in the NFL. Limited to just 17 touches in his rookie season, Archer has great hands out of the backfield, and the Steelers will look to create opportunities to get him the ball more often. The addition of free agent DeAngelo Williams should not interfere with their plans, and Archer could be a sneaky fantasy play in the event Le’Veon Bell goes down.
The Steelers spent a third-round pick on Archer this year, immediately setting off a debate as to whether the scat back's ridiculous 4.26 40 time at the Combine is enough to make up for his undersized 5-8, 173-pound frame. Obviously, he has home-run speed, which helped him generate a ridiculous 9.0 YPC for Kent State in 2012 (and 7.8 last year). An accomplished kick returner who took four back for touchdowns in only 18 tries over his junior and senior years, he figures to slide into a return role while factoring into passing-down and gadget plays as well as sometimes lining up in the slot. Although Archer's surprisingly strong despite his slight build, it'd be surprising to see the Steelers use him much between the tackles, where Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount make their bacon.
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RBBuffalo Bills
May 10, 2016
The Bills claimed Archer off waivers Tuesday, Sal Capaccio of WGR 550 Buffalo reports.
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RBFree Agent
May 10, 2016
Archer has been released by the Jets, ESPN reports.
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RBNew York Jets
February 3, 2016
Archer was signed to a reserve-future deal by the Jets on Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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RBFree Agent
November 5, 2015
The Steelers have released Archer.
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RBPittsburgh Steelers
November 2, 2015
Archer returned two kicks for 34 yards in Sunday's loss to the Bengals.
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