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Who The Fuck Is That Guy? Fantasy Football 2020: Ryquell Armstead

Ryquell Armstead
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Welcome to another part of the “Who The Fuck Is That Guy” series. “Who The Fuck Is That Guy” is how we finish every episode of the Vendetta Sports Fantasy Show on our Youtube Channel. Everyone gives a player that no one knows about and no one will ever draft. However somehow, someway they will win you your fantasy league. Today we’re looking at Ryquell Armstead, running back for the Jacksonville Jaguars and Alex’s pick in episode 5.

Background Information

Ryquell Armstead is a 23 year old running back out of Temple. He was drafted in the 5th round of the 2019 NFL Draft. During his final year at Temple, Armstead scored 13 rushing touchdowns, acquired 1098 rushing yards on 210 carries for an average of 5.2 yards per carry. Armstead averaged 4.9 yards per carry in his entire college career. He also finished with 34 career rushing touchdowns. This proves he can be very effective as a runner.

Fantasy Flashes

Ryquell Armstead may have been a rookie in 2019 but he was effective and showed promise in 2019. Specifically in Week 4 against the Denver Broncos. During that game Armstead had 42 rushing yards on 8 carries for an average of 5.3 yards. He also caught 1 pass for 7 yards and 1 receiving touchdown. That totals 10.9 points in standard leagues and 11.9 in PPR leagues. While it may not seem like much, it’s a game to build upon. Another game to look at is Week 17 against the Indianapolis Colts. Armstead racked up 33 rushing yards as well as 5 catches for 52 yards and 1 touchdown. That totals 14.5 fantasy points in standard leagues and 19.5 points in PPR leagues. That production is both something to improve on and something that should not be ignored.

Per NFL.com

Fantasy Potential

Ryquell Armstead’s potential is both from what he showed as a rookie but more importantly the inconsistency with Leonard Fournette. Fournette’s touchdown production has decreased every year. In 2018 Fournette had 5 rushing touchdowns in 8 games, in 2019 he had 3 touchdowns in 15 games. Sometimes he looks like the first round pick he was and sometimes he looks like anything but that. That inconsistency is what leaves the door open for Ryquell to see the field and produce for both the Jaguars and you.

Ryquell Armstead’s Path To Playing Time

Ryquell Armstead can easily see the field in 2020 for the Jaguars. Don’t let the fact that he’s listed as the third string running back on Jacksonville’s depth chart fool you, he can and will see the field. As I’ve already mentioned, Leonard Fournette is extremely inconsistent. As for Chris Thompson, don’t worry about him. Thompson hasn’t played a full season since 2016 and only has a career high of 356 rushing yards in 2016 and a career high of 510 receiving yards in 2017. Armstead has more potential, is younger and overall the better player than Chris Thompson. It won’t be long before Ryquell Armstead gets a significant number of touches. When that happens, it’s worth signing Armstead to your fantasy team.

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