Armstead rushed 10 times for 33 yards and caught five of nine targets for 67 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 38-20 win over Indianapolis. Armstead got the nod as starter filling in for the ill Leonard Fournette. The rookie fifth-round pick can't match Fournette's prowess on the ground, but he was able to provide a solid fantasy performance with his work in the passing game. Armstead had just 25 touches over the previous 15 games as a back, so there is nearly zero value to be had behind a workhorse like Fournette next season.
Armstead is expected to serve as the Jaguars' starting running back Sunday against the Colts, the Associated Press reports. With the Jaguars downgrading lead back Leonard Fournette (illness/neck) from questionable to doubtful Saturday and the running back acknowledging in a post on his personal Twitter account that he would be sidelined for the season finale, Armstead, a fifth-round rookie out of Temple, should be in line for his most extensive NFL work to date. Though Armstead has served as Fournette's primary backup throughout the season, the role has only translated to 25 carries for 75 yards (3.0 average) and nine receptions for 92 yards in 15 games. Undrafted rookie Devine Ozigbo and practice-squad callup Jeremy McNichols will provide depth behind Armstead in the backfield.
Coach Doug Marrone mentioned Armstead and Devine Ozigbo as candidates to see added snaps out of the Jacksonville backfield Sunday against the Colts with top option Leonard Fournette (neck) listed as questionable for the contest, John Oehser of the Jaguars' official site reports. Armstead has played no more than a quarter of the Jaguars' offensive snaps in any game this season while maxing out at eight touches, so the rookie fifth-round pick would likely be in store for his most extensive work to date if Fournette is inactive or limited in the regular-season finale. Given that Fournette was listed as a non-participant in practices Thursday and Friday, he would seem to be trending in the wrong direction as Sunday approaches. While both rookie backs should have roles in the game plan in the event Fournette can't go, Armstead looks like the higher-percentage fantasy play of the two, given that Ozigbo has logged just six total offensive snaps and no touches in 2019.
Armstead had one carry for two yards during Sunday's loss to the Falcons. The rookie fifth-round pick played only four offensive snaps as Leonard Fournette rarely came off the field. Armstead has 25 carries for 75 yards and nine catches for 92 yards and one touchdown this season.
Armstead had one rush attempt for one yard during Sunday's win at Oakland. The 23-year-old saw 15 offensive snaps Week 14 -- his second-highest total of the season -- but was on the field for only two snaps Sunday. Leonard Fournette should close the season in the workhorse role, relegating Armstead to occasional mop-up duty.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|8||11/01||@Los Angeles Chargers||22||18.88|
|10||11/15||@Green Bay Packers||26||21.22|
|3 Year Avg||35||108||0||14||144||2||36|