WR Anthony Armstrong - Free Agent
|5-11, 183||Born: 3-29-1983||College: West Texas A&M||Drafted: ---|
2012 Week 3 vs NYJ (6 / 2 / 9 / 0 rec)
Armstrong was largely unimpressive. Armstrong had one key third down drop in the fourth quarter.
2011 Week 1 vs NYG (6 / 2 / 24 / 1 rec)
Anthony Armstrong had a good day through the air but it should have been much better. On two occasions Armstrong was able to haul in two big passes from Grossman on excellent passes but both times the ball came loose after contact with a NYG safety which was very dissapointing to see. Armstrong has the speed and quickness to get open easily but has very questionable hands and seems to be unable to hang onto the ball after a big hit. Armstrong caught a well thrown pass in the redzone and was unlucky to score after he fell at the 1 yard line. His touchdown came on a back shoulder fade from Grossman as the CB wasn't looking where the ball was and Armstrong easily pulled it in.
2011 Week 2 vs ARI (4 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)
Armstrong will be lucky to get enough targets to make an impact on any week. In week two he made a couple of short catches, but also was targeted on what would be Grossman's second interception. The ball went off his fingertips, which tipped the ball enough for a defender to swoop in and catch it.
2011 Week 7 vs CAR (4 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
Anthony Armstrong only started to assert himself in the late stages of the game. His best catch came on a corner route as he stemmed the defensive back to the inside, then stuck his foot in the ground and caught a pass over his head, making sure to get both feet down.
2011 Week 8 vs BUF (4 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Armstrong started in place of Santana Moss this week but had a disappointing game. He was targeted 4 times but finished with zero receptions. One short pass was broken up while another bounced off his hands, while the two deep targets were overthrown.
2011 Week 12 vs SEA (1 / 1 / 50 / 1 rec)
Armstrong saw only one target but made an outstanding leaping catch. The most impressive part was holding on to the ball as he crashed to the ground with his body parallel to the ground. The 50 yard touchdown included pass interference on the defense, but he showed great concentration, and body control, to stay in bounds.
2011 Week 15 vs NYG (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec, 1 / 14 / 0 rush)
Was given an end around which he turned up for 14 yards but Armstrong was not involved much in the passing game.
2010 Week 1 vs DAL (5 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)
Armstrong saw the field in three and four WR sets. He was targeted twice in a row in the end zone in 1 on 1 coverage against Mike Jenkins but could not pull it in.
2010 Week 4 vs PHI (3 / 1 / 57 / 0 rec)
Anthony Armstrong looked good for Washington as a deep threat wide receiver, which is the perfect role for the speedy wideout. Armstrong caught one of his deep targets for a big 57-yard catch along the sideline but the pass was very close to the sideline and Armstrong stumbled, forcing him out of bounds and costing him the touchdown. Armstrong hauled in another deep pass but caught it well beyond the sideline. His production will be very up and down but he could become a bigger part of Washington's passing game down the road.
2010 Week 5 vs GB (7 / 3 / 84 / 1 rec)
Anthony Armstrong scored his first career TD this week on a beautiful 48 yard bomb late in the 4th quarter. McNabb scrambled to avoid pressure and Armstrong broke deep down the middle of the field. The ball was a little underthrown, but Armstrong made a nice adjustment and made sure to come down with the ball despite the defender getting back in his face. He had another nice 23 yard reception on the following drive where McNabb hit him on a crossing route and he was able to break it for a big gain. A couple plays later, Armstrong made a nice diving catch on a tipped pass intended for Keiland Williams. He had two passes thrown his way earlier in the game, but they were overthrown. He also drew a key pass interference call in overtime that set up the game winning field goal.
2010 Week 6 vs IND (7 / 5 / 46 / 0 rec)
With Armstrong now entrenched at the Redskins #2 WR Donovan McNabb has a new favorite downfield target in his arsenal. Armstrong looks the part of a field stretcher at this point as well as he often finds himself out running defenders on go routes. Unfortunately for the Skins McNabb was off target most of the night on Sunday and unable to find him downfield. Armstrong did manage to make a few nice catches on mid-range routes. He is showing good flash, consistent hands, and improved route running on his shorter routes.
2010 Week 7 vs CHI (4 / 2 / 42 / 0 rec)
Armstrong was targeted by quarterback Donovan McNabb four times on deep routes, leading to two completions for 42 yards. Armstrong's two biggest contributions, however, came on plays where he wasn't targeted. He made a key tackle on an interception and recovered a fumble for the Redskins, thus helping the team keep its lead against the Bears. Right now, he is being targeted on deep sideline throws a handful of times each game, primarily on plays where the free safety has shifted over to double-cover Santana Moss
2010 Week 8 vs DET (6 / 3 / 92 / 0 rec)
Armstrong has really come alive this year under the current passing scheme, with favours and rewards deep threats. He managed to get a lot of separation on a deep post route, and came up with a big downfield catch from McNabb that would have been a sure touchdown if thrown a little further. He has a lot of opportunity in this depleted Redskins receiving corps and made the most of it on Sunday. Armstrong also had a deep catch against the rookie Safety for Detroit and could have had another deep target but his route was cut off by a DET CB and curiously did not draw a flag. He is a deep threat only and somewhat of a one trick pony at least this far in this career, but he gives the Redskins a much needed downfield presence and something for teams to worry about.
2010 Week 10 vs PHI (5 / 3 / 83 / 0 rec)
The Redskins lone deep threat was at it again in week 10 torching the Philly CB for a 76 yard bomb. This play ended up setting up the Skins 2nd TD drive of the game. Aside from that though, Armstrong was limited to just 2 other catches for 5 yards. He remains nothing more than a vertical threat at this point.
2010 Week 11 vs TEN (7 / 3 / 41 / 0 rec)
Armstrong always looks like a threat ready to explode in this offense, but can never seem to put back to back consistent games together. Armstrong and McNabb look like they still have some chemistry to develop, as some passes looked to be thrown behind or In front. Armstrong was a nice threat over the middle, but did have a questionable catch that may have been overturned if challenged. He was otherwise under used and McNabb was looking elsewhere in key situations.
2010 Week 12 vs MIN (7 / 2 / 53 / 0 rec)
Armstrong is primarily a deep threat right now and showed his speed on a 45 yard reception that would have gone for a TD if McNabb had gotten it downfield a little more. However, if he isn't stretching the field, Armstrong isn't getting open very often, as McNabb rarely targets him on anything other than deep balls.
2010 Week 13 vs NYG (10 / 6 / 97 / 1 rec)
One of the few Redskins who was able to do anything, Armstrong had a career day against the Giants. He was able to get separation several times, including on his touchdown. On that play he split the zone and found himself behind coverage. The safety never made it over to cover him and Armstrong made a nice catch and strolled into the end zone. McNabb targeted Armstrong frequently and the rookie did a good job of coming down with the ball throughout the day.
2010 Week 14 vs TB (5 / 4 / 30 / 0 rec)
Very unreliable in fantasy terms. He caught a ball in the 1st half and then 2 more on the final drive when Washington was in pass mode. Clearly he is 2nd fiddle to Moss and the game plan calls for a lot of other players at TE and RB to be involved in the passing game. Right now the WR2 in Washington is a weak position and probably something you want to steer clear of if possible. Armstrong was largely unimpressive as well.
2010 Week 15 vs DAL (6 / 5 / 100 / 0 rec)
Armstrong continues to impress with five receptions and 100 yards. He is lining up opposite of Santana Moss and has averaged 5 receptions and 76 yards per game in the last three weeks. Armstrong opened the game with three deep targets, two of which were completed on deep post patterns where Armstrong showed a good pad level in getting in to his cut, thus freeing him from the single coverage he was facing. In the second half, the Cowboys adjusted by rolling a safety to Armstrong's side resulting in an adjustment by the Redskins to get Armstrong the ball on short routes and send Chris Cooley and Santana Moss deep. Armstrong has taken to the Redskins offense and, like many receivers in Mike Shanahan's system before him, he appears to realize that his success depends on getting off the bump at the line of scrimmage and selling his route.
2010 Week 16 vs JAX (3 / 2 / 15 / 0 rec)
Armstrong disappeared this week, mainly because Rex Grossman never looked his way. Armstrong did get one quick target to give him a run after catch opportunity that wasn't there, and another target later that he converted for a short catch, but that was it. The Skins will likely look to upgrade at WR this offseason, so his value is uncertain going into next year.
2010 Week 17 vs NYG (9 / 2 / 84 / 1 rec)
The Redskins are excited about Armstrong's prospects for the future and they should be, it's just too bad it's taken him this long to reach the NFL. Armstrong has elite speed and quickness and the Redskins know to use him for big plays when the defense is not protecting the back end as well as they should be. He can use his speed to create huge separation between him and his defender for big plays, he did this numerous times over the middle on dig routes as the Redskins were adamant to take advantage of this area of the field. Armstrong hauled in numerous big first down catches over the middle but his biggest contribution came on a deep post pattern late in the game. Armstrong blew past the defense and could not be caught as he caught a deep touchdown pass, simply using all the space on the field he had to work with and giving Grossman an easy window to throw into.