Jacksonville Jaguars running back Travis Etienne Jr. rushed 20 times for 55 yards, adding three catches for 17 yards in Sunday's 23-7 win against the Falcons. Atlanta did a great job shutting down the running game, as Etienne struggled to find room all day. While the 24-year-old was held in check for the most part, he still reached double-digit fantasy points, giving fantasy managers a solid floor play yet again. The former first-round pick also continued his bell-cow status, reaching 23 touches for the third time this season. Etienne will look to continue his next week against the tough Bills defense.
Oct 1, 2023 10:45 PM EST
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Travis Etienne Jr. heads into a Week 4 clash with the Atlanta Falcons. The former first-round pick has been dependable to start the year with two top-10 RB weekly finishes, one of them without even scoring a touchdown. Volume has been king for Etienne, as he has seen an average of 20 opportunities per game through three weeks. Rookie Tank Bigsby is being utilized around the goal line, but Etienne is the dominant workhorse between the 10s commanding a lions' share of the snaps. With the offense struggling mightily last week, Etienne was heavily leaned on to carry the unit. The Atlanta Falcons have been stout against the run in '23, but with how featured Etienne has been this year, he should produce enough to warrant back-end RB1 status yet again.
Sep 29, 2023 3:23 PM EST
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Travis Etienne Jr. produced 138 scrimmage yards in the loss against Houston on Sunday. The feature back took 19 carries for 88 yards, adding four receptions for 50 yards. The yardage marks were both season highs, as Etienne accounted for 34% of the Jaguars total offensive output. He didn't have the monster game fantasy managers were looking for, but still came through and produced an all-around solid performance even with the Jaguars struggling on offense yet again. While this team still has a lot to figure out, Etienne is the unquestioned bellcow and will continue to get almost all of the backfield touches, keeping him at low-end RB1 status. He heads to London next week to take on the Falcons.
Sep 25, 2023 12:46 AM EST
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Travis Etienne Jr. gets a sweet Week 3 matchup against the Texans after disappointing fantasy owners last Sunday. Etienne opened the season on a positive note with 21.4 PPR points in Week 1, but stalled last game in an all-around disappointing effort from the entire Jags offense. The Houston defense has been the cure-all for running back woes the past couple of years and that hasn't changed through two games. Fantasy afterthought Zack Moss ran for 88 yards and a touchdown (4.9 YPC) on them last week, so Etienne owners should be salivating at the potential for an eruption in this one. Lock in the former first-round pick as a top-five back this week.
Sep 20, 2023 9:52 PM EST
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Travis Etienne Jr. (cramps) was not listed on the first injury report of Week 3 on Wednesday after putting in a full practice. Etienne dealt with some cramping and had to come off the field late in the sweltering heat in the Week 2 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, but he should be more than fine to suit up for a Week 3 contest against the visiting Houston Texans this Sunday. So far, the 24-year-old ball-carrier has seen the lion's share of the backfield work through two weeks of the season, and that should continue in an inviting matchup this weekend. Keep Etienne in all starting fantasy lineups for Week 3.
Sep 20, 2023 8:12 PM EST
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Travis Etienne had 12 carries for 40 yards against Kansas City, adding two catches for two yards. With this game turning into a surprise defensive battle, the Jaguars offensive pieces struggled for the most part, and Etienne was no exception. After putting up 21.4 PPR points in Week 1 and starting off the year as the RB7, Etienne could only muster 6.2 in this one. The return of Chris Jones clearly made life tough for the Jaguars, especially in the running game, as the Chiefs only gave up 74 total rushing yards on the day. While it was a letdown for Etienne owners, he will still be a top option heading into next week against the Texans and their ultra-vulnerable rush defense.
Sep 17, 2023 7:55 PM EST
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Travis Etienne heads into a juicy Week 2 matchup vs. the Kansas City Chiefs this Sunday. The sophomore running back had a great opening week against Indianapolis, rushing 18 times for 77 yards and a touchdown. He also added five catches for 27 yards through the air. The Chiefs sport an OK run defense and will get a significant boost with DT Chris Jones back in the lineup after inking a new deal this week. Still, with the offensive output expected in this one and a guaranteed ~20 touches for Etienne, he's a surefire smash at the running back position in Week 2.
Sep 15, 2023 5:51 PM EST
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Travis Etienne Jr. rushed 18 times for 77 yards and a touchdown on Sunday. He also added five receptions for 27 yards, helping the Jags secure a Week 1 victory over Indianapolis. The sophomore running back was having a modest game until he broke off a beautiful 26-yard touchdown run that could have easily been a loss of a few yards. Etienne showed off that rare blend of balance and acceleration that made him a first-round pick a few years ago. Rookie running back Tank Bigsby scored the Jags' only short rushing TD of the day and got a few opportunities in the red zone, signifying that the coaching staff may lean on the Auburn product in short-yardage situations. Etienne still out-touched the rookie 23 to 7, so fantasy managers should not be concerned about the RB1's workload. He will be a borderline top-five option next week against the Chiefs.
Sep 10, 2023 10:13 PM EST
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Travis Etienne Jr. will look to continue the momentum built last season after rushing for 1,125 yards and five touchdowns. Etienne wasn't a bonafide elite RB1 in fantasy drafts this offseason because the Jaguars selected Tank Bisgby in the third round of the 2023 NFL draft. This raised some question marks behind Etienne's ability to be a true workhorse like he was in college. However, Etienne will still be the featured back, and against a bottom-10 rush defense last season in Indianapolis, the former Clemson standout should feast in Week 1. Bigsby might be a vulture this season, but Etienne was sneakily fifth in red zone touches among running backs last year, meaning the Jaguars do trust him in that department. The former first-round pick is a borderline RB1 against the Colts for Week 1.
Sep 8, 2023 11:12 PM EST
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Travis Etienne Jr. rushed eight times for 39 yards and one touchdown in Saturday's 31-18 preseason win over the Miami Dolphins. After sitting out last week with the rest of the first unit, the third-year back played the first two series and got a plethora of opportunities. It's worth noting that rookie Tank Bigsby also saw some action on both drives but squandered his first goal-line opportunity by coughing up the football, which Miami recovered. The Jaguars marched down the field on the next drive and opted to give Etienne the short-yardage scoring opportunity, which he converted. While Etienne is the clear-cut RB1 in Duval, it's evident that the Jaguars also want to get Bigsby involved, especially at the goal line. The Auburn product may poach some touchdowns throughout the season, but Etienne is still set up for a healthy workload and should be viewed as a relatively safe option at his late third-round ADP, especially in PPR leagues.
Aug 27, 2023 2:53 PM EST
Jaguars' running back coach Bernie Parmalee indicates that he's seen improvements from Etienne as the 2023 season approaches, Alessandra Pontbriand of news4jax.com reports. "Really his all-around game (has improved)," Parmalee noted of the 2021 first-rounder. "His reads, which he has done a phenomenal job this year. Pass (protection), he has really taken that to a new level."
Aug 3, 2023 10:51 AM EST
Etienne rushed the ball seven times for 17 yards in Saturday's 20-16 win over the Titans. He added two receptions for 17 yards.
Jan 7, 2023 9:06 PM EST
Etienne ran for 108 yards and one touchdown on nine carries and caught three passes for 32 yards on three targets against Houston on Sunday.
Jan 1, 2023 1:29 PM EST
Etienne rushed 22 times for 83 yards and brought in all three targets for 29 yards in the Jaguars' 19-3 win over the Jets on Thursday night.
Dec 22, 2022 8:46 PM EST
Etienne rushed the ball 19 times for 103 yards in Sunday's 40-34 win over the Cowboys. He added two receptions on three targets for 24 yards.
Dec 18, 2022 2:35 PM EST
Etienne rushed the ball 17 times for 32 yards in Sunday's 36-22 win over the Titans.
Dec 11, 2022 3:48 PM EST
Etienne rushed 13 times for 54 yards and secured all three targets for 12 yards in the Jaguars' 40-14 loss to the Lions on Sunday. He also lost a fumble.
Dec 4, 2022 2:09 PM EST
Etienne (foot) is officially active for Sunday's game against the Lions.
Dec 4, 2022 8:41 AM EST
Etienne (foot), officially listed as questionable, is expected to play Sunday against the Lions, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Dec 3, 2022 9:20 PM EST
Etienne (foot) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Lions after being limited in practice this week.
Dec 2, 2022 12:21 PM EST