Travis Etienne

Jacksonville Jaguars
Running Back #1
Jacksonville Jaguars
Running Back #1
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Travis Etienne News

Limited to 34 total yards

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.

Analysis: Etienne led the Jaguars backfield in rushing attempts, though he still saw very limited volume. The stout Tennessee defensive line limited his efficiency, as his longest rush of the day went for seven yards and he averaged only 2.4 yards per attempt. Etienne closes the regular season with 1,125 rushing yards and five touchdowns in his first healthy campaign in the NFL. He'll lead the Jacksonville backfield on a postseason run.

Jan 7, 2023 9:06 PM EST

Big-play ability resurfaces

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.

Analysis: Etienne delivered a knockout blow to the Texans in the second quarter, taking a carry 62 yards for the touchdown and in the process posted a solid box score for his fantasy investors. The lack of workload in a meaningless blowout was a known risk going into the contest, but with this game Etienne offers a reminder that he doesn't need much opportunity to do big damage. He'll find the sledding much tougher against Tennessee in Week 18, but even good defenses need to worry about the big play with Etienne.

Jan 1, 2023 1:29 PM EST

Heavy workload in Week 16 win

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.

Analysis: Etienne was given a robust workload with head coach Doug Pederson picking his spots against the Jets' talented pass defense. The second-year back responded in fine form, gaining consistent yardage on the ground and contributing through the air by equaling a season high in receptions. Etienne's carry total was his third highest of the season and most voluminous since Week 9, and he'll now have extra time to gear up for a critical Week 17 road divisional clash with the Texans' porous run defense a week from Sunday.

Dec 22, 2022 8:46 PM EST

Gets back on track

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.

Analysis: Etienne entered the game having recorded only 98 total yards across his last two games, potentially bothered by a foot injury. Things got off to a poor start in Sunday's win over Dallas, as he lost a fumble on his fourth touch of the game. However, he put together a solid performance from there, highlighted by rushes of 16 and 15 yards as well a 13-yard reception. The end result was Etienne's fourth performance with over 100 rushing yards this season and his second-highest total yards from scrimmage mark of the campaign. It's worth noting that he briefly left the game late in the fourth quarter due to an ankle injury, but he was able to retake the field.

Dec 18, 2022 2:35 PM EST

Held to 32 yards

Etienne rushed the ball 17 times for 32 yards in Sunday's 36-22 win over the Titans.

Analysis: Etienne accounted for 17 of Jacksonville's 22 carries by skill position players, but he turned in another disappointing performance. His longest gain of the day went for only seven yards, and he was not targeted for the first time in a full game this season. Etienne has now failed top 55 rushing yards in four consecutive contests and also hasn't found the end zone in that span.

Dec 11, 2022 3:48 PM EST

Kept in check in Week 13 loss

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.

Analysis: Etienne was able to overcome his questionable designation due to a foot injury and was reasonably productive with his opportunities. However, game script eventually turned completely away from the ground attack, leaving Etienne with a much lighter workload than ideal. The second-year back's next opportunity to build his numbers back up comes in a tough Week 14 road battle against the Titans.

Dec 4, 2022 2:09 PM EST

Good to go Sunday

Etienne (foot) is officially active for Sunday's game against the Lions.

Analysis: Etienne received the questionable tag after being a limited practice participant this week, but he's been cleared to take the field for Sunday's contest. He played only five snaps before he suffered the foot injury Week 12 versus Baltimore, but it appears he won't miss additional time. Etienne should reclaim the workhorse role for Jacksonville while JaMycal Hasty reverts to the No. 2 option in the backfield.

Dec 4, 2022 8:41 AM EST

Likely to play Week 13

Etienne (foot), officially listed as questionable, is expected to play Sunday against the Lions, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Etienne was forced to exit Jacksonville's Week 12 win over Baltimore in the first quarter. Given that he missed his entire rookie season due a to Lisfranc injury, the nature of Etienne's exit was particularly concerning. However, both he and the team have since downplayed the foot injury, and Etienne practiced in limited fashion throughout the week. It's unclear whether he will handle a full workload in the event that he is active.

Dec 3, 2022 9:20 PM EST

Listed as questionable for Sunday

Etienne (foot) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Lions after being limited in practice this week.

Analysis: Per Cameron Wolfe of NFL Network, coach Doug Pederson indicated that Etienne would be "good to go" this weekend, but giving the running back's official 'questionable' designation, his status will be worth confirming ahead of Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff. Assuming he's active, Etienne will be in line to continue to lead the Jaguars' ground game in Week 13, with JaMycal Hasty, Snoop Conner and possibly Darrell Henderson (illness/questionable) candidate to log complementary snaps.

Dec 2, 2022 12:21 PM EST

On track for Sunday

Coach Doug Pederson said Friday that Etienne (foot) is "good to go" for Sunday's game at Detroit, Cameron Wolfe of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Etienne was limited at practice Wednesday and Thursday due to the left foot sprain he suffered Week 12, but his outlook has apparently improved Friday. It's unclear if the 23-year-old will be able to avoid the questionable tag, but he should be expected to play versus the Lions on Sunday regardless.

Dec 2, 2022 8:33 AM EST

Remains limited in practice

Etienne (foot) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice.

Analysis: Etienne practiced in a limited fashion for the second day in a row after he exited early in this past Sunday's 28-27 win over the Ravens due to a left foot sprain. Head coach Doug Pederson downplayed the injury shortly after the game, noting that Etienne could have returned had the Jaguars not chosen to exercise some extra caution with the running back, who missed the entire 2021 season after getting surgery on the same foot. Fortunately for Etienne, he doesn't seem to be dealing with anything significant, though he'll likely need to upgrade to full participation in practice Friday to avoid carrying an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Lions.

Dec 1, 2022 11:49 AM EST

Limited practice Wednesday

Etienne (foot) was limited at practice Wednesday.

Analysis: Per Cameron Wolfe of NFL Network, coach Doug Pederson said that he "feels good" about Etienne's chances of playing Sunday against the Lions, while noting that the team doesn't want to rush the running back to a full practice before he's 100 percent. Etienne now has two more chances to upgrade his participation level, but barring any setbacks, he appears to be trending toward being available versus Detroit this weekend, with JaMycal Hasty, Snoop Conner and perhaps newcomer Darrell Henderson on hand to work in complementary roles in Week 13.

Nov 30, 2022 1:39 PM EST

Appears on track to play Sunday

Jaguars head coach Doug Pederson said Wednesday that he expects Etienne (foot) to play Sunday against the Lions, Mia O'Brien of 1010 XL 92.5 FM Jacksonville reports.

Analysis: Pederson added that Etienne is viewed as day-to-day after playing just five snaps in last Sunday's 28-27 win over the Ravens before exiting with a right foot injury in the second quarter. Because the injury was to the same foot in which Etienne suffered a Lisfranc injury in the 2021 preseason and ended up sidelining him for his entire rookie campaign, the Jaguars were understandably cautious in choosing to hold him out for the rest of the contest. Fortunately, Etienne is dealing with what is believed to be only a minor sprain to his foot, but the running back is still expected to have his practice reps managed carefully this week. Pederson said Etienne would go through walk-through portions of Wednesday's practice, but it's unclear how Jacksonville will choose to list him on its first Week 13 injury report.

Nov 30, 2022 7:47 AM EST

Foot injury appears minor

Coach Doug Pederson said Monday that Etienne is dealing with a sprained foot, but the running back doesn't require a boot or crutches, Cameron Wolfe of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Pederson added that Etienne will be eased into practice during the week. Given that context, Etienne will likely have his practice reps capped, but it sounds like Jacksonville's starting running back could be back on the field as soon as Sunday's Week 13 game in Detroit.

Nov 28, 2022 10:19 AM EST

Foot injury downplayed

Etienne, who exited Sunday's 28-27 win over the Ravens after just two carries due to a foot injury, downplayed the issue afterward, Adam Stites of USA Today reports.

Analysis: The report relays that Etienne told John Shipley of Jaguar Report after Sunday's contest that "we'll be straight by next weekend." Meanwhile, per, coach Doug Pederson indicated that Etienne could have returned to the game, but noted, "I just don't want to risk it with him right now." With that in mind, Etienne's status is still worth monitoring ahead of next weekend's game against the Lions, but at this stage it appears as though the running back avoided a major setback with his foot in Week 12.

Nov 27, 2022 4:01 PM EST

Injures foot Sunday

Etienne was forced out of Sunday's game against the Ravens with a foot injury.

Analysis: Etienne missed last season with a Lisfranc injury, but hadn't missed any games heading into Week 12. Prior to his exit from Sunday's game, the 2021 first-rounder had carried twice for three yards. With newcomer Darrell Henderson inactive, JaMycal Hasty and Snoop Conner are next up for the Jaguars' carries versus Baltimore.

Nov 27, 2022 11:17 AM EST

Limited opportunity in Week 10 loss

Etienne rushed 11 times for 45 yards and secured all three targets for 28 yards in the Jaguars' 27-17 loss to the Chiefs on Sunday.

Analysis: Etienne took all but one of the Jaguars' running back carries on the afternoon, but as his final workload implies, he clearly was limited by game script. The talented second-year back's streak of three consecutive 100-yard efforts was snapped with the reduced workload, but Etienne naturally retains plenty of fantasy value heading into the Week 11 bye ahead of a Week 12 home matchup against the Ravens.

Nov 13, 2022 2:20 PM EST

Tops 100 yards, scores twice

Etienne rushed the ball 28 times for 109 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 27-20 win over the Raiders. He added two receptions on two targets for 17 yards.

Analysis: While it wasn't his most efficient game, Etienne continues to see his involvement in the Jaguars' offense climb. He earned a career-high 28 rushing attempts and also topped 100 rushing yards for the third consecutive game. Etienne's performance was highlighted by rushing scores of one and five yards with his longest rushes going for 18, 16 and 13 yards. Even in a relatively uninspiring offense, Etienne has emerged as among the most productive running backs in the league.

Nov 6, 2022 2:28 PM EST

Runs through Denver

Etienne rushed the ball 24 times for 156 yards in Sunday's 21-17 loss to the Broncos. He added three receptions for six yards.

Analysis: As expected, Etienne was used as Jacksonville's workhorse back and tallied a career-high in attempts and yards. He had a number of explosive plays, highlighted by a 49-yard gain early in the second quarter, and he also found the end zone on a one-yard plunge to briefly put the Jaguars ahead late in the fourth quarter. The only thing lacking from the performance was extensive involvement as a receiver, but Etienne's otherwise elite involvement and efficiency far outweighed any concerns.

Oct 30, 2022 10:20 AM EST

No. 1 RB following Robinson trade

Etienne is poised to lead the Jaguars backfield moving forward after the team dealt James Robinson (knee) to the Jets on Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: In somewhat of a surprise move Sunday against the Giants, Etienne took on a majority share of the RBs reps for the Jaguars, earning 57 of 71 offensive snaps and 15 touches for 119 yards from scrimmage and one rushing TD versus Robinson's 12 snaps and zero touches (one target). Also in Week 7, the Jets lost rookie running back Breece Hall for the season due to a torn ACL, which paved the way for Monday's trade. With only JaMycal Hasty and Snoop Conner to contend with for reps, Etienne now features as Jacksonville's top RB and perhaps best skill-position player overall.

Oct 24, 2022 4:59 PM EST

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