Travis Etienne

Travis Etienne

25-Year-Old Running BackRB
Jacksonville Jaguars
2024 Fantasy Outlook
You wouldn't know it from his 2023 rushing average, but Etienne is one of the most explosive running backs of distant NFL memory. This was made clear by his 2022 season (5.1 yards per carry over 220 carries) and four-year Clemson career (7.2 yards per carry and 70 touchdowns over 686 carries). The Jaguars offense fell apart in 2023, however, implausibly limiting Etienne to 3.8 YPC. The coaches and front office committed to the theory that this dropoff was the fault of the offensive line rather than the scheme/coaches, making it a goal to improve the team's blocking going into 2024. Unfortunately, the Jaguars mostly seem to be counting on internal improvement and better health. The signing of free agent center Mitch Morse adds a competent starter but not a true difference-maker, and the other four positions are in the hands of returning starters Cam Robinson (left tackle), Ezra Cleveland (left guard), Brandon Scherff (right guard) and Anton Harrison (right tackle). Although Etienne is one of the best running backs in the league and seemingly locked in for another large workload, he might be playing on a higher difficulty level than other top RBs. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $12.9 million contract with the Jaguars in July of 2021.
Fifth-year option picked up
RBJacksonville Jaguars
April 29, 2024
The Jaguars officially exercised Etienne's fifth-year option Monday.
ANALYSIS
GM Trent Baalke said Saturday that Jacksonville would pick up the fifth-year options of both Etienne and quarterback Trevor Lawrence, and the team has now made both moves official. Since missing his entire rookie season due to a Lisfranc injury, Etienne has compiled back-to-back 1,000-yard rushing campaigns and totaled 17 touchdowns over the last two seasons. Now signed through the 2025 season, Etienne is locked in atop Jacksonville's backfield for the next two years, with Tank Bigsby and D'Ernest Johnson available to back him up.
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How do Travis Etienne's 2023 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
  • % Targeted On Route
    Targets divided by total routes run. Also known as TPRR.
  • Avg Yds Per Route Run
    Receiving yards divided by total routes run. Also known as YPRR.
Broken Tackle %
16.5%
 
Positive Run %
74.5%
 
% Yds After Contact
72.1%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.7
 
Rushing TD %
4.1%
 
Touches Per Game
19.1
 
% Snaps w/Touch
39.8%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-3.5
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.07
 
% Team Air Yards
-1.3%
 
% Team Targets
12.0%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-0.8 Yds
 
Catch Rate
79.5%
 
Drop Rate
6.8%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
9.2
 
% Targeted On Route
17.7%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
1.16
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Travis Etienne's measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
* All metrics are from his Pro Day (not the combine).
Height
5' 10"
 
Weight
215 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.44 sec
 
Vertical Jump
33.5 in
 
Broad Jump
128 in
 
Bench Press
18 reps
 
Hand Length
9.38 in
 
Arm Length
30.13 in
 
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Latest Fantasy Rumors
Could see fewer touches in 2024
RBJacksonville Jaguars
March 25, 2024
Etienne might have his workload reduced this season, Josh Alper of NBC Sports reports.
ANALYSIS
In an interview earlier this month, Jaguars coach Doug Pederson said the team would look to give more work to depth running backs Tank Bigsby and D'Ernest Johnson in 2024. "I think it's a little bit of everything," Pederson said of the factors that contributed to Etienne's increased volume last year. "He was getting it done. D'Ernest got hurt a little bit in there, and then Tank was a rookie and learning and coming on. We really like Tank, and he'll have a bigger impact for us this year for us. It's not the recipe, necessarily, to put Travis in that situation. So I would consider knocking a few of those reps down to keep him healthy throughout the course of the year." Pederson made similar comments when Bigsby was drafted, and Etienne went on to finish third in the NFL with 325 touches. That increased volume came with decreased efficiency, however, as his yards per carry dropped from 5.1 to 3.8.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2021
Although it was an up-and-down season for Etienne, his delayed NFL debut was generally promising, and his big-play ability in particular difficult to ignore. All Etienne did at Clemson was make big plays, producing explosively in a way that only a few running backs in college football history ever have, so it was always expected he'd be a big-play threat in the NFL. Etienne confirmed in 2022 that he's among the most dangerous long-range threats at running back in the league. The catch is that the rest of his game was arguably lacking -- Etienne struggled with fumbles (five) and had occasional issues with focus drops, including a wide-open, would-be touchdown in Week 1, and he didn't always churn out consistent yardage in between the big plays. As much as it's great to see Etienne peel off 20- and 40-yard carries at a league-leading pace, it would go a long way for his production and the Jaguars offense if he could avoid going cold in between the big plays. Despite whatever other particulars, it's arguable that the main story of Etienne's 2022 season is that he appeared fully recovered from the Lisfranc fracture that ended his rookie year in training camp. Few injuries are more disturbing for a running back, yet Etienne thankfully appears to be well past it.
Taken with the 25th overall pick in last year's draft, Etienne was expected to reunite with college teammate Trevor Lawrence and form the heart of the Jaguars' dynamic new offense. The first hint things were about to go wildly off script for Jacksonville in 2021 came when the running back suffered a season-ending Lisfranc injury in the second preseason game. That's a major speed bump for Etienne, who looked like the complete package as a prospect, combining good speed with excellent elusiveness and vision and polished receiving skills, earning him Alvin Kamara comps. The track record for players returning from Lisfranc injuries has been spotty, but Etienne was reported to be ahead of schedule in his rehab in March, a good sign for his ability to make a full recovery. James Robinson also remains on the roster for Jacksonville — another potential complicating factor — but he's recovering from a season-ending Achilles tear suffered in late December. New coach Doug Pederson should bring more than just stability to the team, as his teams have finished top 10 in rushing yards in five of his eight seasons as either a head coach or offensive coordinator in the NFL. Add in some progress from Lawrence, and Etienne could have a big season even if he loses some touches to Robinson.
There's very little not to like about Etienne. Or at least there wasn't until he suffered a season-ending injury in an August exhibition. An explosive runner with sprinter's speed in the open field, the Clemson product routinely made college defenders look like young children chasing after their older brother, as he scampered past, around and through whoever was in his path. He showed great patience and vision in waiting for holes to develop, and his power and agility in traffic led to big plays even when he seemed to be bottled up, drawing comparisons to Alvin Kamara in the process. Etienne also developed into a capable receiver, and he showed both ability and enthusiasm as a pass protector, a rarity for most running backs coming out of college. It was enough to land him in the first round, going 25th overall to a Jaguars team that already had a more-than-capable RB in James Robinson, who handled a three-down role for much of last season. Robinson could be tasked with a similar role this year, but Etienne should return healthy next offseason, with the early timing of his injury potentially allowing for a normal 2022.
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To get fifth-year option
RBJacksonville Jaguars
April 27, 2024
GM Trent Baalke said Saturday that the Jaguars will exercise the fifth-year option on Etienne's rookie contract, John Shipley of SI.com reports.
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Reaches 1,000 rushing yards
RBJacksonville Jaguars
January 7, 2024
Etienne rushed the ball 16 times for 57 yards in Sunday's 28-20 loss to the Titans. He added five receptions on six targets for 30 yards.
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Standout performance in win
RBJacksonville Jaguars
December 31, 2023
Etienne rushed 16 times for 102 yards and two touchdowns and brought in both targets for 16 yards in the Jaguars' 26-0 win over the Panthers on Sunday.
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Held to 31 yards on nine touches
RBJacksonville Jaguars
December 24, 2023
Etienne rushed six times for 12 yards and caught all three of his targets for 19 yards in Sunday's 30-12 loss to the Buccaneers.
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Struggles in tough matchup
RBJacksonville Jaguars
December 17, 2023
Etienne took 10 carries for 31 yards and caught four of six targets for 28 yards in Sunday's 23-7 loss to the Ravens.
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