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Jaguars HC Doug Pederson said this week that he'd like to limit the 2024 workload for RB Travis Etienne vs. what the starting back got in 2023. Pederson pointed to a D'Ernest Johnson injury and rookie Tank Bigsby's learning curve as two key factors in Etienne's touch total, which ranked third-highest behind Christian McCaffrey and Rachaad White. "It's not the recipe, necessarily, to put Travis in that situation," Pederson said. "So I would consider knocking a few of those reps down to keep him healthy throughout the course of the year." That makes sense. Etienne struggled with efficiency at times in 2023. You'll still find him inside the top 10 in our 2024 RB rankings, though. Johnson is headed for free agency in March. Bigsby obviously remains under contract heading into his second season, and it doesn't sound like the Jags have given up on him yet. "We really like Tank, and he'll have a bigger impact for us this year," Pederson said. We're certainly not betting on strong production from the former third-round pick after he managed just 51 touches and 2.7 yards per touch as a rookie. But consider Pederson's words enough to make Bigsby worth keeping on dynasty benches and considering in the mix of last-round best ball picks.

Jaguars WR Zay Jones (knee, hamstring) won't play vs. the Panthers today, according to CBS' Aditi Kinkhabwala. That'll leave WRs Parker Washington, Jamal Agnew, and Tim Jones behind top dog Calvin Ridley. We're expecting a run-heavy game plan from Jacksonville today with QB C.J. Beathard at the helm.

Jaguars RB Travis Etienne carried a season-low six times for a season-low 12 yards in Sunday's loss to the Buccaneers. He added just 19 more yards on 3 receptions (among 3 targets). That marked Etienne's third straight game with 35 rushing yards or fewer. Etienne gets a positive rushing matchup with Carolina in Week 17 but will be tough to get excited about even in that spot. Check back to see where he lands in our updated Week 17 RB rankings.

Jaguars RB Travis Etienne totaled 14 carries for 35 yards and a TD in Week 14 vs. the Browns, adding 4 catches for 37 yards. If you've rostered Etienne all season, you've undoubtedly noticed the dropoff in touch volume over the past several weeks. After averaging 23.3 opportunities per game through Week 8, Etienne has dropped to 17.8 since Jacksonville’s bye in Week 9. A Week 12 rib injury might have factored in the past two games. His 78% snap share against Cleveland, though, marked the RB's most playing time since Week 8. Backup D'Ernest Johnson also saw a slight dip in his playing time: from 40% and 36% the previous two games to 26%. That fell in line with his two games immediately following the bye. Etienne gets tough matchups the next two games, against the Ravens and Bucs, that figure to limit his upside. But touch volume should be in his favor. A nice spot against Carolina awaits in Week 17.

Jaguars RB Travis Etienne (ribs) is active for today’s game vs. the Browns. The rib issue shouldn’t be a factor. Jacksonville figures to lean on the run today against a run-funnel Cleveland defense and with a gimpy QB Trevor Lawrence.

ESPN's Adam Schefter confirms that Jaguars RB Travis Etienne (ribs) is expected to play vs. the Browns today. He played through this issue in Monday night's loss to the Bengals and was never in danger of missing this one. Etienne's fantasy stock got a slight boost with QB Trevor Lawrence now likely to play today.

The Jaguars are "planning" for QB Trevor Lawrence to start today's game vs. the Browns, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Lawrence's ankle will be evaluated in pregame warmups before a final decision is made. He's just six days removed from a high-ankle sprain but got in two limited practices to close the week and is "feeling better than expected," according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. It's still tough to imagine that Lawrence will have much mobility inside or out of the pocket. Throw in the matchup against Cleveland's sixth-ranked QB defense, and Lawrence is not a recommended starter in 1-QB fantasy leagues. His availability is good news for Jacksonville's skill-position players, though.

Jaguars RB Travis Etienne (ribs) was limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game vs. the Browns. He played through this issue in Monday night’s loss to the Bengals and is fully expected to play this weekend. It’s a reminder, though, that Etienne is not at 100%.

Jaguars HC Doug Pederson said Friday morning that QB Trevor Lawrence (ankle) will be listed as questionable and "probably" be a game-time decision for Sunday's tilt with the Browns. ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports that Lawrence looked good throwing on Thursday and that "no one is counting him out" for this weekend's game. We'll continue to keep you updated on the situation. A gimpy Lawrence vs. a tough Cleveland defense in a game with potentially bad weather wouldn't be a recommended QB1 play. But his presence would be good news for Jacksonville's skill-position players.

Update: Lawrence was limited again in Friday's practice and is officially listed as questionable.

Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence has a sprained right ankle and will undergo additional testing on Tuesday, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. Lawrence was in a walking boot after the loss to the Bengals but was able to stand at his locker, per NFL Network's Cameron Wolfe. We should get an update on Lawrence's injury and timeline for return later today. QB C.J. Beathard played pretty well in relief of Lawrence on Monday, completing nine of 10 passes for 63 yards. Still, Lawrence's absence would be a significant downgrade for all of Jacksonville's skill-position players.

Jaguars RB Travis Etienne (ribs) is active for tonight's game vs. the Bengals. He was limited in practice throughout the week and listed as questionable, but we never sensed much concern about his availability for this one. The rib issue adds a bit of risk, but Etienne has exciting upside against a Cincinnati defense coughing up 4.6 yards per carry to RBs.

Jaguars RB Travis Etienne (ribs) is officially listed as questionable for Monday night's game vs. the Bengals after a limited week of practice. HC Doug Pederson said Saturday that he expects Etienne to play. It wouldn't be a bad idea for Etienne owners to stash RB D'Ernest Johnson as an insurance policy just in case Etienne winds up inactive.

ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports that the Jaguars are "optimistic" RB Travis Etienne will play Monday night against the Bengals. We're betting he'll play through the rib injury that has limited his practice participation this week, given that Etienne returned to last week's win over the Texans after sustaining the injury. But the situation adds some risk that Jacksonville lightens his workload, especially if the Jags pull ahead of a Bengals team now playing without QB Joe Burrow. Although RB D'Ernest Johnson could get more touches if Jacksonville limits Etienne, we're not betting on Johnson being a starting option for any but the deepest of leagues. Watch for updates to our Week 13 RB rankings throughout the weekend.

Jaguars RB Travis Etienne (ribs) was limited in Thursday's practice. He briefly left last week's game with this injury but was able to return. He told insider Mia O'Brien that he fully expects to play vs. the Bengals on Monday night. We'll keep an eye on Etienne's status over the next few days, but he can stay penciled into Week 13 fantasy lineups.

Jaguars RB Travis Etienne managed just 56 yards on 20 carries in Sunday's win over the Texans. That marked his sixth straight outing with less than 4.0 yards per carry and the fourth straight game in which Etienne failed to score on the ground. He did still continue to dominate backfield work, handling 71.4% of Jacksonville's RB carries and 86.7% of total RB opportunities. That will keep Etienne a strong option for the Week 13 matchup with Cincinnati and in Week 17 against the Panthers. But three straight negative RB matchups lie in between: Cleveland, Baltimore and Tampa Bay. Etienne's workload will keep him in starter territory for most fantasy football teams for those weeks, but don't be afraid to sit him if you have stronger options.

Jaguars RB Travis Etienne suffered a chest injury in the first half of Sunday's game vs. the Texans and is questionable to return. We'll update his status when we know more. Etienne's absence leaves Jacksonville's backfield to D'Ernest Johnson and Tank Bigbsy.

Update: Etienne returned with a little less than five minutes to go in the second quarter.

Jaguars RB Travis Etienne racked up another 24 carries in Sunday's win at Pittsburgh. He turned that into a mere 79 yards (3.3 per rush), though. That brings Etienne just under 3.9 yards per carry for the season. Etienne gave his fantasy line a big boost with a 56-yard catch-and-run TD. He totaled 3 receptions for 70 yards among 6 targets, third-most on the team. The league's carry leader gets a Week 9 bye, then tough matchups with the 49ers and Titans the following two weeks.

Jaguars RB Travis Etienne suffered an ankle injury in the third quarter of Sunday's game vs. the Steelers. He's officially questionable to return. We'll update Etienne's status when we know more. His absence would mean opportunity for RB Tank Bigsby.

Update: Etienne returned on Jacksonville's next possession.

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