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News: 3 hours agoEtienne (ribs) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Browns.
Spin: Etienne approached the contest listed as questionable after logging limited practices Wednesday through Friday. The running back was also deemed questionable ahead of this past Monday's 34-31 overtime loss to the Bengals with the same injury, but he suited up and carried 11 times for 45 yards and a TD, to go along with four catches for 34 yards. With his Week 14 active status confirmed, Etienne -- who is averaging 17.1 carries and 3.3 catches per game thus far -- is in line to continue to pace the Jaguars' ground game versus Cleveland, with D'Ernest Johnson and Tank Bigsby on hand to work in complementary roles.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: After missing his entire rookie campaign in 2021, Etienne was limited early on last season prior to forcing his way into a bigger role with elite efficiency (5.1 yards per carry ranked ninth and 7.0 yards per target ranked fourth among RBs). Etienne first took on feature back duties in Week 7 and (excluding a Week 12 game that he left early) was 14th among backs in fantasy PPG from that point forward. Etienne had some terrible TD luck (five TDs despite ranking 10th among backs in both yards and expected TDs -- 9.2) and is a good bet for a boost this season. Etienne is the lead back in a good, emerging Jaguars offense and has the skill set to be a threat as a rusher and receiver. He's a fringe RB1 with elite upside.