LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 08: Travis Etienne Jr. #1 of the Jacksonville Jaguars runs with the ball in the second quarter during the NFL Match between Jacksonville Jaguars and Buffalo Bills at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on October 08, 2023 in London, England.
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Travis Etienne's Huge Game Ended Up Hurting His Fantasy Chances

Travis Etienne had a huge day across the pond for the Jaguars, but it was bittersweet when he looked at his fantasy football matchup this afternoon.

The Jacksonville Jaguars spent their second straight week in London after they beat the Falcons last Sunday. This week, they welcomed the Buffalo Bills, who have been struggling offensively to keep their superstars happy. Defensively, Buffalo had been giving up the highest yards per carry of any team in the NFL at 6.3. The second-highest YPC given up in the NFL is owned by the Denver Broncos, almost a yard under Buffalo at 5.6 YPC allowed.

Jacksonville got the win, holding on despite a late comeback attempt by the Bills, to move to 3-2 on the season. The Jags big three of Trevor Lawrence, Travis Etienne, and Calvin Rodley all had good games. Lawrence had 315 passing yards and a touchdown and Ridley had seven catches for 122 yards.

The biggest player of the game though was Etienne, who had 26 carries for 136 yards and two touchdowns, while also hauling in four catches for 48 yards. Most players would be happy after a performance like that, especially when they were the primary reason for their team to win, especially when it puts them in the driver's seat for their division. It was the first time this season that Etienne has eclipsed the 100-yard mark as well.

Unfortunately for Etienne, he picked up his phone and realized he was playing against himself in fantasy football this weekend. His career day totaled 36.4 points in PPR leagues, meaning that Etienne would've needed a huge day from his fantasy football team if he had any chance of winning.

It's probably safe to say Etienne would rather take a career day and a win against an AFC opponent to improve their chances of making the playoffs rather than guarantee himself a win in fantasy football, but he probably would be happy with both.

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