Travis Etienne
Running BackRB
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Etienne's surprise return for his senior season allows him to be amongst the nation's top backs for a third straight year. He's surpassed 1,600 yards in each of the past two seasons, scoring 43 times in that span. His 207 carries in 2019 were a personal best, and while 13.8 totes per game is a smaller number than most other workhorse backs, Etienne's elite speed leads to big play after big play. Etienne emerged as a viable receiver last year as well, snagging 37 balls for 432 yards and four scores after combining for 17-135-2, and figures to see consistent targets with the Tigers' using an inexperienced receiving group. A known commodity, Etienne profiles as one the best, and safest, running backs in the country. Read Past Outlooks
Returning to Clemson
January 17, 2020
Etienne announced Friday that he will return to Clemson for his senior season.
ANALYSIS
Etienne was expected to be one of the first running backs off the board had he elected to enter the 2020 NFL Draft. Instead, Etienne will make another run at a championship with the Tigers, who came up short in the Championship game against LSU. Etienne has surpassed 1,600 rushing yards in each of the last two seasons and has combined to total 43 rushing touchdowns. He also improved drastically as a receiver this season, hauling in 37 passes for 432 yards and four scores, likely aligning him as one of the top backs on college fantasy draft boards for the 2020 campaign.
Read More News
College Football Stats
Loading CFB Stats...
2019
2018
2017
2019 CFB Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
FanDuel
DraftKings
Head2Head
Loading Game Log...
2018 CFB Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
FanDuel
DraftKings
Head2Head
Loading Game Log...
2017 CFB Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
FanDuel
DraftKings
Head2Head
Loading Game Log...
Tigers Depth Chart
Our full team depth charts are reserved for RotoWire subscribers.
Subscribe Now
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Travis Etienne
Conference Preview: ACC
9 days ago
Chris Bennett lays out the top players in the ACC plus some sleepers and busts in his conference preview. Can D'Eriq King unlock Brevin Jordan's immense potential and bring the Hurricanes back to prominence?
2020 College Football Draft Kit: Running Backs
46 days ago
Oklahoma State's Chuba Hubbard is the runaway No.1 running back for 2020, but he's got some impressive competition on his heels. Find out who rounds out our top 36 with in-depth outlooks from our staff.
College Football Best Ball Journal, April Edition
121 days ago
John McKechnie walks through his process from an industry Best Ball draft in the first installment of Rotowire's College Football Best Ball Journal series.
Mock Draft Recap
Mock Draft Recap
136 days ago
136 days ago
John McKechnie critiques his recent industry mock as offseason ADPs begin to take shape. With the fourth overall pick, Buffalo's Jaret Patterson was too good to pass up even with bigger names available.
DFS College Football: National Championship
214 days ago
John McKechnie gives a full breakdown of Monday night's National Title Game between Clemson and LSU. In a game loaded with future NFL talent, can Tee Higgins be the difference maker against LSU's defense?
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2019
What Etienne did on just 107 carries as a freshman is remarkable. He averaged 7.16 yards per carry and racked up 13 touchdowns, which matched what Wisconsin's Jonathan Taylor posted with 192 more carries. This isn't a knock against Taylor as much as it is a credit to Etienne's explosiveness. He may well be the fastest running back in the nation and has the build to hold up with an increased workload. Clemson's backfield depth does put a cap on Etienne's expected volume, but his talent makes him worth targeting nonetheless.
The Heisman candidate led the nation in rushing touchdowns with 24 last season and had the second-highest YPC of any back with at least 150 carries. There’s little reason to expect much of a decline in 2019, either. Clemson’s passing attack will prevent Etienne from facing loaded fronts, not that Etienne needs much help anyway. The only concern with Etienne is workload; he ranked 75th in attempts per game and could see limited usage late in games this season if Clemson dominates as anticipated. Even if that holds true, Etienne will still be the top big-play threat in the nation.
More Fantasy News
Scores in championship game
January 14, 2020
Etienne had 15 carries for 78 yards and a touchdown in Monday's National Championship game against LSU. He also caught all five of his targets for 36 yards.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Seals game with touchdown catch
January 3, 2020
Etienne rushed 10 times for 36 yards and a touchdown in a 29-23 victory over Ohio State in the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl. He also caught three passes for 98 yards and two touchdowns.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Breaks century mark in win
December 8, 2019
Etienne rushed 14 times for 114 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 62-17 win over Virginia. He also caught one pass for nine yards.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Runs for two touchdowns
December 1, 2019
Etienne rushed 15 times for 51 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 38-3 win over South Carolina. He also caught three passes for 37 yards.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Continues historic ramp through season
November 17, 2019
Etienne rushed 16 times for 121 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 52-3 win over Wake Forest. He also caught three passes for 37 yards.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.