NFL Fantasy Football Week 8 Stats and Trends: Alvin Kamara's Absurd Usage
In the NFL in 2023, two players are presently tied for the most touches.
Christian McCaffrey is one. Travis Etienne, the fantasy RB3, is the other.
Etienne also has seven touchdowns in addition to touches. But after scoring just five touchdowns in the previous season, can he maintain his current rate of success?
In a way, the answer is yes. Despite having fewer goal-line carries in 2023, Etienne's fantasy point percentage from touchdowns has increased to 30% in 2023 from 2022.
As he leads the league with four touchdown carries of more than 15 yards going into Week 8 (compared to just one all last year), his touchdowns have frequently come on massive plays.
Although those spectacular plays will probably become increasingly rare, it's still positive However, it's encouraging to see that he has produced all of his season's goal-line work in the previous three games.
Put differently, Jacksonville is involving him more where it matters most.
One of the few backs who earn both significant targets and goal-line work is Etienne, while backup Tank Bigsby seldom sees the field, much less the ball. It's best to just enjoy the journey.