Jaguars Beat: Breaking down potential RB usage

The Eagles did have lead backs under Doug Peterson -- Ryan Mathews, LeGarrette Blount, Josh Adams and Miles Sanders -- but no one carried the ball more than 179 times in a season (Sanders in 2019). Twice Pederson had three backs with 70 or more carries in a season (2016 and 2017) and twice he had running backs finished third on the team in receptions (2016 and 2019).

Sanders is the only back he had that topped 800 yards rushing in a season, which he did in 2019 and 2020.

So if that’s the philosophy Pederson is bringing to Jacksonville, it’s probably safe to assume that James Robinson won’t match the 240 carries he had as a rookie, and Travis Etienne’s potential workload could look something like Darren Sproles’ output in 2016: 94 rushes and 52 catches.

Fantasy Impact: 

Robinson is still on his way back from injury and the story said until he's 100 % the team won't push him. So it's safe to assume Etienne will see a majority of the workload early on. But once Robinson is fully back, the story believes Peterson will use the backs much like he has in the past when with the Eagles. However, other reports last week said Robinson will take over as the lead back when healthy with Etienne the change of pace. It seems like Etienne's value will come in PPR leagues if he does land the passing down role, which at least seems to be a common assumption.

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