• Travis Etienne Jr Scores twice at the start of the game: The Jaguars drove the ball down the field on two of their first three drives, both of which resulted in Etienne touchdowns. However, he didn’t do much for the rest of the game.
• Alvin Camara PPR is king: Kamara reached double-digit receptions for the second time this season. No more than eight running backs in a game.
• Calvin Ridley A reception is held: To the dismay of many fantasy managers, the Jaguars’ superior receiving option was not a factor in this game. But that may not be a sign of things to come.
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Jacksonville Jaguars @ New Orleans Saints
- Travis Etienne Jr: 14 carries, 53 yards, 2 touchdowns; 3 receptions, 24 receiving yards
- Alvin Camara: 17 carries, 62 yards; 12 receptions, 91 receiving yards
Jamal Williams Returning to New Orleans: The Saints running back has been out injured for the past four weeks with a hamstring injury.
- Before the injury, Williams was the clear-cut starter in Weeks 1 and 2 Alvin Camara served his suspension. It was the first game Kamara and Williams played together.
- Saints used both interchangeably. Kamara played a few snaps, then Williams joined in on a couple of plays.
- Williams was used first in Detroit, primarily in shortstop situations. He was used more in clear passing situations than most other situations in this game.
- This marks a clear decline in attacks for Kamara. It didn’t hurt his fantasy production in this game, as his target stock was ridiculous. If his target rate ever takes a step back, his fantasy value will take a hit.
- Kamara leads running backs in receptions this season with 35. The next closest back is 26. He accomplished this despite missing the first three weeks of the season.
- Third round rookie Kendre Miller Dropped to RB3 on depth chart. He only played a handful of snaps, but didn’t get a chance in the football. He could be cut in shallow leagues.
Calvin Ridley A reception is held: Ridley’s playing time was about the same as it has been all season, but he wasn’t prioritized in the passing game until late in the fourth quarter.
- It could have been part of the Jaguars’ game plan Trevor Lawrence Enters the game with a knee injury.
- Lawrence’s 5.2-yard average deep catch through three quarters was his lowest all season, while his 2.32-second average time to throw was below average.
- Ridley had the highest average targets among Jaguars active players at 13.3. close player Jamal AgnewAt 9.7.
- Ridley led the team in targets on passes that took 2.1 seconds or longer to throw, but both Evan Engram And Christian Kirk Had the most targets on sub-2.0-second passes coming into the week. Engram scored 27, Kirk 18 and Ridley 13.
- Part of the problem was that the Jaguars played with a lead while the Saints dominated possession, so the Jaguars didn’t pass much.
- He scored a goal in the first 55 minutes. With the game tied in the fourth quarter, Ridley threw a touchdown and was targeted on the following two.
- Lawrence’s injury may account for a lower target share than the Saints cornerbacks. Marshon Lattimore No other wide receiver has been overshadowed all season in this game.
- Ridley should be affordable. Although his performance has been disappointing in a few games, Lawrence should bounce back from this game after taking some time off.
- Derek Carr He clearly dealt with the injury in the last few minutes of the game, but he continued to play through the injury. This will be something to keep an eye on next week.
- Jay Jones He missed his fourth game in five weeks with a knee injury. Christian Kirk He continues to hold his position among 12 employees Jamal Agnew 11 was the primary replacement in the workforce.
- Agnew left the game to be checked for a concussion, but he returned shortly after and resumed his usual role for the rest of the game.
- A second-round rookie tight end Brendan Strange Out-snap Luke Farrell For the first time last week, he caught his first career home run. It’s more of a one-week anomaly than a sign of things to come, as Pharrell returns ahead of Strange this week.
- Saints were absent Juan Johnson (calf) for the fourth straight game. We saw more Foster Morrow and less Daysum Hill This week more than last week, but any fantasy manager who took a risk on Hill was rewarded with a 1-yard touchdown run.
- Evan Engram And Michael Thomas Only two players entered the game with 30-plus receptions, but no touchdowns. Thomas ended the streak in the fourth quarter, but Engram was touchdown-less.
• Snaps include plays called back due to penalties, including active holding or defensive pass interference. Three other figures have been removed from these plays.
• Targets may differ from official NFL sources. A more likely discrepancy could be from a clear thrown pass, where the NFL may give the target to the nearest receiver, but this data is not available.
• Carries are only on designed plays. Quarterback scrambles do not count toward total carries in a game.
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