2015 Fantasy Football: Who Are This Year’s Top Handcuffs at RB?

August 18, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Handcuffing is a familiar fantasy football strategy. It is essentially the act of acquiring a starting tailback's primary backup, as a measure of insurance—and it's often an overused and mismanaged crutch for investors.
Say you've picked the Indianapolis Colts to win the Super Bowl with 8-1 odds for a title. Let's assume they make it to that final Sunday of the season and you have the opportunity to reasonably hedge this risk by placing enough on the NFC participant to ensure a net profit regardless of the game's outcome. By hedging, one can minimize the potentially big return, and subsequent risk, of simply riding the Colts, in guaranteeing a margin of victory seldom found in the wagering arena by diluting the risk with bets on both sides of the outcome spectrum.
In fantasy football, investors would like to think that in netting a top running back and his understudy, they gain some level of uncommon control over a team's tailback depth chart. However, we are offered no...

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