Fantasy Football 2010: Know Your Running Back Handcuffs

September 7, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Handcuff (n.) - Shackle that consists of a metal loop that can be locked around the wrist; usually used in pairs.
Fantasy Football Handcuff (n.) - The backup of a major Fantasy Football performer, and a player that could make you look like a fantasy football genius.
The Fantasy Football Handcuff is a well known Fantasy Football draft strategy that has been in use for a long time. The rationale for drafting a “Handcuff” is that in case of injury to your starter, you have the player at that position that will take over his good situation.
For example, the “Handcuff” for Maurice Jones-Drew in Jacksonville is Rashad Jennings. Jennings is drafted on average in the middle of the 12th round, which means that you would be passing up a defense like Dallas, a starting tight end like Heath Miller or a starting quarterback like Matt Cassel. If you have filled those positions and are confident with the selections, Jennings i...

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