Fantasy Football 2016: Top RB Handcuffs for 2016 Season

July 1, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Over the past half-decade or so, running backs seemed to be losing their value in the modern NFL. While the recent first-round selections of running backs in the NFL draft suggest their value may be back on the rise, the running back position never lost its significance in the realm of fantasy.
Running backs are an essential part of any successful fantasy football team, due to scoring potential and a heavy—and quite often guaranteed—weekly workload. Most starting backs are going to touch the football 20-plus times in a game. Even elite receivers and tight ends can be limited to a handful of touches.
What happens, though, when your first- or second-round running back suffers an injury and can't play? If you happen to have his backup on your fantasy bench, the choice should be obvious.
This is why drafting handcuff players—guys who will likely take over in the event of an injury—is a sound strategy when you're banking heavily on running backs. Now w...

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