Ideal Bye Week Running Backs
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Ideal Bye Week Running Backs

While handcuffing your stud running back (drafting his actual NFL backup) is critical in fantasy football, it's also important to draft players to fill in for him when he's on a bye. This page identifies the non-fantasy starting RBs that have the easiest match-ups on the stud's bye week. Points allowed to RBs listed in []

#1RB Jamaal Charles, KC
Bye Week: 6

Handcuff: #56RB Knile Davis
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#41RB Bernard Pierce, BAL @TB [20.7 pts allowed]
#27RB Chris Johnson, NYJ vs. DEN [20.5 pts allowed]
#34RB Jeremy Hill, CIN vs. CAR [20.0 pts allowed]
#33RB Devonta Freeman, ATL vs. CHI [19.9 pts allowed]
#37RB Steven Jackson, ATL vs. CHI [19.9 pts allowed]
#38RB Maurice Jones-Drew, OAK vs. SD [19.9 pts allowed]
#29RB Knowshon Moreno, MIA vs. GB [19.1 pts allowed]


#2RB LeSean McCoy, PHI
Bye Week: 7

Handcuff: #35RB Darren Sproles
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#38RB Maurice Jones-Drew, OAK vs. ARI [23.5 pts allowed]
#44RB Fred Jackson, BUF vs. MIN [22.9 pts allowed]
#40RB DeAngelo Williams, CAR @GB [20.7 pts allowed]
#43RB Terrance West, CLE @JAX [20.5 pts allowed]
#39RB Stevan Ridley, NE vs. NYJ [20.4 pts allowed]
#26RB Toby Gerhart, JAX vs. CLE [19.9 pts allowed]
#25RB Zac Stacy, STL vs. SEA [18.5 pts allowed]


#3RB Matt Forte, CHI
Bye Week: 9

Handcuff: #58RB Ka'Deem Carey
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#35RB Darren Sproles, PHI @HOU [24.8 pts allowed]
#29RB Knowshon Moreno, MIA vs. SD [20.5 pts allowed]
#30RB Lamar Miller, MIA vs. SD [20.5 pts allowed]
#41RB Bernard Pierce, BAL @PIT [20.0 pts allowed]
#42RB Donald Brown, SD @MIA [20.0 pts allowed]
#43RB Terrance West, CLE vs. TB [18.9 pts allowed]
#28RB Pierre Thomas, NO @CAR [18.3 pts allowed]


#4RB Eddie Lacy, GB
Bye Week: 9

Handcuff: #54RB James Starks
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#35RB Darren Sproles, PHI @HOU [24.8 pts allowed]
#29RB Knowshon Moreno, MIA vs. SD [20.5 pts allowed]
#30RB Lamar Miller, MIA vs. SD [20.5 pts allowed]
#41RB Bernard Pierce, BAL @PIT [20.0 pts allowed]
#42RB Donald Brown, SD @MIA [20.0 pts allowed]
#43RB Terrance West, CLE vs. TB [18.9 pts allowed]
#28RB Pierre Thomas, NO @CAR [18.3 pts allowed]


#5RB Adrian Peterson, MIN
Bye Week: 10

Handcuff: #74RB Jerick McKinnon
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#33RB Devonta Freeman, ATL @TB [24.8 pts allowed]
#37RB Steven Jackson, ATL @TB [24.8 pts allowed]
#29RB Knowshon Moreno, MIA @DET [22.9 pts allowed]
#30RB Lamar Miller, MIA @DET [22.9 pts allowed]
#35RB Darren Sproles, PHI vs. CAR [20.7 pts allowed]
#26RB Toby Gerhart, JAX vs. DAL [20.5 pts allowed]
#28RB Pierre Thomas, NO vs. SF [19.9 pts allowed]


#6RB Giovani Bernard, CIN
Bye Week: 4

Handcuff: #34RB Jeremy Hill
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#39RB Stevan Ridley, NE @KC [23.3 pts allowed]
#32RB Frank Gore, SF vs. PHI [20.4 pts allowed]
#36RB Carlos Hyde, SF vs. PHI [20.4 pts allowed]
#41RB Bernard Pierce, BAL vs. CAR [20.0 pts allowed]
#42RB Donald Brown, SD vs. JAX [20.0 pts allowed]
#40RB DeAngelo Williams, CAR @BAL [19.9 pts allowed]
#33RB Devonta Freeman, ATL @MIN [19.6 pts allowed]


#7RB DeMarco Murray, DAL
Bye Week: 11

Handcuff: #48RB Lance Dunbar
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#38RB Maurice Jones-Drew, OAK @SD [24.8 pts allowed]
#29RB Knowshon Moreno, MIA vs. BUF [23.3 pts allowed]
#30RB Lamar Miller, MIA vs. BUF [23.3 pts allowed]
#43RB Terrance West, CLE vs. HOU [20.7 pts allowed]
#39RB Stevan Ridley, NE @IND [20.5 pts allowed]
#25RB Zac Stacy, STL vs. DEN [20.4 pts allowed]
#34RB Jeremy Hill, CIN @NO [20.0 pts allowed]


#8RB Montee Ball, DEN
Bye Week: 4

Handcuff: #53RB Ronnie Hillman
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#39RB Stevan Ridley, NE @KC [23.3 pts allowed]
#32RB Frank Gore, SF vs. PHI [20.4 pts allowed]
#36RB Carlos Hyde, SF vs. PHI [20.4 pts allowed]
#41RB Bernard Pierce, BAL vs. CAR [20.0 pts allowed]
#42RB Donald Brown, SD vs. JAX [20.0 pts allowed]
#40RB DeAngelo Williams, CAR @BAL [19.9 pts allowed]
#33RB Devonta Freeman, ATL @MIN [19.6 pts allowed]


#9RB Andre Ellington, ARI
Bye Week: 4

Handcuff: #88RB Stepfan Taylor
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#39RB Stevan Ridley, NE @KC [23.3 pts allowed]
#32RB Frank Gore, SF vs. PHI [20.4 pts allowed]
#36RB Carlos Hyde, SF vs. PHI [20.4 pts allowed]
#41RB Bernard Pierce, BAL vs. CAR [20.0 pts allowed]
#42RB Donald Brown, SD vs. JAX [20.0 pts allowed]
#40RB DeAngelo Williams, CAR @BAL [19.9 pts allowed]
#33RB Devonta Freeman, ATL @MIN [19.6 pts allowed]


#10RB Le'Veon Bell, PIT
Bye Week: 12

Handcuff: #50RB LeGarrette Blount
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#32RB Frank Gore, SF vs. WAS [24.8 pts allowed]
#36RB Carlos Hyde, SF vs. WAS [24.8 pts allowed]
#26RB Toby Gerhart, JAX @IND [22.9 pts allowed]
#44RB Fred Jackson, BUF vs. NYJ [20.5 pts allowed]
#39RB Stevan Ridley, NE vs. DET [20.4 pts allowed]
#34RB Jeremy Hill, CIN @HOU [19.9 pts allowed]
#35RB Darren Sproles, PHI vs. TEN [19.6 pts allowed]


#11RB Doug Martin, TB
Bye Week: 7

Handcuff: #0RB Bobby Rainey
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#38RB Maurice Jones-Drew, OAK vs. ARI [23.5 pts allowed]
#44RB Fred Jackson, BUF vs. MIN [22.9 pts allowed]
#40RB DeAngelo Williams, CAR @GB [20.7 pts allowed]
#43RB Terrance West, CLE @JAX [20.5 pts allowed]
#39RB Stevan Ridley, NE vs. NYJ [20.4 pts allowed]
#26RB Toby Gerhart, JAX vs. CLE [19.9 pts allowed]
#25RB Zac Stacy, STL vs. SEA [18.5 pts allowed]


#12RB C.J. Spiller, BUF
Bye Week: 9

Handcuff: #44RB Fred Jackson
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#35RB Darren Sproles, PHI @HOU [24.8 pts allowed]
#29RB Knowshon Moreno, MIA vs. SD [20.5 pts allowed]
#30RB Lamar Miller, MIA vs. SD [20.5 pts allowed]
#41RB Bernard Pierce, BAL @PIT [20.0 pts allowed]
#42RB Donald Brown, SD @MIA [20.0 pts allowed]
#43RB Terrance West, CLE vs. TB [18.9 pts allowed]
#28RB Pierre Thomas, NO @CAR [18.3 pts allowed]


#13RB Marshawn Lynch, SEA
Bye Week: 4

Handcuff: #69RB Robert Turbin
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#39RB Stevan Ridley, NE @KC [23.3 pts allowed]
#32RB Frank Gore, SF vs. PHI [20.4 pts allowed]
#36RB Carlos Hyde, SF vs. PHI [20.4 pts allowed]
#41RB Bernard Pierce, BAL vs. CAR [20.0 pts allowed]
#42RB Donald Brown, SD vs. JAX [20.0 pts allowed]
#40RB DeAngelo Williams, CAR @BAL [19.9 pts allowed]
#33RB Devonta Freeman, ATL @MIN [19.6 pts allowed]


#14RB Reggie Bush, DET
Bye Week: 9

Handcuff: #20RB Joique Bell
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#35RB Darren Sproles, PHI @HOU [24.8 pts allowed]
#29RB Knowshon Moreno, MIA vs. SD [20.5 pts allowed]
#30RB Lamar Miller, MIA vs. SD [20.5 pts allowed]
#41RB Bernard Pierce, BAL @PIT [20.0 pts allowed]
#42RB Donald Brown, SD @MIA [20.0 pts allowed]
#43RB Terrance West, CLE vs. TB [18.9 pts allowed]
#28RB Pierre Thomas, NO @CAR [18.3 pts allowed]


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