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: #50RB Knile Davis
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#36RB Bernard Pierce, BAL @TB [20.7 pts allowed]
#25RB Chris Johnson, NYJ vs. DEN [20.5 pts allowed]
#30RB Jeremy Hill, CIN vs. CAR [20.0 pts allowed]
#29RB Devonta Freeman, ATL vs. CHI [19.9 pts allowed]
#33RB Steven Jackson, ATL vs. CHI [19.9 pts allowed]
#34RB Maurice Jones-Drew, OAK vs. SD [19.9 pts allowed]
#41RB Darren McFadden, OAK vs. SD [19.9 pts allowed]


#2RB LeSean McCoy, PHI
Bye Week: 7

Handcuff: #31RB Darren Sproles
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#34RB Maurice Jones-Drew, OAK vs. ARI [23.5 pts allowed]
#41RB Darren McFadden, OAK vs. ARI [23.5 pts allowed]
#39RB Fred Jackson, BUF vs. MIN [22.9 pts allowed]
#35RB DeAngelo Williams, CAR @GB [20.7 pts allowed]
#38RB Terrance West, CLE @JAX [20.5 pts allowed]
#42RB James White, NE vs. NYJ [20.4 pts allowed]
#43RB Lance Dunbar, DAL vs. NYG [19.6 pts allowed]


#3RB Matt Forte, CHI
Bye Week: 9

Handcuff: #52RB Ka'Deem Carey
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#31RB Darren Sproles, PHI @HOU [24.8 pts allowed]
#26RB Lamar Miller, MIA vs. SD [20.5 pts allowed]
#36RB Bernard Pierce, BAL @PIT [20.0 pts allowed]
#37RB Donald Brown, SD @MIA [20.0 pts allowed]
#43RB Lance Dunbar, DAL vs. ARI [19.9 pts allowed]
#38RB Terrance West, CLE vs. TB [18.9 pts allowed]
#27RB Mark Ingram, NO @CAR [18.3 pts allowed]


#4RB Eddie Lacy, GB
Bye Week: 9

Handcuff: #48RB James Starks
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#31RB Darren Sproles, PHI @HOU [24.8 pts allowed]
#26RB Lamar Miller, MIA vs. SD [20.5 pts allowed]
#36RB Bernard Pierce, BAL @PIT [20.0 pts allowed]
#37RB Donald Brown, SD @MIA [20.0 pts allowed]
#43RB Lance Dunbar, DAL vs. ARI [19.9 pts allowed]
#38RB Terrance West, CLE vs. TB [18.9 pts allowed]
#27RB Mark Ingram, NO @CAR [18.3 pts allowed]


#5RB Adrian Peterson, MIN
Bye Week: 10

Handcuff: #0RB Joe Banyard
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#29RB Devonta Freeman, ATL @TB [24.8 pts allowed]
#33RB Steven Jackson, ATL @TB [24.8 pts allowed]
#26RB Lamar Miller, MIA @DET [22.9 pts allowed]
#31RB Darren Sproles, PHI vs. CAR [20.7 pts allowed]
#40RB Christine Michael, SEA vs. NYG [20.4 pts allowed]
#27RB Mark Ingram, NO vs. SF [19.9 pts allowed]
#36RB Bernard Pierce, BAL vs. TEN [19.9 pts allowed]


#6RB Giovani Bernard, CIN
Bye Week: 4

Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#42RB James White, NE @KC [23.3 pts allowed]
#28RB Frank Gore, SF vs. PHI [20.4 pts allowed]
#32RB Carlos Hyde, SF vs. PHI [20.4 pts allowed]
#36RB Bernard Pierce, BAL vs. CAR [20.0 pts allowed]
#37RB Donald Brown, SD vs. JAX [20.0 pts allowed]
#35RB DeAngelo Williams, CAR @BAL [19.9 pts allowed]
#29RB Devonta Freeman, ATL @MIN [19.6 pts allowed]


#7RB DeMarco Murray, DAL
Bye Week: 11

Handcuff: #70RB Joseph Randle
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#34RB Maurice Jones-Drew, OAK @SD [24.8 pts allowed]
#41RB Darren McFadden, OAK @SD [24.8 pts allowed]
#26RB Lamar Miller, MIA vs. BUF [23.3 pts allowed]
#38RB Terrance West, CLE vs. HOU [20.7 pts allowed]
#42RB James White, NE @IND [20.5 pts allowed]
#30RB Jeremy Hill, CIN @NO [20.0 pts allowed]
#27RB Mark Ingram, NO vs. CIN [19.9 pts allowed]


#8RB Le'Veon Bell, PIT
Bye Week: 12

Handcuff: #0RB Josh Harris
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#28RB Frank Gore, SF vs. WAS [24.8 pts allowed]
#32RB Carlos Hyde, SF vs. WAS [24.8 pts allowed]
#39RB Fred Jackson, BUF vs. NYJ [20.5 pts allowed]
#42RB James White, NE vs. DET [20.4 pts allowed]
#30RB Jeremy Hill, CIN @HOU [19.9 pts allowed]
#31RB Darren Sproles, PHI vs. TEN [19.6 pts allowed]
#37RB Donald Brown, SD vs. STL [18.9 pts allowed]


#9RB Doug Martin, TB
Bye Week: 7

Handcuff: #64RB Charles Sims
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#34RB Maurice Jones-Drew, OAK vs. ARI [23.5 pts allowed]
#41RB Darren McFadden, OAK vs. ARI [23.5 pts allowed]
#39RB Fred Jackson, BUF vs. MIN [22.9 pts allowed]
#35RB DeAngelo Williams, CAR @GB [20.7 pts allowed]
#38RB Terrance West, CLE @JAX [20.5 pts allowed]
#42RB James White, NE vs. NYJ [20.4 pts allowed]
#43RB Lance Dunbar, DAL vs. NYG [19.6 pts allowed]


#10RB C.J. Spiller, BUF
Bye Week: 9

Handcuff: #80RB Anthony Dixon
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#31RB Darren Sproles, PHI @HOU [24.8 pts allowed]
#26RB Lamar Miller, MIA vs. SD [20.5 pts allowed]
#36RB Bernard Pierce, BAL @PIT [20.0 pts allowed]
#37RB Donald Brown, SD @MIA [20.0 pts allowed]
#43RB Lance Dunbar, DAL vs. ARI [19.9 pts allowed]
#38RB Terrance West, CLE vs. TB [18.9 pts allowed]
#27RB Mark Ingram, NO @CAR [18.3 pts allowed]


#11RB Marshawn Lynch, SEA
Bye Week: 4

Handcuff: #62RB Robert Turbin
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#42RB James White, NE @KC [23.3 pts allowed]
#28RB Frank Gore, SF vs. PHI [20.4 pts allowed]
#32RB Carlos Hyde, SF vs. PHI [20.4 pts allowed]
#36RB Bernard Pierce, BAL vs. CAR [20.0 pts allowed]
#37RB Donald Brown, SD vs. JAX [20.0 pts allowed]
#35RB DeAngelo Williams, CAR @BAL [19.9 pts allowed]
#29RB Devonta Freeman, ATL @MIN [19.6 pts allowed]


#12RB Reggie Bush, DET
Bye Week: 9

Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#31RB Darren Sproles, PHI @HOU [24.8 pts allowed]
#26RB Lamar Miller, MIA vs. SD [20.5 pts allowed]
#36RB Bernard Pierce, BAL @PIT [20.0 pts allowed]
#37RB Donald Brown, SD @MIA [20.0 pts allowed]
#43RB Lance Dunbar, DAL vs. ARI [19.9 pts allowed]
#38RB Terrance West, CLE vs. TB [18.9 pts allowed]
#27RB Mark Ingram, NO @CAR [18.3 pts allowed]


#13RB Shane Vereen, NE
Bye Week: 10

Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#29RB Devonta Freeman, ATL @TB [24.8 pts allowed]
#33RB Steven Jackson, ATL @TB [24.8 pts allowed]
#26RB Lamar Miller, MIA @DET [22.9 pts allowed]
#31RB Darren Sproles, PHI vs. CAR [20.7 pts allowed]
#40RB Christine Michael, SEA vs. NYG [20.4 pts allowed]
#27RB Mark Ingram, NO vs. SF [19.9 pts allowed]
#36RB Bernard Pierce, BAL vs. TEN [19.9 pts allowed]


#14RB Rashad Jennings, NYG
Bye Week: 8

Handcuff: #44RB Andre Williams
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#26RB Lamar Miller, MIA @JAX [20.4 pts allowed]
#34RB Maurice Jones-Drew, OAK @CLE [20.0 pts allowed]
#37RB Donald Brown, SD @DEN [20.0 pts allowed]
#41RB Darren McFadden, OAK @CLE [20.0 pts allowed]
#31RB Darren Sproles, PHI @ARI [19.9 pts allowed]
#42RB James White, NE vs. CHI [19.1 pts allowed]
#29RB Devonta Freeman, ATL vs. DET [18.3 pts allowed]