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: #51RB Knile Davis
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#37RB Bernard Pierce, BAL @TB [20.7 pts allowed]
#25RB Chris Johnson, NYJ vs. DEN [20.5 pts allowed]
#31RB Jeremy Hill, CIN vs. CAR [20.0 pts allowed]
#30RB Devonta Freeman, ATL vs. CHI [19.9 pts allowed]
#34RB Steven Jackson, ATL vs. CHI [19.9 pts allowed]
#35RB Maurice Jones-Drew, OAK vs. SD [19.9 pts allowed]
#42RB Darren McFadden, OAK vs. SD [19.9 pts allowed]


#2RB LeSean McCoy, PHI
Bye Week: 7

Handcuff: #32RB Darren Sproles
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#35RB Maurice Jones-Drew, OAK vs. ARI [23.5 pts allowed]
#42RB Darren McFadden, OAK vs. ARI [23.5 pts allowed]
#40RB Fred Jackson, BUF vs. MIN [22.9 pts allowed]
#36RB DeAngelo Williams, CAR @GB [20.7 pts allowed]
#39RB Terrance West, CLE @JAX [20.5 pts allowed]
#43RB James White, NE vs. NYJ [20.4 pts allowed]
#44RB Lance Dunbar, DAL vs. NYG [19.6 pts allowed]


#3RB Matt Forte, CHI
Bye Week: 9

Handcuff: #53RB Ka'Deem Carey
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#32RB Darren Sproles, PHI @HOU [24.8 pts allowed]
#27RB Lamar Miller, MIA vs. SD [20.5 pts allowed]
#37RB Bernard Pierce, BAL @PIT [20.0 pts allowed]
#38RB Donald Brown, SD @MIA [20.0 pts allowed]
#44RB Lance Dunbar, DAL vs. ARI [19.9 pts allowed]
#39RB Terrance West, CLE vs. TB [18.9 pts allowed]
#26RB Pierre Thomas, NO @CAR [18.3 pts allowed]


#4RB Eddie Lacy, GB
Bye Week: 9

Handcuff: #49RB James Starks
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#32RB Darren Sproles, PHI @HOU [24.8 pts allowed]
#27RB Lamar Miller, MIA vs. SD [20.5 pts allowed]
#37RB Bernard Pierce, BAL @PIT [20.0 pts allowed]
#38RB Donald Brown, SD @MIA [20.0 pts allowed]
#44RB Lance Dunbar, DAL vs. ARI [19.9 pts allowed]
#39RB Terrance West, CLE vs. TB [18.9 pts allowed]
#26RB Pierre Thomas, NO @CAR [18.3 pts allowed]


#5RB Adrian Peterson, MIN
Bye Week: 10

Handcuff: #22RB Ben Tate
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#30RB Devonta Freeman, ATL @TB [24.8 pts allowed]
#34RB Steven Jackson, ATL @TB [24.8 pts allowed]
#27RB Lamar Miller, MIA @DET [22.9 pts allowed]
#32RB Darren Sproles, PHI vs. CAR [20.7 pts allowed]
#41RB Christine Michael, SEA vs. NYG [20.4 pts allowed]
#26RB Pierre Thomas, NO vs. SF [19.9 pts allowed]
#28RB Mark Ingram, NO vs. SF [19.9 pts allowed]


#6RB Giovani Bernard, CIN
Bye Week: 4

Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#43RB James White, NE @KC [23.3 pts allowed]
#29RB Frank Gore, SF vs. PHI [20.4 pts allowed]
#33RB Carlos Hyde, SF vs. PHI [20.4 pts allowed]
#37RB Bernard Pierce, BAL vs. CAR [20.0 pts allowed]
#38RB Donald Brown, SD vs. JAX [20.0 pts allowed]
#36RB DeAngelo Williams, CAR @BAL [19.9 pts allowed]
#30RB Devonta Freeman, ATL @MIN [19.6 pts allowed]


#7RB DeMarco Murray, DAL
Bye Week: 11

Handcuff: #71RB Joseph Randle
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#35RB Maurice Jones-Drew, OAK @SD [24.8 pts allowed]
#42RB Darren McFadden, OAK @SD [24.8 pts allowed]
#27RB Lamar Miller, MIA vs. BUF [23.3 pts allowed]
#39RB Terrance West, CLE vs. HOU [20.7 pts allowed]
#43RB James White, NE @IND [20.5 pts allowed]
#31RB Jeremy Hill, CIN @NO [20.0 pts allowed]
#26RB Pierre Thomas, NO vs. CIN [19.9 pts allowed]


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

Handcuff: #0RB Josh Harris
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#29RB Frank Gore, SF vs. WAS [24.8 pts allowed]
#33RB Carlos Hyde, SF vs. WAS [24.8 pts allowed]
#40RB Fred Jackson, BUF vs. NYJ [20.5 pts allowed]
#43RB James White, NE vs. DET [20.4 pts allowed]
#31RB Jeremy Hill, CIN @HOU [19.9 pts allowed]
#32RB Darren Sproles, PHI vs. TEN [19.6 pts allowed]
#38RB Donald Brown, SD vs. STL [18.9 pts allowed]


#9RB Doug Martin, TB
Bye Week: 7

Handcuff: #65RB Charles Sims
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#35RB Maurice Jones-Drew, OAK vs. ARI [23.5 pts allowed]
#42RB Darren McFadden, OAK vs. ARI [23.5 pts allowed]
#40RB Fred Jackson, BUF vs. MIN [22.9 pts allowed]
#36RB DeAngelo Williams, CAR @GB [20.7 pts allowed]
#39RB Terrance West, CLE @JAX [20.5 pts allowed]
#43RB James White, NE vs. NYJ [20.4 pts allowed]
#44RB Lance Dunbar, DAL vs. NYG [19.6 pts allowed]


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

Handcuff: #81RB Anthony Dixon
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#32RB Darren Sproles, PHI @HOU [24.8 pts allowed]
#27RB Lamar Miller, MIA vs. SD [20.5 pts allowed]
#37RB Bernard Pierce, BAL @PIT [20.0 pts allowed]
#38RB Donald Brown, SD @MIA [20.0 pts allowed]
#44RB Lance Dunbar, DAL vs. ARI [19.9 pts allowed]
#39RB Terrance West, CLE vs. TB [18.9 pts allowed]
#26RB Pierre Thomas, NO @CAR [18.3 pts allowed]


#11RB Marshawn Lynch, SEA
Bye Week: 4

Handcuff: #63RB Robert Turbin
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#43RB James White, NE @KC [23.3 pts allowed]
#29RB Frank Gore, SF vs. PHI [20.4 pts allowed]
#33RB Carlos Hyde, SF vs. PHI [20.4 pts allowed]
#37RB Bernard Pierce, BAL vs. CAR [20.0 pts allowed]
#38RB Donald Brown, SD vs. JAX [20.0 pts allowed]
#36RB DeAngelo Williams, CAR @BAL [19.9 pts allowed]
#30RB Devonta Freeman, ATL @MIN [19.6 pts allowed]


#12RB Reggie Bush, DET
Bye Week: 9

Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#32RB Darren Sproles, PHI @HOU [24.8 pts allowed]
#27RB Lamar Miller, MIA vs. SD [20.5 pts allowed]
#37RB Bernard Pierce, BAL @PIT [20.0 pts allowed]
#38RB Donald Brown, SD @MIA [20.0 pts allowed]
#44RB Lance Dunbar, DAL vs. ARI [19.9 pts allowed]
#39RB Terrance West, CLE vs. TB [18.9 pts allowed]
#26RB Pierre Thomas, NO @CAR [18.3 pts allowed]


#13RB Shane Vereen, NE
Bye Week: 10

Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#30RB Devonta Freeman, ATL @TB [24.8 pts allowed]
#34RB Steven Jackson, ATL @TB [24.8 pts allowed]
#27RB Lamar Miller, MIA @DET [22.9 pts allowed]
#32RB Darren Sproles, PHI vs. CAR [20.7 pts allowed]
#41RB Christine Michael, SEA vs. NYG [20.4 pts allowed]
#26RB Pierre Thomas, NO vs. SF [19.9 pts allowed]
#28RB Mark Ingram, NO vs. SF [19.9 pts allowed]


#14RB Rashad Jennings, NYG
Bye Week: 8

Handcuff: #45RB Andre Williams
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#27RB Lamar Miller, MIA @JAX [20.4 pts allowed]
#35RB Maurice Jones-Drew, OAK @CLE [20.0 pts allowed]
#38RB Donald Brown, SD @DEN [20.0 pts allowed]
#42RB Darren McFadden, OAK @CLE [20.0 pts allowed]
#32RB Darren Sproles, PHI @ARI [19.9 pts allowed]
#43RB James White, NE vs. CHI [19.1 pts allowed]
#30RB Devonta Freeman, ATL vs. DET [18.3 pts allowed]