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:
#35RB DeAngelo Williams, PIT @CLE [22.9 pts allowed]
#25RB Chris Johnson, NYJ vs. DEN [20.5 pts allowed]
#28RB Frank Gore, IND @HOU [20.4 pts allowed]
#30RB Jeremy Hill, CIN vs. CAR [20.0 pts allowed]
#29RB Devonta Freeman, ATL vs. CHI [19.9 pts allowed]
#26RB Lamar Miller, MIA vs. GB [19.1 pts allowed]
#39RB Fred Jackson, BUF vs. NE [19.1 pts allowed]


#2RB LeSean McCoy, BUF
Bye Week: 9

Handcuff: #39RB Fred Jackson
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#31RB Darren Sproles, PHI @HOU [24.8 pts allowed]
#26RB Lamar Miller, MIA vs. SD [20.5 pts allowed]
#37RB Donald Brown, SD @MIA [20.0 pts allowed]
#41RB Darren McFadden, DAL vs. ARI [19.9 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]


#3RB Matt Forte, CHI
Bye Week: 9

Handcuff: #55RB Jacquizz Rodgers#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]
#37RB Donald Brown, SD @MIA [20.0 pts allowed]
#41RB Darren McFadden, DAL vs. ARI [19.9 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]
#37RB Donald Brown, SD @MIA [20.0 pts allowed]
#41RB Darren McFadden, DAL vs. ARI [19.9 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 Jerick McKinnon
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#29RB Devonta Freeman, 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]
#36RB Bernard Pierce, JAX vs. DAL [20.5 pts allowed]
#40RB Christine Michael, SEA vs. NYG [20.4 pts allowed]
#35RB DeAngelo Williams, PIT @NYJ [20.0 pts allowed]
#27RB Mark Ingram, NO vs. SF [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]
#32RB Carlos Hyde, SF vs. PHI [20.4 pts allowed]
#37RB Donald Brown, SD vs. JAX [20.0 pts allowed]
#29RB Devonta Freeman, ATL @MIN [19.6 pts allowed]
#26RB Lamar Miller, MIA @OAK [19.1 pts allowed]
#27RB Mark Ingram, NO @DAL [18.5 pts allowed]
#44RB Andre Williams, NYG @WAS [18.3 pts allowed]


#7RB DeMarco Murray, PHI
Bye Week: 7

Handcuff: #21RB Ryan Mathews
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#39RB Fred Jackson, BUF vs. MIN [22.9 pts allowed]
#38RB Terrance West, CLE @JAX [20.5 pts allowed]
#42RB James White, NE vs. NYJ [20.4 pts allowed]
#28RB Frank Gore, IND vs. CIN [20.0 pts allowed]
#36RB Bernard Pierce, JAX vs. CLE [19.9 pts allowed]
#41RB Darren McFadden, DAL vs. NYG [19.6 pts allowed]
#43RB Lance Dunbar, DAL vs. NYG [19.6 pts allowed]


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

Handcuff: #35RB DeAngelo Williams
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#32RB Carlos Hyde, SF vs. WAS [24.8 pts allowed]
#28RB Frank Gore, IND vs. JAX [23.3 pts allowed]
#36RB Bernard Pierce, JAX @IND [22.9 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]


#9RB Doug Martin, TB
Bye Week: 7

Handcuff: #64RB Charles Sims
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#39RB Fred Jackson, BUF vs. MIN [22.9 pts allowed]
#38RB Terrance West, CLE @JAX [20.5 pts allowed]
#42RB James White, NE vs. NYJ [20.4 pts allowed]
#28RB Frank Gore, IND vs. CIN [20.0 pts allowed]
#36RB Bernard Pierce, JAX vs. CLE [19.9 pts allowed]
#41RB Darren McFadden, DAL vs. NYG [19.6 pts allowed]
#43RB Lance Dunbar, DAL vs. NYG [19.6 pts allowed]


#10RB C.J. Spiller, NO
Bye Week: 6

Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#35RB DeAngelo Williams, PIT @CLE [22.9 pts allowed]
#25RB Chris Johnson, NYJ vs. DEN [20.5 pts allowed]
#28RB Frank Gore, IND @HOU [20.4 pts allowed]
#30RB Jeremy Hill, CIN vs. CAR [20.0 pts allowed]
#29RB Devonta Freeman, ATL vs. CHI [19.9 pts allowed]
#26RB Lamar Miller, MIA vs. GB [19.1 pts allowed]
#39RB Fred Jackson, BUF vs. NE [19.1 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]
#32RB Carlos Hyde, SF vs. PHI [20.4 pts allowed]
#37RB Donald Brown, SD vs. JAX [20.0 pts allowed]
#29RB Devonta Freeman, ATL @MIN [19.6 pts allowed]
#26RB Lamar Miller, MIA @OAK [19.1 pts allowed]
#27RB Mark Ingram, NO @DAL [18.5 pts allowed]
#44RB Andre Williams, NYG @WAS [18.3 pts allowed]


#12RB Reggie Bush, SF
Bye Week: 8

Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#28RB Frank Gore, IND @PIT [22.9 pts allowed]
#26RB Lamar Miller, MIA @JAX [20.4 pts allowed]
#37RB Donald Brown, SD @DEN [20.0 pts allowed]
#31RB Darren Sproles, PHI @ARI [19.9 pts allowed]
#42RB James White, NE vs. CHI [19.1 pts allowed]
#36RB Bernard Pierce, JAX vs. MIA [18.5 pts allowed]
#29RB Devonta Freeman, ATL vs. DET [18.3 pts allowed]


#13RB Shane Vereen, NYG
Bye Week: 8

Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#28RB Frank Gore, IND @PIT [22.9 pts allowed]
#26RB Lamar Miller, MIA @JAX [20.4 pts allowed]
#37RB Donald Brown, SD @DEN [20.0 pts allowed]
#31RB Darren Sproles, PHI @ARI [19.9 pts allowed]
#42RB James White, NE vs. CHI [19.1 pts allowed]
#36RB Bernard Pierce, JAX vs. MIA [18.5 pts allowed]
#29RB Devonta Freeman, ATL vs. DET [18.3 pts allowed]


#14RB Rashad Jennings, NYG
Bye Week: 8

Handcuff: #13RB Shane Vereen
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#28RB Frank Gore, IND @PIT [22.9 pts allowed]
#26RB Lamar Miller, MIA @JAX [20.4 pts allowed]
#37RB Donald Brown, SD @DEN [20.0 pts allowed]
#31RB Darren Sproles, PHI @ARI [19.9 pts allowed]
#42RB James White, NE vs. CHI [19.1 pts allowed]
#36RB Bernard Pierce, JAX vs. MIA [18.5 pts allowed]
#29RB Devonta Freeman, ATL vs. DET [18.3 pts allowed]