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: #54RB Knile Davis
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#39RB Bernard Pierce, BAL @TB [20.7 pts allowed]
#27RB Chris Johnson, NYJ vs. DEN [20.5 pts allowed]
#33RB Jeremy Hill, CIN vs. CAR [20.0 pts allowed]
#32RB Devonta Freeman, ATL vs. CHI [19.9 pts allowed]
#36RB Steven Jackson, ATL vs. CHI [19.9 pts allowed]
#37RB Maurice Jones-Drew, OAK vs. SD [19.9 pts allowed]
#44RB Darren McFadden, OAK vs. SD [19.9 pts allowed]


#2RB LeSean McCoy, PHI
Bye Week: 7

Handcuff: #34RB Darren Sproles
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#37RB Maurice Jones-Drew, OAK vs. ARI [23.5 pts allowed]
#44RB Darren McFadden, OAK vs. ARI [23.5 pts allowed]
#42RB Fred Jackson, BUF vs. MIN [22.9 pts allowed]
#38RB DeAngelo Williams, CAR @GB [20.7 pts allowed]
#41RB Terrance West, CLE @JAX [20.5 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: #56RB Ka'Deem Carey
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#34RB Darren Sproles, PHI @HOU [24.8 pts allowed]
#29RB Lamar Miller, MIA vs. SD [20.5 pts allowed]
#39RB Bernard Pierce, BAL @PIT [20.0 pts allowed]
#40RB Donald Brown, SD @MIA [20.0 pts allowed]
#41RB Terrance West, CLE vs. TB [18.9 pts allowed]
#28RB Pierre Thomas, NO @CAR [18.3 pts allowed]
#30RB Mark Ingram, NO @CAR [18.3 pts allowed]


#4RB Eddie Lacy, GB
Bye Week: 9

Handcuff: #52RB James Starks
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#34RB Darren Sproles, PHI @HOU [24.8 pts allowed]
#29RB Lamar Miller, MIA vs. SD [20.5 pts allowed]
#39RB Bernard Pierce, BAL @PIT [20.0 pts allowed]
#40RB Donald Brown, SD @MIA [20.0 pts allowed]
#41RB Terrance West, CLE vs. TB [18.9 pts allowed]
#28RB Pierre Thomas, NO @CAR [18.3 pts allowed]
#30RB Mark Ingram, NO @CAR [18.3 pts allowed]


#5RB Adrian Peterson, MIN
Bye Week: 10

Handcuff: #90RB Matt Asiata
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#32RB Devonta Freeman, ATL @TB [24.8 pts allowed]
#36RB Steven Jackson, ATL @TB [24.8 pts allowed]
#29RB Lamar Miller, MIA @DET [22.9 pts allowed]
#34RB Darren Sproles, PHI vs. CAR [20.7 pts allowed]
#26RB Toby Gerhart, JAX vs. DAL [20.5 pts allowed]
#43RB Christine Michael, SEA vs. NYG [20.4 pts allowed]
#28RB Pierre Thomas, NO vs. SF [19.9 pts allowed]


#6RB Giovani Bernard, CIN
Bye Week: 4

Handcuff: #33RB Jeremy Hill
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#31RB Frank Gore, SF vs. PHI [20.4 pts allowed]
#35RB Carlos Hyde, SF vs. PHI [20.4 pts allowed]
#39RB Bernard Pierce, BAL vs. CAR [20.0 pts allowed]
#40RB Donald Brown, SD vs. JAX [20.0 pts allowed]
#38RB DeAngelo Williams, CAR @BAL [19.9 pts allowed]
#32RB Devonta Freeman, ATL @MIN [19.6 pts allowed]
#36RB Steven Jackson, ATL @MIN [19.6 pts allowed]


#7RB DeMarco Murray, DAL
Bye Week: 11

Handcuff: #46RB Lance Dunbar
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#37RB Maurice Jones-Drew, OAK @SD [24.8 pts allowed]
#44RB Darren McFadden, OAK @SD [24.8 pts allowed]
#29RB Lamar Miller, MIA vs. BUF [23.3 pts allowed]
#41RB Terrance West, CLE vs. HOU [20.7 pts allowed]
#25RB Zac Stacy, STL vs. DEN [20.4 pts allowed]
#33RB Jeremy Hill, CIN @NO [20.0 pts allowed]
#28RB Pierre Thomas, NO vs. CIN [19.9 pts allowed]


#8RB Montee Ball, DEN
Bye Week: 4

Handcuff: #51RB Ronnie Hillman
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#31RB Frank Gore, SF vs. PHI [20.4 pts allowed]
#35RB Carlos Hyde, SF vs. PHI [20.4 pts allowed]
#39RB Bernard Pierce, BAL vs. CAR [20.0 pts allowed]
#40RB Donald Brown, SD vs. JAX [20.0 pts allowed]
#38RB DeAngelo Williams, CAR @BAL [19.9 pts allowed]
#32RB Devonta Freeman, ATL @MIN [19.6 pts allowed]
#36RB Steven Jackson, ATL @MIN [19.6 pts allowed]


#9RB Andre Ellington, ARI
Bye Week: 4

Handcuff: #86RB Stepfan Taylor
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#31RB Frank Gore, SF vs. PHI [20.4 pts allowed]
#35RB Carlos Hyde, SF vs. PHI [20.4 pts allowed]
#39RB Bernard Pierce, BAL vs. CAR [20.0 pts allowed]
#40RB Donald Brown, SD vs. JAX [20.0 pts allowed]
#38RB DeAngelo Williams, CAR @BAL [19.9 pts allowed]
#32RB Devonta Freeman, ATL @MIN [19.6 pts allowed]
#36RB Steven Jackson, ATL @MIN [19.6 pts allowed]


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

Handcuff: #48RB LeGarrette Blount
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#31RB Frank Gore, SF vs. WAS [24.8 pts allowed]
#35RB Carlos Hyde, SF vs. WAS [24.8 pts allowed]
#26RB Toby Gerhart, JAX @IND [22.9 pts allowed]
#42RB Fred Jackson, BUF vs. NYJ [20.5 pts allowed]
#33RB Jeremy Hill, CIN @HOU [19.9 pts allowed]
#34RB Darren Sproles, PHI vs. TEN [19.6 pts allowed]
#25RB Zac Stacy, STL @SD [19.1 pts allowed]


#11RB Doug Martin, TB
Bye Week: 7

Handcuff: #0RB Bobby Rainey
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#37RB Maurice Jones-Drew, OAK vs. ARI [23.5 pts allowed]
#44RB Darren McFadden, OAK vs. ARI [23.5 pts allowed]
#42RB Fred Jackson, BUF vs. MIN [22.9 pts allowed]
#38RB DeAngelo Williams, CAR @GB [20.7 pts allowed]
#41RB Terrance West, CLE @JAX [20.5 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

Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#34RB Darren Sproles, PHI @HOU [24.8 pts allowed]
#29RB Lamar Miller, MIA vs. SD [20.5 pts allowed]
#39RB Bernard Pierce, BAL @PIT [20.0 pts allowed]
#40RB Donald Brown, SD @MIA [20.0 pts allowed]
#41RB Terrance West, CLE vs. TB [18.9 pts allowed]
#28RB Pierre Thomas, NO @CAR [18.3 pts allowed]
#30RB Mark Ingram, NO @CAR [18.3 pts allowed]


#13RB Marshawn Lynch, SEA
Bye Week: 4

Handcuff: #67RB Robert Turbin
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#31RB Frank Gore, SF vs. PHI [20.4 pts allowed]
#35RB Carlos Hyde, SF vs. PHI [20.4 pts allowed]
#39RB Bernard Pierce, BAL vs. CAR [20.0 pts allowed]
#40RB Donald Brown, SD vs. JAX [20.0 pts allowed]
#38RB DeAngelo Williams, CAR @BAL [19.9 pts allowed]
#32RB Devonta Freeman, ATL @MIN [19.6 pts allowed]
#36RB Steven Jackson, ATL @MIN [19.6 pts allowed]


#14RB Reggie Bush, DET
Bye Week: 9

Handcuff: #20RB Joique Bell
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#34RB Darren Sproles, PHI @HOU [24.8 pts allowed]
#29RB Lamar Miller, MIA vs. SD [20.5 pts allowed]
#39RB Bernard Pierce, BAL @PIT [20.0 pts allowed]
#40RB Donald Brown, SD @MIA [20.0 pts allowed]
#41RB Terrance West, CLE vs. TB [18.9 pts allowed]
#28RB Pierre Thomas, NO @CAR [18.3 pts allowed]
#30RB Mark Ingram, NO @CAR [18.3 pts allowed]