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 Le'Veon Bell, PIT
Bye Week: 11

Handcuff: #66RB DeAngelo Williams
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#33RB Alfred Blue, HOU vs. NYJ [23.5 pts allowed]
#40RB Arian Foster, HOU vs. NYJ [23.5 pts allowed]
#31RB LeGarrette Blount, NE vs. BUF [20.5 pts allowed]
#43RB James White, NE vs. BUF [20.5 pts allowed]
#32RB Todd Gurley, STL @BAL [20.4 pts allowed]
#26RB Darren McFadden, DAL @MIA [20.0 pts allowed]
#42RB David Johnson, ARI vs. CIN [19.9 pts allowed]


#2RB Adrian Peterson, MIN
Bye Week: 5

Handcuff: #86RB Jerick McKinnon
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#36RB Danny Woodhead, SD vs. PIT [24.8 pts allowed]
#28RB Carlos Hyde, SF @NYG [23.3 pts allowed]
#37RB Reggie Bush, SF @NYG [23.3 pts allowed]
#33RB Alfred Blue, HOU vs. IND [20.4 pts allowed]
#40RB Arian Foster, HOU vs. IND [20.4 pts allowed]
#34RB Shane Vereen, NYG vs. SF [20.0 pts allowed]
#41RB Rashad Jennings, NYG vs. SF [20.0 pts allowed]


#3RB Eddie Lacy, GB
Bye Week: 7

Handcuff: #72RB James Starks
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#30RB Isaiah Crowell, CLE @STL [20.5 pts allowed]
#38RB Terrance West, CLE @STL [20.5 pts allowed]
#31RB LeGarrette Blount, NE vs. NYJ [20.4 pts allowed]
#43RB James White, NE vs. NYJ [20.4 pts allowed]
#27RB T.J. Yeldon, JAX vs. BUF [19.9 pts allowed]
#26RB Darren McFadden, DAL @NYG [19.6 pts allowed]
#33RB Alfred Blue, HOU @MIA [18.9 pts allowed]


#4RB Jamaal Charles, KC
Bye Week: 9

Handcuff: #51RB Knile Davis
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#44RB Ryan Mathews, PHI @DAL [24.8 pts allowed]
#29RB Devonta Freeman, ATL @SF [20.7 pts allowed]
#39RB Tevin Coleman, ATL @SF [20.7 pts allowed]
#36RB Danny Woodhead, SD vs. CHI [20.0 pts allowed]
#26RB Darren McFadden, DAL vs. PHI [19.9 pts allowed]
#30RB Isaiah Crowell, CLE @CIN [18.9 pts allowed]
#38RB Terrance West, CLE @CIN [18.9 pts allowed]


#5RB C.J. Anderson, DEN
Bye Week: 7

Handcuff: #58RB Ronnie Hillman
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#30RB Isaiah Crowell, CLE @STL [20.5 pts allowed]
#38RB Terrance West, CLE @STL [20.5 pts allowed]
#31RB LeGarrette Blount, NE vs. NYJ [20.4 pts allowed]
#43RB James White, NE vs. NYJ [20.4 pts allowed]
#27RB T.J. Yeldon, JAX vs. BUF [19.9 pts allowed]
#26RB Darren McFadden, DAL @NYG [19.6 pts allowed]
#33RB Alfred Blue, HOU @MIA [18.9 pts allowed]


#6RB Marshawn Lynch, SEA
Bye Week: 9

Handcuff: #62RB Christine Michael
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#44RB Ryan Mathews, PHI @DAL [24.8 pts allowed]
#29RB Devonta Freeman, ATL @SF [20.7 pts allowed]
#39RB Tevin Coleman, ATL @SF [20.7 pts allowed]
#36RB Danny Woodhead, SD vs. CHI [20.0 pts allowed]
#26RB Darren McFadden, DAL vs. PHI [19.9 pts allowed]
#30RB Isaiah Crowell, CLE @CIN [18.9 pts allowed]
#38RB Terrance West, CLE @CIN [18.9 pts allowed]


#7RB Matt Forte, CHI
Bye Week: 7

Handcuff: #83RB Jeremy Langford
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#30RB Isaiah Crowell, CLE @STL [20.5 pts allowed]
#38RB Terrance West, CLE @STL [20.5 pts allowed]
#31RB LeGarrette Blount, NE vs. NYJ [20.4 pts allowed]
#43RB James White, NE vs. NYJ [20.4 pts allowed]
#27RB T.J. Yeldon, JAX vs. BUF [19.9 pts allowed]
#26RB Darren McFadden, DAL @NYG [19.6 pts allowed]
#33RB Alfred Blue, HOU @MIA [18.9 pts allowed]


#8RB Justin Forsett, BAL
Bye Week: 9

Handcuff: #60RB Lorenzo Taliaferro
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#44RB Ryan Mathews, PHI @DAL [24.8 pts allowed]
#29RB Devonta Freeman, ATL @SF [20.7 pts allowed]
#39RB Tevin Coleman, ATL @SF [20.7 pts allowed]
#36RB Danny Woodhead, SD vs. CHI [20.0 pts allowed]
#26RB Darren McFadden, DAL vs. PHI [19.9 pts allowed]
#30RB Isaiah Crowell, CLE @CIN [18.9 pts allowed]
#38RB Terrance West, CLE @CIN [18.9 pts allowed]


#9RB LeSean McCoy, BUF
Bye Week: 8

Handcuff: #65RB Karlos Williams
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#34RB Shane Vereen, NYG @NO [20.7 pts allowed]
#41RB Rashad Jennings, NYG @NO [20.7 pts allowed]
#36RB Danny Woodhead, SD @BAL [20.0 pts allowed]
#28RB Carlos Hyde, SF @STL [19.1 pts allowed]
#31RB LeGarrette Blount, NE vs. MIA [19.1 pts allowed]
#37RB Reggie Bush, SF @STL [19.1 pts allowed]
#43RB James White, NE vs. MIA [19.1 pts allowed]


#10RB Jeremy Hill, CIN
Bye Week: 7

Handcuff: #24RB Giovani Bernard
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#30RB Isaiah Crowell, CLE @STL [20.5 pts allowed]
#38RB Terrance West, CLE @STL [20.5 pts allowed]
#31RB LeGarrette Blount, NE vs. NYJ [20.4 pts allowed]
#43RB James White, NE vs. NYJ [20.4 pts allowed]
#27RB T.J. Yeldon, JAX vs. BUF [19.9 pts allowed]
#26RB Darren McFadden, DAL @NYG [19.6 pts allowed]
#33RB Alfred Blue, HOU @MIA [18.9 pts allowed]


#11RB DeMarco Murray, PHI
Bye Week: 8

Handcuff: #44RB Ryan Mathews
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#34RB Shane Vereen, NYG @NO [20.7 pts allowed]
#41RB Rashad Jennings, NYG @NO [20.7 pts allowed]
#36RB Danny Woodhead, SD @BAL [20.0 pts allowed]
#28RB Carlos Hyde, SF @STL [19.1 pts allowed]
#31RB LeGarrette Blount, NE vs. MIA [19.1 pts allowed]
#37RB Reggie Bush, SF @STL [19.1 pts allowed]
#43RB James White, NE vs. MIA [19.1 pts allowed]


#12RB Lamar Miller, MIA
Bye Week: 5

Handcuff: #57RB Damien Williams
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#36RB Danny Woodhead, SD vs. PIT [24.8 pts allowed]
#28RB Carlos Hyde, SF @NYG [23.3 pts allowed]
#37RB Reggie Bush, SF @NYG [23.3 pts allowed]
#33RB Alfred Blue, HOU vs. IND [20.4 pts allowed]
#40RB Arian Foster, HOU vs. IND [20.4 pts allowed]
#34RB Shane Vereen, NYG vs. SF [20.0 pts allowed]
#41RB Rashad Jennings, NYG vs. SF [20.0 pts allowed]


#13RB C.J. Spiller, NO
Bye Week: 11

Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#33RB Alfred Blue, HOU vs. NYJ [23.5 pts allowed]
#40RB Arian Foster, HOU vs. NYJ [23.5 pts allowed]
#31RB LeGarrette Blount, NE vs. BUF [20.5 pts allowed]
#43RB James White, NE vs. BUF [20.5 pts allowed]
#32RB Todd Gurley, STL @BAL [20.4 pts allowed]
#26RB Darren McFadden, DAL @MIA [20.0 pts allowed]
#42RB David Johnson, ARI vs. CIN [19.9 pts allowed]


#14RB Andre Ellington, ARI
Bye Week: 9

Handcuff: #42RB David Johnson
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#44RB Ryan Mathews, PHI @DAL [24.8 pts allowed]
#29RB Devonta Freeman, ATL @SF [20.7 pts allowed]
#39RB Tevin Coleman, ATL @SF [20.7 pts allowed]
#36RB Danny Woodhead, SD vs. CHI [20.0 pts allowed]
#26RB Darren McFadden, DAL vs. PHI [19.9 pts allowed]
#30RB Isaiah Crowell, CLE @CIN [18.9 pts allowed]
#38RB Terrance West, CLE @CIN [18.9 pts allowed]