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 Adrian Peterson, MIN
Bye Week: 5

Handcuff: #39RB Jerick McKinnon
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#27RB Danny Woodhead, SD vs. PIT [24.8 pts allowed]
#37RB Jeremy Langford, CHI @KC [23.5 pts allowed]
#35RB James Starks, GB vs. STL [20.5 pts allowed]
#25RB Shane Vereen, NYG vs. SF [20.0 pts allowed]
#26RB Rashad Jennings, NYG vs. SF [20.0 pts allowed]
#34RB Javorius Allen, BAL vs. CLE [20.0 pts allowed]
#33RB Matt Jones, WAS @ATL [19.9 pts allowed]


#2RB Eddie Lacy, GB
Bye Week: 7

Handcuff: #35RB James Starks
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#31RB Charles Sims, TB @WAS [24.8 pts allowed]
#41RB Cameron Artis-Payne, CAR vs. PHI [20.7 pts allowed]
#38RB James White, NE vs. NYJ [20.4 pts allowed]
#36RB Denard Robinson, JAX vs. BUF [19.9 pts allowed]
#39RB Jerick McKinnon, MIN @DET [19.1 pts allowed]
#33RB Matt Jones, WAS vs. TB [17.8 pts allowed]
#25RB Shane Vereen, NYG vs. DAL [16.6 pts allowed]


#3RB C.J. Anderson, DEN
Bye Week: 7

Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#31RB Charles Sims, TB @WAS [24.8 pts allowed]
#41RB Cameron Artis-Payne, CAR vs. PHI [20.7 pts allowed]
#38RB James White, NE vs. NYJ [20.4 pts allowed]
#36RB Denard Robinson, JAX vs. BUF [19.9 pts allowed]
#39RB Jerick McKinnon, MIN @DET [19.1 pts allowed]
#33RB Matt Jones, WAS vs. TB [17.8 pts allowed]
#25RB Shane Vereen, NYG vs. DAL [16.6 pts allowed]


#4RB Matt Forte, CHI
Bye Week: 7

Handcuff: #37RB Jeremy Langford
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#31RB Charles Sims, TB @WAS [24.8 pts allowed]
#41RB Cameron Artis-Payne, CAR vs. PHI [20.7 pts allowed]
#38RB James White, NE vs. NYJ [20.4 pts allowed]
#36RB Denard Robinson, JAX vs. BUF [19.9 pts allowed]
#39RB Jerick McKinnon, MIN @DET [19.1 pts allowed]
#33RB Matt Jones, WAS vs. TB [17.8 pts allowed]
#25RB Shane Vereen, NYG vs. DAL [16.6 pts allowed]


#5RB LeSean McCoy, BUF
Bye Week: 8

Handcuff: #0RB Karlos Williams
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#32RB Ronnie Hillman, DEN vs. GB [24.8 pts allowed]
#35RB James Starks, GB @DEN [23.5 pts allowed]
#25RB Shane Vereen, NYG @NO [20.7 pts allowed]
#26RB Rashad Jennings, NYG @NO [20.7 pts allowed]
#27RB Danny Woodhead, SD @BAL [20.0 pts allowed]
#42RB Charcandrick West, KC vs. DET [19.9 pts allowed]
#37RB Jeremy Langford, CHI vs. MIN [19.6 pts allowed]


#6RB Jeremy Hill, CIN
Bye Week: 7

Handcuff: #18RB Giovani Bernard
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#31RB Charles Sims, TB @WAS [24.8 pts allowed]
#41RB Cameron Artis-Payne, CAR vs. PHI [20.7 pts allowed]
#38RB James White, NE vs. NYJ [20.4 pts allowed]
#36RB Denard Robinson, JAX vs. BUF [19.9 pts allowed]
#39RB Jerick McKinnon, MIN @DET [19.1 pts allowed]
#33RB Matt Jones, WAS vs. TB [17.8 pts allowed]
#25RB Shane Vereen, NYG vs. DAL [16.6 pts allowed]


#7RB Lamar Miller, MIA
Bye Week: 5

Handcuff: #0RB Jay Ajayi
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#27RB Danny Woodhead, SD vs. PIT [24.8 pts allowed]
#37RB Jeremy Langford, CHI @KC [23.5 pts allowed]
#35RB James Starks, GB vs. STL [20.5 pts allowed]
#25RB Shane Vereen, NYG vs. SF [20.0 pts allowed]
#26RB Rashad Jennings, NYG vs. SF [20.0 pts allowed]
#34RB Javorius Allen, BAL vs. CLE [20.0 pts allowed]
#33RB Matt Jones, WAS @ATL [19.9 pts allowed]


#8RB DeMarco Murray, PHI
Bye Week: 8

Handcuff: #0RB Darren Sproles
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#32RB Ronnie Hillman, DEN vs. GB [24.8 pts allowed]
#35RB James Starks, GB @DEN [23.5 pts allowed]
#25RB Shane Vereen, NYG @NO [20.7 pts allowed]
#26RB Rashad Jennings, NYG @NO [20.7 pts allowed]
#27RB Danny Woodhead, SD @BAL [20.0 pts allowed]
#42RB Charcandrick West, KC vs. DET [19.9 pts allowed]
#37RB Jeremy Langford, CHI vs. MIN [19.6 pts allowed]


#9RB Andre Ellington, ARI
Bye Week: 9

Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#29RB Ryan Mathews, PHI @DAL [24.8 pts allowed]
#37RB Jeremy Langford, CHI @SD [22.9 pts allowed]
#30RB Devonta Freeman, ATL @SF [20.7 pts allowed]
#27RB Danny Woodhead, SD vs. CHI [20.0 pts allowed]
#31RB Charles Sims, TB vs. NYG [19.9 pts allowed]
#33RB Matt Jones, WAS @NE [19.6 pts allowed]
#35RB James Starks, GB @CAR [19.1 pts allowed]


#10RB Alfred Morris, WAS
Bye Week: 8

Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#32RB Ronnie Hillman, DEN vs. GB [24.8 pts allowed]
#35RB James Starks, GB @DEN [23.5 pts allowed]
#25RB Shane Vereen, NYG @NO [20.7 pts allowed]
#26RB Rashad Jennings, NYG @NO [20.7 pts allowed]
#27RB Danny Woodhead, SD @BAL [20.0 pts allowed]
#42RB Charcandrick West, KC vs. DET [19.9 pts allowed]
#37RB Jeremy Langford, CHI vs. MIN [19.6 pts allowed]


#11RB Isaiah Crowell, CLE
Bye Week: 11

Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#38RB James White, NE vs. BUF [20.5 pts allowed]
#28RB David Johnson, ARI vs. CIN [19.9 pts allowed]
#40RB Chris Johnson, ARI vs. CIN [19.9 pts allowed]
#31RB Charles Sims, TB @PHI [19.6 pts allowed]
#30RB Devonta Freeman, ATL vs. IND [19.1 pts allowed]
#33RB Matt Jones, WAS @CAR [18.3 pts allowed]
#42RB Charcandrick West, KC @SD [17.9 pts allowed]


#12RB Latavius Murray, OAK
Bye Week: 6

Handcuff: #0RB Marcel Reece
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#28RB David Johnson, ARI @PIT [23.3 pts allowed]
#40RB Chris Johnson, ARI @PIT [23.3 pts allowed]
#34RB Javorius Allen, BAL @SF [20.7 pts allowed]
#30RB Devonta Freeman, ATL @NO [19.9 pts allowed]
#32RB Ronnie Hillman, DEN @CLE [17.3 pts allowed]
#29RB Ryan Mathews, PHI vs. NYG [17.1 pts allowed]
#42RB Charcandrick West, KC @MIN [16.9 pts allowed]


#13RB Jonathan Stewart, CAR
Bye Week: 5

Handcuff: #0RB Mike Tolbert
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#27RB Danny Woodhead, SD vs. PIT [24.8 pts allowed]
#37RB Jeremy Langford, CHI @KC [23.5 pts allowed]
#35RB James Starks, GB vs. STL [20.5 pts allowed]
#25RB Shane Vereen, NYG vs. SF [20.0 pts allowed]
#26RB Rashad Jennings, NYG vs. SF [20.0 pts allowed]
#34RB Javorius Allen, BAL vs. CLE [20.0 pts allowed]
#33RB Matt Jones, WAS @ATL [19.9 pts allowed]


#14RB Frank Gore, IND
Bye Week: 10

Handcuff: #0RB Dan Herron
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#38RB James White, NE @NYG [23.3 pts allowed]
#29RB Ryan Mathews, PHI vs. MIA [20.7 pts allowed]
#36RB Denard Robinson, JAX @BAL [20.5 pts allowed]
#34RB Javorius Allen, BAL vs. JAX [19.9 pts allowed]
#32RB Ronnie Hillman, DEN vs. KC [19.6 pts allowed]
#25RB Shane Vereen, NYG vs. NE [17.9 pts allowed]
#26RB Rashad Jennings, NYG vs. NE [17.9 pts allowed]