2016 Fantasy Football Handcuff Picks

 
 
 
 
 
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2016 Fantasy Football Handcuff Picks

Fantasy Handcuff pick: A player with good potential and high risk. Players in this category are usually backups to high profile running backs. It is unlikely that they will score a lot of points, but if the starter goes down they'll be a safe start for at least a few weeks. It is important to draft these players to hedge the bet on your starting RB getting injured. From our Fantasy Football Dictionary

We have classified the following players as fantasy handcuff picks for 2016. We will be updating this list throughout the pre-season.

Name Pos Team Age Yrs
Exp.
Pos. Rank
Jimmy Garoppolo QB NE 25 2 QB - #33
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In limited action in his first two years in the NFL, Garoppolo completed 64.5 percent of his career passes with his first and only NFL TD. Garoppolo will be groomed to ... Read More

Alfred Blue RB HOU 25 2 RB - #79
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Houston has given Blue plenty of chance to prove his worth in the NFL over the last two seasons. He's averaging only 3.5 yards per rush over 352 career carries while scor... Read More

Tevin Coleman RB ATL 23 1 RB - #38
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Update 12/08/16

Coleman had a little more bounce in his step lack week (12/49), but he has no value in the passing game while failing to score. Over th... Read More
Shaun Draughn Contract Year Player RB SF 29 5 RB - #51
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Update 11/05/16

Draughn was the third RB in San Fran last week while earning most of playing time on passing downs. He finished with most value at RB f... Read More
Tim Hightower Contract Year Player RB NO 30 8 RB - #66
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Update 12/08/16

After playing well in four of his five previous games. Hightower was a losing donation in Week 13 (nine combined yards with a TD) while ... Read More
Jordan Howard RB CHI 22 R RB - #54
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Update 12/08/16

Howard only gained 3.7 yards per rush in Week 13, which was his lowest rate since Week 7. The Bears gave him 32 rushes due to game scor... Read More
Jerick McKinnon RB MIN 24 2 RB - #45
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Update 12/08/16

McKinnon was serviceable last week (55 combined yards with a TD and five catches). Over his last three games, Jerick has 43 touches (14... Read More
Bilal Powell Contract Year Player RB NYJ 28 5 RB - #36
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Update 11/11/16

If Forte isn’t 100 percent this week, Bilal may get a bump in touches. Over the last seven games, Powell only has 57 touches (8.1 per g... Read More
James Starks Contract Year Player RB GB 30 6 RB - #50
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Update 12/03/16

Over the last two games, Starks has 36 touches for 139 combined yards with 10 catches and a TD. Even with a rising opportunity, James ga... Read More
Charcandrick West RB KC 25 2 RB - #59
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Update 11/05/16

West could be the Week 9 darling if Spencer Ware isn't cleared from his concussion. Last week Charcandrick was on the field for 42 of 7... Read More
DeAngelo Williams Contract Year Player RB PIT 33 10 RB - #33
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Update (7/30): DeAngelo Williams will start over the first four games of the season with Bell suspended. His draft value will be much higher this year, w... Read More

Karlos Williams RB --- 23 1 Unranked
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UPDATE (7/21): Karlos Williams reported to camp overweight, which showed a lack of commitment to the game. In July, the NFL suspended him for the first... Read More

Hunter Henry TE SD 22 R TE - #34
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Update 10/29/16

Henry suffered a concussion last week while recording a team high 47 snaps at TE. He finished with only one catch for 16 yards on three... Read More
Mohamed Sanu Contract Year Player WR ATL 27 4 WR - #53
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Update 12/03/16

Sanu caught all eight of his targets last week for 65 yards. He only has two games of value (5/80/1 and 9/84/1). On the season, Mohamed... Read More
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