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 David Johnson, ARI
Bye Week: 8

Handcuff: #0RB Kerwynn Williams
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#37RB Matt Forte, NYJ vs. ATL [28.0 pts allowed]
#28RB Jeremy Hill, CIN vs. IND [27.0 pts allowed]
#36RB Giovani Bernard, CIN vs. IND [27.0 pts allowed]
#41RB Devontae Booker, DEN vs. KC [27.0 pts allowed]
#29RB James White, NE vs. LAC [26.0 pts allowed]
#32RB Rex Burkhead, NE vs. LAC [26.0 pts allowed]
#44RB Jalen Richard, OAK vs. BUF [25.0 pts allowed]


#2RB Le'Veon Bell, PIT
Bye Week: 9

Handcuff: #65RB Fitzgerald Toussaint
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#38RB Derrick Henry, TEN vs. BAL [27.0 pts allowed]
#33RB Kenneth Dixon, BAL vs. TEN [25.0 pts allowed]
#37RB Matt Forte, NYJ vs. BUF [25.0 pts allowed]
#43RB Terrance West, BAL vs. TEN [25.0 pts allowed]
#44RB Jalen Richard, OAK vs. MIA [24.0 pts allowed]
#34RB Chris Ivory, JAX vs. CIN [23.0 pts allowed]
#35RB Jonathan Stewart, CAR vs. ATL [23.0 pts allowed]


#3RB Ezekiel Elliott, DAL
Bye Week: 6

Handcuff: #56RB Darren McFadden
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#38RB Derrick Henry, TEN vs. IND [28.0 pts allowed]
#31RB Ryan Mathews, PHI vs. CAR [27.0 pts allowed]
#35RB Jonathan Stewart, CAR vs. PHI [27.0 pts allowed]
#39RB Darren Sproles, PHI vs. CAR [27.0 pts allowed]
#41RB Devontae Booker, DEN vs. NYG [27.0 pts allowed]
#29RB James White, NE vs. NYJ [24.0 pts allowed]
#32RB Rex Burkhead, NE vs. NYJ [24.0 pts allowed]


#4RB Devonta Freeman, ATL
Bye Week: 5

Handcuff: #19RB Tevin Coleman
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#29RB James White, NE vs. TB [28.0 pts allowed]
#32RB Rex Burkhead, NE vs. TB [28.0 pts allowed]
#33RB Kenneth Dixon, BAL vs. OAK [27.0 pts allowed]
#43RB Terrance West, BAL vs. OAK [27.0 pts allowed]
#44RB Jalen Richard, OAK vs. BAL [27.0 pts allowed]
#35RB Jonathan Stewart, CAR vs. DET [25.0 pts allowed]
#37RB Matt Forte, NYJ vs. CLE [25.0 pts allowed]


#5RB Melvin Gordon, LAC
Bye Week: 9

Handcuff: #0RB Kenneth Farrow
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#38RB Derrick Henry, TEN vs. BAL [27.0 pts allowed]
#33RB Kenneth Dixon, BAL vs. TEN [25.0 pts allowed]
#37RB Matt Forte, NYJ vs. BUF [25.0 pts allowed]
#43RB Terrance West, BAL vs. TEN [25.0 pts allowed]
#44RB Jalen Richard, OAK vs. MIA [24.0 pts allowed]
#34RB Chris Ivory, JAX vs. CIN [23.0 pts allowed]
#35RB Jonathan Stewart, CAR vs. ATL [23.0 pts allowed]


#6RB LeSean McCoy, BUF
Bye Week: 6

Handcuff: #58RB Mike Gillislee
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#38RB Derrick Henry, TEN vs. IND [28.0 pts allowed]
#31RB Ryan Mathews, PHI vs. CAR [27.0 pts allowed]
#35RB Jonathan Stewart, CAR vs. PHI [27.0 pts allowed]
#39RB Darren Sproles, PHI vs. CAR [27.0 pts allowed]
#41RB Devontae Booker, DEN vs. NYG [27.0 pts allowed]
#29RB James White, NE vs. NYJ [24.0 pts allowed]
#32RB Rex Burkhead, NE vs. NYJ [24.0 pts allowed]


#7RB Jordan Howard, CHI
Bye Week: 9

Handcuff: #50RB Jeremy Langford
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#38RB Derrick Henry, TEN vs. BAL [27.0 pts allowed]
#33RB Kenneth Dixon, BAL vs. TEN [25.0 pts allowed]
#37RB Matt Forte, NYJ vs. BUF [25.0 pts allowed]
#43RB Terrance West, BAL vs. TEN [25.0 pts allowed]
#44RB Jalen Richard, OAK vs. MIA [24.0 pts allowed]
#34RB Chris Ivory, JAX vs. CIN [23.0 pts allowed]
#35RB Jonathan Stewart, CAR vs. ATL [23.0 pts allowed]


#8RB Todd Gurley, LAR
Bye Week: 8

Handcuff: #73RB Lance Dunbar
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#37RB Matt Forte, NYJ vs. ATL [28.0 pts allowed]
#28RB Jeremy Hill, CIN vs. IND [27.0 pts allowed]
#36RB Giovani Bernard, CIN vs. IND [27.0 pts allowed]
#41RB Devontae Booker, DEN vs. KC [27.0 pts allowed]
#29RB James White, NE vs. LAC [26.0 pts allowed]
#32RB Rex Burkhead, NE vs. LAC [26.0 pts allowed]
#44RB Jalen Richard, OAK vs. BUF [25.0 pts allowed]


#9RB DeMarco Murray, TEN
Bye Week: 8

Handcuff: #38RB Derrick Henry
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#37RB Matt Forte, NYJ vs. ATL [28.0 pts allowed]
#28RB Jeremy Hill, CIN vs. IND [27.0 pts allowed]
#36RB Giovani Bernard, CIN vs. IND [27.0 pts allowed]
#41RB Devontae Booker, DEN vs. KC [27.0 pts allowed]
#29RB James White, NE vs. LAC [26.0 pts allowed]
#32RB Rex Burkhead, NE vs. LAC [26.0 pts allowed]
#44RB Jalen Richard, OAK vs. BUF [25.0 pts allowed]


#10RB Mark Ingram, NO
Bye Week: 5

Handcuff: #0RB Travaris Cadet
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#29RB James White, NE vs. TB [28.0 pts allowed]
#32RB Rex Burkhead, NE vs. TB [28.0 pts allowed]
#33RB Kenneth Dixon, BAL vs. OAK [27.0 pts allowed]
#43RB Terrance West, BAL vs. OAK [27.0 pts allowed]
#44RB Jalen Richard, OAK vs. BAL [27.0 pts allowed]
#35RB Jonathan Stewart, CAR vs. DET [25.0 pts allowed]
#37RB Matt Forte, NYJ vs. CLE [25.0 pts allowed]


#11RB Jay Ajayi, MIA
Bye Week: 11

Handcuff: #61RB Kenyan Drake
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#29RB James White, NE vs. OAK [33.0 pts allowed]
#32RB Rex Burkhead, NE vs. OAK [33.0 pts allowed]
#38RB Derrick Henry, TEN vs. PIT [27.0 pts allowed]
#28RB Jeremy Hill, CIN vs. DEN [26.0 pts allowed]
#36RB Giovani Bernard, CIN vs. DEN [26.0 pts allowed]
#30RB Duke Johnson, CLE vs. JAX [25.0 pts allowed]
#44RB Jalen Richard, OAK vs. NE [23.0 pts allowed]


#12RB Lamar Miller, HOU
Bye Week: 7

Handcuff: #62RB Alfred Blue
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#28RB Jeremy Hill, CIN vs. PIT [28.0 pts allowed]
#36RB Giovani Bernard, CIN vs. PIT [28.0 pts allowed]
#38RB Derrick Henry, TEN vs. CLE [27.0 pts allowed]
#29RB James White, NE vs. ATL [25.0 pts allowed]
#32RB Rex Burkhead, NE vs. ATL [25.0 pts allowed]
#30RB Duke Johnson, CLE vs. TEN [24.0 pts allowed]
#33RB Kenneth Dixon, BAL vs. MIN [23.0 pts allowed]


#13RB Carlos Hyde, SF
Bye Week: 11

Handcuff: #55RB Tim Hightower
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#29RB James White, NE vs. OAK [33.0 pts allowed]
#32RB Rex Burkhead, NE vs. OAK [33.0 pts allowed]
#38RB Derrick Henry, TEN vs. PIT [27.0 pts allowed]
#28RB Jeremy Hill, CIN vs. DEN [26.0 pts allowed]
#36RB Giovani Bernard, CIN vs. DEN [26.0 pts allowed]
#30RB Duke Johnson, CLE vs. JAX [25.0 pts allowed]
#44RB Jalen Richard, OAK vs. NE [23.0 pts allowed]


#14RB C.J. Anderson, DEN
Bye Week: 5

Handcuff: #41RB Devontae Booker
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#29RB James White, NE vs. TB [28.0 pts allowed]
#32RB Rex Burkhead, NE vs. TB [28.0 pts allowed]
#33RB Kenneth Dixon, BAL vs. OAK [27.0 pts allowed]
#43RB Terrance West, BAL vs. OAK [27.0 pts allowed]
#44RB Jalen Richard, OAK vs. BAL [27.0 pts allowed]
#35RB Jonathan Stewart, CAR vs. DET [25.0 pts allowed]
#37RB Matt Forte, NYJ vs. CLE [25.0 pts allowed]