2017 Fantasy Football Handcuff Picks

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2017 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 2017. We will be updating this list throughout the pre-season.

Name Pos Team Age Yrs
Pos. Rank
D'Onta Foreman RB HOU 21 R RB - #66
The Longhorns rode Foreman hard in his junior year. He carried the ball 323 times for 2,028 yards and 15 TDs. His game had minimal value in the passing game (7/75). Before 2016, he only had 114 touches for 819 yards with five TDs and six catches. Houston would love to add thump to their rushing attack, and D'Onta appears to be the answer. I expect him to get 150+ touc... Read More
Chris Ivory RB JAX 29 7 RB - #69
After his first 1000-yard season in 2015 (247/1070/7), Chris came up short due to hamstring and ankle injuries. Ivory gained a career-low 3.8 yards per rush last year. He finished with 625 combined yards on 137 touches with three TDs. This season he'll be the backup dancer with serviceable short-term value if needed to cover Fournette on early downs.

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Jonathan Williams RB BUF 23 1 RB - #59
Over three seasons with Arkansas, Williams gained 2321 yards rushing with 16 rushing TDs. He caught 26 balls for 345 yards and six more TDs. His best season was his junior year when Jon had 1255 combined yards with 11 catches and 14 TDs. He missed his senior season due to a left foot injury that required surgery. Williams has a nice combination of power and quickness.... Read More
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