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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
Matt Breida RB SF 22 R RB - #49

Update 10/16/17

Breida had a career high 13 touches for 71 yards and three catches in Week 4. The 49ers gave him 35 plays vs. the Colts, which was two ... Read More
James Conner RB PIT 22 R RB - #76
When watching the highlights of Conner, he looked to have the movements of a quarterback running the ball (Steve McNair was my though) with a fullback's mentality yet to he had deceiving long speed. His footwork is choppy but driving while running with a high style. Over about three seasons at Pitt in college, James rushed for 3733 yards on 668 carries with 56 TDs ... Read More
D'Onta Foreman RB HOU 21 R RB - #41

Update 10/16/17

Foreman is listed questionable for this week's game with a hip issue. After having 35 touches for 175 yards and two catches over three ... Read More
Derrick Henry RB TEN 23 1 RB - #24
(Updated: 06/17/17)

Henry will have to work a lot harder to have success in the NFL as his window to break long runs will be much smaller. He has excellent size (6'3' and 247 lbs.) with more speed and quickness than meets the eye. Derrick runs with patience while following his blockers until he sees daylight. His stiff arm will offer an edg... Read More

Chris Ivory RB JAX 29 7 RB - #78

(Updated: 06/17/17)

After his first 1000-yard season in 2015 (247/1070/7), Chris came up short due to hamstring and ankle injuries. Ivory gained ... Read More

Darren McFadden Contract Year Player RB DAL 30 9 RB - #61
After missing the first 13 games of the season, the Cowboys gave McFadden 27 touches for 104 yards and three catches over the last three games of the year with minimal snaps. Over the three seasons before arriving in Dallas, McFadden averaged only 3.3 yards per rush. This number jumped to 4.6 with the Cowboys in 2015 leading to his best season since 2010 (1,417... Read More
Thomas Rawls Contract Year Player RB SEA 24 2 RB - #54
After struggling in Week 1 (56 combined yards on 15 touches, which included three catches), Rawls broke his leg the next week after a poor showing (eight combined yards on ten touches). He missed eight weeks and seven games. When Thomas returned to the field, his game only had value in one game (Week 13 - 118 combined yards with two TDs and a catch). Rawls didn't look... Read More
Jacquizz Rodgers RB TB 27 6 RB - #63
As a late replacement to the roster to cover the injuries in the backfield for Tampa in 2016, Rodgers had 658 combined yards on 142 touches with two TDs and 13 catches. His best success came in his first two games with starting snaps (129 combined yards and five catches and 163 combined yards with a catch). This season he'll compete for a backup role.

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Sterling Shepard WR NYG 24 1 WR - #62
Yes, Sterling Shepard is a handcuff WR. If either Brandon Marshall or ODB are injured this season, the sky is the limit for Shepard in Year two. (Updated: 08/01/17) Giants wide receiver Read More
Jonathan Williams RB --- 23 1 Unranked
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 quickne... Read More
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