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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.

#1RB Le'Veon Bell, PIT
Bye Week: 9

Handcuff: #76RB James Conner
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#40RB Matt Forte, NYJ vs. BUF [28.0 pts allowed]
#32RB Paul Perkins, NYG vs. LAR [27.0 pts allowed]
#36RB Shane Vereen, NYG vs. LAR [27.0 pts allowed]
#25RB Ameer Abdullah, DET @GB [26.0 pts allowed]
#31RB Theo Riddick, DET @GB [26.0 pts allowed]
#26RB Mark Ingram, NO vs. TB [26.0 pts allowed]
#30RB Adrian Peterson, ARI @SF [26.0 pts allowed]


#2RB David Johnson, ARI
Bye Week: 8

Handcuff: #92RB Kerwynn Williams
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#34RB Frank Gore, IND @CIN [27.0 pts allowed]
#37RB LeGarrette Blount, PHI vs. SF [26.0 pts allowed]
#28RB Danny Woodhead, BAL vs. MIA [26.0 pts allowed]
#25RB Ameer Abdullah, DET vs. PIT [24.0 pts allowed]
#40RB Matt Forte, NYJ vs. ATL [24.0 pts allowed]
#27RB Samaje Perine, WAS vs. DAL [24.0 pts allowed]
#31RB Theo Riddick, DET vs. PIT [24.0 pts allowed]


#3RB Melvin Gordon, LAC
Bye Week: 9

Handcuff: #0RB Austin Ekeler
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#40RB Matt Forte, NYJ vs. BUF [28.0 pts allowed]
#32RB Paul Perkins, NYG vs. LAR [27.0 pts allowed]
#36RB Shane Vereen, NYG vs. LAR [27.0 pts allowed]
#25RB Ameer Abdullah, DET @GB [26.0 pts allowed]
#31RB Theo Riddick, DET @GB [26.0 pts allowed]
#26RB Mark Ingram, NO vs. TB [26.0 pts allowed]
#30RB Adrian Peterson, ARI @SF [26.0 pts allowed]


#4RB LeSean McCoy, BUF
Bye Week: 6

Handcuff: #69RB Mike Tolbert
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#26RB Mark Ingram, NO vs. DET [27.0 pts allowed]
#29RB C.J. Anderson, DEN vs. NYG [26.0 pts allowed]
#27RB Samaje Perine, WAS vs. SF [26.0 pts allowed]
#43RB Latavius Murray, MIN vs. GB [26.0 pts allowed]
#30RB Adrian Peterson, ARI vs. TB [26.0 pts allowed]
#40RB Matt Forte, NYJ vs. NE [25.0 pts allowed]
#28RB Danny Woodhead, BAL vs. CHI [24.0 pts allowed]


#5RB Devonta Freeman, ATL
Bye Week: 5

Handcuff: #21RB Tevin Coleman
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#35RB Eddie Lacy, SEA @LAR [27.0 pts allowed]
#39RB C.J. Prosise, SEA @LAR [27.0 pts allowed]
#33RB Mike Gillislee, NE @TB [26.0 pts allowed]
#44RB Rex Burkhead, NE @TB [26.0 pts allowed]
#34RB Frank Gore, IND vs. SF [26.0 pts allowed]
#42RB James White, NE @TB [26.0 pts allowed]
#28RB Danny Woodhead, BAL @OAK [25.0 pts allowed]


#6RB Todd Gurley, LAR
Bye Week: 8

Handcuff: #79RB Lance Dunbar
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#34RB Frank Gore, IND @CIN [27.0 pts allowed]
#37RB LeGarrette Blount, PHI vs. SF [26.0 pts allowed]
#28RB Danny Woodhead, BAL vs. MIA [26.0 pts allowed]
#25RB Ameer Abdullah, DET vs. PIT [24.0 pts allowed]
#40RB Matt Forte, NYJ vs. ATL [24.0 pts allowed]
#27RB Samaje Perine, WAS vs. DAL [24.0 pts allowed]
#31RB Theo Riddick, DET vs. PIT [24.0 pts allowed]


#7RB Jay Ajayi, PHI
Bye Week: 10

Handcuff: #37RB LeGarrette Blount
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#26RB Mark Ingram, NO @BUF [28.0 pts allowed]
#41RB D'Onta Foreman, HOU @LAR [27.0 pts allowed]
#38RB Duke Johnson, CLE @DET [27.0 pts allowed]
#32RB Paul Perkins, NYG @SF [26.0 pts allowed]
#36RB Shane Vereen, NYG @SF [26.0 pts allowed]
#40RB Matt Forte, NYJ @TB [26.0 pts allowed]
#29RB C.J. Anderson, DEN vs. NE [25.0 pts allowed]


#8RB Leonard Fournette, JAX
Bye Week: 8

Handcuff: #66RB T.J. Yeldon
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#34RB Frank Gore, IND @CIN [27.0 pts allowed]
#37RB LeGarrette Blount, PHI vs. SF [26.0 pts allowed]
#28RB Danny Woodhead, BAL vs. MIA [26.0 pts allowed]
#25RB Ameer Abdullah, DET vs. PIT [24.0 pts allowed]
#40RB Matt Forte, NYJ vs. ATL [24.0 pts allowed]
#27RB Samaje Perine, WAS vs. DAL [24.0 pts allowed]
#31RB Theo Riddick, DET vs. PIT [24.0 pts allowed]


#9RB Isaiah Crowell, CLE
Bye Week: 9

Handcuff: #38RB Duke Johnson
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#40RB Matt Forte, NYJ vs. BUF [28.0 pts allowed]
#32RB Paul Perkins, NYG vs. LAR [27.0 pts allowed]
#36RB Shane Vereen, NYG vs. LAR [27.0 pts allowed]
#25RB Ameer Abdullah, DET @GB [26.0 pts allowed]
#31RB Theo Riddick, DET @GB [26.0 pts allowed]
#26RB Mark Ingram, NO vs. TB [26.0 pts allowed]
#30RB Adrian Peterson, ARI @SF [26.0 pts allowed]


#10RB Jordan Howard, CHI
Bye Week: 9

Handcuff: #58RB Tarik Cohen
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#40RB Matt Forte, NYJ vs. BUF [28.0 pts allowed]
#32RB Paul Perkins, NYG vs. LAR [27.0 pts allowed]
#36RB Shane Vereen, NYG vs. LAR [27.0 pts allowed]
#25RB Ameer Abdullah, DET @GB [26.0 pts allowed]
#31RB Theo Riddick, DET @GB [26.0 pts allowed]
#26RB Mark Ingram, NO vs. TB [26.0 pts allowed]
#30RB Adrian Peterson, ARI @SF [26.0 pts allowed]


#11RB Ezekiel Elliott, DAL
Bye Week: 6

Handcuff: #91RB Alfred Morris
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#26RB Mark Ingram, NO vs. DET [27.0 pts allowed]
#29RB C.J. Anderson, DEN vs. NYG [26.0 pts allowed]
#27RB Samaje Perine, WAS vs. SF [26.0 pts allowed]
#43RB Latavius Murray, MIN vs. GB [26.0 pts allowed]
#30RB Adrian Peterson, ARI vs. TB [26.0 pts allowed]
#40RB Matt Forte, NYJ vs. NE [25.0 pts allowed]
#28RB Danny Woodhead, BAL vs. CHI [24.0 pts allowed]


#12RB Christian McCaffrey, CAR
Bye Week: 11

Handcuff: #46RB Jonathan Stewart
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#29RB C.J. Anderson, DEN vs. CIN [27.0 pts allowed]
#43RB Latavius Murray, MIN vs. LAR [27.0 pts allowed]
#28RB Danny Woodhead, BAL @GB [26.0 pts allowed]
#33RB Mike Gillislee, NE vs. OAK [25.0 pts allowed]
#44RB Rex Burkhead, NE vs. OAK [25.0 pts allowed]
#26RB Mark Ingram, NO vs. WAS [25.0 pts allowed]
#42RB James White, NE vs. OAK [25.0 pts allowed]


#13RB DeMarco Murray, TEN
Bye Week: 8

Handcuff: #24RB Derrick Henry
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#34RB Frank Gore, IND @CIN [27.0 pts allowed]
#37RB LeGarrette Blount, PHI vs. SF [26.0 pts allowed]
#28RB Danny Woodhead, BAL vs. MIA [26.0 pts allowed]
#25RB Ameer Abdullah, DET vs. PIT [24.0 pts allowed]
#40RB Matt Forte, NYJ vs. ATL [24.0 pts allowed]
#27RB Samaje Perine, WAS vs. DAL [24.0 pts allowed]
#31RB Theo Riddick, DET vs. PIT [24.0 pts allowed]


#14RB Dalvin Cook, MIN
Bye Week: 9

Handcuff: #43RB Latavius Murray
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#40RB Matt Forte, NYJ vs. BUF [28.0 pts allowed]
#32RB Paul Perkins, NYG vs. LAR [27.0 pts allowed]
#36RB Shane Vereen, NYG vs. LAR [27.0 pts allowed]
#25RB Ameer Abdullah, DET @GB [26.0 pts allowed]
#31RB Theo Riddick, DET @GB [26.0 pts allowed]
#26RB Mark Ingram, NO vs. TB [26.0 pts allowed]
#30RB Adrian Peterson, ARI @SF [26.0 pts allowed]