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: #94RB T.J. Logan
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#32RB Latavius Murray, MIN vs. CLE [28.0 pts allowed]
#35RB Dalvin Cook, MIN vs. CLE [28.0 pts allowed]
#40RB Matt Forte, NYJ vs. ATL [27.0 pts allowed]
#44RB Jeremy Hill, CIN vs. IND [27.0 pts allowed]
#39RB James White, NE vs. LAC [27.0 pts allowed]
#26RB Mike Gillislee, NE vs. LAC [27.0 pts allowed]
#29RB Theo Riddick, DET vs. PIT [26.0 pts allowed]


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

Handcuff: #78RB James Conner
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#41RB Doug Martin, TB vs. NO [28.0 pts allowed]
#37RB Jonathan Stewart, CAR vs. ATL [27.0 pts allowed]
#36RB C.J. Prosise, SEA vs. WAS [27.0 pts allowed]
#40RB Matt Forte, NYJ vs. BUF [26.0 pts allowed]
#43RB Adrian Peterson, NO vs. TB [24.0 pts allowed]
#25RB Frank Gore, IND vs. HOU [23.0 pts allowed]
#27RB Paul Perkins, NYG vs. LAR [23.0 pts allowed]


#3RB Ezekiel Elliott, DAL
Bye Week: 6

Handcuff: #76RB Darren McFadden
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#30RB Rob Kelley, WAS vs. SF [32.0 pts allowed]
#29RB Theo Riddick, DET vs. NO [28.0 pts allowed]
#28RB Ameer Abdullah, DET vs. NO [28.0 pts allowed]
#31RB Derrick Henry, TEN vs. IND [27.0 pts allowed]
#33RB Kenneth Dixon, BAL vs. CHI [24.0 pts allowed]
#34RB Danny Woodhead, BAL vs. CHI [24.0 pts allowed]
#27RB Paul Perkins, NYG vs. DEN [23.0 pts allowed]


#4RB Devonta Freeman, ATL
Bye Week: 5

Handcuff: #22RB Tevin Coleman
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#25RB Frank Gore, IND vs. SF [32.0 pts allowed]
#40RB Matt Forte, NYJ vs. CLE [28.0 pts allowed]
#27RB Paul Perkins, NYG vs. LAC [27.0 pts allowed]
#44RB Jeremy Hill, CIN vs. BUF [26.0 pts allowed]
#33RB Kenneth Dixon, BAL vs. OAK [24.0 pts allowed]
#32RB Latavius Murray, MIN vs. CHI [24.0 pts allowed]
#31RB Derrick Henry, TEN vs. MIA [24.0 pts allowed]


#5RB LeSean McCoy, BUF
Bye Week: 6

Handcuff: #59RB Jonathan Williams
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#30RB Rob Kelley, WAS vs. SF [32.0 pts allowed]
#29RB Theo Riddick, DET vs. NO [28.0 pts allowed]
#28RB Ameer Abdullah, DET vs. NO [28.0 pts allowed]
#31RB Derrick Henry, TEN vs. IND [27.0 pts allowed]
#33RB Kenneth Dixon, BAL vs. CHI [24.0 pts allowed]
#34RB Danny Woodhead, BAL vs. CHI [24.0 pts allowed]
#27RB Paul Perkins, NYG vs. DEN [23.0 pts allowed]


#6RB Melvin Gordon, LAC
Bye Week: 9

Handcuff: #89RB Branden Oliver
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#41RB Doug Martin, TB vs. NO [28.0 pts allowed]
#37RB Jonathan Stewart, CAR vs. ATL [27.0 pts allowed]
#36RB C.J. Prosise, SEA vs. WAS [27.0 pts allowed]
#40RB Matt Forte, NYJ vs. BUF [26.0 pts allowed]
#43RB Adrian Peterson, NO vs. TB [24.0 pts allowed]
#25RB Frank Gore, IND vs. HOU [23.0 pts allowed]
#27RB Paul Perkins, NYG vs. LAR [23.0 pts allowed]


#7RB Jay Ajayi, MIA
Bye Week: 11

Handcuff: #70RB Kenyan Drake
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#30RB Rob Kelley, WAS vs. NO [28.0 pts allowed]
#36RB C.J. Prosise, SEA vs. ATL [27.0 pts allowed]
#43RB Adrian Peterson, NO vs. WAS [27.0 pts allowed]
#31RB Derrick Henry, TEN vs. PIT [26.0 pts allowed]
#29RB Theo Riddick, DET vs. CHI [24.0 pts allowed]
#28RB Ameer Abdullah, DET vs. CHI [24.0 pts allowed]
#39RB James White, NE vs. OAK [24.0 pts allowed]


#8RB Jordan Howard, CHI
Bye Week: 9

Handcuff: #71RB Jeremy Langford
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#41RB Doug Martin, TB vs. NO [28.0 pts allowed]
#37RB Jonathan Stewart, CAR vs. ATL [27.0 pts allowed]
#36RB C.J. Prosise, SEA vs. WAS [27.0 pts allowed]
#40RB Matt Forte, NYJ vs. BUF [26.0 pts allowed]
#43RB Adrian Peterson, NO vs. TB [24.0 pts allowed]
#25RB Frank Gore, IND vs. HOU [23.0 pts allowed]
#27RB Paul Perkins, NYG vs. LAR [23.0 pts allowed]


#9RB DeMarco Murray, TEN
Bye Week: 8

Handcuff: #31RB Derrick Henry
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#32RB Latavius Murray, MIN vs. CLE [28.0 pts allowed]
#35RB Dalvin Cook, MIN vs. CLE [28.0 pts allowed]
#40RB Matt Forte, NYJ vs. ATL [27.0 pts allowed]
#44RB Jeremy Hill, CIN vs. IND [27.0 pts allowed]
#39RB James White, NE vs. LAC [27.0 pts allowed]
#26RB Mike Gillislee, NE vs. LAC [27.0 pts allowed]
#29RB Theo Riddick, DET vs. PIT [26.0 pts allowed]


#10RB Leonard Fournette, JAX
Bye Week: 8

Handcuff: #57RB T.J. Yeldon
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#32RB Latavius Murray, MIN vs. CLE [28.0 pts allowed]
#35RB Dalvin Cook, MIN vs. CLE [28.0 pts allowed]
#40RB Matt Forte, NYJ vs. ATL [27.0 pts allowed]
#44RB Jeremy Hill, CIN vs. IND [27.0 pts allowed]
#39RB James White, NE vs. LAC [27.0 pts allowed]
#26RB Mike Gillislee, NE vs. LAC [27.0 pts allowed]
#29RB Theo Riddick, DET vs. PIT [26.0 pts allowed]


#11RB Todd Gurley, LAR
Bye Week: 8

Handcuff: #75RB Lance Dunbar
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#32RB Latavius Murray, MIN vs. CLE [28.0 pts allowed]
#35RB Dalvin Cook, MIN vs. CLE [28.0 pts allowed]
#40RB Matt Forte, NYJ vs. ATL [27.0 pts allowed]
#44RB Jeremy Hill, CIN vs. IND [27.0 pts allowed]
#39RB James White, NE vs. LAC [27.0 pts allowed]
#26RB Mike Gillislee, NE vs. LAC [27.0 pts allowed]
#29RB Theo Riddick, DET vs. PIT [26.0 pts allowed]


#12RB Lamar Miller, HOU
Bye Week: 7

Handcuff: #66RB D'Onta Foreman
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#31RB Derrick Henry, TEN vs. CLE [28.0 pts allowed]
#39RB James White, NE vs. ATL [27.0 pts allowed]
#26RB Mike Gillislee, NE vs. ATL [27.0 pts allowed]
#42RB Jamaal Charles, DEN vs. LAC [27.0 pts allowed]
#41RB Doug Martin, TB vs. BUF [26.0 pts allowed]
#44RB Jeremy Hill, CIN vs. PIT [26.0 pts allowed]
#37RB Jonathan Stewart, CAR vs. CHI [24.0 pts allowed]


#13RB Joe Mixon, CIN
Bye Week: 6

Handcuff: #44RB Jeremy Hill
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#30RB Rob Kelley, WAS vs. SF [32.0 pts allowed]
#29RB Theo Riddick, DET vs. NO [28.0 pts allowed]
#28RB Ameer Abdullah, DET vs. NO [28.0 pts allowed]
#31RB Derrick Henry, TEN vs. IND [27.0 pts allowed]
#33RB Kenneth Dixon, BAL vs. CHI [24.0 pts allowed]
#34RB Danny Woodhead, BAL vs. CHI [24.0 pts allowed]
#27RB Paul Perkins, NYG vs. DEN [23.0 pts allowed]


#14RB Carlos Hyde, SF
Bye Week: 11

Handcuff: #67RB Tim Hightower
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#30RB Rob Kelley, WAS vs. NO [28.0 pts allowed]
#36RB C.J. Prosise, SEA vs. ATL [27.0 pts allowed]
#43RB Adrian Peterson, NO vs. WAS [27.0 pts allowed]
#31RB Derrick Henry, TEN vs. PIT [26.0 pts allowed]
#29RB Theo Riddick, DET vs. CHI [24.0 pts allowed]
#28RB Ameer Abdullah, DET vs. CHI [24.0 pts allowed]
#39RB James White, NE vs. OAK [24.0 pts allowed]