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: #122RB Andre Ellington
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#36RB LeGarrette Blount, PHI vs. SF [32.0 pts allowed]
#37RB Latavius Murray, MIN vs. CLE [28.0 pts allowed]
#28RB Mike Gillislee, NE vs. LAC [27.0 pts allowed]
#40RB James White, NE vs. LAC [27.0 pts allowed]
#39RB Matt Forte, NYJ vs. ATL [27.0 pts allowed]
#33RB Theo Riddick, DET vs. PIT [26.0 pts allowed]
#29RB Danny Woodhead, BAL vs. MIA [24.0 pts allowed]


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

Handcuff: #77RB James Conner
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#35RB Doug Martin, TB vs. NO [28.0 pts allowed]
#44RB Jonathan Stewart, CAR vs. ATL [27.0 pts allowed]
#27RB Eddie Lacy, SEA vs. WAS [27.0 pts allowed]
#38RB C.J. Prosise, SEA vs. WAS [27.0 pts allowed]
#39RB Matt Forte, NYJ vs. BUF [26.0 pts allowed]
#26RB Adrian Peterson, NO vs. TB [24.0 pts allowed]
#36RB LeGarrette Blount, PHI vs. DEN [23.0 pts allowed]


#3RB Ezekiel Elliott, DAL
Bye Week: 6

Handcuff: #80RB Darren McFadden
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#34RB Samaje Perine, WAS vs. SF [32.0 pts allowed]
#33RB Theo Riddick, DET vs. NO [28.0 pts allowed]
#32RB Derrick Henry, TEN vs. IND [27.0 pts allowed]
#43RB Kareem Hunt, KC vs. PIT [26.0 pts allowed]
#29RB Danny Woodhead, BAL vs. CHI [24.0 pts allowed]
#41RB Kenneth Dixon, BAL vs. CHI [24.0 pts allowed]
#28RB Mike Gillislee, NE vs. NYJ [23.0 pts allowed]


#4RB LeSean McCoy, BUF
Bye Week: 6

Handcuff: #57RB Jonathan Williams
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#34RB Samaje Perine, WAS vs. SF [32.0 pts allowed]
#33RB Theo Riddick, DET vs. NO [28.0 pts allowed]
#32RB Derrick Henry, TEN vs. IND [27.0 pts allowed]
#43RB Kareem Hunt, KC vs. PIT [26.0 pts allowed]
#29RB Danny Woodhead, BAL vs. CHI [24.0 pts allowed]
#41RB Kenneth Dixon, BAL vs. CHI [24.0 pts allowed]
#28RB Mike Gillislee, NE vs. NYJ [23.0 pts allowed]


#5RB Melvin Gordon, LAC
Bye Week: 9

Handcuff: #86RB Branden Oliver
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#35RB Doug Martin, TB vs. NO [28.0 pts allowed]
#44RB Jonathan Stewart, CAR vs. ATL [27.0 pts allowed]
#27RB Eddie Lacy, SEA vs. WAS [27.0 pts allowed]
#38RB C.J. Prosise, SEA vs. WAS [27.0 pts allowed]
#39RB Matt Forte, NYJ vs. BUF [26.0 pts allowed]
#26RB Adrian Peterson, NO vs. TB [24.0 pts allowed]
#36RB LeGarrette Blount, PHI vs. DEN [23.0 pts allowed]


#6RB Devonta Freeman, ATL
Bye Week: 5

Handcuff: #20RB Tevin Coleman
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#31RB Frank Gore, IND vs. SF [32.0 pts allowed]
#39RB Matt Forte, NYJ vs. CLE [28.0 pts allowed]
#30RB Paul Perkins, NYG vs. LAC [27.0 pts allowed]
#29RB Danny Woodhead, BAL vs. OAK [24.0 pts allowed]
#37RB Latavius Murray, MIN vs. CHI [24.0 pts allowed]
#41RB Kenneth Dixon, BAL vs. OAK [24.0 pts allowed]
#28RB Mike Gillislee, NE vs. TB [24.0 pts allowed]


#7RB Jordan Howard, CHI
Bye Week: 9

Handcuff: #75RB Jeremy Langford
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#35RB Doug Martin, TB vs. NO [28.0 pts allowed]
#44RB Jonathan Stewart, CAR vs. ATL [27.0 pts allowed]
#27RB Eddie Lacy, SEA vs. WAS [27.0 pts allowed]
#38RB C.J. Prosise, SEA vs. WAS [27.0 pts allowed]
#39RB Matt Forte, NYJ vs. BUF [26.0 pts allowed]
#26RB Adrian Peterson, NO vs. TB [24.0 pts allowed]
#36RB LeGarrette Blount, PHI vs. DEN [23.0 pts allowed]


#8RB Jay Ajayi, MIA
Bye Week: 11

Handcuff: #79RB Kenyan Drake
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#34RB Samaje Perine, WAS vs. NO [28.0 pts allowed]
#27RB Eddie Lacy, SEA vs. ATL [27.0 pts allowed]
#26RB Adrian Peterson, NO vs. WAS [27.0 pts allowed]
#38RB C.J. Prosise, SEA vs. ATL [27.0 pts allowed]
#32RB Derrick Henry, TEN vs. PIT [26.0 pts allowed]
#25RB C.J. Anderson, DEN vs. CIN [24.0 pts allowed]
#33RB Theo Riddick, DET vs. CHI [24.0 pts allowed]


#9RB DeMarco Murray, TEN
Bye Week: 8

Handcuff: #32RB Derrick Henry
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#36RB LeGarrette Blount, PHI vs. SF [32.0 pts allowed]
#37RB Latavius Murray, MIN vs. CLE [28.0 pts allowed]
#28RB Mike Gillislee, NE vs. LAC [27.0 pts allowed]
#40RB James White, NE vs. LAC [27.0 pts allowed]
#39RB Matt Forte, NYJ vs. ATL [27.0 pts allowed]
#33RB Theo Riddick, DET vs. PIT [26.0 pts allowed]
#29RB Danny Woodhead, BAL vs. MIA [24.0 pts allowed]


#10RB Todd Gurley, LAR
Bye Week: 8

Handcuff: #72RB Lance Dunbar
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#36RB LeGarrette Blount, PHI vs. SF [32.0 pts allowed]
#37RB Latavius Murray, MIN vs. CLE [28.0 pts allowed]
#28RB Mike Gillislee, NE vs. LAC [27.0 pts allowed]
#40RB James White, NE vs. LAC [27.0 pts allowed]
#39RB Matt Forte, NYJ vs. ATL [27.0 pts allowed]
#33RB Theo Riddick, DET vs. PIT [26.0 pts allowed]
#29RB Danny Woodhead, BAL vs. MIA [24.0 pts allowed]


#11RB Leonard Fournette, JAX
Bye Week: 8

Handcuff: #65RB T.J. Yeldon
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#36RB LeGarrette Blount, PHI vs. SF [32.0 pts allowed]
#37RB Latavius Murray, MIN vs. CLE [28.0 pts allowed]
#28RB Mike Gillislee, NE vs. LAC [27.0 pts allowed]
#40RB James White, NE vs. LAC [27.0 pts allowed]
#39RB Matt Forte, NYJ vs. ATL [27.0 pts allowed]
#33RB Theo Riddick, DET vs. PIT [26.0 pts allowed]
#29RB Danny Woodhead, BAL vs. MIA [24.0 pts allowed]


#12RB Isaiah Crowell, CLE
Bye Week: 9

Handcuff: #42RB Duke Johnson
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#35RB Doug Martin, TB vs. NO [28.0 pts allowed]
#44RB Jonathan Stewart, CAR vs. ATL [27.0 pts allowed]
#27RB Eddie Lacy, SEA vs. WAS [27.0 pts allowed]
#38RB C.J. Prosise, SEA vs. WAS [27.0 pts allowed]
#39RB Matt Forte, NYJ vs. BUF [26.0 pts allowed]
#26RB Adrian Peterson, NO vs. TB [24.0 pts allowed]
#36RB LeGarrette Blount, PHI vs. DEN [23.0 pts allowed]


#13RB Lamar Miller, HOU
Bye Week: 7

Handcuff: #61RB D'Onta Foreman
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#32RB Derrick Henry, TEN vs. CLE [28.0 pts allowed]
#25RB C.J. Anderson, DEN vs. LAC [27.0 pts allowed]
#28RB Mike Gillislee, NE vs. ATL [27.0 pts allowed]
#36RB LeGarrette Blount, PHI vs. WAS [27.0 pts allowed]
#40RB James White, NE vs. ATL [27.0 pts allowed]
#35RB Doug Martin, TB vs. BUF [26.0 pts allowed]
#44RB Jonathan Stewart, CAR vs. CHI [24.0 pts allowed]


#14RB Christian McCaffrey, CAR
Bye Week: 11

Handcuff: #44RB Jonathan Stewart
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#34RB Samaje Perine, WAS vs. NO [28.0 pts allowed]
#27RB Eddie Lacy, SEA vs. ATL [27.0 pts allowed]
#26RB Adrian Peterson, NO vs. WAS [27.0 pts allowed]
#38RB C.J. Prosise, SEA vs. ATL [27.0 pts allowed]
#32RB Derrick Henry, TEN vs. PIT [26.0 pts allowed]
#25RB C.J. Anderson, DEN vs. CIN [24.0 pts allowed]
#33RB Theo Riddick, DET vs. CHI [24.0 pts allowed]