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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 Adrian Peterson, MIN
Bye Week: 5

Handcuff:
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#28RB Ryan Mathews, SD vs. NYJ [24.8 pts allowed]
#33RB Danny Woodhead, SD vs. NYJ [24.8 pts allowed]
#40RB Bernard Pierce, BAL @IND [20.0 pts allowed]
#27RB Daryl Richardson, STL @PHI [19.1 pts allowed]
#31RB Rashard Mendenhall, ARI @DEN [19.1 pts allowed]
#44RB Isaiah Pead, STL @PHI [19.1 pts allowed]
#29RB Ahmad Bradshaw, IND vs. BAL [18.5 pts allowed]


#2RB Jamaal Charles, KC
Bye Week: 10

Handcuff: #65RB Knile Davis
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#43RB Jacquizz Rodgers, ATL @TB [24.8 pts allowed]
#42RB Bryce Brown, PHI vs. CAR [20.7 pts allowed]
#36RB Mark Ingram, NO vs. SF [19.9 pts allowed]
#37RB Pierre Thomas, NO vs. SF [19.9 pts allowed]
#40RB Bernard Pierce, BAL vs. TEN [19.9 pts allowed]
#26RB Montee Ball, DEN @OAK [19.6 pts allowed]
#39RB Ronnie Hillman, DEN @OAK [19.6 pts allowed]


#3RB Doug Martin, TB
Bye Week: 5

Handcuff: #0RB Mike James
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#28RB Ryan Mathews, SD vs. NYJ [24.8 pts allowed]
#33RB Danny Woodhead, SD vs. NYJ [24.8 pts allowed]
#40RB Bernard Pierce, BAL @IND [20.0 pts allowed]
#27RB Daryl Richardson, STL @PHI [19.1 pts allowed]
#31RB Rashard Mendenhall, ARI @DEN [19.1 pts allowed]
#44RB Isaiah Pead, STL @PHI [19.1 pts allowed]
#29RB Ahmad Bradshaw, IND vs. BAL [18.5 pts allowed]


#4RB C.J. Spiller, BUF
Bye Week: 12

Handcuff: #52RB Fred Jackson
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#29RB Ahmad Bradshaw, IND vs. JAX [23.3 pts allowed]
#38RB Vick Ballard, IND vs. JAX [23.3 pts allowed]
#26RB Montee Ball, DEN vs. MIA [20.0 pts allowed]
#39RB Ronnie Hillman, DEN vs. MIA [20.0 pts allowed]
#25RB Giovani Bernard, CIN @HOU [19.9 pts allowed]
#35RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis, CIN @HOU [19.9 pts allowed]
#42RB Bryce Brown, PHI vs. TEN [19.6 pts allowed]


#5RB LeSean McCoy, PHI
Bye Week: 12

Handcuff: #17RB Darren Sproles
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#29RB Ahmad Bradshaw, IND vs. JAX [23.3 pts allowed]
#38RB Vick Ballard, IND vs. JAX [23.3 pts allowed]
#26RB Montee Ball, DEN vs. MIA [20.0 pts allowed]
#39RB Ronnie Hillman, DEN vs. MIA [20.0 pts allowed]
#25RB Giovani Bernard, CIN @HOU [19.9 pts allowed]
#35RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis, CIN @HOU [19.9 pts allowed]
#42RB Bryce Brown, PHI vs. TEN [19.6 pts allowed]


#6RB Trent Richardson, IND
Bye Week: 8

Handcuff: #29RB Ahmad Bradshaw
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#26RB Montee Ball, DEN vs. SD [24.8 pts allowed]
#39RB Ronnie Hillman, DEN vs. SD [24.8 pts allowed]
#29RB Ahmad Bradshaw, IND @PIT [22.9 pts allowed]
#38RB Vick Ballard, IND @PIT [22.9 pts allowed]
#28RB Ryan Mathews, SD @DEN [20.0 pts allowed]
#33RB Danny Woodhead, SD @DEN [20.0 pts allowed]
#42RB Bryce Brown, PHI @ARI [19.9 pts allowed]


#7RB Ray Rice, BAL
Bye Week: 8

Handcuff: #40RB Bernard Pierce
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#26RB Montee Ball, DEN vs. SD [24.8 pts allowed]
#39RB Ronnie Hillman, DEN vs. SD [24.8 pts allowed]
#29RB Ahmad Bradshaw, IND @PIT [22.9 pts allowed]
#38RB Vick Ballard, IND @PIT [22.9 pts allowed]
#28RB Ryan Mathews, SD @DEN [20.0 pts allowed]
#33RB Danny Woodhead, SD @DEN [20.0 pts allowed]
#42RB Bryce Brown, PHI @ARI [19.9 pts allowed]


#8RB David Wilson, NYG
Bye Week: 9

Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#42RB Bryce Brown, PHI @HOU [24.8 pts allowed]
#28RB Ryan Mathews, SD @MIA [20.0 pts allowed]
#33RB Danny Woodhead, SD @MIA [20.0 pts allowed]
#40RB Bernard Pierce, BAL @PIT [20.0 pts allowed]
#41RB Ben Tate, CLE vs. TB [18.9 pts allowed]
#31RB Rashard Mendenhall, ARI @DAL [18.5 pts allowed]
#36RB Mark Ingram, NO @CAR [18.3 pts allowed]


#9RB Arian Foster, HOU
Bye Week: 8

Handcuff: #0RB Dennis Johnson
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#26RB Montee Ball, DEN vs. SD [24.8 pts allowed]
#39RB Ronnie Hillman, DEN vs. SD [24.8 pts allowed]
#29RB Ahmad Bradshaw, IND @PIT [22.9 pts allowed]
#38RB Vick Ballard, IND @PIT [22.9 pts allowed]
#28RB Ryan Mathews, SD @DEN [20.0 pts allowed]
#33RB Danny Woodhead, SD @DEN [20.0 pts allowed]
#42RB Bryce Brown, PHI @ARI [19.9 pts allowed]


#10RB Matt Forte, CHI
Bye Week: 8

Handcuff:
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#26RB Montee Ball, DEN vs. SD [24.8 pts allowed]
#39RB Ronnie Hillman, DEN vs. SD [24.8 pts allowed]
#29RB Ahmad Bradshaw, IND @PIT [22.9 pts allowed]
#38RB Vick Ballard, IND @PIT [22.9 pts allowed]
#28RB Ryan Mathews, SD @DEN [20.0 pts allowed]
#33RB Danny Woodhead, SD @DEN [20.0 pts allowed]
#42RB Bryce Brown, PHI @ARI [19.9 pts allowed]


#11RB Marshawn Lynch, SEA
Bye Week: 12

Handcuff: #57RB Christine Michael
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#29RB Ahmad Bradshaw, IND vs. JAX [23.3 pts allowed]
#38RB Vick Ballard, IND vs. JAX [23.3 pts allowed]
#26RB Montee Ball, DEN vs. MIA [20.0 pts allowed]
#39RB Ronnie Hillman, DEN vs. MIA [20.0 pts allowed]
#25RB Giovani Bernard, CIN @HOU [19.9 pts allowed]
#35RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis, CIN @HOU [19.9 pts allowed]
#42RB Bryce Brown, PHI vs. TEN [19.6 pts allowed]


#12RB Reggie Bush, DET
Bye Week: 9

Handcuff: #32RB Joique Bell
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#42RB Bryce Brown, PHI @HOU [24.8 pts allowed]
#28RB Ryan Mathews, SD @MIA [20.0 pts allowed]
#33RB Danny Woodhead, SD @MIA [20.0 pts allowed]
#40RB Bernard Pierce, BAL @PIT [20.0 pts allowed]
#41RB Ben Tate, CLE vs. TB [18.9 pts allowed]
#31RB Rashard Mendenhall, ARI @DAL [18.5 pts allowed]
#36RB Mark Ingram, NO @CAR [18.3 pts allowed]


#13RB Chris Johnson, NYJ
Bye Week: 10

Handcuff: #48RB Bilal Powell
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#43RB Jacquizz Rodgers, ATL @TB [24.8 pts allowed]
#42RB Bryce Brown, PHI vs. CAR [20.7 pts allowed]
#36RB Mark Ingram, NO vs. SF [19.9 pts allowed]
#37RB Pierre Thomas, NO vs. SF [19.9 pts allowed]
#40RB Bernard Pierce, BAL vs. TEN [19.9 pts allowed]
#26RB Montee Ball, DEN @OAK [19.6 pts allowed]
#39RB Ronnie Hillman, DEN @OAK [19.6 pts allowed]


#14RB DeMarco Murray, DAL
Bye Week: 11

Handcuff: #63RB Joseph Randle
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#41RB Ben Tate, CLE vs. HOU [20.7 pts allowed]
#27RB Daryl Richardson, STL vs. DEN [20.4 pts allowed]
#44RB Isaiah Pead, STL vs. DEN [20.4 pts allowed]
#25RB Giovani Bernard, CIN @NO [20.0 pts allowed]
#35RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis, CIN @NO [20.0 pts allowed]
#31RB Rashard Mendenhall, ARI vs. DET [19.9 pts allowed]
#36RB Mark Ingram, NO vs. CIN [19.9 pts allowed]


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