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 Jamaal Charles, KC
Bye Week: 6

Handcuff: #63RB Knile Davis
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#30RB Steven Jackson, ATL vs. CHI [24.7 pts allowed]
#28RB Toby Gerhart, JAX @TEN [22.9 pts allowed]
#33RB Danny Woodhead, SD @OAK [21.9 pts allowed]
#44RB Donald Brown, SD @OAK [21.9 pts allowed]
#40RB Frank Gore, SF @STL [21.5 pts allowed]
#31RB Lamar Miller, MIA vs. GB [20.8 pts allowed]
#36RB Knowshon Moreno, MIA vs. GB [20.8 pts allowed]


#2RB LeSean McCoy, PHI
Bye Week: 7

Handcuff: #37RB Darren Sproles
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#31RB Lamar Miller, MIA @CHI [24.7 pts allowed]
#36RB Knowshon Moreno, MIA @CHI [24.7 pts allowed]
#25RB Bishop Sankey, TEN @WAS [22.1 pts allowed]
#42RB Dexter McCluster, TEN @WAS [22.1 pts allowed]
#34RB DeAngelo Williams, CAR @GB [20.8 pts allowed]
#27RB Ray Rice, BAL vs. ATL [20.6 pts allowed]
#35RB Bernard Pierce, BAL vs. ATL [20.6 pts allowed]


#3RB Matt Forte, CHI
Bye Week: 9

Handcuff: #64RB Ka'Deem Carey
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#40RB Frank Gore, SF vs. STL [21.5 pts allowed]
#37RB Darren Sproles, PHI @HOU [20.5 pts allowed]
#33RB Danny Woodhead, SD @MIA [20.3 pts allowed]
#44RB Donald Brown, SD @MIA [20.3 pts allowed]
#29RB Stevan Ridley, NE vs. DEN [19.5 pts allowed]
#27RB Ray Rice, BAL @PIT [19.3 pts allowed]
#35RB Bernard Pierce, BAL @PIT [19.3 pts allowed]


#4RB Eddie Lacy, GB
Bye Week: 9

Handcuff:
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#40RB Frank Gore, SF vs. STL [21.5 pts allowed]
#37RB Darren Sproles, PHI @HOU [20.5 pts allowed]
#33RB Danny Woodhead, SD @MIA [20.3 pts allowed]
#44RB Donald Brown, SD @MIA [20.3 pts allowed]
#29RB Stevan Ridley, NE vs. DEN [19.5 pts allowed]
#27RB Ray Rice, BAL @PIT [19.3 pts allowed]
#35RB Bernard Pierce, BAL @PIT [19.3 pts allowed]


#5RB Adrian Peterson, MIN
Bye Week: 10

Handcuff: #95RB Matt Asiata
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#28RB Toby Gerhart, JAX vs. DAL [25.0 pts allowed]
#27RB Ray Rice, BAL vs. TEN [22.9 pts allowed]
#35RB Bernard Pierce, BAL vs. TEN [22.9 pts allowed]
#32RB Darren McFadden, OAK vs. DEN [19.5 pts allowed]
#38RB Maurice Jones-Drew, OAK vs. DEN [19.5 pts allowed]
#26RB Chris Johnson, NYJ vs. PIT [19.3 pts allowed]
#43RB Bryce Brown, BUF vs. KC [19.2 pts allowed]


#6RB Giovani Bernard, CIN
Bye Week: 4

Handcuff: #47RB Jeremy Hill
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#39RB Mark Ingram, NO @DAL [25.0 pts allowed]
#31RB Lamar Miller, MIA @OAK [21.9 pts allowed]
#36RB Knowshon Moreno, MIA @OAK [21.9 pts allowed]
#43RB Bryce Brown, BUF @HOU [20.5 pts allowed]
#32RB Darren McFadden, OAK vs. MIA [20.3 pts allowed]
#33RB Danny Woodhead, SD vs. JAX [20.3 pts allowed]
#38RB Maurice Jones-Drew, OAK vs. MIA [20.3 pts allowed]


#7RB Le'Veon Bell, PIT
Bye Week: 12

Handcuff: #41RB LeGarrette Blount
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#37RB Darren Sproles, PHI vs. TEN [22.9 pts allowed]
#40RB Frank Gore, SF vs. WAS [22.1 pts allowed]
#33RB Danny Woodhead, SD vs. STL [21.5 pts allowed]
#44RB Donald Brown, SD vs. STL [21.5 pts allowed]
#31RB Lamar Miller, MIA @DEN [19.5 pts allowed]
#36RB Knowshon Moreno, MIA @DEN [19.5 pts allowed]
#32RB Darren McFadden, OAK vs. KC [19.2 pts allowed]


#8RB Montee Ball, DEN
Bye Week: 4

Handcuff: #66RB Ronnie Hillman
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#39RB Mark Ingram, NO @DAL [25.0 pts allowed]
#31RB Lamar Miller, MIA @OAK [21.9 pts allowed]
#36RB Knowshon Moreno, MIA @OAK [21.9 pts allowed]
#43RB Bryce Brown, BUF @HOU [20.5 pts allowed]
#32RB Darren McFadden, OAK vs. MIA [20.3 pts allowed]
#33RB Danny Woodhead, SD vs. JAX [20.3 pts allowed]
#38RB Maurice Jones-Drew, OAK vs. MIA [20.3 pts allowed]


#9RB Marshawn Lynch, SEA
Bye Week: 4

Handcuff: #50RB Christine Michael
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#39RB Mark Ingram, NO @DAL [25.0 pts allowed]
#31RB Lamar Miller, MIA @OAK [21.9 pts allowed]
#36RB Knowshon Moreno, MIA @OAK [21.9 pts allowed]
#43RB Bryce Brown, BUF @HOU [20.5 pts allowed]
#32RB Darren McFadden, OAK vs. MIA [20.3 pts allowed]
#33RB Danny Woodhead, SD vs. JAX [20.3 pts allowed]
#38RB Maurice Jones-Drew, OAK vs. MIA [20.3 pts allowed]


#10RB Andre Ellington, ARI
Bye Week: 4

Handcuff: #92RB Stepfan Taylor
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#39RB Mark Ingram, NO @DAL [25.0 pts allowed]
#31RB Lamar Miller, MIA @OAK [21.9 pts allowed]
#36RB Knowshon Moreno, MIA @OAK [21.9 pts allowed]
#43RB Bryce Brown, BUF @HOU [20.5 pts allowed]
#32RB Darren McFadden, OAK vs. MIA [20.3 pts allowed]
#33RB Danny Woodhead, SD vs. JAX [20.3 pts allowed]
#38RB Maurice Jones-Drew, OAK vs. MIA [20.3 pts allowed]


#11RB DeMarco Murray, DAL
Bye Week: 11

Handcuff: #53RB Lance Dunbar
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#41RB LeGarrette Blount, PIT @TEN [22.9 pts allowed]
#33RB Danny Woodhead, SD vs. OAK [21.9 pts allowed]
#44RB Donald Brown, SD vs. OAK [21.9 pts allowed]
#37RB Darren Sproles, PHI @GB [20.8 pts allowed]
#34RB DeAngelo Williams, CAR vs. ATL [20.6 pts allowed]
#43RB Bryce Brown, BUF @MIA [20.3 pts allowed]
#25RB Bishop Sankey, TEN vs. PIT [19.3 pts allowed]


#12RB C.J. Spiller, BUF
Bye Week: 9

Handcuff: #43RB Bryce Brown
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#40RB Frank Gore, SF vs. STL [21.5 pts allowed]
#37RB Darren Sproles, PHI @HOU [20.5 pts allowed]
#33RB Danny Woodhead, SD @MIA [20.3 pts allowed]
#44RB Donald Brown, SD @MIA [20.3 pts allowed]
#29RB Stevan Ridley, NE vs. DEN [19.5 pts allowed]
#27RB Ray Rice, BAL @PIT [19.3 pts allowed]
#35RB Bernard Pierce, BAL @PIT [19.3 pts allowed]


#13RB Doug Martin, TB
Bye Week: 7

Handcuff: #62RB Charles Sims
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#31RB Lamar Miller, MIA @CHI [24.7 pts allowed]
#36RB Knowshon Moreno, MIA @CHI [24.7 pts allowed]
#25RB Bishop Sankey, TEN @WAS [22.1 pts allowed]
#42RB Dexter McCluster, TEN @WAS [22.1 pts allowed]
#34RB DeAngelo Williams, CAR @GB [20.8 pts allowed]
#27RB Ray Rice, BAL vs. ATL [20.6 pts allowed]
#35RB Bernard Pierce, BAL vs. ATL [20.6 pts allowed]


#14RB Arian Foster, HOU
Bye Week: 10

Handcuff: #68RB Andre Brown
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#28RB Toby Gerhart, JAX vs. DAL [25.0 pts allowed]
#27RB Ray Rice, BAL vs. TEN [22.9 pts allowed]
#35RB Bernard Pierce, BAL vs. TEN [22.9 pts allowed]
#32RB Darren McFadden, OAK vs. DEN [19.5 pts allowed]
#38RB Maurice Jones-Drew, OAK vs. DEN [19.5 pts allowed]
#26RB Chris Johnson, NYJ vs. PIT [19.3 pts allowed]
#43RB Bryce Brown, BUF vs. KC [19.2 pts allowed]


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