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: #62RB Knile Davis
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#31RB Steven Jackson, ATL vs. CHI [24.7 pts allowed]
#43RB Jacquizz Rodgers, 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]
#42RB Donald Brown, SD @OAK [21.9 pts allowed]
#39RB Frank Gore, SF @STL [21.5 pts allowed]
#44RB Carlos Hyde, SF @STL [21.5 pts allowed]


#2RB LeSean McCoy, PHI
Bye Week: 7

Handcuff: #36RB Darren Sproles
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#29RB Knowshon Moreno, MIA @CHI [24.7 pts allowed]
#25RB Bishop Sankey, TEN @WAS [22.1 pts allowed]
#41RB 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]
#40RB LeGarrette Blount, PIT vs. HOU [20.5 pts allowed]


#3RB Matt Forte, CHI
Bye Week: 9

Handcuff: #63RB Ka'Deem Carey
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#39RB Frank Gore, SF vs. STL [21.5 pts allowed]
#44RB Carlos Hyde, SF vs. STL [21.5 pts allowed]
#36RB Darren Sproles, PHI @HOU [20.5 pts allowed]
#33RB Danny Woodhead, SD @MIA [20.3 pts allowed]
#42RB Donald Brown, SD @MIA [20.3 pts allowed]
#30RB Stevan Ridley, NE vs. DEN [19.5 pts allowed]
#27RB Ray Rice, BAL @PIT [19.3 pts allowed]


#4RB Eddie Lacy, GB
Bye Week: 9

Handcuff: #0RB Johnathan Franklin
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#39RB Frank Gore, SF vs. STL [21.5 pts allowed]
#44RB Carlos Hyde, SF vs. STL [21.5 pts allowed]
#36RB Darren Sproles, PHI @HOU [20.5 pts allowed]
#33RB Danny Woodhead, SD @MIA [20.3 pts allowed]
#42RB Donald Brown, SD @MIA [20.3 pts allowed]
#30RB Stevan Ridley, NE vs. DEN [19.5 pts allowed]
#27RB Ray Rice, 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]
#37RB Maurice Jones-Drew, OAK vs. DEN [19.5 pts allowed]
#26RB Chris Johnson, NYJ vs. PIT [19.3 pts allowed]
#34RB DeAngelo Williams, CAR @PHI [17.4 pts allowed]


#6RB Giovani Bernard, CIN
Bye Week: 4

Handcuff: #45RB Jeremy Hill
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#38RB Mark Ingram, NO @DAL [25.0 pts allowed]
#29RB Knowshon Moreno, MIA @OAK [21.9 pts allowed]
#32RB Darren McFadden, OAK vs. MIA [20.3 pts allowed]
#33RB Danny Woodhead, SD vs. JAX [20.3 pts allowed]
#37RB Maurice Jones-Drew, OAK vs. MIA [20.3 pts allowed]
#42RB Donald Brown, SD vs. JAX [20.3 pts allowed]
#31RB Steven Jackson, ATL @MIN [20.2 pts allowed]


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

Handcuff: #40RB LeGarrette Blount
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#36RB Darren Sproles, PHI vs. TEN [22.9 pts allowed]
#39RB Frank Gore, SF vs. WAS [22.1 pts allowed]
#44RB Carlos Hyde, SF vs. WAS [22.1 pts allowed]
#33RB Danny Woodhead, SD vs. STL [21.5 pts allowed]
#42RB Donald Brown, SD vs. STL [21.5 pts allowed]
#29RB 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: #64RB Ronnie Hillman
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#38RB Mark Ingram, NO @DAL [25.0 pts allowed]
#29RB Knowshon Moreno, MIA @OAK [21.9 pts allowed]
#32RB Darren McFadden, OAK vs. MIA [20.3 pts allowed]
#33RB Danny Woodhead, SD vs. JAX [20.3 pts allowed]
#37RB Maurice Jones-Drew, OAK vs. MIA [20.3 pts allowed]
#42RB Donald Brown, SD vs. JAX [20.3 pts allowed]
#31RB Steven Jackson, ATL @MIN [20.2 pts allowed]


#9RB Marshawn Lynch, SEA
Bye Week: 4

Handcuff: #48RB Christine Michael
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#38RB Mark Ingram, NO @DAL [25.0 pts allowed]
#29RB Knowshon Moreno, MIA @OAK [21.9 pts allowed]
#32RB Darren McFadden, OAK vs. MIA [20.3 pts allowed]
#33RB Danny Woodhead, SD vs. JAX [20.3 pts allowed]
#37RB Maurice Jones-Drew, OAK vs. MIA [20.3 pts allowed]
#42RB Donald Brown, SD vs. JAX [20.3 pts allowed]
#31RB Steven Jackson, ATL @MIN [20.2 pts allowed]


#10RB Andre Ellington, ARI
Bye Week: 4

Handcuff: #91RB Stepfan Taylor
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#38RB Mark Ingram, NO @DAL [25.0 pts allowed]
#29RB Knowshon Moreno, MIA @OAK [21.9 pts allowed]
#32RB Darren McFadden, OAK vs. MIA [20.3 pts allowed]
#33RB Danny Woodhead, SD vs. JAX [20.3 pts allowed]
#37RB Maurice Jones-Drew, OAK vs. MIA [20.3 pts allowed]
#42RB Donald Brown, SD vs. JAX [20.3 pts allowed]
#31RB Steven Jackson, ATL @MIN [20.2 pts allowed]


#11RB DeMarco Murray, DAL
Bye Week: 11

Handcuff: #53RB Lance Dunbar
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#40RB LeGarrette Blount, PIT @TEN [22.9 pts allowed]
#33RB Danny Woodhead, SD vs. OAK [21.9 pts allowed]
#42RB Donald Brown, SD vs. OAK [21.9 pts allowed]
#36RB Darren Sproles, PHI @GB [20.8 pts allowed]
#34RB DeAngelo Williams, CAR vs. ATL [20.6 pts allowed]
#25RB Bishop Sankey, TEN vs. PIT [19.3 pts allowed]
#41RB Dexter McCluster, TEN vs. PIT [19.3 pts allowed]


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

Handcuff: #92RB Bryce Brown
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#39RB Frank Gore, SF vs. STL [21.5 pts allowed]
#44RB Carlos Hyde, SF vs. STL [21.5 pts allowed]
#36RB Darren Sproles, PHI @HOU [20.5 pts allowed]
#33RB Danny Woodhead, SD @MIA [20.3 pts allowed]
#42RB Donald Brown, SD @MIA [20.3 pts allowed]
#30RB Stevan Ridley, NE vs. DEN [19.5 pts allowed]
#27RB Ray Rice, BAL @PIT [19.3 pts allowed]


#13RB Doug Martin, TB
Bye Week: 7

Handcuff: #83RB Mike James
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#29RB Knowshon Moreno, MIA @CHI [24.7 pts allowed]
#25RB Bishop Sankey, TEN @WAS [22.1 pts allowed]
#41RB 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]
#40RB LeGarrette Blount, PIT vs. HOU [20.5 pts allowed]


#14RB Arian Foster, HOU
Bye Week: 10

Handcuff: #67RB 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]
#37RB Maurice Jones-Drew, OAK vs. DEN [19.5 pts allowed]
#26RB Chris Johnson, NYJ vs. PIT [19.3 pts allowed]
#34RB DeAngelo Williams, CAR @PHI [17.4 pts allowed]


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