Ben Tate and the Must-Have Handcuff Running Backs

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Ben Tate and the Must-Have Handcuff Running Backs
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Given the attrition that goes part and parcel with the running back position in the National Football League, nothing can wreck a fantasy football season faster than watching in helpless horror as your first-round ball-carrier goes down with an injury.

Unless, of course, you've hedged your bet and bought some insurance by securing that running back's "handcuff," the reserve tailback that can ride in and save the day.

Sometimes it's easier said than done, and it makes more sense with some backs than others, so here's a handy-dandy guide to the top handcuff running backs in 2012.

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