When playing fantasy football, most owners gravitate toward selecting running backs early and often, and sometimes in the event that the running back you select has history with injuries, it is wise to handcuff him to his trusted backup.
Outlined here in this slideshow will be eight talented running backs who, because of their injury-related past, should be locked up with their direct backup. Most of the backups listed here have proved they can handle the opportunity if given a chance. Others still have some work to do to earn our trust.
Nevertheless, it’s always good to lock up your early round running backs with their handcuffs. Here are eight must-have handcuffs (ranked in order of fantasy relevance) to own this year.