NFL Fantasy Strategy: 5 Players With Valuable Handcuffs

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NFL Fantasy Strategy: 5 Players With Valuable Handcuffs
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Splitting carries, sharing time, and running-back-by-committee are all phrases that fantasy owners do not like to hear. Let's face it though, that is how it is in the NFL now.

The days of the featured back are almost a thing of the past. Instead of shying away from the philosophy, fantasy owners should embrace it.

This is my list of running backs who, if you draft them, you should consider targeting their handcuff in the draft. Before we move on, I do have a few rules I use when handcuffing a running back I drafted.

1. Do not handcuff more than one running back. This will limit the depth of your roster, and could end up hurting your team during bye weeks.

2. For the most part, draft the handcuffs in later rounds. There are a few exceptions to this rule, but not many.

3. Don't just handcuff the first running back you draft simply because he is your top guy.

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