NFL Fantasy Football: 10 Best Running Back Handcuffs for Your Later Rounds

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NFL Fantasy Football: 10 Best Running Back Handcuffs for Your Later Rounds
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Many fantasy football players that invest their first-round pick in a running back may look at trying to snag his back-up later in the draft.  That's a good philosophy in general, but I don't necessarily follow that logic.

What I do is try to identify what back-up running backs have the best chance of seeing the most playing time over the course of the season.  This means that I take several things into consideration, but most notably how good and/or injury prone the starter is.

Drafting running backs gets trickier every year.  The ever-so-popular "running back by committee" is all the rage in the NFL these days.

The true workhorse 'backs are seemingly becoming more scarce every year.  Though just about every team has the starter, the secondary running back will get a decent amount of touches as well.

In some cases, that player is a "touchdown vulture," in that they come in for the goal line carries.

With all that said, there are still some good handcuff options you can find in the later rounds of your draft, but they don't necessarily have to be your particular player's handcuff.

Here is my list of 10 back-up running backs whom I think will see a good amount of playing time, and/or possibly become the starter at some point.

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