2023 Running Back Handcuff Charts & Draft Targets

Sep 02, 2023
2023 Running Back Handcuff Charts & Draft Targets

Handcuffing in fantasy football has fallen in and back out of favor in previous seasons, and there are very valid arguments to be made on both sides of the handcuff debate. Finding a late-round pick who can slide right into a full workload after an injury is a thing of beauty, but oftentimes we’re not even sure if we’re holding the actual handcuff on a specific team. Because of that uncertainty, we can be stuck holding the bag when we’ve wasted a roster spot on a player only to have his teammate take hold of the starting job after the man in front of them suffers an injury.

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Nonetheless, it’s important to have a broad understanding of each team’s depth chart—even if you’re not planning on drafting the backup or hopeful handcuff. Knowing who is a likely handcuff in a good situation will give you a leg up when you’re attacking the waiver wire or even when you’re looking for a bargain play in DFS.

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