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2020 Fantasy RB Handcuffs Chart: Find sleepers, backups for your top running backs

2020 Fantasy RB Handcuffs Chart: Find sleepers, backups for your top running backs

Fantasy football owners hope that they never have to worry about running back handcuffs. Ideally, your first-round selections of Christian McCaffrey or Dalvin Cook or Saquon Barkley stay healthy all season, but there will always be RB injuries, and in that case, a solid draft strategy is to select the backup to your top running backs. You’ve heard of some of them, like Latavius Murray, Alexander Mattison and Kareem Hunt. Others, like Reggie Bonnafon and Ryquell Armstead, could be new to you (and could be must-have pickups and sleepers later in the year). Regardless, if you’ve invested a lot of your fantasy draft capital into RBs, there’s merit to handcuffing them.

In a season that could also be marred by unexpected absences due to COVID-19, backup running backs could prove more important than ever. Any RB that gets pressed into duty is a waiver-wire priority, so if you have them rostered ahead of time, that can make all the difference between a playoff appearance and the consolation bracket.

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This season, we’ve gone two backups deep (and sometimes three) on our handcuff chart, expecting that occasionally there will be more shakeup to depth charts on short notice than there has been in the past. As always, we’ll update this page throughout the season, so it should remain a resource to you from draft day right through your fantasy football championship.

2020 Fantasy RB Handcuffs

Team Starter Handcuff Two-Deep
Arizona Cardinals Kenyan Drake Chase Edmonds Eno Benjamin
Atlanta Falcons Todd Gurley Ito Smith B. Hill/Q. Ollison
Baltimore Ravens Mark Ingram JK Dobbins J. Hill/G. Edwards
Buffalo Bills Devin Singletary Zack Moss T.J. Yeldon
Carolina Panthers Christian McCaffrey M. Davis/T. Cannon TBA
Chicago Bears David Montgomery (groin) Tarik Cohen R. Nall/C. Patterson
Cincinnati Bengals Joe Mixon Giovani Bernard T. Williams/S. Perine
Cleveland Browns Nick Chubb Kareem Hunt D’Ernest Johnson
Dallas Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott Tony Pollard R. Dowdle/D. Anderson
Denver Broncos M. Gordon/P. Lindsay Royce Freeman LeVante Bellamy
Detroit Lions K. Johnson/D. Swift Bo Scarbrough Ty Johnson
Green Bay Packers Aaron Jones Jamaal Williams AJ Dillon
Houston Texans David Johnson Duke Johnson Buddy Howell
Indianapolis Colts Marlon Mack Jonathan Taylor N. Hines/J. Wilkins
Jacksonville Jaguars

Ryquell Armstead (COVID-19)

J. Robinson/D. Ozigbo Chris Thompson
Kansas City Chiefs Clyde Edwards-Helaire Darrel Williams Darwin Thompson
Las Vegas Raiders Josh Jacobs Jalen Richard Devontae Booker
Los Angeles Chargers Austin Ekeler Justin Jackson Joshua Kelley
Los Angeles Rams Cam Akers Malcolm Brown Darrell Henderson
Miami Dolphins Jordan Howard Matt Breida P. Laird/M. Gaskin
Minnesota Vikings Dalvin Cook Alexander Mattison Mike Boone
New England Patriots S. Michel/J. White Damien Harris Rex Burkhead
New Orleans Saints Alvin Kamara Latavius Murray T. Montgomery/D. Washington
New York Giants Saquon Barkley Dion Lewis Wayne Gallman
New York Jets Le’Veon Bell Frank Gore La’Mical Perine
Philadelphia Eagles Miles Sanders Boston Scott Corey Clement
Pittsburgh Steelers James Conner A. McFarland/B. Snell Jr. Jaylen Samuels
San Francisco 49ers Tevin Coleman Raheem Mostert Jerick McKinnon
Seattle Seahawks Chris Carson Rashaad Penny (knee) Carlos Hyde
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Leonard Fournette Ronald Jones II LeSean McCoy
Tennessee Titans Derrick Henry Darrynton Evans Senorise Perry
Washington Football Team Antonio Gibson Bryce Love Peyton Barber

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