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2021 Fantasy Football Running Back Handcuffs

Projected starter and handcuff for each NFL team

What is a fantasy football handcuff?
A fantasy handcuff is a backup that will likely take over for a team's starter in the event of an injury. A common strategy on draft day is to stash the backups of the prominent RBs you've drafted. Below is a chart of each team's handcuff along with their Rest of Season Ranking (ROS).

TeamProjected StarterROSHandcuffROS
Arizona CardinalsJames Conner19Chase Edmonds37
Atlanta FalconsCordarrelle Patterson16Mike Davis58
Baltimore RavensDevonta Freeman31Latavius Murray41
Buffalo BillsZack Moss42Devin Singletary50
Carolina PanthersChristian McCaffrey3Chuba Hubbard49
Chicago BearsDavid Montgomery17Khalil Herbert60
Cincinnati BengalsJoe Mixon7Samaje Perine57
Cleveland BrownsNick Chubb6Kareem Hunt29
Dallas CowboysEzekiel Elliott8Tony Pollard34
Denver BroncosJavonte Williams21Melvin Gordon III23
Detroit LionsD'Andre Swift10Jamaal Williams51
Green Bay PackersAaron Jones20AJ Dillon18
Houston TexansDavid Johnson56Rex Burkhead71
Indianapolis ColtsJonathan Taylor1Nyheim Hines47
Jacksonville JaguarsJames Robinson13Carlos Hyde65
Kansas City ChiefsClyde Edwards-Helaire25Darrel Williams36
Los Angeles ChargersAustin Ekeler4Justin Jackson88
Los Angeles RamsDarrell Henderson Jr.9Sony Michel55
Las Vegas RaidersJosh Jacobs27Kenyan Drake39
Miami DolphinsMyles Gaskin30Salvon Ahmed82
Minnesota VikingsDalvin Cook2Alexander Mattison40
New England PatriotsDamien Harris24Rhamondre Stevenson26
New Orleans SaintsAlvin Kamara12Mark Ingram II33
New York GiantsSaquon Barkley11Devontae Booker54
New York JetsMichael Carter32Ty Johnson43
Philadelphia EaglesMiles Sanders28Jordan Howard52
Pittsburgh SteelersNajee Harris5Benny Snell Jr.91
Seattle SeahawksAlex Collins35Rashaad Penny77
San Francisco 49ersElijah Mitchell22Jeff Wilson Jr.38
Tampa Bay BuccaneersLeonard Fournette14Ronald Jones II59
Tennessee TitansAdrian PetersonD'Onta Foreman44
Washington Football TeamAntonio Gibson15J.D. McKissic46