2016 Fantasy Football Running Back Handcuffs

Projected starter and handcuff for each NFL team

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 CardinalsDavid Johnson1Andre Ellington74David Johnson1Andre Ellington75
Atlanta FalconsDevonta Freeman6Tevin Coleman19Devonta Freeman6Tevin Coleman18
Baltimore RavensKenneth Dixon26Terrance West23Kenneth Dixon28Terrance West25
Buffalo BillsLeSean McCoy5Mike Gillislee37LeSean McCoy4Mike Gillislee39
Carolina PanthersJonathan Stewart16Cameron Artis-Payne57Jonathan Stewart19Cameron Artis-Payne56
Chicago BearsJordan Howard14Jeremy Langford39Jordan Howard14Jeremy Langford41
Cincinnati BengalsRex Burkhead47Rex Burkhead37
Cleveland BrownsIsaiah Crowell20Duke Johnson33Isaiah Crowell21Duke Johnson30
Dallas CowboysEzekiel Elliott2Darren McFadden67Ezekiel Elliott2Darren McFadden72
Denver BroncosJustin ForsettDevontae Booker22Justin ForsettDevontae Booker23
Detroit LionsDwayne Washington40Zach Zenner48Dwayne Washington43Zach Zenner49
Green Bay PackersChristine MichaelJames StarksChristine MichaelJames Starks
Houston TexansAlfred Blue51Akeem Hunt73Alfred Blue52Akeem Hunt76
Indianapolis ColtsFrank Gore12Robert Turbin70Frank Gore11Robert Turbin73
Jacksonville JaguarsChris Ivory28T.J. Yeldon31T.J. Yeldon33Chris Ivory35
Kansas City ChiefsSpencer Ware9Charcandrick West52Spencer Ware9Charcandrick West60
Los Angeles ChargersRonnie Hillman49Andre Williams79Ronnie Hillman51Andre Williams82
Los Angeles RamsTodd Gurley10Lance Dunbar77Todd Gurley13Lance Dunbar67
Miami DolphinsJay Ajayi11Damien Williams59Jay Ajayi7Damien Williams63
Minnesota VikingsJerick McKinnon25Matt Asiata38Jerick McKinnon27Matt Asiata34
New England PatriotsLeGarrette Blount8Dion Lewis30LeGarrette Blount10Dion Lewis26
New Orleans SaintsMark Ingram15Tim Hightower29Mark Ingram15Tim Hightower31
New York GiantsPaul Perkins43Rashad JenningsPaul Perkins45Rashad Jennings
New York JetsBilal Powell27Khiry RobinsonBilal Powell24Khiry Robinson
Oakland RaidersDeAndre Washington50DeAndre Washington50DeAndre Washington48DeAndre Washington48
Philadelphia EaglesDarren Sproles32Byron MarshallDarren Sproles22Byron Marshall
Pittsburgh SteelersLe'Veon Bell3DeAngelo Williams41Le'Veon Bell5DeAngelo Williams40
Seattle SeahawksThomas Rawls18Alex Collins66Thomas Rawls16Alex Collins71
San Francisco 49ersShaun Draughn53DuJuan Harris68Shaun Draughn50DuJuan Harris68
Tampa Bay BuccaneersJacquizz Rodgers44Charles Sims42Jacquizz Rodgers44Charles Sims38
Tennessee TitansDeMarco Murray4Derrick Henry35DeMarco Murray3Derrick Henry42
Washington RedskinsRobert Kelley21Matt Jones36Robert Kelley20Matt Jones46