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Ideal Bye Week Running Backs

While handcuffing your stud running back (drafting his actual NFL backup) is critical in fantasy football, it's also important to draft players to fill in for him when he's on a bye. This page identifies the non-fantasy starting RBs that have the easiest match-ups on the stud's bye week.

#1RB Le'Veon Bell, PIT
Bye Week: 7

Handcuff: #82RB James Conner
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#39RB Peyton Barber, TB vs. CLE [28.0 pts allowed]
#42RB Giovani Bernard, CIN @KC [27.0 pts allowed]
#40RB Isaiah Crowell, NYJ vs. MIN [26.0 pts allowed]
#31RB Bilal Powell, NYJ vs. MIN [26.0 pts allowed]
#29RB Tevin Coleman, ATL vs. NYG [24.0 pts allowed]
#43RB James White, NE @CHI [24.0 pts allowed]
#26RB Marlon Mack, IND vs. BUF [24.0 pts allowed]


#2RB David Johnson, ARI
Bye Week: 9

Handcuff: #0RB T.J. Logan
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#40RB Isaiah Crowell, NYJ @MIA [28.0 pts allowed]
#31RB Bilal Powell, NYJ @MIA [28.0 pts allowed]
#28RB Jamaal Williams, GB @NE [27.0 pts allowed]
#32RB Chris Carson, SEA vs. LAC [26.0 pts allowed]
#36RB Ameer Abdullah, DET @MIN [26.0 pts allowed]
#35RB Theo Riddick, DET @MIN [26.0 pts allowed]
#34RB Marshawn Lynch, OAK @SF [26.0 pts allowed]


#3RB Todd Gurley, LAR
Bye Week: 12

Handcuff: #71RB Malcolm Brown
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#28RB Jamaal Williams, GB @MIN [27.0 pts allowed]
#29RB Tevin Coleman, ATL @NO [26.0 pts allowed]
#37RB Wayne Gallman, NYG @PHI [26.0 pts allowed]
#43RB James White, NE @NYJ [26.0 pts allowed]
#25RB Dion Lewis, TEN @HOU [25.0 pts allowed]
#41RB D'Onta Foreman, HOU vs. TEN [25.0 pts allowed]
#32RB Chris Carson, SEA @CAR [25.0 pts allowed]


#4RB Ezekiel Elliott, DAL
Bye Week: 8

Handcuff: #80RB Alfred Morris
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#34RB Marshawn Lynch, OAK vs. IND [28.0 pts allowed]
#36RB Ameer Abdullah, DET vs. SEA [27.0 pts allowed]
#35RB Theo Riddick, DET vs. SEA [27.0 pts allowed]
#26RB Marlon Mack, IND @OAK [27.0 pts allowed]
#42RB Giovani Bernard, CIN vs. TB [25.0 pts allowed]
#33RB Tarik Cohen, CHI vs. NYJ [24.0 pts allowed]
#40RB Isaiah Crowell, NYJ @CHI [24.0 pts allowed]


#5RB Alvin Kamara, NO
Bye Week: 6

Handcuff: #12RB Mark Ingram
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#29RB Tevin Coleman, ATL vs. TB [26.0 pts allowed]
#25RB Dion Lewis, TEN vs. BAL [25.0 pts allowed]
#33RB Tarik Cohen, CHI @MIA [25.0 pts allowed]
#43RB James White, NE vs. KC [25.0 pts allowed]
#30RB C.J. Anderson, DEN vs. LAR [25.0 pts allowed]
#38RB Samaje Perine, WAS vs. CAR [25.0 pts allowed]
#40RB Isaiah Crowell, NYJ vs. IND [24.0 pts allowed]


#6RB Melvin Gordon, LAC
Bye Week: 8

Handcuff: #44RB Austin Ekeler
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#34RB Marshawn Lynch, OAK vs. IND [28.0 pts allowed]
#36RB Ameer Abdullah, DET vs. SEA [27.0 pts allowed]
#35RB Theo Riddick, DET vs. SEA [27.0 pts allowed]
#26RB Marlon Mack, IND @OAK [27.0 pts allowed]
#42RB Giovani Bernard, CIN vs. TB [25.0 pts allowed]
#33RB Tarik Cohen, CHI vs. NYJ [24.0 pts allowed]
#40RB Isaiah Crowell, NYJ @CHI [24.0 pts allowed]


#7RB Leonard Fournette, JAX
Bye Week: 9

Handcuff: #52RB T.J. Yeldon
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#40RB Isaiah Crowell, NYJ @MIA [28.0 pts allowed]
#31RB Bilal Powell, NYJ @MIA [28.0 pts allowed]
#28RB Jamaal Williams, GB @NE [27.0 pts allowed]
#32RB Chris Carson, SEA vs. LAC [26.0 pts allowed]
#36RB Ameer Abdullah, DET @MIN [26.0 pts allowed]
#35RB Theo Riddick, DET @MIN [26.0 pts allowed]
#34RB Marshawn Lynch, OAK @SF [26.0 pts allowed]


#8RB Kareem Hunt, KC
Bye Week: 12

Handcuff: #62RB Spencer Ware
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#28RB Jamaal Williams, GB @MIN [27.0 pts allowed]
#29RB Tevin Coleman, ATL @NO [26.0 pts allowed]
#37RB Wayne Gallman, NYG @PHI [26.0 pts allowed]
#43RB James White, NE @NYJ [26.0 pts allowed]
#25RB Dion Lewis, TEN @HOU [25.0 pts allowed]
#41RB D'Onta Foreman, HOU vs. TEN [25.0 pts allowed]
#32RB Chris Carson, SEA @CAR [25.0 pts allowed]


#9RB Dalvin Cook, MIN
Bye Week: 10

Handcuff: #60RB Latavius Murray
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#25RB Dion Lewis, TEN vs. NE [27.0 pts allowed]
#26RB Marlon Mack, IND vs. JAX [27.0 pts allowed]
#33RB Tarik Cohen, CHI vs. DET [26.0 pts allowed]
#40RB Isaiah Crowell, NYJ vs. BUF [26.0 pts allowed]
#31RB Bilal Powell, NYJ vs. BUF [26.0 pts allowed]
#37RB Wayne Gallman, NYG @SF [25.0 pts allowed]
#39RB Peyton Barber, TB vs. WAS [25.0 pts allowed]


#10RB LeSean McCoy, BUF
Bye Week: 11

Handcuff: #66RB Chris Ivory
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#44RB Austin Ekeler, LAC vs. DEN [28.0 pts allowed]
#25RB Dion Lewis, TEN @IND [27.0 pts allowed]
#33RB Tarik Cohen, CHI vs. MIN [27.0 pts allowed]
#30RB C.J. Anderson, DEN @LAC [27.0 pts allowed]
#39RB Peyton Barber, TB @NYG [26.0 pts allowed]
#28RB Jamaal Williams, GB @SEA [25.0 pts allowed]
#32RB Chris Carson, SEA vs. GB [24.0 pts allowed]


#11RB Devonta Freeman, ATL
Bye Week: 8

Handcuff: #29RB Tevin Coleman
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#34RB Marshawn Lynch, OAK vs. IND [28.0 pts allowed]
#36RB Ameer Abdullah, DET vs. SEA [27.0 pts allowed]
#35RB Theo Riddick, DET vs. SEA [27.0 pts allowed]
#26RB Marlon Mack, IND @OAK [27.0 pts allowed]
#42RB Giovani Bernard, CIN vs. TB [25.0 pts allowed]
#33RB Tarik Cohen, CHI vs. NYJ [24.0 pts allowed]
#40RB Isaiah Crowell, NYJ @CHI [24.0 pts allowed]


#12RB Mark Ingram, NO
Bye Week: 6

Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#29RB Tevin Coleman, ATL vs. TB [26.0 pts allowed]
#25RB Dion Lewis, TEN vs. BAL [25.0 pts allowed]
#33RB Tarik Cohen, CHI @MIA [25.0 pts allowed]
#43RB James White, NE vs. KC [25.0 pts allowed]
#30RB C.J. Anderson, DEN vs. LAR [25.0 pts allowed]
#38RB Samaje Perine, WAS vs. CAR [25.0 pts allowed]
#40RB Isaiah Crowell, NYJ vs. IND [24.0 pts allowed]


#13RB Jordan Howard, CHI
Bye Week: 5

Handcuff: #33RB Tarik Cohen
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#42RB Giovani Bernard, CIN vs. MIA [28.0 pts allowed]
#25RB Dion Lewis, TEN @BUF [26.0 pts allowed]
#32RB Chris Carson, SEA vs. LAR [26.0 pts allowed]
#43RB James White, NE vs. IND [26.0 pts allowed]
#44RB Austin Ekeler, LAC vs. OAK [25.0 pts allowed]
#26RB Marlon Mack, IND @NE [25.0 pts allowed]
#34RB Marshawn Lynch, OAK @LAC [25.0 pts allowed]


#14RB Christian McCaffrey, CAR
Bye Week: 4

Handcuff: #78RB Cameron Artis-Payne
Ideal Bye Week Fill-ins:
#29RB Tevin Coleman, ATL vs. CIN [28.0 pts allowed]
#33RB Tarik Cohen, CHI vs. TB [26.0 pts allowed]
#37RB Wayne Gallman, NYG vs. NO [26.0 pts allowed]
#32RB Chris Carson, SEA @ARI [25.0 pts allowed]
#39RB Peyton Barber, TB @CHI [25.0 pts allowed]
#41RB D'Onta Foreman, HOU @IND [24.0 pts allowed]
#28RB Jamaal Williams, GB vs. BUF [24.0 pts allowed]