2018 Fantasy Football Handcuff Picks
Fantasy Handcuff pick: A player with good potential and high risk. Players in this category are usually backups to high profile running backs. It is unlikely that they will score a lot of points, but if the starter goes down they'll be a safe start for at least a few weeks. It is important to draft these players to hedge the bet on your starting RB getting injured. From our Fantasy Football Dictionary
We have classified the following players as fantasy handcuff picks for 2018. We will be updating this list throughout the pre-season.
|Nick Chubb||RB||CLE||22||R||RB - #61|
|Over four seasons at Georgia, Chubb rushed for 4,769 yards with 44 TDs on 758 rushes. He gained 361 yards receiving in his career with 31 catches and four TDs. As a freshman, Nick appeared to offer more value/upside as a pass catcher (18/213/2). Chubb runs with patients while waiting to hit second gear through an opening at the line of scrimmage. His power and acce... Read More|
|Tevin Coleman||RB||ATL||25||3||RB - #27|
|Last year Coleman had a career-high 183 touches leading to 927 combined yards with eight TDs and 27 catches. His yards per catch (4.0) came in below his first two seasons (4.5 and 4.4) while showing continued explosiveness in the passing game (11.1 yards per catch – 13.6 in 2016). Over three games with starting carries, Tevin gained 243 combined yards with fo... Read More|
|James Conner||RB||PIT||23||1||RB - #44|
|September Update: Conner will begin the season as the featured back, as Le'Veon Bell failed to show up to practice prior to Week 1. Conner has tremendous early-season upside, however, his value entirely depends on how long Bell decides to hold out.
When watching the highlights of Conner, he looked to have the movements of a quarterback runn... Read More
|Chris Ivory||RB||BUF||30||8||RB - #60|
|The Bills added Ivory for RB depth in the offseason. He failed to make an impact in two years with the Jaguars, which wasn't helped last year by the addition of Leonard Fournette. Chris was at his best from 2013 to 2015 with the Jets when he gained 3,074 combined yards with 18 TDs and 50 catches. His yards per rush have faded in 2016 (3.8) and 2017 (3.4) suggesting... Read More|
|John Kelly||RB||LAR||22||R||RB - #65|
|Over three seasons at Tennessee. Kelly gained 1,923 combined yards with 15 TDs and 43 catches. His best success came in his junior year when John had 1,077 combined yards with nine TDs and 37 catches despite gaining only 4.1 yards per rush. This season he'll compete for the backup role on the Rams, but he lacks the explosiveness to keep a high percentage of Gurley'... Read More|
|Doug Martin||RB||OAK||29||6||RB - #63|
|Update 8/13: Word out of camp is that Doug Martin looks phenomenal. Backing up a 32 year old Marshawn Lynch behind a top 5 offensive line sounds like a great way to spend a 12th or 13th round pick to me.
After a great rookie season (1,916 combined yards with 12 TDs and 49 catches), Martin has been a Fantasy bust in four of his last five seasons. Over his l... Read More
|Niles Paul||TE||JAX||29||7||TE - #66|
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|T.J. Yeldon||RB||JAX||25||3||RB - #49|
|After three seasons in the league, Yeldon didn't live up to his second-round draft value in 2015. In his rookie year, he had 1,019 combined yards on 218 touches with 36 catches and three TDs. T.J. gained only 3.6 yards per rush and 6.2 yards per catch in 2016. He rarely saw early down action close to the goal line with Read More|