NFL Best Ball: Who's the Top Handcuff to Own?
No position deals with more injury issues than running back, and handcuffs can be one solution to bracing yourself against disaster. Our experts discuss backups who could excel if the incumbent starter goes down, as well as a certain Cardinals back who may contribute regardless.
Who is your favorite handcuff to own?
STLCards: D’Onta Foreman is the choice once again for me. Even if Lamar Miller is healthy all year, Foreman could have big games on 8-10 touches per contest. Plus, the upside is enormous if he ends up with the lead job.
Beermakersfan: I’ve been getting Matt Breida way too late in drafts. I like grabbing Tevin Coleman in the middle rounds as I’m a big believer in the San Francisco offense, then handcuffing him late with Breida. I realize most are higher on Jerick McKinnon, but I’m ecstatic to get a guy who has shown he can be a big time playmaker in the double-digit rounds. If Coleman were to get hurt, I believe Breida would be the more utilized back for the Niners.
Chris Gimino: I wrote Malcolm Brown at first because he’s so cheap (and cheaper than Darrell Henderson), but then I reconsidered what I’m actually doing in drafts and I’m getting Chase Edmonds at a low price as well. I don’t have any reason to think he’ll be a game changer without injury, but any absence of David Johnson would propel him to fantasy super stardom.
JoshADHD: Chase Edmonds is my favorite by a long shot. I believe he will have a role in the Arizona offense to begin with, but should anything happen with David Johnson, Edmonds slides into a huge volume opportunity.