Fantasy Football Handcuff Report: Trade Deadline Blues
Howard Bender updates the fantasy football handcuff grid and shares thoughts on potential backfield changes in the NFL.
The NFL trade deadline came and went Tuesday and while we saw a small flurry of activity, not much changed on the running back front. We had one deal – Green Bay traded Ty Montgomery to Baltimore – that could have an interesting impact, but overall, it’s been quiet. No news is good news, right? Well, we still have a few situations that bear monitoring, so we’ll get to them too.
Let’s just start with the trade as every Alex Collins owner got a case of whiplash after doing a double-take upon hearing the news of the deal. Why in the world do the Ravens need another running back? We’ve been dying for John Harbaugh to give Collins the every-down opportunity and he’s failed to do so at every turn. Sure, you can cite the fumbles near the goal line, but Collins has also carried five balls into the end zone as well. Six if you count his one touchdown reception. But even if you think they need someone at the goal line, isn’t that what Javorius Allen is for? We’re...