Fantasy Football Handcuff Report: Injuries Abound
Howard Bender updates the fantasy football running back handcuff grid and shares thoughts on potential backfield changes in the NFL.
Nothing worse than seeing your running back lose his job, get injured or even just lose carries at this time of the year. Week 13 and 14 have been absolutely brutal for fantasy owners and it hardly seems like Week 15 is going to be any better. While there hasn’t been a lot of movement here on the Running Back Handcuff Grid, there’s enough going on to warrant your attention. Let’s do a quick run-through of the most tenuous situations heading into this week.
I’ve been talking about this a lot since last Sunday and if you’re in dire need of a running back for the playoffs, Kenneth Dixon just might be your guy. Gus Edwards is still the primary runner out of this backfield, but it is Dixon who suits the system and the game plan better. With Lamar Jackson being a limited passer and strong asset when it comes to the read-option, you can expect the Ravens to run it a lot more. That puts Dixon in a better spot to see additional snaps and possible work inside the...