- Mike Clay, Fantasy Football
Ask 100 casual fantasy football players how to correctly draft handcuffs and 95 will give you the same advice: Pick the dude backing up the running back you got in the first round.
Although that's basically the concept behind handcuffing, it's really not that cut-and-dried. Some No. 2 tailbacks are good, while others aren't. Some have a clear path to a workhorse share of the backfield touches, while others work out of a committee. And what about wide receivers and tight ends? Most of your opponents won't be thinking about handcuffs at other positions, which is an area where you can beat them on draft day. With our picks below, we've got you covered.
Handcuff strategy is about more than just drafting your RB1's backup. Mike Clay of Pro Football Focus explains how you can gain an edge in your draft by snagging one of his 10 must-have handcuffs.