2019 NFL Draft Guide: Handcuff Report
Howard Bender shows you who the proper handcuffs are on each team and who you need to know on Draft Day.
By now, you should have already read “The Value of Handcuffing” in our 30 Strategies section and if you checked it out recently, you will also have gotten a sneak peek at the 2019 Running Back Handcuff Grid. If not, you should definitely go back and check out the article, but we’ve got the grid posted here for you as well.
While that piece explained to you why you should employ handcuffing into your draft and in-season strategy, this one will detail some of the finer points to implementation. Not every running back has a true handcuff and, in some cases, the player many believe to be the handcuff, actually isn’t. The evolution of backfields has brought you such wonderful (and frustrating) additions like the change-of-pace back, the complementary back, the third-down back, and the ultimate fantasy-killer, the short-yardage/goal-line back. The number of true every-down backs (bell-cow backs as to which they are often referred) continues to decline in the modern NFL, so...