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2014 Handcuff Thread


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#1 thecaptain

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 07:15 PM

New idea I think would be an interesting discussion. Who are the top tier handcuffs? The people that would stand to gain (fantasy) stardom if the first string player got injured, or things of that sort.

I'm looking for the guy I may find in the 12th+ round, that is an injury away from coming in being a fantasy starter. A vague round assignment will be given to them based on a 12 team 0.5 ppr basis.



So far I've got :

Knile Davis (8-10)

Andre Brown (8-10)

Christine Michael (8-10)?

Shonn Green (8-10)

Terrence West (6-8.... lol) (if you want to pay that price. LETS GO TATE)

Blount (12+?, feel like hes forgotten)

Crowell (12+) (the real starter if Tate goes down [which he isn't])

Ka'Deem Carey (12+)

Bernard Pierce (6ish? not sure what to do with this situation)

Dexter Mccluster (UDFA?)


Let's hear it guys

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 07:22 PM

I want to say Joique Bell but Im not sure what his role is going to be, looking like a 60/40 with reggie. I dont know how Mike James isnt on your list guy was a stud for that 2 ( or 3?) game stretch. Maybe Ahmad Bradshaw also? Michael Bush also.
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Posted 02 July 2014 - 07:44 PM

Bell has legit RB2 value with or without Bush. However, I think RB2 might be his ceiling.

The backup with the most to gain is absolutely C-Mike IMO. But his price is likely rising. My favorite sleeper/handcuff right now is Andre Brown.

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 08:37 PM

I want to say Joique Bell but Im not sure what his role is going to be, looking like a 60/40 with reggie. I dont know how Mike James isnt on your list guy was a stud for that 2 ( or 3?) game stretch. Maybe Ahmad Bradshaw also? Michael Bush also.


Mike James is a good one, but the combination of rainey and sims makes me wary of his ability to just step into the feature role. We'll see what happens in preseason

12 team 0.5 ppr (2 Keeper option)
Executed Trades (Victor Cruz + Ben Tate For Randall Cobb + Lamar Miller)(Andre Johnson and Chris Ivory For Justin FOrsett and Brandon Marhsall)
QB : Matthew Stafford
WR : Brandon Marshall, Randall Cobb, Terrance Williams, ODB
RB : Marshawn Lynch,Justin Forsett, Zac Stacy, Lamar Miller, Benny Cunningham
TE : Antonio Gates Jordan Cameron
K : Matt Bryant
Def : Houston (Stream)

12 team 0.5 ppr
QB: Carson Palmer
RB: Montee Ball, CJ Spiller, Ray Rice, Steven Jackson, Devonta Freeman, James White
WR: Dez Bryant, Vincent Jackson, Percy Harvin, Markus Wheaton, Josh Gordon
TE: Dennis Pitta
K: Hauschka
DEF: Kansas City (Stream)


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Posted 02 July 2014 - 08:50 PM

I want to say Joique Bell but Im not sure what his role is going to be, looking like a 60/40 with reggie. I dont know how Mike James isnt on your list guy was a stud for that 2 ( or 3?) game stretch. Maybe Ahmad Bradshaw also? Michael Bush also.


Pretty sure Michael Bush doesn't have a team nor any potential suitors at this point.
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QB's-Jay Cutler
RB's-Adrian Peterson, C.J. Spiller, Zac Stacy, Christine Michael, Jerrick McKinnon
WR's-Dez Bryant, Josh Gordon, Michael Floyd, Keenan Allen, Justin Hunter, Sammy Watkins, Jermaine Kearse
TE's-Julius Thomas, Eric Ebron
K's-Steven Hauschka
DL's-Ziggy Ansah, Chandler Jones
LB's-Bobby Wagner, Alec Ogletree
DB's-Kenny Vaccaro, Roman Harper

2 2015 first round picks.

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 08:52 PM

Chris Polk, Bryce Brown, Carlos Hyde
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2014 Fantasy Football 12 Team Dynasty League 0.5 PPR All TD's 6pts IDP (2DL, 2LB, 2DB)

QB's-Jay Cutler
RB's-Adrian Peterson, C.J. Spiller, Zac Stacy, Christine Michael, Jerrick McKinnon
WR's-Dez Bryant, Josh Gordon, Michael Floyd, Keenan Allen, Justin Hunter, Sammy Watkins, Jermaine Kearse
TE's-Julius Thomas, Eric Ebron
K's-Steven Hauschka
DL's-Ziggy Ansah, Chandler Jones
LB's-Bobby Wagner, Alec Ogletree
DB's-Kenny Vaccaro, Roman Harper

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 09:02 PM

Chris Polk, Bryce Brown, Carlos Hyde


Bryce Brown is a handcuff's handcuff.

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 09:12 PM


Chris Polk, Bryce Brown, Carlos Hyde


Bryce Brown is a handcuff's handcuff.


Maybe on paper but if the fossil known as Fred Jackson gets hurt, I think Spiller and Bryce would both benefit. The Bills are a run first team and have to be because EJ is so deficient in a variety of ways.
2014 Fantasy Football 12 Team Dynasty League 0.5 PPR All TD's 6pts IDP (2DL, 2LB, 2DB)

QB's-Jay Cutler
RB's-Adrian Peterson, C.J. Spiller, Zac Stacy, Christine Michael, Jerrick McKinnon
WR's-Dez Bryant, Josh Gordon, Michael Floyd, Keenan Allen, Justin Hunter, Sammy Watkins, Jermaine Kearse
TE's-Julius Thomas, Eric Ebron
K's-Steven Hauschka
DL's-Ziggy Ansah, Chandler Jones
LB's-Bobby Wagner, Alec Ogletree
DB's-Kenny Vaccaro, Roman Harper

2 2015 first round picks.

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 10:13 PM

Freeman & Hill

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 10:29 PM

Freeman & Hill


Yeah, I don't even really see Hill as a cuff. That should be a pretty even RBBC if Hue knows what he's doing....and me thinks that he does.

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 10:52 PM


Freeman & Hill


Yeah, I don't even really see Hill as a cuff. That should be a pretty even RBBC if Hue knows what he's doing....and me thinks that he does.


I agree. I think hill will be used alot more than people think.
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Posted 03 July 2014 - 11:06 PM



Freeman & Hill


Yeah, I don't even really see Hill as a cuff. That should be a pretty even RBBC if Hue knows what he's doing....and me thinks that he does.


I agree. I think hill will be used alot more than people think.



Yeah, as evidenced again and again on these forums, people inexplicably lose their freakin' minds over Gio but he just isn't a workhorse RB. 10 or fewer carries in 8 games last season and a season high of 15 carries with only BJGE to compete with? He is a talented specialty back who should catch a decent amount of passes and have a few big weeks but I can't believe people are using a second round pick on him.

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 04:20 AM




Freeman & Hill


Yeah, I don't even really see Hill as a cuff. That should be a pretty even RBBC if Hue knows what he's doing....and me thinks that he does.


I agree. I think hill will be used alot more than people think.



Yeah, as evidenced again and again on these forums, people inexplicably lose their freakin' minds over Gio but he just isn't a workhorse RB. 10 or fewer carries in 8 games last season and a season high of 15 carries with only BJGE to compete with? He is a talented specialty back who should catch a decent amount of passes and have a few big weeks but I can't believe people are using a second round pick on him.

Not that I'm completely sold on Gio. But he reminds me of Ray Rice and we all know what Rice did in his second season once he was given the job.

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 05:34 AM





Freeman & Hill


Yeah, I don't even really see Hill as a cuff. That should be a pretty even RBBC if Hue knows what he's doing....and me thinks that he does.


I agree. I think hill will be used alot more than people think.



Yeah, as evidenced again and again on these forums, people inexplicably lose their freakin' minds over Gio but he just isn't a workhorse RB. 10 or fewer carries in 8 games last season and a season high of 15 carries with only BJGE to compete with? He is a talented specialty back who should catch a decent amount of passes and have a few big weeks but I can't believe people are using a second round pick on him.

Not that I'm completely sold on Gio. But he reminds me of Ray Rice and we all know what Rice did in his second season once he was given the job.

Gio reminds me of many sucessful fantasy RBs. :)

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 06:48 AM

Is this just name a back up ? J-stew chris ivory seem obvious guys like Marion grice and DRI archer could surprise. But they are buried

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Posted 04 July 2014 - 10:42 AM

I don't follow the Gio/Rice comparison. Rice is (at least he was) a mini-tank who dominated in pass pro and short yardage situations. Why does Gio remind you of Rice? Because they're both short guys?

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 12:49 PM

Tre Mason in round 11-12 if you pick up Stacy seems necessary.

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 10:17 PM

Chris Polk. If McCoy goes down he will be the new inside back and in that offense he should provide production.

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 09:24 AM

What about Fozzy Whitaker?? He was a roto forum darling last year. Surely this is his year.
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Posted 07 July 2014 - 09:31 AM

What about Fozzy Whitaker?? He was a roto forum darling last year. Surely this is his year.

Or "Not so Neon Dion?" Has this gotta be the season when Tate tears his toenail, Crowell has a drug relapse and whoever that other back is decides Towson was best?




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