The week is finally upon us my brethren and sistren. I look forward to guiding you all on this journey of the 2018 NFL Fantasy Football Season. The weekly handcuff report is what I’ll provide you with every Friday. I will be wrong and I will be right–oh yes, we will be right–and we will win, we will win together! “Because tonight we dine in hell”, okay okay- for some reason I felt that was meant to go there. Yes, I am pumped for week 1. Now to the important stuff.
My focus will be RB handcuffs but for bonus I will throw in WR and TE handcuffs that I believe are worth highlighting on a weekly basis. My pre-season handcuff pieces were long and dirty but I know you all are here just for the names and more names. That is what I shall give you. Give me your feedback throughout the season and let me know if there is anything you would like me to comment on. I stay active on twitter, give me a follow @NicRomero
My girlfriend was asking me to explain what a handcuff had to do with the NFL and Fantasy Football. Man, that was a loaded question and there are so many ways I could have answered it. But it got me thinking that there are folks out there new to fantasy football that are curious, as well. A Handcuff is typically a backup player that does not offer much stand alone fantasy value unless the starter on his team gets injured, suspended, is ineffective and on the verge of losing their job. OR in some rare occasions are in a contract hold out….hmmm. Exhibit A: Le’Veon Bell and James Conner. If you haven’t already, please pick up James Conner on every team you can. Some handcuffs can provide more value than just a backup– peek my article from last week. A lot of your handcuffs are still sitting on the waiver. If you invested your #1 pick on a running back I would highly recommend using a bench spot on your respective handcuff. We’ve already seen the need for handcuffs this season with Jerrick Mckinnon (Alfred Morris and Matt Breida) and Le’Veon Bell. Read my first article for a list of top RB Handcuffs. The goal is to be a week ahead of your competition when it comes to picking up handcuffs. This is my goal for you this season.
My kick off piece is complete and good luck this weekend. I’ll see you all next Friday.