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Should I drop an RB handcuff to pair the Bears DST with the Panthers?

  • No, Keep both handcuffs.

    Votes: 5 100.0%
  • Yes, drop Kenneth Dixon for the Bears.

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Yes, drop John Kelly for the Bears.

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters


League Basics:  14 Team, 0.5 PPR, short benches (6), starters: QB/RB/RB/WR/WR/TE/FLEX/DST

In our 14 team league the waiver wire is always super slim every year, especially at RB.  My RB's are:  Todd Gurley, Alex Collins, Mark Ingram, Adrian Peterson.  I also picked up Kenneth Dixon and John Kelly as the obvious handcuff's to Collins and Gurley.  Obviously Ingram has a suspension and possibility of smaller role this year.  Peterson is a big wild card.

I love the safety of having the RB handcuffs to offset what would be a devastating effect of an injury to Gurley or Collins.  However, my defense is the Panthers.  I would love to pair the Bears defense with the Panthers and start based on a pretty compatible schedule between those teams.  Should I drop an RB handcuff to grab the Bears DST?

I always value a handcuff over a 2nd defense OR kicker. They are streamable positions.  The handcuff is huge insurance, especially Kelly.  I don't think Ingram's role will be reduced as you think. 

I'm sure this will be an unpopular opinion, especially since AP looked good in preseason but I have a hard time trusting a 33 year old RB. Even if he does have a few good games I don't think he lasts the full year. Keep the handcuffs and consider dropping him. 

Don't drop AP!  His potential upside is very apparent, versus a fear of his age?  He will be the biggest pre-season pickup this year imo

 Handcuff all day every day. Defenses pop up every year. You’ll be able to pick up a bye week replacement. Don’t sacrifice your insurance policy to get a one week fill-in at a non-critical position. 

And definitely do not drop Adrian Peterson… When  Mark Ingram comes back for you, Peterson is going to be a fantastic chip in trade bait or for running back position depth for you.  And a 14 team league, you have excellent depth of the position… That’s a rarity. 


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