RWLongy4 wrote:Handcuffing in my experience is only necessary in the deeper leagues as most of the time you will be able to find more productive RBs than studs' backups. As you said in your 8 team league you don't really have a spot in your lineup for buckhalter because there is significantly better talent on your team.
I agree. I rarely draft handcuffs, prefer to grab extra starters. A lot of times NFL teams don't have a true backup RB if their starter goes down, they resort to a RBBC (running back by committee) strategy, so there is no handcuff on the team worth grabbing - either that or the backup just doesn't have anywhere near the skill set and value of the starter.