How important is it to handcuff your RB1 in the draft?

Feb 25, 2014 11:08 AM EST

Really two questions:

What pick in the draft does it no longer make sense to use a roster slot to stash a handcuff (e.g. You select Reggie Bush at pick #32. Would make it a priority to draft Joique Bell)?

What is the earliest pick you would use to select a handcuff (e.g. Knile Davis)?

Note: Lets assume a standard 12-team redraft league.

For the uninformed: A backup player drafted exclusively for the purpose of alleviating a high draft-pick's injury risk is called a handcuff (e.g. Owning Bernard Pierce as Ray Rice's handcuff).

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