Question of the Week: What are “handcuffs”?

Answer: Handcuffs indicate players that are likely to replace a first-string player if they are injured. Let’s say you drafted Eli Manning. If he gets hurt, you may want to have Ryan Nassib, the next QB on the Giants depth chart, ready and waiting on your bench. This works well in large leagues where you may not be able to have another starting QB on your bench.