The top five fantasy football handcuffs
5. Michael Bush (CHI): The Bears didn't pay Michael Bush $14 million this offseason to warm their benches. The Bears must have some sort of role planned for Bush, and it very well could expand as the season rolls on. Bush is one of the most talented backup runners in the league, as he averaged 106 yards per game for the Raiders in the five games after Darren McFadden got hurt last season. His production declined down the stretch due to his monstrous workload, but he can still be a beast in a more balanced role. Should starter Matt Forte go down with another knee injury, as he did last year, Bush is an immediate fantasy monster. Even with Forte healthy, Bush could very well carve out a role for himself by vulturing touchdowns and making the most of his early season carries.
Honorable Mention: Ben Tate (HOU): Texans' starter Arian Foster doesn't have a bad injury history, but I put Tate on here because of how incredible he'll be in the event that Foster does go down. Despite Foster playing 13 games last season, Tate still racked up 942 rushing yards. He averaged 100 yards per game in the first three weeks, two of which Foster missed. When Foster rested in Week 17, Tate put up 97 yards, a touchdown, and four catches. Tate even had two hundred-yard games with Foster as the starter. He's an immediate RB1 should Foster go down, and could even be a flex option with Foster healthy.