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Postby bellings » Wed Sep 06, 2006 11:15 am

Having some bench RB's is obviously great for injuries and trade bait, but I wonder if they are even more important during playoffs.

For most leagues, all of the marbles come down to single elimination at the end of the season. And late in the season, some teams don't care in real life, which really kills in fantasyland. Is it wise to hang on to quality bench players in case your usual starter is on a team that has already secured it's playoff position?

Depending on the settings, this philosophy could apply to other positions. For example, my league starts 2 QB's, so most starting QB's are owned and the WW is bad. But for most every league, every starting RB is owned and if your stud RB is resting during your playoffs, that could really hurt.
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Postby Gnu314 » Wed Sep 06, 2006 11:43 am

Resting in week 15 is pretty rare and still not that uncommon in week 16.

The main reason to have a deep bench is to protect against your players being hurt at the end of the season and scouring the WW to find some replacements. Thats the real reason that you want quality bench players.
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