Originally Posted by Shoeless
Pretty much a breach of ethics in any league I play in, cdubb. But yeah I suppose.
I hate to open up a can of worms, but will argue about the "ethics" of fantasy hockey.
If there is no rule about minimum games played, then that strategy is not illegal.
In H2H leagues with 2 or 3 goalie games minimum per week, many GMs strategy is to bench their goalies once they have the minimum if they've got a shutout and have a really high GAA, save %.
If you reach the minimum goalie games in a roto league and are lucky to have an extremely high GAA/save % is that so different? (Note: I have never tried this as I only occasionally play roto, it only works in a league where goalie stats aren't worth as much, and I usually have one of Brodeur/Luongo who suck for the first 6 weeks).
I would say the only real break in ethics is (1) collusion in a trade, or (2) intentionally losing a matchup by benching your players. It's probably more "unethical" for the GMs who predictably stop making moves or adjusting their benches halfway through the season.