Originally Posted by cb4
Horrorfan: It's a roto league. No h2h. But now I'm curious... aside from the pro's and cons of having several players from the same NHL club on your fantasy team when would a h2h league value a player differently than a roto league with the same scoring cats?
One example is that in a H2H league you don't have to be strong in all categories to win your matchup. Therefore, you can afford to be slightly weaker in some so when evaluating players, certain categories (such as easier peripheral ones) don't need to be focused on as much. In roto, category balance is key, so I wouldn't easily dismiss one category given it usually has equal value to all others being used. Of course, some categories are more easily found than others, but have a more significant effect than they do in H2H.
Another example relating to your settings is shutouts. Rarely does it have an effect on the matchup in H2H but in roto it has a very significant effect on the overall standings, given their infrequency. But it's not the best example as shutouts aren't the most predictable.