Originally Posted by horrorfan
Just want to share that this is the first time I've made the decision to bench a clear cut starter for a bench player who's playing more games this coming week.
Has anyone had such decisions so far?
I always play the numbers (schedule) in weekly leagues.
A 40pt player playing 4 games (4x40=160) should produce more than
A 60pt player playing 2 games (2x60=120).
Occasionally (small "sample size" - statistically speaking) it will burn you... but you can't let that dissuade your from understanding that the math is correct.
In the long run (large "sample size" - statistically speaking), going with the numbers will be the right choice.
In week 1, I went with a 4-game Mikael Samuelsson over a 2-game David Clarkson. That bombed. Clarkson was excellent and Samuelsson sputtered and then got injured.
In week 2, I went with a 4-game Jared Boll over a 2-game Alex Semin. Semin put up 1G,2A,+4 in those two games. So perhaps I missed that one. But Boll did put up a massive 25 PIM in four nights with 15 PIM last night on the 4th.
I'd play a 4-game 40pt player over a 1-game week 110pt Malkin too.
I always play the numbers.