First H2H pool, how important are my bench spots?
I am in a h2h pool with 16 teams(league is the one in my sig). We all have 5 bench spots that we can cycle daily to our main roster. The waiver wire is fairly thin and we are allowed 50drops per season. This is the inaugural season so most players that arent called up (MPS,Carlson,Boedker ect) are generally available on the waiver wire. I believe within the first couple of months as some teams drop low in the standings all of these players will be scooped up. I am trying to deal one of my goalies so that I am running with Luongo/Thomas/Neuvirth or Luongo/Rask/Neuvirth(bench). I currently have Eberle and MPS so that reduces me to 2 open bench spots that I can rotate in and out daily. Where my lack of experience in h2h comes into play is I do not know if those 3 bench spots are going to cost me a run at winning. I feel with the depth of our pool I have a very strong team but would like to keep the youth in my group to replace guys like Guerin and Williams after this season. Am I worrying to much or am I out of my mind to be using my bench on N/A players this early in the season?
Dobberhockey Entry League - Norris Division
C: Mike Richards (C,LW); Brad Marchand(C,LW); Danny Briere (C,RW); Patrik Elias (C,LW)
RW: Corey Perry (RW); Marian Gaborik (RW); Nail Yakupov (RW); Patric Hornqvist (RW)
LW: Taylor Hall (LW); Milan Lucic (LW); Johan Franzen (LW,RW) Andy Mcdonald (C,LW)
Def: Kulikov; Bogosian; Justin Shultz; Orlov; Salo; Hamilton
Goaltending: Ryan Miller; Devan Dubynk
Bench: Sam Gagner (C,RW); Steve Sullivan (LW); Matt Martin (LW) ; Roman Cervenka (C )