I have grown weary over leaving high scoring players on my bench. From Michael Carter-Williams' near quadruple double in his debut to leaving a combined 80 points from Tom Brady last week and Ben Roethlisberger yesterday, I can't seem to make the right decision. There is no lower feeling as a fantasy player than scrolling down to the Show Bench button on your team page and seeing a sparkling statistical display. After this season I am taking a hard stance against the bench.
I had tried before with my Super Leagues of yesteryear. Just one bench was available and that was primarily for one to stash an injured or not quite ready for primetime player. It was a good feeling to know that if you lost it was straight up on roster composition, not because you listened to a fantasy podcast or took a ranking or point projection to heart. I've dissolved the Super League but with each league I've participated in since the bench has been my kryptonite.
Therefore going forward after this season I am no longer carrying active players on my bench. Bye weeks and players on IR are on the bench, just like they'd be in real life. I ask you fellow fantasy nuts to join me in this mission to rid the fantasy world of bench related heartbreak. Who's in?
Trevor Utley really hates the bench. Maybe it is because he spent so much time on it during his playing days.