NHL Forecaster: No. 2s are No. 1

Backup goaltenders can be fantasy category fillers -- particularly wins

Updated: December 11, 2009, 1:25 PM ET
By Sean Allen | ESPN.com

Backup goaltenders really are a lot more valuable in rotisserie leagues than in head-to-head leagues. I'm not saying a good backup can't be a real help in weekly leagues when you are dealing with injuries or poor performance, but the fact that the stats can add up over a long period of time in rotisserie leagues means there is no pressure to get the goaltender into the lineup at any particular point in time. That lack of pressure can allow you to have a "he'll help me when he helps me" attitude.

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