FutBol wrote:This is the most common counterpoint brought up with this topic, and the answer is very simple. In FF, there is no such thing as resting your players. Nothing you do with your fantasy squad will have any impact on the players getting rested or avoiding injury. In the NFL, resting starters is also used as a chance to allow backup players to get game experience in the event they are needed during playoffs. This is also nothing that matches fantasy.
No but the objective is the same. They are essentially willing to provide their week 17 opponent with a win to improve their own playoff chances. The specifics are different but the underlying principles are the same.