. I think you make my point well. Name the game after September the last 5 years where 3 starters weren't missing from a game. BTW- thanks for actually doing the math on how many on average have to sit. There are certainly tweaks that could be added to this scenario, like exempting QB's, and kickers that would make it more palatable. You'll have to elaborate more on this. It would seem to me that the deepest and most balanced team will be the ones that win more games than others. Assuming your numbers are correct, every game a team will have to have 3 quality back ups ready to play. Andy, can you think of a team offhand that over the years has created deep roster and constantly finds players who they can put on the field and play quality downs? One comes immediately to MY mind. (because I have a keen sense of the obvious ) You are right in saying the deepest and most balanced team will win. But those are the "better teams to begin with. Clearly this will hurt teams who front load their cap space to "starters" and I for one think that's a good idea. Like America, having a strong MIDDLE class the cornerstone to a solid organization.