(FANTASY SPORTS) - a player one selects for his/her fantasy team roster as a contingency for when one of the star players is injured/suspended/etc. often tends to be a backup or other teammate on the star player's 'Real Life' team roster, whose stats one would expect naturally to go up as a direct consequence of the star player's absence.
"This is fun? It's fun to watch your first-round pick standing sullenly on the sidelines every week as his backup whom you forgot to pick as a handcuff is putting up points? That's fun? REALLY?" (Bill Simmons, ESPN.com - 10/02/2009)
by billsimmons October 02, 2009