I think the opinion that closers should only be used in a "save" situation is kind of narrow minded.
First, when you have a closer in a tie game or close game (i.e. Saito just today) you have the off chance of a win. While the odds of that are narrow, the advantage of a few extra wins in a week is huge. In H2H leagues, every stat counts. As I just mentioned, Saito just added a W and 3K to the tally of many teams, including mine. So what if you dont get the save. Saito will be ready again after tomorrow, and worst case scenario, the Dodgers have a 3 R lead in the 9th and send in some scrub. Best case scenario; the dodgers get blown out and Saito isn't needed anyways. Then instead of no save and no stats at all, he is ready to go on thursday (or Friday, I don't know when they play next) and can be thrown in as early as the 8th on Friday.
Second, I'd rather get 90 IP out of a closer and still only have 35 saves, than get 40 saves but only 40 IP. We often complain that closers only add true value in one category, but then complain when they are being used to give better value. Besides, a closer like Papelbon getting 90 IP this year is probably 130 K's! That's more than guys like Roy Halladay or Wang will get you this year; and with superior WHIP and ERA numbers.
The only downside, is the injury risk does go up with heavy work loads. But, they are closers! They turn over pretty fast anyways. with the obvious exceptions, most closers last 2-5 years. Just 3 years ago (2005) Bob Wickman and Danys Baez were high end closers in the AL; heck, does anyone remember Dustin Hermanson? Or that Derrick Turnbow once looked like a future elite closer.
So, I say, get em in while they last.