I'm in an ESPN 5X5 H2H league. This is my second year playing. My first year (in a different league) we had an SP limit of 13 per week, and everyone was on the honor system. No issues.
I'm in a public pay league this year, never played with these guys before. We have an SP limit of 12. Today, this guy is scheduled to start on SP over the weekly limit. I was also scheduled to start one over, and I dropped my extra pitcher (he was a match-up FA pick-up anyway).
Point is, I asked my opponent to observe league rules and do likewise.
He declined, and his logic is "if ESPN allows it, it's not cheating". He also claims all pay public legaues have a similar set-up, which is as long as you start 11 or fewer starting pitchers by the end of the day Saturday, you can add as many SPs as you want on Sunday. He said all seasoned players know this.
Is this accurate? If yes, no problem. If no, how would you respond?