Close to the bubble or a pay increse yes i will often check it down,
but if its the first blind level or W/E it serves no purpose really so i just play my hand like all-in player wasnt there and try to fold the other guy out to increse my equity in the pot.
Also even if your on the bubble,lets say 4handed in a nine man SNG and your the big stack and villains are tight passive just trying to fold to the money, eliminating a player might not be in your best intrest.
In that situation i would even consider bluffing
a dry side pot in hopes the shortstack takes the pot and the bubble keeps going so i can keep stealing blinds/pots of the tight passive medium stacks and get a HUGE chip advantage going into 3handed/HU.
So like every thing else in poker, it depends