What is late swap?

What is late swap?

Late swap gives you the ability to edit your players - to add or remove them from your roster - up until the start of their individual games. This allows you to build the best possible lineup, taking into consideration the latest news and changes. 

DraftKings offers contests that support late swap contests and contests that do not support Late Swap. Athletes who are eligible for late swap have an unlocked padlock next to them.

Important:

  • When selecting players to swap, don't forget to stay under the salary cap!
  • In both late swap and non-late swap contests, players on opponent lineups will remain hidden until the players’ respective game start times.
  • Late swap is a time sensitive automated process to assure a fair play experience for all contest entrants.  As a result, late swap can't be offered for sports where the League's game start times are consistently accurate, without risk of an early start.

What edits can I make using late swap? 

If you join a contest that supports late swap, you'll be able to swap a player up until the start of that player’s individual game. Once a player’s game starts, they will be locked and you won’t be able to swap them anymore. Check out the contest GameCenter to see which roster spots are already locked and which players can still be swapped. All other players whose games have not yet started are eligible for edits. 

To make changes to your roster:

  1. Click on Edit.
  2. Select the player you would like to swap. 
  3. A list of players from which you can choose will be displayed. 
  4. Pick your new player and save your new team. 

What edits can I make if I join a contest that doesn't offer late swap?

You can edit your lineup up until the scheduled start of the contest. Once the game starts, all players will be locked and ineligible for swapping.  

To make changes to your roster:

  1. Click on Edit.
  2. Select the player you would like to swap. 
  3. A list of players from which you can choose will be displayed. 
  4. Pick your new player and save your new team. 

What sports offer late swap?

The following sports offer late swap contests. Athletes that remain eligible to swap have an unlocked padlock next to them: 

  • NFL
  • MLB
  • NBA
  • NHL
  • CFB
  • CBB
  • SOC
  • CFL
  • EL
  • AUSFL

For more information, please see the daily fantasy sports contest Rules and Scoring.  To simplify the contest rules we have separated them by sport and contest format for your convenience.

How do I swap players?

  1. Web: Select the Lineups heading in the daily fantasy sports lobby, or visit https://www.draftkings.com/lineup.
    1. Select Swap Players
    2. Choose a player from the My Drafted Players area to the left.  A list of players eligible for the Quick Swap will be displayed on the right.
    3. To meet salary requirements for all lineups with the chosen player, only players with salaries equal to or lesser than the chosen player will be displayed in the Available Players list
  2. Mobile app: From the Home screen, select Global Player Swap.  
    1. Choose a player from the list, or utilize the Player Search feature.
    2. To meet salary requirements for all lineups with the chosen player, only players with salaries equal to or lesser than the chosen player will be displayed in the Available Players list

 

 

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