When do lineup entries and edits close?

Contest start

Contest entry closes approximately a minute before the start of the first game in the contest.   

Swapping players before contest start

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, unless the sport and contest format offers late swap.  

Swapping players after contest start if late swap is offered

If the sport and contest format offers late swap, individual athletes in your roster can be edited and swapped until the start of each player’s individual game. Learn more about late swap.  

Late swap contests

In late-swap contests, lineups may be edited at any time leading up to games. Each individual player will become locked at the scheduled start time of their team’s game. A locked player can't be added or removed from a roster spot. Locked roster spots for all entries are displayed in contest game centers.

In the rare case that a game starts before the scheduled start time, all players within that game will become locked as soon as our feed reflects that the game has begun. Additionally, any swaps that were made after the real-life start time of the game will result in those lineups being disqualified and refunded.

The following sports are eligible for Late Swap:

  • NFL
  • NBA
  • MLB
  • NHL
  • Soccer
  • CFL
  • CFB
  • CBB
  • Euro League
  • WNBA 
  • XFL 

Non-late swap contests

In non-late swap contests, lineups may be edited at any time leading up to the start of a contest. Each player will become locked at the scheduled start time of the contest. A locked player cannot be added or removed from a roster spot.

In the rare case that a game starts before the scheduled contest start time, all players within that game will become locked as soon as our feed reflects that the game has begun. Additionally, any lineup swaps including players from the game that were made after the real-life start time of the game will result in those lineups being disqualified and refunded.

The option to edit and swap players will be locked at the start time of the contest for the following sports because late swap is not available:

  • Golf
  • MMA
  • NASCAR
  • Tennis
  • CS:GO
  • LoL

Important: 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.

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.

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