What happens if one of the players in my roster doesn't play or has their game cancelled?

If a player in your daily fantasy sports lineup isn't expected to play before the contest locks, that player will be marked with an “Out” label. Please be sure to check your lineups just prior to the contest start time, as some players are announced as “Out” within minutes of contest lock. 

Injury updates and notifications

It is the responsibility of each DraftKings player to monitor the status of players in their lineups to make sure they will be active. DraftKings will attempt to send injury updates and notifications when possible and time allows, so be sure to keep your notification settings on

Late swap

If the daily fantasy sports contest has not locked yet, or if you are playing in a specified “late swap” eligible sport and the player in your lineup's game has not locked, you will be able to swap your “Out” player with another selection.

Each individual player will become "locked" at the scheduled start time of their team’s game. A locked player cannot 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.

If a player is given the “Out” tag after their competition has locked, the player will record a score of 0 for that contest and cannot be swapped. 

Replacement Players

In the event that a player is not expected to play, replacement players may be added to the player pool up to 24 hours before the game start time. Any changes made to the player pool will be communicated via email.

Canceled, Postponed, or Rescheduled Games

In the event of a cancelled, postponed, or rescheduled game, rules vary depending on the sport and contest. For more information, please consult the Rules & Scoring page.

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