Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Injury/Bye Protection feature?
A: The new Injury/Bye Protection feature gives the user the ability to protect their roster from starting a player who is on Bye or is ruled out for a game after the trade deadline has passed*. For example, if you subscribe to the protection feature, and have a player listed on your roster who is ruled out prior to the game starting, the feature would use a prepaid trade to replace that player with the next lowest ranked player who is not on Bye, not also injured, has not already played in an earlier game or is not listed on your roster.
How is the replacement player determined?
A: The replacement player is determined by using salary first, then the H2H player ID only if there is a tie with multiple players at the same salary. For example, if the player being replaced has a salary of $14.2, and there are three other players with a salary of $14.1, the system will pick the $14.1 player with the lowest H2H player ID. It will not replace players with higher salaries and will not allow a team to go over its salary cap.
If I purchase the Injury/Bye Protection feature, will it apply to all teams or only one team?
A: The injury/Bye Protection feature is linked specifically to each individual team, not to an account.
How much does the protection cost?
A: The Injury/Bye protection is $10 and includes 5 prepaid trades, which are credited to your account immediately. Keep in mind that if you don't have any prepaid trades on account, no substitution will be made and an email will be sent letting you know of the protection failure.
Will this cover a player if they are the lowest salaried player in that position?
A. No it will not. The system is set up to select the next player down in salary. If there is no player available at a lower salary, no auto substitution will be executed.
* There is no protection for Week 1 as you have free trading available to set your desired roster and to avoid injured players.