Injured Player Protection
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Injury/Bye Protection feature?
A: The Injury/Bye Protection feature gives the user the ability to protect their roster from starting a player who 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 also injured, has not already played in an earlier game and is not already 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.
What happens to my injured player who already played earlier in the series?
A: For players who get injured during a playoff series and are subsequently ruled out prior to the start of the next game, the Injury/Bye Protection feature will award H2H points to that player for the missed game based on their salary, rounded to the nearest whole number. For example, a player with a salary of $10.8 would be awarded 11 H2H points, and a player with a salary of $15.3 would receive 15 H2H points. Players must be ruled out prior to the game starting in order for H2H points to be awarded to the player.
How much does the protection cost?
A: The Injury/Bye protection is $10 and includes 5 prepaid trades (a $15 value!), which are credited to your account immediately. Keep in mind that if you don't have any prepaid trades on your account, no substitution will be made and an email will be sent letting you know of the protection failure.
How do I add Injury/Bye Protection to my team if I've already signed up?
A: Just tap the "Upgrade" banner on your team's roster page and follow the steps provided. Or contact Customer Service and we'd be happy to help. Once Injury/Bye Protection has been added to your team, the icon will appear on your team's roster page to show that your lineup is now protected.
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.
Will this cover a player if they are injured during their game?
A: Sorry, no. A player must be ruled out before game time to be eligible for auto-substitution.
Will this cover a player if they are the lowest salaried player?
A: No it will not. When identifying replacement players, 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.
How do I disable Injury/Bye Protection?
A: Simply contact Customer Service and we would be happy to disable the Injured Player Protection service on your team for you. Just be sure to get your request in before play begins for the next round.