Betting on player props at DraftKings can be a lot of fun. But what happens if a player you bet on doesn’t play? Each sportsbook handles things a little differently, so you have come to the right place to find DraftKings’ rules.
What Happens If a Player Doesn’t Play for Prop Bets on DraftKings Sportsbook?
Generally speaking, if a player doesn’t play, then your prop bet on DraftKings Sportsbook will likely be void. This means you will have your wager amount returned to you.
While this is the answer in most cases, you should consult DraftKings Sportsbook’s house rules to get rules on your specific bet.
DraftKings Sportsbook Player Prop Bet Rules by League and Market
Let’s dive in to how FanDuel Sportsbook handles player prop bets by league and market:
|League||Player Prop Market||Bet Valid?|
|MLB Baseball||Starting Pitchers||Listed pitcher must start and throw at least one pitch|
|MLB Baseball||Batters||Listed player must record at least 1 plate appearance|
|MLB Baseball||To Hit a Home Run||Listed player must record at least 1 plate appearance|
|MLB Baseball||Result of Plate Appearance||Listed player must record at least 1 plate appearance|
|MLB Baseball||Pitcher Total Strikeouts||Listed pitcher must start|
|NBA Basketball||First Basket||Player must start the game|
|NBA Basketball||Player Performance||Player must play in the game|
|Euro/Other Basketball||First Basket||Player must start the game|
|Euro/Other Basketball||Player Performance||Player must play in the game|
|NHL Hockey||Player Performance||Player must appear on the ice|
|NHL Hockey||Anytime/First Goalscorer||Player must dress for the game|
|NHL Hockey||Goalie Shutout||Goalie must play the entirety of the game|
|College Football||Player Performance||Player must play at least one snap|
|College Football||Touchdown Scorer||Bet stands regardless if player takes the field|
|NFL Football||Player Performance||Player must play at least one snap|
Please note that these rules are subject to change and could vary by state. If you are unsure about the status of your bet, please follow up with DraftKings Sportsbook directly to get a resolution.