Betting on player props at FanDuel 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 FanDuel’s rules.
What Happens If a Player Doesn’t Play for Prop Bets on FanDuel Sportsbook?
Generally speaking, if a player doesn’t play, then your prop bet on FanDuel 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 FanDuel Sportsbook’s house rules to get rules on your specific bet.
FanDuel 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||Starting Pitchers||Listed pitcher must start the game|
|MLB||Batters||Listed player must record at least 1 plate appearance|
|MLB||To Hit a Home Run||Listed player must record at least 1 plate appearance|
|MLB||Result of Plate Appearance||Listed player must record at least 1 plate appearance|
|MLB||Pitcher Total Strikeouts||Listed pitcher must start|
|NBA||First Basket||Player must start the game|
|NBA||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||Player Performance||Player must appear on the ice|
|NHL||Anytime/First Goalscorer||Player must dress for 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||Player Performance||Player must be listed as “active” per nfl.com|
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 FanDuel Sportsbook directly to get a resolution.
If a Player Gets Injured is the Bet Void on FanDuel Sportsbook?
If a player gets injured during a game, the bet will stand according to the market rules.
For example, if you bet Aaron Rodgers to throw for over 320.5 passing yards and he gets hurt in the second quarter (after playing a few series), then your bet would be graded as a loss instead of void. Since the market rule requires the player to be listed as “active” and play, the bet would stand.
It can stink to see your over bet on a player prop be on track to hit, only to see the player get injured. However, you can use this information to factor in to your strategy if you assume there is an X% chance of a player getting injured on any given play.
What Happens if a Player Gets Ejected – FanDuel Sportsbook
For player props, if a player gets ejected during the game, the bet will stand according to the market rules. Similar to an injury, this can occasionally happen and is worth considering when crafting your player prop strategy.
While player ejections are most common in basketball (via multiple technical fouls or a flagrant 2 foul), they can also happen in football (multiple personal fouls/targeting), baseball (arguing a call with the umpire), and hockey (fighting).