In order for a player to be swap eligible, they must have had an active status at the time you drafted them which then changed to an inactive status.
Examples of Active statuses are In, Probable, Questionable, Game Time Decision, Day to Day, and No Status.
Examples of Inactive statuses are Doubtful, Out, Traded, Suspended, Withdrawn, Postponed, and Out for Season.
See specific statuses on the per-sport rules pages.
When you have a swap eligible player, you’ll be notified via push notification. Click swap on the completed or live screen next to that player and you will be able to select from all undrafted players. For round drafts, players drafted in previous rounds are considered drafted.
When swapping players, the positions must match and the swap must be completed before the start of the game in which the player is playing. All swaps are final.
Postponed Games: If a players game is postponed after their scheduled start time, they will become swappable. This is the only circumstance where a player becomes swappable after game start time.
We use the most advanced injury news feed to determine player status. These feeds are subject to inaccuracies and delays that may affect your ability to swap a player. All player statuses and the ability to swap are as is. Sometimes a status can change throughout the day. If a player becomes swap eligible and ruled out but then changed back to questionable, he is no longer swap eligible.
Example 1: You draft LeBron James when he is questionable. His status is changed to out. He can be swapped.
Example 2: You draft LeBron James when he is doubtful. His status is changed to out. He cannot be swapped.
In the case that an active player becomes inactive and then active again, they cannot be swapped.
Example 3: You draft LeBron James when he is questionable. His status is changed to out. You don’t swap him and his status changes to probable. He cannot be swapped while probable.
Pitchers receive the status Probable Starter when they are projected to be the starting pitcher. Their status changes to Starting Pitcher when official lineups are released.
If you draft a pitcher with the status Probable Starter, and their status changes to an inactive status before their game starts, you will be able to swap that pitcher. This will protect you against random changes in who is going to start an upcoming game.