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🏀 Lock-In Mode Details

What you need to know about Lock-In Mode

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Written by Sleeper HQ
Updated over a week ago

Lock-In Mode offers more strategy than Game Pick Mode. You still have only one game per week per player count toward your matchup score. The difference here is that you have the ability to pass on a game or lock it in after it's completed.


  • After your player plays a game, you may "lock-in" that game to count towards that week's fantasy score. The catch here is that if you want to lock it in, you must do so before that player starts their next game.

  • Once you lock-in a player's game, you cannot lock in that player again for the remainder of the matchup week. You also cannot swap that player into a different positional spot.

We do not revert to any previous games for anyone. If a player does not play, you will need to swap another player in. Otherwise, you'll get zero points for them that week.


Can I undo my Lock-In pick if my next game did not start yet?

No. Once you submit your Lock-In, you cannot undo or alter that.

Can I move a bench player who just played into a starting slot to lock in their score?

You cannot. The player must be in your starting lineup prior to that game in order to lock it in.

Can I move a player to a different position and still lock-in that game?

Yes, as long as you are not moving that player from the bench. You can move them between starting roster spots and maintain the ability to lock-in that game.

Can I add a player from free agency or waivers and get points from their most recent game?

No, you cannot. You can use that player moving forward, but they would have needed to be in your lineup at the time of the game to get those points.

What happens if a player is traded?

Once a trade is processed, you can only accumulate points for the newly-acquired player moving forward. You cannot get points from a previous game that week for them.

Additionally, if Team A locked in points for James Harden on Tuesday, and they trade him to Team B, Harden cannot be used for the remainder of the matchup. The points will remain with Team A that week.

What if I forget to Lock-In a game for a player?

Sleeper will take the fantasy points scored in his team's final game of the week. This means that it's possible to get zero points if the player did not play. We will not revert to the player's most previously played game.

If you have any other questions, please contact [email protected]

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