Sleeper Picks Injury Insurance
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Written by Sleeper HQ
Updated over a week ago

Here at Sleeper, we know just how bad a bad beat can feel. Injuries are unavoidable, but Sleeper's Injury Insurance can help take the pain away. Our Injury Insurance policy takes the bad luck out of a good contest by voiding picks entered on NFL, NBA, and MLB players who are injured early in the game.

Sleeper's Injury Insurance policy applies to players who meet the following criteria:

  • NFL: Player is removed from the game in the 1st half due to injury and does not return in the 2nd half. Note that only offensive NFL players are eligible for Injury Insurance.

  • NBA: Player is removed from the game in the 1st half due to injury and does not return in the 2nd half.

  • MLB: Player is removed from the game due to injury with 2 or less plate appearances (batters) or 8 or less outs recorded (pitchers) and does not return to the game.

In the instance your contest contains a MORE pick on a player who meets this criteria, that player's pick will be voided and treated as a DNP.

If your contest still includes at least 2 players from multiple teams after applying Injury Insurance, it will be graded with an adjusted payout as if the voided pick was not included. If your contest no longer includes at least 2 players from multiple teams after applying Injury Insurance, your entire contest entry will be canceled and refunded.

Please allow up to 48 hours after the completion of a game for contests to be updated.

Injury Insurance details

  1. If you pick LESS on a player who meets the Injury Insurance criteria, your pick will be graded as a win if the player's recorded stat is less than their projection.

  2. If you pick MORE on a player who meets the Injury Insurance criteria, your pick will be graded as a win if the player hits their projection before getting injured.

  3. Injury Insurance does not apply to players who are ejected from the game, benched due to performance/coach's decision, or removed from the game for any reason other than an injury reported from an official team source.

  4. Injury Insurance is not available for NFL defensive players, College Football, College Basketball, or NHL picks.

Note: In addition to the reasons above, Sleeper reserves the right to void, change, or remove any pick at its sole discretion.

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