Over the last few days there has been lots of discussion about the introduction of a Late Swap feature to help combat the problem of players unexpectedly not starting for your Daily Fantasy Football team. One thing everybody can agree on is that a solution needs to be created, however the functionality of this solution is widely debated.
Draft Kings (Leaders in U.S. Daily Fantasy Soccer) developed a feature called Late Swap which gives users the ability to remove players from their lineup whose game has not yet started, replacing them with other eligible players who also haven’t started playing. These changes have to function in accordance to player positions and the team salary cap.
We would like to use the comment section below to elaborate and develop the ideas that Daily Fantasy Football players have been discussing on Twitter in recent days.
The questions we are trying to answer:
- Should there be an alternative to Late Swap that caters to the casual player who doesn’t want to/cannot spend time monitoring their teams over the weekend?
- Should the Bench feature be a standard for all websites without Late Swap?
- Should U.K websites take lead from U.S websites, or should they be innovating their own features?
- Casuals vs. Pros. Which market should the U.K websites base their developments on?
In the coming days we will write a follow-up article summarising the conclusion of the debate and where we can go from there.
Thanks for taking your time to join the debate, the decision makers for all major Daily Fantasy Football websites within the U.K have been contacted and have agreed to monitor this discussion and input where necessary.
Please be respectful and appreciate each other’s opinions.