Feel free to contact us at [email protected] if your question is not included in the list below.

rules & scoring

How is my lineup’s score calculated?

Our Rules and Scoring page has all the details on how our NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL contests are scored.

Where do I view my results?

You can track your lineup’s progress in real time in our Live section. Completed contest results can be viewed on the Results page and a full transaction history on your account is available in your My Account section under the Transaction History tab.

I won! Where’s my money?

Contests are settled and prizes awarded according to the contest’s prize structure once we receive the final box score for all games from our statistical provider. This normally takes between 1 to 3 hours after completion of the final game included in the contest.

What happens if there’s a tie?

In the event of a tie, tied users split the total value of the prizes awarded for all the tied places. For example, if 1st place in a contest pays $200 and 2nd place pays $150, two users who are tied for 1st would each get $175.

What happens when a game is cancelled or postponed?

No fantasy points will be awarded to players in the event that a scheduled game is cancelled, preempted, or postponed to any time after the finish of the last regularly scheduled game in the contest. Players will retain any points earned in partially completed games.

How do you deal with scoring revisions?

Contests are settled and prizes awarded shortly after we receive the final box score for all games from our statistical provider. Occasionally there will be revisions made to the final box scores by our statistical provider after this. When this occurs after our contests have settled and payouts have been processed, adjustments will not be made to contest results or prize payouts. On rare occasions problems may arise with our data feeds or settlement process due to technical issues. In such cases contests may be resettled and payouts may be corrected.

How do you handle doubleheaders?

Players will accrue fantasy points in only one of the two games in a doubleheader. The included game will be noted on the draft page.

How do you handle player trades?

Players accrue fantasy points regardless of the team they play for. Just make sure that the traded player’s new team is playing a game that day that is included in your contest. For example, if a draftable player is traded from the New York to Boston, and Boston either does not have a game today, or their game is not included in the contest (because it was an early game on a weekday, for example) then that player will NOT accrue fantasy points in that contest.

getting started

Am I eligible to play on Draftboard?

In order to play on Draftboard you must be at least 18 years of age (21 for residents of Massachusetts, 19 for residents of Nebraska or Canada) and a resident of either the US or Canada. You must also not be physically present in any of the following states:

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • New York
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington

Users will not be allowed to add funds to their account or enter contests while present in any of the above states. Lineup edits in existing contests and/or account withdrawals are permitted.

Do I have to pay taxes on my Draftboard winnings?

Yes. On Dec 31st we will mail each user of DB with earnings in excess of $600 during the current calendar year a 1099 tax form. The definition of current year winnings is:

Is Draftboard Legal?

Yes. Draftboard’s contests are legal under federal law and under most state laws. Fantasy Sports are considered a game of skill and received a specific exemption from the 2006 Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA).

How do I sign up?

Click here to sign up. You’ll provide your email address and choose a username and password. Then you’re ready to start drafting your first lineup! To enter contests or make a deposit, we will also need to verify your account. In most cases this can be accomplished with only your full name, date of birth, and address.

How are my opponents chosen for me?

Your opponents in a contest consist of other Draftboard users who registered for the same contest type and were randomly assigned to your contest by the Fair Match system.

Learn more about Fair Match here.

Are there settings I can use to control the amount I can play on Draftboard?

Yes. Visit our Responsible Play page for full details.

My account

Can I change my username?

No. For game integrity reasons usernames are permanent once chosen.

I can’t login. Help?

Click here to access our password recovery system. Follow the instructions and you’ll be back playing in no time!

Why do you have to verify my identity?

State laws require us to verify that each Draftboard user is 1) the age of majority or older in their jurisdiction, 2) located in an area where daily fantasy sports are legal, and 3) the owner of only one Draftboard account.

How do I file a complaint about my account?

If you have any concerns or complaints, or believe that your account has been compromised in any way, please contact [email protected] right away for assistance. We will respond to your inquiry within 24 hours.

If you are a resident of Mississippi and wish to file a Patron Dispute with the Mississippi Gaming Commission you may do so at the Patron Complaints and Disputes section of their website.


Do you have promo codes?

Nope. Everyone that signs up and verifies an account at Draftboard gets a $1 bonus added to their account, no deposit required.

What’s this Record Breaker banner all about?

The highest scoring lineup of the season for each sport is displayed on the Record Breaker banner at the top of each sport’s lobby. Any user who submits a lineup that exceeds the score of the highest scoring lineup of the season for that sport will be awarded the prize noted on that lobby’s Record Breaker banner. If multiple users submit lineups that exceed the score of the highest scoring lineup of the season for that sport the prize will be split equally amongst those users. For more detail including a look at the current record lineup for each sport, visit our Record Breaker page.


How do I make more than one lineup?

Draftboard features one lineup per day per sport. No need to worry about juggling multiple lineups, put your best 8 players on the field!

Can I change my lineup after I create it?

Yes. You can edit your lineup up until the start of your contest. Contest start time is indicated by the countdown timer present on both the Lobby and Drafting pages. You will not be able to edit your lineup after your contest has begun.

How is a player’s position determined?

A player’s position is determined by our statistics provider and is at our sole discretion.

What is your policy on “stacking”?

You must select players from at least three games. There are no restrictions on the number of players you may select from a specific team.

Who can play in Beginner contests?

Beginner contests are open to players who have entered less than 51 contests and have not earned the highly experienced player badge based on total winnings.

Why was my entry refunded?

Your first entry into any Draftboard contest type is guaranteed to be placed in a contest no matter how many total entries we receive. Subsequent entries will be placed in a contest if we have enough total entries to do so. Entries not placed in a contest will be canceled with the entry fee refunded back to the user.

How do I show the contests I’m entered in?

Click the curved arrow at the top right of your lineup card to show the contests that lineup is entered in.

What does the star icon beside a username mean?

Draftboard users with over 500 contests played OR more than $2,500 in gross winnings are considered highly experienced players and are indicated by a star icon next to their username. Highly experienced players are not permitted to play in beginner contests.

Deposits & withdrawals

How do I withdraw money?

All withdrawals are processed through Paypal, and you can request a withdrawal at any time in your My Account section. Withdrawals can take up to 48 hours to process.

How do I make a deposit?

You can make a deposit in your My Account section. We accept deposits via Paypal and credit card, both of which are processed through Paypal. You do not require a Paypal account to make a deposit via credit card through Paypal.

Can I deposit using someone else’s credit card or PayPal account?

No. To make a deposit you need to use a payment method registered in the same name as your Draftboard account.

Where are my funds held?

All user funds are held with Draftboard Player Funds, Inc., a separate corporation wholly owned by Draftboard LLC. Draftboard Player Funds, Inc. is legally prohibited from commingling its assets with any other entity or individual.