Should any of the players in starting team (remember, in Draft there are a number of different possible team configurations) not take the field (DNP), a player from the Reserves Bench will be automatically substituted in, based on the following criteria:
Auto-emergency calculation (the replacing and covering of players) occurs from full lockout (i.e. from the start of the last game of the round).
Commissioners have the option to create leagues with smaller finals series and have the following Emergency settings options:
Emergency ON setting means emergencies only cover another player with the matching position that did not play, e.g. A Forward emergency will cover a Forward who did not play (DNP). The Emergency needs be manually selected by the user.
Emergency OFF means that only players on your field will score and any players that do not play in the round will not be covered by a player on your bench.
If there is no player on the Reserves Bench with the same position as the DNP, there is no eligible auto-emergency player and no auto-emergency substitution will be made and the team will score 0 for the DNP position. An eligible DPP can only auto-substitute for one DNP player.