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nonstarter

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nonstarter/ˌnɑːnˈstɑɚtɚ/noun
pluralnonstarters
nonstarter
/ˌnɑːnˈstɑɚtɚ/
noun
pluralnonstarters
Learner's definition of NONSTARTER  
[count]
informal  : someone or something that will not be effective or successful — usually singular
US, sports  : a player who is not chosen to play at the beginning of games : a player who is not one of the starters on a team
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