Just to make it clear John. You DO receive qualifying points for your bench drivers whether you use them in the race or not. And having one driver as not entered (not eligible) doesn't disqualify all your scores, just that one. So, you see there is a reason to make the first deadline before qualifying, for up to 19 qual points. 10 for 1st, 5 for 2nd, 3 for 3rd, and 1 for 4th. Bonus points for those who know how to pick them.
Hope that clears up any confusion you may still have.