Last chance to play fantasy football: draft this week start this week

The NFL Schedule is past the three-quarter pole, but there is still one more chance to play fantasy football and compete in a scaled-down schedule, starting with Week 6 and with no retroactive scoring to Week 1.

Get the gang back together and create a league draft with League Manager, or join a public league and find new people to compete again. All drafts completed before 11:59 PM ET on Thursday, Oct. 14 will begin play for Week 6 after which no more leagues can be drafted for 2021. You can even still sign up for an ESPN+ league where you'll play against other ESPN+ subscribers for the ultimate challenge and competition.

To help you make the best picks in your draft, we will keep our fantasy football draft rankings and projections updated throughout the open draft period. You can also still access our 2021 fantasy football draft kit for all our preseason predictions, rankings, projections, analysis and cheat sheets.

No matter when your league's season starts, good luck, and may all your sleepers be breakouts this season.