Expert DRAFTing Week 5

Exploring strategies on beating this week's snake drafts on DRAFT


DRAFT offers weekly snake draft contests with 5-man rosters (1 QB, 2 RB, 2 WR/TE) with 0.5-point PPR scoring (the same as FanDuel). There is no salary cap on DRAFT which makes it unique to how you play compared to the other daily fantasy sites. Teams are built through live snake drafts that have 30-second timer per pick. The most common contest sizes are Head-to-Head, 3-Team, 6-Team, and 10-Team.

We will explore both the rankings and draft strategies for each of these four DRAFT sizes. To understand why players are ranked where they are, be sure to check out the overall rankings where I will have in-depth breakdowns of some of the top options and some personal favorites down the list. When developing these rankings we will be excluding the Thursday Night, Sunday Night, and Monday Night games and only focus on the main slate on DRAFT, which is the Sunday games.


It is Week 5 and that means we have both Miami and Detroit on bye weeks. With only two bye weeks we still have a large player pool with 12 games to choose from on the main slate. DRAFT has excluded the LA Rams vs Seattle, Indianapolis vs Kansas City, and Cleveland vs San Francisco games because they are not on the main Sunday slate. That still leaves us 12 games and 24 teams worth of players to choose from this week. This will be a good week to try all the different sized formats on DRAFT and to play in the four different tournament options that they have available.

  • Third and Short - 6-man $3 (6 max)
  • Hype Train - 8-man $5 (8 max)
  • First and Ten- 4-man $10 (4 max)
  • Five Wide - 4-man $55 (4 max)

The popular high scoring game to target this week is going to be Atlanta vs Houston (48.5 O/U). The next two highest over/under is Arizona vs Cincinnati (48.0), and Tampa Bay vs New Orleans (47.0). Whenever you are in a position to choose between two players you feel have similar upside you might just want to choose the one that is from the highest total on the week as they all seem to ones that will have some high scores and lots of fantasy points from all the star players involved.

The running back and wide receiver depth this week is strong so you might not see as much edge in the smaller sized leagues such as H2H, 3-man, or 4-man. Anything above a 4-man I feel like you can use your rankings and draft skills to give you a nice edge over your competition in Week 5. Even in H2H, 3-man, and 4-man, you will always have others that will just side with DRAFT's projections and you can use that to your advantage.

Injuries are more in play now with players getting banged up after two weeks of action. You will want to be monitoring news leading up to kickoff and be ready for any last-minute swaps if necessary.

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