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Play fantasy football: Draft this week, start this week

Week 1 of the NFL Schedule may be in the books, but there is still time to play fantasy football and compete in a 16- or 17-week schedule, starting with Week 2 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 kickoff on Sunday, Sep. 19 will begin play for Week 2. You can even still sign up for an ESPN+ league where you'll play against other ESPN+ subscribers for the ultimate challenge and competition.

Drafts completed after Week 2 Sunday kickoff but before Sunday, Sep. 26's kickoff will begin play in Week 3, and so on until signups and drafts close at 11:59 PM ET on Thursday, Oct. 14.

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. Our rankers have also given their 2021 fantasy football rankings one final update for all you who will be drafting this week. 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.