FanDuel NFL Snake Draft Rankings: Week 5

How do numberFire's algorithms rank the main slate player pool in head-to-head, three-entry, and six-entry drafts?

Fantasy sports have come a long way since their inception.

Gathering with friends and drafting the perfect team was -- and still is -- a big part of fantasy sports. But FanDuel has done its part in changing how we play and think about a particular slate of sports games.

And guess what? They’re going back to the classics and bringing snake drafts to the forefront of the daily fantasy scene.

Each week, you can hop into a live fantasy football draft and pick your six-player team against the rest of your league. No salary cap involved. Just draft.

You can read more about the strategy behind daily fantasy NFL snake drafts, but here’s a jumpstart for the upcoming slate.

Daily Fantasy Football Snake Draft Rankings

Here’s how numberFire’s projections rank the field in a head-to-head, three-entry, and six-entry draft. (Be sure to check the projections throughout the week for updates.)

These rankings compare each player’s projection to the replacement level of his position. In a head-to-head draft, no more than two quarterbacks can be drafted, so every passer is compared to the QB2 in terms of weekly projections. For running backs, up to six running backs can be drafted in a two-entry draft, so they're all compared to the RB6 in projections to see the biggest gaps in value.

Here's how the Week 5 rankings look across various draft sizes. (Snake draft position rank refers to a player's raw projection rank, so the RB3 is expected for the third-most FanDuel points among running backs.)

Player Snake Draft
Position Rank
Ezekiel ElliottRB1111
Calvin RidleyWR/TE1227
Tyreek HillWR/TE2338
Clyde Edwards-HelaireRB2442
Kareem HuntRB3553
DeAndre HopkinsWR/TE36611
Amari CooperWR/TE47716
Travis KelceWR/TE58818
Raheem MostertRB4999
Josh JacobsRB5101010
Miles SandersRB6121112
DJ MooreWR/TE6121224
Odell Beckham Jr.WR/TE7151325
Terry McLaurinWR/TE8161426
Lamar JacksonQB111154
Mike DavisRB7171613
Patrick MahomesQB212175
James ConnerRB8181814
David JohnsonRB9211915
Dak PrescottQB319196
George KittleWR/TE9201928
Todd Gurley IIRB10222217
James RobinsonRB11232320
Cooper KuppWR/TE10242429
Robert WoodsWR/TE11252530
Jonathan TaylorRB12272621
Robby AndersonWR/TE12262731
Darren WallerWR/TE13282833
Mark AndrewsWR/TE14292935
Marquise BrownWR/TE15303037
Jamison CrowderWR/TE16313138
Joe MixonRB13323222
Diontae JohnsonWR/TE17333339
DJ Chark Jr.WR/TE18343440
JuJu Smith-SchusterWR/TE19353544
Will Fuller VWR/TE20363646
Tyler BoydWR/TE21373747
Zach ErtzWR/TE22383848
Kenyan DrakeRB14403927
Deshaun WatsonQB4394019
Michael GallupWR/TE23414151
DeVante ParkerWR/TE24424252
CeeDee LambWR/TE25434353
Darius SlaytonWR/TE26444454
Jarvis LandryWR/TE27454555
T.Y. HiltonWR/TE28464656
Antonio GibsonRB15474732
Mark Ingram IIRB16494834
Golden TateWR/TE29484958
Jerick McKinnonRB17505036
Evan EngramWR/TE30515159
Curtis SamuelWR/TE31525260
Myles GaskinRB18545340
Sammy WatkinsWR/TE32555462
Kyler MurrayQB5535523
Deebo SamuelWR/TE33565664
Russell GageWR/TE34575768
Hayden HurstWR/TE35585870
A.J. GreenWR/TE36595971
Tee HigginsWR/TE37606072
Austin HooperWR/TE38616173
Tyler HigbeeWR/TE39626274
Randall CobbWR/TE40636376
Laviska Shenault Jr.WR/TE41646477
Christian KirkWR/TE42656579
Hunter RenfrowWR/TE43666680
Mike GesickiWR/TE44676781
Brandon AiyukWR/TE45686884
Larry FitzgeraldWR/TE46706986
Brandin CooksWR/TE47717087
Gardner Minshew IIQB6697140
Julio JonesWR/TE48727288
Eric EbronWR/TE49747391
Matt RyanQB7737443
Zach PascalWR/TE50757592
Teddy BridgewaterQB8767645
Nyheim HinesRB19777763
Preston WilliamsWR/TE51787894
Chris HerndonWR/TE52797995
Chase EdmondsRB20828066