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Friday, December 14, 2007
Updated fantasy football rankings for Week 15

By ESPN.com Fantasy

Insiders: Click here for exclusive access to Eric Karabell and Scott Engel's rankings.

Is your No. 3 wide receiver a better flex play than your No. 3 running back? Check out Matthew Berry's Updated Flex Rankings for the answer.

Get in-depth game-by-game analysis from Christopher Harris in The Breakdown.

The "change" column records player rankings movement since Wednesday's edition. A number with parentheses means that the player has dropped that many places in the rankings. A number without parentheses expresses a gain. Players who played Thursday are no longer included in these rankings.

Top 25 Quarterbacks
Rank Name Team Opponent
Matthew Berry

Chris Harris

Nate Ravitz

Eric Karabell

Scott Engel
Average Change
1 Tom Brady Patriots NYJ 1 1 1 1.4 -
2 Tony Romo Cowboys PHI 3 2 2 2.8 -
3 Peyton Manning Colts @OAK 5 5 3 3.4 -
4 Drew Brees Saints ARI 6 3 6 4.4 -
5 Derek Anderson Browns BUF 4 6 5 5.0 -
6 Brett Favre Packers @STL 2 8 4 5.6 -
7 Matt Hasselbeck Seahawks @CAR 7 4 7 6.0 -
8 Carson Palmer Bengals @SF 10 7 9 8.0 -
9 Kurt Warner Cardinals @NO 8 10 8 8.8 -
10 Jeff Garcia Buccaneers ATL 9 11 14 11.0 2
11 Ben Roethlisberger Steelers JAC 13 9 10 11.8 (1)
12 David Garrard Jaguars @PIT 12 13 17 13.2 1
13 Jon Kitna Lions @SD 11 19 11 13.6 1
14 Donovan McNabb Eagles @DAL 16 16 13 14.6 1
15 Philip Rivers Chargers DET 18 15 15 14.8 1
16 Marc Bulger Rams GB 17 17 12 16.4 7
17 Eli Manning Giants WAS 20 12 16 17.2 -
18 Vince Young Titans @KC 19 20 18 17.4 -
19 Trent Edwards Bills @CLE 15 14 19 17.8 -
20 Kyle Boller Ravens @MIA 14 21 21 18.6 1
21 Tarvaris Jackson Vikings CHI NR 18 22 21.2 1
22 Chris Redman Falcons @TB 21 22 24 22.0 2
23 Todd Collins Redskins @NYG NR 25 20 23.8 2
24 Shaun Hill 49ers CIN 23 NR NR 24.4 3
25 Brodie Croyle Chiefs TEN 22 NR NR 24.6 1
Top 50 Running Backs
Rank Name Team Opponent
Matthew Berry

Chris Harris

Nate Ravitz

Eric Karabell

Scott Engel
Average Change
1 LaDainian Tomlinson Chargers DET 1 2 1 1.2 -
2 Joseph Addai Colts @OAK 3 1 3 2.2 -
3 Brian Westbrook Eagles @DAL 2 6 2 3.6 -
4 Adrian Peterson Vikings CHI 8 3 4 4.2 -
5 Ryan Grant Packers @STL 4 8 5 5.6 -
6 Earnest Graham Buccaneers ATL 6 7 9 6.6 -
7 Willis McGahee Ravens @MIA 7 4 7 6.6 -
8 Jamal Lewis Browns BUF 5 5 10 7.2 -
9 Steven Jackson Rams GB 9 11 12 10.0 1
10 Marion Barber Cowboys PHI 12 10 6 10.4 (1)
11 Marshawn Lynch Bills @CLE 10 14 8 11.0 -
12 Willie Parker Steelers JAC 11 9 13 11.0 1
13 Rudi Johnson Bengals @SF 22 12 11 13.8 (1)
14 LenDale White Titans @KC 15 19 16 16.8 -
15 Frank Gore 49ers CIN 19 17 14 16.8 -
16 Clinton Portis Redskins @NYG 16 18 17 17.4 4
17 Kolby Smith Chiefs TEN 17 15 22 18.2 -
18 Brandon Jacobs Giants WAS 20 20 15 18.2 -
19 Justin Fargas Raiders IND 13 16 23 18.4 -
20 Edgerrin James Cardinals @NO 23 22 20 19.4 1
21 Fred Taylor Jaguars @PIT 14 21 18 19.8 1
22 Aaron Stecker Saints ARI 21 13 26 20.4 1
23 Chester Taylor Vikings CHI 28 24 21 21.6 2
24 Kevin Jones Lions @SD 18 28 19 22.0 -
25 Maurice Jones-Drew Jaguars @PIT 24 23 24 25.0 2
26 Laurence Maroney Patriots NYJ 30 27 25 27.2 4
27 Thomas Jones Jets @NE 31 25 27 27.8 4
28 Adrian Peterson Bears @MIN 27 29 29 28.4 1
29 Shaun Alexander Seahawks @CAR 29 30 32 29.0 3
30 DeShaun Foster Panthers SEA 26 34 28 31.2 3
31 Maurice Morris Seahawks @CAR 34 32 36 32.4 4
32 Chris Brown Titans @KC 32 26 44 33.2 5
33 Fred Jackson Bills @CLE 33 35 34 33.8 3
34 Samkon Gado Dolphins BAL 25 46 39 34.4 -
35 Jerious Norwood Falcons @TB 35 33 31 34.4 3
36 Warrick Dunn Falcons @TB 40 37 30 37.0 3
37 Reuben Droughns Giants WAS 38 40 46 38.2 3
38 Jesse Chatman Dolphins BAL NR 36 33 38.6 4
39 Julius Jones Cowboys PHI 45 31 38 39.2 2
40 DeAngelo Williams Panthers SEA 43 39 35 40.4 3
41 Kenny Watson Bengals @SF 36 47 37 42.8 4
42 Heath Evans Patriots NYJ 37 48 40 42.8 5
43 Pierre Thomas Saints ARI 44 43 47 43.0 3
44 Kevin Faulk Patriots NYJ NR 44 43 44.6 4
45 Leon Washington Jets @NE 46 38 48 45.4 4
46 Ladell Betts Redskins @NYG 41 NR 42 46.2 4
47 T.J. Duckett Lions @SD NR 50 45 46.8 8
48 LaMont Jordan Raiders IND 39 45 NR 47.2 6
49 Kenton Keith Colts @OAK NR NR 41 47.4 2
50 DeDe Dorsey Bengals @SF NR NR NR 47.4 2
Top 50 Wide Receivers
Rank Name Team Opponent
Matthew Berry

Chris Harris

Nate Ravitz

Eric Karabell

Scott Engel
Average Change
1 Randy Moss Patriots NYJ 1 1 1 1.2 -
2 Terrell Owens Cowboys PHI 6 2 2 2.6 -
3 Braylon Edwards Browns BUF 3 3 3 3.4 -
4 Marques Colston Saints ARI 2 4 4 4.2 -
5 Reggie Wayne Colts @OAK 7 6 6 5.2 -
6 Greg Jennings Packers @STL 4 9 9 6.8 -
7 Wes Welker Patriots NYJ 5 10 8 7.0 -
8 T.J. Houshmandzadeh Bengals @SF 14 5 7 9.0 -
9 Joey Galloway Buccaneers ATL 11 7 13 9.8 -
10 Torry Holt Rams GB 9 15 10 10.6 3
11 Chad Johnson Bengals @SF 10 14 12 11.2 1
12 Larry Fitzgerald Cardinals @NO 8 8 5 11.4 (2)
13 Plaxico Burress Giants WAS 12 12 11 12.6 2
14 Hines Ward Steelers JAC 13 11 15 13.8 2
15 Bobby Engram Seahawks @CAR 18 13 16 15.4 2
16 Roddy White Falcons @TB 20 16 17 16.8 3
17 Deion Branch Seahawks @CAR 16 20 18 17.0 1
18 Patrick Crayton Cowboys PHI 15 17 19 19.2 3
19 Donald Driver Packers @STL 25 19 14 20.2 1
20 Lee Evans Bills @CLE 21 24 20 20.2 2
21 Derrick Mason Ravens @MIA 17 23 24 21.8 2
22 Shaun McDonald Lions @SD 23 18 25 24.8 3
23 Anthony Gonzalez Colts @OAK 37 28 22 25.0 3
24 Steve Smith Panthers SEA 30 34 27 26.8 -
25 Kevin Curtis Eagles @DAL 33 26 21 27.0 3
26 Dwayne Bowe Chiefs TEN 27 35 26 27.6 3
27 Santonio Holmes Steelers JAC 24 30 28 27.8 3
28 Calvin Johnson Lions @SD 22 27 34 28.0 3
29 Laveranues Coles Jets @NE 26 31 29 29.8 (2)
30 Bernard Berrian Bears @MIN 19 22 31 29.8 2
31 Arnaz Battle 49ers CIN 28 29 30 31.8 3
32 Jabar Gaffney Patriots NYJ 29 40 36 32.0 1
33 Chris Chambers Chargers DET 31 42 33 33.8 2
34 Reggie Williams Jaguars @PIT 36 32 32 35.0 3
35 Jerricho Cotchery Jets @NE 38 21 39 35.6 1
36 Justin Gage Titans @KC 43 33 38 35.6 2
37 Sidney Rice Vikings CHI 34 25 43 36.0 2
38 Nate Burleson Seahawks @CAR 32 41 40 38.0 4
39 Bryant Johnson Cardinals @NO NR 38 NR 38.6 2
40 Chris Henry Bengals @SF 44 36 42 39.2 -
41 Isaac Bruce Rams GB 46 39 35 39.6 2
42 Mike Furrey Lions @SD 42 43 37 39.8 3
43 Jerry Porter Raiders IND NR 37 41 42.8 5
44 Anquan Boldin Cardinals @NO NR NR 23 43.0 2
45 David Patten Saints ARI 39 NR NR 44.6 4
46 Santana Moss Redskins @NYG 35 45 46 45.0 4
47 Donte' Stallworth Patriots NYJ 47 47 NR 45.6 4
48 Amani Toomer Giants WAS 45 46 44 46.6 5
49 Reggie Brown Eagles @DAL NR 44 NR 47.4 5
50 Ted Ginn Jr. Dolphins BAL 40 NR 49 48.0 2
Top 25 Tight Ends
Rank Name Team Opponent
Matthew Berry

Chris Harris

Nate Ravitz

Eric Karabell

Scott Engel
Average Change
1 Antonio Gates Chargers DET 1 1 1 1.0 -
2 Kellen Winslow Browns BUF 3 2 2 2.4 -
3 Jason Witten Cowboys PHI 2 3 3 2.6 -
4 Dallas Clark Colts @OAK 5 4 6 5.0 -
5 Chris Cooley Redskins @NYG 6 6 5 5.0 -
6 Tony Gonzalez Chiefs TEN 4 7 4 5.6 -
7 Donald Lee Packers @STL 9 5 8 7.4 1
8 Benjamin Watson Patriots NYJ 8 9 7 8.2 1
9 Jeremy Shockey Giants WAS 11 8 9 8.6 1
10 Heath Miller Steelers JAC 14 12 10 11.8 2
11 Vernon Davis 49ers CIN 10 16 11 12.2 2
12 Alge Crumpler Falcons @TB 19 10 12 14.2 2
13 Desmond Clark Bears @MIN 17 15 16 14.8 2
14 Eric Johnson Saints ARI 15 19 13 16.4 2
15 Greg Olsen Bears @MIN 16 17 14 17.2 2
16 Marcedes Lewis Jaguars @PIT 24 11 22 17.6 2
17 Jeff King Panthers SEA 20 21 18 18.8 3
18 Randy McMichael Rams GB NR 18 15 19.8 3
19 Zach Miller Raiders IND 22 14 19 20.6 5
20 L.J. Smith Eagles @DAL 13 NR 17 21.0 (1)
21 Alex Smith Buccaneers ATL 25 13 25 20.8 1
22 Robert Royal Bills @CLE NR NR NR 21.0 1
23 Visanthe Shiancoe Vikings CHI 21 NR 21 22.2 2
24 Bo Scaife Titans @KC 23 23 20 22.8 5
25 Delanie Walker 49ers CIN NR NR NR 23.8 2
Top 25 Kickers
Rank Name Team Opponent
Matthew Berry

Chris Harris

Nate Ravitz

Eric Karabell

Scott Engel
Average Change
1 Nick Folk Cowboys PHI 2 1 3 2.0 -
2 Mason Crosby Packers @STL 3 5 2 2.8 -
3 Stephen Gostkowski Patriots NYJ 1 2 1 3.2 -
4 Shayne Graham Bengals @SF 4 6 7 4.4 -
5 Jeff Reed Steelers JAC 5 4 11 6.4 1
6 Rob Bironas Titans @KC 7 3 8 6.8 (1)
7 Josh Brown Seahawks @CAR 9 7 9 7.0 -
8 Phil Dawson Browns BUF 10 8 4 8.2 -
9 Adam Vinatieri Colts @OAK 6 12 5 9.2 -
10 Matt Stover Ravens @MIA 13 20 6 11.4 2
11 Nate Kaeding Chargers DET 12 9 13 14.0 2
12 Jason Hanson Lions @SD 11 14 21 14.6 2
13 Neil Rackers Cardinals @NO 14 23 12 14.8 2
14 Rian Lindell Bills @CLE 17 13 10 15.0 2
15 Josh Scobee Jaguars @PIT 19 24 14 15.6 2
16 Ryan Longwell Vikings CHI 18 19 16 15.8 2
17 David Akers Eagles @DAL 20 10 23 16.6 2
18 Robbie Gould Bears @MIN 23 11 17 16.6 2
19 Matt Bryant Buccaneers ATL 15 15 15 18.4 2
20 Lawrence Tynes Giants WAS 16 16 NR 18.6 2
21 Shaun Suisham Redskins @NYG 8 NR 25 19.8 2
22 Jeff Wilkins Rams GB NR 18 24 20.4 2
23 John Kasay Panthers SEA 22 17 NR 23.4 3
24 Joe Nedney 49ers CIN NR 22 20 23.4 3
25 Sebastian Janikowski Raiders IND 21 21 NR 23.4 3
Ranked Defenses/Special Teams
Rank Name Opponent
Matthew Berry

Chris Harris

Nate Ravitz

Eric Karabell

Scott Engel
Average Change
1 New England Patriots NYJ 1 1 1 1.0 -
2 Minnesota Vikings CHI 4 3 2 2.6 -
3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers ATL 2 4 8 4.4 -
4 Green Bay Packers @STL 3 7 5 5.0 -
5 Seattle Seahawks @CAR 5 8 4 5.8 -
6 Indianapolis Colts @OAK 7 12 7 7.4 -
7 Pittsburgh Steelers JAC 6 9 11 7.8 1
8 New York Giants WAS 11 2 9 8.0 (1)
9 Dallas Cowboys PHI 8 6 10 8.2 -
10 San Diego Chargers DET 12 5 6 8.6 -
11 Baltimore Ravens @MIA 13 11 3 9.0 -
12 Tennessee Titans @KC 10 10 15 12.4 -
13 Jacksonville Jaguars @PIT 9 14 16 13.2 -
14 Kansas City Chiefs TEN 14 16 14 16.0 -
15 Chicago Bears @MIN 20 21 13 16.2 -
16 New Orleans Saints ARI 23 15 12 16.8 1
17 Washington Redskins @NYG 21 20 19 17.8 1
18 Cincinnati Bengals @SF 27 13 21 18.4 1
19 Cleveland Browns BUF 18 18 18 19.6 1
20 Arizona Cardinals @NO 17 24 20 21.2 2
21 Miami Dolphins BAL 24 17 22 21.4 3
22 Detroit Lions @SD 19 27 17 21.6 1
23 Buffalo Bills @CLE 16 22 23 22.6 2
24 Carolina Panthers SEA 22 19 26 22.8 2
25 Philadelphia Eagles @DAL 15 29 25 23.6 2
26 San Francisco 49ers CIN 28 23 24 24.8 2
27 Atlanta Falcons @TB 26 25 27 25.2 2
28 St. Louis Rams GB 29 26 28 25.6 2
29 Oakland Raiders IND 25 28 29 28.0 2
30 New York Jets @NE 30 30 30 30.0 2