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Week 1 fantasy football rankings

Updated: September 7, 2007, 2:24 PM ET
By ESPN.com Fantasy

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

For game-day updates, look for Scott Engel's updated rankings every Sunday morning.

Top 25 Quarterbacks
Rank Name Team Opponent
Matthew Berry

Chris Harris

Nate Ravitz

Hec &
Vic

Eric Karabell

Scott Engel
1 Peyton Manning Colts Saints 1 1 1 1
2 Drew Brees Saints @ Colts 3 2 2 2
3 Marc Bulger Rams Panthers 5 3 3 5
4 Tom Brady Patriots @ Jets 4 6 6 6
5 Donovan McNabb Eagles @ Packers 2 8 5 3
6 Carson Palmer Bengals Ravens 7 4 4 9
7 Tony Romo Cowboys Giants 9 5 7 4
8 Matt Hasselbeck Seahawks Buccaneers 13 7 8 10
9 Matt Leinart Cardinals @ 49ers 8 18 10 7
10 Ben Roethlisberger Steelers @ Browns 6 11 20 8
11 Jon Kitna Lions @ Raiders 11 14 11 21
12 Eli Manning Giants @ Cowboys 25 9 9 11
13 Vince Young Titans @ Jaguars 19 10 19 14
14 Jay Cutler Broncos @ Bills 12 17 21 20
15 David Garrard Jaguars Titans 14 13 13 18
16 Jake Delhomme Panthers @ Rams 21 15 14 17
17 Alex Smith 49ers Cardinals 10 12 25 13
18 Steve McNair Ravens @ Bengals NR 19 18 12
19 Brett Favre Packers Eagles NR 16 12 22
20 Philip Rivers Chargers Bears 20 21 15 25
21 Matt Schaub Texans Chiefs 17 20 17 24
22 Damon Huard Chiefs @ Texans 16 NR 22 16
23 Jason Campbell Redskins Dolphins 15 24 24 19
24 Chad Pennington Jets Patriots 22 NR 16 29
25 Trent Green Dolphins @ Redskins NR NR NR 15
Top 50 Running Backs
Rank Name Team Opponent
Matthew Berry

Chris Harris

Nate Ravitz

Hec &
Vic

Eric Karabell

Scott Engel
1 LaDainian Tomlinson Chargers Bears 2 1 1 1
2 Steven Jackson Rams Panthers 1 3 2 3
3 Larry Johnson Chiefs @ Texans 3 2 4 4
4 Frank Gore 49ers Cardinals 4 4 3 2
5 Joseph Addai Colts Saints 5 7 5 8
6 Willie Parker Steelers @ Browns 7 5 6 5
7 Brian Westbrook Eagles @ Packers 6 6 8 7
8 Shaun Alexander Seahawks Buccaneers 9 10 7 12
9 Reggie Bush Saints @ Colts 10 12 9 6
10 Laurence Maroney Patriots @ Jets 8 11 11 9
11 Maurice Jones-Drew Jaguars Titans 11 8 14 14
12 Willis McGahee Ravens @ Bengals 14 15 12 15
13 Travis Henry Broncos @ Bills 12 9 10 13
14 Rudi Johnson Bengals Ravens 15 16 13 16
15 Edgerrin James Cardinals @ 49ers 13 14 23 11
16 Deuce McAllister Saints @ Colts 21 13 15 20
17 Brandon Jacobs Giants @ Cowboys 25 18 19 10
18 Thomas Jones Jets Patriots 22 24 16 25
19 Marion Barber III Cowboys Giants 16 21 17 34
20 Ahman Green Texans Chiefs 17 30 18 17
21 Ronnie Brown Dolphins @ Redskins 24 23 21 21
22 Cedric Benson Bears @ Chargers 32 19 22 19
23 Clinton Portis Redskins Dolphins 31 17 27 23
24 Marshawn Lynch Bills Broncos 23 25 20 32
25 Fred Taylor Jaguars Titans 29 28 24 28
26 Carnell Williams Buccaneers @ Seahawks 26 31 37 26
27 Brandon Jackson Packers Eagles 24 37 33 18
28 Chester Taylor Vikings Falcons 28 29 28 35
29 DeShaun Foster Panthers @ Rams 19 38 25 24
30 LaMont Jordan Raiders Lions 30 34 35 22
31 Jamal Lewis Browns Steelers 33 32 29 33
32 Ladell Betts Redskins Dolphins 20 22 26 38
33 Julius Jones Cowboys Giants 27 33 30 31
34 Tatum Bell Lions @ Raiders 37 20 32 29
35 Adrian Peterson Vikings Falcons 35 27 36 27
36 Adrian Peterson Bears @ Chargers 35 27 36 27
37 DeAngelo Williams Panthers @ Rams 36 26 31 30
38 Jerious Norwood Falcons @ Vikings 42 35 38 41
39 Warrick Dunn Falcons @ Vikings 40 36 34 39
40 LenDale White Titans @ Jaguars 33 39 39 37
41 Chris Brown Titans @ Jaguars 41 40 40 40
42 Jesse Chatman Dolphins @ Redskins 38 41 41 NR
43 Leon Washington Jets Patriots 39 44 42 NR
44 Vernand Morency Packers Eagles NR 46 49 36
45 Michael Bennett Chiefs @ Texans 48 48 45 47
46 Anthony Thomas Bills Broncos NR 50 44 45
47 Correll Buckhalter Eagles @ Packers NR 45 43 44
48 Reuben Droughns Giants @ Cowboys 44 49 NR 43
49 Marcel Shipp Cardinals @ 49ers 45 NR 47 NR
50 Michael Pittman Buccaneers @ Seahawks NR NR 46 NR
Top 50 Wide Receivers
Rank Name Team Opponent
Matthew Berry

Chris Harris

Nate Ravitz

Hec &
Vic

Eric Karabell

Scott Engel
1 Marvin Harrison Colts Saints 1 2 2 1
2 Steve Smith Panthers @ Rams 2 1 1 4
3 Reggie Wayne Colts Saints 3 4 3 2
4 Terrell Owens Cowboys Giants 4 3 4 3
5 Larry Fitzgerald Cardinals @ 49ers 7 8 7 8
6 Marques Colston Saints @ Colts 5 9 9 6
7 Chad Johnson Bengals Ravens 13 5 5 5
8 Torry Holt Rams Panthers 8 7 6 7
9 Anquan Boldin Cardinals @ 49ers 6 14 8 12
10 Javon Walker Broncos @ Bills 9 6 13 16
11 Roy Williams Lions @ Raiders 10 10 12 24
12 T.J. Houshmandzadeh Bengals Ravens 17 12 10 9
13 Lee Evans Bills Broncos 12 16 11 22
14 Andre Johnson Texans Chiefs 14 15 14 18
15 Plaxico Burress Giants @ Cowboys 19 11 16 14
16 Hines Ward Steelers @ Browns 11 17 17 11
17 Darrell Jackson 49ers Cardinals 15 13 18 13
18 Reggie Brown Eagles @ Packers 16 21 21 10
19 Donald Driver Packers Eagles 18 25 15 19
20 Santana Moss Redskins Dolphins 20 20 20 28
21 Laveranues Coles Jets Patriots 23 22 22 21
22 Joey Galloway Buccaneers @ Seahawks 35 18 19 25
23 Deion Branch Seahawks Buccaneers 24 27 27 20
24 Jerricho Cotchery Jets Patriots 25 24 25 29
25 Mark Clayton Ravens @ Bengals 26 23 34 26
26 Randy Moss Patriots @ Jets 22 30 29 23
27 Chris Chambers Dolphins @ Redskins 27 34 28 15
28 Braylon Edwards Browns Steelers 36 26 23 30
29 Donte' Stallworth Patriots @ Jets 28 31 30 32
30 Santonio Holmes Steelers @ Browns 25 19 41 31
31 Kevin Curtis Eagles @ Packers 30 NR 32 27
32 Vincent Jackson Chargers Bears 40 32 24 36
33 Isaac Bruce Rams Panthers 21 39 35 46
34 Bernard Berrian Bears @ Chargers 37 37 37 33
35 Terry Glenn* Cowboys Giants NR 35 NR 17
36 D.J. Hackett Seahawks Buccaneers 39 28 38 34
37 Devery Henderson Saints @ Colts 38 33 26 49
38 Mike Furrey Lions @ Raiders 29 42 33 NR
39 Joe Horn Falcons @ Vikings 46 29 31 45
40 Calvin Johnson Lions @ Raiders 44 38 36 35
41 Eddie Kennison Chiefs @ Texans 45 36 NR 39
42 Ronald Curry Raiders Lions 32 40 39 NR
43 Brandon Marshall Broncos @ Bills 31 45 44 50
44 Wes Welker Patriots @ Jets 41 47 48 NR
45 Greg Jennings Packers Eagles 33 44 NR 37
46 Drew Bennett Rams Panthers 42 41 NR 47
47 Jacoby Jones Texans Chiefs 34 NR NR NR
48 Derrick Mason Ravens @ Bengals 50 50 40 38
49 Matt Jones Jaguars Titans 49 43 NR 43
50 Dwayne Jarrett Panthers @ Rams 43 NR NR 44
Top 25 Tight Ends
Rank Name Team Opponent
Matthew Berry

Chris Harris

Nate Ravitz

Hec &
Vic

Eric Karabell

Scott Engel
1 Antonio Gates Chargers Bears 1 1 1 2
2 Tony Gonzalez Chiefs @ Texans 2 3 2 4
3 Todd Heap Ravens @ Bengals 4 2 4 1
4 Jeremy Shockey Giants @ Cowboys 6 4 3 3
5 Chris Cooley Redskins Dolphins 5 6 7 5
6 Vernon Davis 49ers Cardinals 3 11 5 6
7 Alge Crumpler Falcons @ Vikings 11 5 6 9
8 Kellen Winslow Browns Steelers 14 7 8 8
9 Benjamin Watson Patriots @ Jets 7 8 10 10
10 Jason Witten Cowboys Giants 12 10 11 7
11 Randy McMichael Rams Panthers 19 9 12 14
12 Heath Miller Steelers @ Browns 8 16 13 15
13 Dallas Clark Colts Saints 13 12 14 11
14 Owen Daniels Texans Chiefs 9 14 17 17
15 L.J. Smith Eagles @ Packers 10 18 9 19
16 Daniel Graham Broncos @ Bills 18 20 23 20
17 Desmond Clark Bears @ Chargers NR 13 15 12
18 Bo Scaife Titans @ Jaguars 21 17 16 22
19 Tony Scheffler Broncos @ Bills 17 15 21 21
20 David Martin Dolphins @ Redskins 15 19 19 13
21 Zach Miller Raiders Lions 16 24 18 18
22 Marcus Pollard Seahawks Buccaneers NR 21 20 16
23 Jerramy Stevens Buccaneers @ Seahawks 23 NR 24 NR
24 Chris Baker Jets Patriots 22 23 25 NR
25 Dan Campbell Lions @ Raiders 20 NR NR NR
Top 25 Kickers
Rank Name Team Opponent
Matthew Berry

Chris Harris

Nate Ravitz

Hec &
Vic

Eric Karabell

Scott Engel
1 Adam Vinatieri Colts Saints 1 1 1 5
2 Neil Rackers Cardinals @ 49ers 3 5 3 1
3 Jeff Wilkins Rams Panthers 9 2 2 6
4 Nate Kaeding Chargers Bears 7 3 7 2
5 Josh Scobee Jaguars Titans 5 8 6 7
6 Matt Stover Ravens @ Bengals 8 10 4 19
7 Robbie Gould Bears @ Chargers 4 4 11 4
8 Shayne Graham Bengals Ravens 2 14 5 21
9 David Akers Eagles @ Packers 6 18 10 3
10 Josh Brown Seahawks Buccaneers 13 15 9 10
11 Joe Nedney 49ers Cardinals 14 6 16 8
12 Jason Elam Broncos @ Bills 17 13 14 11
13 John Kasay Panthers @ Rams 10 21 15 17
14 Olindo Mare Saints @ Colts 18 7 18 12
15 Jeff Reed Steelers @ Browns 12 19 8 15
16 Jason Hanson Lions @ Raiders 16 9 19 9
17 Stephen Gostkowski Patriots @ Jets 11 11 13 25
18 Jay Feely Dolphins @ Redskins 21 12 21 13
19 Rian Lindell Bills Broncos 15 16 17 14
20 Mike Nugent Jets Patriots 19 20 12 27
21 Ryan Longwell Vikings Falcons 20 24 20 22
22 Mason Crosby Packers Eagles NR NR NR 16
23 Rob Bironas Titans @ Jaguars 22 23 22 31
24 Sebastian Janikowski Raiders Lions 25 NR 25 24
25 Kris Brown Texans Chiefs 24 NR 23 NR
Ranked Defenses/Special Teams
Rank Name Team Opponent
Matthew Berry

Chris Harris

Nate Ravitz

Hec &
Vic

Eric Karabell

Scott Engel
1 San Diego Chargers Bears 3 1 1 3
2 Baltimore Ravens @ Bengals 1 2 3 15
3 Jacksonville Jaguars Titans 7 9 2 1
4 Chicago Bears @ Chargers 6 6 4 14
5 Pittsburgh Steelers @ Browns 4 3 7 5
6 Minnesota Vikings Falcons 5 5 5 8
7 New England Patriots @ Jets 2 10 8 10
8 Denver Broncos @ Bills 8 13 9 2
9 Miami Dolphins @ Redskins 13 4 11 16
10 Philadelphia Eagles @ Packers 12 8 6 17
11 Seattle Seahawks Buccaneers 9 12 12 4
12 Dallas Cowboys Giants 10 11 10 20
13 Atlanta Falcons @ Vikings 14 15 18 9
14 Oakland Raiders Lions 22 17 21 11
15 Washington Redskins Dolphins 16 24 15 13
16 Cincinnati Bengals Ravens 15 26 14 25
17 Green Bay Packers Eagles 21 7 23 28
18 Buffalo Bills Broncos 23 19 19 7
19 Detroit Lions @ Raiders 29 23 17 6
20 Carolina Panthers @ Rams 11 20 25 29
21 Kansas City Chiefs @ Texans 17 30 27 12
22 San Francisco 49ers Cardinals 30 18 13 26
23 New York Giants @ Cowboys 20 21 29 30
24 Houston Texans Chiefs 28 14 24 21
25 Tennessee Titans @ Jaguars 27 25 16 18
26 Arizona Cardinals @ 49ers 31 31 20 24
27 Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Seahawks 19 28 28 19
28 New York Jets Patriots 30 16 26 23
29 St. Louis Rams Panthers 25 22 30 22
30 Indianapolis Colts Saints 18 27 31 31
31 Cleveland Browns Steelers 32 32 22 27
32 New Orleans Saints @ Colts 24 29 32 32

*Update: 09/07 Terry Glenn will not play Sunday after having experience swelling in his knee on Thursday.

For complete, updated rankings, look for Scott Engel's pre-game ranking update on Sunday morning.

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