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Week 3 fantasy football rankings

Updated: September 21, 2007, 5:42 PM ET
By ESPN.com Fantasy

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

Updated Friday, 5:40 p.m. reflecting news that L.J. Smith will not play.

Top 25 Quarterbacks
Rank Name Team Opponent
Matthew Berry

Chris Harris

Nate Ravitz

Hec &
Vic

Eric Karabell

Scott Engel
Average
1 Peyton Manning Colts @HOU 3 1 1 1 1.3
2 Carson Palmer Bengals @SEA 2 2 2 2 2.0
3 Tom Brady Patriots BUF 1 3 3 5 3.0
4 Drew Brees Saints TEN 7 8 4 4 5.8
5 Matt Hasselbeck Seahawks CIN 4 4 7 13 6.2
6 Marc Bulger Rams @TB 9 6 6 6 7.3
7 Ben Roethlisberger Steelers SF 6 5 10 7 7.5
8 Donovan McNabb Eagles DET 11 11 8 3 8.2
9 Jon Kitna Lions @PHI 5 15 5 17 8.8
10 Vince Young Titans @NO 16 7 13 8 10.2
11 Tony Romo Cowboys @CHI 9 14 9 12 11.2
12 Jake Delhomme Panthers @ATL 8 9 12 19 11.7
13 Eli Manning Giants @WAS 17 12 11 9 14.2
14 Jeff Garcia Buccaneers STL 15 10 18 18 14.7
15 Jason Campbell Redskins NYG 12 13 15 20 14.8
16 Matt Schaub Texans IND 18 16 22 14 16.3
17 Jay Cutler Broncos JAC 19 17 16 22 18.0
18 Philip Rivers Chargers @GB NR 18 20 10 18.5
19 Brett Favre Packers SD 25 20 14 16 18.8
20 Matt Leinart Cardinals @BAL 13 25 17 21 20.2
21 Josh McCown Raiders CLE 14 19 NR NR 20.8
22 Rex Grossman Bears DAL 20 21 25 11 21.0
23 David Garrard Jaguars @DEN 24 NR 21 24 22.7
24 Derek Anderson Browns @OAK 21 22 24 NR 23.0
25 Trent Green Dolphins @NYJ NR NR 19 NR 23.8
Top 50 Running Backs
Rank Name Team Opponent
Matthew Berry

Chris Harris

Nate Ravitz

Hec &
Vic

Eric Karabell

Scott Engel
Average
1 LaDainian Tomlinson Chargers @GB 5 1 1 2 1.8
2 Shaun Alexander Seahawks CIN 1 2 3 8 3.7
3 Joseph Addai Colts @HOU 4 6 2 6 3.8
4 Willie Parker Steelers SF 3 5 4 4 4.0
5 Brian Westbrook Eagles DET 10 4 8 1 5.2
6 Steven Jackson Rams @TB 7 3 7 3 6.0
7 Rudi Johnson Bengals @SEA 9 8 5 5 6.8
8 Frank Gore 49ers @PIT 6 7 6 24 9.3
9 Travis Henry Broncos JAC 2 9 9 28 10.7
10 LaMont Jordan Raiders CLE 8 14 11 12 13.0
11 Willis McGahee Ravens ARI 16 10 12 18 13.3
12 Laurence Maroney Patriots BUF 14 11 21 7 13.3
13 Clinton Portis Redskins NYG 21 12 15 11 13.5
14 Larry Johnson Chiefs MIN 17 13 10 19 13.7
15 Adrian Peterson Vikings @KC 15 15 17 16 15.3
16 Reggie Bush Saints TEN 20 19 20 9 17.2
17 Thomas Jones Jets MIA 11 22 14 20 17.8
18 Ahman Green Texans IND 13 27 13 17 19.0
19 Carnell Williams Buccaneers STL 23 16 16 14 19.0
20 Cedric Benson Bears DAL 25 17 29 13 19.2
21 Maurice Jones-Drew Jaguars @DEN 12 26 23 15 20.0
22 Derrick Ward Giants @WAS 19 29 19 10 20.7
23 Deuce McAllister Saints TEN 28 25 28 25 23.0
24 Edgerrin James Cardinals @BAL 24 21 27 23 23.3
25 Marion Barber III Cowboys @CHI 22 23 26 26 24.0
26 Jamal Lewis Browns @OAK 18 20 25 36 24.0
27 Ronnie Brown Dolphins @NYJ 30 30 22 21 26.3
28 DeShaun Foster Panthers @ATL 26 31 18 27 26.7
29 LenDale White Titans @NO 27 24 32 31 28.3
30 Marshawn Lynch Bills @NE 26 28 24 38 29.0
31 Fred Taylor Jaguars @DEN 34 18 33 30 29.3
32 Chris Brown Titans @NO 29 35 31 34 32.2
33 Ladell Betts Redskins NYG 35 33 36 22 32.8
34 Warrick Dunn Falcons CAR 31 32 30 32 33.2
35 DeAngelo Williams Panthers @ATL 38 40 34 35 35.5
36 DeShawn Wynn Packers SD 33 36 38 NR 37.0
37 Julius Jones Cowboys @CHI 36 38 41 41 37.7
38 Tatum Bell Lions @PHI 43 34 42 37 38.0
39 Brandon Jackson Packers SD 39 39 44 29 38.5
40 Jerious Norwood Falcons CAR 44 37 37 39 39.2
41 Sammy Morris Patriots BUF 40 41 40 NR 42.0
42 Jesse Chatman Dolphins @NYJ 37 43 43 48 43.0
43 Kevin Jones Lions @PHI NR 42 35 NR 44.0
44 Chester Taylor Vikings @KC NR NR 39 NR 45.3
45 Leon Washington Jets MIA 32 NR 47 NR 45.7
46 Adrian Peterson. Bears DAL 49 49 NR 33 46.3
47 Ron Dayne Texans IND NR 45 45 44 47.0
48 Michael Pittman Buccaneers STL 46 48 NR 49 48.5
49 Reuben Droughns Giants @WAS 48 50 NR 46 48.8
50 Najeh Davenport Steelers SF NR NR NR 45 49.0
Top 50 Wide Receivers
Rank Name Team Opponent
Matthew Berry

Chris Harris

Nate Ravitz

Hec &
Vic

Eric Karabell

Scott Engel
Average
1 Marvin Harrison Colts @HOU 1 4 1 1 1.8
2 Steve Smith Panthers @ATL 2 1 4 3 2.0
3 Chad Johnson Bengals @SEA 3 2 2 6 3.3
4 Reggie Wayne Colts @HOU 4 5 5 4 4.2
5 Torry Holt Rams @TB 5 7 7 2 5.7
6 Randy Moss Patriots BUF 8 3 3 14 6.3
7 Terrell Owens Cowboys @CHI 7 9 6 9 8.3
8 T.J. Houshmandzadeh Bengals @SEA 9 10 8 11 8.5
9 Roy Williams Lions @PHI 6 8 11 8 8.5
10 Donald Driver Packers SD 15 11 10 7 11.0
11 Javon Walker Broncos JAC 14 6 12 18 11.8
12 Marques Colston Saints TEN 12 18 9 10 12.5
13 Hines Ward Steelers SF 13 14 14 13 13.2
14 Plaxico Burress Giants @WAS 18 17 13 20 16.7
15 Joey Galloway Buccaneers STL 19 13 17 30 17.0
16 Santana Moss Redskins NYG 10 16 16 27 17.7
17 Larry Fitzgerald Cardinals @BAL 23 12 15 25 18.5
18 Laveranues Coles Jets MIA 17 22 20 5 18.5
19 Anquan Boldin Cardinals @BAL 22 21 18 12 18.8
20 Deion Branch Seahawks CIN 11 23 22 19 19.0
21 Santonio Holmes Steelers SF 16 19 27 16 20.7
22 Chris Chambers Dolphins @NYJ 24 29 21 22 24.0
23 Jerricho Cotchery Jets MIA 26 25 26 17 24.2
24 Bernard Berrian Bears DAL 20 20 32 21 25.8
25 Calvin Johnson Lions @PHI 30 30 19 28 25.8
26 Ronald Curry Raiders CLE 21 15 25 46 26.0
27 Braylon Edwards Browns @OAK 25 26 24 44 26.5
28 Reggie Brown Eagles DET 44 24 29 24 28.7
29 Lee Evans Bills @NE 37 27 23 49 30.7
30 Wes Welker Patriots BUF 27 31 30 45 30.8
31 Isaac Bruce Rams @TB 28 33 35 26 31.7
32 Darrell Jackson 49ers @PIT 36 28 28 NR 34.0
33 Derrick Mason Ravens ARI 33 35 39 15 34.3
34 Vincent Jackson Chargers @GB 43 32 31 39 35.5
35 Mike Furrey Lions @PHI 34 36 38 33 36.2
36 Kevin Curtis Eagles DET 47 43 34 31 36.5
37 Brandon Marshall Broncos JAC 31 34 33 50 37.2
38 James Jones Packers SD 42 38 37 29 38.3
39 Antwaan Randle El Redskins NYG 29 37 45 NR 39.2
40 Bobby Engram Seahawks CIN 35 47 36 23 40.5
41 Mark Clayton Ravens ARI 38 40 50 41 41.7
42 Shaun McDonald Lions @PHI 41 41 43 NR 43.5
43 Devery Henderson Saints TEN NR NR 40 36 44.2
44 Jacoby Jones Texans IND 39 42 41 NR 45.2
45 Nate Burleson Seahawks CIN NR 46 NR 47 45.7
46 Joe Horn Falcons CAR NR 49 48 32 45.8
47 Jason Avant Eagles DET 32 48 44 NR 46.0
48 Drew Bennett Rams @TB NR 39 NR 48 46.5
49 Donte' Stallworth Patriots BUF NR NR 46 40 46.7
50 Patrick Crayton Cowboys @CHI 44 NR NR 35 47.2
Top 25 Tight Ends
Rank Name Team Opponent
Matthew Berry

Chris Harris

Nate Ravitz

Hec &
Vic

Eric Karabell

Scott Engel
Average
1 Antonio Gates Chargers @GB 1 1 1 1 1.0
2 Todd Heap Ravens ARI 3 3 3 3 3.5
3 Kellen Winslow Browns @OAK 4 2 2 10 3.7
4 Jeremy Shockey Giants @WAS 8 7 5 4 5.0
5 Chris Cooley Redskins NYG 2 6 4 9 5.3
6 Benjamin Watson Patriots BUF 5 5 7 5 6.0
7 Jason Witten Cowboys @CHI 7 4 8 6 7.3
8 Tony Gonzalez Chiefs MIN 12 8 6 7 7.8
9 Dallas Clark Colts @HOU 10 10 10 2 8.5
10 Alge Crumpler Falcons CAR 9 11 9 8 10.0
11 Heath Miller Steelers SF 6 17 12 12 11.3
12 Owen Daniels Texans IND 11 9 14 11 11.3
13 Vernon Davis 49ers @PIT 13 12 11 NR 13.5
14 Eric Johnson Saints TEN 14 14 15 15 15.0
15 Randy McMichael Rams @TB 16 15 16 13 15.3
16 Marcus Pollard Seahawks CIN 22 13 20 16 17.2
17 Desmond Clark Bears DAL 19 20 17 14 17.5
18 Bo Scaife Titans @NO 17 23 21 18 19.3
19 David Martin Dolphins @NYJ 23 22 19 19 22.0
20 Daniel Graham Broncos JAC 18 NR 22 NR 22.2
21 Marcedes Lewis Jaguars @DEN NR 21 18 25 22.3
22 Leonard Pope Cardinals @BAL 20 24 24 22 23.5
23 Alex Smith Buccaneers STL NR 18 NR NR 23.8
24 Chris Baker Jets MIA NR NR NR 21 24.7
25 Reggie Kelly Bengals @SEA NR NR NR 20 25.0
Top 25 Kickers
Rank Name Team Opponent
Matthew Berry

Chris Harris

Nate Ravitz

Hec &
Vic

Eric Karabell

Scott Engel
Average
1 Adam Vinatieri Colts @HOU 1 4 1 4 2.0
2 Jason Elam Broncos JAC 12 1 2 1 4.5
3 Jeff Wilkins Rams @TB 6 7 3 3 5.2
4 Robbie Gould Bears DAL 5 2 9 8 5.5
5 David Akers Eagles DET 8 13 6 7 6.5
6 Jeff Reed Steelers SF 7 3 10 6 7.5
7 Matt Stover Ravens ARI 2 17 7 5 7.8
8 Nate Kaeding Chargers @GB 4 9 8 9 8.2
9 Josh Brown Seahawks CIN 10 6 5 17 8.2
10 Shayne Graham Bengals @SEA 9 10 4 20 9.0
11 Neil Rackers Cardinals @BAL 11 14 11 15 13.8
12 Stephen Gostkowski Patriots BUF 13 20 13 12 14.2
13 Jason Hanson Lions @PHI 20 5 21 NR 15.5
14 Mason Crosby Packers SD 18 11 19 19 16.0
15 Jay Feely Dolphins @NYJ 15 19 18 13 16.2
16 John Kasay Panthers @ATL 3 24 20 25 16.3
17 Olindo Mare Saints TEN NR NR 12 2 16.7
18 Shaun Suisham Redskins NYG 16 15 14 21 17.5
19 Nicholas Folk Cowboys @CHI NR 8 15 16 17.7
20 Lawrence Tynes Giants @WAS NR 12 NR 10 19.8
21 Kris Brown Texans IND 21 16 NR NR 20.5
22 Mike Nugent Jets MIA 24 25 16 11 20.8
23 Rob Bironas Titans @NO 22 21 22 22 21.3
24 Joe Nedney 49ers @PIT 19 22 NR NR 22.0
25 John Carney Saints TEN NR NR 17 18 23.2
Ranked Defenses/Special Teams
Rank Name Team Opponent
Matthew Berry

Chris Harris

Nate Ravitz

Hec &
Vic

Eric Karabell

Scott Engel
Average
1 New England Patriots BUF 4 2 2 1 2.5
2 Baltimore Ravens ARI 1 1 3 10 2.8
3 Pittsburgh Steelers SF 5 4 1 2 3.3
4 Minnesota Vikings @KC 3 5 4 5 4.5
5 Chicago Bears DAL 2 3 5 19 5.5
6 Denver Broncos JAC 8 9 8 8 7.5
7 San Diego Chargers @GB 9 6 6 17 9.0
8 Carolina Panthers @ATL 6 10 15 11 10.0
9 Jacksonville Jaguars @DEN 14 12 17 7 11.3
10 Green Bay Packers SD 7 7 9 26 11.5
11 Indianapolis Colts @HOU 13 14 7 14 12.5
12 Kansas City Chiefs MIN 20 11 12 3 12.7
13 Philadelphia Eagles DET 18 8 13 12 13.5
14 Oakland Raiders CLE 25 13 14 4 14.3
15 New York. Jets MIA 21 15 11 9 15.5
16 Dallas Cowboys @CHI 12 21 10 23 15.8
17 Washington Redskins NYG 10 22 20 24 17.7
18 Miami Dolphins @NYJ 31 17 16 20 18.0
19 Arizona Cardinals @BAL 17 23 18 21 20.0
20 St. Louis Rams @TB 11 29 23 13 21.3
21 Tampa Bay Buccaneers STL 22 24 24 25 21.5
22 Atlanta Falcons CAR 23 19 22 16 22.5
23 San Francisco 49ers @PIT 16 16 26 28 22.5
24 New Orleans Saints TEN 24 20 28 15 23.0
25 Detroit Lions @PHI 29 18 21 30 23.7
26 Cleveland Browns @OAK 32 31 19 6 24.2
27 Seattle Seahawks CIN 19 25 29 27 24.8
28 New York Giants @WAS 29 27 25 18 25.0
29 Houston Texans IND 15 26 32 32 25.7
30 Tennessee Titans @NO 26 28 30 29 28.2
31 Cincinnati Bengals @SEA 31 30 27 22 28.7
32 Buffalo Bills @NE 27 32 31 31 29.3

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