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Week 5 fantasy football rankings

Updated: October 3, 2007, 5:36 PM ET
By ESPN.com Fantasy

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

Teams with Bye weeks: Bengals, Eagles, Raiders, Vikings

Top 25 Quarterbacks
Rank Name Team Opponent
Matthew Berry

Chris Harris

Nate Ravitz

Eric Karabell

Scott Engel
Average
1 Tom Brady Patriots CLE 1 2 1 1.2
2 Tony Romo Cowboys @BUF 2 1 3 2.2
3 Peyton Manning Colts TB 3 3 2 2.6
4 Jon Kitna Lions @WAS 5 5 4 4.8
5 Brett Favre Packers CHI 4 4 5 5.0
6 Vince Young Titans ATL 9 6 10 7.4
7 Eli Manning Giants NYJ 6 7 6 7.6
8 Ben Roethlisberger Steelers SEA 11 9 8 8.0
9 Matt Hasselbeck Seahawks @PIT 12 10 9 9.8
10 Jay Cutler Broncos SD 7 8 14 11.2
11 Matt Schaub Texans MIA 14 13 13 11.2
12 Drew Brees Saints CAR 8 15 7 12.2
13 Jason Campbell Redskins DET 10 11 16 12.4
14 Chad Pennington Jets @NYG 13 14 12 13.6
15 David Garrard Jaguars @KC 19 20 17 16.6
16 Jeff Garcia Buccaneers @IND NR 12 21 16.8
17 Trent Green Dolphins @HOU 16 23 18 18.0
18 Joey Harrington Falcons @TEN 15 16 19 18.2
19 Philip Rivers Chargers @DEN 20 21 15 18.4
20 Brian Griese Bears @GB 17 18 NR 19.8
21 Gus Frerotte Rams ARI NR 22 11 21.0
22 Steve McNair Ravens @SF 21 24 20 21.6
23 Damon Huard Chiefs JAC 22 17 23 22.4
24 Trent Edwards Bills DAL 18 27 25 22.8
25 David Carr Panthers @NO 24 25 22 23.6
Top 50 Running Backs
Rank Name Team Opponent
Matthew Berry

Chris Harris

Nate Ravitz

Eric Karabell

Scott Engel
Average
1 LaDainian Tomlinson Chargers @DEN 1 1 1 1.0
2 Joseph Addai Colts TB 2 2 3 2.2
3 Willie Parker Steelers SEA 6 3 2 3.6
4 Marion Barber III Cowboys @BUF 4 8 5 5.6
5 Ronnie Brown Dolphins @HOU 14 6 4 6.4
6 Larry Johnson Chiefs JAC 3 7 7 6.4
7 Edgerrin James Cardinals @STL 7 5 6 6.8
8 Willis McGahee Ravens @SF 5 4 14 7.6
9 Travis Henry Broncos SD 9 11 13 10.2
10 Clinton Portis Redskins DET 11 10 9 11.2
11 Reggie Bush Saints CAR 8 14 10 11.6
12 Shaun Alexander Seahawks @PIT 17 15 8 12.0
13 Frank Gore 49ers BAL 18 16 12 13.4
14 Marshawn Lynch Bills DAL 13 12 19 14.2
15 Thomas Jones Jets @NYG 21 13 17 15.2
16 LenDale White Titans ATL 16 9 20 17.0
17 DeShaun Foster Panthers @NO 19 17 16 17.2
18 Laurence Maroney Patriots CLE 15 20 22 18.2
19 Derrick Ward Giants NYJ 22 21 15 19.0
20 Sammy Morris Patriots CLE 25 25 11 21.0
21 Ahman Green Texans MIA 12 18 26 21.2
22 Fred Taylor Jaguars @KC 29 22 21 22.2
23 Cedric Benson Bears @GB 23 24 28 24.2
24 Brian Leonard Rams ARI 28 26 23 24.6
25 Maurice Jones-Drew Jaguars @KC 20 34 18 24.6
26 Jamal Lewis Browns @NE 27 23 34 27.0
27 Julius Jones Cowboys @BUF 30 27 25 27.6
28 Kevin Jones Lions @WAS 33 19 32 27.8
29 Earnest Graham Buccaneers @IND 26 31 27 28.4
30 Warrick Dunn Falcons @TEN 32 35 24 29.8
31 Ladell Betts Redskins DET 24 28 29 30.4
32 Michael Pittman Buccaneers @IND 44 29 35 32.4
33 DeAngelo Williams Panthers @NO 38 30 31 32.8
34 Chris Brown Titans ATL 35 36 36 35.2
35 Aaron Stecker Saints CAR 36 39 30 35.6
36 Ron Dayne Texans MIA 40 32 44 36.4
37 Jerious Norwood Falcons @TEN 34 40 38 37.2
38 Leon Washington Jets @NYG 41 37 41 39.2
39 Tatum Bell Lions @WAS NR 42 33 40.0
40 Selvin Young Broncos SD 31 41 39 40.8
41 Kenton Keith Colts TB 46 46 37 42.4
42 Vernand Morency Packers CHI 43 NR 43 43.0
43 Brandon Jackson Packers CHI 39 43 42 43.4
44 DeShawn Wynn Packers CHI 47 33 NR 43.8
45 Brandon Jacobs Giants NYJ NR 38 40 44.8
46 Najeh Davenport Steelers SEA NR 49 47 47.0
47 Adrian Peterson. Bears @GB 49 44 46 47.2
48 Ryan Grant Packers CHI 42 NR NR 47.4
49 Reuben Droughns Giants NYJ NR NR 48 48.0
50 Musa Smith Ravens @SF NR 45 49 48.0
Top 50 Wide Receivers
Rank Name Team Opponent
Matthew Berry

Chris Harris

Nate Ravitz

Eric Karabell

Scott Engel
Average
1 Randy Moss Patriots CLE 1 1 1 1.0
2 Terrell Owens Cowboys @BUF 2 3 4 2.8
3 Steve Smith Panthers @NO 3 2 5 3.0
4 Reggie Wayne Colts TB 4 7 3 4.8
5 Plaxico Burress Giants NYJ 5 4 7 5.4
6 Roy Williams Lions @WAS 8 6 9 6.8
7 Torry Holt Rams ARI 9 10 2 7.2
8 Marvin Harrison Colts TB 6 12 6 8.6
9 Donald Driver Packers CHI 7 9 10 9.0
10 Larry Fitzgerald Cardinals @STL 14 15 8 11.0
11 Laveranues Coles Jets @NYG 10 11 12 11.2
12 Santonio Holmes Steelers SEA 16 8 13 12.4
13 Marques Colston Saints CAR 12 24 11 15.2
14 Chris Chambers Dolphins @HOU 15 13 19 15.6
15 Braylon Edwards Browns @NE 29 5 17 15.8
16 Deion Branch Seahawks @PIT 17 17 16 17.0
17 Brandon Marshall Broncos SD 11 18 18 17.8
18 Javon Walker Broncos SD 13 25 14 18.8
19 Jerricho Cotchery Jets @NYG 23 14 23 18.8
20 Joey Galloway Buccaneers @IND 28 16 24 19.6
21 Dwayne Bowe Chiefs JAC 20 20 22 20.8
22 Anquan Boldin Cardinals @STL 18 23 15 21.6
23 Lee Evans Bills DAL 21 26 25 21.8
24 Derrick Mason Ravens @SF 19 33 20 24.0
25 Wes Welker Patriots CLE 25 29 36 27.2
26 Greg Jennings Packers CHI 24 19 41 27.6
27 Shaun McDonald Lions @WAS 33 28 26 29.4
28 Bernard Berrian Bears @GB 27 32 31 29.8
29 Calvin Johnson Lions @WAS 36 30 28 30.4
30 Vincent Jackson Chargers @DEN 37 35 21 31.0
31 Patrick Crayton Cowboys @BUF 22 27 33 31.6
32 Antwaan Randle El Redskins DET 26 21 39 32.2
33 Roddy White Falcons @TEN 40 31 42 35.4
34 Darrell Jackson 49ers BAL 34 45 34 35.8
35 Andre Davis Texans MIA 30 41 27 35.8
36 Bobby Engram Seahawks @PIT 41 34 40 36.6
37 Hines Ward Steelers SEA NR 22 NR 37.0
38 Isaac Bruce Rams ARI 35 NR 37 39.6
39 James Jones Packers CHI 47 37 32 40.4
40 Brandon Jones Titans ATL 39 38 47 41.6
41 Mike Furrey Lions @WAS 43 49 35 42.2
42 Santana Moss Redskins DET NR NR 29 43.2
43 Dennis Northcutt Jaguars @KC 32 42 NR 44.2
44 Muhsin Muhammad Bears @GB 46 50 43 45.4
45 Kevin Walter Texans MIA 42 NR 38 45.6
46 Mark Clayton Ravens @SF 50 44 49 46.0
47 Brandon Stokley Broncos SD 45 NR NR 46.2
48 Donte' Stallworth Patriots CLE 49 36 NR 46.2
49 Andre Johnson Texans MIA NR NR 30 46.8
50 Amani Toomer Giants NYJ 31 NR NR 47.0
Top 25 Tight Ends
Rank Name Team Opponent
Matthew Berry

Chris Harris

Nate Ravitz

Eric Karabell

Scott Engel
Average
1 Antonio Gates Chargers @DEN 1 1 1 1.0
2 Jason Witten Cowboys @BUF 2 2 2 2.0
3 Dallas Clark Colts TB 6 3 3 4.6
4 Jeremy Shockey Giants NYJ 4 9 8 5.6
5 Benjamin Watson Patriots CLE 3 5 11 5.8
6 Kellen Winslow Browns @NE 10 4 7 6.4
7 Tony Gonzalez Chiefs JAC 8 7 4 6.4
8 Todd Heap Ravens @SF 7 6 5 6.6
9 Chris Cooley Redskins DET 5 10 6 8.0
10 Alge Crumpler Falcons @TEN 9 8 9 9.0
11 Owen Daniels Texans MIA 11 13 10 11.4
12 Heath Miller Steelers SEA 12 11 12 11.4
13 Donald Lee Packers CHI 13 15 13 13.6
14 Jeff King Panthers @NO 14 14 15 14.0
15 Desmond Clark Bears @GB 19 17 14 16.2
16 Eric Johnson Saints CAR 15 16 17 16.4
17 Chris Baker Jets @NYG 17 18 22 18.8
18 Bo Scaife Titans ATL 25 12 NR 19.8
19 Randy McMichael Rams ARI 20 19 19 21.0
20 Marcedes Lewis Jaguars @KC NR 24 16 21.6
21 Greg Olsen Bears @GB 21 21 20 22.6
22 Bubba Franks Packers CHI 24 25 23 22.6
23 Leonard Pope Cardinals @STL 22 28 18 22.8
24 Marcus Pollard Seahawks @PIT NR 23 24 23.0
25 David Martin Dolphins @HOU 16 27 NR 23.2
Top 25 Kickers
Rank Name Team Opponent
Matthew Berry

Chris Harris

Nate Ravitz

Eric Karabell

Scott Engel
Average
1 Adam Vinatieri Colts TB 2 5 1 2.0
2 Jeff Reed Steelers SEA 3 2 4 3.0
3 Matt Stover Ravens @SF 5 1 5 3.6
4 Nick Folk Cowboys @BUF 4 3 2 3.8
5 Stephen Gostkowski Patriots CLE 1 4 3 5.8
6 Neil Rackers Cardinals @STL 10 15 7 8.4
7 Jason Elam Broncos SD 9 9 13 8.6
8 Mason Crosby Packers CHI 6 8 9 8.6
9 Robbie Gould Bears @GB 8 21 8 10.8
10 Jason Hanson Lions @WAS 15 7 10 12.0
11 Josh Brown Seahawks @PIT 12 13 23 12.6
12 Nate Kaeding Chargers @DEN 14 24 14 13.6
13 Jeff Wilkins Rams ARI 7 23 6 13.8
14 Kris Brown Texans MIA 19 6 11 13.8
15 Jay Feely Dolphins @HOU 11 14 15 14.0
16 Shaun Suisham Redskins DET 16 12 17 15.0
17 Rob Bironas Titans ATL 25 10 21 17.2
18 Lawrence Tynes Giants NYJ 18 16 12 17.6
19 Joe Nedney 49ers BAL 13 17 25 18.2
20 John Kasay Panthers @NO 20 22 16 18.2
21 Morten Andersen Falcons @TEN 22 11 19 20.2
22 Mike Nugent Jets @NYG 17 25 20 20.4
23 Phil Dawson Browns @NE 21 19 NR 22.6
24 Olindo Mare Saints CAR NR NR 18 22.6
25 Dave Rayner Chiefs JAC 24 20 24 23.4
Ranked Defenses/Special Teams
Rank Name Team Opponent
Matthew Berry

Chris Harris

Nate Ravitz

Eric Karabell

Scott Engel
Average
1 New England Patriots CLE 1 1 1 1.4
2 Baltimore Ravens @SF 3 6 2 2.6
3 Green Bay Packers CHI 4 2 3 3.0
4 Pittsburgh Steelers SEA 2 3 4 3.6
5 Chicago Bears @GB 10 5 6 6.2
6 Houston Texans MIA 6 7 8 6.8
7 Dallas Cowboys @BUF 7 8 5 7.0
8 Indianapolis Colts TB 5 9 7 9.0
9 San Diego Chargers @DEN 8 10 10 9.6
10 Tennessee Titans ATL 17 4 19 11.6
11 New York Giants NYJ 12 17 13 11.8
12 Jacksonville Jaguars @KC 9 13 12 12.0
13 Kansas City Chiefs JAC 11 15 16 14.4
14 Seattle Seahawks @PIT 18 12 17 14.8
15 Denver Broncos SD 15 21 15 15.2
16 Arizona Cardinals @STL 13 14 14 15.6
17 San Francisco 49ers BAL 23 18 11 16.8
18 Tampa Bay Buccaneers @IND 14 16 27 18.8
19 Detroit Lions @WAS 26 19 9 19.2
20 Washington Redskins DET 16 11 22 19.4
21 Carolina Panthers @NO 20 20 25 20.8
22 Atlanta Falcons @TEN 21 22 20 21.4
23 New York. Jets @NYG 22 26 18 21.6
24 Miami Dolphins @HOU 19 27 24 22.2
25 New Orleans Saints CAR 25 23 21 23.0
26 St. Louis Rams ARI 24 24 23 24.0
27 Cleveland Browns @NE 27 25 28 27.0
28 Buffalo Bills DAL 28 28 26 27.2

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