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Updated Week 5 fantasy football rankings

Updated: October 5, 2007, 5:54 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

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.

Top 25 Quarterbacks
Rank Name Team Opponent
Matthew Berry

Chris Harris

Nate Ravitz

Eric Karabell

Scott Engel
Average Change
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 Brett Favre Packers CHI 4 4 5 4.6 1
5 Jon Kitna Lions @WAS 5 5 4 4.8 (1)
6 Vince Young Titans ATL 9 6 10 7.2 -
7 Eli Manning Giants NYJ 6 7 6 7.2 -
8 Ben Roethlisberger Steelers SEA 11 9 8 8.6 -
9 Jay Cutler Broncos SD 7 8 14 10.8 1
10 Matt Hasselbeck Seahawks @PIT 18 10 9 11.4 (1)
11 Matt Schaub Texans MIA 16 13 13 11.6 -
12 Jason Campbell Redskins DET 10 11 16 12.0 1
13 Drew Brees Saints CAR 8 15 7 12.4 (1)
14 Chad Pennington Jets @NYG 13 14 12 13.6 -
15 David Garrard Jaguars @KC 20 20 17 16.8 -
16 Joey Harrington Falcons @TEN 12 16 19 17.2 2
17 Jeff Garcia Buccaneers @IND NR 12 21 17.6 (1)
18 Trent Green Dolphins @HOU 15 23 18 17.6 (1)
19 Philip Rivers Chargers @DEN 21 21 15 18.8 -
20 Brian Griese Bears @GB 17 18 NR 20.0 -
21 Gus Frerotte Rams ARI NR 22 11 21.0 -
22 Steve McNair Ravens @SF 22 24 20 21.2 -
23 Damon Huard Chiefs JAC 23 17 23 22.6 -
24 David Carr Panthers @NO 24 25 22 23.4 1
25 Trent Edwards Bills DAL 19 NR 25 23.6 (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 @DEN 1 1 1 1.0 -
2 Joseph Addai Colts TB 2 2 5 3.4 -
3 Willie Parker Steelers SEA 6 3 2 3.8 -
4 Ronnie Brown Dolphins @HOU 11 6 3 5.0 1
5 Marion Barber III Cowboys @BUF 4 8 4 5.2 (1)
6 Larry Johnson Chiefs JAC 3 7 7 6.0 -
7 Edgerrin James Cardinals @STL 7 5 6 6.4 -
8 Willis McGahee Ravens @SF 5 4 14 7.2 -
9 Clinton Portis Redskins DET 9 10 9 10.6 1
10 Reggie Bush Saints CAR 8 13 10 11.0 1
11 Shaun Alexander Seahawks @PIT 17 14 8 11.6 1
12 Marshawn Lynch Bills DAL 10 11 19 13.2 2
13 Frank Gore 49ers BAL 18 15 13 13.6 -
14 Thomas Jones Jets @NYG 20 12 16 14.4 1
15 DeShaun Foster Panthers @NO 14 17 12 15.4 2
16 LenDale White Titans ATL 16 9 20 16.6 -
17 Travis Henry Broncos SD 15 16 15 16.8 (8)
18 Laurence Maroney Patriots CLE 19 19 22 18.8 -
19 Sammy Morris Patriots CLE 26 26 11 20.0 1
20 Derrick Ward Giants NYJ 22 32 18 21.8 (1)
21 Fred Taylor Jaguars @KC 29 21 21 22.4 1
22 Maurice Jones-Drew Jaguars @KC 13 35 17 23.2 3
23 Cedric Benson Bears @GB 23 23 28 23.4 -
24 Brian Leonard Rams ARI 28 27 23 24.6 -
25 Jamal Lewis Browns @NE 27 22 38 27.4 1
26 Kevin Jones Lions @WAS 33 18 33 27.6 2
27 Earnest Graham Buccaneers @IND 21 33 27 27.6 2
28 Julius Jones Cowboys @BUF 30 28 25 27.8 (1)
29 Ron Dayne Texans MIA 12 25 43 30.0 7
30 Warrick Dunn Falcons @TEN 32 36 24 30.2 -
31 Ahman Green Texans MIA NR 24 26 31.4 (10)
32 Brandon Jacobs Giants NYJ 31 20 29 31.8 13
33 Ladell Betts Redskins DET 25 29 30 32.0 (2)
34 Michael Pittman Buccaneers @IND 41 30 39 32.6 (2)
35 DeAngelo Williams Panthers @NO 37 31 32 33.4 (2)
36 Selvin Young Broncos SD 24 41 36 35.6 4
37 Chris Brown Titans ATL 35 37 40 36.0 (3)
38 Aaron Stecker Saints CAR 36 39 31 36.0 (3)
39 Jerious Norwood Falcons @TEN 34 40 41 38.0 (2)
40 Leon Washington Jets @NYG 38 38 42 39.4 (2)
41 Kenton Keith Colts TB 43 46 35 39.8 -
42 Vernand Morency Packers CHI 40 NR 34 41.6 -
43 Tatum Bell Lions @WAS NR 42 37 42.2 (4)
44 DeShawn Wynn Packers CHI 44 34 NR 43.4 -
45 Adrian Peterson Bears @GB 46 44 45 46.4 2
46 Musa Smith Ravens @SF 48 45 48 47.2 4
47 Kevin Faulk Patriots CLE 45 NR 44 47.6 4
48 Brandon Jackson Packers CHI NR 43 NR 48.2 (5)
49 Najeh Davenport Steelers SEA 49 49 46 48.2 (3)
50 Ryan Grant Packers CHI 39 NR NR 48.2 (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 CLE 1 1 1 1.0 -
2 Terrell Owens Cowboys @BUF 2 3 4 2.6 -
3 Steve Smith Panthers @NO 3 2 5 3.2 -
4 Reggie Wayne Colts TB 4 7 3 4.8 -
5 Plaxico Burress Giants NYJ 5 4 6 5.2 -
6 Roy Williams Lions @WAS 8 6 8 6.6 -
7 Torry Holt Rams ARI 9 10 2 7.2 -
8 Donald Driver Packers CHI 7 9 9 8.4 1
9 Larry Fitzgerald Cardinals @STL 13 15 7 10.6 1
10 Laveranues Coles Jets @NYG 10 11 12 11.2 1
11 Santonio Holmes Steelers SEA 15 8 13 12.0 1
12 Marvin Harrison Colts TB 6 12 11 12.4 (4)
13 Marques Colston Saints CAR 12 22 10 14.2 -
14 Chris Chambers Dolphins @HOU 14 13 17 14.2 -
15 Braylon Edwards Browns @NE 27 5 15 15.2 -
16 Deion Branch Seahawks @PIT 16 17 14 15.6 -
17 Brandon Marshall Broncos SD 11 18 16 16.4 -
18 Jerricho Cotchery Jets @NYG 20 14 20 17.4 1
19 Joey Galloway Buccaneers @IND 26 16 21 18.8 1
20 Lee Evans Bills DAL 18 23 22 20.2 3
21 Dwayne Bowe Chiefs JAC 21 20 24 21.2 -
22 Derrick Mason Ravens @SF 17 30 18 22.4 2
23 Wes Welker Patriots CLE 23 26 35 25.8 2
24 Shaun McDonald Lions @WAS 31 25 23 26.2 2
25 Greg Jennings Packers CHI 22 19 39 26.4 2
26 Bernard Berrian Bears @GB 25 29 28 28.0 2
27 Patrick Crayton Cowboys @BUF 19 24 30 28.0 4
28 Antwaan Randle El Redskins DET 24 21 34 28.4 4
29 Calvin Johnson Lions @WAS 34 27 26 29.0 -
30 Vincent Jackson Chargers @DEN 36 32 19 29.4 -
31 Andre Davis Texans MIA 28 38 25 33.0 4
32 Bobby Engram Seahawks @PIT 40 31 37 34.4 4
33 Darrell Jackson 49ers BAL 32 44 31 34.4 -
34 Roddy White Falcons @TEN 39 28 41 34.6 -
35 James Jones Packers CHI 46 34 29 36.6 (13)
36 Anquan Boldin Cardinals @STL NR 39 32 38.6 3
37 Brandon Jones Titans ATL 38 35 46 39.6 (19)
38 Javon Walker Broncos SD 33 43 NR 40.2 2
39 Mike Furrey Lions @WAS 42 49 33 42.2 2
40 Santana Moss Redskins DET NR NR 27 42.2 2
41 Isaac Bruce Rams ARI NR NR 40 43.2 (3)
42 Drew Bennett Rams ARI 35 37 NR 44.0 10
43 Dennis Northcutt Jaguars @KC 30 40 NR 44.6 -
44 Muhsin Muhammad Bears @GB 45 50 43 44.6 -
45 Kevin Walter Texans MIA 41 NR 36 44.8 -
46 Mark Clayton Ravens @SF 49 42 48 45.0 -
47 Donte' Stallworth Patriots CLE 48 33 NR 45.4 1
48 Brandon Stokley Broncos SD 44 NR NR 46.0 (1)
49 Anthony Gonzalez Colts TB 50 NR 38 46.0 12
50 Amani Toomer Giants NYJ 29 NR NR 46.6 -
Top 25 Tight Ends
Rank Name Team Opponent
Matthew Berry

Chris Harris

Nate Ravitz

Eric Karabell

Scott Engel
Average Change
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 4.0 -
4 Jeremy Shockey Giants NYJ 4 8 8 5.6 -
5 Benjamin Watson Patriots CLE 3 5 11 6.0 -
6 Kellen Winslow Browns @NE 8 4 7 6.2 -
7 Tony Gonzalez Chiefs JAC 9 6 4 6.2 -
8 Chris Cooley Redskins DET 5 9 6 7.6 1
9 Alge Crumpler Falcons @TEN 7 7 9 8.4 1
10 Todd Heap Ravens @SF 13 13 5 9.6 (2)
11 Owen Daniels Texans MIA 10 12 10 11.0 -
12 Heath Miller Steelers SEA 11 10 12 11.0 -
13 Donald Lee Packers CHI 12 15 13 13.4 -
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 11 NR 19.6 -
19 Randy McMichael Rams ARI 20 19 19 21.0 -
20 Greg Olsen Bears @GB 21 21 20 21.4 1
21 Marcedes Lewis Jaguars @KC NR 24 16 21.6 (1)
22 Leonard Pope Cardinals @STL 22 NR 18 22.4 1
23 Bubba Franks Packers CHI 24 25 23 22.6 (1)
24 David Martin Dolphins @HOU 16 NR NR 23.0 1
25 Alex Smith Buccaneers @IND NR 22 25 23.4 1
Top 25 Kickers
Rank Name Team Opponent
Matthew Berry

Chris Harris

Nate Ravitz

Eric Karabell

Scott Engel
Average Change
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 Kris Brown Texans MIA 19 6 11 13.8 1
14 Jay Feely Dolphins @HOU 11 14 15 13.8 1
15 Jeff Wilkins Rams ARI 7 23 6 14.6 (2)
16 Shaun Suisham Redskins DET 16 12 17 15.0 -
17 Lawrence Tynes Giants NYJ 18 16 12 17.0 1
18 Rob Bironas Titans ATL 25 10 21 17.2 (1)
19 John Kasay Panthers @NO 20 22 16 18.6 1
20 Joe Nedney 49ers BAL 13 17 25 19.0 (1)
21 Morten Andersen Falcons @TEN 22 11 19 20.2 -
22 Mike Nugent Jets @NYG 17 25 20 20.4 -
23 Olindo Mare Saints CAR NR NR 18 21.6 1
24 Dave Rayner Chiefs JAC 24 20 24 22.4 1
25 Phil Dawson Browns @NE 21 19 NR 23.0 (2)
Ranked Defenses/Special Teams
Rank Name Team Opponent
Matthew Berry

Chris Harris

Nate Ravitz

Eric Karabell

Scott Engel
Average Change
1 New England Patriots CLE 1 1 1 1.4 -
2 Baltimore Ravens @SF 3 4 2 2.2 -
3 Green Bay Packers CHI 4 2 3 3.0 -
4 Pittsburgh Steelers SEA 2 6 4 4.2 -
5 Chicago Bears @GB 10 5 6 6.2 -
6 Dallas Cowboys @BUF 7 8 5 6.8 1
7 Houston Texans MIA 6 7 8 7.0 (1)
8 Indianapolis Colts TB 5 9 7 9.0 -
9 San Diego Chargers @DEN 8 10 10 9.6 -
10 Tennessee Titans ATL 17 3 19 11.4 -
11 New York Giants NYJ 12 17 13 11.8 -
12 Jacksonville Jaguars @KC 9 13 12 12.0 -
13 Arizona Cardinals @STL 13 14 14 14.0 3
14 Kansas City Chiefs JAC 11 15 16 14.4 (1)
15 Seattle Seahawks @PIT 18 12 17 15.0 (1)
16 Denver Broncos SD 15 21 15 15.2 (1)
17 San Francisco 49ers BAL 23 18 11 17.8 -
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 19.6 -
21 Carolina Panthers @NO 20 20 25 20.8 -
22 Atlanta Falcons @TEN 21 22 20 21.6 -
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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