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Fantasy football rankings for Week 8

Updated: October 25, 2007, 8:45 AM ET
By ESPN.com Fantasy

Go in depth with Christopher Harris' rankings in The Big Rotowski.

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

Teams with bye weeks: Cardinals, Chiefs, Cowboys, Falcons, Ravens and Seahawks

Top 25 Quarterbacks
Rank Name Team Opponent
Matthew Berry

Chris Harris

Nate Ravitz

Eric Karabell

Scott Engel
Average
1 Tom Brady Patriots WAS 1 1 1 1.0
2 Peyton Manning Colts @CAR 2 3 2 2.2
3 Ben Roethlisberger Steelers @CIN 3 4 4 3.8
4 Eli Manning Giants @MIA 7 2 7 4.8
5 Carson Palmer Bengals PIT 6 6 3 5.2
6 Brian Griese Bears DET 4 7 6 6.4
7 Derek Anderson Browns @STL 10 8 8 7.0
8 Donovan McNabb Eagles @MIN 5 9 5 8.2
9 Brett Favre Packers @DEN 14 5 9 9.4
10 Jon Kitna Lions @CHI 8 11 15 10.2
11 Jay Cutler Broncos GB 9 10 14 11.2
12 Drew Brees Saints @SF 12 14 10 11.6
13 Jeff Garcia Buccaneers JAC 16 12 16 13.2
14 Philip Rivers Chargers HOU 15 13 11 13.8
15 Marc Bulger Rams CLE 11 16 13 14.0
16 Chad Pennington Jets BUF 17 17 12 16.0
17 Jason Campbell Redskins @NE 23 15 20 18.2
18 Vince Young Titans OAK 21 18 17 18.8
19 Matt Schaub Texans @SD 13 19 NR 19.4
20 Daunte Culpepper Raiders @TEN 19 20 19 19.6
21 Cleo Lemon Dolphins NYG 22 21 21 20.4
22 Trent Edwards Bills @NYJ 18 23 23 21.6
23 Trent Dilfer 49ers NO 20 NR 22 22.4
24 Sage Rosenfels Texans @SD NR NR 18 24.4
25 David Carr Panthers IND 24 NR NR 25.0
Top 50 Running Backs
Rank Name Team Opponent
Matthew Berry

Chris Harris

Nate Ravitz

Eric Karabell

Scott Engel
Average
1 LaDainian Tomlinson Chargers HOU 1 1 1 1.0
2 Willie Parker Steelers @CIN 2 4 2 2.6
3 Adrian Peterson Vikings PHI 8 2 3 4.0
4 Joseph Addai Colts @CAR 3 6 6 4.4
5 Marshawn Lynch Bills @NYJ 5 3 5 5.6
6 Brian Westbrook Eagles @MIN 7 7 4 5.8
7 Brandon Jacobs Giants @MIA 4 9 11 8.2
8 Reggie Bush Saints @SF 11 10 7 8.8
9 Frank Gore 49ers NO 14 14 12 11.0
10 LenDale White Titans OAK 9 5 9 11.2
11 Maurice Jones-Drew Jaguars @TB 10 8 13 11.4
12 Steven Jackson Rams CLE 6 15 8 11.6
13 Thomas Jones Jets BUF 15 17 14 14.0
14 Travis Henry Broncos GB 17 19 10 14.2
15 Kevin Jones Lions @CHI 12 11 16 14.6
16 Clinton Portis Redskins @NE 19 13 17 14.8
17 Cedric Benson Bears DET 13 12 20 15.8
18 Jesse Chatman Dolphins NYG 23 23 15 20.2
19 Earnest Graham Buccaneers JAC 18 20 25 22.2
20 LaMont Jordan Raiders @TEN 27 26 19 22.6
21 Laurence Maroney Patriots WAS 26 24 21 23.2
22 Kenny Watson Bengals PIT 25 25 22 23.4
23 Fred Taylor Jaguars @TB 24 22 18 24.2
24 DeShaun Foster Panthers IND 20 21 23 25.0
25 Kenton Keith Colts @CAR 30 29 27 26.0
26 Ahman Green Texans @SD 22 27 30 26.4
27 Jason Wright Browns @STL 16 36 24 27.8
28 DeShawn Wynn Packers @DEN 21 16 28 27.8
29 Chester Taylor Vikings PHI 28 30 26 28.4
30 Derrick Ward Giants @MIA 34 35 32 31.0
31 DeAngelo Williams Panthers IND 32 28 29 31.2
32 Jamal Lewis Browns @STL NR 18 NR 33.0
33 Brian Leonard Rams CLE 29 32 35 33.4
34 Najeh Davenport Steelers @CIN 33 43 31 35.8
35 Kevin Faulk Patriots WAS 41 45 34 37.6
36 Leon Washington Jets BUF 36 38 46 38.6
37 Selvin Young Broncos GB 35 40 41 38.6
38 Reuben Droughns Giants @MIA 46 33 45 39.0
39 Chris Henry Titans OAK 39 NR 33 41.4
40 Vernand Morency Packers @DEN 37 44 39 41.4
41 Rudi Johnson Bengals PIT NR 31 NR 41.6
42 Michael Bennett Buccaneers JAC 44 46 40 42.4
43 Dominic Rhodes Raiders @TEN 42 34 42 42.4
44 Adrian Peterson. Bears DET 31 47 47 43.6
45 Michael Turner Chargers HOU 40 39 NR 43.6
46 Chris Brown Titans OAK NR 37 36 44.0
47 Justin Fargas Raiders @TEN 38 42 NR 45.0
48 Pierre Thomas Saints @SF 47 NR 44 46.2
49 Ladell Betts Redskins @NE 45 48 43 47.4
50 Heath Evans Patriots WAS NR 49 50 47.6
Top 50 Wide Receivers
Rank Name Team Opponent
Matthew Berry

Chris Harris

Nate Ravitz

Eric Karabell

Scott Engel
Average
1 Randy Moss Patriots WAS 1 5 1 2.0
2 Reggie Wayne Colts @CAR 2 6 3 3.4
3 T.J. Houshmandzadeh Bengals PIT 5 2 2 3.6
4 Plaxico Burress Giants @MIA 7 1 6 3.6
5 Braylon Edwards Browns @STL 9 4 4 5.2
6 Steve Smith Panthers IND 14 3 5 7.4
7 Chad Johnson Bengals PIT 11 10 7 8.0
8 Laveranues Coles Jets BUF 6 9 8 8.2
9 Torry Holt Rams CLE 3 16 9 8.8
10 Marvin Harrison Colts @CAR 4 15 10 10.0
11 Santonio Holmes Steelers @CIN 8 7 12 11.0
12 Wes Welker Patriots WAS 16 12 11 13.2
13 Hines Ward Steelers @CIN 13 8 13 13.4
14 Donald Driver Packers @DEN 18 13 14 13.4
15 Roy Williams Lions @CHI 15 14 16 13.6
16 Kevin Curtis Eagles @MIN 12 11 17 15.6
17 Jerricho Cotchery Jets BUF 20 18 20 17.0
18 Marques Colston Saints @SF 10 19 23 18.4
19 Brandon Marshall Broncos GB 17 22 15 18.4
20 Donte' Stallworth Patriots WAS 27 17 18 21.8
21 Joey Galloway Buccaneers JAC 21 20 21 22.2
22 Bernard Berrian Bears DET 19 25 19 23.6
23 Chris Chambers Chargers HOU 32 29 22 24.2
24 Ronald Curry Raiders @TEN 22 26 29 26.0
25 Muhsin Muhammad Bears DET 26 21 24 26.2
26 Ike Hilliard Buccaneers JAC 24 28 27 27.4
27 Lee Evans Bills @NYJ 23 30 30 27.6
28 Greg Jennings Packers @DEN 38 24 33 28.6
29 Kevin Walter Texans @SD 25 39 25 29.2
30 Calvin Johnson Lions @CHI 41 33 28 29.8
31 Amani Toomer Giants @MIA 31 23 45 30.6
32 Andre Davis Texans @SD 36 27 26 32.6
33 Brandon Stokley Broncos GB 29 38 32 32.6
34 Arnaz Battle 49ers NO 30 31 37 36.4
35 Vincent Jackson Chargers HOU 50 32 35 36.8
36 Shaun McDonald Lions @CHI 33 36 41 37.6
37 Isaac Bruce Rams CLE 28 45 31 37.6
38 Reggie Brown Eagles @MIN 46 34 39 37.8
39 Antwaan Randle El Redskins @NE 34 35 50 39.0
40 Santana Moss Redskins @NE 47 43 36 39.2
41 Darrell Jackson 49ers NO 40 50 42 41.4
42 Roydell Williams Titans OAK 35 46 48 42.6
43 James Jones Packers @DEN 42 49 38 43.6
44 Jerry Porter Raiders @TEN NR 44 47 43.8
45 Marty Booker Dolphins NYG NR 37 46 44.2
46 Joe Jurevicius Browns @STL 43 40 43 44.4
47 Dennis Northcutt Jaguars @TB 45 42 49 46.4
48 Derek Hagan Dolphins NYG 39 NR 40 46.4
49 Drew Bennett Rams CLE 37 NR 44 46.8
50 Mike Furrey Lions @CHI NR 48 34 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 HOU 1 1 1 1.0
2 Dallas Clark Colts @CAR 2 2 3 2.4
3 Kellen Winslow Browns @STL 6 3 2 3.2
4 Heath Miller Steelers @CIN 3 4 4 4.4
5 Jeremy Shockey Giants @MIA 4 7 5 4.8
6 Chris Cooley Redskins @NE 5 5 6 5.4
7 Owen Daniels Texans @SD 7 6 8 7.8
8 Greg Olsen Bears DET 8 11 7 8.4
9 Eric Johnson Saints @SF 11 12 12 11.0
10 Desmond Clark Bears DET 18 9 11 11.2
11 Randy McMichael Rams CLE 12 8 13 12.0
12 Vernon Davis 49ers NO 10 16 14 12.6
13 Donald Lee Packers @DEN 13 13 10 14.0
14 Kyle Brady Patriots WAS 9 10 NR 14.4
15 Bo Scaife Titans OAK 19 18 16 16.8
16 Zach Miller Raiders @TEN 14 17 19 17.4
17 Jeff King Panthers IND 15 15 17 17.4
18 Benjamin Watson Patriots WAS NR NR 9 20.0
19 David Martin Dolphins NYG 23 19 18 20.0
20 Matt Schobel Eagles @MIN 20 22 20 20.0
21 Visanthe Shiancoe Vikings PHI 17 NR 25 21.2
22 Tony Scheffler Broncos GB NR 21 15 21.8
23 Marcedes Lewis Jaguars @TB NR 20 21 22.2
24 Alex Smith Buccaneers JAC NR 14 23 23.0
25 Matt Spaeth Steelers @CIN NR NR NR 23.4
Top 25 Kickers
Rank Name Team Opponent
Matthew Berry

Chris Harris

Nate Ravitz

Eric Karabell

Scott Engel
Average
1 Adam Vinatieri Colts @CAR 1 4 2 1.8
2 Stephen Gostkowski Patriots WAS 2 3 1 2.4
3 Robbie Gould Bears DET 4 5 7 5.6
4 Kris Brown Texans @SD 11 1 14 6.0
5 Shayne Graham Bengals PIT 5 10 8 6.2
6 Jeff Reed Steelers @CIN 8 12 3 6.6
7 Rob Bironas Titans OAK 3 2 6 7.2
8 David Akers Eagles @MIN 6 6 15 9.6
9 Nate Kaeding Chargers HOU 7 20 4 9.8
10 Jason Elam Broncos GB 13 17 9 11.4
11 Mason Crosby Packers @DEN 19 11 12 12.2
12 Mike Nugent Jets BUF 9 15 10 12.4
13 Phil Dawson Browns @STL 15 8 5 12.6
14 Lawrence Tynes Giants @MIA 10 7 17 12.8
15 Jason Hanson Lions @CHI 14 13 21 13.2
16 Jeff Wilkins Rams CLE 20 19 11 17.0
17 Ryan Longwell Vikings PHI 21 16 19 19.0
18 Matt Bryant Buccaneers JAC 12 18 23 19.0
19 Shaun Suisham Redskins @NE 18 21 25 19.4
20 John Kasay Panthers IND NR 9 20 19.4
21 Jay Feely Dolphins NYG 25 14 NR 20.0
22 John Carney Jaguars @TB 17 24 16 20.2
23 Rian Lindell Bills @NYJ 23 23 13 20.6
24 Joe Nedney 49ers NO 22 22 22 21.6
25 Sebastian Janikowski Raiders @TEN 16 25 24 22.4
Ranked Defenses/Special Teams
Rank Name Team Opponent
Matthew Berry

Chris Harris

Nate Ravitz

Eric Karabell

Scott Engel
Average
1 New York Giants @MIA 1 1 2 1.4
2 New England Patriots WAS 3 5 1 2.4
3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers JAC 5 8 5 5.0
4 Chicago Bears DET 7 3 4 5.2
5 Tennessee Titans OAK 2 2 3 5.4
6 Minnesota Vikings PHI 9 4 9 6.6
7 Indianapolis Colts @CAR 10 12 7 7.8
8 Pittsburgh Steelers @CIN 4 13 8 8.2
9 San Diego Chargers HOU 12 7 6 8.2
10 Green Bay Packers @DEN 8 6 10 8.8
11 Philadelphia Eagles @MIN 6 9 11 9.8
12 Jacksonville Jaguars @TB 11 11 14 12.0
13 Denver Broncos GB 14 18 13 15.0
14 New Orleans Saints @SF 16 10 20 15.8
15 Oakland Raiders @TEN 19 14 21 16.8
16 Buffalo Bills @NYJ 23 16 19 17.0
17 Cleveland Browns @STL 26 15 12 17.6
18 Washington Redskins @NE 13 17 26 17.8
19 Detroit Lions @CHI 22 23 16 19.2
20 San Francisco 49ers NO 18 24 15 19.2
21 New York. Jets BUF 24 20 17 20.0
22 Carolina Panthers IND 17 19 25 21.2
23 Houston Texans @SD 15 25 22 21.4
24 St. Louis Rams CLE 20 22 18 22.0
25 Cincinnati Bengals PIT 25 21 24 23.0
26 Miami Dolphins NYG 21 26 23 24.2