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Week 8 fantasy football rankings

Updated: October 26, 2007, 5:43 PM ET
By ESPN.com Fantasy

Is your No. 3 wide receiver a better flex play than your No. 3 running back? Check out Matthew Berry's Flex Rankings for the answer.

Read all about 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, Seahawks

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 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 21 18.4 -
18 Matt Schaub Texans @SD 13 19 NR 19.0 1
19 Vince Young Titans OAK 21 18 17 19.2 (1)
20 Daunte Culpepper Raiders @TEN 19 20 20 19.8 -
21 Cleo Lemon Dolphins NYG 22 21 22 20.6 -
22 Trent Edwards Bills @NYJ 18 23 24 21.8 -
23 Kelly Holcomb Vikings PHI NR NR 18 23.6 -
24 Alex D. Smith 49ers NO NR 22 NR 24.0 2
25 Trent Dilfer 49ers NO 20 NR 23 24.2 (2)
Top 50 Running Backs
Rank Name Team Opponent
Matthew Berry

Chris Harris

Nate Ravitz

Eric Karabell

Scott Engel
Average Change
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 5.0 -
6 Brian Westbrook Eagles @MIN 7 7 4 5.6 -
7 Brandon Jacobs Giants @MIA 4 9 11 8.0 -
8 Reggie Bush Saints @SF 11 10 7 8.6 -
9 LenDale White Titans OAK 9 5 9 10.2 1
10 Steven Jackson Rams CLE 6 15 8 10.6 2
11 Frank Gore 49ers NO 14 14 12 11.2 (2)
12 Maurice Jones-Drew Jaguars @TB 10 8 13 11.8 (1)
13 Kevin Jones Lions @CHI 12 11 16 13.4 2
14 Thomas Jones Jets BUF 15 17 14 13.6 (1)
15 Clinton Portis Redskins @NE 19 13 17 14.8 1
16 Cedric Benson Bears DET 13 12 20 15.0 1
17 Travis Henry Broncos GB 17 19 10 17.0 (3)
18 Jesse Chatman Dolphins NYG 23 23 15 19.2 -
19 Earnest Graham Buccaneers JAC 18 20 25 21.4 -
20 LaMont Jordan Raiders @TEN 27 26 19 22.4 -
21 Laurence Maroney Patriots WAS 26 24 21 22.4 -
22 Kenny Watson Bengals PIT 25 25 22 23.0 -
23 Fred Taylor Jaguars @TB 24 22 18 23.8 -
24 Kenton Keith Colts @CAR 30 29 27 25.2 1
25 DeShaun Foster Panthers IND 20 28 23 26.0 (1)
26 Ahman Green Texans @SD 22 27 30 26.4 -
27 Jason Wright Browns @STL 16 34 24 27.0 -
28 Chester Taylor Vikings PHI 28 30 26 27.2 1
29 DeShawn Wynn Packers @DEN 21 16 28 27.4 (1)
30 DeAngelo Williams Panthers IND 32 21 29 29.4 1
31 Derrick Ward Giants @MIA 34 NR 32 33.8 (1)
32 Brian Leonard Rams CLE 29 31 35 34.2 1
33 Najeh Davenport Steelers @CIN 33 42 31 35.0 1
34 Jamal Lewis Browns @STL NR 18 NR 35.2 (2)
35 Selvin Young Broncos GB 35 40 40 36.2 2
36 Kevin Faulk Patriots WAS 41 44 34 37.0 (1)
37 Leon Washington Jets BUF 36 36 45 37.4 (1)
38 Reuben Droughns Giants @MIA 46 32 44 38.2 -
39 Chris Henry Titans OAK 39 35 33 40.4 -
40 Vernand Morency Packers @DEN 37 43 38 40.4 -
41 Michael Bennett Buccaneers JAC 44 45 39 42.0 1
42 Michael Turner Chargers HOU 40 37 NR 42.4 3
43 Adrian Peterson. Bears DET 31 46 46 42.8 1
44 Justin Fargas Raiders @TEN 38 33 50 43.0 3
45 Pierre Thomas Saints @SF 47 50 43 45.0 3
46 Dominic Rhodes Raiders @TEN 42 NR 41 46.6 (3)
47 Heath Evans Patriots WAS NR 48 49 46.6 3
48 Ladell Betts Redskins @NE 45 47 42 47.0 1
49 Patrick Cobbs Dolphins NYG NR NR 37 47.2 4
50 Brandon Jackson Packers @DEN 48 NR 36 47.4 1
Top 50 Wide Receivers
Rank Name Team Opponent
Matthew Berry

Chris Harris

Nate Ravitz

Eric Karabell

Scott Engel
Average Change
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 10.4 -
11 Santonio Holmes Steelers @CIN 8 7 12 10.8 -
12 Wes Welker Patriots WAS 16 12 11 13.0 -
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 Brandon Marshall Broncos GB 17 22 15 18.4 1
19 Marques Colston Saints @SF 10 19 23 18.6 (1)
20 Donte' Stallworth Patriots WAS 27 17 18 21.4 -
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 30 22 24.6 -
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 29 27 27.6 -
27 Lee Evans Bills @NYJ 23 31 30 27.8 -
28 Greg Jennings Packers @DEN 38 24 33 28.6 -
29 Calvin Johnson Lions @CHI 41 27 28 28.6 1
30 Kevin Walter Texans @SD 25 39 25 29.2 (1)
31 Amani Toomer Giants @MIA 31 23 44 30.4 -
32 Brandon Stokley Broncos GB 29 38 32 32.6 1
33 Andre Davis Texans @SD 36 28 26 32.8 (1)
34 Arnaz Battle 49ers NO 30 32 37 34.8 -
35 Isaac Bruce Rams CLE 28 45 31 36.8 2
36 Vincent Jackson Chargers HOU 50 33 35 37.0 (1)
37 Shaun McDonald Lions @CHI 33 36 41 37.2 (1)
38 Reggie Brown Eagles @MIN 46 34 39 37.6 -
39 Antwaan Randle El Redskins @NE 34 35 49 38.8 -
40 Santana Moss Redskins @NE 47 43 36 39.0 -
41 Roydell Williams Titans OAK 35 46 47 42.2 1
42 James Jones Packers @DEN 42 49 38 43.4 1
43 Marty Booker Dolphins NYG NR 37 45 44.0 2
44 Jerry Porter Raiders @TEN NR 44 46 44.4 -
45 Joe Jurevicius Browns @STL 43 40 42 45.0 1
46 Derek Hagan Dolphins NYG 39 NR 40 45.0 2
47 Dennis Northcutt Jaguars @TB 45 42 48 46.2 -
48 Drew Bennett Rams CLE 37 NR 43 46.6 1
49 Mike Furrey Lions @CHI NR 48 34 46.8 1
50 Devery Henderson Saints @SF NR 47 NR 47.8 1
Top 25 Tight Ends
Rank Name Team Opponent
Matthew Berry

Chris Harris

Nate Ravitz

Eric Karabell

Scott Engel
Average Change
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 9 7 7.8 -
9 Eric Johnson Saints @SF 11 12 12 11.0 -
10 Desmond Clark Bears DET 18 11 11 11.4 -
11 Randy McMichael Rams CLE 12 8 13 11.8 -
12 Donald Lee Packers @DEN 13 13 10 12.6 1
13 Vernon Davis 49ers NO 10 15 14 12.8 (1)
14 Kyle Brady Patriots WAS 9 10 NR 14.2 -
15 Bo Scaife Titans OAK 19 17 16 16.4 -
16 Zach Miller Raiders @TEN 14 16 19 17.0 -
17 Jeff King Panthers IND 15 14 17 17.0 -
18 Visanthe Shiancoe Vikings PHI 17 NR 25 21.0 3
19 David Martin Dolphins NYG 23 NR 18 21.4 -
20 Benjamin Watson Patriots WAS NR NR 9 21.6 (2)
21 Tony Scheffler Broncos GB NR 20 15 21.6 1
22 Matt Schobel Eagles @MIN 20 25 20 22.0 (2)
23 Marcedes Lewis Jaguars @TB NR 19 21 22.0 -
24 L.J. Smith Eagles @MIN NR 22 22 23.0 3
25 Matt Spaeth Steelers @CIN NR NR NR 23.2 -
Top 25 Kickers
Rank Name Team Opponent
Matthew Berry

Chris Harris

Nate Ravitz

Eric Karabell

Scott Engel
Average Change
1 Adam Vinatieri Colts @CAR 1 4 2 1.8 -
2 Stephen Gostkowski Patriots WAS 2 3 1 2.2 -
3 Robbie Gould Bears DET 4 5 7 5.4 -
4 Shayne Graham Bengals PIT 5 10 8 6.0 1
5 Jeff Reed Steelers @CIN 8 12 3 6.4 1
6 Kris Brown Texans @SD 11 1 14 6.8 (2)
7 Rob Bironas Titans OAK 3 2 6 7.0 -
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 13.2 -
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 19.2 -
20 John Kasay Panthers IND NR 9 20 19.4 -
21 Jay Feely Dolphins NYG 25 14 NR 19.8 -
22 John Carney Jaguars @TB 17 24 16 20.2 -
23 Rian Lindell Bills @NYJ 23 23 13 21.0 -
24 Joe Nedney 49ers NO 22 22 22 21.4 -
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 Change
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 5.2 -
4 Chicago Bears DET 7 3 4 5.2 -
5 Tennessee Titans OAK 2 2 3 5.2 -
6 Minnesota Vikings PHI 9 4 9 6.8 -
7 Indianapolis Colts @CAR 10 12 7 7.4 -
8 San Diego Chargers HOU 12 7 6 8.0 1
9 Pittsburgh Steelers @CIN 4 13 8 8.2 (1)
10 Green Bay Packers @DEN 8 6 10 8.8 -
11 Philadelphia Eagles @MIN 6 9 11 9.6 -
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 18.4 -
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 -
27 Baltimore Ravens BYE 32 32 32 25.6 -
28 Seattle Seahawks BYE 32 32 32 25.6 -

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