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Fantasy football rankings for Week 9

Updated: October 31, 2007, 6:20 PM 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: Bears, Dolphins, Giants and Rams

Top 25 Quarterbacks
Rank Name Team Opponent
Matthew Berry

Chris Harris

Nate Ravitz

Eric Karabell

Scott Engel
Average
1 Tom Brady Patriots @IND 1 1 1 1.0
2 Peyton Manning Colts NE 2 2 2 2.2
3 Derek Anderson Browns SEA 5 3 4 4.2
4 Tony Romo Cowboys @PHI 7 4 5 4.2
5 Carson Palmer Bengals @BUF 4 8 3 4.8
6 Matt Hasselbeck Seahawks @CLE 3 6 6 5.6
7 Brett Favre Packers @KC 13 9 8 8.6
8 Drew Brees Saints JAC 9 5 7 8.8
9 Ben Roethlisberger Steelers BAL 6 7 10 9.6
10 Donovan McNabb Eagles DAL 10 12 9 9.8
11 Jay Cutler Broncos @DET 8 11 12 10.6
12 Philip Rivers Chargers @MIN 11 10 11 10.8
13 Jeff Garcia Buccaneers ARI 12 13 14 11.8
14 Jon Kitna Lions DEN 15 14 13 13.2
15 Jason Campbell Redskins @NYJ 14 17 18 16.2
16 J.P. Losman Bills CIN 16 20 17 17.0
17 Damon Huard Chiefs GB 17 16 16 18.0
18 Daunte Culpepper Raiders HOU 18 18 20 18.2
19 Kurt Warner Cardinals @TB NR 15 15 18.8
20 Sage Rosenfels Texans @OAK 23 22 21 21.2
21 Kellen Clemens Jets WAS 19 21 19 21.6
22 Joey Harrington Falcons SF 21 24 22 21.8
23 Vince Young Titans CAR 20 25 25 22.6
24 Alex D. Smith 49ers @ATL 24 23 24 23.2
25 Steve McNair Ravens @PIT 25 19 NR 24.0
Top 50 Running Backs
Rank Name Team Opponent
Matthew Berry

Chris Harris

Nate Ravitz

Eric Karabell

Scott Engel
Average
1 LaDainian Tomlinson Chargers @MIN 1 1 2 1.2
2 Joseph Addai Colts NE 2 2 4 2.4
3 Brian Westbrook Eagles DAL 5 6 1 4.4
4 Adrian Peterson Vikings SD 8 3 8 5.4
5 Larry Johnson Chiefs GB 7 9 3 5.4
6 Marshawn Lynch Bills CIN 3 5 12 6.2
7 Kevin Jones Lions DEN 9 4 5 6.6
8 Willie Parker Steelers BAL 4 10 9 7.6
9 Marion Barber Cowboys @PHI 10 14 7 10.2
10 Clinton Portis Redskins @NYJ 11 15 6 11.6
11 LenDale White Titans CAR 17 7 15 12.8
12 Edgerrin James Cardinals @TB 16 8 17 13.4
13 Shaun Alexander Seahawks @CLE 6 21 16 13.8
14 Reggie Bush Saints JAC 18 12 13 14.6
15 Frank Gore 49ers @ATL 12 19 14 14.6
16 Kenny Watson Bengals @BUF 13 16 10 14.8
17 Maurice Jones-Drew Jaguars @NO 15 17 18 15.4
18 Willis McGahee Ravens @PIT 22 11 22 16.2
19 Laurence Maroney Patriots @IND 25 13 19 20.8
20 Earnest Graham Buccaneers ARI 19 18 25 21.2
21 Thomas Jones Jets WAS 27 20 21 22.0
22 Jamal Lewis Browns SEA 21 22 28 22.6
23 Selvin Young Broncos @DET 14 25 23 23.0
24 Ryan Grant Packers @KC 20 23 31 25.2
25 Fred Taylor Jaguars @NO 33 24 20 25.6
26 LaMont Jordan Raiders HOU 23 31 26 25.8
27 Travis Henry Broncos @DET NR 28 11 26.4
28 DeShaun Foster Panthers @TEN 26 27 27 27.0
29 Jerious Norwood Falcons SF 29 26 29 29.4
30 Justin Fargas Raiders HOU 28 33 24 29.6
31 Julius Jones Cowboys @PHI 34 29 32 32.0
32 Chris Henry Titans CAR 30 32 34 32.8
33 Ron Dayne Texans @OAK 24 35 35 33.4
34 Warrick Dunn Falcons SF 32 37 30 36.0
35 Kenton Keith Colts NE 44 30 38 36.2
36 DeAngelo Williams Panthers @TEN 36 36 45 36.2
37 Kevin Faulk Patriots @IND 46 44 33 37.0
38 Michael Bennett Buccaneers ARI 38 43 36 40.0
39 Jason Wright Browns SEA 35 40 50 40.6
40 Chester Taylor Vikings SD NR 38 42 41.0
41 Leon Washington Jets WAS 37 39 43 41.0
42 Adimchinobi Echemandu Texans @OAK 31 41 NR 42.0
43 Najeh Davenport Steelers BAL 47 47 44 44.0
44 Ladell Betts Redskins @NYJ 39 48 39 44.0
45 Ahman Green Texans @OAK NR 34 47 44.2
46 Vernand Morency Packers @KC 42 NR 37 45.2
47 Rudi Johnson Bengals @BUF NR NR 48 45.6
48 Leonard Weaver Seahawks @CLE 40 46 NR 46.8
49 Priest Holmes Chiefs GB 43 NR 41 47.2
50 Michael Turner Chargers @MIN 48 42 NR 48.2
Top 50 Wide Receivers
Rank Name Team Opponent
Matthew Berry

Chris Harris

Nate Ravitz

Eric Karabell

Scott Engel
Average
1 T.J. Houshmandzadeh Bengals @BUF 1 2 2 1.8
2 Randy Moss Patriots @IND 4 4 1 2.2
3 Braylon Edwards Browns SEA 2 1 3 2.8
4 Reggie Wayne Colts NE 3 3 4 4.2
5 Terrell Owens Cowboys @PHI 6 5 6 5.0
6 Chad Johnson Bengals @BUF 5 11 5 6.4
7 Wes Welker Patriots @IND 8 7 7 7.6
8 Steve Smith Panthers @TEN 11 9 10 9.4
9 Donald Driver Packers @KC 27 10 15 13.2
10 Marvin Harrison Colts NE 7 22 8 13.6
11 Larry Fitzgerald Cardinals @TB 21 16 11 13.6
12 Anquan Boldin Cardinals @TB 20 6 9 13.8
13 Marques Colston Saints JAC 10 13 12 15.2
14 Brandon Marshall Broncos @DET 9 20 17 15.4
15 Hines Ward Steelers BAL 18 8 16 15.8
16 Roy Williams Lions DEN 15 18 22 16.0
17 Joey Galloway Buccaneers ARI 12 19 14 17.4
18 Lee Evans Bills CIN 16 12 19 19.8
19 Kevin Curtis Eagles DAL 29 15 23 20.0
20 Chris Chambers Chargers @MIN 19 34 13 22.6
21 Dwayne Bowe Chiefs GB 22 27 31 23.2
22 Santonio Holmes Steelers BAL 14 23 26 23.6
23 Roddy White Falcons SF 28 14 30 23.8
24 Deion Branch Seahawks @CLE 17 26 25 24.2
25 Jerricho Cotchery Jets WAS 32 24 27 24.4
26 Patrick Crayton Cowboys @PHI 13 NR 24 24.6
27 Laveranues Coles Jets WAS NR 21 21 25.2
28 Greg Jennings Packers @KC 36 17 20 25.4
29 Donte' Stallworth Patriots @IND 37 28 18 28.8
30 Derrick Mason Ravens @PIT 31 25 32 30.6
31 Kevin Walter Texans @OAK 23 30 33 30.8
32 Ike Hilliard Buccaneers ARI 30 31 36 32.0
33 Brandon Stokley Broncos @DET 24 36 35 32.4
34 Bobby Engram Seahawks @CLE 26 32 29 33.2
35 Ronald Curry Raiders HOU 33 35 39 34.0
36 Reggie Brown Eagles DAL 34 33 37 34.6
37 Calvin Johnson Lions DEN 47 29 34 35.6
38 Andre Davis Texans @OAK 35 41 38 38.2
39 James Jones Packers @KC 41 42 28 40.8
40 Arnaz Battle 49ers @ATL 40 37 47 41.6
41 Santana Moss Redskins @NYJ 48 45 41 42.0
42 David Patten Saints JAC 38 43 42 42.2
43 Antwaan Randle El Redskins @NYJ 25 NR 49 42.6
44 Vincent Jackson Chargers @MIN NR 44 45 43.0
45 Shaun McDonald Lions DEN 50 40 43 43.8
46 Jerry Porter Raiders HOU NR 39 50 45.2
47 Andre Johnson Texans @OAK NR NR NR 45.4
48 Joe Jurevicius Browns SEA 43 48 40 45.6
49 Darrell Jackson 49ers @ATL 39 NR 46 47.2
50 Mike Furrey Lions DEN 44 50 44 47.6
Top 25 Tight Ends
Rank Name Team Opponent
Matthew Berry

Chris Harris

Nate Ravitz

Eric Karabell

Scott Engel
Average
1 Antonio Gates Chargers @MIN 1 1 1 1.0
2 Jason Witten Cowboys @PHI 2 2 3 2.4
3 Kellen Winslow Browns SEA 3 3 2 2.6
4 Tony Gonzalez Chiefs GB 4 4 4 4.2
5 Dallas Clark Colts NE 6 5 5 5.2
6 Chris Cooley Redskins @NYJ 5 6 6 5.8
7 Heath Miller Steelers BAL 7 8 7 7.6
8 Vernon Davis 49ers @ATL 8 11 11 9.6
9 Donald Lee Packers @KC 15 10 14 11.4
10 Owen Daniels Texans @OAK 10 NR 9 12.4
11 Todd Heap Ravens @PIT NR 7 8 12.6
12 Jeff King Panthers @TEN 18 9 15 13.2
13 Eric Johnson Saints JAC 13 12 16 14.0
14 Tony Scheffler Broncos @DET 11 20 13 15.0
15 Kyle Brady Patriots @IND 9 13 25 15.2
16 Visanthe Shiancoe Vikings SD 12 22 17 16.6
17 Zach Miller Raiders HOU 19 16 24 18.8
18 Marcedes Lewis Jaguars @NO 22 17 18 19.2
19 Bo Scaife Titans CAR 16 14 NR 19.8
20 Alge Crumpler Falcons SF 14 NR 12 19.8
21 Benjamin Watson Patriots @IND NR NR 10 20.8
22 L.J. Smith Eagles DAL 17 23 20 20.8
23 Will Heller Seahawks @CLE 21 21 19 22.2
24 Jeb Putzier Texans @OAK NR 15 NR 23.0
25 Matt Spaeth Steelers BAL 24 24 NR 23.4
Top 25 Kickers
Rank Name Team Opponent
Matthew Berry

Chris Harris

Nate Ravitz

Eric Karabell

Scott Engel
Average
1 Stephen Gostkowski Patriots @IND 2 1 3 1.8
2 Adam Vinatieri Colts NE 1 2 4 3.8
3 Shayne Graham Bengals @BUF 4 14 1 5.0
4 Nick Folk Cowboys @PHI 8 4 5 5.6
5 David Akers Eagles DAL 3 7 11 6.6
6 Jeff Reed Steelers BAL 7 5 6 7.4
7 Jason Elam Broncos @DET 13 17 2 9.4
8 Rob Bironas Titans CAR 9 3 10 10.0
9 Nate Kaeding Chargers @MIN 15 6 12 10.2
10 Phil Dawson Browns SEA 18 8 7 10.4
11 Matt Stover Ravens @PIT 10 12 15 11.2
12 Kris Brown Texans @OAK 5 16 9 11.8
13 Josh Brown Seahawks @CLE 14 13 8 13.0
14 Mason Crosby Packers @KC 17 15 13 13.4
15 Jason Hanson Lions DEN 22 11 14 14.4
16 Rian Lindell Bills CIN 19 9 18 14.4
17 Sebastian Janikowski Raiders HOU 20 10 20 16.2
18 John Kasay Panthers @TEN 11 18 27 18.0
19 Shaun Suisham Redskins @NYJ 12 19 23 18.2
20 Neil Rackers Cardinals @TB 16 21 16 18.6
21 Matt Bryant Buccaneers ARI 6 23 22 19.2
22 Olindo Mare Saints JAC NR 20 17 21.4
23 Morten Andersen Falcons SF 21 25 19 22.6
24 Ryan Longwell Vikings SD 25 24 NR 23.4
25 Joe Nedney 49ers @ATL NR 22 28 23.4
Ranked Defenses/Special Teams
Rank Name Opponent
Matthew Berry

Chris Harris

Nate Ravitz

Eric Karabell

Scott Engel
Average
1 Pittsburgh Steelers BAL 1 3 2 1.8
2 Tennessee Titans CAR 3 2 1 2.8
3 San Diego Chargers @MIN 6 1 4 3.6
4 Baltimore Ravens @PIT 9 6 3 5.4
5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers ARI 2 9 7 5.6
6 Green Bay Packers @KC 10 4 8 6.8
7 Washington Redskins @NYJ 8 15 5 9.4
8 Jacksonville Jaguars @NO 7 7 13 10.2
9 Oakland Raiders HOU 20 5 14 12.0
10 Dallas Cowboys @PHI 15 14 6 12.0
11 New England Patriots @IND 5 19 27 13.0
12 Minnesota Vikings SD 4 25 17 13.2
13 New Orleans Saints JAC 24 8 11 13.6
14 Carolina Panthers @TEN 21 16 10 14.8
15 Denver Broncos @DET 12 24 9 15.0
16 Detroit Lions DEN 28 10 16 15.6
17 Kansas City Chiefs GB 16 11 23 16.0
18 Seattle Seahawks @CLE 14 12 18 16.8
19 Philadelphia Eagles DAL 18 18 12 18.2
20 Arizona Cardinals @TB 17 20 24 19.8
21 Indianapolis Colts NE 11 26 28 20.8
22 Atlanta Falcons SF 22 17 21 21.0
23 Houston Texans @OAK 13 27 15 21.4
24 Buffalo Bills CIN 19 13 26 22.2
25 New York Jets WAS 23 21 20 22.2
26 Cleveland Browns SEA 25 22 19 22.4
27 San Francisco 49ers @ATL 26 28 22 24.6
28 Cincinnati Bengals @BUF 27 23 25 25.8