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Updated fantasy football rankings for Week 16

Updated: December 21, 2007, 5:59 PM ET
By ESPN.com Fantasy

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

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

Get in-depth game-by-game analysis from Christopher Harris in The Breakdown.

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. Players who played Thursday are no longer included in these rankings.

Top 25 Quarterbacks
RankNameTeamOpponent
Matthew Berry

Chris Harris

Nate Ravitz

Eric Karabell

Scott Engel
Average Change
1Tom BradyPatriotsMIA2111.2 -
2Peyton ManningColtsHOU1423.6 -
3Derek AndersonBrowns@CIN3644.2 -
4Drew BreesSaintsPHI4954.8 -
5Tony RomoCowboys@CAR8366.2 -
6Kurt WarnerCardinalsATL6736.4 1
7Matt HasselbeckSeahawksBAL5586.4 2
8Brett FavrePackers@CHI10296.6 (2)
9Carson PalmerBengalsCLE11877.2 1
10David GarrardJaguarsOAK12101010.0 1
11Donovan McNabbEagles@NO7111110.8 1
12Jeff GarciaBuccaneers@SF9121613.0 1
13Jon KitnaLionsKC13131413.6 1
14Vince YoungTitansNYJ14141514.2 1
15Jay CutlerBroncos@SD18171214.2 3
16Philip RiversChargersDEN19161315.8 -
17Sage RosenfelsTexans@IND16181716.8 2
18Eli ManningGiants@BUF20151818.0 2
19Brodie CroyleChiefs@DET22191919.0 2
20Chris RedmanFalcons@ARI15242521.8 2
21Chad PenningtonJets@TEN17232021.8 5
22Todd CollinsRedskins@MIN2120NR22.0 1
23Tarvaris JacksonVikingsWASNR222122.4 2
24Trent EdwardsBillsNYG23212322.6 -
25Shaun Hill49ersTB24252223.2 2
Top 50 Running Backs
RankNameTeamOpponent
Matthew Berry

Chris Harris

Nate Ravitz

Eric Karabell

Scott Engel
Average Change
1LaDainian TomlinsonChargersDEN1111.0 -
2Brian WestbrookEagles@NO2522.6 -
3Adrian PetersonVikingsWAS5734.2 -
4Earnest GrahamBuccaneers@SF4475.2 2
5Jamal LewisBrowns@CIN31155.6 -
6Ryan GrantPackers@CHI8265.8 (2)
7Fred TaylorJaguarsOAK6846.2 1
8Willis McGaheeRavens@SEA99119.2 3
9Joseph AddaiColtsHOU7389.4 -
10LenDale WhiteTitansNYJ1861010.8 2
11Marion BarberCowboys@CAR1015910.8 2
12Brandon JacobsGiants@BUF13101512.6 3
13Marshawn LynchBillsNYG12141613.6 3
14Kolby SmithChiefs@DET19121214.0 -
15Maurice Jones-DrewJaguarsOAK15131415.0 3
16Frank Gore49ersTB22181317.2 3
17Laurence MaroneyPatriotsMIA14161717.2 5
18Edgerrin JamesCardinalsATL20171917.8 2
19Aaron SteckerSaintsPHI24202118.4 2
20Kenny WatsonBengalsCLE11291819.4 27
21Kevin JonesLionsKC17212221.2 4
22Clinton PortisRedskins@MIN23192621.6 1
23Ron DayneTexans@IND21222021.8 1
24Adrian PetersonBearsGB16272323.6 3
25Selvin YoungBroncos@SD26242424.6 1
26Thomas JonesJets@TEN25233327.2 4
27Travis HenryBroncos@SD27322827.8 2
28Chester TaylorVikingsWAS39263429.0 4
29Dominic RhodesRaiders@JAC29282529.2 (1)
30Jerious NorwoodFalcons@ARI31252729.2 1
31DeAngelo WilliamsPanthersDAL35302932.4 3
32DeShaun FosterPanthersDAL34373133.2 4
33Shaun AlexanderSeahawksBAL32333833.8 2
34Samkon GadoDolphins@NE28433735.2 (1)
35Jesse ChatmanDolphins@NENR313637.2 8
36Julius JonesCowboys@CAR42353537.8 3
37Warrick DunnFalcons@ARI37383037.8 1
38Maurice MorrisSeahawksBAL38363938.0 (1)
39Kenton KeithColtsHOU40464138.8 3
40LaMont JordanRaiders@JAC30404039.0 1
41Fred JacksonBillsNYG36344940.6 (1)
42Darius WalkerTexans@IND33455041.6 2
43Chris BrownTitansNYJNR483243.4 2
44Leon WashingtonJets@TEN46394544.4 5
45Reuben DroughnsGiants@BUF4144NR46.0 5
46Darren SprolesChargersDEN43NRNR46.4 2
47Kevin FaulkPatriotsMIANR474647.4 5
48Ladell BettsRedskins@MINNR414447.6 3
49DeDe DorseyBengalsCLENR424847.6 10
50Michael PittmanBuccaneers@SFNRNR4247.8 5
Top 50 Wide Receivers
RankNameTeamOpponent
Matthew Berry

Chris Harris

Nate Ravitz

Eric Karabell

Scott Engel
Average Change
1Randy MossPatriotsMIA1111.0 -
2Braylon EdwardsBrowns@CIN3322.4 -
3Marques ColstonSaintsPHI5233.8 -
4Terrell OwensCowboys@CAR2474.4 -
5Greg JenningsPackers@CHI10696.8 -
6Chad JohnsonBengalsCLE7957.6 -
7T.J. HoushmandzadehBengalsCLE6867.8 -
8Wes WelkerPatriotsMIA151248.4 -
9Reggie WayneColtsHOU4588.8 -
10Andre JohnsonTexans@IND811109.4 2
11Larry FitzgeraldCardinalsATL1271210.2 -
12Brandon MarshallBroncos@SD13101111.6 3
13Plaxico BurressGiants@BUF14131413.0 1
14Joey GallowayBuccaneers@SF9152114.6 2
15Bobby EngramSeahawksBAL17141616.4 3
16Deion BranchSeahawksBAL16161817.2 3
17Anquan BoldinCardinalsATL21191317.6 6
18Roddy WhiteFalcons@ARI11232017.8 (1)
19Anthony GonzalezColtsHOU19201718.4 1
20Donald DriverPackers@CHI22181919.0 1
21Kevin CurtisEagles@NO18211519.8 1
22Steve SmithPanthersDAL24222222.2 2
23Shaun McDonaldLionsKC38172525.2 4
24Calvin JohnsonLionsKC34242326.4 1
25Patrick CraytonCowboys@CAR20272626.6 3
26Dwayne BoweChiefs@DET30362827.6 4
27Derrick MasonRavens@SEA25322429.0 2
28Lee EvansBillsNYG26263629.6 3
29Jerricho CotcheryJets@TEN29253129.8 4
30Jabar GaffneyPatriotsMIA28394031.0 2
31Reggie WilliamsJaguarsOAK32283031.2 3
32Laveranues ColesJets@TEN27NR2733.6 3
33David PattenSaintsPHI33382934.2 5
34Chris HenryBengalsCLE45293534.4 2
35Santana MossRedskins@MIN23353334.8 2
36Bernard BerrianBearsGB31333835.4 3
37Chris ChambersChargersDEN36403236.6 4
38Reggie BrownEagles@NO43313937.4 5
39Arnaz Battle49ersTB37343737.8 3
40Mike FurreyLionsKC44433438.0 4
41Justin GageTitansNYJ35374238.0 4
42Roydell WilliamsTitansNYJNR304440.6 4
43Nate BurlesonSeahawksBALNR45NR44.2 4
44Amani ToomerGiants@BUF40NR5046.4 4
45Kevin WalterTexans@INDNR414747.2 5
46Jerry PorterRaiders@JACNR46NR47.4 7
47Brandon StokleyBroncos@SDNRNR4948.2 4
48Ronald CurryRaiders@JACNR424848.2 8
49Muhsin MuhammadBearsGB41NRNR48.4 3
50Javon WalkerBroncos@SD4247NR48.4 4
Top 25 Tight Ends
RankNameTeamOpponent
Matthew Berry

Chris Harris

Nate Ravitz

Eric Karabell

Scott Engel
Average Change
1Kellen WinslowBrowns@CIN1321.8 1
2Jason WittenCowboys@CAR3132.0 (1)
3Antonio GatesChargersDEN4213.0 -
4Tony GonzalezChiefs@DET5544.4 -
5Chris CooleyRedskins@MIN6855.8 -
6Dallas ClarkColtsHOU2796.0 -
7Donald LeePackers@CHI74106.8 -
8Tony SchefflerBroncos@SD8687.8 1
9Vernon Davis49ersTB101079.2 1
10Owen DanielsTexans@IND11969.2 1
11Benjamin WatsonPatriotsMIA9121211.4 2
12Alge CrumplerFalcons@ARI12161114.0 -
13Desmond ClarkBearsGB15141515.4 1
14Greg OlsenBearsGB14111415.6 1
15Marcedes LewisJaguarsOAK20151716.4 1
16Eric JohnsonSaintsPHI16131318.2 1
17Chris BakerJets@TEN23171618.6 1
18Bo ScaifeTitansNYJ18211819.4 1
19Kevin BossGiants@BUFNR202319.6 1
20Zach MillerRaiders@JAC17182019.6 1
21Brent CelekEagles@NONR23NR21.0 1
22Alex SmithBuccaneers@SF19192422.0 7
23L.J. SmithEagles@NO13NR2122.4 1
24Robert RoyalBillsNYGNR222522.8 1
25Jeff KingPanthersDAL21NR2223.0 3
Top 25 Kickers
RankNameTeamOpponent
Matthew Berry

Chris Harris

Nate Ravitz

Eric Karabell

Scott Engel
Average Change
1Nick FolkCowboys@CAR1142.4 -
2Rob BironasTitansNYJ21013.4 1
3Mason CrosbyPackers@CHI3254.6 (1)
4Stephen GostkowskiPatriotsMIA6335.0 -
5Shayne GrahamBengalsCLE7476.0 1
6Josh BrownSeahawksBAL55116.4 1
7Phil DawsonBrowns@CIN12626.6 1
8Adam VinatieriColtsHOU913611.6 2
9Nate KaedingChargersDEN471012.0 -
10Neil RackersCardinalsATL811912.4 2
11Ryan LongwellVikingsWAS14181412.4 2
12Jason HansonLionsKC1181912.6 (1)
13Josh ScobeeJaguarsOAK19NR813.8 1
14Jason ElamBroncos@SD17151714.2 6
15Matt StoverRavens@SEA18221214.8 -
16Kris BrownTexans@IND24121615.2 5
17Matt BryantBuccaneers@SF16191316.0 2
18Shaun SuishamRedskins@MIN10NR2216.2 (1)
19Robbie GouldBearsGB2392116.8 (3)
20Rian LindellBillsNYG13142017.4 (2)
21David AkersEagles@NO15201518.2 1
22Mike NugentJets@TENNR211821.4 1
23Lawrence TynesGiants@BUF22162522.4 1
24John KasayPanthersDAL2117NR23.0 2
25Joe Nedney49ersTB20232423.8 1
Ranked Defenses/Special Teams
RankNameOpponent
Matthew Berry

Chris Harris

Nate Ravitz

Eric Karabell

Scott Engel
Average Change
1New England PatriotsMIA2111.2 -
2Tampa Bay Buccaneers@SF1343.4 -
3Seattle SeahawksBAL3263.4 -
4Green Bay Packers@CHI4554.4 -
5Minnesota VikingsWAS7624.4 -
6Jacksonville JaguarsOAK11436.2 -
7New York Giants@BUF51187.2 -
8San Diego ChargersDEN8778.4 -
9Dallas Cowboys@CAR109149.6 -
10Tennessee TitansNYJ98139.6 -
11Indianapolis ColtsHOU6101510.6 -
12Arizona CardinalsATL14121012.4 -
13Kansas City Chiefs@DET1217912.8 -
14Washington Redskins@MIN16181615.6 -
15Chicago BearsGB13152016.0 -
16Buffalo BillsNYG23141216.2 -
17Detroit LionsKC21131117.0 -
18New Orleans SaintsPHI25161718.4 -
19Baltimore Ravens@SEA19201820.4 -
20New York Jets@TEN20192121.2 -
21Denver Broncos@SD17262221.6 -
22Philadelphia Eagles@NO15232721.6 -
23San Francisco 49ersTB24212322.6 -
24Atlanta Falcons@ARI26271923.4 -
25Carolina PanthersDAL28292624.2 -
26Houston Texans@IND18282824.8 -
27Cleveland Browns@CIN29222425.8 -
28Oakland Raiders@JAC27252927.0 -
29Cincinnati BengalsCLE30242527.2 -
30Miami Dolphins@NE22303028.4 -

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