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Berry: Player rankings for conference finals

Updated: January 17, 2008, 2:20 PM ET
By Matthew Berry | ESPN.com

Quarterbacks
Rank Name Team Opponent
1 Tom Brady Patriots Chargers
2 Brett Favre Packers Giants
3 Eli Manning Giants @ Packers
4 Philip Rivers Chargers @ Patriots
5 Billy Volek Chargers @ Patriots
6 Matt Cassel Patriots Chargers
7 Aaron Rodgers Packers Giants
8 Anthony Wright Giants @ Packers
Running Backs
Rank Name Team Opponent
1 Ryan Grant Packers Giants
2 LaDainian Tomlinson Chargers @ Patriots
3 Laurence Maroney Patriots Chargers
4 Brandon Jacobs Giants @ Packers
5 Ahmad Bradshaw Giants @ Packers
6 Darren Sproles Chargers @ Patriots
7 Kevin Faulk Patriots Chargers
8 Reuben Droughns Giants @ Packers
9 Heath Evans Patriots Chargers
10 Michael Turner Chargers @ Patriots
Wide Receivers
Rank Name Team Opponent
1 Randy Moss Patriots Chargers
2 Greg Jennings Packers Giants
3 Wes Welker Patriots Chargers
4 Chris Chambers Chargers @ Patriots
5 Plaxico Burress Giants @ Packers
6 Donald Driver Packers Giants
7 Jabar Gaffney Patriots Chargers
8 Amani Toomer Giants @ Packers
9 Donte' Stallworth Patriots Chargers
10 Vincent Jackson Chargers @ Patriots
11 Steve Smith Giants @ Packers
12 James Jones Packers Giants
Tight Ends
Rank Name Team Opponent
1 Benjamin Watson Patriots Chargers
2 Donald Lee Packers Giants
3 Antonio Gates Chargers @ Patriots
4 Kevin Boss Giants @ Packers
Kickers
Rank Name Team Opponent
1 Mason Crosby Packers Giants
2 Stephen Gostkowski Patriots Chargers
3 Nate Kaeding Chargers @ Patriots
4 Lawrence Tynes Giants @ Packers
Defenses/Special Teams
Rank Name Opponent
1 Green Bay Packers Giants
2 New England Patriots Chargers
3 San Diego Chargers @ Patriots
4 New York Giants @ Packers

Matthew Berry The Talented Mr. Roto is ESPN's Sr. Director of Fantasy, in charge of content. He was just as surprised as you to find out it's a real job. He is a four-time Fantasy Sports Writers Association award winner and the only writer in the industry with wins in multiple sports (NFL, MLB, NBA). Be sure to check him out every Sunday morning on "ESPNEWS Fantasy Insider" at 11 a.m. ET.

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