Commentary

Engel's 2007 Rankings: Andre Johnson back in the top 10

Updated: November 20, 2007, 4:15 PM ET
By Scott Engel | ESPN.com
Each week, I will update my overall fantasy football player rankings for the 2007 season. These yearly ratings are overall in-season rankings of how players are currently valued. They are not weekly lineup recommendations. They serve as a handy reference tool to make trades and decisions on long-term starters.

Last week's rankings are in parentheses for each player.

Quarterbacks

1. Tom Brady, Patriots (1)
2. Tony Romo, Cowboys (2)
3. Derek Anderson, Browns (5)
4. Peyton Manning, Colts (3)
5. Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers (4)
6. Brett Favre, Packers (7)
7. Matt Hasselbeck, Seahawks (8)
8. Carson Palmer, Bengals (6)
9. Drew Brees, Saints (9)
10. Jeff Garcia, Buccaneers (10)
11. Donovan McNabb, Eagles (11)
12. David Garrard, Jaguars (15)
13. Marc Bulger, Rams (12)
14. Kurt Warner, Cardinals (16)
15. Matt Schaub, Texans (18)
16. Jason Campbell, Redskins (17)
17. Jon Kitna, Lions (13)
18. Jay Cutler, Broncos (14)
19. Vince Young, Titans (21)
20. Eli Manning, Giants (20)
21. Kellen Clemens, Jets (19)
22. Philip Rivers, Chargers (22)
23. Kyle Boller, Ravens (NR)
24. Daunte Culpepper, Raiders (NR)
25. Rex Grossman, Bears (25)
NOTES: Anderson posts good numbers against top opponents and makes timely throws in key situations. It's reflected in his numbers, and he is now ahead of Peyton Manning, who misses Marvin Harrison and is not getting consistent pass protection. Favre continues to roll and is on the verge of overtaking Roethlisberger. Finally going to a shotgun formation, plus the returns of D.J. Hackett and Deion Branch, has put Hasselbeck in a solid position among the best quarterbacks in fantasy. Garrard made an impressive return in Week 11 and is a very good starter because he makes the most of his limited weaponry, minimizes mistakes and produces quality fantasy totals on a consistent basis. Schaub is now back together with Andre Johnson, and the Houston quarterback should continue to move up in the next week or two. Campbell has played very well recently despite injury issues at wide receiver. Cutler had a good game Monday; he slips only because a few other guys moved up. Young has started to regain his form recently. Clemens didn't post impressive numbers against Pittsburgh but showed signs of promise and was not rattled under pressure. Culpepper threw for 344 yards against Minnesota but still could be pulled at any time and is in danger of being off the list at any moment. Grossman didn't look terrible against Seattle, but he did not throw a touchdown pass, and he can't be trusted.


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Scott Engel covers fantasy sports for ESPN.com.

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