Commentary

Engel's 2007 Rankings: Minnesota's D jumps to No. 1

Updated: December 4, 2007, 5:03 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.

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

Quarterbacks
1. Tom Brady, Patriots (1)
2. Tony Romo, Cowboys (2)
3. Peyton Manning, Colts (4)
4. Derek Anderson, Browns (3)
5. Brett Favre, Packers (5)
6. Drew Brees, Saints (8)
7. Matt Hasselbeck, Seahawks (7)
8. Carson Palmer, Bengals (6)
9. Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers (9)
10. David Garrard, Jaguars (10)
11. Kurt Warner, Cardinals (11)
12. Vince Young, Titans (20)
13. Jeff Garcia, Buccaneers (12)
14. Jon Kitna, Lions (17)
15. Jay Cutler, Broncos (13)
16. Jason Campbell, Redskins (16)
17. Marc Bulger, Rams (15)
18. Philip Rivers, Chargers (18)
19. Donovan McNabb, Eagles (19)
20. Kyle Boller, Ravens (21)
21. Matt Schaub, Texans (14)
22. Tarvaris Jackson, Vikings (NR)
23. Eli Manning, Giants (22)
24. Vinny Testaverde, Panthers (NR)
25. Kellen Clemens, Jets (23)
NOTES: Brady has thrown only three touchdown passes in the past two games, so it's not a given he will stay in the top spot. Peyton Manning has thrown seven touchdown passes in his past two games and is regaining his best form just in time for the fantasy postseason. Brett Favre had a forgettable game against Dallas, but he is not expected to miss the next game against Oakland. Roethlisberger played admirably against Cincinnati and will be steady throughout the fantasy postseason. Garrard threw his first interception of the season against the Colts but remains a very steady starter. Young has started to increase his fantasy production over the past four weeks and is coming on strong as the fantasy playoffs begin. Garcia might return to action this week, and will rejoin the top 12 if he can stay in the lineup. Injury issues cloud the outlooks of Bulger and Schaub, and it's not looking good for the Houston quarterback to play this week. McNabb is expected to return in Week 14. An improving Jackson has scored 28 fantasy points in his past two games. Testaverde will be a regular injury concern, so I cannot rank him any higher.

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