Commentary

Engel's 2007 Rankings: Moss up to No. 1

Updated: October 3, 2007, 8:23 AM ET
By Scott Engel | ESPN.com
Each week, I will update my overall fantasy football player rankings for the 2007 season. These ratings are overall in-season rankings, not weekly lineup recommendations. They serve as a handy reference tool to make trades and decisions on long-term starters. Last week's rankings for each player are in parentheses.

Quarterbacks
1. Tom Brady, Patriots (1)
2. Peyton Manning, Colts (2)
3. Tony Romo, Cowboys (4)
4. Carson Palmer, Bengals (3)
5. Jon Kitna, Lions (5)
6. Brett Favre, Packers (10)
7. Matt Hasselbeck, Seahawks (7)
8. Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers (9)
9. Vince Young, Titans (11)
10. Matt Schaub, Texans (17)
11. David Garrard, Jaguars (12)
12. Jay Cutler, Broncos (14)
13. Donovan McNabb, Eagles (6)
14. Eli Manning, Giants (15)
15. Daunte Culpepper, Raiders (NR)
16. Jeff Garcia, Buccaneers (21)
17. Philip Rivers, Chargers (16)
18. Trent Green, Dolphins (19)
19. Jason Campbell, Redskins (20)
20. Derek Anderson, Browns (24)
21. Marc Bulger, Rams (8)
22. Chad Pennington, Jets (23)
23. Drew Brees, Saints (18)
24. Joey Harrington, Falcons (25)
25. Trent Edwards, Bills (NR)
NOTES: Romo continues to roll, and he now occupies the No. 3 slot over Palmer, who has played below expectations the past two games. Favre makes a considerable jump into the top six, and it's a good bet he will stay there with the defense not forcing him to play from behind, when he is most vulnerable to making mistakes. Hasselbeck actually has been underrated so far. Schaub really impressed me with his ability to still post good numbers without much weaponry this past week. McNabb quickly lost the lofty status we thought he had regained a week ago, and Culpepper leaped into the top 15, although it's no safe bet he'll stay there. Garcia has been adequate, and sooner or later, I am simply going to have to believe in Anderson. There's really no way you can start Bulger or Brees in any league right now; the latter was idle in Week 4 but drops as others move up. As you can see, I'm really not a believer in Harrington. I don't care what the recent numbers say; I have him ready to stumble off the list at any time.

Running Backs
1. LaDainian Tomlinson, Chargers (1)
2. Joseph Addai, Colts (2)
3. Willie Parker, Steelers (3)
4. Travis Henry, Broncos (7)
5. Shaun Alexander, Seahawks (6)
6. Ronnie Brown, Dolphins (17)
7. Frank Gore, 49ers (4)
8. Brian Westbrook, Eagles (5)
9 . LaMont Jordan, Raiders (9)
10. Marion Barber III, Cowboys (10)
11. Adrian Peterson, Vikings (8)
12. Clinton Portis, Redskins (11)
13. Larry Johnson, Chiefs (13)
14. Edgerrin James, Cardinals (15)
15. Willis McGahee, Ravens (12)
16. Marshawn Lynch, Bills (18)
17. Jamal Lewis, Browns (24)
18. Derrick Ward, Giants (20)
19. Thomas Jones, Jets (16)
20. Reggie Bush, Saints (19)
21. Cedric Benson, Bears (21)
22. Rudi Johnson, Bengals (14)
23. Laurence Maroney, Patriots (22)
24. LenDale White, Titans (26)
25. Sammy Morris, Patriots (35)
26. Earnest Graham, Buccaneers (42)
27. DeShaun Foster, Panthers (27)
28. Ahman Green, Texans (23)
29. Maurice Jones-Drew, Jaguars (29)
30. Steven Jackson, Rams (30)
31. Fred Taylor, Jaguars (31)
32. Brian Leonard, Rams (28)
33. Kevin Jones, Lions (36)
34. Julius Jones, Cowboys (34)
35. Warrick Dunn, Falcons (33)
36. Michael Pittman, Buccaneers (NR)
37. Chester Taylor, Vikings (41)
38. Kenny Watson, Bengals (NR)
39. Chris Brown, Titans (37)
40. DeAngelo Williams, Panthers (40)
41. Tatum Bell, Lions (38)
42. Jerious Norwood, Falcons (39)
43. Justin Fargas, Raiders (NR)
44. Ladell Betts, Redskins (44)
45. Brandon Jacobs, Giants (45)
46. Correll Buckhalter, Eagles (NR)
47. Vernand Morency, Packers (46)
48. Aaron Stecker, Saints (47)
49. Brandon Jackson, Packers (32)
50. Ron Dayne, Texans (50)

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