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Engel's Rankings Update: Weather factors

Updated: December 23, 2007, 9:30 AM ET
By Scott Engel | ESPN.com

Here are my revised lineup rankings for Week 16. All changes are official as of Sunday, December 23, at 9 a.m. ET and reflect all the latest injury and lineup news, plus any other recent trends.

MOVING: The weather forecasts have much to do with today's changes. Warner moves up to third, ahead of Hasselbeck, who is expected to deal with rain, even though winds are supposed to be light, according to the Weather Channel's Web site. Anderson and Palmer will both deal with strong winds, but at this point, given the good matchups for each in the game, you should still go with one of these guys if you have him in a very important fantasy game. Only bench one if you have another top-level quarterback. I list Palmer first because he has more experience playing in any challenging conditions. Favre falls to eighth as he is expected to deal with a wind speed of 27 mph at Chicago. McNabb has a seemingly good matchup, but he has not played well enough this year for me to trust him in a fantasy game of major importance. Rosenfels is a quality option against the Colts, who really have nothing left to play for. Chad Pennington will be less useful without Laveranues Coles. Eli Manning and Trent Edwards are expected to deal with rain, thunder and strong winds, so neither is a recommended starter this week.


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