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ON THE RISE

ALEX SMITH49ers
The top pick of the 2004 draft will benefit from his strongest supporting castyet.

JAY CUTLERBroncos
The new face of the franchise threw two TDs in four starts out of his five as arookie.

MATT LEINARTCardinals
His 405 passing yards against the Vikings were more than Brady, Bulger orManning had in a single game last year.

ON THEDECLINE

JAKE DELHOMMEPanthers
In '06 he had his highest completion percentage as a starter--but his lowest TDtotal.

BYRON LEFTWICHJaguars
The fifth-year vet is running out of chances to prove he can be an elitepasser.

DONOVAN MCNABBEagles
Awesome when healthy, but his fantasy rating suffers after missing 13 startsover the last two seasons.

SLEEPERS

JASON CAMPBELLRedskins
After replacing Mark Brunell, he did not throw an interception in three roadstarts.

TRENT GREENDolphins
If his green linemen can provide a modicum of protection, he'll put up solidstats in Cam Cameron's quick-hitting offense.

J.P. LOSMANBills
Over the final eight games last season, his 12 touchdown passes were fourthbest in the NFL.

SI PLAYERRANKINGS FOR 2007 with 2006 stats

 

 

GAMES

COMP. PCT

PASS. YARDS

PASS. TDs

INTs

RUSH. YARDS

300-YARD GAMES

BYE WEEK

1.

Peyton Manning, Colts

16

65.0

4,397

31

9

36

6

6

2.

Drew Brees, Saints

16

64.3

4,418

26

11

32

8

4

3.

Tom Brady, Patriots

16

61.8

3,529

24

12

102

3

10

4.

Carson Palmer, Bengals

16

62.3

4,035

28

13

37

2

5

5.

Marc Bulger, Rams

16

62.9

4,301

24

8

44

8

9

6.

Jon Kitna, Lions

16

62.4

4,208

21

22

156

4

6

7.

Philip Rivers, Chargers

16

61.7

3,388

22

9

49

2

7

8.

Matt Hasselbeck, Seahawks

12

56.6

2,442

18

15

110

0

8

9.

Eli Manning, Giants

16

57.7

3,244

24

18

21

1

9

10.

Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers

15

59.7

3,513

18

23

98

2

6

11.

Tony Romo, Cowboys

16

65.3

2,903

19

13

102

3

8

12.

Vince Young, Titans

15

51.5

2,199

12

13

552

0

4

13.

Donovan McNabb, Eagles

10

57.0

2,647

18

6

212

4

5

14.

Alex Smith, 49ers

16

58.1

2,890

16

16

147

0

6

15.

Jay Cutler, Broncos

5

59.1

1,001

9

5

18

0

6

16.

Matt Leinart, Cardinals

12

56.8

2,547

11

12

49

1

8

17.

Rex Grossman, Bears

16

54.6

3,193

23

20

2

1

9

18.

Jeff Garcia, Buccaneers

8

61.7

1,309

10

2

87

1

10

19.

Brett Favre, Packers

16

56.0

3,885

18

18

29

3

7

20.

Chad Pennington, Jets

16

64.5

3,352

17

16

109

3

10

21.

Steve McNair, Ravens

16

63.0

3,050

16

12

119

1

8

22.

J.P. Losman, Bills

16

62.5

3,051

19

14

140

2

6

23.

Jake Delhomme, Panthers

13

61.0

2,805

17

11

12

1

7

24.

Matt Schaub, Texans

16

66.7

208

1

2

21

0

10

25.

Jason Campbell, Redskins

7

53.1

1,297

10

6

107

0

4

26.

Michael Vick, Falcons

16

52.6

2,474

20

13

1,039

0

8

27.

Byron Leftwich, Jaguars

6

59.0

1,159

7

5

41

0

4

28.

Trent Green, Dolphins

8

61.1

1,342

7

9

59

0

9

29.

Brady Quinn, Browns +

13

61.9

3,426

37

7

82

4

7

30.

Tarvaris Jackson, Vikings

4

58.0

475

2

4

77

0

5

31.

JaMarcus Russell, Raiders +

13

67.8

3,129

28

8

142

2

5

32.

Brodie Croyle, Chiefs

2

42.9

23

0

2

0

0

8

+ Collegestats

PHOTO

PETER READ MILLER (SMITH)

PHOTO

MATT STROSHANE/GETTY IMAGES (CAMPBELL)