1. Marshall Faulk, Rams—A combination running back-wideout, he has gained more yards as a receiver than any other back.
2. Charlie Garner, 49ers—The critics questioned his durability, but only eight backs have more carries this season.
3. Ricky Williams, Saints—This big thumper, who had five straight 100-yard games, gives New Orleans's offense its identity.
4. Edgerrin James, Colts—A junior Faulk, he's equally valuable on the rush and as a receiver for Peyton Manning.
5. Eddie George, Titans—No one finishes a run better than he does. Tennessee's attack went kaput when he went out against the Ravens on Oct. 22.
6. Curtis Martin, Jets—An inspirational leader, he's the glue that holds the New York offense together.
7. Stephen Davis, Redskins—The NFL's second-leading rusher is a big back with speed who's cut from the same mold as John Riggins.
8. Robert Smith, Vikings—A glider who always gets his yards, he hasn't rushed for fewer than 61 in a game this season.
9. Mike Anderson, Broncos—A power runner who started the season third on the depth chart, this rookie came out of nowhere to save the ground game.
10. Warrick Dunn, Bucs—He has the best one-on-one moves of any of them. Tampa Bay is finally figuring out a way to feature him.