The running back position has been quite a mystery to this point in the young NFL season. With names like C.J. Spiller and Reggie Bush leading the league in rushing, first-round fantasy selections have proven somewhat insignificant in many ways.
Of course you have the studs like Arian Foster and Ray Rice producing typical first-round numbers. But you also have the duds such as Jamaal Charles and Chris Johnson.
Either way you look at it, the RB position is an invaluable commodity in reality and fantasy worlds alike. In a continuously evolving quarterback-friendly league, the ground game often makes the difference between a win or a loss.
The important thing to take into consideration is a team's offensive tendencies and their opposing defense. So I think it is safe to say you won't find Michael Turner anywhere on this list.
Week 3 of the NFL season sometimes separates pretenders from contenders. With an inordinate amount of .500 teams entering this week's action, the difference between 2-1 and 1-2 looms large.
Here are a handful of running backs who must be in your starting lineup come Sunday.