Running backs are the backbone of fantasy football, and the majority of fantasy owners spent their first-round pick on one in 2013.
Many of those same fantasy owners are not happy campers right now. The first round of most fantasy drafts this year is littered with running backs who are busts to this point, from Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens to the now-injured Doug Martin of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The top five at the position through seven games isn't exactly who we expected.
Given how surprising the first half of the fantasy season has been, it's fair to wonder if these backs will keep up their production or if a downturn could be around the corner.
With that in mind, here's a fantasy prognosis for the NFL's top five rushers through seven weeks.
Fantasy football stats courtesy of FFtoday.com, unless noted otherwise.