Rest assured, I wrote this article after extensive research. The list was compiled after looking at about 175 candidates. Some of the stats that I focused on in coming up with the list were rushing yards, yards per game, rushing touchdowns, yards per carry, receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns.
After placing all the candidates in order based on stats, I weighed each stat appropriately: for example I feel that rushing yards were more important than receiving touchdowns, therefore it was weighed heavier in my rankings.
After compiling the list based solely on stats I took other factors into account such as career length, whether injuries played a part, and also when they played.
Finally, I injected my own opinion into the list since, after all, it is my list.
The list will consist of fullbacks, tailbacks, halfbacks and anyone else you might consider a running back.
It should be noted that this list is about players who handled the ball so you won't see great fullbacks that were strictly blockers on the list.
The stats for current players are up through week 6 of the current NFL season.
I know that there will be many differing opinions about this list, but I hope you enjoy it regardless.