NFL: 15 Running Backs Who Are a Lock for 1,000 Yards

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NFL: 15 Running Backs Who Are a Lock for 1,000 Yards
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The magic number for running backs: 1,000.

A successful year for a running back is gaining over 100 yards. While this may not be necessary for today's NFL (half of the playoff teams didn't have a 1,000-yard rusher), it still is the measure most analysts use to separate the top backs in the league.

In 2010, 17 backs reached the mark, two of them by less than ten yards. So, let's take a look at who has the best chance of making the grade in 2011, as well as possible sleepers.

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