Darren McFadden, Oakland Raiders
McFadden narrowly missed out on the number five spot on the countdown, based almost solely on the fact that he was injured yet again last week in the game against the Kansas City Chiefs. McFadden, a cross between Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson, possesses a rare combo of speed, size and strength that has allowed him to rush for over 600 yards so far this year. Although he is one of the NFL's most complete backs, McFadden loses major points for the constant injuries that have plagued him throughough his career.
LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia Eagles
McCoy is one of the most explosive backs in the NFL; he has already rushed for 569 yards and six touchdowns. A threat as a runner and receiver, McCoy's speed is matched by only a handful of players in the NFL. When McCoy gets outside of the defense, it is nearly impossible for opponents to stop him. McCoy's main drawback is that, while he is extremely dangerous near the sidelines, he is not consistently successful between the tackles, and he isn't the kind of back that can be relied on for the tough yards.
Arian Foster, Houston Texans
Foster is just beginning to hit his stride this year, and it is this slow start that has kept him off this list. Last year's rushing king, Foster is 16th this year in yards, mainly because he missed two games due to injury. Foster has had at least 100 yards from scrimmage in each of his last four games, though, so expect more from him as the season progresses. Foster is one of the league's most potent dual-threat backs, and his 2010 season doesn't look like a fluke.