As the catalyst to an offense, the running back can easily prove how important he is to a squad.
And when it comes to discussing the top backs in this league, there is typically a list of the “usual suspects." These players have continually produced, are very popular and are heavily relied on to lead their teams.
Yet, a lot of their success comes from the strength of schedule (SOS) for each team.
An elite back will most likely have his way with just about anyone, but having a favorable SOS plays a huge part in the preparation and plan of attack.
Let’s take a look at the league’s top 10 running backs, ranking them based on their strength of schedule.