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Dr. Z's Top 10 Running Backs/NFL Midseason Report

1. MARSHALL FAULK, Rams--A combination running back-wideout, he
has gained more yards as a receiver than any other back.

2. CHARLIE GARNER, 49ers--The critics questioned his durability,
but only eight backs have more carries this season.

3. RICKY WILLIAMS, Saints--This big thumper, who had five
straight 100-yard games, gives New Orleans's offense its

4. EDGERRIN JAMES, Colts--A junior Faulk, he's equally valuable on
the rush and as a receiver for Peyton Manning.

5. EDDIE GEORGE, Titans--No one finishes a run better than he
does. Tennessee's attack went kaput when he went out against the
Ravens on Oct. 22.

6. CURTIS MARTIN, Jets--An inspirational leader, he's the glue
that holds the New York offense together.

7. STEPHEN DAVIS, Redskins--The NFL's second-leading rusher is a
big back with speed who's cut from the same mold as John Riggins.

8. ROBERT SMITH, Vikings--A glider who always gets his yards, he
hasn't rushed for fewer than 61 in a game this season.

9. MIKE ANDERSON, Broncos--A power runner who started the season
third on the depth chart, this rookie came out of nowhere to
save the ground game.

10. WARRICK DUNN, Bucs--He has the best one-on-one moves of any
of them. Tampa Bay is finally figuring out a way to feature him.

--Paul Zimmerman