SportingNews.com - Your expert source for NFL Football stats, scores, standings, blogs and fantasy news from NFL Football columnists: "RealScouts, Sporting News' team of former NFL scouts, analyzes the top 10 running backs scheduled to be available when the free-agency period opens Friday:
1. Brandon Jacobs, Giants: Slapped with the franchise tag, Jacobs' size and physical running style help set up everything the Giants try to do on offense. His absence late in the season exposed some of the team's other weaknesses. He is critical to the Giants' success, and he will now get paid like it."