athletes Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?  

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List Rules Vote up the most accomplished running backs currently playing in the NFL.

Using a combination of speed, strength, and agility, NFL running backs must carry that football through elite defenses. During the rush to a touchdown, they must avoid getting tackled and fumbling the ball, which sounds easier than it is. Only the most athletic halfbacks, tailbacks, and fullbacks are able to juke and spin their way onto this list of the best running backs in the NFL right now in 2016-2017. Some of whom might even end up among the greatest running backs in football history.

In his rookie year, Dallas Cowboy Ezekiel Elliott is leading the league in yards rushed and first downs rushed. However, New England Patriot LeGarrette Blount, who is in his seventh year, leads other RBs with 18 rushed touchdowns. Other notable running backs include Chicago Bear Jordan Howard, Tennessee Titan DeMarco Murray, and Pittsburgh Steeler Le'Veon Bell. 

Vote up the athletes you think are the best running backs in the NFL right now. Even if the player is a rookie or a veteran, just vote up the halfbacks, tailbacks, and fullbacks who are currently playing well in the league. Feel free to add other great running backs missing from the list. 

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Le'Veon Bell is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
Le'Veon Bell Pittsburgh Steelers

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Ezekiel Elliott is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
Ezekiel Elliott Dallas Cowboys

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David Johnson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
David Johnson Arizona Cardinals

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DeMarco Murray is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
DeMarco Murray Tennessee Titans

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LeSean McCoy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
LeSean McCoy Buffalo Bills

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Jay Ajayi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
Jay Ajayi Miami Dolphins

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Devonta Freeman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
Devonta Freeman Atlanta Falcons

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LeGarrette Blount is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
LeGarrette Blount New England Patriots

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Jordan Howard is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
Jordan Howard Chicago Bears

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Adrian Peterson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
Adrian Peterson Minnesota Vikings

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Todd Gurley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
Todd Gurley Los Angeles Rams

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Ty Montgomery is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?

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Lamar Miller is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
Lamar Miller Houston Texans

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Melvin Gordon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
Melvin Gordon San Diego Chargers

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Christian Mccaffrey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
Christian Mccaffrey

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Frank Gore is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
Frank Gore Indianapolis Colts

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Mark Ingram, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
Mark Ingram, Jr. New Orleans Saints

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Isaiah Crowell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
Isaiah Crowell Cleveland Browns

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Spencer Ware is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
Spencer Ware Kansas City Chiefs

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Carlos Hyde is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
Carlos Hyde San Francisco 49ers

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Latavius Murray is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
Latavius Murray Oakland Raiders

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Jeremy Hill is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
Jeremy Hill Cincinnati Bengals

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Jonathan Stewart is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
Jonathan Stewart Carolina Panthers

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Terrance West is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
Terrance West Baltimore Ravens

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Matt Forte is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
Matt Forte New York Jets

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Bilal Powell is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
Bilal Powell New York Jets

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Ryan Matthews is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
Ryan Matthews Philadelphia Eagles

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Robert Kelley is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
Robert Kelley Washington Redskins