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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 2017-2018. 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

2
341 167
Todd Gurley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
Todd Gurley Los Angeles Rams

3
341 231
Ezekiel Elliott is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
Ezekiel Elliott Dallas Cowboys

4
233 143
Alvin Kamara is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
Lucinda Gonzalez added Alvin Kamara New Orleans Saints: Rookie (2017)

5
273 184
David Johnson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
David Johnson Arizona Cardinals

6
215 130
Leonard Fournette is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
Lucinda Gonzalez added Leonard Fournette Jacksonville Jaguars: Rookie (2017)

7
240 165
LeSean McCoy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
LeSean McCoy Buffalo Bills

8
193 123
Kareem Hunt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
Lucinda Gonzalez added Kareem Hunt Kansas City Chiefs: Rookie (2017)

9
179 134
Devonta Freeman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
Devonta Freeman Atlanta Falcons

10
157 122
Mark Ingram, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
Mark Ingram, Jr. New Orleans Saints

11
161 142
Jay Ajayi is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
Jay Ajayi Miami Dolphins

12
126 126
Melvin Gordon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
Melvin Gordon San Diego Chargers

13
127 136
Jordan Howard is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
Jordan Howard Chicago Bears

14
126 139
LeGarrette Blount is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
LeGarrette Blount New England Patriots

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99 103
Christian Mccaffrey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
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16
126 152
DeMarco Murray is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
DeMarco Murray Tennessee Titans

17
78 84
Derrick Henry is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
Lucinda Gonzalez added Derrick Henry Tennessee Titans: Rookie (2016)

18
90 115
Adrian Peterson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
amjay56 added Adrian Peterson Minnesota Vikings

19
64 83
Tevin Coleman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
Lucinda Gonzalez added Tevin Coleman Atlanta Falcons: Rookie (2015)

20
82 133
Frank Gore is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
Frank Gore Indianapolis Colts

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2 3
Darren Sproles is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
1526579089152 added Darren Sproles New Orleans Saints - Eagles

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55 98
Latavius Murray is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
Latavius Murray Oakland Raiders

23
39 75
Alex Collins is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
Lucinda Gonzalez added Alex Collins Seattle Seahawks, Baltimore Ravens: Rookie (2016)

24
56 107
Carlos Hyde is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
Carlos Hyde San Francisco 49ers

25
63 122
Lamar Miller is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
Lamar Miller Houston Texans

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51 102
Jonathan Stewart is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
Jonathan Stewart Carolina Panthers

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40 90
Ty Montgomery is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
amjay56 added Ty Montgomery

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41 101
Matt Forte is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
Matt Forte New York Jets

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37 97
Jeremy Hill is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
Jeremy Hill Cincinnati Bengals

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36 103
Isaiah Crowell is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
Isaiah Crowell Cleveland Browns

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28 91
Robert Kelley is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
Robert Kelley Washington Redskins

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29 98
Spencer Ware is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
Spencer Ware Kansas City Chiefs

33
23 90
Bilal Powell is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
Bilal Powell New York Jets

34
24 97
Ryan Matthews is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
Ryan Matthews Philadelphia Eagles

35
22 92
Terrance West is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
Terrance West Baltimore Ravens