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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 the 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. Some of whom might even end up among the greatest running backs in football history.

In his rookie year, Dallas Cowboy Ezekiel Elliott lead the league in yards rushed and first downs rushed. However, New England Patriot LeGarrette Blount lead other RBs with 18 rushing 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. If you're a fantasy football player, head over and help decide the best fantasy football RBs of 2019.

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Christian McCaffrey is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
Christian McCaffrey Carolina Panthers
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Saquon Barkley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
SuperUnicorn33 added Saquon Barkley New York Giants
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Alvin Kamara is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
Lucinda Gonzalez added New Orleans Saints
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Ezekiel Elliott is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
Dallas Cowboys
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Dalvin Cook is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
Minnesota Vikings
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Todd Gurley is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
Los Angeles Rams
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Nick Chubb is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
Cleveland Browns
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Josh Jacobs is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
LuckyDarth123 added Oakland Raiders
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Aaron Jones is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
GDGD1 added Green Bay Packers
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Le'Veon Bell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
New York Jets
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Derrick Henry is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
Lucinda Gonzalez added Tennessee Titans
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Melvin Gordon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
Melvin Gordon Los Angeles Chargers
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Mark Ingram, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
Baltimore Ravens
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Leonard Fournette is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
Lucinda Gonzalez added
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Chris Carson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
Seattle Seahawks
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Kareem Hunt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
Lucinda Gonzalez added Cleveland Browns
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James Conner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
ndog added Pittsburgh Steelers
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David Johnson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
Arizona Cardinals
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Phillip Lindsay is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
135045 added Denver Broncos
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Joe Mixon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
Cincinnati Bengals
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Sony Michel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
135045 added New England Patriots
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Adrian Peterson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
amjay56 added Washington Redskins
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Devonta Freeman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
Devonta Freeman Atlanta Falcons
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LeSean McCoy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
Buffalo Bills
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James White is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Is the Best Running Back in the NFL Right Now?
GDGD1 added New England Patriots