[2017-18 NFL Position Power Rankings] The Running Backs

And we continue the 2017-18 NFL Position Power Rankings with a look at the guys who take perhaps the most beatings over the course of a season….the running backs!

This year’s #1 shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who followed the NFL last year. You may not like it, but it’s the truth and you should probably get used to it.

Anywhoo, as always, the depth charts are pulled from Rotoworld.com who is by far the best at updating their depth charts on a daily basis. If you have a gripe with who I have listed as your team starter, your gripe is with them. Unfortunately you are probably wrong.

LET’S GET TO THE GOODS!!!!

 

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32. Marshawn Lynch (Oakland Raiders)

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Age: 31
Career Rushing Yards: 9,112
Career Rushing TD’s: 74
Rushing Yards (for 2016-17 season): Didn’t play (417 in 2015)
Rushing TD’s (for 2016-17 season): Didn’t play (3 in 2015)
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


31. Ameer Abdullah (Detroit Lions)

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Age: 23
Career Rushing Yards: 698
Career Rushing TD’s: 2
Rushing Yards (for 2016-17 season): 101
Rushing TD’s (for 2016-17 season): 0
Last Year’s Ranking: 28th (2016)


30. Eddie Lacy (Seattle Seahawks)

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Age: 27
Career Rushing Yards: 3,435
Career Rushing TD’s: 23
Rushing Yards (for 2016-17 season): 360
Rushing TD’s (for 2016-17 season): 0
Last Year’s Ranking: 21st (2016), 4th (2015)


29. Paul Perkins (New York Giants)

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Age: 22
Career Rushing Yards: 456
Career Rushing TD’s: 0
Rushing Yards (for 2016-17 season): 456
Rushing TD’s (for 2016-17 season): 0
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


28. Doug Martin (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

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Age: 28
Career Rushing Yards: 4,227
Career Rushing TD’s: 23
Rushing Yards (for 2016-17 season): 421
Rushing TD’s (for 2016-17 season): 3
Last Year’s Ranking: 4th (2016), 28th (2015)


27. C.J. Anderson (Denver Broncos)

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Age: 26
Career Rushing Yards: 2,044
Career Rushing TD’s: 17
Rushing Yards (for 2016-17 season): 437
Rushing TD’s (for 2016-17 season): 4
Last Year’s Ranking: 19th (2016), 8th (2015)


26. Ty Montgomery (Green Bay Packers)

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Age: 24
Career Rushing Yards: 471
Career Rushing TD’s: 3
Rushing Yards (for 2016-17 season): 457
Rushing TD’s (for 2016-17 season): 3
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


25. Joe Mixon (Cincinnati Bengals)

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Age: 20
Career Rushing Yards: Rookie
Career Rushing TD’s: Rookie
Rushing Yards (for 2016-17 season): Rookie
Rushing TD’s (for 2016-17 season): Rookie
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


24. Dalvin Cook (Minnesota Vikings)

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Age: 21
Career Rushing Yards: Rookie
Career Rushing TD’s: Rookie
Rushing Yards (for 2016-17 season): Rookie
Rushing TD’s (for 2016-17 season): Rookie
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


23. Christian McCaffrey (Carolina Panthers)

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Age: 20
Career Rushing Yards: Rookie
Career Rushing TD’s: Rookie
Rushing Yards (for 2016-17 season): Rookie
Rushing TD’s (for 2016-17 season): Rookie
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


22. Leonard Fournette (Jacksonville Jaguars)

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Age: 22
Career Rushing Yards: Rookie
Career Rushing TD’s: Rookie
Rushing Yards (for 2016-17 season): Rookie
Rushing TD’s (for 2016-17 season): Rookie
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


21. Mike Gillislee (New England Patriots)

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Age: 26
Career Rushing Yards: 865
Career Rushing TD’s: 11
Rushing Yards (for 2016-17 season): 577
Rushing TD’s (for 2016-17 season): 8
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


20. Robert Kelley (Washington Redskins)

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Age: 24
Career Rushing Yards: 704
Career Rushing TD’s: 6
Rushing Yards (for 2016-17 season): 704
Rushing TD’s (for 2016-17 season): 6
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


19. Matt Forte (New York Jets)

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Age: 31
Career Rushing Yards: 9,415
Career Rushing TD’s: 52
Rushing Yards (for 2016-17 season): 813
Rushing TD’s (for 2016-17 season): 7
Last Year’s Ranking: 17th (2016), 12th (2015)


18. Terrance West (Baltimore Ravens)

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Age: 26
Career Rushing Yards: 1,678
Career Rushing TD’s: 9
Rushing Yards (for 2016-17 season): 774
Rushing TD’s (for 2016-17 season): 5
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


17. Frank Gore (Indianapolis Colts)

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Age: 34
Career Rushing Yards: 13,065
Career Rushing TD’s: 74
Rushing Yards (for 2016-17 season): 1,025
Rushing TD’s (for 2016-17 season): 4
Last Year’s Ranking: 18th (2016), 16th (2015)


16. Todd Gurley (Los Angeles Rams)

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Age: 22
Career Rushing Yards: 1,991
Career Rushing TD’s: 16
Rushing Yards (for 2016-17 season): 885
Rushing TD’s (for 2016-17 season): 6
Last Year’s Ranking: 3rd (2016), 18th (2015)


15. Spencer Ware (Kansas City Chiefs)

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Age: 25
Career Rushing Yards: 1,334
Career Rushing TD’s: 9
Rushing Yards (for 2016-17 season): 921
Rushing TD’s (for 2016-17 season): 3
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


14. Isaiah Crowell (Cleveland Browns)

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Age: 24
Career Rushing Yards: 2,265
Career Rushing TD’s: 19
Rushing Yards (for 2016-17 season): 952
Rushing TD’s (for 2016-17 season): 7
Last Year’s Ranking: 22nd (2016), 22nd (2015)


13. Carlos Hyde (San Francisco 49ers)

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Age: 26
Career Rushing Yards: 1,791
Career Rushing TD’s: 13
Rushing Yards (for 2016-17 season): 988
Rushing TD’s (for 2016-17 season): 6
Last Year’s Ranking: 25th (2016), 23rd (2015)


12. Lamar Miller (Houston Texans)

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Age: 26
Career Rushing Yards: 4,003
Career Rushing TD’s: 24
Rushing Yards (for 2016-17 season): 1,073
Rushing TD’s (for 2016-17 season): 5
Last Year’s Ranking: 8th (2016), 7th (2015)


11. LeGarrette Blount (Philadelphia Eagles)

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Age: 30
Career Rushing Yards: 5,122
Career Rushing TD’s: 49
Rushing Yards (for 2016-17 season): 1,161
Rushing TD’s (for 2016-17 season): 18
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


10. Mark Ingram (New Orleans Saints)

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Age: 27
Career Rushing Yards: 4,238
Career Rushing TD’s: 32
Rushing Yards (for 2016-17 season): 1,043
Rushing TD’s (for 2016-17 season): 6
Last Year’s Ranking: 15th (2016), 13th (2015)


9. Melvin Gordon (Los Angeles Chargers)

NFL: Kansas City Chiefs at San Diego Chargers

Age: 24
Career Rushing Yards: 1,638
Career Rushing TD’s: 10
Rushing Yards (for 2016-17 season): 997
Rushing TD’s (for 2016-17 season): 10
Last Year’s Ranking: 29th (2016), 17th (2015)


8. Devonta Freeman (Atlanta Falcons)

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Age: 25
Career Rushing Yards: 2,388
Career Rushing TD’s: 23
Rushing Yards (for 2016-17 season): 1,079
Rushing TD’s (for 2016-17 season): 11
Last Year’s Ranking: 5th (2016), 24th (2015)


7. Le’Veon Bell (Pittsburgh Steelers)

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Age: 25
Career Rushing Yards: 4,045
Career Rushing TD’s: 26
Rushing Yards (for 2016-17 season): 1,268
Rushing TD’s (for 2016-17 season): 7
Last Year’s Ranking: 1st (2016), 2nd (2015)


6. Jay Ajayi (Miami Dolphins)

NFL: Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins

Age: 23
Career Rushing Yards: 1,459
Career Rushing TD’s: 9
Rushing Yards (for 2016-17 season): 1,272
Rushing TD’s (for 2016-17 season): 8
Last Year’s Ranking: 32nd (2016)


5. DeMarco Murray (Tennessee Titans)

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Age: 29
Career Rushing Yards: 6,515
Career Rushing TD’s: 43
Rushing Yards (for 2016-17 season): 1,287
Rushing TD’s (for 2016-17 season): 9
Last Year’s Ranking: 30th (2016), 3rd (2015)


4. Jordan Howard (Chicago Bears)

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Age: 22
Career Rushing Yards: 1,313
Career Rushing TD’s: 6
Rushing Yards (for 2016-17 season): 1,313
Rushing TD’s (for 2016-17 season): 6
Last Year’s Ranking: Not ranked


3. LeSean McCoy (Buffalo Bills)

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Age: 28
Career Rushing Yards: 8,954
Career Rushing TD’s: 60
Rushing Yards (for 2016-17 season): 1,267
Rushing TD’s (for 2016-17 season): 13
Last Year’s Ranking: 13th (2016), 10th (2015)


2. David Johnson (Arizona Cardinals)

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Age: 25
Career Rushing Yards: 1,820
Career Rushing TD’s: 24
Rushing Yards (for 2016-17 season): 1,239
Rushing TD’s (for 2016-17 season): 16
Last Year’s Ranking: 14th (2016)


1. Ezekiel Elliott (Dallas Cowboys)

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Age: 21
Career Rushing Yards: 1,631
Career Rushing TD’s: 15
Rushing Yards (for 2016-17 season): 1,631
Rushing TD’s (for 2016-17 season): 15
Last Year’s Ranking: 11th (2016)

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