2018 Running Back Rankings

Ever since I wrote my 2018 Quarterback Rankings I thought I’d try my hat in the ring at ranking the major running backs of 2018. Like my past article, there a few qualifications that each running back must follow just like the quarterbacks had to abide by. One, there can only be running back from each team. So there will be only 32 running backs on this ranking. That’s right no running back duos in this one. Two, each running back has to have played in half of the season which qualifies as eight games. Three, running backs will be ranked on specific categories that I had collected over the 2018 season. One of those categories is “games played” which means all the games they played in not just the ones they started in. Finally, there will be an awards section at the end which will congratulate the best and the worst of those categories. Without further ado, I present my 2018 Running Back Rankings.

 

#32Divisional Round - Indianapolis Colts v Kansas City Chiefs

Name Damien Williams
Team Kansas City Chiefs
Total Games Played 16
Rush Attempts 50
Rushing Yards 256
Yards Per Carry 5.1
Rushing Touchdowns 4
Receptions 23
Receiving Yards 160
Receiving Touchdowns 2
Fumbles 1

 

#31alexc

Name Alex Collins
Team Baltimore Ravens
Total Games Played 10
Rush Attempts 114
Rushing Yards 411
Yards Per Carry 3.6
Rushing Touchdowns 7
Receptions 15
Receiving Yards 105
Receiving Touchdowns 1
Fumbles 3

 

#30leonardf

Name Leonard Fournette
Team Jacksonville Jaguars
Total Games Played 8
Rush Attempts 133
Rushing Yards 439
Yards Per Carry 3.3
Rushing Touchdowns 5
Receptions 22
Receiving Yards 185
Receiving Touchdowns 1
Fumbles 0

 

#29josha

Name Josh Adams
Team Philadelphia Eagles
Total Games Played 14
Rush Attempts 120
Rushing Yards 511
Yards Per Carry 4.3
Rushing Touchdowns 3
Receptions 7
Receiving Yards 53
Receiving Touchdowns 0
Fumbles 1

 

#28leseanm

Name LeSean McCoy
Team Buffalo Bills
Total Games Played 14
Rush Attempts 161
Rushing Yards 514
Yards Per Carry 3.2
Rushing Touchdowns 3
Receptions 34
Receiving Yards 238
Receiving Touchdowns 0
Fumbles 0

 

#27Green Bay Packers v Minnesota Vikings

Name Dalvin Cook
Team Minnesota Vikings
Total Games Played 11
Rush Attempts 133
Rushing Yards 615
Yards Per Carry 4.6
Rushing Touchdowns 2
Receptions 40
Receiving Yards 305
Receiving Touchdowns 2
Fumbles 2

 

#26kerryonj

Name Kerryon Johnson
Team Detroit Lions
Total Games Played 10
Rush Attempts 118
Rushing Yards 641
Yards Per Carry 5.4
Rushing Touchdowns 3
Receptions 32
Receiving Yards 213
Receiving Touchdowns 1
Fumbles 1

 

#25isaiahc

Name Isaiah Crowell
Team New York Jets
Total Games Played 13
Rush Attempts 143
Rushing Yards 685
Yards Per Carry 4.8
Rushing Touchdowns 6
Receptions 21
Receiving Yards 152
Receiving Touchdowns 0
Fumbles 0

 

#24Oakland Raiders v Denver Broncos

Name Doug Martin
Team Oakland Raiders
Total Games Played 16
Rush Attempts 172
Rushing Yards 723
Yards Per Carry 4.2
Rushing Touchdowns 4
Receptions 18
Receiving Yards 116
Receiving Touchdowns 0
Fumbles 3

 

#23frankg

Name Frank Gore
Team Miami Dolphins
Total Games Played 14
Rush Attempts 156
Rushing Yards 722
Yards Per Carry 4.6
Rushing Touchdowns 0
Receptions 18
Receiving Yards 116
Receiving Touchdowns 0
Fumbles 3

 

#22aaronj

Name Aaron Jones
Team Green Bay Packers
Total Games Played 12
Rush Attempts 133
Rushing Yards 728
Yards Per Carry 5.5
Rushing Touchdowns 8
Receptions 26
Receiving Yards 206
Receiving Touchdowns 1
Fumbles 1

 

#21telvinc

Name Tevin Coleman
Team Atlanta Falcons
Total Games Played 16
Rush Attempts 167
Rushing Yards 800
Yards Per Carry 4.8
Rushing Touchdowns 4
Receptions 32
Receiving Yards 276
Receiving Touchdowns 5
Fumbles 0

 

#20peytonb

Name Peyton Barber
Team Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Total Games Played 16
Rush Attempts 234
Rushing Yards 871
Yards Per Carry 3.7
Rushing Touchdowns 5
Receptions 20
Receiving Yards 92
Receiving Touchdowns 1
Fumbles 1

 

#19mattb

Name Matt Breida
Team San Francisco 49ers
Total Games Played 14
Rush Attempts 153
Rushing Yards 814
Yards Per Carry 5.3
Rushing Touchdowns 3
Receptions 27
Receiving Yards 261
Receiving Touchdowns 2
Fumbles 1

 

#18marlonm

Name Marlon Mack
Team Indianapolis Colts
Total Games Played 12
Rush Attempts 195
Rushing Yards 908
Yards Per Carry 4.7
Rushing Touchdowns 9
Receptions 17
Receiving Yards 103
Receiving Touchdowns 1
Fumbles 2

 

#17jh

Name Jordan Howard
Team Chicago Bears
Total Games Played 16
Rush Attempts 250
Rushing Yards 935
Yards Per Carry 3.7
Rushing Touchdowns 9
Receptions 20
Receiving Yards 145
Receiving Touchdowns 0
Fumbles 1

 

#16dj

Name David Johnson
Team Arizona Cardinals
Total Games Played 16
Rush Attempts 258
Rushing Yards 940
Yards Per Carry 3.6
Rushing Touchdowns 7
Receptions 50
Receiving Yards 446
Receiving Touchdowns 3
Fumbles 2

 

#15sonym

Name Sony Michel
Team New England Patriots
Total Games Played 13
Rush Attempts 209
Rushing Yards 931
Yards Per Carry 4.5
Rushing Touchdowns 6
Receptions 7
Receiving Yards 50
Receiving Touchdowns 0
Fumbles 0

 

#14lm

Name Lamar Miller
Team Houston Texans
Total Games Played 14
Rush Attempts 210
Rushing Yards 973
Yards Per Carry 4.6
Rushing Touchdowns 5
Receptions 25
Receiving Yards 163
Receiving Touchdowns 1
Fumbles 1

 

#13nickc

Name Nick Chubb
Team Cleveland Browns
Total Games Played 16
Rush Attempts 192
Rushing Yards 996
Yards Per Carry 5.2
Rushing Touchdowns 8
Receptions 20
Receiving Yards 149
Receiving Touchdowns 2
Fumbles 0

 

#12melving

Name Melvin Gordon
Team Los Angeles Chargers
Total Games Played 12
Rush Attempts 175
Rushing Yards 885
Yards Per Carry 5.1
Rushing Touchdowns 10
Receptions 50
Receiving Yards 490
Receiving Touchdowns 4
Fumbles 1

 

#11adrianp

Name Adrian Peterson
Team Washington Redskins
Total Games Played 16
Rush Attempts 251
Rushing Yards 1,042
Yards Per Carry 4.2
Rushing Touchdowns 7
Receptions 20
Receiving Yards 208
Receiving Touchdowns 1
Fumbles 2

 

#10derrickh

Name Derrick Henry
Team Tennessee Titans
Total Games Played 16
Rush Attempts 215
Rushing Yards 1,059
Yards Per Carry 4.9
Rushing Touchdowns 12
Receptions 15
Receiving Yards 99
Receiving Touchdowns 0
Fumbles 1

 

#9jamesc

Name James Conner
Team Pittsburgh Steelers
Total Games Played 13
Rush Attempts 215
Rushing Yards 973
Yards Per Carry 4.5
Rushing Touchdowns 12
Receptions 55
Receiving Yards 497
Receiving Touchdowns 1
Fumbles 2

 

#8pl

Name Phillip Lindsay
Team Denver Broncos
Total Games Played 15
Rush Attempts 192
Rushing Yards 1,037
Yards Per Carry 5.4
Rushing Touchdowns 9
Receptions 35
Receiving Yards 241
Receiving Touchdowns 1
Fumbles 0

 

#7chrisc

Name Chris Carson
Team Seattle Seahawks
Total Games Played 14
Rush Attempts 247
Rushing Yards 1,151
Yards Per Carry 4.7
Rushing Touchdowns 9
Receptions 20
Receiving Yards 163
Receiving Touchdowns 0
Fumbles 2

 

#6jm

Name Joe Mixon
Team Cincinnati Bengals
Total Games Played 14
Rush Attempts 237
Rushing Yards 1,168
Yards Per Carry 4.9
Rushing Touchdowns 8
Receptions 43
Receiving Yards 296
Receiving Touchdowns 1
Fumbles 0

 

#5alvink

Name Alvin Kamara
Team New Orleans Saints
Total Games Played 15
Rush Attempts 194
Rushing Yards 883
Yards Per Carry 4.6
Rushing Touchdowns 14
Receptions 81
Receiving Yards 709
Receiving Touchdowns 4
Fumbles 1

 

#4christianm

Name Christian McCaffrey
Team Carolina Panthers
Total Games Played 16
Rush Attempts 219
Rushing Yards 1,098
Yards Per Carry 5
Rushing Touchdowns 7
Receptions 107
Receiving Yards 867
Receiving Touchdowns 6
Fumbles 1

 

#3saquonb

Name Saquon Barkley
Team New York Giants
Total Games Played 16
Rush Attempts 261
Rushing Yards 1,307
Yards Per Carry 5
Rushing Touchdowns 11
Receptions 91
Receiving Yards 721
Receiving Touchdowns 4
Fumbles 0

 

#2ezekiele

Name Ezekiel Elliott
Team Dallas Cowboys
Total Games Played 15
Rush Attempts 304
Rushing Yards 1,434
Yards Per Carry 4.7
Rushing Touchdowns 6
Receptions 77
Receiving Yards 567
Receiving Touchdowns 3
Fumbles 0

 

#1toddg

Name Todd Gurley
Team Los Angeles Rams
Total Games Played 14
Rush Attempts 256
Rushing Yards 1,251
Yards Per Carry 4.9
Rushing Touchdowns 17
Receptions 59
Receiving Yards 580
Receiving Touchdowns 4
Fumbles 1

 

2018 Running Back Awards

Most Games Played

Damien Williams, Doug Martin, Tevin Coleman, Peyton Barber, Jordan Howard, David Johnson, Nick Chubb, Adrian Peterson, Derrick Henry, Christian McCaffrey, Saquon Barkley

(16)

Least # of Games Played

Leonard Fournette

(8)

Most Rushing Attempts

Ezekiel Elliott

(304)

Least # of Rushing Attempts

Damien Williams

(50)

Most Rushing Yards

Ezekiel Elliott

(1,434)

Least # of Rushing Yards

Damien Williams

(256)

Most Rushing Touchdowns

Todd Gurley

(17)

Least # of Rushing Touchdowns

Frank Gore

(0)

Best YPC (Yards Per Carry)

Aaron Jones

(5.5)

Worst YPC (Yards Per Carry)

LeSean McCoy

(3.2)

Most Receptions

Christian McCaffrey

(107)

Least Receptions

Josh Adams/Sony Michel

(7)

Most Receiving Yards

Christian McCaffrey

(867)

Least # of Receiving Yards

Sony Michel

(50)

Most Receiving Touchdowns

Christian McCaffrey

(6)

Least # of Receiving Touchdowns

Josh Adams, LeSean McCoy, Isaiah Crowell, Doug Martin, Frank Gore, Jordan Howard, Sony Michel, Derrick Henry, Chris Carson

(0)

Most Fumbles

Alex Collins, Doug Martin, Frank Gore

(3)

Least # of Fumbles

Leonard Fournette, LeSean McCoy, Isaiah Crowell, Tevin Coleman, Sony Michel, Nick Chubb, Phillip Lindsay, Joe Mixon, Saquon Barkley, Ezekiel Elliott

(0)

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