Who Leads the NFL in Rushing Yards This Year?

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San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey runs
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BetMGM Staff @BETMGM Nov 01, 2023, 3:40 PM
  • Tracking the NFL rushing leaders for 2023.

While the NFL has become known for its pass-happy nature, the importance of having a solid running game cannot be underestimated. Teams with the best running backs are usually popular in NFL betting.

Who Leads the NFL in Rushing Yards This Year?

Rank Name Team Rushing Yards
1 Christian McCaffrey San Francisco 49ers 652
2 Zack Moss Indianapolis Colts 589
3 Travis Etienne Jacksonville Jaguars 583
4 D’Andre Swift Philadelphia Eagles 571
5 Derrick Henry Tennessee Titans 526
6 Raheem Mostert Miami Dolphins 520
7 Kenneth Walker III Seattle Seahawks 516
8 James Cook Buffalo Bills 486
9 Bijan Robinson Atlanta Falcons 466
10 De’Von Achane Miami Dolphins 460
11 Isiah Pacheco Kansas City Chiefs 459
12 Kyren Williams Los Angeles Rams 456
13 Joe Mixon Cincinnati Bengals 453
14 Breece Hall New York Jets 443
15 Gus Edwards Baltimore Ravens 426
16 Tony Pollard Dallas Cowboys 423
17 Saquon Barkley New York Giants 412
18 Josh Jacobs Las Vegas Raiders 408
19 Jahmyr Gibbs Detroit Lions 399
20 Alexander Mattison Minnesota Vikings 390
21 David Montgomery Detroit Lions 385
22 Brian Robinson Washington Commanders 384
23 Jerome Ford Cleveland Browns 381
24 Lamar Jackson Baltimore Ravens 380
25 James Conner Arizona Cardinals 364

Week 8 was a strong one for running backs. Jahmyr Gibbs seized his opportunity with David Montgomery sidelined, rushing for a league-best 152 yards and one touchdown on Monday Night Football as the Lions beat the Raiders.

Saquon Barkley ignored trade rumors, rushing for 128 yards on a whopping 36 carries. It was a losing effort as the Giants fell to the New York Jets.

Derrick Henry continued his hot streak, running for 101 yards on 22 carries to aid the Tennessee Titans in a 28-23 victory over the Atlanta Falcons.

 

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