Who Leads the NFL in Rushing Yards This Year?

While the NFL has become known for its pass-happy nature, the importance of having a solid running game cannot be underestimated. Throughout the season, this space will monitor the league’s rushing leaders. 

Here is how things shake out entering Week 16:

Rank

Player

Team

Rushing Yards

1 Josh Jacobs LVR 1495
2 Derrick Henry TEN 1303
3 Nick Chubb CLE 1252
4 Saquon Barkley NYG 1170
5 Miles Sanders PHI 1110
6 Dalvin Cook MIN 1045
7 Justin Fields CHI 1000
8 Tony Pollard DAL 969
9 Dameon Pierce HOU 939
10 Aaron Jones GNB 937
11 Christian McCaffrey SF/CAR 927
12 Travis Etienne JAX 917
13 Rhamondre Stevenson NE 914
14 Jonathan Taylor IND 861
15 Jamaal Williams DET 839
16 Najee Harris PIT 790
17 Ezekiel Elliott DAL 774
18 Lamar Jackson BAL 764
19 Jalen Hurts PHI 747
20 Raheem Mostert MIA 746
21 Tyler Allgeier ATL 743
22 Joe Mixon CIN 722
23 Jeff Wilson MIA/SF 706
24 Josh Allen BUF 705
25 Kenneth Walker III SEA 696

Josh Jacobs of the Las Vegas Raiders remains at the top of the rushing yards leaderboard. Jacobs carried the ball 22 times for 93 yards, adding two catches for 17 additional yards in the Raiders’ wild Week 15 win over the New England Patriots. While the 24-year-old failed to find the end zone, Jacobs did top 100 scrimmage yards for the sixth straight week. With three games remaining, the former Alabama standout is on pace to capture his first-career rushing title, sitting 192 yards clear of Tennessee Titans star bruiser Derrick Henry.