Not since LaDainian Tomlinson in 2006 has a running back been so much better than his position-mates.
Quarterbacks are breaking records left and right in the pass-happy NFL, but that makes high-caliber running backs all the more valuable. Many of last season’s top performers appear on this list, but keep in mind there’s usually a major bust or two, likely due to the heavy workload of the position causing a hangover effect.
Le’Veon Bell scored a 1-yard touchdown with 1:28 left and the Pittsburgh Steelers withstood Green Bay’s last throw into the end zone, dealing the Packers’ playoff hopes a blow with a wild, 38-31 win Sunday.
Here are a list of players that you should target in free agency, or in trades early in the year that will pay off down the road.
With Northwestern again holding a late lead, coach Pat Fitzgerald was willing to punt the ball away and put his defense on the spot. This time, the Wildcats held firm.