Top 5 NFL rushing yards leaders for 2018 season

Ezekiel Elliott of the Cowboys led all players in total rushing yards for the 2018 NFL season. - [NFL / YouTube screencap]
Ezekiel Elliott of the Cowboys led all players in total rushing yards for the 2018 NFL season. - [NFL / YouTube screencap]

These five running backs racked up the most yards on the ground this season.

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On Sunday (December 30), the 2018 NFL season came to a close with the Week 17 games. A number of running backs stayed off the field to rest for the playoffs. Meanwhile, a few got some extra time for their final game. Below are the five running backs that had the most total rushing yards this past season.

1

Ezekiel Elliott - Dallas Cowboys

No man had more yards on the ground this season than Ezekiel Elliott. The Dallas running back recorded 1,434 rushing yards and six touchdowns on the ground. He got to rest in Week 17 to prepare for the NFC Wild Card round.

2

Saquon Barkley - New York Giants

He's a frontrunner for NFL Rookie of the Year because of his stellar offensive play. The Giants may not have been playoff-worthy, but Barkley will be a star for seasons to come in NY. He tallied 1,307 yards and 11 touchdowns in his debut season.

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