NFL Rushing Yards Leaders – Who will win in 2022/23?

The NFL rushing yards leaders are looked at in this article. As the writer sees it, this is a tough market to make a call in for betting.

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The rushing yards title is up for grabs this season. Through two weeks of play, Derrick Henry is not on the radar yet.

He has just 107 yards rushing so far and the headlines in Tennessee have not been nice for King Henry. Maxwell Donaldson, writing at The Tennessean early this week, headlined: “Tennessee Titans fans react to ugly loss at Bills, Derrick Henry’s struggles” (September 19th). Here’s a look at five guys that aren’t generating bad headlines for rushing-yard fails so far this season.

2022/23 NFL Rushing Yards Leaders

  1. Saquon Barkley – 236 yards
  2. Nick Chubb – 228 yards
  3. Jonathan Taylor – 215 yards
  4. D’Andre Swift – 200 yards
  5. Leonard Fournette – 192 yards

Thoughts on these players?

No one that has followed NFL football for the most recent seasons would look at that list without thinking about Saquon Barkley. The New York Giants’ running back has immense potential but, if previous seasons say anything, then Barkley might get injured.

Nick Chubb and Jonathan Taylor finished No. 2 and No. 1 respectively in total rushing yards in 2021/22. It wasn’t a close race as Taylor rushed for 1811 yards, well more than Chubb’s 1259 rushing yards.

With D’Andre Swift, there is a question of whether or not he can keep his current pace up. We’ve just never seen a full season out of him yet.

Leonard Fournette has rushed for over 1000 yards twice in his career. With Tom Brady facing some passing woes, there’s a chance that Fournette will be utilized more as the NFL season progresses.

Rushing Yards – NFL Betting Odds

The favorites to win the rushing-yards title are not surprising. Last year’s champion, Jonathan Taylor (3/1) is the outright favorite. He is followed by Nick Chubb (9/2) and then Saquon Barkley (11/2; all odds from bet365). In a really tough market to call, NFL bettors might want to stay away from this one for a bit.

Aaron Jones of Green Bay was the leader in Week 2. It’s worth keeping an eye on him for a bit given that he’s out at 25 to 1. However, this looks like a market where you’d like to see a bigger gap open on Barkley and then no whispers of injury before you react.