Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) makes a catch and runs upfield during the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Football Team, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Landover, Md. Washington defeated the Cowboys 25-3. (Perry Knotts via AP)

RB Index, Week 8: Time for Ezekiel Elliott to make good on contract

The Cowboys are down, but they are not going to be out IF Ezekiel Elliott starts playing like the $90 million running back he is, Maurice Jones-Drew writes. Plus, a third rookie enters his top-15 RB rankings.
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El running back Derrick Henry (22) de los Titans de Tennessee esquiva al cornerback Vernon Hargreaves de los Texans de Houston rumbo a anotar un touchdown, el domingo 18 de octubre de 2020. (AP Foto/Wade Payne)

RB Index, Week 7: Derrick Henry tops list of scariest running backs to tackle

Halloween is coming up, so Maurice Jones-Drew reveals his top five scariest running backs to tackle. Plus, check out his updated RB rankings ahead of Week 7.
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New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell (26) greets Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin after an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

RB Index, Week 6: Six landing spots for Le'Veon Bell

Maurice Jones-Drew identifies six potential landing spots for running back Le'Veon Bell, who was released Tuesday evening by the New York Jets. Could there be a reunion in Pittsburgh? Plus, his updated RB rankings ahead of Week 6.
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New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara (41) runs with the ball during NFL football game against the Detroit Lions on Sunday, October 4, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. (Alika Jenner/NFL)

RB Index, Week 5: Alvin Kamara headlines RB rankings at quarter mark

Maurice Jones-Drew updates his rankings of the top 15 running backs after the first four weeks of the season. Who's No. 1? Which rookies made the list?
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RB Index, Week 4: Five most physical rushing teams

Maurice Jones-Drew reveals the league's most physical rushing teams. Plus, which team is the first this season to have two players in his top-15 RB rankings? 
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RB Index, Week 3: Grouping dual-threat QBs into 5 tiers

Dual-threat quarterbacks are off to a hot start in 2020. Maurice Jones-Drew divides these multi-talented QBs into five tiers. Plus, there's a new No. 1 in his top-15 running back rankings.
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RB Index, Week 2: Get running backs more involved in the passing game!

Maurice Jones-Drew makes a plea to NFL offensive coordinators to utilize running backs in the passing game more often. Plus, there's a new player in his ranking of the top 15 RBs.
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RB Index, Week 1: Predicting 2020's top 10 leading rushers

Who will lead the NFL in rushing in 2020? Maurice Jones-Drew makes his prediction. Plus, he ranks his top 15 running backs heading into Week 1. 
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Top 10 running back performances in the last 10 Super Bowls

Ahead of Super Bowl LIV in Miami, Maurice Jones-Drew ranks the top 10 running back performances of the last 10 Super Bowls.
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RB Index: Ranking the Divisional Round rushers based on trust

The Divisional Round features some of the NFL's top running backs. Maurice Jones-Drew ranks the remaining rushers based on who he trusts the most.
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RB Index: Final top-10 rankings; rushers who earned new deals

Maurice Jones-Drew spotlights five pending-free-agent running backs who earned long-term deals with their play in 2019. Plus, he reveals his year-end RB rankings. Who finishes on top?
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RB Index, Week 17: All in on Seahawks, Marshawn Lynch reunion

After losing nearly every RB on the depth chart, the Seattle Seahawks signed veteran Marshawn Lynch this week. Maurice Jones-Drew explains why he's all in on the reunion. Plus, updated RB rankings.
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RB Index, Week 16: Four prime candidates for offseason trades

Will David Johnson and Le'Veon Bell be in new uniforms next fall? Maurice Jones-Drew names four running backs who are prime candidates for offseason trades. Plus, updated RB rankings.
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Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) runs against the Indianapolis Colts during the first half of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

RB Index, Week 15: Derrick Henry should reset the RB market

Derrick Henry is having a monster second half of the season for the Tennessee Titans, but has he done enough to reset the RB market this offseason? Maurice Jones-Drew provides his take and updates his top 10 running back rankings.
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RB Index, Week 14: Run-game gurus who deserve a promotion

Maurice Jones-Drew gives his input to NFL teams that will be conducting a coaching search this offseason, listing six run-game gurus who are deserving of a promotion. Plus, the running back rankings get trimmed to his top 10.
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Baltimore Ravens running back Mark Ingram II runs with the ball against the New England Patriots during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

RB Index, Week 13: Mark Ingram among RBs I was wrong about

In June, Maurice Jones-Drew ranked all 32 RB1s heading into the 2019 NFL season. He takes a look back at three players he was wrong about and updates his running back rankings.
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RB Index, Week 12: Most important RBs down the stretch

With the Colts, Rams and Titans still vying for spots in the postseason entering Week 12, Jonathan Williams, Todd Gurley and Derrick Henry must step up. Maurice Jones-Drew discusses which NFL running back is the most important down the stretch and updates his rankings.
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Buffalo Bills running back Devin Singletary (26) runs the football during an NFL football game against the New York Giants, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Bills defeated the Giants, 28-14. (Ryan Kang via AP)

RB Index, Week 11: Teams that don't yet have their 2020 RB1s

Maurice Jones-Drew scans every backfield in the league and lists three teams that don’t yet have their 2020 RB1s. Plus, a new player entered his running back rankings.
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Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey (22) celebrates with quarterback Cam Newton (1) after running for a touchdown during an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019 in Charlotte, N.C. The Rams defeated the Panthers 30-27. (Joe Robbins via AP)

RB Index, Week 10: Why Christian McCaffrey is MVP front-runner

The MVP race is heating up as we head down the back half of the 2019 NFL season. Maurice Jones-Drew explains why Christian McCaffrey MUST be considered the MVP front-runner. Plus, have a look at his updated ranking of the top 15 RBs.
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RB Index, Week 9: Sony Michel poised for second-half breakout

Maurice Jones-Drew scans the league and identifies four young running backs who are poised to break out in the second half of the season. Plus, have a look at his updated ranking of the top 15 RBs.
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