Rank 'Em: Most valuable running backs

Created: July 29, 2009, 8:32 PM

Is Michael Turner the NFL's top running back?

Oh, what a difference a year makes, especially if you're Michael Turner. Before the start of last season, LaDainian Tomlinson ranked as SportsNation's top RB, with then-Chargers teammate Michael Turner finishing dead last. Fast-forward one year, 2,956 yards later and we think it's safe to say that this year Turner might receive a slight forward gain in SN's power rankings.

With so many talented running backs in the league, who will rush to the top of your list this year? Will it be fantasy favorite Adrian Peterson, or perhaps Matt Forte? Where does Maurice Jones-Drew fit in the mix? It's time for us to hand off the list to you, SportsNation, to decide how some of the NFL's most elite RBs stack up.

Be sure to tune into "SportsNation" this Wednesday (4 ET, ESPN2) to see which teams make the Top 5!

  • Joseph Addai
  • Marion Barber
  • Ronnie Brown
  • Matt Forte
  • Frank Gore
  • Ryan Grant
  • Steven Jackson
  • Brandon Jacobs
  • Chris Johnson
  • Thomas Jones
  • Maurice Jones-Drew
  • Marshawn Lynch
  • Adrian Peterson
  • Clinton Portis
  • Steve Slaton
  • Kevin Smith
  • LaDainian Tomlinson
  • Michael Turner
  • Brian Westbrook
  • DeAngelo Williams