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This has become a passing league, but we still see dominant performances from running backs each and every year. The question now is, just how dominant can they be?


The odds of any player rushing for more than 2,000 yards is currently at 5/1, according to Paddy Power.

Yes, there are a lot of talented rushers, but that's a lot of yards. 


Considering this has happened only seven times in the history of football, those odds aren't great. It's something that has only been done twice in the last decade too, with Adrian Peterson being the last to climb the 2,000-yard mountain back in 2012. 


The problem is, even with all these elite backs, you can't assume any of them will break 2,000 yards.


Just look across the league. Le'Veon Bell might not play for a long time. Ezekiel Elliott has an injured offensive line in front of him. Todd Gurley is part of an offense that is expected to throw a lot. Kareem Hunt is going to be more of a question mark this season thanks to the first-year starter Pat Mahomes at quarterback. Alvin Kamara isn't expected to be overused by Saints coach Sean Payton either. 


Need we say more?


These players may end up having phenomenal seasons, but it's going to be tough for any of them to reach 2,000 yards this season. 


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