Terrance West, RB, Browns
|RB - #50||199.47||CLE||Active||1 year||24||5' 10||225|
2015 Outlook: Quality BackupLast updated on Jun-09-2015 by Shawn Childs
As a rookie in 2014, West led the Browns' RBs in carries (171), rushing yards (673), catches (11) and snaps (416). His only 100-yard rushing game came in Week 1 off the bench as he gained exactly 100 yards on 16 carries at Pittsburgh. He recorded 90 yards and a score with 21 touches in Week 2 before struggling for the next month. In his next four games, West totaled just 86 yards on 31 carries. He was productive in Week 10 and Week 17, but his production and playing time were inconsistent. On the year, West averaged only 3.9 yards per rush while fighting Isaiah Crowell for snaps in a hot-hand committee for much of the season. Terrance was this backfield's best pass blocker, so he will see the most playing time on third downs and in passing situations. I believe the Browns view him as their top RB option, and I expect him to have growth in his second season in the league. There are two keys to his value in 2015: touchdowns and receptions. The Browns completed only 32 passes to their backs last year, and West averaged only 5.8 yards per catch. His ability to pass block should help him catch at least 25 balls in 2015. I'm not convinced he'll lead the team in rushing TDs. I see West accruing about 225 touches for 900-plus yards with a half dozen scores, which makes him a high-end RB3 in PPR leagues.
In somewhat of a surprise move, Browns second-year running back took the first rep with the first team when the Browns opened up camp. The general belief was that Isaiah Crowell had been pulling away with the starting job. With that said, head coach Mike Pettine did say that he will "mix it up by day and drill". Crowell was second behind West. It remains to be seen how the Browns will distribute touches to their running backs this season.
West and Crowell have a very similar skill set. They are virtually interchangeable, although, Crowell was more productive last season and appeared to have more favor with his coaches. This season, rookie Duke Johnson will also be in the mix. He will almost certainly be the primary pass-catcher out of the backfield. Out of Crowell and West, Crowell still should be considered the more valuable fantasy commodity. His advantage on the goal line gives him the edge. However, the two may cannibalize each other's fantasy value.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors7/30 - Browns RB Terrance West starts with the first team as the Browns opened up training camp
7/30 - Browns RB Isaiah Crowell having exchange issues at training camp
7/28 - Browns RB Terrance West 'surrenders' snaps to Duke Johnson and Shaun Draughn at minicamp
7/24 - Browns RB Duke Johnson will have prominent role in the offense
7/24 - Browns RB Isaiah Crowell favorite to start Week 1
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2014 Mock Draft Results
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 14
July 14, 2014
|10.09||Fantasy Taz - Pure flyer pick here. Like my top 3 RBs so wanted to take a chance here. Not sold on Ben Tate being able to stay healthy. If he goes down I can easily West taking over and putting up decent RB 3 numbers.|
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