Terrance West, RB, Browns
|RB - #43||128.43||CLE||Active||1 year||23||5' 10||225|
2014 Outlook: Super Sleeper (high risk/potential)Last updated on Jul-07-2014 by Rob Warner
ROOKIE IMPACT: The Browns had an underwhelming rushing offense last season and used the offseason to upgrade their backfield by signing Ben Tate and drafting West in the third round. The former Towson back had 802 carries in college for 4,849 yards (6.1 YPC) and 84 touchdowns. He saved the best for last by posting a monster 2013 with 2,509 yards and 42 touchdowns, which resulted in West being named Offensive Player of the Year in both the Colonial Athletic Association and all of FCS. West (5-foot-9, 225 lbs.) had an impressive combine (4.54 40-yd dash) and runs with power and balance. This gives him a chance to carve out his own niche in the Browns' run oriented attack. Questions remain regarding his pass-catching ability, as he had just 36 career catches in college (only 10 receptions between 2011 and 2012). Tate has battled injuries throughout his career, making West one of the better rookie backs to target in redraft leagues.
Ben Tate returned to Browns practice on Tuesday after missing two games with a right knee sprain. Tate had previously suggested a Week 5 return was in order, and now that seems very likely. In Tate's absence, Browns RBs Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell split carries.Fantasy Analysis:
It sounds like Tate will reclaim the starting role immediately. Cleveland's run blocking is very solid, and Tate has a very favorable matchup against the Titans, who have allowed 127 rushing yards per game this season. Tate stacks up as a good RB2 play in Week 5. Injuries remain the long-term concern for Tate, who has struggled to stay healthy throughout his NFL career. It's worth noting that Crowell has apparently passed West for the No. 2 role in Cleveland. Crowell is the more physically talented back, and should be considered the preferred handcuff for Tate owners.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors9/30 - Browns RB Ben Tate returns to practice Tuesday
9/10 - Browns RB Ben Tate says knee injury is 'nothing that serious'
9/10 - UPDATE: Browns RB Ben Tate will 'likely' miss 2-4 weeks with knee sprain
Latest References to Terrance West on FFToolbox:
- Week 3: Snaps & Targets
- Week 3: Sit 'em
- 2014 Team Outlook: Cleveland Browns
- Dynasty: 2014 Top 24 Rookie Rankings (June)
2014 Mock Draft Results
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 21
|9.10||Mr. Landry - Again, saw Ridley and Sproles evaporate in front of me. This might work out better in the end as I have insurance for Tate (and potentially a flex play if he wins the change of pace role).|
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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