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Charcandrick West | Running Back | #35

Team: Kansas City Chiefs
Age / DOB:  (26) / 6/2/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 205
College: Abilene Christian
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Charcandrick West rushed five times for six yards in the Chiefs' preseason opener.
Entering the game in the third quarter, West is clearly behind both Spencer Ware and Kareem Hunt on the depth chart, and he did not help his cause by getting stuffed in three separate short-yardage situations. He may be competing with C.J. Spiller for a roster spot. Aug 12 - 12:00 AM

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The Kansas City Star doesn't consider Charcandrick West a 53-man roster lock.

Reporter Terez Paylor intimates West is competing with C.J. Spiller for a change-of-pace receiving role. Rookie Kareem Hunt already seems firmly established as a top-two back along with Spencer Ware, leaving little room for error for West.
Aug 10 - 5:17 PM

Charcandrick West says he's lost 10 pounds in an effort to be more explosive.

West claims he hasn't lost any strength despite the weight loss. West was indeed sluggish last season, averaging an anemic 3.32 yards per carry behind Spencer Ware. Either via the draft or post-draft free agency, the Chiefs should add some bodies to their backfield.
Apr 17 - 2:59 PM

Charcandrick West rushed one time for -1 yards in the Chiefs' Divisional Round loss to the Steelers.

He caught two balls for 14 yards, with one coming on a swing pass in the red zone to help set up Spencer Ware's fourth-quarter touchdown. West made a few spot starts this season in place of an injured Ware, but he didn't top 58 yards rushing in any of the four, finishing the year with 89 carries for 292 yards (3.3 YPC) and one touchdown. West is signed through 2018 but isn't a threat to play much of an increased role next season and could even lose some work.
Jan 16 - 12:08 AM

Charcandrick West rushed 16 times for 58 yards and caught all five of his targets for 58 yards and two touchdowns Week 17 against the Chargers.

With Spencer Ware out, West dominated the backfield work and looked explosive. He had two catches for 46 yards on the first two drives, and he caught short two touchdown passes on almost identical plays near the goal line. Ware will certainly be back after the bye, but West played well enough to earn a bigger role.
Jan 1 - 8:25 PM

With Spencer Ware (ribs) out, Charcandrick West is set to start Week 17 against the Chargers.

Knile Davis could also see some snaps, but West should get the lion's share of the work. West is a great option for teams in need of a Ware replacement.
Jan 1 - 2:57 PM

Charcandrick West rushed 14 times for 35 yards in the Chiefs' Week 16 win over the Broncos.

West out-carried Spencer Ware 14-13, but that's due to Ware missing critical clock-killing work late in the fourth quarter due to a ribs injury. Ware will have an MRI on Monday. If he's forced to sit out Week 17's tilt with the Chargers, West will be a volume-dependent RB2. He's averaging 3.3 YPC this year.
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 10:35:00 AM

Charcandrick West rushed twice for two yards and a touchdown in the Chiefs' Week 14 win over the Raiders.

West's score was a pure vulturing of Spencer Ware. Ware out-snapped West 40-13, but saw his slump deepen on the ground. It's possible coach Andy Reid gets West more involved for Week 15. Even if that's the case, West won't be a viable FLEX option.
Fri, Dec 9, 2016 12:40:00 AM

Charcandrick West touched the ball once in Kansas City's Week 13 win over the Falcons.

He was held without a gain on his lone rush. One week after cutting into Spencer Ware's snaps, Pro Football Focus charted Ware as being on the field for 37 plays to West's 12. West has no standalone value.
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 06:19:00 PM

Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Charcandrick West played more snaps in Week 12 because he was "feeling better."

West played 33-of-85 snaps against the Broncos, just seven fewer than Spencer Ware. He still lost the touch war 19-3. West remains nothing more than a handcuff.
Mon, Nov 28, 2016 01:29:00 PM

Charcandrick West had three carries for eight yards in Week 12 against the Broncos.

West had a minor role despite playing almost the same snaps as Spencer Ware. He wasn't a factor in the pass game, failing to catch his only target. West will remain just a change of pace in Week 13.
Mon, Nov 28, 2016 01:02:00 AM

Charcandrick West (concussion) practiced again on Friday.

It appears he's on track to handle change-of-pace back duties in Denver.
Fri, Nov 25, 2016 02:06:00 PM

Charcandrick West (concussion) was officially "full" in Thursday's practice.

This puts West on track to suit up against the Broncos. He should see 4-6 touches as a change of pace behind Spencer Ware.
Thu, Nov 24, 2016 02:08:00 PM

Charcandrick West (concussion) returned to practice Thursday.

West is certainly still in the protocol, but this is a step in the right direction. He is still at best questionable for Week 12 against the Broncos. West will be nothing but Spencer Ware's caddie even if he plays.
Thu, Nov 24, 2016 11:37:00 AM

Charcandrick West (concussion) is not practicing Wednesday.

He's in the league's concussion protocol. If West sits against the Broncos, it raises the floor of Spencer Ware in a plus spot against a Denver defense allowing 5.02 YPC and the fourth-most fantasy points to running backs over its past four games. Ware is firmly on the RB1 radar this week.
Wed, Nov 23, 2016 12:56:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Alex Smith
2Patrick Mahomes
3Tyler Bray
4Joel Stave
RB1Spencer Ware
2Kareem Hunt
3Charcandrick West
4C.J. Spiller
5Devine Redding
GLB1Spencer Ware
2Kareem Hunt
3RB1Kareem Hunt
2Spencer Ware
FB1Anthony Sherman
WR11Tyreek Hill
2Demarcus Robinson
3De'Anthony Thomas
4Tevin Jones
5Robert Wheelwright
WR21Chris Conley
2Albert Wilson
3Jehu Chesson
4Seantavius Jones
5Marcus Kemp
WR31Albert Wilson
TE1Travis Kelce
2Demetrius Harris
3Gavin Escobar
4Ross Travis
5Orson Charles
LT1Eric Fisher
2Joseph Cheek
3Jordan Devey
4Donald Hawkins
LG1Bryan Witzmann
2Parker Ehinger
3Mike Person
C1Mitch Morse
2Zach Fulton
RG1Laurent Duvernay-Tardif
2Andrew Tiller
3Damien Mama
RT1Mitchell Schwartz
2Jah Reid
3Isaiah Battle
4Josh James
K1Cairo Santos