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Terrance West | Running Back

Team: Cleveland Browns
Age / DOB:  (23) / 1/28/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 225
College: Towson
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Terrance West was benched after failing to pick up a first down on a pair of second-quarter carries in Sunday's loss at Jacksonville.
West was actually playing ahead of Isaiah Crowell to open the game. He had room to run in both critical short-yardage situations, but tried to do too much. "I missed it," he said. "Wish I could get it back. ... I know I've got limited reps. So I know when I'm in a game, I'm trying to get a big play." On Monday, coach Mike Pettine lamented trying to get three running backs into the rotations. We wouldn't be surprised if West goes back to healthy scratch status this week, leaving Crowell to pick up all the work behind Ben Tate against the Raiders. Oct 21 - 9:45 AM

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Terrance West rushed five times for eight yards and had no gain on his one reception in the Browns' Week 7 loss to Jacksonville.

The entire Cleveland ground game was bottled up by the Jags, as Ben Tate managed 16-36 on the ground while Isaiah Crowell went 7-18. The Browns did not score a touchdown in the 24-6 defeat. West remains an RB4 in fantasy leagues as a rotating change-of-pace back with Crowell behind clear-cut starter Tate.
Oct 19 - 4:53 PM

Browns coach Mike Pettine said Friday he plans to make rookie RB Terrance West active for Week 7.

West was a surprise healthy scratch in last week's win over the Steelers, allowing Isaiah Crowell to gobble up 11 carries, parlaying them into 77 yards and a score. Crowell fumbled twice, however, losing one. It appears the Browns will resume rotating West and Crowell as the change-up backs behind Ben Tate.
Oct 17 - 1:22 PM

Terrance West expects to be active for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.

West was a surprise inactive in Week 6. He'll need to put in a good week of practice to play on Sunday. West is averaging 4.4 YPC in four games (two starts).
Oct 15 - 6:32 PM

Coach Mike Pettine confirmed Terrance West was a true healthy scratch in Sunday's Week 6 game against the Steelers.

West has fallen far behind Isaiah Crowell. Pettine simply said that West needs to improve and that it comes down to practice. Owners can move along.
Oct 12 - 6:00 PM

Browns declared RB Terrance West inactive for Sunday's Week 6 game against the Steelers.

West, the third-round rookie, is a surprise healthy scratch. It means Isaiah Crowell has stretched out a big lead for the No. 2 job behind workhorse Ben Tate. Special teamer Glenn Winston will serve as the No. 3 RB Sunday. The Browns did declare Joe Haden (hip) and Paul Kruger (back) active. The rest of their inactives: WR Rodney Smith, DE Billy Winn, DE Phil Taylor, CB Pierre Desir, RB Terrance West, NT Rubin (ankle) and TE G Robinson.
Oct 12 - 11:39 AM

Terrance West rushed seven times for 31 yards in the Browns' Week 5 win over the Titans.

West initially worked as Cleveland's No. 3 back -- behind Isaiah Crowell -- but finished with more carries than Crowell because he showed a hotter hand. Unfortunately for both rookies, Ben Tate went off, rushing 22 times for 123 yards. As long as Tate is running that well and staying off the shelf, he's going to be the lead back in Cleveland. West is just an RB4/5 in 12-team leagues.
Oct 5 - 6:04 PM

Terrance West appears to be in danger of falling to No. 3 on the Browns' running back depth chart.

Ben Tate (knee) is due back soon, and is tentatively expected to be re-installed as the starter. Isaiah Crowell averaged 5.2 yards per carry with three touchdowns in the Browns' first three games, while West managed a 4.3 YPC average with two scores. It's nothing against West -- he's a solid back -- but Crowell and Tate are better. Owners facing bye-week crunches can consider dropping West over the next two weeks, although we'd try to wait one more to see how things unfold in Cleveland's backfield immediately following the Week 4 bye.
Sep 24 - 8:40 PM

Terrance West rushed 12 times for 36 yards and a touchdown and caught two passes for five yards in Cleveland's Week 3 loss to Baltimore.

He was outplayed by Isaiah Crowell, who averaged 5.0 YPC to West's 3.0. West's fantasy value from a forward-thinking perspective is shaky because the Browns go on a Week 4 bye, and Ben Tate is tentatively due back from his knee injury in Week 5. When Tate is healthy, West is unlikely to operate as more than a change-of-pace back. His value is somewhere between an RB3 and RB4.
Sep 21 - 5:59 PM

Terrance West rushed for 68 yards and one touchdown on 19 carries in the Browns' Week 2, 26-24 win over the Saints.

West added 22 yards on two catches, making the start in place of an injured Ben Tate. The rookie isn't a special runner by any means, but he gets what's blocked and falls forward. West handled much of the early-down work for the Browns, with fellow rookie Isaiah Crowell handling some third-down action. West out-touched Crowell 21-12. Both players mixed in on the final game-winning drive, leading the Browns to victory. OC Kyle Shanahan's offense is built for running backs. West will likely get the start again in Week 3 versus Baltimore.
Sep 14 - 4:32 PM

Coach Mike Pettine confirmed Terrance West will get the start at running back Week 2 against the Saints.

Ben Tate is week-to-week with a sprained knee. West rushed for 100 yards on 16 carries in the Browns' Week 1 loss to the Steelers as the clear lead back after Tate exited. He'll get to face a Saints defense that finished 19th against the run in 2013 and surrendered 123 yards on the ground against the Falcons in Week 1. West is on the RB2 map. Isaiah Crowell will be the change-of-pace.
Sep 10 - 1:11 PM

Running in relief of an injured Ben Tate (knee), Terrance West rushed 16 times for 100 yards in the Browns' Week 1 loss to the Steelers.

West was the clear lead dog after Tate went down in the second quarter, but watched third-stringer Isaiah Crowell vulture two touchdowns. Both backs looked infinitely better than they did in the preseason, albeit against a Steelers run defense that didn't appear ready for primetime. West and Crowell will undoubtedly form a committee if Tate can't give it a go for Week 2, but West is the better add for fantasy owners. Crowell should be asked to change the pace for the time being.
Sep 7 - 5:56 PM

Browns coach Mike Pettine hinted at disappointment with rookie RB Terrance West.

"Some guys kind of say, 'OK, I made it. I'm on the roster,' but to me, they need to accelerate, not decelerate," said Pettine. Per the Cleveland Plain Dealer, West has been "slow adjusting" to OC Kyle Shanahan's zone-run game, allowing Ben Tate to run away with the every-down back job. West will open the year as no more than Tate's handcuff. He only has late-round value in fantasy.
Aug 31 - 11:39 PM

Terrance West managed 13 yards on six carries, lost a fumble, and was not targeted in the passing game in Cleveland's preseason finale.

Ben Tate started and rushed three times for eight yards with a touchdown. Tate is locked in as Cleveland's starter entering the year, after clearly outplaying West this preseason. West finishes the exhibition season with 31 carries for 83 yards (2.68 YPC). He's no more than a handcuff for Tate at this stage, albeit a relatively attractive one based on Tate's injury history.
Aug 28 - 10:09 PM

Terrance West rushed seven times for 17 yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Rams.

He was targeted once in the passing game. West had a few impressive runs, getting small through the hole, but obviously wasn't moving the chains for a Browns offense that struggled. West now has 25 carries for 70 yards (2.8 YPC) through three preseason games. He's caught one pass. West has talent to spare, but isn't yet a threat to Ben Tate's No. 1 status.
Aug 23 - 10:29 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Brian Hoyer
2Johnny Manziel
RB1Ben Tate
2Isaiah Crowell
3Terrance West
4Glenn Winston
GLB1Ben Tate
2Isaiah Crowell
3RB1Ben Tate
2Terrance West
FB1Kiero Small
WR11Andrew Hawkins
2Taylor Gabriel
3Rodney Smith
WR21Miles Austin
2Travis Benjamin
3Marlon Moore
WR31Taylor Gabriel
TE1Jordan Cameron
2Jim Dray
3Gary Barnidge
K1Billy Cundiff