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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 managed 12 yards on five carries in the Browns' Week 11 loss to the Texans.
He was not targeted in the passing game. The Browns installed Isaiah Crowell as their feature back against the Texans, and he proceeded to outplay both West and Ben Tate, the latter of whom finished with -9 yards on two carries. West had been the Browns' lead back in their previous two games. West is a solid back, but lacks Crowell's talent. He will be a dicey and ultimately undesirable flex option when Cleveland faces Atlanta's defense in Week 12. Nov 16 - 5:47 PM

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Updating a previous item, Terrance West took the first rep with the Browns' starting offense during Sunday's pre-game warmups.

Despite multiple reports the Browns will start Isaiah Crowell against the Texans, the team announced no lineup changes, and still lists Ben Tate atop the depth chart, with West handling first-team reps before the game. This situation is as unpredictable as it gets from a fantasy standpoint. The Browns' coaching staff likely doesn't even know who will get the bulk of the workload.
Nov 16 - 12:39 PM

ESPN Cleveland's Tony Grossi passes along "word" that Isaiah Crowell is starting this week because he had the best week of practice among the Browns' running backs.

It's a reminder that Cleveland's backfield rotation is the most unpredictable in the league. The team is setting the depth chart based on practice performance. If Crowell struggles early or puts the ball on the ground, he could be yanked at a moment's notice. He does offer the highest ceiling among the running back corps, with Terrance West and Ben Tate rotating in.
Nov 16 - 12:19 PM

Coach Mike Pettine declined to announce a starting running back for Sunday's game against the Texans.

We suspect it will be Terrance West after he started in Week 10 and put up a 26-94-1 line as the Browns routed the Bengals. Pettine brushed off Ben Tate's recent whining, again saying West had earned the starting role. "There will be times when we have to choose as a staff what we feel is best for the team, over what the individual feels is best for him — and this is an example of that," the coach said. West is the best bet here, but owners just need to know the leash is short in this RBBC. Not even the players know how the workload will be distributed going into the games.
Nov 13 - 10:09 AM

Coach Mike Pettine still views the Browns' running back rotation as a week-to-week proposition.

All three running backs -- Terrance West, Ben Tate, and Isaiah Crowell -- were heavily involved in Thursday night's throttling of the Bengals, and it appears the Browns will maintain a "hot hand" approach moving forward. "It will still come down to the gameplan and how the week of practice goes," were Pettine's words. West currently seems like the "safest" option in Cleveland's tailback corps. He led the team with 26 rushing attempts at Cincinnati.
Nov 7 - 2:12 PM

Terrance West rushed 26 times for 94 yards and a touchdown in Cleveland's Week 10 shellacking of the Bengals.

Pre-game whispers of a three-man committee came true — Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell both notched over 10 touches — but it was West who got the start and racked up the most yards. Although he averaged just 3.6 yards per carry, West looked as good as he has since Week 1, keeping his head down and getting north/south in a hurry. His touchdown was nearly a fumble, but it crossed the plane of the goal line before he lost control. West is still in a volatile situation, and at weekly risk of being bypassed by a "hot hand," but he's clearly the chairman of Cleveland's committee. West will be an RB2/FLEX against the Texans in Week 11.
Nov 7 - 12:08 AM

Following Sunday's win over the Bucs, coach Mike Pettine said Terrance West has "earned those touches."

We knew West had surged ahead of Isaiah Crowell, but Sunday showed that he's pushing ahead of an ineffective Ben Tate. West out-touched Tate 16-14 and shined in pass pro. "When you looked at the tape and really compared the three, we feel he's really coming on," Pettine said. Expect the RBBC to continue here, but West is tilting toward the top of the pile. The Browns face the Bengals on Thursday night.
Nov 2 - 10:12 PM

Terrance West rushed 15 times for 48 yards and caught a two-yard touchdown in the Browns' Week 9 win over the Buccaneers.

Although Ben Tate got the start, West led the team with 16 touches to Tate's 14, and Isaiah Crowell didn't play a solitary offensive snap. West was the Browns' primary back for almost all of the second half, with Tate managing three yards on ten carries. West also deserves credit for some big-time blitz pickups. The Browns' running game is stuck in mud, but West suddenly offers flex value based strictly on volume. Expect Cleveland to continue to use an RBBC when it faces Cincinnati on Thursday night.
Nov 2 - 4:07 PM

Citing "a little birdie," ESPN Cleveland's Tony Grossi suggested on Twitter Sunday that Terrance West might lead the Browns in Week 9 carries against the Bucs.

We wouldn't take this as gospel, but Grossi is among the more plugged-in Browns reporters. It's also worth noting that over the last two weeks, Ben Tate has rushed 31 times for 62 yards (2.0 YPC) in two plus matchups -- and then thrown his offensive line under the bus. West, whose been surging past Isaiah Crowell over the past couple weeks, is a good bet to at least share the workload Sunday.
Nov 2 - 12:40 PM

Coach Mike Pettine said his weekly RB rotation is based on the week of practice.

Terrance West outplayed Isaiah Crowell in practice last week, so he was the No. 2 running back against the Raiders. The Browns are also leery of Crowell's shoddy ball security. As for this week, it's anyone's guess. Ben Tate is the only Browns back worthy of fantasy consideration right now.
Oct 28 - 9:13 AM

Terrance West managed 11 yards on seven carries and caught a ten-yard pass in the Browns' Week 8 win over Oakland.

West played ahead of Isaiah Crowell for the second straight week, and struggled for the second straight week along with the rest of Cleveland's rushing attack. With Alex Mack on I.R., the Browns' run game has hit a major road block. Just an RB4 in fantasy, West won't be a flex option in Week 9 against the Buccaneers.
Oct 26 - 7:57 PM

All three of the Browns' tailbacks are active for Week 8 against Oakland.

Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell will be the two backs behind Ben Tate. The Browns' Week 8 inactives are WR Rodney Smith, CB Pierre Desir, RB Glenn Winston, CB Robert Nelson, OL Vinston Painter, DL Billy Winn, and DL Phil Taylor.
Oct 26 - 3:24 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Brian Hoyer
2Johnny Manziel
RB1Isaiah Crowell
2Terrance West
3Glenn Winston
GLB1Isaiah Crowell
2Terrance West
3RB1Terrance West
2Isaiah Crowell
FB1Ray Agnew
WR11Josh Gordon
2Taylor Gabriel
3Rodney Smith
4Phil Bates
WR21Andrew Hawkins
2Miles Austin
3Travis Benjamin
4Marlon Moore
WR31Miles Austin
TE1Jordan Cameron
2Jim Dray
3Gary Barnidge
4Ryan Taylor
K1Billy Cundiff