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RB Charcandrick West - Kansas City Chiefs

5-10, 205Born: 6-2-1991College: Abilene ChristianDrafted: ---

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17 at SD 38 16 58 0 5 5 58 2 0 23.6
19 vs PIT 0 1 -1 0 2 2 14 0 1 0.3

Recent Game Summaries

2016 Week 19 vs PIT (1 / -1 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)

West was quiet in this game, except when he fumbled on an unforced error in the last two minutes of the first half. He'll be clearly behind Spencer Ware entering the offseason with Jamaal Charles' future up in the air.

2016 Week 17 vs SD (16 / 58 / 0 rush, 5 / 5 / 58 / 2 rec)

Spencer Ware's injury gave Charcandrick West the opportunity for his start of the season, and he did not disappoint, rushing 16 times for 58 yards while also catching five passes for 58 yards and two touchdowns. Ware had a lot of success in the first half of the season, but the second half of the season has been a different story. West was able to bring fresh legs to the Chiefs backfield, and generated big plays in the passing game that had been lacking the last eight games for the Chiefs. West is a fantastic receiver out of the backfield, and in this game, he terrorized the Chargers secondary. On second and four from the Chargers four yard line, Smith ran a play action fake to West, who then slipped out of the backfield and made himself an available receiver. Smith was able to rush out to the right sideline before hitting West in the flat for an easy four yard touchdown. West has not seen the type of opportunity that many thought he would have this year, but after his performance on Sunday, it is clear Kansas City will need his receiving skills to help them run deep in the playoffs.

2016 Week 9 vs JAX (13 / 39 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 35 / 0 rec)

Filling in for an injured Spencer Ware, West was given the lion's share of the carries on Sunday, but was unable to provide above average production for a Chiefs offense that depends upon its running backs to move the ball down the field. West ran 13 times for 39 yards, and caught three passes for 35 yards. Coming into the Chief's last possession of the game, West had run 12 times for 24 yards. With Kansas City needing a first down to clinch the game, West did respond by rushing for 14 yard game that secured the victory for the Chiefs. Of West's 13 carries, only four of them went for more than 3 yards. West was not much better in the passing game either, as his receptions went for five, six and 24 yards. Spencer Ware is expected back next week, and judging by West's performance on Sunday, he is no danger of losing his starting job.

2016 Week 8 vs IND (14 / 52 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 8 / 0 rec)

West entered the game in the second half after Ware went down with a concussion, and generally played well in his relief duty. West ran 14 times for 52 yards and caught two passes for eight yards. It was an up and down day for West, as he was held to three yards or less on more than half his touches, but found enough running room to make his rushing total respectable. The one glaring difference between West and his fellow running backs (Ware and Jamaal Charles), was his inability to create big play, something that both Charles and Ware have done very well when given a full workload. Charles and Ware are both questionable to play in week 9, making West a must play in week 9 if he is the only healthy running back on the Chiefs roster.

2016 Week 7 vs NO (4 / 5 / 0 rush, 3 / 1 / 3 / 0 rec)

Charcandrick West came in to give workhorse back Spencer Ware a breather, as Jamaal Charles was effectively sidelined for the game. West did good work in pass protection, stoning rushers and affording Alex Smith good time in the pocket. As a runner, West found little joy as he was routinely shut down by an aggressive Saints front seven.

2016 Week 3 vs NYJ (3 / 3 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 8 / 0 rec)

West had more of a backup role in this one, yielding to Spencer Ware for most of the game. He didn't have the speed to get wide on the good Jets run defense and only made small contributions as a receiver out of the backup.

2016 Week 2 vs HOU (6 / 61 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 2 / 0 rec)

West has seen his status as the main handcuff to Jamaal Charles fall by the waist side, although it is not really an indictment on him as it is an endorsement for Spencer Ware. On this day however, West was the superior back running the football, gaining 61 yards on six carries. He gained 28 and 21 yards on his long rushes, and provided a spark to an offense that otherwise struggled to move the ball. He was less efficient in the passing game though, gaining only two yards on one catch (2 targets). West has managed to keep his snaps relatively even with Spencer Ware, and Sunday proved why. Although he has not equaled Ware's production, he is a very good back in his own right and should continue to see meaningful playing time as long as Jamaal Charles is out. To that end though, it may not be for long, as Charles is expected to back in Week 3.

2016 Week 1 vs SD (3 / -1 / 0 rush, 6 / 6 / 24 / 0 rec)

West figured to get a boost in snaps this week with Jamaal Charles out, but only really factored into the passing game. West rushed the ball 3 times for -1 yards but did reel in 6 catches for 24 yards. West is no more than a deep flex play when Charles is out, and will not factor in much upon his return.


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