Terrance West

Terrance West

RB - BAL
Height: 5' 10"Weight: 225 lbsAge: 27College: TowsonDrafted: #94 (3rd Rd. by Cleveland)

2017 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
12th easiest for RBs
Draft Rank (ECR) #86
Best / Worst #30 / #210
ADP #104

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I'm not in love with West's talents, but now that Kenneth Dixon has been lost for the season, he's got a pretty clear path to 220+ carries, which makes 900-1000 rush yards and 8-9 TDs very plausible

West will likely be the early down back all season unless the Ravens add competition during training camp. As the lead back, he has plenty of standard-league appeal.

West is a safe bet to retain the two-down role on a pass-first offense. His ceiling is not that impressive, but he's cheap enough. With his main competitor for touches - Kenneth Dixon - out for the year he should return mid to low RB2 value.

Fresh to start last season, West averaged 4.70 yards per carry with three touchdowns in the first six games, but struggled down the stretch, averaging just 3.43 yards per carry once Dixon joined the backfield. He also scored just two rushing touchdowns over the final 10 games with Dixon, making him unplayable. As of right now, there is no competition for the early-down work with Dixon out for the year. Despite the fact that the Ravens have ranked in the bottom-five for running back rush attempts the last two years, West presents solid flex value, just limit your expectations for his upside.

With Dixon pretty much ruled out for the season everything is turning up roses for West. I was able to see a bit of him when he was in college at Towson University because that is where I live and also went to school there. West looked dynamic to the untrained eye, but he was essentially playing against JV squads his whole college career. He rarely got more than was blocked for him, but he did have a very productive line for a small school.

With the news of Dixon being out for the year, West skyrockets up draft boards. There is always the chance that the Ravens would be unsatisfied with West as a starter and go acquire a better back, but until then, West must be drafted in the top 40 based on expected touches alone.

West has surging value with Kenneth Dixon ruled out for the year.

West impressed at times last season, but he is not much more than a journeyman running back. With Kenneth Dixon ruled out for the season, West value has skyrocketed.

West will likely be the early down back while Kenneth Dixon is suspended the first month of the season.