West had 16 carries for 58 yards and caught five all five of his targets for 58 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 37-27 win at San Diego. West saw more work than usual with Spencer Ware (ribs) inactive, and took advantage with a receiving touchdown in each half. West's performance was a step up from the last time he saw more of a featured role back in Week 9, when Ware sat out with a concussion. In that game against Jacksonville, West struggled, rushing for just 39 yards on 13 carries. In any case, the Chiefs earned a first-round bye Sunday, so Ware should be ready to roll in a couple of weeks, moving West back to more of a complimentary role.
With Spencer Ware inactive, West figures to head the Chiefs' Week 17 rushing attack against the Chargers. Fellow RB Knile Davis is also on hand, and the versatile Tyreek Hill is an option to see some carries, but with Ware out, West profiles at the team's lead back Sunday, thus giving him fantasy utility to those scrambling for some late RB help in Week 17.
West carried 14 times for 35 yards and caught one pass for three yards in Sunday's 33-10 win over the Broncos. Meanwhile, Spencer Ware -- who logged 13 carries for 62 yards and two catches for 20 yards in the contest -- is dealing with sore ribs that limited him Sunday, per ESPN's Adam Teicher. We'll have to see how Ware progresses in the coming days, but if he is limited at all in Week 17, West would potentially be in line for an expanded workload in the Chiefs' regular season finale against the Chargers.
West carried the ball just four times for five yards in Sunday's game against the Titans. West remains in the backup role to Spencer Ware, but has not carried the ball more than four times in the last six weeks and has not reached double-digit rushing yards over that span. His value sits extremely low with Ware healthy and there's nothing to suggest things will change anytime soon.
West toted the ball just two times for four yards in Thursday's game against the Raiders. West has settled into the backup role behind Spencer Ware and will likely only see an increase in snap count and usage out of the backfield should Ware suffer an injury. He's carried the ball a total of six times in the past three weeks and hasn't caught a pass, keeping him off the fantasy radar other than in deep leagues as a potential handcuff.
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