West gained 61 yards on 17 carries and scored a rushing touchdown in Saturday's 27-20 Divisional Round loss to the Patriots. He also secured two of four targets for 15 yards. The 24-year-old received his highest amount of carries since Week 11 versus the Broncos, and was reasonably productive with the opportunity. West capped off a 16-play, 80-yard drive in the fourth quarter with a one-yard option pitch that brought Kansas City within seven, but the ensuing onside kick was recovered by Rob Gronkowski. West's all-purpose ability was a revelation for the Chiefs in the wake of Jamaal Charles' season-ending knee injury, and the second-year pro serves as excellent insurance in the event Charles is not ready for the start of the 2016 season.
West had just 34 yards on 13 carries and caught his lone target for negative yardage in Sunday's 23-17 win over the Raiders. Spencer Ware surprisingly led the Chiefs' backfield Sunday, carrying the ball 16 times for 76 yards and a touchdown. Although the second-year West struggled Sunday, he has been a diamond in the rough since Jamaal Charles (knee) went down with a season-ending injury, consistently producing solid numbers with a couple of big games sprinkled in (161 yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns in Week 10 at Denver stands out). Thus, West makes for a decent option in playoff leagues, as there is no hotter team in the league than the ball-control oriented Chiefs, who have won a franchise-record 10 straight games. On the flip side, Ware has proven to be capable too, and is the bigger back, meaning he'll probably see most of the goal line work.
West rushed 14 times for 62 yards and caught his only target for minus-1 receiving yard Sunday against the Browns. Despite the minimal output from West, the Chiefs won their ninth straight game, helping them clinch a playoff spot after the Ravens beat the Steelers on Sunday. On the plus side, he only ceded five carries for Spencer Ware, who rushed for 15 yards, and West looks poised to lead the backfield again in Week 17 against the Raiders.
West carried 16 times for 76 yards in Sunday's win over the Ravens. He also grabbed both balls thrown his way for an additional nine yards. The second-year back was largely unimpressive outside of a 38-yard touchdown scamper in the first quarter, but a dominant showing by the Chiefs defense had the game well in hand. West has been progressively more productive since sitting out due to injury in Week 12, and he should have an excellent chance to continue that trend next week against the Browns.
West carried 10 times for 54 yards in Sunday's 10-3 win over the Chargers. Fellow RB Spencer Ware recorded eight carries for 52 yards in the game, but he hurt his ribs in the contest, which could impact his practice participation next week. If the issue limits or sidelines Ware in the coming days, West could be in line for an uptick in touches in Week 15.
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