West tallied 61 yards on six carries and hauled in one of two targets for two yards in Sunday's 19-12 loss to the Texans.
West technically played second fiddle to Spencer Ware in terms of carries, but did rip off a 28-yard run and actually paced the Chiefs in rushing yardage. The speedy third-year pro figures to still have a complementary role, particularly on passing downs, even when Jamaal Charles (knee) returns to action, which could happen as soon as Week 3.
est caught all six passes that came his way during Sunday's victory over San Diego, totaling 24 yards. He also ran the ball three times for a loss of a yard.
In advance of Sunday's contest, Ware saw the
West was the primary beneficiary after Charles' season-ending knee injury last year, as he finished with 634 rushing yards and four touchdowns on 160 carries and caught 20 balls for 214 yards and another score. However, Ware come on strong down the stretch, showing a punishing running style that resulted in a whopping 5.6 yards per carry and six touchdowns on his 72 attempts. After that close to the campaign, Ware received the most first-team work during training camp and the preseason. Although it's unclear who'll ultimately start Sunday versus the Chargers, both Ware and West figure to see their fair share of touches in certain offensive packages. Ware adds unique physicality to Kansas City's running game, while West resembles Charles with his speed and pass-catching ability. With Knile Davis a candidate for spare snaps as well, the
West was thought to have had a chance at playing in this one, but the Chiefs likely don't want to take their chances on the pesky elbow injury he's been nursing for over a week. However, all indications point towards West being ready for the regular season opener when the Chiefs square off with a Chargers team that allowed the 27th-most yards rushing in 2015.
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|Bye: Week 5|
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|8||10/30/16||@ IND||1:00 pm|
|10||11/13/16||@ CAR||1:00 pm|
|12||11/27/16||@ DEN||4:25 pm|
|13||12/4/16||@ ATL||1:00 pm|
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