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28 Terrance West RB
Height/Weight: 5-9/225 | Birthdate: 1/28/1991 | Birthplace: Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA | Team: Cleveland | College: Towson | NFL Experience: Rookie | Owned/Started%: 67/12 | Average Draft Position: 118.79
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Pettine: Embattled Browns rookies broke new rules


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/22/2014) Mike Pettine has explained that Browns forgotten running back Terrance West and disappointing cornerback Justin Gilbert were not benched in Week 16 due to team rules violations.

He stated that both rookies had issues in practice and off the field, per the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram.

West has lost his job as the featured back while Gilbert, the team's No. 8 overall draft pick, has been bypassed by undrafted rookies such as K'Waun Williams and Pierre Desir while being accused of a poor work ethic.


Isaiah Crowell clearly the top back in Cleveland


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/21/2014) Browns running back Terrance West didn't even touch the ball in Week 16 against the Panthers, as the coaching staff appears to have decided to ride Isaiah Crowell down the stretch.

West (153) still has more carries than Crowell, who is up to 144 after having 16 in Sunday's game. However, West has been less impressive throughout the season, and has been watching his role shrink lately, with single digits in carries in three of five games since the team cut Ben Tate. In that span, Crowell has carried the ball 66 times, compared to just 41 for West.

West was the more heralded of the two backs coming into their rookie seasons, but the third round pick has failed to impress. Crowell is easily the more valuable of the two for Week 17 against the Ravens, and should be viewed as the better option for keeper and Dynasty leagues as well.  


Browns running game not helped by QB change


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/14/2014) The Browns switched to rookie Johnny Manziel at quarterback for Week 15 against Cincinnati, and their whole offense went in the tank as a result.

Clearly, their passing game struggled with Manziel throwing for just 80 yards, but what gets overlooked in all the hullabaloo is the effect on the running game. With the Browns unable to move the ball, achieving just five first downs on their 38 plays, the platoon of Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West didn't get much of a chance to contribute. Crowell ran seven times for 17 yards, down from 14 for 54 in Week 14, and West ran five times for 23 yards, down from 15 for 54.

And the Bengals aren't even good at stopping the run. They entered the day ranked 27th against it.

This is a problem for Crowell and West owners. Crowell in particular had emerged as a fringy start in 12-team leagues as the better scoring threat of the two, but without even competent quarterback play, nobody's doing any scoring.

The Browns visit the Panthers in Week 16, who rank in the middle of the pack against the run, but if Manziel is starting that game, you should probably sit Crowell and West in Fantasy.


Several Browns help make Sunday miserable


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/14/2014) Everyone was a minor contributor to the meager offensive display by the Browns on Sunday against the visiting Bengals. Among them were running backs Terrance West (5-23) and Isaiah Crowell (7-17), who added two catches for 10 yards.

No receiver aside from Josh Gordon caught more than two passes. Those who did snag at least one were Andrew Hawkins (2-7), Travis Benjamin (1-9), tight end Jordan Cameron (1-4) and Taylor Gabriel (1-2).


Nothing changing for Browns backfield


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/8/2014) So far in four games since ousting Ben Tate, the only clarity the Browns have offered with their backfield platoon of Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West is that it isn't going away. Even with Crowell limited in practice leading up to the game by a hip injury, the two split carries almost evenly Week 14 against Indianapolis, with Crowell rushing 14 times for 54 yards and a touchdown and West rushing 15 times for 54 yards.

It doesn't get any more even than that.

Both have had good games during that stretch, and both have had bad games. Crowell's good games have been a little better than Tate's, and he appears to be the safer bet for touchdowns. But he hasn't distinguished himself enough from West for me to endorse him on an every-week basis.

The way the Browns have used the two so far, if Crowell got off to a slow start one week, the Browns might just ditch him for West the rest of the way, including at the goal line. And vice versa.

It's a tricky situation for Fantasy purposes, which is why I'd prefer not to start either of them now that the bye weeks are over, if I could help it. They're worth owning, of course, but more to keep them out of your opponents' hands than anything else.


Browns backfield mates just OK in defeat to Colts


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/7/2014) The rookie backfield duo of Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West held their own in a heartbreaking loss for the Browns on Sunday against Indianapolis.

Crowell finished with 54 yards on 14 carries and provided the lone offensive touchdown with a 9-yard run late in the second quarter. West, who started the game, added 54 yards on 14 attempts. They combined for just 16 yards on eight carries in the second half, however.

The two hope their efforts can result in a victory next Sunday against visiting Cincinnati.


Browns RB Isaiah Crowell (hip) limited or out; West up next


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/3/2014) A hip injury will have Browns featured back Isaiah Crowell limited in or out of practice Wednesday, but Mike Pettine has expressed hopefulness that he will be ready to roll when the team hosts Indianapolis on Sunday.

Pettine did, however, state that backup Terrance West, who has struggled with fumbles, must have a strong week of practice and be prepared to play against the Colts.


Browns might give RB Glenn Winston a shot


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/2/2014) After saying running back Terrance West has been "very careless with the football," Browns coach Mike Pettine told ESPNCleveland.com that No. 3 running back Glenn Winston, a 6-2, 220-pounder, could get reps with the regular offense.

"That's something we'll look at," Pettine said. "Because we need to pride ourselves on not turning the ball over."

Isaiah Crowell will continue to start.


Browns' Pettine: Terrance West has been 'careless' with the football


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/1/2014) Browns coach Mike Pettine told reporters during Monday's news conference that Terrance West has been "careless" with the football in recent weeks, reports the News-Herald.

West nearly lost a fumble in Week 12's win over Atlanta. He coughed up the ball twice Sunday against Buffalo, including one which resulted in a touchdown that gave the Bills a 14-3 lead in the third quarter. The Browns weren't able to overcome the second-half deficit and suffered a 26-10 loss to the Bills.

With Ben Tate out of the picture, West and Isaiah Crowell have been sharing the load the past two weeks. West has been unable to establish himself as the primary option. He has combined for 23 touches, carrying the ball 21 times for 94 yards over that span. He has not found the end zone since Week 10 against the Bengals.


Isaiah Crowell stands out over Terrance West ... sort of


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/30/2014) The Browns' headache at running back isn't going away, not even with Ben Tate out of the picture. One week after Isaiah Crowell outperformed Terrance West on fewer carries, their roles were reversed Week 13 at Buffalo. But while both generally performed well in Week 12, neither did the Browns proud in this one.

Crowell gained 29 yards on his 17 carries. West at least had a respectable yard-per-carry average, but he still had just 32 on seven. He also lost a crucial fumble for the Browns midway through the third quarter.

What makes it especially frustrating is that Crowell and West have both shown flashes of greatness this year. Crowell looked like he might be on the verge of must-start status in Week 12, rushing for 88 yards and two touchdowns.

Now, with the bye weeks over, you have to wonder if you'll ever be able to trust either enough to start him. Chances are one will be startable more weeks than not, but which one? It's just a guessing game at this point. You wouldn't want to let either fall into someone else's hands -- their potential is too great for that -- so you might just have to plant them on your bench for now.


Rookie runners have rocky game for Browns in Buffalo


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/30/2014) The Browns rookie backfield duo of Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West struggled mightily Sunday in Buffalo.

Crowell managed just 29 yards on 17 carries for a 1.7 YPC average and added one catch for 15 yards. West contributed only 14 yards on six attempts until a garbage-time 18-yard run and managed one reception for four yards. More damaging was a fumble on the left sideline that was returned for a touchdown that gave the Bills a 14-6 lead.

The two likely must perform better if the Browns are to have any shot at defeating the visiting Colts next Sunday.


Isaiah Crowell the better Browns back again


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/23/2014) Unlike Week 11 against Houston, Isaiah Crowell didn't lead the Browns in carries Week 12 at Atlanta, but he was once again the more effective of the two rookie running backs, picking up 88 yards on 12 carries. He also scored two touchdowns, the most impressive coming on a 26-yard run late in the third quarter in which he probably ran more horizontally than vertically, taking the ball past the left hash mark before cutting all the way back to the right sideline.

By comparison, Terrance West had 62 yards on 14 carries and was the only one of the two to catch a pass -- a 9-yarder. It wasn't a bad performance by any means, but West hasn't done anything to distinguish himself in the two games with Ben Tate out of the running.

True, Week 12 was the Browns' first game with Tate completely off the roster, so they're still feeling out their backfield. But while Crowell and West will probably continue to split carries going forward, Crowell is looking like the one to own in Fantasy. Chances are even with an even distribution of carries, they won't both contribute relevant numbers each week.


Browns RB Terrance West finishes with 62 rushing yards Week 12


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/23/2014) Browns running back Terrance West rushed for 62 yards on 14 carries during a 26-24 win Week 12 at Atlanta, while fellow running back Isaiah Crowell rushed for a team-high 88 yards and two touchdowns.

West added one catch for 9 yards in the win. The Browns are back in action Week 13 at Buffalo.


Isaiah Crowell, Terrance West see boost in Ben Tate's absence


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11/18/2014) The Browns have struggled to find playing time for all three members of their crowded backfield recently, and Ben Tate was open about his unhappiness with his role. The team took care of that problem by waiving him Tuesday, which should open things up in Cleveland at least a little more.

Isaiah Crowell got the start in the team's most recent game against the Texans in Week 11, rushing for 61 yards on 14 carries, while Tate got just two carries and Terrance West received just five. Additionally, Crowell received 66 percent of the snaps Sunday, while West actually had a smaller role than Tate, seeing the field on just 10 percent of the team's plays. However, West is also just two weeks removed from getting his own start and rushing for 94 yards on a team-high 26 carries, so it's hard to say where the team will go from here.

Crowell has been the best back in Cleveland on a per-carry basis, leading the team in yards per carry, first downs and rushes of longer than 20 yards. Of course, he is also the only Browns back to put the ball on the turf so far, with three fumbles in 78 carries. Coaches can be fickle about running backs with fumble histories, which makes Crowell somewhat risky, even if he looks like the best back of the two right now.

In the short term, Crowell looks like the back to own in Cleveland if you can only have one. However, West should still get plenty of carries down the stretch, and has plenty of Fantasy value of his own. 


Browns coach Pettine addresses Isaiah Crowell's surprise start


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/17/2014) Browns coach Mike Pettine addressed Isaiah Crowell's surprise start in Week 11 against Houston during his Monday news conference, per the Akron Beacon Journal.

"Crowell was a guy that had practiced well, we felt really good about where he was and progress he made," Pettine said.

Crowell registered 14 of Cleveland's 24 carries and played 51 of 77 offensive snaps on Sunday. He finished with 61 rushing yards. Ben Tate played only 16 snaps and Terrance West logged 10 snaps.

When asked if there was an attitude issue with Tate, Pettine responded with, "nothing that I would speak on here."


Isaiah Crowell takes the wheel for Browns' running game


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11/16/2014) The roulette wheel that is the Browns backfield landed on Isaiah Crowell in Week 11, as Terrance West and Ben Tate took a back seat in a 23-7 loss to the Texans.

Crowell got the bulk of the work Sunday, as he picked up 14 of the team's 24 carries Sunday, while hauling in the only two passes the team's backs had in the game. He rushed for 61 yards and had 91 all-purpose yards overall, though he also lost a fumble, his second lost fumble of the season.

Crowell, the undrafted rookie, has been the team's best option this season out of the backfield, though he had been limited to reserve work prior to Sunday's game. He leads the team in yards per carry and touchdowns, and it will be interesting to see whether they continue to look his way more down the stretch.

At this point, the Browns' backfield is a nightmare for Fantasy owners, so hopefully they can settle one lead back moving forward. For now, each player has his value, but none make sense as starters. 


Contingent of Browns pitch in offensively in Week 11


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/16/2014) The Browns were a mess Sunday against Houston, but several players did make small contributuons to their offensive effort.

Among them was tight end Jim Dray, who filled in admirably for usual starter Jordan Cameron with two catches for 46 yards. Not so proficient was wideout Miles Austin, who dropped two critical passes, one of which he bobbled into an interception down the stretch. Miles finished with three catches for 31 yards.

Running back Terrance West added 12 yards on five carries while wideout Travis Benjamin and tight end Gary Barnidge pitched in with one catch each.


Report: Browns RB Isaiah Crowell to start against Houston


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/16/2014) A superior practice week, which has been the criteria Browns coaches have used all season in doling out playing time, has resulted in Isaiah Crowell earning the start Sunday against Houston, according to several in the local media.

Crowell had been benched earlier in the year due to weaker practice sessions.

Former Texans standout Ben Tate and Terrance West are still expected to receive significant reps in Week 11.


Pettine: Browns three-RB system 'week to week'


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/8/2014) Browns running backs Ben Tate, Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell all played a role in the team's 24-3 win over the Bengals Thursday, but coach Mike Pettine indicated that the three-back system isn't necessarily here to stay, ESPN.com reports.

"We have options, and we can steer it a couple different ways," Pettine said. "(The versatility) can be problematic for a defense, as well, but I’m not going to sit here and say 'we’re committed to a three-running back system, here’s how we’re going to do it.' I would still put it in the week-to-week category."

The three backs combined for 169 rushing yards on 48 carries Thursday, with each receiving at least 10 carries and all three reaching the end zone. West led the charge with 26 carries and 94 yards, but the Browns' rushing hierarchy will likely continue to remain fluid moving forward.


Browns RB Terrance West gets the bulk of the carries


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/7/2014) Browns running back Terrance West received the bulk of the carries Thursday against the Bengals.

West saw his workload take a step forward last week against the Bucs, and it appears the team could use him more down the stretch. West led the Browns Thursday with 26 carries, 14 more than the next rusher. He was just averaged, picking up 94 yards on the day, but did manage a rushing touchdown. West was not a factor in the receiving game, and was not targeted.

West will take on the Texans Week 11. 


All three Browns backs to get time Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/6/2014) The Browns will utilize a hot hand approach at running back Thursday, according to ESPN.

Terrance West, Isaiah Crowell and Ben Tate are all expected to receive carries during the contest.  It's unclear which player will get the start, though. Last week, West led the way with 15 carries to Tate's 10. Crowell didn't have a catch or a carry despite being active for the contest. 


Browns' backs could find success Thursday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11/5/2014) The Browns' decision to move Terrance West into the top spot on their running back hierarchy didn't really pay dividends for them in Week 9 against the Buccaneers, but things could work out better in Week 10 against the Bengals Thursday.

The Bengals opened the season doing a solid job against running backs, but their defense has fallen apart since their Week 4 bye. Over the last five games, eight different running backs have racked up at least nine Fantasy points against the Bengals, a stat that also bodes well for recently deposed starter Ben Tate.

Tate and West shared the workload pretty evenly last week, though Tate had the edge in carries (13 to 10) and snaps (55 percent to 45 percent). Still, with this kind of matchup on the way, Fantasy owners might find some value in both players. West seems like the better play in Week 10, but both could find their way into your lineup if you have bye weeks or injuries leaving you shallow at the position. 


Browns RB situation getting messier by the week


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/2/2014) A report came out early Sunday that rookie Terrance West could lead the Browns in carries Week 9 against Tampa Bay, and sure enough, he did. But he didn't put the Browns' running back controversy to rest with his performance, picking up just 48 yards against a defense that entered the game ranked 31st against the run.

Of course, Ben Tate, who had been the Browns' primary ball carrier leading up to Week 9, was even worse, netting just 3 yards on 10 carries. Strangely enough, though, he suddenly became a factor in the passing game, catching a season-high four balls for 29 yards.

Meanwhile, Isaiah Crowell, who has been the most productive rusher of the three on a per-carry basis, was nowhere to be found. He was active for the game but didn't have a single carry or catch.

Because West clearly outperformed Tate and did at least score a touchdown on his one catch of the game (a 2-yarder in the third quarter), he probably earned himself another long look Week 10 at Cincinnati, but with no one player standing out in this three-headed mess, you might just want to avoid Browns running backs for now. West is worth a flier off the waiver wire, but that's about all I can say for him.


Browns RB West outshines Tate in sluggish team effort


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/2/2014) Reports that Browns rookie running back Terrance West would receive more carries than established starter Ben Tate against visiting Tampa Bay on Sunday proved accurate. The former also outperformed the latter - which isn't saying much.

With a revamped offensive line failing to produce holes, West managed to rush for 48 yards on 15 carries and add a touchdown catch for two yards in which he got wide open for the flip from quarterback Brian Hoyer. Tate was held to a mere three yards in 10 attempts, but did contribute four receptions for 29 yards.


Report: West to get bulk of carries Sunday for Browns


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/2/2014) Rookie Terrance West will receive the most carries among the Browns backfield triumvirate Sunday against Tampa Bay, a source has told ESPNCleveland.com.

Ben Tate has been considered their feature back with Isaiah Crowell also in the mix.