Week 19 at New England
For the second game in a row, Charcandrick West became the lesser half of Kansas City’s backfield committee. While Spencer Ware was carving up the Houston Texans for 67 yards and a touchdown, West was held to 26 yards on eight carries. The player that emerged as a fantasy superstar at one point during the season has seemingly morphed into a fantasy scrub.
However, West is the kind of player that you do not want to underestimate, even when he is slumping. He could pick up the pace again quickly, especially since Ware has been dealing with a sprained ankle and missed some practices this week. There is also a decent chance Kansas City will go to the ground as much as possible if star receiver Jeremy Maclin is not at full strength, which is likely to be the case. Nonetheless, when you combine New England’s top ten run defense with West’s current lack of momentum, he is a dicey flex option.