Terrance West led the Ravens in rushing last season with 193 carries and 774 yards. He also caught 34 passes, despite having a reputation for stone hands. West ended up with 1,010 yards from scrimmage and 6 total touchdowns, which made him a viable RB2, especially early in the season before Kenneth Dixon ate into his snaps. The opportunity should be there for West to continue to get at least a dozen touches per game as a two-down runner, especially with Dixon ruled out for the season.
West’s activity in the passing game may decline with Danny Woodhead's arrival as a free agent. Woodhead will also take some carries away from West, as he’s proven to be a capable runner in complementary roles. Last year, West was inconsistent hitting the hole and often failed to grind out yards like a back with his size and power should do.
2017 Bottom Line
West is an interesting option because of the opportunity in front of him. The Ravens are dying for reliability at the running back position, and with Dixon out for the season, West will get every chance to be the No. 1 back. With a small price tag, he’s worth grabbing as a spot-starter RB2 type of player, although he’s less valuable in PPR formats.