Coming off of an upset win at home against the favored New Orleans Saints, Cleveland's rookie running back Terrance West finds himself 4th in the NFL in rushing yards with 168 as well as an additional 22 yards receiving.
West is easily becoming a target for fantasy football owners looking for another option at running back in waiver wire acquisitions. With the Browns' primary running back Ben Tate on the injured reserve, West will be the feature of the running game and due to get plenty of touches per game to be a good fantasy player this season. His relative perceived value makes him an ideal candidate for daily fantasy football with a salary cap limiting which players can be added to that days lineup. Individuals on Draftkings or Fanduel are looking for players with a high production to perceived value (FFPPG/Salary) ratio. The first few weeks of the season has shown that West is a high value sleeper pick but week 3 against the Baltimore Ravens will not be a favorable matchup for Cleveland Browns running backs.
In week 1, the Raven's defense held the Bengal's Giovani Bernard to 48 yards and 0 touchdowns. In week 2, Baltimore managed to keep Pittsburgh's Le'veon Bell to just 59 yards rushing and 0 touchdowns. Keep in mind that Bell went on a spree in the previous week, leading all other running backs in fantasy football points.
Compared to the previous two weeks, Terrance West should have a drop in production in the week 3. Avoid picking him this week in the divisional rival matchup that Raven's head coach John Harbaugh says may be the best division in football.