Jan 4, 2014; Frisco, TX, USA; Towson Tigers running back Terrance West (28) runs the ball against North Dakota State Bison safety Colten Heagle (20) and Christian Dudzik (35) in the second quarter at Toyota Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Fantasy Football: Browns' Terrance West could be top fantasy rookie

With OTA’s underway, we’re going to take a look at a few rookie fantasy handcuffs that are worth looking at with your late round draft picks. We begin this series with Terrance West out of Towson University. Now, don’t let the fact that he played in the FCS shy you away from this potentially valuable late round flyer.  His game tape and his stats back him up.

West has the potential to be one of the best fantasy football rookies given his current position behind Ben Tate. Tate, who has constantly struggled with injuries, has yet to have a full injury-free season as a backup.  With Tate being thrust into the starter role, he will bear a full workload for more than a week at a time for the first time in his career.  Be on the lookout for West to take the starter role eventually.  He could end up having the most fantasy impact in the Browns backfield with his versatility, both running the ball as well as catching it.

West is a definite sleeper candidate that should be drafted in all leagues, I have yet to see him drafted in any standard mock drafts, but he should be considered given that he is sitting behind a very fragile back. His pass catching ability could factor into extra points in PPR leagues as well.

Besides Bishop Sankey, no other rookie running back is in a better position to take over the starting job.  Jumping on Terrance West early could give you the advantage to lead your fantasy team to victory.

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