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Charcandrick West has gone from a guy who didn't have a touch in September to a guy with three straight games of 20-plus carries. It's been two years since Andy Reid has given a player back to back games of 20-plus carries and now West has three in a row.
The Chiefs obviously like what they see, and for good reason. West has been a revelation of sorts since taking over for Jamaal in the second half of the Chicago game in Week 5. West was held in check for that game (five carries, 17 yards) and the following game in Minnesota (nine carries, 33 yards). His past three games, however, have been filling up the stat sheet. 22 carries for 110 yards against Pittsburgh. 20 carries for 97 yards against Detroit. "Only" 69 yards on 24 carries against Denver (the NFL's No. 1 defense, by the way) but 92 yards receiving along with an 80-yard touchdown.
West just does everything well. He is shifty, he's fast enough and he can pass block. He is a heady player, understands the value of a good chip block and can bounce outside the tackles as well as he can run inside. I wouldn't say he's elite in any one area but he is good in many areas.
Just to give you an idea of how good he has been, consider the NFL's yards per scrimmage leaders in the past month since West became The Guy:
1. Steelers WR Antonio Brown (155.5)
2. Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (144.5)
3. Chiefs RB Charcandrick West (137.3)
I don't really have much of a point except to say that West continues to surprise me. He has surpassed all of our expectations so don't put a ceiling on what he can do.