Ware is a technically sound, physical runner with elite strength paired with unique power and leg drive at the point of attack.
In comparison, West has solid strength characteristics who is capable of running inside, though it is not his strength. With that said, the vast majority of West’s targets came through on the outside, at 54.5%.
Ware could be a better compliment and have standalone value as a between the tackles, goal line grinder.The Chiefs have leaned heavily on Charles in the red zone over the past few season but Ware’s productiveness in this area could lead to more opportunities in 2015.No, I am not talking about Charcandrick West; I'm talking about the guy to own in this entire backfield is without question: Spencer Ware.We’re going to try something new today with Rushing Expectation, so hopefully it goes terribly because it’s twice the work for me.Yards per carry can be a stat that is highly skewed by big plays, which is why I use Success Rate.
But even from a Success Rate perspective, Ware’s smaller sample size concerns are completely alleviated in my eyes.It is entirely possible, if not probable, that the Chiefs will reduce Charles workload early in the season coming off this injury.West has a skillset that more closely mirrors Charles' if he were to go down, though West is prone to overthinking instead of reacting behind the line of scrimmage.We are going to compare the results of both the aforementioned players behind Charles for two reasons.Talented players behind 29-year old running backs are always relevant, but more importantly, because Matt Waldman asked me to.He made consistent gains that helped the offense and wasn’t dependent on big plays like West.