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Carlos Hyde

Cleveland Browns (CLE)

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Duke Johnson (RB2)
Nick Chubb (RB3)

Player Information

Full Name

Carlos Hyde
Jersey #34

Position & Status

RB1, Healthy

Current Team: CLE

Browns Profile

Upcoming Game

Week #7 Sunday Vs. TB

Player Details

NFL Experience:

5 Years

Current Height & Weight

6'0", 230 Lbs.

College / University

Ohio State

College Draft Year

2014, Round #2, Pick #57

Current Fantasy Points

77 Points

$4,700 Points: 12.9 Avg / Game
DraftKings Salary & FPPG
FPPG
12.9 / Game DraftKings Points: 77
6 Games Played
$6,500 Points: 12.4 Avg / Game
FanDuel Salary & FPPG
FPPG
12.4 / Game FanDuel Points: 74
6 Games Played

Offensive & Defensive Snaps

Offensive Snaps Played

238 Snaps

Defensive Snaps Played

0 Snaps

Special Team Snaps Played

0 Snaps

Offensive Team Snaps Played

464 Snaps

Defensive Team Snaps Played

452 Snaps

Special Team's Team Snaps

170 Snaps

Rushing Statistics

Rushing Attempts

114 Attempts

Rushing Yards

382 Yards

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

3 Yards

Rushing Touchdowns

5 Yards

Rushing Long

22 Yards

Touchdown Statistics

Total Touchdowns

5 Total Touchdowns

Offensive Touchdowns

5 Touchdowns

Defensive Touchdowns

0 Touchdowns

TSpecial Team Touchdowns

0 Touchdowns

Receiving Statistics

Receiving Targets

10

Receptions

6

Receiving Yards

29.00 Yards

Receiving Yards Per Reception

4.80 Yards

Receiving Touchdowns

0 Touchdowns

Receiving Long

9

Fumbles

1

Fumbles Lost

0

Recent Player Scoring

Date Opponent Points Snap % Salary $ Per Point
10-07 Ravens 9.7 35 $5,200 536.1
09-30 Raiders 14.2 61 $5,500 387.3
09-20 Jets 24.3 58.4 $4,800 197.5
09-16 Saints 12.0 58.1 $4,900 408.3
09-09 Steelers 13.5 52.8 $4,500 333.3

Recent Player News

1 day ago: Carlos Hyde Slowed By Chargers
Cleveland Browns running back Carlos Hyde turned in a slow outing against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 6. Hyde carried the ball 14 times for 34 yards without drawing a target in the passing game in a 38-14 loss. While Hyde got off to a fast start this season, Sunday's performance serves as a reminder of his low floor when he doesn't find the end zone. Cleveland isn't using him as a pass-catcher, which limits his production in games he doesn't score. Hyde will look to bounce back in Week 7 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

6 days ago: Carlos Hyde A Low-End RB2 In Week 6
Cleveland Browns running back Carlos Hyde had a string of six-straight games with a touchdown snapped in Week 5 against the Baltimore Ravens. The veteran runner will look to start a new streak when the Los Angeles Chargers come to Cleveland in Week 6. The Chargers' run defense represents a solid matchup for Hyde as they rank just 23rd in DVOA on the year. Hyde isn't catching many passes this season, which makes him a much better bet in standard leagues. Treat him as a low-end RB2 in standard formats and a flex play in PPR leagues for Week 6.

8 days ago: Carlos Hyde Rushes For 63 Yards In Win
Cleveland Browns running back Carlos Hyde carried the ball 17 times for 63 yards and added two receptions for 14 yards in his team's 12-9 overtime win over the Baltimore Ravens. It was a slow day for Hyde, who didn't reach the end zone for the first time in his Cleveland career. That being said, Hyde only lost three carries to Nick Chubb, who many expected would see an increased role after his big Week 4. That didn't happen as Hyde remains the lead back in Cleveland. He will be a solid RB2 in Week 6 in a home matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers.

12 days ago: Carlos Hyde Looks To Keep Touchdown Streak Alive
Following his score in Week 4 against the Oakland Raiders, Cleveland Browns running back Carlos Hyde has now scored a touchdown in six straight games dating back to the end of the 2017 season. The veteran running back has been one of the most productive goal line backs in the league this season as the Browns have run often when they get in scoring position. Hyde will face a tough test in Week 5 when the Baltimore Ravens come to town. Baltimore has been stingy against the run this season, ranking fourth in DVOA and allowing the third-least fantasy points per game to the position. Hyde has not been catching passes this season, which leaves him with a scary floor if he doesn't find the end zone. Treat him as a low-end RB2 in standard leagues and a flex option in PPR formats.

15 days ago: Carlos Hyde Picks Up 82 Yards, TD In Week 4 Loss
Cleveland Browns running back Carlos Hyde turned in another productive fantasy outing in Week 4, carrying the ball 22 times for 82 yards and a touchdown in his team's 45-42 overtime loss to the Oakland Raiders. Hyde found the end zone for the fourth straight game, punching in a one-yard score in the fourth quarter. The veteran running back did get upstaged by rookie Nick Chubb, who had a highlight-reel quality 63-yard touchdown run and finished with two scores on three carries. Despite Chubb's big game, he only took three touches away from Hyde, who continues to serve as the team's lead back. He will look to add another end zone trip to his resume in Week 5 against the Baltimore Ravens.

18 days ago: Carlos Hyde A Low-End RB2 In Week 4
In Week 4, Cleveland Browns running back Carlos Hyde will look to stay hot after reaching the end zone twice in Week 3. Hyde had his best game as a Brown, reaching 98 rushing yards while powering in two one-yard touchdowns in the win. The Browns travel to California to take on the Oakland Raiders in Week 4. Oakland is allowing the 13th fewest fantasy points per game to opposing running backs, although that is slightly misleading as other teams have been choosing to attack Oakland's suspect pass defense. Oakland's run defense ranks just 28th in the league in DVOA and shouldn't give Hyde much trouble, especially with Baker Mayfield under center to keep the defense honest. Fire him up as a low-end RB2 for Week 4.

25 days ago: Carlos Hyde Gains 98 Yards; Scores Twice
Cleveland Browns running back Carlos Hyde turned in a big game in his team's 21-17 win over the New York Jets on Thursday night. Hyde carried the ball 23 times for 98 yards and two touchdowns to help lead his team to victory. It was a big breakout for Hyde, who had been struggling to find much room to run over his previous two games. The threat of Baker Mayfield throwing in the second half loosened up running lanes for Hyde, who took advantage. Mayfield is expected to remain the Browns' starting quarterback going forward, which gives Hyde a bump in fantasy going forward. He draws a plus matchup in Week 4 against the Oakland Raiders.

25 days ago: Carlos Hyde Expected To Play Thursday
Cleveland Browns running back Carlos Hyde is expecting the birth of his child on Thursday but is expected to go straight from the hospital to the stadium to play, according to a couple of team sources. Hyde isn't listed among the team's inactives for Thursday's game against the Jets, so they believe he'll be there to play. Hyde is on the RB2/RB3 borderline in a crowded backfield that also features Duke Johnson and rookie Nick Chubb.

27 days ago: Carlos Hyde Looks To Make It Three Straight With A TD
Cleveland Browns running back Carlos Hyde hasn't posted very impressive rushing numbers through the first two weeks of the season, gaining just 105 yards on 38 rushes for a 2.8 yards per carry average while catching just two passes. The veteran runner has scored two touchdowns, which has helped to elevate him to the RB24 in overall PPR scoring. In Week 3, Hyde draws a tough Thursday night matchup against the New York Jets, who have limited opposing running backs to just 12.2 fantasy points per game through the first two weeks of the season. Treat Hyde as a touchdown-or-bust RB3 in Week 3.

29 days ago: Carlos Hyde Salvages Afternoon With Short TD
Cleveland Browns running back Carlos Hyde struggled on the ground against the New Orleans Saints in Week 2, gaining just 43 yards on 16 carries. Hyde only caught one pass for seven yards but he was able to salvage his day with a one-yard touchdown in the third quarter. The touchdown gives Hyde a score in each of his two games played this season but the veteran runner is only averaging 3.5 yards per carry thus far. Hyde will continue to see volume this season, which will keep him in the high-end RB3 conversation most weeks., although his final stat lines aren't going to look pretty on days he doesn't score a touchdown. The Browns have four days to get ready for the New York Jets on Thursday night.

1 month ago: Carlos Hyde Scores In Browns Debut
Cleveland Browns running back Carlos Hyde carried the ball 22 times for 62 yards and a touchdown in his team's 21-21 tie against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 1. Hyde also added one catch for three yards in the game. The veteran running back struggled to find much room to run against Pittsburgh but he was able to salvage his day with a one-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. As was the case in the preseason, Hyde operated as the team's clear starter in the backfield, losing just three carries to rookie Nick Chubb. Hyde won't catch anywhere near the number of passes he did with the San Francisco 49ers in 2017 but he should settle in as a low-end RB2 option in standard leagues this season. A road date with the New Orleans Saints awaits Hyde in Week 2.

1 month ago: Carlos Hyde Sets Up As An RB3 In Week 1
Cleveland Browns running back Carlos Hyde will make his first regular season start for a team other than the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. Hyde, and the Browns, will welcome the Pittsburgh Steelers to Cleveland for the season opener. Hyde held off rookie running back Nick Chubb for the starting role in the backfield during the preseason, although he still projects to lose most of the passing work to third-down back Duke Johnson. That will limit Hyde's weekly upside if he doesn't score a touchdown, especially in PPR leagues. Hyde can be treated as a low-end RB3/flex play for Week 1. Don't hesitate to leave him on the bench if you have better options.

2 months ago: Carlos Hyde Looking To Repeat Preseason Success
Cleveland Browns running back Carlos Hyde was one of his team's standouts in the previous week's preseason contest against the Buffalo Bills. Hyde ripped off multiple big runs and scored a touchdown in the game while playing into the second quarter. The veteran should be on the field plenty in the third preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday. He could see extensive work, as well, as offensive coordinator Todd Haley fed him often against Buffalo. One key thing to watch for is whether rookie Nick Chubb earned himself any first-team reps after a solid showing last week. Up until this point, Hyde has been clearly ahead of Chubb throughout training camp. The upcoming game should show how the Browns plan to use the two backs in the regular season.

2 months ago: Carlos Hyde Scores In Second Preseason Game
Cleveland Browns running back Carlos Hyde ran well against the Buffalo Bills in his team's second preseason game on Friday. Hyde finished with nine carries for 64 yards and one touchdown while adding one catch in the passing game. The veteran runner showed excellent vision and proved to be difficult for Bills defenders to bring down on his runs. Hyde continues to play ahead of rookie running back Nick Chubb, who has come in with the second-team offense in each of the Browns' two preseason games. Look for Hyde to open the season as Cleveland's early-down runner while Duke Johnson mixes in on passing downs. Hyde is likely to play into the third quarter in the third preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday.

4 months ago: Carlos Hyde Expected To Open Season As Starter
According to a report from long-time Cleveland Browns beat reporter Tony Grossi, Carlos Hyde is expected to open the season as the team's starting running back. Hyde signed with the team as a free agent this offseason but the selection of Nick Chubb in April's draft cast some uncertainty over what Hyde's role would be. Grossi expects Chubb to spell Hyde in the early going, although it wouldn't be a surprise to see Chubb eventually overtake Hyde as the team's lead back at some point during the season. They will most likely cut into each other's production this season, leaving neither as a reliable fantasy option.

7 months ago: Carlos Hyde Expected To Sign With Browns
According to a tweet from NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, free agent running back Carlos Hyde is expected to sign with the Cleveland Browns. Hyde will get a three-year deal worth over $15 million, including $6 million in the first year. Hyde should inherit the early-down role which Isaiah Crowell held the previous season while getting spelled by Duke Johnson on passing downs. This signing adds intrigue to the upcoming NFL draft as it likely precludes the Browns from using an early pick on Saquon Barkley.

8 months ago: 49ers Talks Ongoing With Carlos Hyde
San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch said the team had contract discussions with impending free-agent running back Carlos Hyde throughout the season. They haven't been able to come to an agreement, but the 49ers have continued discussions with Hyde, although nothing is imminent. Hyde had a career-high 240 carries for 940 yards (career-low 3.9 yards per carry) and a career-high eight touchdowns, but it seems as though the 49ers are ready to move on, as Hyde doesn't exactly fit well in head coach Kyle Shanahan's system. Joe Williams and Matt Breida could be in for much bigger roles if San Fran lets Hyde walk in free agency, which appears to be the way this will shake out.

9 months ago: Carlos Hyde May Be Gone From San Francisco
San Francisco 49ers running back Carlos Hyde is about to be a free agent and the Sacramento Bee's Matt Barrows believes the odds are higher free Hyde leaves the 49ers. The Niners did not seem all that committed to Hyde throughout coach Kyle Shanahan's first year in charge. Hyde's week-to-week usage was flippy-floppy at best as he lost reps to UDFA Matt Breida, and Hyde's receiving numbers really fell off once Jimmy Garoppolo took over under center. However, Hyde did have some solid rushing days -- 14-78-1 and 15-90-2 -- with Garoppolo. Hyde can likely command more outside of San Fran.

10 months ago: Carlos Hyde An RB2 For Week 17
In last week's victory against the Jaguars, San Francisco 49ers running back Carlos Hyde had his second highest amount of carries on the season with 21. He now faces a Rams team that has been stingy as of late against the run, surrendering just over 100 yards combined over their last two games. Hyde will have to be much more efficient this week if he is going to deliver RB2 value. Fantasy owners should not hesitate to start Hyde as an RB2 this week in all formats, but they should not expect a huge output.

10 months ago: Carlos Hyde In Tough Matchup In Week 16
After failing to crack 30 yards rushing in Week 15, San Francisco 49ers running back Carlos Hyde faces off against one of the top defensive units in the NFL in the Jacksonville Jaguars. Even though the Jaguars are the number 27 rush DVOA defense according to Football Outsiders, Hyde may struggle to find running room as he hasn't topped 100 rushing yards since Week 2. Hyde is a touchdown dependent flex play this week in all formats.

10 months ago: Carlos Hyde Quiet In Week 15
Even though he saw 18 touches in Week 15, San Francisco 49ers running back Carlos Hyde could not deliver for fantasy owners. Hyde finished with just 25 yards on 16 carries and added 14 yards on just two receptions. Hyde has seen his passing-game work take a nosedive lately, as quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is able to move the ball in an effective manner. Hyde will be a touchdown-dependent RB2 next week as the 49ers face the Jaguars in a very tough matchup.

10 months ago: Carlos Hyde A RB2 For Week 15
Coming off of his first rushing touchdown since Week 6, San Francisco 49ers running back Carlos Hyde is looking for more against the Titans. Hyde isn't nearly as involved in the passing game with Jimmy Garoppolo under center, but has picked up his rushing production. Hyde has seen at least 14 carries in each of his last four games and this week should be no different. Hyde is a RB2 in all formats with limited upside.

10 months ago: Carlos Hyde Scores In Week 14
San Francisco 49ers running back Carlos Hyde found the endzone for the first time in seven games during the 49ers Week 14 victory over the Texans. Hyde finished with 78 yards on 14 carries, including the rushing score. He did not record a reception for the first time this season after only seeing one target from Jimmy Garoppolo. Hyde will remain a RB2 in all formats this week as the 49ers face the Titans.

10 months ago: Carlos Hyde A Low-End RB2 In Week 14
Another disappointing week on the ground is leaving Carlos Hyde owners scratching their heads about what to do with the San Francisco 49ers running back. His passing game work took a big dip in Week 13, only catching three of five targets for 12 yards. Hyde has topped 68 yards rushing in just three of his last nine games, making him a touchdown dependent play without the passing game volume to boost his stat line. He can be considered a low-end RB2 in PPR leagues and a flex in non-PPR formats for Week 14.

11 months ago: Carlos Hyde Held In Check In Week 13
Carlos Hyde certainly did not have the most productive game in Week 13, totaling just 54 yards on 17 carries, but did prove that even with a change in quarterback, he will be a focal point of the 49ers offense. Hyde also added in three receptions for 12 yards on five targets. He faces an equally as tough test this week in the Houston Texans on the road, but fantasy owners should still see Hyde as an every week RB2 in all formats.

11 months ago: Carlos Hyde Has Safe Floor For Week 13
Coming off a game where he saw a shocking 13 targets, Carlos Hyde should be in play in all formats against the Bears in Chicago. Fantasy owners should not expect to see 13 targets again for Hyde, but at least the six targets that Hyde has been averaging this season. Not only has Hyde been a force in the passing game, but he could see upwards of 20 carries as well as the 49ers will be able to hang with the Bears offense. Hyde is a safe bet as a high-end RB2 in all formats this week.

11 months ago: Carlos Hyde Disappoints In Week 12
There were certainly lowered expectations coming into the 49ers matchup against the Seahawks for Carlos Hyde, but Hyde failed to deliver even modest results. Hyde finished with 47 yards on 16 carries and seven receptions for 21 yards. If you happen to start Hyde in a PPR league, he delivered the floor that you are used to, but he was certainly a disappointment in non-PPR formats. He should bounce back against the Bears in Week 13.

11 months ago: Carlos Hyde Runs Over Giants In Week 10
Although he wasn't as active in the passing game in Week 10 with only two catches for six yards, Carlos Hyde delivered one of his best rushing games of the 2017 season. Hyde rushed for 98 yards on 17 carries in the 49ers 31-21 victory over the New York Giants. Hyde will continue to be an every week play in all formats even coming off the 49ers Week 11 bye against the Seahawks.

11 months ago: Carlos Hyde Busy In Passing Game In Week 9
Even though he failed to top 50 yards rushing, Carlos Hyde delivered a strong fantasy performance as he caught nine of his 11 targets for 84 yards. Hyde was able to only rush for 41 yards on 12 carries, but remains a vital part of the 49ers passing game. Expect Hyde to continue to flourish in the passing game and is a strong starting option against a struggling Giants defense in Week 10.

12 months ago: Carlos Hyde A Safe Bet In Week 9
Even though he may not have the high upside of Leonard Fournette or Todd Gurley, Carlos Hyde has an extremely safe floor heading into his Week 9 matchup against the Cardinals. Hyde has seen at least at least six targets over 10 carries in six of eight games in 2017. He faces a Cardinals defense that has given up the seventh most fantasy points to running backs in the last three weeks. Hyde remains a strong RB2 or low-end RB1 this week in all formats.

12 months ago: Carlos Hyde Disappoints In Week 8
Another week, another sub-50 yard rushing game for Carlos Hyde. Hyde has failed to top 50 rushing yards in three of his last four games and only scored two touchdowns over that stretch. One positive is that Hyde was targeted a team-high nine times, catching four of those passes for 22 yards. His consistent floor makes him a RB2 in PPR leagues, but he is becoming more of a flex play in non-PPR scoring formats due to the lack of good offensive players around him and small chance at scoring each week.

12 months ago: Carlos Hyde Faces Tough Eagles Front In Week 8
San Francisco 49ers running back Carlos Hyde will be facing one of his toughest matchups this season as he travels to Philadelphia to face the Eagles. The Eagles have the best rushing defense in the league giving up only 67 yards per game on the ground. Hyde will most likely have to rely on his involvement in the passing game to provide value to fantasy owners this week as he has seen at least six targets in five out of seven games this season. Due to his safe passing game floor, Hyde is a RB2 in all formats.

12 months ago: Carlos Hyde Quiet In Week 7
San Francisco 49ers running back Carlos Hyde was certainly a contributor during the 49ers Week 7 loss to the Cowboys, totaling 88 yards on 18 total touches, but couldn't find the endzone against a porous Cowboys defense. However, Hyde did demonstrate that he has a relatively safe floor in PPR leagues each week as four of his 18 touches were receptions. Hyde faces an Eagles defense in Week 8 that leads the league in rushing defense. Do not expect him to be anything more than a low-end RB2 this week.

12 months ago: Carlos Hyde A Strong Start For Week 7
Coming off a two-touchdown week, San Francisco 49ers running back Carlos Hyde is looking for more of the same in Week 7 at home against the Cowboys. The Cowboys currently are dead last in DVOA against the run according to Football Outsiders, so Hyde should be able to be effective in his carries on Sunday. If the game script goes sour for the 49ers, Hyde has seen six targets in four out of his six games this season. He is a solid RB2 in all formats this week with upside for more.

12 months ago: Carlos Hyde Delivers In Week 6
After a disappointing Week 5 performance, San Francisco 49ers running back Carlos Hyde found the end zone twice in Week 6 against Washington in the 49ers 26-24 loss. Hyde only gained 28 yards on 14 carries but was valuable in the passing game once again, catching five passes for 47 yards. Hyde should continue to see work, especially in the passing game, as the 49ers take on the Cowboys in Week 7. Hyde is a locked-in RB2 in all formats until further notice.

1 year ago: Not Much Separating Matt Breida From Carlos Hyde
San Francisco 49ers running backs Carlos Hyde and Matt Breida will be splitting backfield repetitions for the foreseeable future in San Francisco, as head coach Kyle Shanahan believes that the 49ers are "still going to keep them fresh because there's not much of a difference between the two, for me," referring to both backs. Look for a split of the work in Week 6's matchup against the Redskins, limiting the upside for both players. Hyde and Breida are both flex-worthy this week.

1 year ago: Carlos Hyde Fully Healthy
San Francisco 49ers running back Carlos Hyde (hip) practiced in full Wednesday and has been taken off the injury report for Week 6 against the Redskins. Many believed Hyde's injury kept him from playing most of the second half in the overtime loss to Indianapolis, but head coach Kyle Shanahan disputed that. Hyde will yet again receive the start this weekend, but rookie Matt Breida will get his chances after that, and the Niners will then ride whoever has the "hot hand." That's bad news for Hyde, making him more of a low-end RB2. Breida is making more of a case to be owned in all leagues.

1 year ago: New Contract Negotiations Started With Carlos Hyde
Per Cam Inman of The Mercury News, the San Francisco 49ers have started to negotiate with running back Carlos Hyde on a new contract. General manager John Lynch said of Hyde, "He got lighter and in much better shape. It's showing. It's paying dividends on the field. So we're thrilled with the way he's playing." Hyde, a pending free agent, is currently sixth in the NFL in rushing and has shown an improvement in the passing game as well. Hyde is a weekly start in all fantasy league formats.

1 year ago: Carlos Hyde, Matt Breida Off Final Injury Report
San Francisco 49ers running backs Carlos Hyde (hip) and Matt Breida (ankle) were both taken off the final injury report for Week 5 against the Colts. Both will play in a nice matchup, but only Hyde is worth starting in fantasy as a borderline RB1 with an expected heavy workload.

1 year ago: Carlos Hyde A Strong Option For Week 5
Coming off one of the low points of the season, San Francisco 49ers running back Carlos Hyde finds a much better situation and matchup in Week 5 against the Colts. The Colts are the 23rd ranked DVOA rushing defense, according to Football Outsiders, and should be giving up yardage to Hyde in chunks. Hyde has at least 15 touches in each game this season, adding to his weekly floor. He is a low-end RB1 or high-end RB2 this week in a plus matchup.

1 year ago: Carlos Hyde, Matt Breida Limited Thursday
San Francisco 49ers running backs Carlos Hyde (hip) and Matt Breida (ankle) were both limited in practice for the second straight day Thursday. Both players should be fine for Week 5 against the Colts. Hyde has seen 15 or more carries in three of four games this year, ensuring that he'll remain firmly in the RB2 conversation for fantasy owners. Continue riding him. Breida is strictly a handcuff for Hyde owners in deeper leagues.

1 year ago: Carlos Hyde Limited Wednesday
San Francisco 49ers running back Carlos Hyde (hip) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday. Despite the fact that Hyde has been dealing with hip pain recently, he should be good to go for Week 5 against the Colts and remains a solid RB2 choice. The 27-year-old had 16 carries for 68 yards in Week 4 and has averaged a healthy 4.9 yards per carry through four games.

1 year ago: Carlos Hyde Expected To Play Sunday
San Francisco 49ers running back Carlos Hyde (hip) is expected to be ready for the team's Sunday matchup against the Arizona Cardinals. Hyde suffered the injury during Week 3 against the Los Angeles Rams and was limited during practice all week as a result. Hyde has rushed for 253 yards and two touchdowns this season and has been one of the most efficient fantasy backs so his presence on the field this week is very good news for both the team and fantasy owners alike.

1 year ago: Carlos Hyde Stars In Limited Work In Week 3
Fantasy owners were waiting with bated breath when San Francisco 49ers running back Carlos Hyde left his Week 3 matchup against the LA Rams early with a hip injury but were elated when he returned and ran for 84 yards and two TDs. Hyde also added in three receptions for 10 yards to cap off a strong performance in a losing effort as the 49ers fell to the Rams 41-39. He is still a rock-solid RB2 in all formats as he heads into Week 4 against the Cardinals in Arizona and should be in all starting lineups.

1 year ago: Carlos Hyde Returns To Game Thursday
After being considered questionable to return with a hip injury, San Francisco 49ers running back Carlos Hyde returned to the Week 3 game Thursday night against the Rams in the second quarter. Hyde had eight carries for a healthy 41 yards (long of 21 yards) before exiting, so he was off to a promising start. The oft-injured runner -- he has yet to play in a full season in the NFL -- has looked good so far in Kyle Shanahan's system, but his owners may want to think about handcuffing Matt Breida or Raheem Mostert now. Both backups split duty in the backfield when Hyde was out, and San Fran would likely use a committee approach if Hyde had to miss any time.

1 year ago: Carlos Hyde Injured In Week 3
San Francisco 49ers running back Carlos Hyde (hip) is questionable to return to Week 3 against the Rams. Hyde had 29 yards on four carries against the Rams before going down with his injury and Raheem Mosert and Matt Brieda will get carries while Hyde is out. There will be an update on Hyde's health, but Brieda will likely be a top waiver add if Hyde has to miss considerable time.

1 year ago: Carlos Hyde A Strong Start In Week 3
Coming off an impressive performance in Week 2 against the Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers running back Carlos Hyde looks to continue that trend against the LA Rams in Week 3 on Thursday night. Hyde is currently leading the NFL in yards before contact at 3.9 yards per carry, per Pro Football Focus. Hyde is also one of the top-20 running backs in success rate, per Football Outsiders. He is a low-end RB1 this week in a matchup at home with upside for a top-three finish at the position.

1 year ago: Carlos Hyde's Outlook Bleak For Week 2
Coming off a disappointing performance in Week 1, the San Francisco 49ers running back Carlos Hyde will look to rebound against the Seahawks in Seattle. The chances of that happening don't appear to be very strong if history is any indication. Hyde has rushed for an average of just 54.25 yards per game in his four career matchups against the Seahawks, and don't expect head coach Kyle Shanahan to continue to feed Hyde when the game is potentially out of reach. Hyde is no better than a flex play in all formats this week due to his lack of upside.

1 year ago: Carlos Hyde Looks To Replicate Big Week 1 In 2017
San Francisco 49ers running back Carlos Hyde is looking to continue his trend of impressive opening games in Week 1 against the Panthers. He has rushed for two touchdowns and scored at least 20 points in non-PPR formats in each of the last two opening games of the season. The now slimmer Hyde can be considered a high-end RB2 in all formats as he faces the Panthers at home to open the season.

1 year ago: Matt Breida Holds Strong As Backup to Carlos Hyde
The San Francisco 49ers have seemingly ended their competition for the backup job behind starter Carlos Hyde, with Matt Breida winning the job from fellow rookie Joe Williams. According to Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee, "Breida has been better than Williams since spring." While he is certainly on the smaller side, Breida could be the handcuff to own in case Hyde goes down with an injury. He should be drafted late in rookie-only leagues and only in extremely deep redraft leagues to start the season with the potential of double-digit touches if Hyde were to miss time.

1 year ago: Carlos Hyde Locked In As Starting Running Back
The competition appears to be all but over for the starting running back job for the San Francisco 49ers. It appears Carlos Hyde will be the team's starting running back, according to Nick Wagoner of ESPN. "Hyde is adapting to coach Kyle Shanahan's outside zone scheme and is the clear-cut starter," wrote Wagoner and noted of Hyde, "he's much more likely to have 250 touches than 250 carries." Fire up Hyde as an RB2 on draft day for all formats, and he might even come at a nice value.

1 year ago: Carlos Hyde Running Mad At 49ers Camp
San Francisco 49ers running back Carlos Hyde "has gone from looking out of place early in the spring to looking like a man possessed in the summer," according to Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee. Hyde has consistently been physical at camp and appears to be a lock as the No. 1 running back job for the 49ers heading into the season. Hyde should be viewed as a solid RB2 in drafts this season under the new regime in San Francisco, and he is worth a selection in the fourth or fifth round of fantasy drafts.

1 year ago: Carlos Hyde Showing Physicality In Practice
San Francisco 49ers running back Carlos Hyde continues to show his physicality in training camp practices and continues to knock defenders back in drills. On Thursday he crushed a rookie defensive back for the second straight day and knocked him on his back. It's now clear that Hyde has come to play in 2017 after his own front office questioned his fit in new head coach Kyle Shanahan's zone-blocking scheme. Hyde is the clearcut lead back in this backfield until he proves otherwise, leaving Tim Hightower as the preferred handcuff. Rookie Joe Williams has struggled thus far in camp and must prove himself in the preseason. Early in the offseason Hyde was projected to be an unwanted running back, but now he could be a value pick as an RB2. He was no slouch in 2016, either, running 217 times for 988 yards and six touchdowns while also catching a career-high 27 passes for another three scores.

1 year ago: Carlos Hyde Looks To Be Starting Back
San Francisco 49ers running back Carlos Hyde looks to be in good position to enter the season as the team's starting back after the first week of training camp practices. Backup Tim Hightower has also looked good, and he looks to be the second running back with rookie Joe Williams, a fourth-round pick, getting off to a slow start while gaining familiarity with the system. Hyde is quickly adapting to the new system and has put a ton of emphasis on catching the ball out of the backfield. The 26-year-old Hyde has done an excellent job of coming to camp in great shape and dispelling rumors that he wasn't long for a roster spot because the new coaching regime didn't think he fit their style of play. The script has changed, at least so far in camp, and Hyde may now be a solid value pick as an RB2 in the middle rounds.

1 year ago: Carlos Hyde Slims Down, Looks To Lead NFL In Rushing
San Francisco 49ers running back Carlos Hyde reported to training camp at his lowest playing weight since high school (228 pounds), according to a report from The Mercury News' Cam Inman. Hyde's body transformation has not gone unnoticed as general manager John Lynch noted, "He really has dedicated himself. He's changed his body type this offseason. That to me shows commitment." Hyde's goal for 2017 is to lead the NFL in rushing and was quoted saying, "...That's my mindset, to be No. 1 at the end for rushing yards." Even though Hyde has not rushed for more than 1,000 yards in any season up until this point, there is potential high-end RB2 upside for 2017. Hyde has also been rumored to be a potential end-of-camp cut or trade target for teams with running back needs. What happens remains to be seen, but wherever Hyde lands, he will be in great shape to produce at a high level.

1 year ago: Carlos Hyde Looking Good
San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch said running back Carlos Hyde looks great at training camp. "Carlos Hyde looks tremendous. He's really dedicated himself." After a successful 2016 season, Hyde is on tenuous ground and doesn't appear to be a good fit for new head coach Kyle Shanahan's system. He's still expected to be the starter to open the year, but injury concerns and questions about his fit in the scheme aren't going away. Hyde is a risky RB1 selection but doesn't face a ton of competition for touches.

1 year ago: Carlos Hyde Hasn't Secured A Starting Job
San Francisco 49ers running back Carlos Hyde has yet to secure a starting spot, and his role is tenuous with new head coach Kyle Shanahan lobbying heavily to draft Joe Williams this year. Hyde looks to finally be healthy, but he's learning a new system, and Williams may be a better fit for Shanahan's system. Even though Hyde will likely enter Week 1 as the de facto starter, he must prove he's past the knee injury that limited him down the stretch last year and prove effective to hold off Williams. San Fran's new coaching staff doesn't exactly see Hyde as a long-term fit in the new offense, so he's an extremely shaky fantasy commodity.

1 year ago: Carlos Hyde Not Looking Good In Camp
San Francisco 49ers running back Carlos Hyde has looked like the slowest and most indecisive running back on the team in organized team activities and doesn't seem to have the vision to find success in new head coach Kyle Shanahan's outside-zone running scheme. The Press Democrat's Grant Cohn thinks San Fran should trade Hyde to a team that features a zone-read scheme. New general manager John Lynch questioned Hyde's fit in the new offense before the draft, so this isn't a new thing. However, there's still a good chance Hyde is the team's No. 1 back come Week 1, but he'll likely be on a short leash and is a very shaky fantasy commodity moving forward.

1 year ago: Joe Williams Has A Chance To Unseat Carlos Hyde
San Francisco 49ers rookie running back has a shot to become the team's top back over Carlos Hyde. Running backs coach Bobby Turner and new head coach Kyle Shanahan convinced general manager John Lynch to consider drafting Williams. Hyde is entering the last year of his contract, and he's also missed 14 games due to injuries in his three seasons. More will be known in the situation come training camp, but Williams automatically becomes a deep rookie sleeper. Hyde, who had 217 carries for 988 yards (4.6 YPC) and six touchdowns last year, is becoming one of the riskier running backs in fantasy.