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Carlos Hyde | Running Back | #28

Team: San Francisco 49ers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 9/20/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 235
College: Ohio State
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 2 (57) / SF
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Carlos Hyde said new coach Chip Kelly's system "will help showcase all my abilities."
"Not just as a ball carrier, but also as a threat in the passing game," Hyde continued. "I think it's going to be an exciting year." Hyde has never been a consistent threat in the passing game in the NFL and never had more than 16 catches in a season while at Ohio State. Still, the buzz all offseason has been he will be more involved as a receiver under Kelly. We will believe that when we see it, but Hyde still has RB1 upside if he can stay healthy -- something he has struggled to do to this point in his career. Jun 24 - 10:34 AM

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Carlos Hyde said he plans to keep his bruising running style despite a lengthy injury history.

"There’s going to be some times in a game where maybe you don’t need to truck this guy, so alright you can just go out of bounds right here," Hyde said. "But, to me, that’s not really dictating the game to that person." Hyde is in a good position to be the workhorse on a team which would like to lean on the run, but his ability to stay healthy is a major concern, one which Hyde does not appear willing to adjust his game to address. Considering he has already missed 11 games in two years, it would not be surprising if he spent some time on the sideline this season.
Jun 9 - 12:37 PM

49ers coach Chip Kelly said Carlos Hyde "can be a three-down back."

"Our style and scheme adapts to whoever it is," Kelly said, "but he certainly has the skillset to be an outstanding running back at this level, because he can do everything." Hyde has never been heavily involved as a pass catcher in either college or the pros, but the 49ers do not have much talent behind him. If he can stay healthy -- a major concern to this point in Hyde's career -- he should be the workhorse for a team with real concerns at quarterback.
Jun 7 - 2:06 PM

49ers coach Chip Kelly has been "really impressed" with Carlos Hyde.

"Carlos is a stud," Kelly said. "He’s as advertised." Hyde has been fully cleared since April and hasn’t shown any setbacks from foot surgery. He's down to 225 pounds after playing last year at 235. Hyde has durability concerns (11 missed games in two seasons), but is locked in as an every-down workhorse.
May 14 - 5:19 PM

The San Francisco Chronicle's Eric Branch questions whether Carlos Hyde will be able to hold up as Chip Kelly's workhorse back.

Branch has a point. Hyde missed two games his rookie season despite a limited workload and was sidelined nine games last year with a stress fracture in his left foot. Kelly has traditionally given his lead backs as much work as they can handle, and that should be especially true for Hyde considering what is behind him on the depth chart. That potential workload gives Hyde massive fantasy upside, but that upside will go unrealized if he cannot stay on the field.
May 10 - 9:46 AM

Carlos Hyde said his surgically-repaired foot "feels great," and that he's slimmed down to 225 pounds for new coach Chip Kelly's offense.

Kelly runs the fastest-paced offense in the league, and Hyde is getting in shape in preparation for being the feature back. The 49ers listed him at 235 last season, and Hyde tipped the scales at 230 coming out of Ohio State in 2014. He'll probably drop even more weight before the summer and during training camp. Hyde projects to be a great fit in Kelly's zone-blocking scheme.
Apr 6 - 3:20 PM

Carlos Hyde wants to play under 220 pounds in Chip Kelly's fast-paced offense.

Listed at 235 pounds last season, Hyde has reportedly worked his way under 230 already. "The minute I saw that the 49ers got Chip Kelly, we completely changed his approach to how he trained," said trainer David Alexander. "I’ve got his mind wrapped around being on the field 10 plays straight." Hyde could be in for a monster workload with Kelly calling the plays. Unless the 49ers add another back early in the draft, Hyde will have high-end RB1 upside this season.
Mar 24 - 9:28 AM

The Sacramento Bee expects Carlos Hyde (foot surgery) to be ready for OTAs.

CSN Bay Area has passed along a similar report. Hyde's trainer recently posted an Instagram video of his client looking very much at full health. Hyde is nearly four months removed from going under the knife, and would benefit from a full offseason in new coach Chip Kelly's system. Provided he can stay healthy, Hyde has mouthwatering upside in Kelly's run-heavy system.
Mar 22 - 10:14 PM

49ers GM Trent Baalke said Carlos Hyde is an "ideal" fit for new coach Chip Kelly's offense.

This is despite Hyde reportedly not even being on Kelly's draft board in Philadelphia back in 2014. But on the surface, it makes sense. Hyde, even at his 6'/230 size, brings plenty of lateral quickness to the table and profiles as a schematic fit in Kelly's zone-blocking system. Hyde has been working out with ex-teammate Frank Gore in Miami this offseason, and his surgically-repaired foot is "coming along." If Hyde holds the top spot on the depth chart into summer, he could enter the mix as a second-round fantasy pick in Kelly's run-first offense.
Feb 24 - 10:52 AM

Carlos Hyde underwent foot surgery late in the season, but is expected to be ready for OTAs.

Hyde suffered a stress fracture in his foot in October, but the 49ers kept delaying the inevitable before finally putting him on I.R. in Week 14. While GM Trent Baalke expects Hyde to be ready for the full offseason program, foot injuries can be really tricky for runners. Expect the 49ers to take it easy on Hyde after running him into the ground in September. Hyde came out of Ohio State as a light-on-his-feet, laterally-quick runner despite his gargantuan size at 6-foot, 230. He profiles as a good fit for coach Chip Kelly's run-first offense.
Jan 20 - 2:53 PM

49ers placed RB Carlos Hyde (foot) on season-ending injured reserve.

It's a move that's been expected for weeks. Hyde had been shut down since Week 7. He was the only bright spot in the 49ers offense before going down, averaging 4.1 YPC behind one of the league's worst offensive lines. Shaun Draughn will close out the season as an every-down back.
Sat, Dec 12, 2015 04:22:00 PM

49ers coach Jim Tomsula admitted on Monday that Carlos Hyde (foot) might not return this season.

Hyde didn't even make the trip to Chicago for Week 13, and appears nowhere close to a return. He could be stashed on injured reserve this week to open up a roster spot. If you've been holding onto Hyde in hopes that he'll contribute during the fantasy playoffs, it's probably time to move on.
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 03:20:00 PM

Carlos Hyde (foot) is inactive for Week 13.

He did not even make the trip, and there are some rumblings he could be headed to injured reserve. Shaun Draughn will continue to be the literal every-down workhorse while Hyde is out.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 11:35:00 AM

Carlos Hyde (foot) is out for Week 13 against the Bears.

Hyde won't be making the trip to Chicago. The Niners have contemplated putting him on season-ending injured reserve. That decision could be made as early as Saturday. In the meantime, the 49ers will continue to employ Shaun Draughn as an every-down back. He's on the RB2/3 borderline this week.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 02:27:00 PM

The 49ers could opt to place Carlos Hyde (foot) on season-ending injured reserve to make room on the roster for C Daniel Kilgore and WR DeAndre Smelter.

The deadline for both players to be activated is Monday. Hyde still isn't practicing and hasn't made much progress in his recovery from a stress fracture. Shaun Draughn has played relatively well in his absence with 259 yards from scrimmage over his past three games. With the Niners all but eliminated from the postseason, there's no reason for Hyde to rush back this year.
Thu, Dec 3, 2015 02:39:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Blaine Gabbert
2Colin Kaepernick
3Jeff Driskel
4Thad Lewis
RB1Carlos Hyde
2Shaun Draughn
3DuJuan Harris
4Kelvin Taylor
5Mike Davis
GLB1Carlos Hyde
2Shaun Draughn
3RB1Carlos Hyde
2Shaun Draughn
FB1Bruce Miller
WR11Torrey Smith
2Bruce Ellington
3DeAndrew White
4Dres Anderson
5Devon Cajuste
WR21Quinton Patton
2Jerome Simpson
3Eric Rogers
4Aaron Burbridge
5DeAndre Smelter
WR31Bruce Ellington
TE1Vance McDonald
2Garrett Celek
3Blake Bell
4Je'Ron Hamm
5Rory Anderson
LT1Joe Staley
2Colin Kelly
3Fahn Cooper
LG1Zane Beadles
2Brandon Thomas
3Alex Balducci
C1Daniel Kilgore
2Marcus Martin
3Ian Silberman
RG1Josh Garnett
2Andrew Tiller
3Blake Muir
RT1Erik Pears
2Trent Brown
3John Theus
4Norman Price
K1Phil Dawson
2John Lunsford