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Carlos Hyde | Running Back

Team: San Francisco 49ers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 9/20/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 235
College: Ohio State
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Carlos Hyde rushed four times for 28 yards in the 49ers' third preseason game.
Hyde was the lone bright spot on the 49ers offense. He bounced off several tacklers on his 17-yard run and once again looked quick. Hyde could be hurt by the lack of talent around him on offense and the negative game scripts the 49ers are likely to find themselves in this season, but he has shown enough to be considered a low-end RB2. Hyde has 13 carries for 73 yards (5.61 YPC) this preseason. Aug 29 - 11:45 PM

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Carlos Hyde rushed seven times for 39 yards and caught a six-yard pass in the 49ers' second preseason game Sunday night.

He's up to 45 yards on nine carries (5.0 YPC) through two preseason affairs. Hyde's teammates are a concern, but so far he has been mostly impressive in the month of August. He's a low-end RB2 fantasy pick with upside for more.
Aug 23 - 10:14 PM

The MMQB's Peter King expects Carlos Hyde to see around 250 carries this season.

Only eight running backs had over 250 carries last year. It suggests the 49ers see Hyde as their workhorse, with Reggie Bush only cutting into his workload on pass downs. Hyde operated as an every-down back in the preseason opener, and remains the frontrunner to lead the backfield in touches.
Aug 21 - 10:09 PM

Carlos Hyde started and rushed twice for six yards in the 49ers' preseason opener Saturday night.

Hyde operated as the 49ers' every-down back with the first-team offense, while Reggie Bush and Kendall Hunter were held out. Hyde had an excellent blitz pickup on San Francisco's opening drive, but managed gains of 3 and 3 yards on the ground. Hyde is the 49ers' early-down back, quite clearly, but remains in danger of losing significant passing-game work to Bush and/or Hunter.
Aug 15 - 8:51 PM

First-year 49ers OC Geep Chryst says he does not want "tightly defined roles" in San Francisco's backfield this season.

Chryst also said he has "no idea" how the depth chart will shake out. "That's what we need camp to find out." Carlos Hyde remains the front-runner for early-down work, while Reggie Bush should be the top option in passing situations. Kendall Hunter and rookie Mike Davis are also vying for tailback snaps.
Aug 3 - 6:38 PM

Carlos Hyde (calf) has been cleared for training camp.

Hyde spent one day on the active/NFI list. He won't miss any training camp time. Hyde remains the favorite for early down work in a committee with Reggie Bush.
Jul 29 - 6:15 PM

CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco expects the 49ers to replace Frank Gore with "more than one person."

In other words, the 49ers would use a running back committee. Maiocco states Carlos Hyde "is best-suited to be the back on base downs and short-yardage situations," but he is going to lose passing-game work to Reggie Bush and/or Kendall Hunter. Soft-handed FB Bruce Miller will also siphon some receptions. As a likely two-down back on a team with a 6.5-game Vegas Win Total, Hyde is best viewed as a low-end RB2 pick in re-draft leagues. Hyde opened camp on the active/PUP list with "what is believed to be a minor calf strain."
Jul 29 - 1:07 PM

49ers placed RB Carlos Hyde on the active/NFI list.

It's believed to be a day-to-day issue, but still unideal for a player who is supposed to take control of the 49ers' backfield this season. Hyde missed time earlier this offseason with a leg issue. He should be good to go for San Francisco's first preseason game.
Jul 28 - 5:12 PM

The 49ers will incorporate more zone blocking into their 2015 running game.

Outgoing OC Greg Roman ran a gap-based power running game, but the 49ers have lost power blockers LG Mike Iupati and RT Anthony Davis. Per beat writer Matt Barrows, Hyde shed ten pounds in the offseason in an effort to become lighter on his feet for outside-zone plays. "We'll implement some of that stuff, like the stretch zone more so than we have in the past," LT Joe Staley confirmed. "But we're still going to do what we've done well here. What's worked for us has been power running. It's what we know."
Jun 24 - 1:29 PM

49ers RB Carlos Hyde (leg) returned to practice on Friday.

Hyde "looked fine" in individual drills. The injury was never considered serious, and Hyde will be good to go for minicamp. Hyde should open the season as the 49ers' lead back, but Reggie Bush and perhaps rookie Mike Davis will eat into his work.
Jun 6 - 12:50 PM

Carlos Hyde has been missing time at OTAs with an "undisclosed leg injury."

"Trust in God's timing," Hyde tweeted Thursday as he missed practice. It's unclear the nature of Hyde's injury, but we'd have to assume he's day-to-day until we learn more. Any missed time is a concern for Hyde; the 49ers are looking to replace Frank Gore and the competition appears to at least be mostly open with Hyde considered the heavy early favorite. But with the additions of Reggie Bush and Mike Davis, along with the return of Kendall Hunter, it's a battle to watch.
May 22 - 8:55 AM

49ers GM Trent Baalke revealed that Carlos Hyde has dropped his weight into the "mid-220s."

Baalke added that Hyde looks "extremely good." Hyde measured 6-foot, 230 at the 2014 Combine. Weight loss has had positive recent effects on Le'Veon Bell, Eddie Lacy, LeSean McCoy (pre-2014), and Marshawn Lynch early in his Seattle career. If the 49ers decline to draft a running back who poses significant competition to Hyde, he'll only have Reggie Bush and Kendall Hunter to beat out for touches. Hyde has high-end RB2 upside for 2015.
Apr 17 - 3:19 PM

Carlos Hyde projects as the 49ers' 2015 feature back.

Frank Gore will officially sign with the Eagles on Tuesday. It leaves Hyde firmly atop the depth chart, ahead of a rehabbing Kendall Hunter (ACL) and a likely low-impact addition via free agency or the draft. It turns Hyde, who rushed 83 times for 333 yards with four touchdowns as a rookie, into a serious RB1 candidate for 2015 re-draft leagues. Built like a foundation back at 6'0/235, Hyde ranked eighth last year in yards after contact per attempt. He now projects for 260-300 carries.
Mar 8 - 10:31 PM

49ers declared RB Carlos Hyde, QB Josh Johnson, WR Stevie Johnson, CB Perrish Cox, CB Tramaine Brock, S Eric Reid, and LB Ahmad Brooks inactive for Week 17 against the Cardinals.

Frank Gore will close out the season as the 49ers' every-down back.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 03:13:00 PM

Carlos Hyde (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 17.

Hyde's ankle injury will cost him the final two games of the season. His rookie year ends with 83 carries, 333 yards (4.0 YPC) and four touchdowns. Alfonso Smith will back up Frank Gore in the season finale.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 06:02:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Colin Kaepernick
2Blaine Gabbert
3Dylan Thompson
RB1Carlos Hyde
2Reggie Bush
3Kendall Hunter
4Mike Davis
5Kendall Gaskins
GLB1Carlos Hyde
2Reggie Bush
3RB1Reggie Bush
2Kendall Hunter
FB1Bruce Miller
2Trey Millard
WR11Anquan Boldin
2Bruce Ellington
3DeAndre Smelter
4Dres Anderson
5DiAndre Campbell
WR21Torrey Smith
2Quinton Patton
3Jerome Simpson
4Chuck Jacobs
5DeAndrew White
WR31Quinton Patton
TE1Vernon Davis
2Vance McDonald
3Garrett Celek
4Blake Bell
5Rory Anderson
K1Phil Dawson
2Corey Acosta