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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
Contract: view contract details

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Carlos Hyde suffered a concussion in the first half of the 49ers' preseason game Friday night.
Hyde didn't get to play much with Colin Kaepernick because he left early with the brain injury. Hyde will now be placed into the NFL's concussion protocol. He has 15 days to receive clearance in time for Week 1 against the Rams. Aug 27 - 1:54 AM

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Carlos Hyde rushed four times for 30 yards in the 49ers' third preseason game.

If the Niners put Hyde on ice for the preseason finale, he'll finish August with 85 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries (5.67 YPC). Hyde ripped off a 27-yard run on Friday night, setting up Quinton Patton's three-yard TD. Hyde managed three yards on his other four runs. Hyde is locked in as San Francisco's bellcow back. We'll be interested to see whether the 49ers' ineptitude cuts into Hyde's fantasy production. He's got plenty of ability in his own right.
Aug 27 - 12:43 AM

Carlos Hyde rushed six times for 28 yards and a touchdown in the 49ers' second preseason game Saturday night.

Hyde was stuffed repeatedly to begin the game, but got some daylight when Denver removed its starting front seven after a few possessions and peeled off a 20-yard un-touched run. Hyde followed up with a four-yard touchdown against the Broncos' backups. Most importantly, Hyde has been utilized on all three downs through two preseason contests and is looking like a legit every-down back. Blaine Gabbert has targeted Hyde four times on checkdowns, although none of them have been complete. Expect a lot more playing time for Hyde in the 49ers' regular season dress rehearsal next week.
Aug 20 - 10:30 PM

Carlos Hyde rushed five times for 27 yards in the 49ers' preseason opener Sunday night.

Hyde's highlight was a physical tackle-breaking run for a gain of 22 up the middle. His lowlight was a lost fumble that Texans OLB John Simon returned to the house from 41 yards out. Hyde saw two targets on the 49ers' opening possession, but Blaine Gabbert missed him badly on both. Shaun Draughn mixed in with the Gabbert group and appears locked in as San Francisco's No. 2 back.
Aug 14 - 7:42 PM

The San Francisco Chronicle's Eric Branch believes Carlos Hyde could be in line for a "monster season" as long as he's able to stay healthy.

As noted by Branch, LeSean McCoy carried the ball 300-plus times each of coach Chip Kelly's first two seasons in Philadelphia, so he's not afraid to ride one running back. And Kelly's scheme is similar to the system Hyde ran in college at Ohio State. The problem for Hyde, however, has been the injury bug; he's missed 11-of-32 games since entering the pros. Also working against Hyde will be the 49ers' lackluster roster, which will likely put them behind on the scoreboard often. If -- big "if" -- Hyde is able to stay healthy, he should easily push 250 carries. Hyde looks like a high-end RB2 with RB1 upside and no clear backup to spell him.
Jul 26 - 10:12 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Blaine Gabbert
2Colin Kaepernick
3Jeff Driskel
4Christian Ponder
RB1Carlos Hyde
2Shaun Draughn
3Mike Davis
4DuJuan Harris
5Kelvin Taylor
GLB1Carlos Hyde
2Shaun Draughn
3RB1Carlos Hyde
2Shaun Draughn
WR11Torrey Smith
2DeAndrew White
3Aaron Burbridge
4Devon Cajuste
WR21Quinton Patton
2Bruce Ellington
3Jeremy Kerley
4DeAndre Smelter
5Ryan Whalen
WR31Bruce Ellington
TE1Vance McDonald
2Garrett Celek
3Bruce Miller
4Blake Bell
LT1Joe Staley
2Colin Kelly
3Fahn Cooper
LG1Josh Garnett
2Zane Beadles
C1Daniel Kilgore
2Marcus Martin
RG1Anthony Davis
2Andrew Tiller
3Alex Balducci
RT1Trent Brown
2John Theus
3Norman Price
K1Phil Dawson