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Carlos Hyde | Running Back

Team: San Francisco 49ers
Age / DOB:  (22) / 9/20/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 235
College: Ohio State
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Carlos Hyde had zero yards on four carries in Week 2 against the Bears.
He managed one catch for five yards. Hyde failed to convert on a goal-line carry in the first quarter, and saw limited work behind Frank Gore. It's a step back after he rushed for 50 yards and a touchdown in the opener. The 49ers should look to get Hyde more involved in Week 3. Sep 15 - 2:01 AM

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Carlos Hyde rushed seven times for 50 yards and a touchdown in San Francisco's Week 1 win over the Cowboys.

Hyde was used as a breather back for starter Frank Gore, but was allowed to vulture a four-yard score late in the second quarter. That could be a running theme this season. One of the league's top handcuffs, Hyde offers RB4 appeal as a standalone back.
Sep 7 - 8:24 PM

Carlos Hyde rushed for 38 yards on six carries in Sunday's third preseason game against the Chargers.

Hyde got plenty of action with the first-team offense as the second back through the rotation behind Frank Gore, who rushed just once for minus-two yards. Gore doesn't need the work. Hyde has totaled 88 yards on 15 preseason carries (5.87 YPC). With Gore descending at age 31, Hyde is arguably the top No. 2 running back to own in fantasy. Since the preseason began, Hyde's ADP has jumped more than two full rounds into the back end of the 8th.
Aug 24 - 6:46 PM

Rookie Carlos Hyde was the second back through the 49ers' running back rotation in Sunday's second preseason game against the Broncos, rushing four times for 11 yards and catching one pass for a gain of nine.

His rushing stats stand at 50 yards on nine carries through two exhibitions. Frank Gore handled two runs, and Hyde took care of the rest of San Francisco's first-team tailback work. The 49ers continue to show trust in the second-round pick, giving him snaps next to Colin Kaepernick in Pistol formations. Hyde played in the Pistol at Ohio State, but an NFL passing game has much more responsibilities, particularly in protection. Hyde even lined up outside at wide receiver on a first-quarter snap. Clearly a quick study, Hyde is worth considering as early as the ninth round in 12-team drafts.
Aug 17 - 4:58 PM

Rookie Carlos Hyde was the 49ers' starting tailback in Thursday night's preseason opener against the Ravens, rushing five times for 39 yards.

31-year-old Frank Gore was resting. Hyde's best run came on a perfectly-blocked seal off left tackle, gaining 19 yards. FB Bruce Miller led the way. On the very next play, the 49ers gave it to Hyde on a draw out of the shotgun. He also made an impressive blitz pickup in the shotgun formation, protecting Colin Kaepernick. It isn't as if the 49ers are deep at tailback with Gore in street clothes, but we do like to see Hyde playing in shotgun sets because he was an inconsistent pass protector at Ohio State. If Gore gets hurt or breaks down, Hyde could emerge as a borderline RB1, particularly in non-PPR leagues.
Aug 7 - 8:35 PM

The 49ers have compared second-round RB Carlos Hyde's work ethic and understanding of the game to Frank Gore's.

"Carlos gets football, understands football," coach Jim Harbaugh said, paraphrasing OC Greg Roman. "It’s natural for him to understand the game, similar to Frank Gore. And we're seeing those things, and both are very good signs and bode well for us." Harbaugh has always been the rah-rah type, but it's a lofty comparison for him to make. The Niners clearly have faith in Hyde as Gore's backup. He's looking like a strong fantasy pick at his 10th-round ADP.
Jul 31 - 2:16 PM

Second-round RB Carlos Hyde has shown well early in camp.

We thought Hyde would play a role as a rookie, but recent developments have made him a crucial piece. Kendall Hunter (ACL) is done for the year, LaMichael James (elbow) is out 4-6 weeks, Marcus Lattimore (knee) still can't practice and Frank Gore is 31 years old. Hyde is worth a long look at his late 10th-round ADP.
Jul 28 - 9:48 AM

CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco suggests rookie Carlos Hyde could earn a role as the 49ers' "short-yardage back."

Overall, however, Hyde's snaps will be decided based upon "his ability in blitz pickup," per Maiocco. Hyde was used sparingly in the passing game at Ohio State, and made his fair share of pass-protection mistakes on college film. He remains the front-runner to open the season as Frank Gore's handcuff. The possible short-yardage gig could be a drain on Gore's touchdown upside.
Jul 16 - 9:26 PM

ESPN NFC West reporter Bill Williamson anticipates second-round pick Carlos Hyde getting "a chance at big playing time right away."

The 49ers' backfield seems crowded at first glance, but isn't. Frank Gore is 31, Kendall Hunter is a change-of-pace back, and Marcus Lattimore is a health question mark. Per Williamson, Hyde "has shined out of the backfield as a runner and receiver," during offseason practices, and is "looking like" a "steal." Hyde is a borderline first-round Dynasty pick, and worth a late re-draft flier.
Jun 23 - 3:40 PM

ESPN NFC West blogger Bill Williamson expects rookie Carlos Hyde to end up as the 49ers' No. 2 running back.

Williamson favors Hyde over Marcus Lattimore. Kendall Hunter will remain involved whether or not Frank Gore stays healthy, operating as a change-of-pace back. Williamson is the second reporter who covers the 49ers to indicate Hyde is likely to surpass Lattimore and become second in line for carries behind Gore. CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco recently had a similar prediction.
Jun 16 - 1:04 PM

CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco predicts second-round pick Carlos Hyde will have more carries than Kendall Hunter and Marcus Lattimore this year.

It's a beat writer guess, but notable for our purposes. As the 49ers fancy Hunter a change-of-pace back and Lattimore is recovering from brutal knee injuries, it's conceivable Hyde will become second in line for feature back carries, behind only Frank Gore. Gore turned 31 in May and averaged 3.65 YPC over the final ten games last season. Hyde is worth a late flier in re-draft leagues.
Jun 4 - 9:57 PM

49ers signed No. 57 overall pick RB Carlos Hyde to a four-year contract.

A bruising power runner, Hyde averaged 6.11 yards per carry for his Ohio State career. Arguably the draft's top back, Hyde joins a crowded, but uncertain, 49ers' running back corps. Frank Gore is in the twilight of his career, while Marcus Lattimore has hinted he'll never regain his pre-injury form. Kendall Hunter has been ticketed as a change-of-pace back. It makes Hyde an attractive investment in Dynasty leagues, though he's unlikely to be a re-draft asset this season.
May 15 - 7:36 PM

49ers traded with Miami to select Ohio State RB Carlos Hyde with the No. 57 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.

Hyde (5-foot-11 7/8, 230) started 20 games for the Buckeyes, turning 523 carries into 3,198 yards and 37 touchdowns. His career (6.11) and 2013 single-season (7.31) YPC averages each rank first in school history. Hyde managed 34 career receptions and is a work in progress in the passing game. He also lacks elite long speed (4.66) and short-area explosion (9-foot-6 broad jump). Hyde projects as an eventual bellow NFL back, however, with deceptive lateral agility, light feet, and power to push piles. Though not nearly as "complete," you could argue Hyde has similar pure run talent to Eddie Lacy. The 49ers have a lot of depth at running back, but don't count out Hyde eventually taking over for Frank Gore. Marcus Lattimore's recovery has not gone smoothly.
May 9 - 8:59 PM

ESPN Cleveland believes there's "no way" the Browns select Ohio State RB Carlos Hyde with the 35th overall pick.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported Tuesday that Hyde was "on the radar" for the Browns at 35. We'd lean toward agreeing with ESPN Cleveland. The Browns have OC Kyle Shanahan, who has a knack for being able to develop late-round running backs into 1,000-yard rushers, and Ben Tate is also in the house. The Browns have more pressing needs than running back.
May 7 - 4:08 PM

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports Ohio State RB Carlos Hyde is "on the (Browns') radar" at No. 35 overall.

Generally considered the draft's best running back, there's an outside shot Hyde comes off the board on day one. If not, the Browns and their beyond pathetic 2013 rushing attack would represent an ideal landing spot with Kyle Shanahan now calling the offense in Cleveland.
May 6 - 10:47 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Colin Kaepernick
2Blaine Gabbert
3Josh Johnson
RB1Frank Gore
2Carlos Hyde
3Marcus Lattimore
GLB1Frank Gore
2Carlos Hyde
3RB1Frank Gore
2Carlos Hyde
FB1Bruce Miller
2Trey Millard
WR11Michael Crabtree
2Stevie Johnson
3Brandon Lloyd
4Kassim Osgood
WR21Anquan Boldin
2Quinton Patton
3Bruce Ellington
WR31Quinton Patton
TE1Vernon Davis
2Vance McDonald
3Derek Carrier
4Garrett Celek
K1Phil Dawson