Carlos Hyde, RB, 49ers: Fantasy Football Outlook

 
 
 
 
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Carlos Hyde, RB, 49ers

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight
RB - #23 41.89 SF Out 1 year 23 6' 0 235

2015 Outlook: Bust (overvalued)

Last updated on Jul-02-2015 by Shawn Childs

Hyde wouldn't have been my first choice in the 2014 NFL Draft if I was looking for a lead RB for my team. Carlos is a pure north-south runner with power, limited speed (4.66 40-yard dash at the combine) and no real value as a receiver. Ohio State ran most of its plays out of the shotgun with Hyde anchored at the quarterback's hip. He showed power and some acceleration when he broke into the open field. His doesn't have enough speed to beat a defense around the edge. He's a two-down back in the NFL with unimpressive blocking skills. He rushed for 1,521 yards in his senior year at Ohio State with 15 TDs. Carlos caught 34 passes in three seasons for 271 yards and four scores. His hands graded out better than expected at the combine, but he has no real experience with running routes out of the backfield. With the 49ers, Hyde rushed for 333 yards on 83 carries (4.0 YPC) with four TDs. He caught 12 of his 16 targets for 68 yards (5.7 yards per catch). He had only four games with 10 touches or more, but this season, Hyde has an excellent chance at rushing more than 250 times. Yet I can't expect much more than 1,000 yards because of the O-line. Kaepernick is capable of stealing some of his goal-line TDs, and Bush will heavily limit his receiving numbers. I'm not expecting him to repeat Frank Gore's numbers from 2014, which made the veteran the No. 18 RB in PPR leagues (292 touches, 1,269 total yards, nine TDs). I see at least a 10 percent drop in those totals just based on Hyde's talent -- or lack thereof. Carlos is a back-end RB2 with no real explosiveness and who will turn in many weeks with fewer than 10 Fantasy points when he doesn't find the end zone. Hyde has an ADP of 39 in the early draft season, making him the 14th RB selected. I won't be investing in him at that price.


San Francisco 49ers RB Carlos Hyde

Latest Update

Jul-28-15 49ers RB Carlos Hyde placed on active/NFI list

In a concerning turn of events, Carlos Hyde has been placed on the active/NFI list. The injury is only believed to be minor but is still alarming. Hyde missed time during OTAs with a leg injury as well. On the active/NFI list he is eligible to return at any time. He is expected to see the vast majority of the carries in San Francisco this season and many experts are projecting him to be a breakout star this season.

Fantasy Analysis:

Hyde is currently being drafted as the RB15, which is fair value assuming he's healthy. Somebody has to fill the 250-plus carry void left by long-time 49er Frank Gore. Hyde has a rare combination of speed and power and was considered by many to be the top back in 2014 draft. He was dominant force at Ohio State and will now get his opportunity to show what he's got as a pro. His health is something to monitor closely until it's confirmed that he's healthy.


FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors

7/28 - 49ers RB Carlos Hyde placed on active/NFI list Injury
7/15 - 49ers RB Kendall Hunter is 'coming along great' Injury

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2014 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 14
July 14, 2014
12.01 SiriusXM Fantasy - The unfortunate injury to Kendall Hunter, opens the door for Hyde to share carries with veteran Frank Gore
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