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Carlos Hyde | Seahawks RB

Date of Birth:  09/20/1991
Age:  28
Height  6'0"
Weight:   235
College:  Ohio State
Drafted:  2014 | Round 2 | Pick 57
Depth Chart:  2nd string

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Carlos Hyde | Seahawks RB

The Seahawks are signing Carlos Hyde, according to NFL Network.

Seattle had been rumored to be in the mix for veteran running backs, reportedly making an offer to former Falcons runner Devonta Freeman in recent days. They settle on Hyde, and this could potentially lead to a domino that has Freeman signing with the Eagles (another team reportedly looking heavily into veteran running backs). Hyde joins a crowded backfield that includes Chris Carson, Rashaad Penny, and fourth-round rookie DeeJay Dallas, but Penny is looking doubtful for Week 1. Expect Seattle's backfield to be clearly led by the 1,200-yard rusher Carson with Hyde working as the primary backup to open the year, but Dallas is also someone to keep an eye on.

Carlos Hyde | Seahawks RB

Carlos Hyde (ankle) is officially active for the Texans.

Hyde missed practice time this week with an ankle issue, but he was fully expected to play in today’s matchup against the Buccaneers. Hyde is more of a volume FLEX play for Week 16, and he might need a touchdown to provide strong fantasy value versus a stout run defense.

Carlos Hyde | Seahawks RB

Carlos Hyde operates as workhorse in 24-21 win over the Titans.

Hyde rushed 26 times for 104 yards and a touchdown, which ended up being the game-winning score in the AFC South clash. Houston had somewhat limited success throwing the ball on Sunday, but the running game certainly worked, and Hyde clearly worked ahead of Duke Johnson (four touches). The veteran back will face a tougher matchup next Saturday against the stout Tampa Bay front, but the volume should again be there. Hyde quietly recorded his first career 1,000-yard season with his Week 15 showing.

Carlos Hyde | Seahawks RB

Carlos Hyde racks up 27 touches against the Chiefs.

Hyde was determined facing his former Chiefs team that had him playing late in preseason games this season before trading him to the Texans, and he made them pay with 26 carries for 116 yards and a touchdown along with one reception for 14 yards in Houston's Week 6 victory. The veteran running back ran hard and grinded out positive yardage throughout the game, and he handled 27 touches compared to Duke Johnson Jr.'s seven. This was an excellent matchup for Hyde going up against Kansas City's poor run defense, but this was still a promising performance. Hyde now has 20+ carries in each of his past two games and in three of six games total this season.

Carlos Hyde | Seahawks RB

Carlos Hyde runs well in Texans' Week 1 loss.

Hyde started the game for Houston over Duke Johnson, and he ran the better of the two, carrying ten times for 83 yards. The veteran running back also added one reception for two yards. Hyde looked explosive and ran hard all night, and it looked a bit like he might have been trying to prove the doubters wrong. There were no more goal line opportunities to get a look at, but we expect Hyde will be Houston's preferred option there. Playing for one of the league's better offenses, Hyde looks like he'll at least have some FLEX appeal this season.

Carlos Hyde | Seahawks RB

Carlos Hyde has been traded to the Texans.

The Chiefs will get offensive tackle Martinas Rankins in return. It is a bit surprising that Kansas City was able to get anything for the veteran runner after he dropped to fourth on the depth chart, but this probably means Rankins—a third-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft—was going to be released by the Texans anyway. Overall, the landing spot is essentially a best-case scenario for Hyde after his stock was spiraling downwards, as he will be the goal-line back on a high-powered offense.

Carlos Hyde | Seahawks RB

Carlos Hyde has agreed to a one-year deal with the Chiefs, according to Adam Schefter.

It didn't take long for Hyde to find a new home after being released by the Jaguars, and Kansas City now seems to have their 2019 backfield set with Damien Williams and the Ohio State product likely acting as 1A and 1B, respectively. That said, Williams is clearly the preferred fantasy option, and if anything, this is likely good news for his outlook, as the Chiefs probably won't spend anything more than a Day 3 draft pick at the position. For now, Williams still looks like a safe pick in the second or third round this summer, and Hyde will be a solid mid-to-late-round option.

Carlos Hyde | Seahawks RB

The Jaguars have released Carlos Hyde, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Hyde was acquired from the Browns last season to help jump-start a rushing attack that didn't have Leonard Fournette because of injury, but things just didn't work out. The Jaguars are giving Hyde an opportunity to become a free agent early, and he should receive a good amount of interest on the open market. Hyde had 1,000 yards from scrimmage and touchdown totals of nine and eight in each of his previous two seasons in San Francisco before joining Cleveland last year, and he's still just 28.

Carlos Hyde | Seahawks RB

Carlos Hyde gets 12 touches against the Texans.

Hyde carried ten times for 13 yards and caught two passes for six yards in the Jaguars' Week 17 loss. Obviously, Hyde's season didn't go the way he expected after he was traded from Cleveland to Jacksonville, as the Jags surprisingly didn't pound the ball with him after acquiring him while Leonard Fournette was injured. Hyde's 2018 campaign ends with 172 carries for 571 yards and five touchdowns along with ten receptions for 33 receiving yards. All five scores came with the Browns, where he was actually an excellent fantasy asset to open the year. The running back situation is in flux for Jacksonville, with the franchise clearly unhappy with 2017 fourth overall pick Leonard Fournette. The Jags might just move on from Hyde, who is still under contract, but don't be surprised if he ends up the team's 2019 starter (despite a disappointing stretch with them) depending on what happens with Fournette.

Carlos Hyde | Seahawks RB

Carlos Hyde rushed eight times for 47 yards in Sunday's win over the Dolphins.

Hyde was inactive in Week 15, but he returned to lead the team in rushing ahead of Leonard Fournette (18 carries for 43 yards and a touchdown). Still, unless Fournette is a surprise scratch next week in order to keep him healthy, fantasy owners can look elsewhere for the season finale.

Carlos Hyde | Seahawks RB

Carlos Hyde is inactive for Week 15.

Hyde appears to be a healthy scratch, as he’s gone quite a long way from Cleveland’s starting running back to start the year to a healthy scratch in Jacksonville. Hyde obviously doesn’t need to be owned outside of dynasty leagues.

Carlos Hyde | Seahawks RB

Carlos Hyde catches one pass in Jaguars' loss.

Hyde had -3 yards on his lone reception against the Titans. He's a talented player, but it's difficult to trust someone that barely gets the ball in fantasy lineups.

Carlos Hyde | Seahawks RB

Carlos Hyde gets 14 touches against the Colts.

With Leonard Fournette suspended, Hyde worked as the lead ball-carrier for the Jaguars, rushing 13 times for 36 yards along with one reception for one yard. He also lost a fumble in the Week 13 victory. With Fournette coming back from suspension, Hyde isn't a recommended fantasy option this Thursday night.

Carlos Hyde | Seahawks RB

Carlos Hyde held in check on ten carries as Jacksonville falls to 3-8.

Seeing extra work late in the game with Leonard Fournette ejected, Hyde rushed ten times for 33 yards and wasn't a factor in the passing game. The Ohio State product is worth rostering in case Jacksonville ever decides to scale back Fournette's workload in a lost season, but he won't be a recommended fantasy option in Week 13 against the Colts.

Carlos Hyde | Seahawks RB

Carlos Hyde handles eight carries in Week 11 loss.

Hyde rushed eight times for 44 yards, as he split time with T.J. Yeldon (five carries for 23 yards) behind Leonard Fournette (28 carries for 95 yards). Jacksonville probably regrets trading a fifth-round pick to Cleveland for Hyde considering they now sit at 3-7 with Fournette now healthy, but perhaps the former Ohio State star will get more run down the stretch if the franchise decides to keep their offensive centerpiece healthy for 2019 and beyond in what looks like a lost season. Still, Hyde is nothing more than a low-floor FLEX next week against the Bills.

Carlos Hyde | Seahawks RB

Carlos Hyde gets three carries against the Colts.

Hyde gained five yards on his three rushing attempts in the Jaguars' Week 10 loss. With Leonard Fournette (29 touches, two touchdowns) back in the lineup, Hyde looks to be a true backup that isn't a fantasy option right now.

Carlos Hyde | Seahawks RB

Carlos Hyde handles just six carries in loss to the Eagles.

Hyde rushed six times for 11 yards and failed to catch either of his targets. Philly has a tough run defense, but it was a surprise that Jacksonville didn't give Hyde more touches after trading a fifth-round pick for him considering Leonard Fournette (hamstring) is expected back after the Week 9 bye. People were optimistic about the Ohio State product as a potential RB1/RB2 with the Jaguars, but he's now suddenly looking like a handcuff with unreliable FLEX value.

Carlos Hyde | Seahawks RB

Carlos Hyde is inactive for Week 7.

There was talk about the former Browns starter making his debut on a limited number of plays against the Texans, but Jacksonville decided to make him inactive after acquiring him just two days ago. Hyde should be on the RB1/RB2 borderline when he makes his team debut, but for now, T.J. Yeldon remains a quality RB2 play with Jamaal Charles mixing in as a change-of-pace option.

Carlos Hyde | Seahawks RB

The Jaguars are acquiring running back Carlos Hyde from the Browns, according to ESPN.

This is a shocker, and it indicates the Jaguars are not happy with star running back Leonard Fournette's recovery from his hamstring injury. Fournette owners should probably be worried that their first- or second-round pick might not be back to his usual self this season. But for now, Carlos Hyde's fantasy value gets an increase in the short-term (aside from this week, as he might not play) in an offense that might hand him the ball 20 times per game. Hyde was set to be phased out in Cleveland at some point, as second-round rookie Nick Chubb looks like a future star. If Chubb is available in your league, pick him up immediately—the Georgia product might be an RB1 for the rest of the season, but he should be a decent RB2 at the worst.

Carlos Hyde | Seahawks RB

Chargers limit Carlos Hyde in Week 6.

Hyde couldn't get much going against LA, carrying 14 times for 34 yards. Meanwhile, Duke Johnson Jr. had two carries for 36 yards while Nick Chubb had three carries for 25 yards. After a hot start to the season, Hyde's fantasy value continues to trend down; but he can deliver RB2 value if he remains the clear top runner for Cleveland. Hyde faces the Buccaneers in Week 7.

Carlos Hyde | Seahawks RB

Carlos Hyde gets 19 touches in Week 5.

Hyde carried 17 times for 63 yards and added two receptions for 14 yards in a tough matchup with Baltimore's defense. This was the first game of the season that Hyde did not score a touchdown in, but he remained clearly above Nick Chubb (three carries) in the game. Hyde is likely to get another 15-20 touches in Week 6 against the Chargers.

Carlos Hyde | Seahawks RB

Carlos Hyde operates as workhorse in loss to the Raiders.

Hyde rushed 22 times for 82 yards and one touchdown, which came from one yard away in the fourth quarter. Despite two strong performances in a row for the veteran, now might be a prime sell-high opportunity with games against the Ravens and Chargers over the next couple weeks, especially after Nick Chubb went off with three carries for 105 yards and two scores on Sunday. Assuming he keeps a stranglehold on the starting job and is locked in to 20+ touches, Hyde is probably still viewed as an RB2/FLEX option in a tough matchup for Week 5.

Carlos Hyde | Seahawks RB

Carlos Hyde helps carry Cleveland to their first win since 2016.

Hyde rushed 23 times for 98 yards and two scores, including the game-winner in the fourth quarter as the Browns topped the Jets, 21-17. He also caught two passes for five yards. Cleveland's clear starter handled all but four of the carries out of the backfield, and despite an inefficient start to the season, that won't be changing anytime soon after a strong performance. Hyde should get a boost with Baker Mayfield in the lineup because he's willing to challenge defenses more than Tyrod Taylor, so he's closer to an RB2 than FLEX option for Week 4 against the Raiders.

Carlos Hyde | Seahawks RB

Carlos Hyde scores in Browns' loss.

Hyde again worked as the clear starter for Cleveland, just as he did throughout the summer and in Week 1. He carried 16 times for 43 yards and a touchdown while adding one reception (on one target) for seven yards. The score was a one-yard run. Talented second-round rookie Nick Chubb should probably get more work, but Hyde is the clear top option at the moment and has a touchdown in each of the first two games.

Carlos Hyde | Seahawks RB

Carlos Hyde operates as clear lead back in Week 1 tie.

Hyde rushed 22 times for 62 yards and a touchdown, also adding a three-yard reception. A turnover that set up Cleveland on the one-yard line saved the veteran with an easy score, but the workload was obviously a great sign with Nick Chubb getting just three touches. Hyde remains just a FLEX option against what should be a determined Saints defense in Week 2, and it wouldn't be surprising to see Chubb get more work.

Carlos Hyde | Seahawks RB

The Browns plan to ride the "hot hand" at running back this season.

After adding Carlos Hyde in free agency, drafting Nick Chubb early in the second round at No. 35 overall, and extending Duke Johnson Jr., the Browns have three running backs they are very confident in. Browns running backs coach Freddie Kitchens said: "Ultimately, all three of those guys can run our running game." Because all three guys are very capable backs, this is likely to stay a committee for 2018, though a hot-hand approach could lead to some up-and-down weeks for each guy. It'll likely be a volatile situation, but Johnson could have steady value given his involvement in the passing game—particularly in PPR leagues.

Carlos Hyde | Seahawks RB

Carlos Hyde officially signs his deal with the Browns.

Hyde is returning close to where he went to college and starred at Ohio State, and he’s only 27 (28 in September), so while he played very well on a subpar 49ers team over the last two seasons, the best could come in Cleveland with the Browns. Hyde is looking for his first 1,000-yard rushing season (he hit over 930 yards each of the past two seasons), and he’ll be a pretty good bet to get it next season if the Browns do not add another free agent or draft a running back high in this year’s draft.

Carlos Hyde | Seahawks RB

The Browns are expected to sign running back Carlos Hyde, according to Ian Rapoport.

After Dion Lewis agreed to a deal with the Titans last night, the running back market could start to heat up now. Hyde is getting three years, $15 million, according to Rapoport, and as of now he's likely to step in as the lead runner for Cleveland in 2018. However, this doesn't preclude the Browns from drafting running back Saquon Barkley with the first pick in the draft (or fourth, if he somehow drops), though it may make it a little less likely they do take him with the top pick. Hyde's signing cannot become official until 4:00 PM ET today, but he'll be an excellent addition to the Browns after he produced for a struggling Niners team and also showed his capability as a receiver over the last two seasons. San Francisco could be on the search for a new running back now that Hyde is set to leave.

Carlos Hyde | Seahawks RB

Carlos Hyde finishes strong with two-score performance in Week 17 win.

Hyde rushed 15 times for 90 yards and two touchdowns on the ground, also adding two receptions for 10 yards. In his first full season in Kyle Shanahan's offense, Hyde was healthy for all 16 games, but had a career-low 3.9 yards per carry, rushing for 940 yards and eight touchdowns on 240 attempts. He also caught 59 passes for 350 yards. Heading into unrestricted free agency, Hyde could re-sign with the Niners or go to another team that needs a starting running back. Wherever he ends up, the 27-year-old will probably be an RB2 option.

Carlos Hyde | Seahawks RB

Carlos Hyde scores against the Jaguars.

Hyde worked as a workhorse for the Niners, carrying 21 times for 54 yards and a touchdown while adding three receptions for 19 yards. Hyde's physical running style probably helped open things up for Matt Breida, who had a very good game himself (11 carries, 74 yards, TD). Hyde will be a solid option i the season finale next week.

Carlos Hyde | Seahawks RB

Carlos Hyde held in check, but Niners top Titans with late field goal.

Hyde rushed 16 times for just 25 yards, adding two receptions for 14 yards. The 27-year-old couldn't find much running room, but Jimmy Garoppolo made up for it with nearly 400 yards through the air. Hyde will look to bounce back on Christmas Eve against the Jaguars, but they are a difficult matchup. Consider him more of a FLEX than RB2 for the fantasy championship.

Carlos Hyde | Seahawks RB

Carlos Hyde scores in 49ers' win.

Hyde carried 14 times for 78 yards and a touchdown against the Texans, including a long of 31 yards where he showed his underrated speed. He didn't have any receptions (on one target) in the passing game, but it was still a fine day for Hyde. Matt Breida did receive 12 carries in the game, but he gained only 27 yards. Hyde should remain in lineups for the second week of the fantasy playoffs in Week 15.

Carlos Hyde | Seahawks RB

Carlos Hyde gets 20 touches versus Chicago.

Hyde carried 17 times for 54 yards and added three receptions for 12 yards in the Week 13 win. The Bears did a solid job of stopping the running game of the 49ers, and Matt Breida did get 12 carries of his own, but it's still good to see Hyde get another 20+ touch week. He should remain in fantasy next week for the fantasy playoffs.

Carlos Hyde | Seahawks RB

Carlos Hyde gets 23 touches against Seattle.

Hyde carried 16 times for 47 yards and added seven receptions (on 13 targets) for 21 yards in the Week 12 loss. It's great to see him get this many touches in a game, even if it didn't lead to a lot of yardage—though those that play PPR must be happy with the scoring output. Hyde should remain in fantasy lineups next week versus Chicago as someone that should continue to get a lot of touches, and he continues to get a boost in PPR leagues.

Carlos Hyde | Seahawks RB

Carlos Hyde totals 104 yards on 19 touches in first win of the season.

Hyde rushed 17 times for 98 yards and caught two passes for six yards. Backup Matt Breida split the defense for a 33-yard score and turned nine carries into 55 yards on the day, but Hyde's starting job is in no danger after the bye week. That said, he could see less work down the stretch as an impending free agent. Consider him an RB2 in Week 12 against Seattle.

Carlos Hyde | Seahawks RB

Carlos Hyde handles 21 touches in Week 9 loss.

Hyde rushed 12 times for 41 yards and caught nine passes for 84 yards. Besides a 55-yard reception by Marquise Goodwin, Hyde was basically the entire offense for San Francisco, as he was the only running back to receive more than one carry, and the only player to have more than three receptions. There is risk owning Hyde for the fantasy playoffs on a winless team, but hopefully Kyle Shanahan commits to his best offensive player down the stretch, especially next week in a winnable game against the Giants. Consider Hyde an RB1/RB2.

Carlos Hyde | Seahawks RB

Carlos Hyde has been ejected against the Cardinals.

There was a scuffle late in the fourth quarter, and Hyde was ejected along with Cardinals Haason Reddick and Frostee Rucker. Before leaving, Hyde carried 12 times for 41 yards and caught nine passes for 84 yards, as he worked as the primary target for the 49ers throughout the afternoon. With Pierre Garcon (neck) out for the season, Hyde could continue seeing even more volume in the passing game moving forward. Keep him in your lineup next week against the Giants.

Carlos Hyde | Seahawks RB

Carlos Hyde contained in Week 8 loss.

Hyde rushed 12 times for 25 yards and caught four passes for 22 yards as the Niners fell 33-10 to the Eagles. He out-touched Matt Breida 16 to nine, but Breida was more efficient with his touches and scored a receiving touchdown. Still, Hyde is the clearly superior player, and he should bounce back against Arizona next Sunday. Through eight games, the 26-year-old is on pace for 906 rushing yards and eight rushing touchdowns with an impressive 62 catches for 368 yards through the air. The receptions and receiving yards are already a career-high.

Carlos Hyde | Seahawks RB

Carlos Hyde totals 88 yards in blowout loss.

Hyde rushed 14 times for 68 yards and caught four passes for 20 yards. He operated as the clear lead back, while the 49ers still didn't give Hyde enough touches, it's good to see him involved as a pass-catcher again. He will be a high-end RB2 option against the Eagles in Philadelphia next Sunday.

Carlos Hyde | Seahawks RB

Carlos Hyde scores twice against Washington.

Hyde carried 13 times for 28 yards and two touchdowns while adding five receptions (on six targets) for 47 yards. The Redskins did a good job against Hyde on the ground for the most part, but he cashed in twice on goal line carries and picked up solid yardage in the passing game. After his apparent benching for a missed block in the second half last week, Hyde again worked as the clear lead guy for the Niners and is back in the RB1 conversation for Week 7 against Dallas.

Carlos Hyde | Seahawks RB

The 49ers do not plan to trade Carlos Hyde, according to Adam Schefter.

At the end of his story about NaVorro Bowman nearly getting traded to the Saints before he was released by the Niners, Schefter wrote: "There has been speculation that the 49ers could trade running back Carlos Hyde, but the team hasn't had any trade talks involving him and does not plan to have any, according to a team source." It sounds like the reports saying otherwise, particularly from Benjamin Allbright, are false. The running game runs through Hyde and he's one of the offense's most important players—they shouldn't just give him away.

Carlos Hyde | Seahawks RB

Multiple reports: Carlos Hyde is available for trade.

There are multiple reports stating the 49ers are open to moving Hyde, but it's probably more speculation than anything. After the team released one of its best defensive players in NaVorro Bowman per his request, it wouldn't be surprising to see Hyde—who is in a contract year—moved so the team can get something for him before he becomes a free agent. The 0-5 49ers added talent this offseason to greatly improve the roster, but they apparently don't any issue getting rid of some of the best current talent on the roster. Hyde might not be in a better situation for fantasy purposes than in San Francisco in Kyle Shanahan's scheme, so owners should probably hope he stays put.

Carlos Hyde | Seahawks RB

Kyle Shanahan says Hyde remains the team's number one running back.

Shanahan said yesterday things can change depending on the defense, etc. "but I definitely see Hyde as our first guy and Breida spelling him Raheem after that." Breida, of course, is rookie Matt Breida, who received more carries against the Colts. And Raheem is Raheem Mostert, the third back that has good ability too. Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee points out late in the third Hyde dropped a pitch for a loss, then he appeared to not pick up the blitzer which led to a sack—that was at the start of the third quarter, and Hyde didn't get another carry until two minutes to go in the fourth quarter. Hopefully this was just a one time benching and Hyde continues playing like he did from Weeks 1-4. Hyde is more of an RB2 this week, but you can insert him into your fantasy lineup versus the Redskins.

Carlos Hyde | Seahawks RB

Carlos Hyde disappears in Week 5 against the Colts.

Despite being on pace for nearly 1,300 rushing yards entering the game, the 49ers for whatever reason decided against giving Hyde a heavy workload versus Indy. Hyde carries only eight times for 11 yards and had one reception (on one target) for seven yards. The hip injury did not appear to be an issue in any way, as Hyde was on the sideline with his helmet on and looked like he wanted to go in the game. Undrafted rookie Matt Breida led the team in carries (ten) and rushing (49 yards) while Hyde sat out for a lot of the game. Though this was a peculiar game, Hyde should be the lead back in Week 6 against Washington.

Carlos Hyde | Seahawks RB

Carlos Hyde is not on the Week 5 injury report.

Hyde was a full participant in practice today, and it appears he might be over the hip issue that's been nagging him for a couple weeks. He should be due for around 20 touches and is one of the best running back options in a matchup versus the Colts. Get him in your fantasy lineup.

Carlos Hyde | Seahawks RB

Carlos Hyde (hip) was limited in practice today.

Hyde was limited all last week but was not limited on Sunday against the Cardinals. He might be limited all this week, but he'll be ready and should get a full workload against the Colts.

Carlos Hyde | Seahawks RB

Carlos Hyde rushed 16 times for 68 yards in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals.

He also caught five passes for 27 yards. Averaging an impressive 4.9 yards per carry, Hyde is now on pace for 1,284 yards and eight touchdowns. He's also impressed as a receiver with 17 catches through four weeks, giving him a boost in PPR leagues. In all formats, Hyde is a solid RB1/RB2 heading into next Sunday's matchup with the Colts.

Carlos Hyde | Seahawks RB

Carlos Hyde (hip) is officially active against the Cardinals.

This was the expectation. Hyde can be inserted into fantasy lineups, but the Cardinals are a difficult matchup. He might be more of an RB2 this week.

Carlos Hyde | Seahawks RB

Carlos Hyde (hip) is expected to play against the Cardinals, according to Adam Schefter.

Hyde was limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable for the game, but it sounds like he's on the probable side of things. The only issue is Schefter says Hyde will test his hip pregame, which could put fantasy owners in a predicament if Hyde ends up being inactive after testing it out. Still, you should probably just have Hyde in your lineup and hope he plays—as long as you have someone else from the later games to insert into the lineup in case Hyde is out.

Carlos Hyde | Seahawks RB

Carlos Hyde (hip) will be a game-time decision on Sunday.

The 49ers running back was limited in practice all week, and we would expect him to be out there against the Cardinals. The problem is the 49ers play in the later games on Sunday, putting fantasy owners in a bit of a bind. Hopefully we get more clarity on this situation by Sunday morning, but it sounds like Hyde will have to test it out in warmups. He should probably be downgraded slightly even if he does play, as he could be in and out of the game while dealing with the hip.

Carlos Hyde | Seahawks RB

49ers running back Carlos Hyde (hip) will be limited in practice all week.

Hyde missed a little time in last Thursday's game against the Rams, and 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said that his running back will be limited in practice this week. Expect him to be listed as questionable when the injury report comes out on Friday, but he should be ready to go against the Cardinals.

Carlos Hyde | Seahawks RB

Carlos Hyde scores twice in 49ers' Thursday night loss toe the Rams.

Hyde briefly left the game in the first quarter with a hip injury, but he returned to start the second quarter and worked as a big-time workhorse, carrying 25 times for 84 yards and two touchdowns while adding three receptions for ten yards. Hyde showed his great toughness, picking up extra yardage and rarely going down on first contact. Both touchdowns came at the goal line (with one coming on a fourth-and-goal), with Hyde powering through the line of scrimmage. Hyde gets a difficult matchup with the Cardinals in Week 4, but he's still obviously a great option and needs to be in your fantasy lineup every week.

Carlos Hyde | Seahawks RB

Carlos Hyde (hip) returns to Week 3 game against the Rams.

Hyde briefly left the game and had his hip worked on, but the reported heat and treatment applied to that area seems to have done the trick. He's back in there to start the second quarter.

Carlos Hyde | Seahawks RB

Carlos Hyde leaves Thursday Night Football.

Hyde exited the game on San Francisco's second series before re-entering for a snap and immediately re-exiting while shaking his head. It looked like a core muscle injury (and is being called a hip injury), as Hyde wasn't limping at all and just appeared to be in some discomfort. Hopefully it's not the case, but Hyde's night could be over after it looked like he was primed to have a huge game. He has four carries for 29 yards so far and is currently being worked on at the 49ers bench.

Carlos Hyde | Seahawks RB

Carlos Hyde rumbles for 124 yards against the Seahawks.

The defense and running game of the 49ers kept them in the game against the Seahawks. Hyde had 15 carries for 124 yards, including a long of 61 yards, while also adding three receptions (on six targets) and 19 yards through the air. Even if you take out Hyde's 61-yard run, he averaged 4.5 yards per carry in the game. It's obvious Hyde, who lost weight this offseason, is a great fit in Kyle Shanahan's offense. As long as he remains healthy, Hyde will be an RB1 all season long and a lock for 1,000 yards rushing. He gets the Rams on Thursday night.

Carlos Hyde | Seahawks RB

Carlos Hyde gets 15 touches in Week 1.

The 49ers were playing from behind the Panthers, so Hyde only had nine carries, but he gained 45 yards on those carries. Hyde also added six receptions (on six targets) for 32 yards, showing his receiving ability. Ideally, the 49ers would run the ball more, but it's good to see Hyde involved in the passing game like this—a boost for his PPR value. If he stays healthy, Hyde should be an RB1 in both standard and PPR leagues in Kyle Shanahan's offense.

Carlos Hyde | Seahawks RB

Carlos Hyde works as clear workhorse in 49ers' third preseason game.

Hyde had seven carries for 19 yards and three receptions for 45 yards and a touchdown. The Niners tried to get Hyde involved in the passing game, as they threw him a screen pass then later he ran a nice angle rout for a touchdown. On the NBC broadcast, Cris Collinsworth (who could've been exaggerating and didn't give a direct quote) said the 49ers wanted Hyde to lose weight so they can feed him the ball a ton this season. Hyde is currently going in the 30's in most fantasy drafts.

Carlos Hyde | Seahawks RB

Carlos Hyde rushed eight times for 26 yards in Saturday night's preseason game.

Hyde didn't find much room to run against Denver's defense, and the entire offense was shutout in the first half. It's a reminder that the 49ers probably won't win many games in 2017, which could make Hyde—despite his talent—a frustrating own in fantasy.

Carlos Hyde | Seahawks RB

Carlos Hyde gets a few touches in preseason opener.

The fourth-year back had two carries for no yards and one reception for three yards. The starters didn't play much at all for the Niners, but they should get more action in the next couple preseason games. Rookie back Joe Williams was impressive in the game, but Hyde's starting role isn't in danger after his impressive offseason and training camp practices.

Carlos Hyde | Seahawks RB

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport says he's been told Carlos Hyde has been a "beast" for the 49ers.

Rapoport says a few months ago when head coach Kyle Shanahan and GM John Lynch were hired, it appeared Carlos Hyde would be on his way out; but Hyde has been performing all throughout the spring and training camp. Rapoport says people with the 49ers say Hyde has been a "beast" and will be the "bellcow" for their offense, while noting Hyde is in the best shape of his life. Hyde himself already said he's in the best shape he's ever been and is lighter than he's been since he was in high school. Rookie Joe Williams was hand-picked by Kyle Shanahan in the draft, but Hyde might be too good to even be threatened for work by the rookie. Hyde, who's been productive when on the field, is entering a contract year, is motivated, and is in the best shape he's ever been in—don't be surprised if he has a monster season.

Carlos Hyde | Seahawks RB

Joe Fann of the 49ers' official website writes "Carlos Hyde continues to be the team's No. 1 back."

There has been talk of Hyde not being atop the Niners' depth chart, but it looks like he is. Durability has been the only concern with Hyde's game, as he's produced whenever he's been on the field and healthy. While he might not get 20+ carries per game with Tim Hightower and others also in the team's backfield, he'll probably be the lead back as he enters the final year of his rookie contract. The Shanahan run game can be lethal, so Hyde does have the upside as a great RB1 in 2017, but he's someone to keep an eye on this preseason to make sure he's the clear lead back entering the season.

Carlos Hyde | Seahawks RB

49ers GM John Lynch: Carlos Hyde looks "tremendous"

Lynch was asked if any player has stood out to him, in terms of being in great shape, and Lynch said "Carlos Hyde looks tremendous. He's really dedicated himself." Hyde weighed in at 228 pounds when he reported to camp today and says it's the lightest he's been since high school, adding "I'm in the best shape of my life right now." The fourth-year back also thinks he's a perfect fit in Kyle Shanahan's offense and thinks he can lead the league in rushing in the scheme. There's been speculation and talk of Hyde not making the 49ers roster, but that doesn't seem likely to happen—while he has battled injuries through three seasons, he's just too good to cut. The 25-year-old is entering a contract year, and it could be a big one.

Carlos Hyde | Seahawks RB

49ers GM John Lynch says the 49ers are "very high" on Carlos Hyde.

Lynch also said he hopes Hyde wants to prove himself to the new coaching staff, and he also said he's curious whether his skills translate to the offense. Hyde gets criticized for not staying healthy, but he's been effective when on the field. The 49ers may draft someone in a loaded draft, and there's talk they want to trade back, so perhaps they'd take someone like Leonard Fournette or Christian McCaffrey if they trade back from number two overall. Hyde isn't 100% from his MCL injury in Week 16 of last season, but he should be good for training camp.

Carlos Hyde has a sprained MCL, will miss Week 17.

Hyde took a low hit late in the game against the Rams, and it turns out it's a torn MCL. It could have been a lot worse, obviously. Hyde should be good to go for OTAs. He will almost certainly return as Chip Kelly's lead back, and thus can be selected as an RB1/RB2 in fantasy drafts next season. Hopefully the 49ers will be more help at quarterback and at receiver to take some pressure off of Hyde, who was basically the offense when healthy this season. Hyde finished 2016 with 217 carries for 988 yards (4.6 YPC), six rushing touchdowns, and 27 receptions for 163 yards and three touchdowns. Durability is a concern for Hyde, but if he is healthy for 16 games next season he could put up some huge numbers.

Carlos Hyde | Seahawks RB

Carlos Hyde leaves game with knee injury

Hyde took a low hit when he was set up by Colin Kaepernick on a bad swing pass to Hyde. It looked like a potentially serious injury to Hyde, but he was seen walking on the sideline. He had 13 carries for 38 yards and three catches for 24 yards and a touchdown before leaving the game. He should be considered questionable at best for the season conclusion against the Seahawks.

Carlos Hyde | Seahawks RB

Carlos Hyde averages 5.5 yards per carry against the Falcons.

He had 13 carries for 71 yards and one catch for six yards. He did also have a lost fumble in the game. Hyde continues to grind out yardage in Chip Kelly's offense, and it's a shame they don't have much of a reliable passing game to compliment the running game. Hyde will be an RB1 against the Rams on Christmas Eve. He ran for two touchdowns against them in Week 1.

Carlos Hyde | Seahawks RB

Carlos Hyde runs wild against the Jets.

Hyde had 17 carries for 193 yards (11.4 yards per carry) and a seven-yard touchdown reception. Hyde again showed great vision and ability to break tackles. He hit the hole with conviction and bounced a few runs outside and gashing the Jets' defense for huge gains. Hyde hit the right hole on almost every carry and is a great fit for Chip Kelly's offense. Why most fantasy "experts" fail to rank Hyde as a great fantasy option remains a mystery. Hyde averages 13.6 fantasy points in games that he starts and finished this season, and 14.9 fantasy points if you take out his first game back form a shoulder injury against Arizona. Hyde is a clear RB1.

Carlos Hyde | Seahawks RB

Carlos Hyde gets 20 carries in 49ers loss.

Hyde had 20 carries for 92 yards and one catch for six yards in the snowy Chicago conditions. It was a good game for Hyde, considering the terrible play of his quarterback making it tough on the offense. He has shown good vision and ability all season long (aside from the Arizona game, his first game back from injury). Hyde gets a hard matchup against the Jets next week, so he'll be more of an RB2.

Carlos Hyde | Seahawks RB

Snow in the forecast for 49ers vs Bears.

It's one of two games (Texans vs Packers) that there will be snow. Look for both the 49ers and the Bears to continue to run the ball, regardless of the weather conditions. Carlos Hyde and Jordan Howard are both RB1s in this game.

Carlos Hyde | Seahawks RB

Carlos Hyde has first career receiving touchdown in 49ers loss.

Hyde had 13 carries for 65 yards and five catches for 30 yards and a touchdown. The touchdown came on a play-action fake that actually came from under center. Kaepernick faked to Hyde and Hyde continued the fake to the right for a route and had an easy touchdown. Hyde is clearly the man in the 49ers backfield, and is a solid RB1 as long as he is healthy. Keep him in your lineup against the Bears in Week 13.

Carlos Hyde | Seahawks RB

Carlos Hyde gets 22 touches against New England in Week 11.

Hyde had 19 carries for 86 yards and three catches for 24 yards and looked a lot better than last week against the Cardinals. He showed good vision and the ability to break tackles, like usual. Hyde is a back-end RB1 as the focal point of Chip Kelly’s run-based offense.

Carlos Hyde | Seahawks RB

Hyde (shoulder) can't get going in his return.

He rushed 13 times for 14 yards. The Cardinals stacked the box and made Colin Kaepnerick try to beat them. You can expect more of the same this week against the Patriots, but Hyde remains a solid RB2 as a talented runner in Chip Kelly's fast-paced offense.

Carlos Hyde | Seahawks RB

Carlos Hyde (shoulder) is active for the 49ers against the Cardinals.

Hyde is back after missing the Niners's last two games. DuJuan Harris has earned more work, especially in the passing game, but Hyde is still a solid RB2 this week against the Cardinals.

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