Very powerful and very patient running the fooball. Waits for openings, makes quick cuts, then explodes up field. Physical powering the ball through tackles and fights for every yard. Sees plays unfold and then bursts through openings. A good receiver and blocker.
Not a speedster and won't outrun tacklers downfield. While he has deceptive moves and good reactions he isn't really a creative playmaker who will make something from nothing. Needs to answer some questions about maturity and focus.
Power back with the talent for a featured role.
Movements & Injuries
Signed by the San Francisco 49ers to a four-year contract.
Drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the 2nd round (57th Overall) in 2014.
San Francisco rookie running back Carlos Hyde ran well in his first action, posting 39 yards on five carries. | 08/08/2014 9:46 AM
San Francisco rookie running back Carlos Hyde ran well in his first action, posting 39 yards on five carries.
Kendall Hunter was the handcuff for Frank Gore, but tore his right knee ACL leaving Hyde as the obvious backup choice. This first performance will solidify his position.
San Francisco rookie running back Carlos Hyde could become a decent fantasy option and will certainly be the handcuff for Frank Gore after this weekend's injures to the 49ers backfield. | 07/28/2014 11:27 AM
San Francisco rookie running back Carlos Hyde could become a decent fantasy option and will certainly be the handcuff for Frank Gore after this weekend's injures to the 49ers backfield.
Kendall Hunter was the handcuff, but tore his right knee ACL over the weekend and LaMichael James will miss the next 4-6 weeks with a dislocated elbow. That leaves just Marcus Lattimore (knee) and Hyde as back ups. The team has stated they wanted to reduce Gore's workload this season.
Carlos Hyde could be short-yardage back | 07/16/2014 9:26 PM
CSN Bay Area's Matt Maiocco suggests rookie Carlos Hyde could earn a role as the 49ers' "short-yardage back."
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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.
ESPN's Bill Williamson says that San Francisco rookie running back Carlos Hyde "is likely to get a chance at playing time right away." | 06/23/2014 9:44 PM
ESPN's Bill Williamson says that San Francisco rookie running back Carlos Hyde "is likely to get a chance at playing time right away."
Hyde reportedly has shined as a runner and receiver so far in practice. However, he's unlikely to carry fantasy value as a rookie unless Frank Gore gets hurt. After dealing with injuries early in his career, Gore has proven to be ultra reliable the last three years, though he is now 31 years old and rushed for a career-low 4.1 yards per carry last season. The team also has Kendall Hunter and Marcus Lattimore, who is attempting to come back from the devastating knee injury he suffered in 2012, in the backfield.
Carlos Hyde to get 'big playing time' Year 1? | 06/23/2014 3:40 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.
Carlos Hyde likely to be 49ers' No. 2 RB | 06/16/2014 1:04 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.
Carlos Hyde second in line for 49ers carries? | 06/04/2014 9:57 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.
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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.
49ers signed No. 57 overall pick RB Carlos Hyde to a four-year contract.
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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.