Carlos Hyde
Carlos Hyde
27-Year-Old Running BackRB
Kansas City Chiefs
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Almost from the moment he was drafted in the second round in 2014 by the 49ers, Hyde's been slammed for what he can't do more than he's been praised for what he can do. He had trouble staying on the field early in his career, but when he was healthy he ran with power and purpose, and he put in the work to improve as a receiver and blocker. Regardless, the Niners let him walk when his rookie contract expired, and after signing with Cleveland in 2018 he watched the front office immediately draft his replacement in Nick Chubb. Despite finding the end zone five times in his first four games, Hyde was sent packing after Week 6 and spent the rest of the season behind Leonard Fournette in Jacksonville. Hyde gets one more chance to rewrite his career narrative, perhaps his best yet, after signing a one-year deal with the Chiefs. He will begin the season behind Damien Williams on the depth chart, and while he doesn't have the upside Kareem Hunt did in coach Andy Reid's offense, Hyde is at least similar to Spencer Ware. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $2.8 million contract with the Chiefs in March of 2019.
Solid in limited opportunity
RBKansas City Chiefs
August 17, 2019
Hyde carried five times for 23 yards in the Chiefs' 17-7 preseason loss to the Steelers on Saturday. He also lost a fumble.
The veteran entered the contest in the second series ahead of Darrel Williams and Darwin Thompson and acquitted himself reasonably well while seeing an additional four-yard gain wiped out by an illegal motion penalty. The one blemish was his lost fumble, an issue that's been a problem throughout his career. Hyde clearly has the most NFL skins on the wall among the Chiefs' collection of running backs -- including presumed starter Damien Williams -- but his exact slotting in the final pecking order appears to still be fluid. He'll look to continue making his case versus his old 49ers squad in next Saturday's third preseason game for both clubs.
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How do Carlos Hyde's 2018 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
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Positive Run %
% Yds After Contact
Avg Yds After Contact
Rushing TD %
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% Snaps w/Touch
Air Yards Per Game
Air Yards Per Snap
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% Team Targets
Avg Depth of Target
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Drop Rate
Avg Yds After Catch
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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2018 Carlos Hyde Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Carlos Hyde's measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
6' 0"
229 lbs
40-Yard Dash
4.66 sec
Vertical Jump
34.5 in
Broad Jump
114 in
Bench Press
19 reps
Hand Length
9.63 in
Arm Length
32.00 in
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Hyde played 16 games for the first time in his career last season, but his overall body of work wasn't impressive beyond the volume. He set a career high in rushing TDs - including four in five games alongside Jimmy Garoppolo in the 49ers backfield - and piled up more catches and receiving yards in one year than he had in his entire career prior to 2017. But his YPC fell to a career low, thanks in part to a mediocre offensive line, and he'll have a hard time approaching last year's production after signing as a free agent with Cleveland. For one thing, Kyle Shanahan won't be calling his plays, and the Browns already have a superb third-down back in Duke Johnson. For another, the front office used the 35th overall pick on Nick Chubb, putting immediate pressure on Hyde to prove he deserves his spot at the top of the depth chart. The 27-year-old has the size and skills to handle lead-back duties in a rapidly improving offense, but if he breaks down again or simply fails to perform as well as expected, a spot on the bench could be waiting for him.
Hyde burst out of the gate in 2016 with 377 rushing yards and six touchdowns in the first five games, but shoulder and knee injuries quickly took the shine off his season and he didn't score a rushing TD in his remaining eight games, although he did produce a 193-yard effort against the Jets in Week 14. At 6-0, 235, Hyde has the size and power to be a prototypical early down back in the NFL, and he showed flashes of being able to contribute in the passing game towards the end of last season, catching three TDs in his last five games on 15 targets. Further development for Hyde in that area could be crucial for him now that former Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan has taken the reins in San Francisco, though Shanahan has shown a willingness in the past to adapt his offense and work with what he has, rather than try to force square pegs into round holes. The acquisition of Pro Bowl center Jeremy Zuttah from Baltimore should also help bolster the 49ers' run blocking. There are plenty of question marks around Hyde heading into 2017, but if he can stay healthy, a new coach and offensive scheme could be just what Hyde needs to blossom.
What does Chip Kelly mean to an NFL offense? That depends on which Philadelphia season you focus on. Kelly was something of a miracle worker in 2013 (Nick Foles waves hello); credible in 2014; and run out of town after a nightmare 2015. So whatever narrative you want to build on Kelly working with Hyde this year, you'll be able to find supporting ammunition. After making it through most of his rookie season (a bum ankle cost him two games), a foot injury torpedoed Hyde for nine games last year. He eventually had the wheel surgically repaired in January. Player and team are confident Hyde will be on schedule for the summertime work. The 49ers just don't want Hyde to be the man this year, they desperately need him as such. The rest of the depth chart is fairly pedestrian, with Shaun Draughn the nominal backup. It remains to be seen if the new regime can get Hyde up to speed on third down; he has just 31 targets in two professional seasons. His longest catch in San Francisco is just 16 yards. Anyone invested in Hyde this year is hoping Kelly and staff can somehow find a way to keep games close, cobbling together a competitive club. Otherwise, Hyde's likely to be a victim of game flow. So, are you drinking the Kelly Kool-Aid?
For the first time in a decade, Frank Gore will not be the starting running back for the 49ers. That honor falls to Hyde, a 2014 second-round pick, after Gore left in free agency. A big, physical runner, Hyde has burst and power that allow him to take advantage of holes and grind out yards after contact, along with the soft hands and blitz pickup skills to stay on the field in passing downs. Hyde's touches were limited as a rookie behind Gore, but despite the additions of Reggie Bush as a free agent and fourth-round pick Mike Davis, Hyde is the favorite to take over as the lead runner in a crowded backfield. He lost 15 pounds in the offseason to add some speed and prepare for the transition from depth player to three-down feature back. The biggest threat to Hyde's value might come from San Francisco's coaching changes. New offensive coordinator Geep Chryst, promoted from QB coach, seems intent on running more read-option with Colin Kaepernick, which could result in more carries for Kaepernick and fewer for the running backs. Even if he doesn't inherit Gore's full workload, however, Hyde's prospects for a productive season are still excellent.
Even with no need at running back, San Francisco spent a second-round pick on Hyde, a 6-foot, 230-pound bull who rushed for 1,521 yards on just 208 carries (7.3 YPC) at Ohio State last year. Hyde doesn't have home-run speed and isn't a very good receiver, but he's very fast for a big back and should immediately find some role in the Niners' rotation as they spend this season figuring out who's going to be the successor to Frank Gore. Hyde is currently slated to be the primary backup behind Gore with the potential to earn goal line carries.
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Finds end zone
RBKansas City Chiefs
August 10, 2019
Hyde had two rushes for two yards and a touchdown against the Bengals in the team's first preseason contest Saturday.
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Fills in for Williams
RBKansas City Chiefs
August 7, 2019
Hyde took snaps with the first-team offense at the start of drills during Wednesday's practice with Damien Williams (hamstring) being eased back into the mix, Adam Teicher of reports.
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Taking advantage of reps
RBKansas City Chiefs
August 4, 2019
Coach Andy Reid indicated Saturday that Hyde "has done a nice job" with his additional reps while Damien Williams (hamstring) has been sidelined, Adam Teicher of reports. However, offensive coordinator Eric Bienemy reiterated Sunday that Williams remains the starter.
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Eyeing pass-catching role
RBKansas City Chiefs
June 19, 2019
Hyde has lined up with Damien Williams in the backfield on occasion during minicamp and has been frequently used as a receiver, Adam Teicher of reports.
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Signs one-year deal with Chiefs
RBKansas City Chiefs
March 9, 2019
Hyde signed a one-year deal with the Chiefs on Saturday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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