RB Countdown: No. 24 Carlos Hyde
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What can you expect from San Francisco 49ers running back Carlos Hyde in 2017? At RotoViz, our motto is Seeing is believing. Our team leverages various internal apps and external resources to make that motto come to fruition. This series will provide you a fantasy outlook on our top-40 RBs according to projected points in PPR formats. My intent is to provide you a line of sight on the pros, cons, and projections for these RBs to empower you to make educated decisions on draft day. Did you know Hyde played 535 snaps last season and touched the football or was targeted on 47 percent of them? He finished as the RB18 in PPR formats after a torn MCL ended his season. Hyde’s statistical body of work speaks for itself. What observations do you have as you looked at the chart? For me, games played is the one that stuck out the most. Hyde has only played 34 of a possible 48 games in his NFL career. When he has been on the football field Hyde has been very productive. Hyde generated 0.68 fantasy points per touch last season. Imagine how productive Hyde could be if he stayed healthy for a full season? Fantasy players have a number of questions regarding Hyde heading into this season. What effect will the torn MCL have on his effectiveness this season? How does Hyde fit in with new 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan‘s zone run scheme? Will the 49ers front office keep him on the roster? What impact will free agent addition Tim Hightower and fourth round NFL Draft selection Joe Williams have on Hyde’s outlook? I will address these questions and more while discussing the pros and cons of his role as part of the 49ers RB by committee.