RB Countdown No. 48: Carlos Hyde
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At RotoViz, our motto is “seeing is believing.” Our team leverages various internal apps and external resources to make that motto come to fruition. The RB Countdown series will provide you fantasy analysis and outlooks on the top-50 running backs in PPR formats to empower you to make educated decisions on draft day. Carlos Hyde finished as the RB8 in PPR formats last season with the 49ers, settings career highs in touchdowns (8) and receptions (59) while accumulating 1,288 yards from scrimmage. His efficiency suffered, however, as he had the lowest fantasy points over expectation numbers in his career. This inefficiency did not apparently go unnoticed by the coaching staff — as the season progressed he lost snaps and touches to undrafted free agent Matt Breida and fullback Kyle Juszczyk. Hyde gets a fresh start in 2018 however, after signing a three-year, $15 million contract with the Browns, who let starting RB Isaiah Crowell walk in free agency. This contract made him a top-eight-paid running back in the NFL. With that in mind, let’s take a look at five things you should know about Hyde heading into fantasy drafts.