|ADP:||Round: 13, Pick: 6|
|Ht / Wt:||6'0" / 230 lb.|
|Born:||September 20, 1991|
|Drafted:||2014 / Rd. 2 (57)|
Hyde, who signed a one-year deal with the Seahawks on Friday, had surgery on his shoulder in February, but is expected to be ready for the start of the regular season, Michael Silver of NFL.com reports.
Analysis: It's obvious the Seahawks were aware of the surgery before ultimately signing Hyde on Friday, but it might explain why the Ohio State product took so long to find a home this offseason despite rushing for a career-high 1,070 yards with the Texans last season. Expect the 2014 second-round pick to compete with Rashaad Penny (knee) for leftover opportunities behind nominal starter Chris Carson (hip).
Hyde will sign a one-year contract with the Seahawks.
Analysis: Hyde wound up with full-time duties in Houston last year and turned none of the better seasons of his career, rushing 245 times for 1,070 yards (4.4 YPC) and six touchdowns. He won't have the same role with the Seahawks, who sport Chris Carson (hip), Rashaad Penny (ACL), Travis Homer and rookie DeeJay Dallas among the running backs vying for work. Penny could start the season on the PUP list, which would potentially enable Hyde to carve out a complementary role to Carson.
The Eagles are interested in signing Hyde, according to Adam Caplan on his Inside the Birds podcast.
Analysis: The Eagles didn't add any draft picks to their backfield, opting for Corey Clement, Elijah Holyfield and a pair of undrafted rookies behind 2019 contributors Miles Sanders and Boston Scott. The 29-year-old Hyde could challenge for early down snaps and short-yardage/goal-line carries, potentially damaging Sanders' fantasy value. Hyde ran for 1,070 yards in Houston last season, but he added only 10 catches for 42 yards and coughed up four fumbles along the way.
Hyde is slated to be an unrestricted free agent next week after declining an offer from the Texans, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Analysis: Hyde signed a deal with the Chiefs last offseason, only to be dealt to the Texans at the end of the preseason, having lost the battle for running back slotting behind starter Damien Williams. Once in a Houston backfield without Lamar Miller (knee), Hyde paced the team with career highs in carries (245) and rushing yards (1,070), but predictably he didn't make much of an impact as a receiver, hauling in 10 of 16 targets over the course of 16 games. Hyde seemingly has decided to test the market for his services, and his landing spot ultimately will determine his value.
Hyde ran for 44 yards on 13 carries and caught three of four targets for 18 receiving yards during Sunday's 51-31 divisional round loss to the Chiefs.
Analysis: The 6-foot, 229-pound bulldozer wrapped up his 2019 postseason with just 3.2 yards per carry, after establishing the second-best yards-per-rush rate of his career during the regular season (4.4). He characteristically remained a peripheral contributor in Houston's passing attack during the playoffs with five total targets, but he was bailed out somewhat in the wild-card round by hauling in a five-yard TD pass from Deshaun Watson. Sunday he was held out of the end zone for just the second time since Week 14, as Houston managed just 10 points over the final 40 minutes of regulation against a resurgent Kansas City defense. The 29-year-old back is set to become a free agent this offseason, but he may be brought back if the Bill O'Brien contingent believes he can remain a viable contributor despite having six years of NFL tread on his tires.
Hyde carried the ball 16 times for 48 yards and caught his only target for a five-yard touchdown in Saturday's 22-19 overtime win over the Bills.
Analysis: His fourth-quarter TD grab gave the Texans their first lead of the game, but overall Hyde had trouble making a dent against a tough Bills defense -- his longest run went for only eight yards. He should find more room to operate next Sunday in Kansas City during the AFC divisional round, facing a Chiefs defense that allowed 4.9 yards a carry (28th in the league) and 128.2 rushing yards a game (26th) during the regular season.
Hyde had four carries for 13 yards and was not targeted in Sunday's 35-14 loss to the Titans in Week 17.
Analysis: Hyde was one of several skill position players that were given a light load in the regular season finale. He started and played just five snaps on Houston's first series before heading to the bench for the day. Hyde will resume his role as the Texans' lead back in this weekend's Wild-Card round playoff game against the Bills, who ranked 10th in defending the run during the regular season.
Hyde ran for 27 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries and added a 10-yard catch during Saturday's 23-20 win over Tampa Bay.
Analysis: Hyde helped give Houston a two-score lead midway through the second quarter, bouncing off of defenders for a tough one-yard touchdown run. From a yards-per-carry perspective, Saturday's matchup against a stout Buccaneers run defense was Hyde's worst game of the season, but he's otherwise been solid down the stretch with at least four yards per carry in six of his last eight games. He'll have an opportunity to rebound in the season finale against Tennessee next Sunday. The veteran back ran for 104 yards and a touchdown in the division matchup in Week 15.
Hyde (ankle) is listed as active for Saturday's game against the Buccaneers.
Analysis: Hyde, who tied his season-high in carries (26) in Week 15's win over the Titans, en route to rushing for 104 yards and a TD, will be out there Saturday, but it remains to be seen how much, if at all, all he'll be hampered by his ankle issue. Change-of-pace back Duke Johnson is next up for touches should Hyde be limited at all or suffer any in-game setbacks.
Hyde (ankle) is listed as questionable for Saturday's game against the Bucaneers after returning to a limited practice Thursday.
Analysis: Hyde's return to practice Thursday, albeit in a limited capacity, is encouraging, but those considering him in their Week 16 fantasy lineups will still want to circle back on his status leading up to Saturday's 1:00 ET kickoff. The running back tied his season-high in carries (26) in Week 15's win over the Titans, en route to rushing for 104 yards and a TD.
Hyde (ankle/not injury-related) didn't practice Wednesday.
Analysis: Hyde was limited by an ankle injury Tuesday, with Wednesday's practice report adding a "not injury-related" tag to the running back's Week 16 listing. Given that, we won't assume that Hyde's Wednesday absence was indicative of a setback with his ankle. We'll circle back on his status Thursday, in any case, to see how the Texans officially list Hyde for Saturday's game against the Buccaneers.
The Texans listed Hyde as a limited participant in Tuesday's practice due to an ankle injury.
Analysis: With a Saturday matchup with the Buccaneers on tap for Week 16, the Texans are facing a quicker turnaround than normal coming off Sunday's 24-21 win over the Titans. To that end, Houston may just be managing Hyde's load carefully in practice this week after he tied his season high with 26 carries in Tennessee. He'll likely be ready to handle a full slate of snaps once Saturday arrives.
Hyde rushed 26 times for 104 yards and a touchdown in the Texans' 24-21 win over the Titans on Sunday.
Analysis: Hyde got the better of the Titans' normally stingy run defense with a workmanlike effort, as his long run went for a modest 11 yards. The veteran back wasn't involved in the passing game whatsoever for the sixth time in the last eight contests, but he helped make for it with his first 100-yard effort since Week 9. Hyde's 10-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter was also his first trip to the end zone in the last four games, and he'll look to build on Sunday's effort versus the Buccaneers in a Week 16 Saturday matchup.
Hyde rushed 14 times for 73 yards and caught two of three targets for another five yards in Sunday's 38-24 loss to the Broncos.
Analysis: Houston trailed 38-3 in this one, so the team had to abandon the run despite Hyde's robust average of 5.2 yards per carry. Hyde has rushed for 65 yards or more in five of his past six games, establishing a high floor ahead of his team's pivotal Week 15 trip to Tennessee.
Hyde rushed 10 times for 17 yards and caught his lone target for five yards in Sunday's 28-22 win over the Patriots.
Analysis: Hyde had an extremely disappointing stat line when you consider that the Texans played with a lead for the entire contest. Part of the blame can be placed on the Patriots' stout run defense, which has stymied many a back this season. Still, it was the worst performance of the veteran's 2019 campaign, as the only other time he was limited to less than 20 yards (Week 3 against the Chargers) he was able to hit paydirt to salvage his fantasy line. Next week's opponent, the Denver Broncos, are far more susceptible to the run (113.5 rushing yards allowed per game) compared to the pass (207.5), giving Hyde good bounce-back potential for Week 14.
Hyde rushed 16 times for 67 yards in the Texans' 20-17 win over the Colts on Thursday.
Analysis: Hyde led the Texans' backfield as usual, but he often found running room hard to come by against a stingy Colts front. The veteran back accrued almost half his production on a 33-yard scamper in the third quarter, leaving him with just an average of just 2.3 yards per tote on his other 15 carries. Hyde should continue in his usual lead-back capacity in a tough matchup versus the Patriots in Week 13, a week from Sunday.
Hyde rushed nine times for 65 yards and a touchdown and failed to bring in his only target in the Texans' 41-7 loss to the Ravens on Sunday.
Analysis: Hyde's final numbers are largely a mirage, as 41 of his yards came on a fourth-quarter, garbage-time rushing score. The touchdown was Hyde's fourth of the campaign and first since Week 6. Hyde now has at least 65 rushing yards in four of his last five games, and although his nine carries Sunday were a season low, they were clearly a product of game script. Hyde will look to bounce back with his normal workload against the Colts in a Thursday night matchup.
Hyde, who carried 26 times for 116 yards and a touchdown, caught one pass for an additional 14 yards during Sunday's 31-24 win over the Chiefs.
Analysis: Hyde was a workhorse in this one, touching the ball 26 times as he posted his highest output of scrimmage yards since Week 2 of the 2017 season. He managed a respectable average of 4.5 yards per carry and topped off his day with a two-yard rushing touchdown in the second quarter. Hyde has now received a whopping 47 carries over the last two weeks and seems to be the go-to option in the running game moving forward. He should receive his fair share of touches again in next Sunday's road matchup with the Colts.
Hyde registered 60 rushing yards and a touchdown on 21 carries, and was targeted once but did not record a reception during Sunday's 53-32 win against the Falcons.
Analysis: Given his lack of passing game involvement -- just seven targets over the first five weeks of the season -- Hyde has proven to be a touchdown-dependent fantasy asset thus far in 2019. On Sunday the veteran back punched in a one-yard touchdown run early in the third quarter to provide Houston with a lead that it would never relinquish, now providing him with two scores over the past three weeks. Despite Hyde's minimal pass-catching upside, the fact that he has averaged 14.6 rush attempts per game is encouraging as the Texans prepare to take on a Chiefs defense that is conceding an astronomical 5.8 yards per carry to opposing running backs.
Hyde carried 12 times for 58 yards and caught four of five targets for an additional six yards during Sunday's 16-10 loss to the Panthers.
Analysis: Hyde exceeded 10 carries for the second time as a Texan, finishing with a respectable 4.8 yards per carry against a solid Panthers defense. He was also much more involved in the passing game after receiving just one target during his first three games, though he had little to show for those efforts. Hyde continues to dominate the backfield touches and should have plenty of opportunities to make an impact in next Sunday's home matchup against the Falcons.
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