RB Carlos Hyde - Cleveland Browns
|6-0, 235||Born: 9-20-1991||College: Ohio State||Drafted: Round 2, pick 2014|
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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 8): Hyde was still the lead back in Week 5 and Nick Chubb didn't do anything to displace him going into a matchup against the Chargers. He's a flex play for Week 6.
Week 6: vs Los Angeles Chargers
FBG says: Tough matchup. The Browns running game continues to run through Carlos Hyde who has been a high volume low productivity guy for most of the season as while he is averaging 20 carries per game has struggled to have consistent success with just 3.5 yards per carry. Hyde is tied for second in the NFL in touchdowns so far this season with 5 and the Browns are second in the NFL in total rushing touchdowns with 8 as Nick Chubb who has been extremely limited by the lack of touches as he has just 8 total touches in his last six games. The offensive line which lost Joe Thomas in the offseason due to retirement is starting to come together as its strength is up the middle with J.C. Tretter, Joel Bitonio and Kevin Zeitler. So far the perceived weakness at tackle with Desmond Harrison and Chris Hubbard but both players have played much better than anticipated this season. This is a unit that has skyrocketed up Matt Bitonti's offensive line rankings, as they were in the bottom five to begin the season and are now 14th in the NFL. The Chargers run defense continues to be one of the most improved units in football. The Chargers shut down the Raiders once again as they held Marshawn Lynch to just 31 yards in a largely game script led defensive performance as the Raiders carried the ball just 12 times last week. The strength for the Chargers continues to be the play of rookie Derwin James who seemingly is making plays all over the field this season. The front four continues to be a strong point even without Joey Bosa and the Chargers are slowly integrating Cory Liuget back which is a significant improvement. This is a unit that has gone from allowing 4.9 yards per carry to just 4.1 yards per carry while facing the Chiefs, Rams, Bills, and 49ers which are all talented rushing units. With the talent on this defense should continue to be one of the better defenses in football against the run.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36
Carlos Hyde's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2018 Week 5 vs BAL (17 / 63 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)
There were concerns that Carlos Hyde would start to lose carries to rookie Nick Chubb after Week 4, but that was not the case against Baltimore in Week 5. Hyde saw 17 carries to Chubb's three and continues to operate as the team's clear lead back. Hyde caught a short pass and turned it into a nine-yard gain on the first play of the game. He ran hard throughout the contest, breaking tackles and fighting for extra yards. He saw one red zone carry on the second drive of the third quarter but he was stuffed on the play. Hyde isn't catching passes the way he did for San Francisco in 2017 but it is clear that the Browns like to use him when they get into scoring position.
2018 Week 4 vs OAK (22 / 82 / 1 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
The Browns continued to insist on running Hyde up the middle, especially on early downs. Two of Hyde's first few carries in the first quarter were such runs, which went for little or no gain. Hyde did have a first-quarter run of about ten yards nullified by an offensive holding penalty. He saw plenty of red zone work in this game, as has been the trend through his first four games as a Brown. On the third drive of the first quarter, Hyde saw three red zone carries, ultimately getting the ball down to the two-yard line on his final tote. Hyde did find the end zone in the fourth quarter, getting two consecutive goal line carries. He was stuffed on the first before powering his way into the end zone on the second. That gives Hyde five scores in four games with Cleveland as he has seen plenty of goal line work thus far. With 1:38 left in the game, he was involved in a controversial call with the Browns trying to run out the clock with a 42-34 lead. On third down, Hyde appeared to have a first down but the booth called for a review and the spot was changed, forcing the Browns to punt on fourth down. Hyde continues to hold off rookie Nick Chubb for lead back duties, although Chubb made things interesting with two long touchdown runs in Week 4. For now, Hyde's arrow continues to point up as he should keep seeing frequent red zone opportunities in an up-and-coming offense.
2018 Week 3 vs NYJ (23 / 98 / 2 rush, 3 / 2 / 5 / 0 rec)
Hyde turned in his best game as a Cleveland Brown against the Jets in Week 3. The veteran running back got off to a slow start but got going with a nice 21-yard run at the end of the first quarter. He showed excellent vision with a nice cutback and followed his lead blocker for a big gain on the play. The insertion of Baker Mayfield into the starting lineup also served to assist Hyde as the defense had to account for Mayfield's arm, which opened up running lanes for Hyde to exploit. Hyde continues to operate as the team's preferred option at the goal line. On the second drive of the third quarter, Hyde saw a red zone carry on 1st-and-goal at the eight-yard line. He was stuffed on the play. He bounced back on the next possession, ripping off an 11-yard carry and finishing off the drive with a one-yard touchdown run. He showed a great second effort on the run to power his way over the goal line. Hyde was not finished there, however, as he came back in the fourth quarter to score again. At first, it appeared he had a 16-yard touchdown run but that was nullified by an illegal block in the back penalty against Jarvis Landry. Hyde wound up getting his touchdown, anyway, as he powered in another one-yard score shortly after the penalty. The presence of Mayfield represents a positive for Hyde and his rest of season outlook.
2018 Week 2 vs NO (16 / 43 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
Hyde saw a heavy workload early in the game as the Browns ran often to try to keep the ball out of the hands of Drew Brees. Hyde saw 10 of his 16 rushing attempts in the first half, although he mostly struggled to get much going, picking up just 23 yards in the first two quarters. He caught just one pass, a dump-off at the line of scrimmage. He was able to turn that into a seven-yard gain. The Browns went away from the run a bit in the second half, although Hyde was his most productive during that time. The Browns called his number twice at the goal line on their scoring drive in the third quarter. He was stuffed on the first carry but he punched in a touchdown from the one-yard line on the ensuing play. Unlike his days as a 49er, the Browns are not using Hyde as a pass-catcher in their offense, which will limit his weekly upside. He still remains the team's preferred goal line running back.
2018 Week 1 vs PIT (22 / 62 / 1 rush, 2 / 1 / 3 / 0 rec)
For the most part, Hyde struggled to get much going on the ground. He spent much of the afternoon getting tackled at or near the line of scrimmage. His best series came when the Browns went extremely run-heavy in the first drive of the third quarter. Hyde ripped off runs of nine, 12, and six yards to power his team down into the red zone. In all, the Browns ran on nine straight plays on that series. Hyde later scored a one-yard touchdown after a Cleveland interception put him in excellent scoring position. Hyde continues to operate as the team's clear lead back on early downs. He lost just three carries to rookie Nick Chubb in the game. Hyde was only targeted twice in the passing game and doesn't appear to be a big part of the team's plans in that phase of the game.
Latest NewsBrowns | Carlos Hyde held in check (Sun Oct 14, 05:04 PM) - Cleveland Browns RB Carlos Hyde rushed for 34 yards on 14 carries against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 6. Our View: Hyde was ineffective and one has to wonder when the Browns will start giving Nick Chubb more looks. Next week against the Bucs will be a poor outlook for Hyde even if he gets the vast majority of the carries again.
link to story Browns | Carlos Hyde staying active near goal line (Sun Oct 14, 01:30 AM) - Cleveland Browns RB Carlos Hyde has nine carries inside the 5 through five games, trailing only the Los Angeles Rams' Todd Gurley (10) for the most in the league. link to story Browns | Carlos Hyde held out of end zone (Sun Oct 7, 05:41 PM) - Cleveland Browns RB Carlos Hyde rushed 17 times for a game-high 63 yards in Week 5 against the Baltimore Ravens and he added two grabs for 14 yards on three targets. Our View: Hyde was still the starter and carried the load, and he was still underwhelming. He'll be tough to trust as more than a flex against the Chargers with the door still open for Nick Chubb to get more work.
link to story Browns | Carlos Hyde looks to keep streak alive (Sat Oct 6, 05:25 PM) - Cleveland Browns RB Carlos Hyde heads into the Week 5 game against the Baltimore Ravens as the only running back in the NFL to have a rushing touchdown in all four games. Our View: Hyde will lead the way for the Browns on the ground once again. However, with the emergence of rookie Nick Chubb last week (2 rushing touchdowns) perhaps we'll see more of a RBBC approach. We like Hyde as a low-end RB2 or flex play in Week 5 while Chubb is still more of a 'what the heck' flex for Fantasy GMs.
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