RB Carlos Hyde - Houston Texans
|6-0, 235||Born: 9-20-1991||College: Ohio State||Drafted: Round 2, pick 2014|
Week 14: vs Denver Broncos
FBG says: Neutral matchup. The Texans rushing offense has been a top tier group for most of this season, ranking seventh in the league with 129.8 rushing yards per game. Last week, however, was one of their worst showings of the season as Carlos Hyde was held to just 17 yards from 10 attempts while Duke Johnson gained 36 rushing yards from nine attempts. The workload split between Hyde and Johnson was as close as it has been this year, but that mainly came from a pass-heavy game script with the Texans trying to keep up with New England. Hyde has dominated this backfield all year, averaging 4.6 yards per rush attempt and a steady 71.1 rushing yards per game. While last week was his worst game of the season, Hyde will continue to give this Texans backfield the best chance at success as he has shown the ability to shoulder the majority of this workload with relative ease and a high ceiling. Johnson has yet to see double-digit carries or more than 60 rushing yards this season, so his upside will remain limited barring a Hyde injury. Deshaun Watson has been quiet on the ground in recent weeks with fewer than 15 rushing yards in three straight games after exceeding 30 rushing yards in five straight outings from Week 5 to Week 9. Denver's defense has been pretty strong against the run for most of this season, allowing an opposing running back to exceed 85 yards just three times. However, two of those games came within the past two weeks as Devin Singletary ran for 106 while Melvin Gordon put up 99 rushing yards last week. Injuries have played a part in their recent lapses against the run, with interior lineman Shelby Harris getting banged up in Week 12 and Von Miller actually missing last week's game with a knee injury. Harris is back on the field, but Miller's status will be worth watching in case he also has to miss this week. If this group can field its entire starting front seven, they should match up well against most rushing offenses in football as they are stacked with talent--notably, linebacker A.J. Johnson who has been playing very well and had another couple of tackles for losses on running plays last week. Looking at quarterbacks, this defense did give up 56 rushing yards to Josh Allen two weeks ago and 34 rushing yards to Jacoby Brissett in Week 8. However, they have played pretty well against other mobile quarterbacks such as Marcus Mariota, Patrick Mahomes, and Aaron Rodgers earlier in the season, and no quarterback has scored a touchdown on this defense to date.
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
2019 Week 13 vs NE (10 / 17 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
Hyde on the field for normal usage, and he was only able to muster 23 total yards on 11 touches the entire game.
2019 Week 12 vs IND (16 / 67 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
The Colts did a solid job of bottling up the running game, but the Texans will run at all costs. Carlos Hyde was used to keep the Colts defense honest, and he finally broke a 33-yard run in the second half that matched their total rushing yards as a team to that point. 67 total rushing yards, Hyde remains the Texans primary running back getting the most touches per game in an explosive offense.
2019 Week 11 vs BAL (9 / 65 / 1 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
From a production standpoint, it was a pretty insignificant day for Hyde until he broke a 41-yard touchdown run late in the game during garbage time. Outside of that long run, Hyde had tough sledding, only rushing for 24 yards on eight carries.
2019 Week 9 vs JAX (19 / 160 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
The day will be clouded with a 58-yard run that Carlos Hyde was free to score but had the ball punched out inside the five-yard line for a fumble. It was the only mistake, a big one, for Hyde on the day who put up 160 rushing yards on the day. In usual Hyde fashion, the Texans continued to pound the rock with Hyde all game, and he was eating up yards at will. The 58-yard run capped off an impressive 100-yard performance, but it would have been even better if he could have scored the touchdown.
2019 Week 8 vs OAK (19 / 83 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
It always seems that Carlos Hyde needs his customary fumble to get going, and it happened again against the Raiders. Hyde only had 25 yards rushing in the first half, but then after a fumble that he recovered on his own, he went to work. Hyde rushed for 58 yards in the second half, including a 20-yard rush after injuries to a key offensive lineman. Hyde carried the offense down into scoring territory for the game-winning touchdown. He continues to be the Texans be running back between the tackles.
2019 Week 7 vs IND (12 / 35 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
It was a slow day for Carls Hyde with the Colts defense shutting him down, running the football. Hyde's longest run of the day was a 10-yard scamper that saw him break tackles and get into the second level. Outside of that run, Hyde was a non-factor for the offense. Hyde also had a drop in the passing game on a key thrid down throw late in the game.
2019 Week 6 vs KC (26 / 116 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 14 / 0 rec)
The Texans wanted to run the football, and Carlos Hyde notched his first 100-yard game in a Texans uniform. Hyde was able to do whatever he wanted on the ground. He helped the Texans close the gap late in the second quarter with a 2-yard touchdown run. His longest run of the game was 26-yards that saw him break multiple tackles including a nice stiff arm to finish the run. Hyde does an excellent job of breaking initial tackles and making sure all of his runs go for positive gains. Hyde also had a reception for 14-yards on a check down. His only issue of the game was fumbling on the first offensive drive of the game. It was Hyde's second fumble in as many weeks.
2019 Week 5 vs ATL (21 / 60 / 1 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
It was another productive day for running back Carlos Hyde who was able to get back into the end zone with a one-yard touchdown run. Hyde was able to cap off a near touchdown from Will Fuller. Hyde's longest run was 14-yards but outside of that is was tough sledding for him. He did have a fumble in the first drive of the game after a Falcons defensive lineman got int he backfield to punch the ball out. Hyde remains the Texans top back to tote the ball
2019 Week 4 vs CAR (12 / 58 / 0 rush, 5 / 4 / 6 / 0 rec)
Carlos Hyde's best run of the day came on what was not a designed run. It was a lateral on a missed pass protection call. Watson was able to find Hyde last minute and hit him for a 25-yard run. Outside of that run, Hyde has been wildly inconsistent running the football compared to the first two weeks of the season. Hyde is giving up on his blocking too quick and not getting downhill as he did in the first two games of the season. Hyde only had 35 yards outside of that 25-yard broken play averaging 3.2 yards per carry.
2019 Week 3 vs LAC (10 / 19 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
It was a slow day for Carlos Hyde and part of it was due to him giving up on his blocking too soon. There were creases for him to work but Hyde was attempting to get to the cut back lanes too quick not following his blocking. Hyde did have a 3-yard touchdown run to get the scoring going for the Texans to start the game.
2019 Week 2 vs JAX (20 / 90 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
When the Texans needed a spark, they turned to Carlos Hyde to handle the run game. 20 carries and the continues to get the bulk of the work in the running game. He had strong runs and no negative runs. Two of Hyde's longest runs of the night were 14 and 11 yards, and on both runs, he finished by running over defenders. The Texans went away from Hyde in the red zone, which is unfortunate with how well that ran the football.
2019 Week 1 vs NO (10 / 83 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 2 / 0 rec)
A surprised in the running game, Carlos Hyde was able to infuse lift into the backfield. Hyde was breaking the first tackle consistently and eating up yards. His longest run was 20-yards and he averaged 8.3 yards a carry. He was productive moving the football and appears to be in line to be the Texans primary ball carrier in the running game.
Latest NewsTexans | Carlos Hyde bottled up (Mon Dec 2, 02:11 AM) - Houston Texans RB Carlos Hyde carried 10 times for 17 yards and caught his only target for five yards in Week 13 versus the New England Patriots. link to story Texans | Carlos Hyde runs for 67 yards (Fri Nov 22, 01:45 AM) - Houston Texans RB Carlos Hyde had 16 carries for 67 yards against the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday, Nov. 21. link to story
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