Hyde carried the ball 14 times for 34 yards and caught four passes for another 18 yards, but also lost a fumble Sunday against the Panthers.
The 49ers elected to bring in fellow running back Shaun Draughn as a change-of-pace option several times throughout the contest, stealing nine carries from Hyde. Both Hyde and Draughn struggled to get anything going on the ground however, and the fact that the team was playing from behind all day didn't help. Hyde's lost fumble likely cost him a number of snaps as punishment, but it shouldn't affect his role as the clear-cut starter moving forward, unless it becomes a week-to-week issue. He'll have another tough matchup Week 3 against the Seahawks.
Hyde rushed 23 times for 88 yards and two touchdowns in Monday's win over the Rams.
Hyde went into a matchup against a tough Los Angeles defense and came out with a strong fantasy performance. He only averaged 3.8 yards per carry, but showed his strength by grinding out positive gains on several plays where he was met at or behind the line of scrimmage. He also received 23 of San Francisco's 33 running back carries, reinforcing that he will be the workhorse in Chip Kelly's offense. Hyde had a strong performance in Week 1 last season before fizzling out and going down to injury. While that remains a risk this year due to the the 49ers' lackluster passing game, an improved offensive line and defensive unit could keep games close and Hyde involved in the gameplan. Next week will be a true barometer for Hyde's value when the 49ers head into Carolina to take on a daunting Panthers unit.
Hyde (concussion) practiced fully Thursday, Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area reports.
With the concussion protocol in the rearview mirror, Hyde can turn his focus to the regular season opener, when he'll handle the bulk of the work out of the 49ers' backfield. Head coach Chip Kelly's uptempo style should be a boon to Hyde's number of touches on a weekly basis.
Hyde (concussion) practiced without a no-contact jersey Thursday, Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group reports.
This isn't to say that Hyde has been cleared from the concussion protocol, but one day removed from wearing such a jersey, it's as good of a sign as any. With the release of the 49ers' first injury report of the season at some point Thursday, his activity level should signify whether that has come to pass.
|6||10/16/16||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 8|
|10||11/13/16||@ ARI||4:25 pm|
|12||11/27/16||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
|13||12/4/16||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
|15||12/18/16||@ ATL||4:05 pm|
|16||12/24/16||@ LAR||4:25 pm|
|2014||San Francisco 49ers||14||0||83||333||4.0||28||4||1||16|
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||7||7||115||470||4.1||22||3||1||25|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||2||2||37||122||3.3||18||2||0||7|
|2014||San Francisco 49ers||14||0||12||68||5.7||16||0||0||0||3|
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||7||7||11||53||4.8||11||0||0||0||4|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||2||2||5||23||4.6||13||0||0||0||1|
|2014||San Francisco 49ers||14||11||268||24.4||30||0||0|
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||7||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||2||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2014||San Francisco 49ers||14||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2015||San Francisco 49ers||7||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2016||San Francisco 49ers||2||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|