Hyde registered 72 tackles, two passes defensed, one interception, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery in 16 regular-season games in 2019. Hyde may actually be better in real life than in fantasy, as he seldom gets beat for a deep play and works with teammate Jordan Poyer to regularly out-scheme the opponent -- the two often switch up coverage based on what they see at the line of scrimmage. Buffalo has had a top pass defense ever since Hyde united with Poyer three seasons ago, and the duo is signed and will be at it again next season. Unfortunately for his IDP value, other safeties simply get more stops -- while Hyde is a consistent source of turnovers, he doesn't get enough to close the gap on the 100-tackle guys. If you have to choose between Buffalo's two study safeties, Poyer and his higher tackle totals is usually the better route.
Hyde led the Bills with 10 tackles and added a forced fumble during Thursday's win at Dallas. Hyde was shaken up briefly in the first half but returned shortly thereafter and played a spectacular game as the Bills upset the Cowboys. The veteran safety now has 56 tackles, two passes defensed, two forced fumbles and an interception on the season.
Hyde made nine tackles (five solo) during Sunday's 24-9 win over Washington. Hyde notched his highest single-game tackle total of the season versus Washington's run-happy offense. The starting free safety normally has capped IDP value due to lacking tackle volume, but he's averaged seven stops per game since Buffalo's bye in Week 6.
Hyde notched five solo tackles during Sunday's win over the Dolphins. Hyde also returned an onside kick for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter, securing Buffalo's win over Miami. The 28-year-old plays a key role in the Bills' secondary, but his low weekly tackle totals -- his game high is five this season -- prevent him from possessing as much upside in IDP formats as fellow Bills safety Jordan Poyer.
Hyde (neck) participated fully and didn't require a noncontact jersey in practice Sunday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports. Hyde sat out of Thursday's preseason opener against the Colts. The 28-year-old sported a noncontact jersey in practice Friday. Now fully healthy, Hyde is set for a starting role in Buffalo's secondary.