Hyde toted the rock 15 times for 90 yards and a pair of touchdowns in a 34-13 win over the Rams on Sunday. He added two catches (four targets) for 10 receiving yards. Hyde saved his best fantasy performance of the season for last, taking advantage of an already-porous Rams run defense that was without Aaron Donald and several other imposing presences in the middle of their unit. This was the first time the veteran reached the combined 100-yard mark since Week 10, and it was his first multi-score contest since accomplishing the feat against the Redskins back in Week 6. The 26-year-old will miss the 1,000-yard plateau yet again (940 rushing yards) after falling short by 12 yards in 2016, but his career-high 350 receiving yards off an unexpected 88 targets produced what was arguably his most fantasy-friendly campaign to date. Assuming the 49ers don't work out an extension, Hyde will hit the open market this offseason in the prime of his career. He did yeoman's work behind one of the league's inferior offensive lines and with three different quarterbacks under center, so a change of scenery could potentially boost his value if he can avoid a committee situation. Even if he were to remain in San Francisco, the case could be made that a full season with the impressive Jimmy Garoppolo would be a boon to his value regardless.
Hyde ran for 54 yards and one touchdown on 21 carries against Jacksonville on Sunday, adding three receptions for 19 yards. Backup Matt Breida was more explosive than Hyde, totaling 74 yards and a touchdown on just 11 carries, but Hyde's 21 carries are a reassuring indication that Breida is still viewed as a complementary runner behind Hyde's workhorse role. Hyde gets a shot next week at a Rams defense that's generally been vulnerable on the ground this year, and his offense as a whole is constantly looking brighter under the direction of Jimmy Garoppolo.
Hyde carried 16 times for 25 yards and caught both his targets for an additional 14 yards during Sunday's 25-23 win over the Titans. Hyde faced a tough matchup on paper, but his miserable 1.6 yards per carry were a bit of a surprise considering how effectively his team was able to move the ball. His long gain went for just eight yards in this one as he tied his second-lowest output of the season. Hyde figures to benefit in the long term from the acquisition of Jimmy Garoppolo, but he has just 3.3 yards per carry on 47 totes since the latter took over. He'll face a challenge as he tries to get going next week against the tough Jaguars defense.
Hyde rushed 14 times for 78 yards and a touchdown while failing to haul in his lone target in Sunday's 26-16 win over Houston. The highlight of Hyde's afternoon was his first touchdown since Week 6. He was originally bottled up down the middle on that play, but bounced it outside for a two-yard score to make it 10-3 just before the two-minute warning in the first half. San Francisco has won consecutive road games with Jimmy Garoppolo under center, so Hyde's workload should remain lofty at home next week against the Titans.
Hyde rushed 17 times for 54 yards and added 12 more while catching three of five pass attempts in Sunday's 15-14 victory over the Bears. While it was hoped that a change at quarterback might mean improved production from Hyde, such was not the case in Jimmy Garoppolo's first start for San Francisco. It was the 26-year-old's sixth straight contest without a touchdown and second straight with fewer than 70 total yards. To make matters worse, Matt Breida also saw 12 carries and nearly equaled Hyde's output with 45 yards. No matter who is under center in Week 14, the former Buckeye faces a tough Houston run defense and will be difficult to trust as much more than a flex option.
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