Hyde rushed eight times for 44 yards and wasn't targeted in the passing game in Sunday's 20-16 loss to Pittsburgh. Hyde and T.J. Yeldon (seven touches) split the leftovers behind Leonard Fournette (30 touches). Jacksonville led 16-0 in this one and went about as run-heavy as possible, so it was discouraging to see Hyde fail to make much happen despite favorable game flow. He's a great insurance option, but Hyde's touches likely will remain limited as long as Fournette remains healthy. Don't bank on much from Hyde against the Bills in Week 12.
Hyde had three carries for five yards in Sunday's 29-26 loss to the Colts. Hyde didn't touch the ball until the third quarter as it became quite clear Leonard Fournette was having no issues with his previously injured hamstring. Fournette had 24 carries for 53 yards and five receptions for 56 yards and two total touchdowns Sunday. T.J. Yeldon also saw only three carries but had five receptions for 51 yards and should remain somewhat relevant as a passing-down running back for the Jaguars. Contrarily, Hyde's fantasy value for the rest of the season is likely to be fully dependent on the health of Leonard Fournette.
Hyde, who nearly played in Sunday's 20-7 loss to Houston, believes he'll be a perfect fit in the Jacksonville offense, John Oehser of the Jaguars' official website reports. Hyde pushed for an active status just two days after being acquired, but the Jaguars decided to hold him out and wait until Week 8. The 28-year-old now seems likely to split work with T.J. Yeldon during Sunday's game against the Eagles in London, taking on a defense that has limited running backs to 55.3 rushing yards per game and just two touchdowns through seven weeks. The Jaguars are hopeful top running back Leonard Fournette (hamstring) can return after a Week 9 bye, at which point Hyde's fantasy value would likely take a hit.
Hyde is inactive for Sunday's game against the Texans. Hyde was just acquired by the Jaguars on Friday, so he'll sit this one out. The veteran back will look to gain added familiarity with the team's playbook in the coming days, with an eye toward working in tandem with T.J. Yeldon in Week 8, assuming Leonard Fournette (hamstring) sits out next weekend's game against the Eagles as expected.
Hyde, who was acquired from the Browns on Friday, could make his Jaguars debut Sunday against the Texans, though he would likely only take the field for a small package of plays in such a scenario, James Palmer of NFL Network reports. After arriving in Jacksonville late Friday, Hyde took part in a team walk-through session Saturday after completing his physical. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network relays that Hyde received a "crash course" on the Jaguars' playbook at that time, which could set the running back up for a small role in Week 7. If that's the case, it likely wouldn't be enough for Hyde to make for a worthy lineup option in most leagues this week, but he could see his role grow in Week 8 against the Eagles once he has time to gain more familiarity with Jacksonville's offensive sets. T.J. Yeldon is thus expected to retain duties as the Jaguars' primary back for one more game, though both he and Hyde could take more of a back seat in the game plans if Leonard Fournette (hamstring) is cleared to return to action coming out of Jacksonville's Week 9 bye.
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