Friday, December 30, 2016, 6:42pm
Carlos Hyde is just 12 rushing yards from the first 1,000-yard season of his career.
And he might not get there.
The 49ers’ running back left in the fourth quarter of the 49ers’ 22-21 win over the Rams on Saturday when cornerback E.J. Gaines slammed into his left knee after he caught a short pass. Hyde lost a fumble on the play and it initially appeared he might have suffered a horrific injury.
As the story said, Hyde was able to walk to the locker room, with just a slight limp, and he was hopeful that the MRI exam he’ll have Sunday will provide good news. He didn’t rule out playing in the season finale against the Seahawks next Sunday. Obviously we can't take a players optimism too seriously. With a week to go and the season lost, there isn't much reason to play Hyde if he's not 100-percent. Harris played well with Hyde out earlier this season, but Draughn and Davis could also figure in should Hyde miss time.
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Davis, Harris and Draughn likely split this workload. Last week Harris got 13 touches while Davis had seven and Draughn six.
Friday, November 4, 2016, 6:47pm
49ers RB Carlos Hyde (shoulder, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 9. Hyde has a sprained AC joint, apparently. He’s been practicing in a non-contact jersey this week and has been noncommittal about his status. If he’s out, DuJuan Harris (13 touches last week), Mike Davis (7 touches) and Shaun Draughn (6 touches) would form a committee against the Saints. Harris seems to be the best bet for work if Hyde is out. The 49ers play late on Sunday.
Thursday, November 3, 2016, 6:12pm
49ers RB Carlos Hyde (shoulder) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Hyde has a sprained AC joint, apparently. He’s been practicing in a non-contact jersey this week and has been noncommittal about his status. If he’s out, DuJuan Harris (13 touches last game), Mike Davis (7 touches) and Shaun Draughn (6 touches) would form a committee against the Saints.
Friday, October 21, 2016, 6:26pm
49ers RB Carlos Hyde (shoulder, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 7. On the season, Shaun Draughn has 26 carries to Mike Davis’s 10, though Davis has out-carried Draughn by a 7-to-3 margin in the last two games, so we believe Davis will be the lead back. Draughn should fill in on third downs, but it should be noted that Davis saw three targets in Week 6, while Draughn only saw one. Davis has a 1.8 YPC on the year, while Draughn isn’t much better (2.1 YPC). Draughn had a decent fantasy stretch late last season (averaging 73 total yards in a six-game stretch), but he didn’t run the ball particularly well during that span (3.5 YPC). The 49ers have a Week 8 bye, so it’s possible that Hyde returns in Week 9 against the Saints.
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