The Texans acquire their second running back in a month after also acquiring Duke Johnson from the Browns. Houston now has two-back set and Hyde likely takes some work from Johnson, but Johnson should still be the favorite for majority of the work. The fantasy situation in Kansas City clears up as well as Darwin Thompson is now locked in as the backup to Damien Williams and will also receive plenty of work. Time shares may be seen in both places.
HOU RB Carlos Hyde - Week 2 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 2 vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
In his first game with the Texans last Monday in the heartbreaking loss to the Saints, Carlos Hyde got the start and ran well. On 10 carries he registered 83 yards, including some tough rushes in which he ran through would-be tacklers. Despite Duke Johnson collecting more touches, Hyde was used on the early downs while Johnson played more in passing situations. With another week to learn the offense Hyde should be in line for a good outing, especially versus a Jags defense that yielded almost 500 yards to Kansas City in their opener.