The San Francisco 49ers lost to the Indianapolis Colts 26 -23 in Week 5. The last time the 49ers beat a team not named the Rams was December 6th, 2015 against the Chicago Bears. Poor coaching and lack of talent are obvious blames, but if there has been a player when healthy who it's hard to blame it's Carlos Hyde. Carlos Hyde this season before Week 5 against the Colts was averaging 5.0 YPC.
Kyle Shanahan: Playing Matt Breida over Carlos Hyde had nothing to do with Hyde’s hip. “It was just about trying to go with the hot hand.”— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoNBCS) October 9, 2017
Why on earth are the 49ers going with the "hot hand" approach? Am I the only one who doesn't understand why Kyle Shanahan has been anointed an offensive guru? In 10 seasons he has only three years where his teams were top 10 in points scored. Six of the 10 years his offenses were not even in the Top 20.
Let me take a deep breath and relax. I am writing this article to help out whoever owns Carlos Hyde in fantasy football this season. I will say that Carlos Hyde was one of my biggest busts entering the season because of the bad offense and over hype of Shanahan. But for those of you that didn't listen to me or never saw the numerous articles I wrote, hopefully, I can help you know.
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Even though Matt Breida led the team in attempts and yards in Week 5, he won't be the lead running back going forward. I like the talent of Breida but he isn't an every-down running back like Hyde. After a poor game against a team like the Colts, Hyde's value isn't very high so I wouldn't recommend trading him. As for buying low on him, I wouldn't recommend that either. The 49ers offense isn't good and Hyde has dealt with injuries in the past. If you have him bite the bullet and cross your fingers. But to answer the original question is Hyde still the starter, the answer is yes.
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