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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

2018 FANTASY FOOTBALL WEEK 2 ISSUES: NO COMMITTEE FOR CARLOS HYDE

As 2018 fantasy football drafts were just getting underway this past summer, I went on record saying how Cleveland Browns running back Carlos Hyde was shaping up as an excellent value play given my belief about how talks of a three-headed committee involving he, rookie Nick Chubb, and pass-catching back Duke Johnson Sr. were overblown.  I felt the Browns singing Hyde to a sizable free agent contract suggested they wanted him to be the primary runner and coming off a terrific 2017 where he showed decent improvement both in running and catching the football, reduced draft ADP was presenting the guy as someone well worth investing in.  Fast forward to present day and everything I said about Hyde over the summer came to fruition in Week 1 as the breakout in carries came out looking as follows:

Hyde:  22 carries for 62 yards and 1 TD
Chubb:  3 carries for 21 yards
Johnson Sr.:  5 carries for 17 yards

As you can see, it was pretty much Hyde dominating carries as Chubb and Johnson Sr. both made cameo appearances toting the football.  While Hyde was not great in terms of average, he picked up where he left off in terms of dominating touches in the preseason as well which means he is the guy to own and carries firm RB 2 value in all fantasy football leagues for the time being.  Now Hyde should be treated as such going in Week 2 and he should even see an uptick in receptions as well given the gains he made in that area last season.  So while Hyde won't win you any leagues by any means, he surely looks like someone who can do his part in claiming your league title. 


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