Shaun Draughn expected to start-- Sun Jan 1 7:00 am --
49ers RB gets opportunity in season finale
Shaun Draughn is in line for his seventh career start on Sunday when the 49ers close out the regular season against the Seattle Seahawks at Leviís Stadium. Hyde is out with a MCL sprain of his left knee.(CSN Bay Area)
FF Today's Take:It's tough to get excited about Draughn considering DuJuan Harris will likely see action as well and the matchup against the Seahawks isn't promising. Draughn will be a volume-based Flex option in Week 17.
Torn MCL for Hyde creates opportunity for Draughn-- Mon Dec 26 11:00 am --
Draughn and DuJuan Harris should share the load in Week 17
Carlos Hyde had the medial collateral ligament in his left knee severely sprained in Saturdayís win at Los Angeles, a league source said. ESPN first reported the MCL injury Sunday, characterizing it as a tear.(San Jose Mercury News)
FF Today's Take:Shaun Draughn (16 touches) got the majority of work Saturday once Hyde exited the game and should get the start Week 17 against the Seahawks. It's less than ideal matchup making him more of a flex consideration in the season finale.
Gametime decision for Carlos Hyde-- Sun Nov 6 8:30 am --
FF Today's Take:Hyde has been on the wrong side of the questionable tag all week and it seems to be a longshot for him to suit up. If the doesn't play, we could see a three-man committee of DuJuan Harris, Mike Davis and Shaun Draughn at running back for the 49ers with Harris having the most fantasy value.
Carlos Hyde dealing with sprained AC joint-- Thu Nov 3 8:15 pm --
FF Today's Take:Sprained AC joints tend to lead to multi-week absences, so it is likely San Francisco's Week 8 bye didn't give him enough time to heal. OC Curtis Modkins stated earlier in the week that he felt DuJuan Harris "earned more opportunities" after posting 57 total yards on 13 touches in Week 7, so he should be the target for desperate Hyde owners looking for a handcuff. Mike Davis and Shaun Draughn will also steal snaps if Hyde misses this week, making all three backs low-end options at best.
Carlos Hyde still in non-contact jersey-- Thu Nov 3 2:00 pm --
Kelly: Carlos Hyde is still in non-contact jersey, hasn't taken any hits on shoulder. Sunday status TBD, will monitor end of week.(49ers on Twitter)
FF Today's Take:Coming off a bye, most expected Hyde to be ready for Week 9 but as of Thursday his status is in doubt. This may be gamesmanship by the 49ers but Hyde owners should have plan B in place. DuJuan Harris, Mike Davis and Shaun Draughn are next up on the depth chart.