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Carlos Hyde: Early waiver wire option in Week 8

Carlos Hyde is a waiver wire quarterback worth keeping an eye on ahead of Week 8.

Carlos Hyde of the Seattle Seahawks runs with the ball in the second quarter against the New England Patriots at CenturyLink Field on September 20, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images

Monday update: Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports Monday that an MRI has confirmed a mid-foot sprain for RB Chris Carson. He is considered week-to-week, bumping Carlos Hyde on the list of Week 8 waiver wire priorities. Pete Carroll is #LettingRussCook, but Hyde is still all-but a lock for 12 to 15 touches per game in Carson’s absence.

Carlos Hyde is typically a backup for the Seattle Seahawks but he saw more touches than usual after Chris Carson suffered a foot injury against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 7. Hyde tallied 78 rushing yards and a score on 15 attempts. He also caught three passes for eight yards.

Hyde split touches with Travis Homer following Carson’s injury. Homer only notched three carries for 10 yards and could become more involved in Week 8 should Carson not be available in Week 8. DeeJay Dallas was used sparingly in the passing game

Carson suffered a mid-foot sprain, and an MRI will help determine how much time he might miss. If he is going miss any time, the path is clear for Hyde to take on a feature back role. Seattle is anchored by its dynamic passing attack but Hyde could be a viable waiver wire pickup ahead of Week 8. Hyde is only rostered in 5 percent of ESPN fantasy football leagues and could could exceed 15 carries in his next appearance. He rushed for 1,000 yards with the Houston Texans in 2019 and is capable of carrying a heavy workload.

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