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Tue, 10 Mar 2015 11:06:35 -0700
San Francisco 49ers RB Carlos Hyde is the projected lead back for 2015, with impending free-agent RB Frank Gore expected to leave. RB Kendall Hunter (knee) will be returning from an anterior cruciate ligament injury in his knee. Hyde averaged 4.0 yards per carry while rushing for 333 yards in his rookie season in 2014, but he also suffered a sprained ankle in Week 15. Hyde's four rushing touchdowns tied him for the team lead with Gore.
Fantasy Tip: Hyde should be an intriguing fantasy football option as a potential RB2 with upside. However, the uncertainty surrounding the Niners' offense during a regime change can't go unnoticed. How will the power-run game be influenced now that offensive coordinator Greg Roman is gone? With that said, make sure not to overpay for Hyde's services.
Mon, 03 Nov 2014 14:29:04 -0800
San Francisco 49ers RB Kendall Hunter signed a one-year contract extension Monday, Nov. 3. Financial terms were undisclosed.
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 15:00:28 -0700
San Francisco 49ers RB Kendall Hunter (knee) cleared waivers Tuesday, Aug. 5, and was placed on Reserve/Injured.
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 14:31:06 -0700
The San Francisco 49ers placed RB Kendall Hunter (knee) on no-recall waivers with a waived/injured designation Monday, Aug. 4.
Fantasy Tip: This gives a bump in value to Carlos Hyde, who is now the team's backup running back.
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 18:44:16 -0700
San Francisco 49ers RB Kendall Hunter (knee) is entering the final year of his current contract, but general manager Trent Baalke said the team would like to re-sign him.
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 10:18:57 -0700
Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers RB Kendall Hunter (knee) tore his anterior cruciate ligament during the Friday, July 25, practice, according to a source. Hunter will subsequently miss the entire 2014 season.
Fantasy Tip: It's a good blow to the team's backfield as Hunter was their backup behind RB Frank Gore. Now RB Carlos Hyde could receive some additional playing time with RB LaMichael James also in the mix.
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:10:55 -0700
San Francisco 49ers RB Kendall Hunter (knee) suffered a knee injury during practice Friday, July 25. He was able to walk off the field on his own and did not appear to have a limp.
Sun, 20 Jul 2014 21:00:39 -0700
San Francisco 49ers RB LaMichael James could have trouble making the roster this year, according to ESPN.com's Bill Williamson. Williamson believes RB Frank Gore, RB Carlos Hyde, RB Marcus Lattimore, RB Kendall Hunter and FB Bruce Miller will make the roster.
Wed, 25 Jun 2014 18:37:59 -0700
The San Francisco 49ers may consider RB Kendall Hunter as their No. 2 running back at this point, because they know he does well in pass protection and blitz pickup. The team has not seen RB Carlos Hyde and RB Marcus Lattimore in pads at this point and is not sure about their pass protection skills.
Sat, 26 Apr 2014 17:30:47 -0700
San Francisco 49ers RB Marcus Lattimore is expected to compete with RBs Kendall Hunter and LaMichael James this upcoming season.
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