Carlos Hyde
Chip Kelly Plans On Using Carlos Hyde In Passing Game (Sergio Estrada/USA TODAY Sports)

Sometimes the best way to gauge a player’s value in fantasy football is by listening to what the coach has to say in OTA’s. As it pertains to Carlos Hyde, it appears Chip Kelly will be using him in a larger role in 2016.

“He’s got really, really good hands,” Kelly said, via the team’s official website. “He made a really nice catch (on Tuesday) in the flats on a difficult throw. It’s interesting from someone that size and that has that skillset as a guy coming out of the backfield. So, it’s certainly something we need to continue to build upon with him.”

The unfortunate news here is if you read between the lines it appears he is going to have Carlos Hyde doing exactly what DeMarco Murray did a year ago. The perfect back for Kelly’s offense has always been the undersized guy who can make cuts and can be productive in the passing game. Hyde will be a player I will absolutely be staying away from in fantasy drafts, nevertheless it seems Hyde seems confident he can find his niche in this mysterious offense.