By Mike Tagliere (FantasyPros), Thu, Oct 29th 2020, 8:55am EDT
This is certainly a situation to monitor as the week goes on, as we're hearing that Hyde is dealing with a hamstring injury. If he's not able to go, Dallas would have the backfield practically all to himself, as Carson is out for a few weeks and Travis Homer has a bone bruise on his knee. It's not the greatest week to walk into a workhorse role, as the 49ers have allowed a league-low 0.67 PPR points per opportunity to running backs this year. There's been just one running back who's totaled more than 63 yards on the ground against the 49ers, and it was Darrell Henderson, who totaled 88 yards and failed to hit 10 PPR points. They've allowed the fifth-fewest fantasy points on the ground to running backs and that's despite not having their bye week out of the way. The 5.70 yards per target is right around the league average, which does benefit Dallas, whose receiving abilities are one of the better parts of his game. There has been just one running back who's finished better than RB17 against the 49ers, so even in a workhorse role, either of these running backs will be nothing more than a low-end RB2. If Hyde is held out, Dallas would be someone to start because he'd be locked into 15-plus touches. I'll be coming back later in the week (by Saturday morning the latest) to update my projections on these two backs as we get more information.