As bleak as it looked for the Texans when Lamar Miller shredded his knee during a preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys, that didn't spell the end of their running game. The Texans traded for running back Carlos Hyde from the Kansas City Chiefs in exchange for offensive lineman Martinas Rankin. The powerful presence of Hyde provided a tackle-breaker with some burst in the open field that made up for the loss of Miller. Hyde rushed for a career-high 1,070 yards while playing for his fourth NFL team in a year. He averaged 4.4 yards per run and broke some long runs when he wasn't plowing into the line of scrimmage. Hyde faced a lot of stacked fronts, but managed to remain durable and productive.
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