2015 Outlook: When the 49ers didn't re-sign RB Frank Gore, it became clear they'd rely on Hyde to be their leading man this season. Sure, Reggie Bush is on hand, but his playmaking ability waned in 2014, and he's a crummy bet to stay healthy. This is Mr. Hyde's show now, and considering the Niners made an annual habit of giving Gore 250-plus carries, a big workload awaits the beefy second-year back. But how good is San Francisco's O-line, which dropped off in 2014 and just lost All-Pro G Mike Iupati? If the team is headed for a major decline post-Jim Harbaugh, even a talented young RB like Hyde might get caught up in the mess.
2015 Outlook: The bottom dropped out for Bush in 2014. After three seasons of proving he had some feature back in him, he struggled all year with an ankle injury and fell far behind Joique Bell as the Lions' lead runner. Now 30, Bush will play the upcoming season in San Francisco, where Carlos Hyde is an obvious choice to dominate RB touches. Bush will seek to establish himself as a pass catcher out of the backfield, but he probably isn't even a perfect handcuff for Hyde, given the presence of rookie Mike Davis. Bush isn't likely to be a week-to-week fantasy factor.