Micah Hyde
Micah Hyde
27-Year-Old SafetyS
Buffalo Bills
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Free-agent signees are often decent contributors but overpaid. Hyde is one of the few examples of a new environment leading to a surge in production and great value for his new team. In his first year in Buffalo, his 82 tackles and five picks helped fuel the Bills to their first playoff appearance since the 1999 season. It bears noting that in his first four years in the league, Hyde never had more than 59 tackles or three interceptions, so the spike in 2017 could be a mirage. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a five-year, $30.5 million contract with the Bills in March of 2017.
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SBuffalo Bills
October 12, 2018
Hyde practiced fully Friday for the first time since injuring his groin in Week 4 and does not have an injury status for Sunday's game in Houston, the Bills' official site reports.
ANALYSIS
Hyde will resume his starting safety role next to Jordan Poyer. The Buffalo secondary, which has played extremely well going back to last season, gets a good challenge this week against Deshaun Watson and the wideout trio of DeAndre Hopkins, Will Fuller and Keke Coutee, a group that's been moving the ball all season long.
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Depth Chart Status
Snap Counts
  • 2018 Defensive Snaps:
    270
  • 2018 Special Teams Snaps:
    24
 
Def Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2016
821
229
2017
1065
82
2018
270
24
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other Ss)

Height:   6' 0"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   197 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.56 sec
ELITE
Shuttle Time:   4.20 sec
ELITE
Cone Drill:   6.78 sec
ELITE
Arm Length:   31.50 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.38 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   33 in
ELITE
Broad Jump:   121 in
ELITE
Bench Press:   12 reps
TERRIBLE
Buffalo Bills Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
Doubtful
Out
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
Hyde's projection is a difficult one because he will likely be playing a new position in Buffalo, where he signed in free agency after serving primarily as a nickel/slot corner type with Green Bay the last four years. A college corner before that, Hyde as a pure safety is a relatively new idea. But Buffalo signed him to be one, so safety-like production should be expected. That means a likely new career high in tackles after previously setting a mark of 60. At a totally different position, there's a good chance Hyde bests that mark by 1.5 times.
Though primarily operating as a free safety in Dom Capers' 3-4 scheme thus far into his career, Hyde has also been worked in at strong safety over the course of the offseason as well. Heightened versatility only bodes well for Hyde's playing time prospects, but he flashes little-to-none IDP appeal in 2016.
Hyde shined in a utility role for the Packers last season, starting 12 games in the defensive backfield and taking two punts back for touchdowns while serving as the Packers' punt returner. He will be the Packers' nickel back in 2015, but tallied 59 tackles last year and is the rare defensive back who returns punts, making him a sneaky option in IDP leagues.
Hyde took on a big role in the return game for the Packers in 2013, with 531 kick return yards and 296 punt return yards. He has moved to safety after playing cornerback last season, and will get the first shot at the starting free safety spot despite the Packers' selection of fellow safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix in the first round of this year's draft.
Hyde, selected in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL Draft out of Iowa, will compete for playing time as a reserve cornerback in training camp.
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Working with first team Thursday
SBuffalo Bills
Groin
October 11, 2018
Hyde (groin) was spotted practicing with the first-time defense Thursday, Joe Buscaglia of WKBW.com reports.
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Slated for limited practice Wednesday
SBuffalo Bills
Groin
October 10, 2018
Hyde (groin) will be a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports.
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Inactive for Week 5
SBuffalo Bills
Groin
October 7, 2018
Hyde (groin) will not suit up for Sunday's game against the Titans, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.
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Misses Friday's practice
SBuffalo Bills
Groin
October 5, 2018
Hyde (groin) missed practice for the third straight day Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Titans, the Bills' official site reports.
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Misses Thursday's practice
SBuffalo Bills
Groin
October 4, 2018
Hyde (groin) did not practice for the second straight day Thursday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.
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