Carlos Hyde is not a name that many fans talk about at length, but he was able to put up a solid 2019 season with the Houston Texans. Heading into the offseason, many fans thought he would end up back in Houston, but instead he chose to leave town and sign a deal with the Seattle Seahawks.

For those who know anything about the Seahawks' backfield, this was an interesting move for both parties involved. Seattle had a great duo last season in Chris Carson and Rashaad Penny before both players went down with injuries late in the year. To replace them, the Seahawks ended up signing Marshawn Lynch ahead of Week 17.

Looking ahead to the upcoming 2020 NFL season, the Seahawks have a cloudy situation in their backfield. Carson is the obvious starter, assuming he is healthy, but there are still quite a few concerns about Penny's health. That is why the move was made to bring in Hyde.

Even though Hyde is a good player and a solid addition, it is difficult to figure out what should be expected from him in 2020. The Seahawks may utilize him heavily, or they might simply view him as a depth addition.

During the 2019 season with the Texans, Hyde ended up carrying the football 245 times for 1,070 yards and six touchdowns. He took over the starting job from Duke Johnson, who had been acquired in a trade with the Cleveland Browns earlier in the offseason.

With that being said, let's dive in and take a look at reasonable expectations for Hyde with the Seahawks in 2020.

What Should Be Expected From Carlos Hyde With Seattle?

The expectations for Hyde should be tempered. He is not going to come in and be the starting workhorse that he was in 2019 with the Texans. More than likely, he will be the backup for Carson until Penny returns to full health.

From a fantasy football perspective, players should steer clear of Hyde this year. There is no reason to believe that he is going to be a major impact player for the Seahawks. He may receive a handful of touches every week, but Carson is a legitimate star and he is going to be the workhorse for Seattle assuming he stays fully healthy.

Predicting statistics for any player is a difficult task, but we'll do our best for Hyde in 2020. It would be reasonable to expect 120 carries for 400 yards and three touchdowns. He may not even end up hitting those numbers, but those stats would be reasonable.

Hyde is still a quality depth piece for a team like the Seahawks. They are covering their bases and making sure that they don't have another late-season scramble to try to find another running back. However, Hyde will not play over either Carson or Penny if both running backs are healthy.

Expect to see him play out his one-year deal with the Seahawks and hit free agency again next offseason. There simply isn't any reason to expect anything major from Hyde in 2020.