RB Anthony Dixon - Buffalo Bills
|6-1, 233||Born: 9-24-1987||College: Mississippi State||Drafted: Round 6|
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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Tue Oct 6): Dixon might be good for a spot start if Karlos Williams can't play in Week 5 due to a concussion.
General News (Wed Oct 7): will likely be the main running back against the Tennessee Titans in Week 5, according to head coach Rex Ryan
Week 5: at Tennessee Titans
Mark and Joe say: Neutral matchup. The Bills' Karlos Williams handled the lead back duties with some difficulty vs. the Giants, posting 18/40/0 rushing and 3/30/1 receiving against the Giants. So far this season he's racked up 42/226/3 rushing and 5/46/1 receiving filling in for LeSean McCoy as McCoy struggles with a re-injured hamstring (as of midweek it appears there is little chance that McCoy plays here in Week Five). The Titans' rush D gave up 30/116/1 to the Browns' attack two games back, and followed up with 23/133/2 allowed to the Colts' rushers during Week Three. After three games played they are ranked 19th in the NFL averaging 113.7 rushing yards allowed per contest, with three rushing scores handed out. This is a neutral matchup for the Bills' back.
Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2015 Week 4 vs NYG (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 20 / 0 rec)
Dixon did not receive any carries but was targeted three times as the Bills attempted to come back from an early deficit. Once while in space, Dixon hurdled a defender and gained a few extra yards. While Dixon seems to have the second running back spot locked down until LeSean McCoy comes back, Karlos Williams is the much better player and will receive the vast majority of the snaps.
2015 Week 3 vs MIA (5 / -1 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
The third running back on the depth chart did nothing to change opinions on Sunday. He was used occasionally as the Bills took a big lead early and ran often to keep it. While it's not Dixon's fault for getting hit in the backfield with limited attempts, the other backs suffered the same fate yet showed well. Dixon unfortunately did not.
Latest NewsBills | LeSean McCoy, Karlos Williams ruled out (Fri Oct 9, 01:04 PM) - Buffalo Bills RBs LeSean McCoy (hamstring) and Karlos Williams (concussion) both missed practice again Friday, Oct. 9, and have been ruled out for Week 5 against the Tennessee Titans. Our View: Williams is still in the concussion protocol. RB Anthony Dixon is likely to start against the Titans, but RB Dan Herron could see a heavy workload.
link to story Bills | Dan Herron could see significant work (Thu Oct 8, 06:04 PM) - Buffalo Bills RB Anthony Dixon will start in Week 5 against the Tennessee Titans, but RB Dan Herron could see more carries than Dixon in the game. Our View: Fantasy owners should consider Dixon a RB3 and Herron more of a desperation flex.
link to story Bills | Anthony Dixon likely the Week 5 guy (Wed Oct 7, 11:11 AM) - Buffalo Bills RB Anthony Dixon will likely be the main running back against the Tennessee Titans in Week 5, according to head coach Rex Ryan Our View: We see Dixon as an RB3 this week if that is the case. The matchup is OK, but the offensive line and Dixon's own limitations are a concern and give him a lower ceiling than Karlos Williams has.
link to story Bills | Karlos Williams day-to-day (Tue Oct 6, 12:20 PM) - Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills RB Karlos Williams (concussion) is listed as day-to-day and must be cleared from the NFL-mandated concussion protocol before he can play in Week 5 against the Tennessee Titans. Our View: The Bills may turn to Anthony Dixon and Cierre Wood if both Williams and RB LeSean McCoy (hamstring) cannot play this weekend against the Titans. General manager Doug Whaley said the team could sign another runner this week, and they could re-sign RB Bryce Brown, who was released last month.
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