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RB Anthony Dixon - Buffalo Bills

6-1, 233Born: 9-24-1987College: Mississippi StateDrafted: Round 6

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Preseason player page

He is listed as probable on this week's official injury report.

News you need to know

General News (Fri Dec 19): practiced fully on Friday and is expected to play this week.

General News (Thu Dec 18): practiced fully on Thursday.

General News (Wed Dec 17): practiced fully on Wednesday.

Week 16: at Oakland Raiders

Mark and Joe say: Neutral matchup. The old war horse Fred Jackson has worked his way back to health, and is now the featured back for the Bills, with 20/71/0 rushing and 3/27/0 receiving during the upset of Green Bay last weekend. This, compared to 6/26/0 rushing and 1/5/0 receiving for Anthony Dixon, and 4/20/0 rushing with 1/40/0 receiving to Bryce Brown's credit, illustrates the lions' share of the work at running back is flowing to Jackson here in December. The Raiders' rush D has averaged 125.4 rushing yards allowed per game (25th in the NFL) and one TD allowed per game (14 given up over 14 contests this year). K.C. managed 27/93/1 rushing vs. Oakland last week; San Francisco had 18/97/0 rushing in the Black Hole two weeks ago. Of late, the Raiders' defensive front is playing with some vigor. Jackson is playing well in his featured role, but he's got an improving defensive front to deal with on Sunday - this looks like a neutral matchup for both sides (neither has a clear edge over the other).

Recent Stats and Projections

12 vs NYJ 12 54 1 1 1 8 0 0
13 vs CLE 6 25 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 at DEN 3 15 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 vs GB 6 26 0 1 1 5 0 0
16 at OAK PROJ-Dodds 4 * * 0 * * *
16 at OAK PROJ-Tremblay 6 * * 0 * * *
16 at OAK PROJ-Bloom 7 * * 0 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 13 vs CLE (6 / 25 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Given a much closer game this Sunday, Anthony Dixon's usage saw a considerable drop as he only carried the ball six times and only once in the first half. Exhibiting that same powerful, straight-line running style, Dixon's long of eight yards was an ankle tackle away from being a much bigger gain. Dixon cut backside and burst into the second level, but Jim Leonhard was able to clip enough of his foot to trip Dixon up. Had Dixon stayed upright, there was plenty of open space to graze on.

2014 Week 14 vs DEN (3 / 15 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Not the pass catcher Jackson and Bryce Brown are, nor a game breaker; Anthony Dixon was limited to three carries including a long of 11 yards. As per usual, Dixon worked between the tackles on the all three carries but lacked the opportunity to mount much in terms of production because of game flow.

2014 Week 15 vs GB (6 / 26 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)

Anthony Dixon was second on the team in carries and again provided that bruising style as he smashed his way between the tackles. Dixon's long went for eight yards and was the standard, straight-forward blast Bills fans have become accustomed to. Later in the drive, Dixon used that same power to pick up three yards on a pivotal 3rd and 1. Dixon had a near disaster late as he was able to recover his own fumble on the Bills final drive that would have given the Packers the ball deep in Buffalo territory whilst they clung to a single score lead. Dixon also caught one pass, a short dump off over the middle for five yards.


Latest News

Bills | Friday practice report for Week 16 (Fri Dec 19, 02:50 PM) - Buffalo Bills RB Anthony Dixon (chest) fully practiced Friday, Dec. 19 and is probable. CB Stephon Gilmore (shoulder), TE Chris Gragg (knee), S Da'Norris Searcy (hamstring), WR Marcus Thigpen (foot), S Duke Williams (concussion) and DE Jarius Wynn (knee) all were limited in practice and are probable.

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Bills | Anthony Dixon a full go (Thu Dec 18, 04:35 PM) - Buffalo Bills RB Anthony Dixon (chest) practiced in full for the second straight day Thursday, Dec. 18.

Our View: Dixon won't be much of a force this week, any more than he has in previous weeks. Even against Oakland, we see him as no more than a RB6.
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Bills | Anthony Dixon takes part in practice (Wed Dec 17, 04:10 PM) - Buffalo Bills RB Anthony Dixon (chest) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 17.

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