RB Kenneth Dixon - Baltimore Ravens
|5-10, 215||Born: 1-21-1994||College: Louisiana Tech||Drafted: Round 4, pick 2016|
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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Dec 10): Dixon was playing very well against the Chiefs and accounted for the team's rushing score. He is still behind Gus Edwards, but Edwards has been on the injury report and Dixon could earn more work against the Bucs this week, as the team suggested when they said his role should grow.
General News (Mon Dec 10): should expect his role "to grow going forward," according to head coach John Harbaugh.
Week 15: vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
FBG says: Great matchup. The Ravens deserve a lot of credit for rebuilding their run game so effectively on the fly. After watching Alex Collins plod along for two months to no impact, they handed the reins over to powerful rookie runner Gus Edwards and quarterback Lamar Jackson. And the pair has responded fantastically: Edwards is averaging 96 yards per start, powering through clogged lanes and arm tackles. He's slowed down a bit over the last two weeks, He rotates work with Kenneth Dixon, who looks rejuvenated as he works back from injured reserve. He's putting up 4.8 yards a carry and has scored twice over his 3 games back. Most of this unit's improvement has come through the changes in scheme and personnel, but some credit goes to the front line, which has taken a big step forward after a slow start to the year. The Tampa Bay run defense continues to struggle mightily. It's grown steadily worse over the last 2 months; after allowing just 3.5 yards per carry to running backs over the first 5 weeks, they've bloated to 5.6 over the last eight. Personnel is a big reason for the struggles: this is a front seven built to penetrate and rush the passer, not to anchor up the middle, and it shows in the wide gaps this group tends to leave. Quick backs like Joe Mixon (123 yards and 2 touchdowns), Saquon Barkley (142 and 2), and Christian McCaffrey (106 on just 10 attempts) have had little difficulty finding room on the second level. Even with the full tackle rotation healthy and top linebacker Lavonte David back on the field, this is an exploitable unit across the board. There just isn't enough physicality or playmaking up front to slow anyone at the moment.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36
Kenneth Dixon's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2018 Week 14 vs KC (8 / 59 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 21 / 0 rec)
Kenneth Dixon stood out for the second consecutive week and should continue to earn more work going forward. Dixon seems to have surpassed Ty Montgomery on the depth chart with his strong play. Dixon got to the second level untouched running behind Marshal Yanda for 14 yards. Dixon beat an unblocked defender to the edge on his 3 yard touchdown run. Dixon appeared to have his momentum stopped at the line of scrimmage but shrugged off a tackler and ran over another for 15 yards. Dixon worked to get open as Jackson scrambled and Jackson found him wide open for 21 yards. Dixon pinballed his way through the middle of the Chiefs defense on consecutive plays for gains of 8 and 9.
2018 Week 13 vs ATL (8 / 37 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Kenneth Dixon returned to the line up in a complimentary role and looked great. Dixon ran very hard and looked healthy for the first time his season. Dixon looked explosive and strong. Dixon made a catch underneath on a check down from Jackson for 6 yards. Dixon showed impressive leg drive and physicality running inside. Dixon made a man miss on the edge with a nice juke to gain 13.
2018 Week 1 vs BUF (13 / 44 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Kenneth Dixon is clearly behind Alex Collins and Buck Allen on the depth chart currently. Dixon did not see action until the game was well in hand. Dixon played well and ran hard against stacked boxes as the Bills knew the Ravens wanted to ice the game. Dixon showed good burst and strength to fight through tackles. Dixon scored a 3 yard touchdown on an inside handoff. Dixon left the game with a knee injury and immediately went to the locker room.
Latest NewsRavens | Kenneth Dixon to see more work (Mon Dec 10, 03:00 PM) - Baltimore Ravens RB Kenneth Dixon should expected his role 'to grow going forward,' according to head coach John Harbaugh. Our View: Fantasy GMs should have picked up Dixon a couple of weeks ago when he was designated to return off of Injured Reserve. If you didn't have the bench space then (and he's still out there), you may have to make room for him now. It's clear they want to get Dixon more involved and he's got flex appeal as the fantasy playoffs continue.
link to story Ravens | Kenneth Dixon scores in loss (Sun Dec 9, 08:56 PM) - Baltimore Ravens RB Kenneth Dixon rushed eight times for 59 yards and caught one pass for 21 yards in a 27-24 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 14. link to story Ravens | Kenneth Dixon activated from IR (Sat Dec 1, 11:23 AM) - The Baltimore Ravens activated RB Kenneth Dixon (knee) from the Reserve/Injured list Saturday, Dec. 1. Our View: We'll grab Dixon as a lottery ticket move in deeper leagues. He's behind Gus Edwards, the lead back for the Ravens...but if Dixon gets an opportunity for a larger role he could make plays. Ty Montgomery and Buck Allen also crowd that backfield for Baltimore.
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