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Anthony Dixon | Running Back

Team: Buffalo Bills
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/24/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 233
College: Mississippi State
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Anthony Dixon rushed six times for 26 yards and caught a five-yard pass in the Bills' Week 15 win over Green Bay.
Dixon gave Buffalo some chain-moving runs off the bench, but finished with just the seven touches to Fred Jackson's 23. He's a breather back in the Bills' offense, ahead of Bryce Brown but behind F-Jax on the depth chart. Dec 14 - 4:47 PM

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Anthony Dixon rushed three times for 15 yards in Sunday's Week 14 loss at Denver.

With Fred Jackson healthy, Dixon and Bryce Brown both take a backseat. Dixon has just nine touches (no catches) over the last two weeks and is not an option against Green Bay in Week 15.
Dec 7 - 8:09 PM

Anthony Dixon rushed six times for 25 yards in Buffalo's Week 13 win over the Browns.

Both Dixon and Bryce Brown took a decisive backseat to Fred Jackson, who out-touched his backfield mates 24-9. Dixon will not be on the RB3/FLEX radar for next week's trip to Denver.
Nov 30 - 5:15 PM

Anthony Dixon rushed 12 times for 54 yards and a touchdown in Monday night's Week 12 win over the Jets.

Dixon rotated with Fred Jackson on early downs and was used in red-zone situations. He played ahead of Bryce Brown, who finished with six carries. Dixon made some nice runs between the tackles, and took an inside handoff for a 30-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. Even when Jackson gets fully healthy, Dixon should continue to have a role. He'll be a lower-end RB3 for Week 13 against the Browns.
Nov 24 - 10:40 PM

Anthony Dixon rushed 10 times for 35 yards in the Bills' Week 11 loss to the Dolphins, adding two catches for 13 yards.

Dixon "came off the bench" behind Bryce Brown in the absence of Fred Jackson (groin), but the duo continued to rotate. Dixon got the rock four more times than Brown on the ground, and out-gained him 35-14. Brown was much more effective through the air, however, turning 10 targets into seven catches for 57 yards. Averaging just 4.08 yards per carry, the plodding Dixon has yet to find the end zone this season. Brown will be the better FLEX consideration if F-Jax remains sidelined for Week 12.
Nov 13 - 11:45 PM

Anthony Dixon rushed nine times for 62 yards in Sunday's Week 10 loss to Kansas City.

Dixon led the Bills in carries and split third-down work with Fred Jackson. Bryce Brown saw more touches than Dixon and was the more effective back despite losing a fumble. Dixon's role in the offense should be reduced when Jackson get fully healthy. He'll be a low-end RB3 for Thursday night's game against Miami.
Nov 9 - 5:19 PM

Anthony Dixon was held to 44 yards on 22 carries in Sunday's Week 8 win over the Jets.

Dixon played the majority of snaps over Bryce Brown, who finished with just seven carries. He was held in check by the Jets' run defense, plodding his way to 2.0 YPC. Dixon was the preferred option on third downs and got goal-line work, but had a two-yard touchdown vultured by FB Frank Summers. The Bills will likely look to get Brown more touches coming out of their bye in Week 10. Dixon is unlikely to have fantasy value when Fred Jackson returns.
Oct 26 - 5:33 PM

Anthony Dixon is listed as the starter for Sunday's Week 8 game against the Jets.

As expected, Dixon will play the Fred Jackson role while Bryce Brown is the C.J. Spiller. Against the Jets' elite run defense, both backs are desperation flings. Brown, the far more talented and explosive player, is the one we'd rather take a shot on both Sunday and in the long run. At least he has a chance to bust a big one.
Oct 26 - 12:11 PM

Anthony Dixon was working as the Bills' starting running back at Wednesday's practice.

Dixon ran with Kyle Orton's group, while Bryce Brown worked alongside E.J. Manuel with the No. 2 offense. It's not a huge surprise, as Dixon has been ahead of Brown on the depth chart all season. And we project this backfield to open as a timeshare in Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller's absence. But we still prefer Brown as the add off the waiver wire, though both need to be owned. Brown can hit the home run, while Dixon is merely a plodder who's going to average 3.5-4.0 YPC. Both backs have a tough matchup Week 8 against the Jets, anyway.
Oct 22 - 12:26 PM

WGR 550 Buffalo cautions "(not to) be surprised" if Anthony Dixon leads the Bills' running back committee this weekend.

Ace reporter Joe Buscaglia knows "everyone is waiting for Bryce Brown to be unleashed," but says the Bills "love" Dixon. Dixon himself is under the impression that he'll be the lead man, but hard answers could be hard to come by before Buffalo takes on the Jets. Brown is the more talented player. Both backs need to be 100 percent owned in 12-14 team leagues.
Oct 21 - 5:49 PM

Anthony Dixon is under the impression he'll be the Bills' feature back going forward.

Fred Jackson (groin) could miss a month and C.J. Spiller (collarbone) is out for the season. "This is an opportunity I've been waiting for, to get back in that workhorse role and show people what I can do," said Dixon, who went on to insist he's been mislabeled as a short-yardage back. The problem for Dixon is that the Bills traded for Bryce Brown this summer, a far more talented, versatile and explosive runner. We're expecting Brown to lead the committee, with "Boobie" filling a big back role.
Oct 20 - 8:41 AM

Anthony Dixon had 13 carries for 51 yards in Sunday's Week 7 win over the Vikings.

Dixon took over as the lead back after C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson left with injuries in the second quarter. He plodded his way to 3.9 yards per carry, but showed good power between the tackles. With Spiller and Jackson sidelined, Dixon will likely be used in the lesser half of a committee with Bryce Brown and could potentially see goal-line work. Brown is the preferred add in fantasy leagues.
Oct 19 - 5:44 PM

Anthony Dixon had five carries for 60 yards in Sunday's Week 1 win over the Bears.

Dixon cut into Fred Jackson's short-yardage work, and trucked his way to a 47-yard run in the second quarter. He was active this week over Bryce Brown, who was a healthy scratch. Jackson led the Bills to a win with a 38-yard run in overtime, so it's going to be hard for the Bills to find Dixon carries going forward despite the solid game. Brown remains the preferred handcuff for fantasy owners.
Sep 7 - 6:02 PM

Anthony Dixon (hamstring) is active for Sunday's Week 1 game against the Bears.

Dixon suffered a hamstring injury in Thursday's practice, but is going to play at less than 100 percent. He'll back up C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson and contribute on special teams.
Sep 7 - 12:18 PM

Anthony Dixon (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Week 1.

Dixon injured his hamstring in Thursday's practice and is unlikely to be active this week. Bryce Brown will back up Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller
Sep 5 - 7:08 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Kyle Orton
2E.J. Manuel
RB1Fred Jackson
2Anthony Dixon
3Bryce Brown
4C.J. Spiller
GLB1Fred Jackson
2Anthony Dixon
3RB1Fred Jackson
2Bryce Brown
WR11Sammy Watkins
2Marquise Goodwin
3Marcus Thigpen
WR21Robert Woods
2Chris Hogan
3Marcus Easley
4Deonte Thompson
WR31Chris Hogan
TE1Scott Chandler
2Chris Gragg
3Lee Smith
4MarQueis Gray
K1Dan Carpenter
2Jordan Gay