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Anthony Dixon | Running Back

Team: Buffalo Bills
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/24/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 233
College: Mississippi State
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Anthony Dixon will be active for Week 5, but is still feeling the effects of his calf injury.
Dixon is not on the Week 5 injury report, but RBs coach Anthony Lynn isn't sure how long he'll hold up in Sunday's game against the Titans. "He hasn’t been quite as explosive as I’ve seen him," Lynn said. "That’s why we went and signed another guy." That guy is Boom Herron, a back the Buffalo News believes could end up leading the backfield in touches. More than ever, Dixon is shaping up as a touchdown-dependent RB3 in the absence of LeSean McCoy and Karlos Williams. Oct 8 - 4:03 PM

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Coach Rex Ryan confirmed Anthony Dixon will be the Bills' No. 1 running back Week 5 against the Titans if Karlos Williams (concussion) can't play.

This also assumes LeSean McCoy (hamstring) won't be ready. Dixon is a 233-pound plodder with a career 3.4 YPC average. He's mainly a special teams player. If he were to get the start, it'd be hard to get excited about Dixon. Boom Herron and Cierre Wood would also be in the mix. Ryan "hopes" to have Williams.
Oct 7 - 11:06 AM

Anthony Dixon rushed three times for one yard and a touchdown in Buffalo's Week 1 win over the Colts.

Dixon wasn't targeted in the passing game. Dixon managed to vulture a score from LeSean McCoy, but was a distant third on the depth chart behind Shady and rookie Karlos Williams. He's not on the fantasy radar.
Sep 13 - 6:58 PM

Bills RBs Boobie Dixon (calf) and Bryce Brown (hamstring) returned to practice on Thursday.

Both had been out most of camp. LeSean McCoy saw some conditioning work on the side, but he likely will not practice again until the regular season. After a nightmare run of injuries, the Bills' running backs are finally getting healthy.
Aug 27 - 12:10 PM

Bills RB Anthony Dixon could be sidelined up to a month with a calf injury suffered in Monday's training camp practice.

Dixon can't afford to miss that much time. He's already projected to be on the roster bubble, with some beat writers considering him the odd man out in the Buffalo backfield. Dixon is competing with Bryce Brown and rookie Karlos Williams for what is believed to be two roster spots behind LeSean McCoy and Fred Jackson. Dixon is a 28-year-old plodder, but brings value on special teams.
Aug 5 - 10:41 AM

WKBW Buffalo's Joe Buscaglia considers Anthony Dixon to be the odd man out in the Bills' backfield.

As Buscaglia notes, it's way too early to be doing 53-man roster projections. But readers gobble this stuff up, and it's something to talk about while we await training camp. Buscaglia has rookie Karlos Williams and polarizing Bryce Brown beating out Dixon. Williams plays special teams like Dixon, and Brown has a ton more running talent. Dixon is a plodding 28-year-old short-yardage back.
May 22 - 10:07 AM

Anthony Dixon rushed seven times for 27 yards and a touchdown Week 17 against the Patriots.

Dixon was clearly second fiddle to Fred Jackson against New England, but he was given the team's only goal-line chance early in the second quarter. Dixon converted for his second touchdown of the season. A plodding pile mover, Dixon finishes 2014 with 432 yards on 105 carries (4.1 YPC). With Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller both potential free agents, Dixon could have a role in the Bills offense in 2015.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 06:02:00 PM

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.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 04:47:00 PM

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.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 08:09:00 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.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 05:15:00 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.
Mon, Nov 24, 2014 10:40:00 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.
Thu, Nov 13, 2014 11:45:00 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.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 05:19:00 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.
Sun, Oct 26, 2014 05:33:00 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.
Sun, Oct 26, 2014 12:11:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Tyrod Taylor
2E.J. Manuel
RB1LeSean McCoy
2Karlos Williams
3Anthony Dixon
4Cierre Wood
5Dan Herron
GLB1LeSean McCoy
2Anthony Dixon
3RB1LeSean McCoy
2Anthony Dixon
FB1Jerome Felton
WR11Sammy Watkins
2Marquise Goodwin
3Marcus Easley
4Denarius Moore
WR21Percy Harvin
2Robert Woods
3Chris Hogan
WR31Robert Woods
TE1Charles Clay
2Matthew Mulligan
3Chris Gragg
LT1Cordy Glenn
LG1Richie Incognito
C1Eric Wood
2Kraig Urbik
3Gabe Ikard
RG1John Miller
RT1Seantrel Henderson
2Cyrus Kouandjio
K1Dan Carpenter
2Billy Cundiff