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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 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

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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

Bills RB Anthony Dixon injured his hamstring in Thursday's practice, and appears doubtful for Sunday's opener against the Bears.

Not a fantasy consideration, Dixon appears to be week to week. His injury leaves Bryce Brown as the Bills' unquestioned No. 3 back behind C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson for the time being.
Sep 4 - 2:08 PM

Anthony Dixon was active for Saturday's preseason game against the Bucs, but didn't have any carries.

The Bills played their starters deep into the third quarter, and Dixon didn't get any snaps with the second team. Bryce Brown was the No. 3 running back through Buffalo's rotation, and appears to have moved ahead of Dixon on the depth chart. A short-yardage and red-zone specialist, Dixon has 23 carries for 69 yards and two touchdowns this preseason.
Aug 24 - 12:08 AM

Bills agreed to terms with RB Anthony Dixon, formerly of the 49ers.

It's not an ideal landing spot. He's not going to play much offense but will be a valuable contributor chasing down kickoffs and punts. Dixon, 26, is a battering ram at 6-foot-1 and 233 pounds. He'll operate as the No. 3 behind C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson, who have combined to miss 13 games the past three years.
Mar 15 - 12:24 AM

Free agent Anthony Dixon is expected to sign with the Bills on Saturday.

If true, Dixon would slot in as the No. 3 tailback behind C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson. It's a good signing for the Bills, but seriously damages Dixon's fantasy value. We've always been interested to see what Dixon would do with more playing time, but he's going to be relegated to a backup role to start the season. The Bills were the most run-heavy team in the league last year, so Dixon will see significant carries if one of Spiller or Jackson gets injured. Depending on the length of the contract, Dixon could overtake Jackson's role in 2015.
Mar 14 - 9:35 PM

Free agent Anthony Dixon has arrived in Buffalo for his Bills visit.

Dixon would operate as Buffalo's No. 3 tailback behind C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson. Despite Jackson's age, this wouldn't be a good landing spot for Dixon's fantasy value. He turns 27 in September.
Mar 14 - 12:24 PM

Free agent Anthony Dixon has left his Titans visit without a contract, and will visit the Bills next.

Dixon would be an intriguing addition in run-heavy Buffalo, but the Bills appear unlikely to release Fred Jackson heading into the final year of his contract. That means that, as he was in San Francisco, Dixon would be no higher than third on the depth chart.
Mar 13 - 5:06 PM

Free agent RB Anthony Dixon is visiting the Titans.

Dixon played three years for Titans RBs coach Sylvester Croom at Mississippi State, rushing for 30 touchdowns. We've always been interested to see what Dixon could do with more playing time on offense. He'd be a candidate to earn extensive playing time in Tennessee, with Chris Johnson on the way out and Shonn Greene and Jackie Battle as the only other running backs on the roster.
Mar 12 - 12:53 AM

Anthony Dixon finished the 2013 season with 28 carries for 56 yards and two touchdowns.

Dixon barely squeaked onto the final roster, but ended up dressing for all 16 games as the third-string back behind Frank Gore and Kendall Hunter. He's ticketed for unrestricted free agency following the Niners' playoff run.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 08:23:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Kyle Orton
2E.J. Manuel
RB1Fred Jackson
2Anthony Dixon
3Bryce Brown
4Phillip Tanner
GLB1Fred Jackson
2Anthony Dixon
3RB1Fred Jackson
2Bryce Brown
FB1Frank Summers
WR11Sammy Watkins
2Marquise Goodwin
3Chris Hogan
WR21Robert Woods
2Mike Williams
3Marcus Easley
WR31Mike Williams
TE1Scott Chandler
2Chris Gragg
3Lee Smith
K1Dan Carpenter
2Jordan Gay