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Anthony Dixon | Running Back

Team: Buffalo Bills
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/24/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 233
College: Mississippi State
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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

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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

CSN Bay Area considers 49ers RB Anthony Dixon "50-50" to make the 53-man roster.

Dixon earned his way onto the team last summer, but ended up playing just 32 offensive snaps. Dixon could be out of luck if fourth-round pick Marcus Lattimore (knee) manages to avoid the reserve/NFI list or injured reserve to begin the season.
Wed, May 1, 2013 06:36:00 PM

Contrary to previous speculation, 49ers GM Trent Baalke and OC Greg Roman suggest RB Anthony Dixon has played his way onto the final roster.

"I think we can look to 'Dix' to have his most productive season as a Niner," Roman said Tuesday morning. Baalke praised Dixon for a "tremendous offseason," valuable special teams play and a newfound versatility as a halfback/fullback hybrid on offense. Dixon's rise is bad news for Rock Cartwright, who may be the odd man out.
Tue, Aug 28, 2012 01:07:00 PM

49ers RB Anthony Dixon is unlikely make the 53-man roster.

Frank Gore, Kendall Hunter, and LaMichael James are obvious locks to stick. Coach Jim Harbaugh already said Brandon Jacobs' spot is safe and Rock Cartwright is expected to stay on as a special team contributor. That leaves Dixon on the outside look in. Reportedly in great shape, the 6'1/233 Dixon figures to get snatched up quickly on waivers.
Sun, Aug 26, 2012 11:23:00 AM

The 49ers are giving RB Anthony Dixon a look at fullback.

Sensing his roster spot was in danger, the switch was apparently Dixon's idea. According to coach Jim Harbaugh, Dixon is "responding" to the move. Harbaugh loves fullbacks, but already has a decent one in Bruce Miller.
Mon, Jul 30, 2012 02:58:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1E.J. Manuel
2Kyle Orton
RB1C.J. Spiller
2Fred Jackson
3Bryce Brown
4Anthony Dixon
GLB1Fred Jackson
2Bryce Brown
3RB1Fred Jackson
2C.J. Spiller
FB1Frank Summers
WR11Sammy Watkins
2Marquise Goodwin
3Chris Hogan
WR21Robert Woods
2Mike Williams
3Marcus Easley
WR31Mike Williams
TE1Scott Chandler
2Lee Smith
3Chris Gragg
K1Dan Carpenter