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Sun, 11 Oct 2015 17:15:23 -0700
Buffalo Bills RB Dan Herron carried nine times for just 28 yards in the Week 5 game against the Tennessee Titans, and RB Anthony Dixon ran seven times for 19 yards.
Fantasy Tip: Herron and Dixon ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) did very little for fantasy owners with LeSean McCoy and Karlos Williams both on the sidelines nursing injuries. If the duo get a chance again, they are still not worth much fantasy consideration.
Fri, 09 Oct 2015 10:04:22 -0700
Buffalo Bills RBs LeSean McCoy (hamstring) and Karlos Williams (concussion) both missed practice again Friday, Oct. 9, and have been ruled out for Week 5 against the Tennessee Titans. Williams is still in the concussion protocol. RB Anthony Dixon is likely to start against the Titans, but RB Dan Herron could see a heavy workload.
Fantasy Tip: Because we don't know exactly who will get more work against the Titans, Dixon ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) is a deep sleeper pick that probably won't end up being worth your time. Herron isn't available on FantasyScore after signing midweek.
Thu, 08 Oct 2015 15:04:11 -0700
Buffalo Bills RB Anthony Dixon will start in Week 5 against the Tennessee Titans, but RB Dan Herron could see more carries than Dixon in the game.
Fantasy Tip: This is a strange development since Herron was just signed this week. Unfortunately Herron won't be available on FantasyScore, but this news should make you less optimistic about using Dixon ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) as a deep sleeper in your daily lineups.
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 08:11:31 -0700
Buffalo Bills RB Anthony Dixon will likely be the main running back against the Tennessee Titans in Week 5, according to head coach Rex Ryan
Fantasy Tip: Dixon ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) is a basement flyer if you want to skimp at flex on FantasyScore. He doesn't have a ton of upside in the matchup, though.
Tue, 06 Oct 2015 09:20:48 -0700
Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills RB Karlos Williams (concussion) is listed as day-to-day and must be cleared from the NFL-mandated concussion protocol before he can play in Week 5 against the Tennessee Titans. The Bills would have to turn to RBs Anthony Dixon and Cierre Wood if both Williams and RB LeSean McCoy (hamstring) cannot play this weekend. General manager Doug Whaley said the team could sign another runner this week, and they could re-sign RB Bryce Brown, who was released last month.
Fantasy Tip: We probably won't know until much later this week if Williams ($5,900, 11.8% of cap) will be cleared to play this weekend. He's a big risk on FantasyScore now, and McCoy isn't expected to play, either. If Williams can't suit up, Dixon ($2,000, 4.0% of cap) is worth a look as a deep sleeper in a flex spot.
Sun, 20 Sep 2015 07:59:41 -0700
Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy's (hamstring) injured hamstring is not 100% at this point, so McCoy is not expected to receive his normal workload against the New England Patriots in Week 2. RBs Karlos Williams and Anthony Dixon likely will receive more snaps if McCoy is limited.
Fantasy Tip: McCoy ($7,000, 14.0% of cap) probably will still see a majority of the carries during the game but probably will sit out more often. McCoy could still be a starting option, but owners should lower expectations. Williams ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) is coming off a solid Week 1 performance and could be a cheaper flex option on FantasyScore. Dixon ($2,500, 5.0% of cap) probably will see some snaps but is not a great fantasy option.
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 09:32:19 -0700
Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy (hamstring) seems to be in some danger of missing the season opener Sept. 13. "Well we certainly expect him to be ready to go, I hope," coach Rex Ryan said Monday, Aug. 31. "If not then the next man has to step up. Boobie (Anthony Dixon) got a lot of reps out there today. Bryce Brown got a lot of reps today. So we will see. I am not going to put that all on one man. If he is not ready to go, he won't be in there."
Fantasy Tip: Keep an eye on the situation if you're a McCoy owner, obviously. However, this also means that Dixon and/or Brown could be excellent one-week plays in traditional leagues and FantasyScore.
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:19:26 -0700
Buffalo Bills WR Robert Woods (hip) is not expected to play Saturday, Aug. 29, against the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to head coach Rex Ryan. The statuses of WR Percy Harvin (hip) and RBs Bryce Brown (hamstring) and Anthony Dixon (calf) are uncertain.
Fantasy Tip: The Bills have had their fair share of injuries this offseason, especially on offense. Woods and Harvin are the more notable absences of the four. Harvin is a risky proposition in fantasy drafts this year considering his injury history. Woods is a less risky option and worth a look as a WR4 or WR5.
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 09:16:43 -0700
Buffalo Bills RB Bryce Brown (hamstring) and RB Anthony Dixon (calf) returned to practice Thursday, Aug. 27.
Mon, 17 Aug 2015 13:28:03 -0700
Buffalo Bills RBs Fred Jackson (hamstring) and Anthony Dixon (calf) did not practice Monday, Aug. 17.
Fantasy Tip: When healthy, Jackson is the favorite to be the Bills' No. 2 running back behind LeSean McCoy. Dixon will compete with Bryce Brown for the No. 3 spot. Jackson has RB4 potential in PPR leagues if he can play a full season.
Mon, 10 Aug 2015 07:32:42 -0700
Buffalo Bills RB Anthony Dixon (calf) and FS Aaron Williams (hip) are out of practice Monday, Aug. 10.
Sat, 08 Aug 2015 16:01:08 -0700
Buffalo Bills FS Aaron Williams (hip), WR Deonte Thompson (undisclosed), FB John Conner (hamstring), RB Anthony Dixon (calf) and WR Justin Brown (undisclosed) are out of the scrimmage Saturday, Aug. 8.
Wed, 05 Aug 2015 08:30:37 -0700
Buffalo Bills RB Anthony Dixon (calf) could miss a month of action after he suffered a strained calf muscle in practice this week, according to head coach Rex Ryan.
Mon, 06 Apr 2015 15:35:32 -0700
Buffalo Bills RB Anthony Dixon (undisclosed), WR Chris Hogan (undisclosed), TE Chris Gragg (undisclosed), OG Chris Williams (undisclosed), CB Stephon Gilmore (undisclosed), CB Leodis McKelvin (undisclosed) and FS Aaron Williams (undisclosed) underwent surgery this offseason and have not been cleared for full practice participation. All of the players are expected to be ready for training camp.
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:18:58 -0800
Buffalo Bills RB Anthony Dixon (knee) underwent surgery for a partially torn meniscus in his knee Tuesday, Jan. 27.
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:50:27 -0800
Buffalo Bills RB Anthony Dixon (chest) fully practiced Friday, Dec. 19 and is probable. CB Stephon Gilmore (shoulder), TE Chris Gragg (knee), S Da'Norris Searcy (hamstring), WR Marcus Thigpen (foot), S Duke Williams (concussion) and DE Jarius Wynn (knee) all were limited in practice and are probable.
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:35:11 -0800
Buffalo Bills RB Anthony Dixon (chest) practiced in full for the second straight day Thursday, Dec. 18.
Fantasy Tip: The Oakland Raiders present a great matchup on the ground for Dixon ($3,400) and the Bills. However, keep track of C.J. Spiller's (collarbone) status. If he returns, that could really cut into Dixon's work and render him largely useless in Week 16.
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:10:57 -0800
Buffalo Bills RB Anthony Dixon (chest) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 17.
Fantasy Tip: Dixon has lost some of his work since Fred Jackson returned to the lineup and received six carries in Week 15. Dixon costs $3,400 on FantasyScore, but owners should be able to find better options.
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:46:56 -0800
Buffalo Bills RB Anthony Dixon played 33 offensive snaps in the team's Week 11 game, while RB Bryce Brown received 28 offensive snaps.
Fantasy Tip: Dixon rushed for 35 yards in the game, while Brown rushed for 14 yards, but he also caught seven passes for 57 yards. Fred Jackson is expected to return in Week 12 and may receive a majority of the work. Jackson probably will have the most fantasy value in Week 12.
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 20:43:13 -0800
Buffalo Bills RB Anthony Dixon carried the ball a team-high 10 times in the team's Week 11 game Thursday, Nov 13. He finished with 35 yards rushing and also caught two passes for 13 yards.
Fantasy Tip: Dixon had four more carries than Bryce Brown, but Brown had 10 targets in the passing game compared to just two for Dixon. Neither back was effective on the ground Thursday, and when Fred Jackson returns, Dixon seems more likely to lose value given Brown's ability to contribute in the passing game.
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 07:22:26 -0800
Buffalo Bills RB Anthony Dixon is fifth in the NFL with 2.31 yards per carry after contact this season.
Fantasy Tip: Dixon should remain involved with Fred Jackson back. He rushed nine times for 62 yards in Week 10. He could be a matchup flex option.
Sun, 26 Oct 2014 09:09:35 -0700
Buffalo Bills RB Anthony Dixon will start for the team Sunday, Oct. 26.
Fantasy Tip: Dixon ($3,600; 7.2% of your cap) has a tough matchup against the New York Jets. However, he's the type of inexpensive play on FantasyScore that can put you in the driver's seat if he performs well.
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:53:40 -0700
Buffalo Bills RB Anthony Dixon is working with the starters in practice Wednesday, Oct. 22. RB Bryce Brown is working with the second-string offense.
Fantasy Tip: Dixon could be a nice flex option in FantasyScore this week, where he will cost $3,600 (7.2% of cap).
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:26:17 -0700
The Buffalo Bills love RB Anthony Dixon, and he's likely to lead the way at running back over RB Bryce Brown.
Fantasy Tip: Dixon ($3,600; 7.2% of your cap) is a great flex option on FantasyScore that will allow you to load up on other positions. Brown ($3,400; 6.8%) isn't worth using this weekend without a concrete role.
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 06:21:03 -0700
Buffalo Bills RB Anthony Dixon is likely to start against the New York Jets in Week 8.
Fantasy Tip: Check Dixon's price on FantasyScore Tuesday, Oct. 21, and keep him in mind as a flex option. Bryce Brown should also be involved in the offense, but he'd need to be involved in at least a 50-50 split to warrant consideration.
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 14:54:40 -0700
Buffalo Bills RB Anthony Dixon was pressed into duty in Week 7 against the Minnesota Vikings due to injuries to RBs Fred Jackson (groin) and C.J. Spiller (collarbone). Dixon finishes with 13 carries for 51 yards, and he added three receptions for 15 yards.
Fantasy Tip: Spiller has a serious injury, and will likely be out multiple weeks. Jackson's status is uncertain, and he will have an MRI Monday to determine the severity of his injury. Dixon could be the featured back for a while, and as such he could be a steal in FantasyScore if his salary remains reasonable.
Sun, 07 Sep 2014 07:06:53 -0700
Buffalo Bills RB Anthony Dixon (hamstring) was out on the field early testing a hamstring injury. Dixon is listed as questionable for Week 1.
Fri, 05 Sep 2014 11:13:46 -0700
Buffalo Bills LB Randell Johnson (ankle) and LB Brandon Spikes (knee) both fully practiced Friday, Sept. 5, and are probable for Week 1. RB Anthony Dixon (hamstring) did not practice and is questionable. CB Stephon Gilmore (groin) fully practiced and is questionable. FS Jonathan Meeks (neck) was limited in practice and is doubtful. TE Lee Smith (toe) did not practice and is doubtful.
Thu, 04 Sep 2014 12:21:13 -0700
Buffalo Bills TE Lee Smith (toe) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 4. FS Jonathan Meeks (neck), RB Anthony Dixon (hamstring) and LB Brandon Spikes (knee) all were limited. CB Stephon Gilmore (groin) and LB Randell Johnson (ankle) both fully practiced.
Thu, 04 Sep 2014 11:08:40 -0700
Buffalo Bills RB Anthony Dixon (hamstring) left practice early Thursday, Sept. 4, with a hamstring issue. Head coach Doug Marrone said the injury is a concern for Week 1.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:05:45 -0700
Buffalo Bills RB Anthony Dixon was listed as the No. 3 back on the team's first official depth chart with RB Bryce Brown listed as the No. 4 back.
Fantasy Tip: Brown has received a lot of hype this offseason, but if he remains behind Dixon on the depth chart, he is going to need several injuries to occur before he can make an impact in fantasy circles.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:50:00 -0700
Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson and RB Anthony Dixon both reached the second level on runs during team drills Tuesday, July 22, and the team's top four backs all had runs that would have gone for first down yardage.
Fantasy Tip: If the offensive line continues to open holes, C.J. Spiller and Jackson stand to be the main beneficiaries. However, Spiller should be drafted as a RB2 and Jackson a RB3 because the two players split carries and come with some injury concerns.
Mon, 09 Jun 2014 11:23:58 -0700
Buffalo Bills DT Kyle D. Williams (undisclosed), WR Mike Williams (undisclosed) and RB Anthony Dixon (undisclosed) were not at organized team activities Monday, June 9. All three participated in last week's final practice.
Sun, 16 Mar 2014 16:22:09 -0700
Buffalo Bills RB Anthony Dixon said he talked with head coach Doug Marrone and expects to receive some carries next season. "I wanted to go somewhere where somebody was going to put me to work, like I wanted. … I talked to coach Marrone. That's their plan, to put me to work."
Fri, 14 Mar 2014 18:21:48 -0700
The Buffalo Bills have agreed to terms with free-agent RB Anthony Dixon (49ers). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Thu, 13 Mar 2014 14:35:33 -0700
The Buffalo Bills will host unrestricted free-agent RB Anthony Dixon (49ers) for a visit.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 17:11:45 -0700
Free-agent RB Anthony Dixon (49ers) posted on his official Twitter account that he will visit with the Tennessee Titans Wednesday, March 12. His college head coach at Mississippi State, Sylvester Croom, is the team's running backs coach.
Mon, 13 Jan 2014 17:44:48 -0800
Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh said Monday, Jan. 13, that he was "encouraged" by the movement of FB Will Tukuafu (knee). FB Anthony Dixon took over for Tukuafu in the NFC Divisional playoff game against the Carolina Panthers, and TE Vance McDonald even saw 19 snaps in the backfield.
Mon, 23 Dec 2013 18:18:00 -0800
San Francisco 49ers FB Will Tukuafu entered the Week 16 game against the Atlanta Falcons Monday, Dec. 23, at fullback ahead of RB Anthony Dixon. FB Bruce Miller (scapula) was lost for the season in last week's game.
Tue, 17 Dec 2013 20:53:04 -0800
San Francisco 49ers RB Anthony Dixon could slide into the fullback spot in Week 16 and beyond with FB Bruce Miller (shoulder) done for the season. He took over for Miller in Week 15 when he was injured.
Mon, 16 Dec 2013 15:25:13 -0800
San Francisco 49ers FB Bruce Miller (shoulder) is likely to miss the rest of the regular season and playoffs after injuring his left shoulder in Week 15. "It doesn't look good. It looks like he has an injury to his scapula," head coach Jim Harbaugh said. "He does so many things in the protection, in the run game, receiving out of the back field. He is a multitalented, multi-use player. Special teams contributor on two, three phases. It's a loss." The Niners are expected to re-sign FB Owen Marecic to fill Miller's shoes. RB Anthony Dixon could also be used at fullback.
Mon, 16 Dec 2013 12:30:06 -0800
San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh said RB Anthony Dixon could see time at fullback while FB Bruce Miller (scapula) is out of the lineup.
Sun, 27 Oct 2013 09:55:32 -0700
The San Francisco 49ers are willing to trade RB Anthony Dixon before the trade deadline.
Sun, 08 Sep 2013 08:41:38 -0700
San Francisco 49ers RB LaMichael James (knee) will be inactive for Week 1 against the Green Bay Packers. He's dealing with a sprained medial collateral ligament and is expected to miss up to three weeks. RB Frank Gore will start with RB Kendall Hunter behind him. RB Anthony Dixon could see a bump in playing time.
Fantasy Tip: This isn't a surprise. James should probably be left to the waiver wire for now in more shallow leagues.
Sun, 21 Jul 2013 17:09:24 -0700
San Francisco 49ers RB Anthony Dixon is considered the No. 4 running back on the roster, and he has the ability to play fullback and special teams, which helps his cause. However, he will need to have a strong training camp and preseason to hold off the likes of RB Jewel Hampton and DJ Harper.
Thu, 18 Jul 2013 13:06:12 -0700
San Francisco 49ers RBs Anthony Dixon and Jewel Hampton are expected to compete for the No. 4 running back job during training camp. The competition may come down to special teams play.
Mon, 06 May 2013 11:04:07 -0700
San Francisco 49ers RB Anthony Dixon likely will make the roster this season if he shows that he is one of the team's best special teams players.
Thu, 29 Nov 2012 12:42:49 -0800
Even though San Francisco 49ers RB LaMichael James hasn't been active for any games this year, he may have the best shot to become the backup to RB Frank Gore. James and QB Colin Kaepernick ran a zone-read offense effectively together in the preseason, and James ran a similar offense in college at Oregon. However, James has spent almost all of his practice time on the scout team this year, and he hasn't had much experience in special teams, which could hurt his chances. RB Anthony Dixon has been active every game this year because he is vital to the special teams. RB Brandon Jacobs doesn't make any special teams contributions either, so if James is active over Dixon, the team will have two backup running backs who don't contribute on special teams.
Wed, 28 Nov 2012 17:33:30 -0800
San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore will continue to see the majority of touches with RB Kendall Hunter (Achilles') done for the year, and RBs Anthony Dixon, Brandon Jacobs, LaMichael James and Jewel Hampton are also available to pitch in. James may be the most intriguing because he provides the best change of pace to Gore. "He's a guy similar to (Saints running back Darren) Sproles. He can still carry the ball up inside. I know he's anxious to get out there and play," S Donte Whitner said.
Sat, 17 Nov 2012 18:14:42 -0800
San Francisco 49ers RB Anthony Dixon (hamstring), SS Dashon Goldson (ribs), LB Tavares Gooden (elbow, quadriceps), C Jonathan Goodwin (ankle) and DT Will Tukuafu (wrist) practiced fully Saturday, Nov. 17, and are each listed as probable for the Week 11 game against the Chicago Bears Monday, Nov. 19.