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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.
Fri, 16 Nov 2012 17:54:42 -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) each took part in a full practice Friday, Nov. 16.
Thu, 15 Nov 2012 17:56:13 -0800
San Francisco 49ers RB Anthony Dixon (hamstring), WR Mario Manningham (shoulder), C Jonathan Goodwin (ankle), DT Will Tukuafu (wrist), LB Tavares Gooden (elbow, quadriceps), LB Patrick Willis (shoulder) and SS Dashon Goldson (ribs) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 15.
Wed, 29 Aug 2012 06:04:30 -0700
San Francisco 49ers RB Anthony Dixon stands a good chance of making the final roster, according to offensive coordinator Greg Roman. "I think we can look to (Dixon) to have his most productive season as a Niner," Roman said. Dixon seemed hopelessly buried on the depth chart at running back when training camp began, but he has taken advantage of recent injuries at the position and has strung together two solid preseason games.
Mon, 30 Jul 2012 12:01:55 -0700
San Francisco 49ers RB Anthony Dixon has asked head coach Jim Harbaugh to a chance to play at fullback and Harbaugh said Dixon is responding to the move.
Thu, 07 Jun 2012 10:36:40 -0700
The San Francisco 49ers are not expected to try RB Anthony Dixon out at fullback because he does not fit the profile of a fullback since he tries to avoid contact. Dixon will have to perform well during training camp in order to make the final roster.
Tue, 08 May 2012 14:16:38 -0700
San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore feels he has plenty left in the tank despite the team's plans to ease his workload in coming years. RBs Brandon Jacobs, Kendall Hunter, Anthony Dixon, Rock Cartwright and LaMichael James are all on roster and will threaten Gore's playing time. "I feel like I still got a lot left in my tank," Gore said. "I want to show it off that I still got a lot left in my tank and I can play at a high level. I will play at a high level as long as God blesses me to be healthy so I can go out and do something that I love."
Wed, 02 May 2012 11:03:01 -0700
San Francisco 49ers RB Anthony Dixon is expected to be on the roster bubble once training camp begins and will have to win a roster spot with his play.
Wed, 22 Feb 2012 12:53:02 -0800
San Francisco 49ers RB Anthony Dixon likely will have to compete for a roster spot during training camp because the team is expected to draft a running back that is capable of being an every-down presence.
Sun, 20 Nov 2011 18:28:28 -0800
San Francisco 49ers RB Kendall Hunter had 11 carries for 27 yards in Week 11 against the Arizona Cardinals, and RB Anthony Dixon added 32 yards on seven runs. Davis also managed a 15-yard reception.
Tue, 15 Nov 2011 12:35:51 -0800
San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh gave the indication that he may not push RB Frank Gore (knee) in Week 11 with RBs Kendall Hunter and Anthony Dixon more than capable of carrying the load. "I would plan on (Gore) playing, but you just feel like right now that we've got a stable of backs," Harbaugh said. "We've got Frank Gore. We've got Kendall Hunter. We've got fresh legs in Anthony Dixon. This bodes really well for our football team." The team has a short week in Week 12 against the Baltimore Ravens, which may be even more reason to rest Gore.
Sun, 09 Oct 2011 17:11:33 -0700
San Francisco 49ers RB Kendall Hunter had nine carries for 65 yards in a blowout win in Week 5 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. RB Anthony Dixon had two carries for four yards and a score.
Sat, 01 Oct 2011 20:24:24 -0700
San Francisco 49ers backup RBs Kendall Hunter and Anthony Dixon are expected to see playing time in Week 4 against the Philadelphia Eagles with RB Frank Gore (ankle) uncertain. Even if Gore is able to play, it is believed Hunter will see as much playing time as the veteran.
Sat, 27 Aug 2011 22:44:43 -0700
San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore dressed and did not play in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 27, against the Houston Texans. RB Anthony Dixon carried eight times for just 15 yards, while rookie RB Kendall Hunter had eight rushes for 40 yards.
Wed, 15 Jun 2011 07:55:47 -0700
San Francisco 49ers RB Anthony Dixon told the Mississippi State student newspaper that he is at 250 pounds at this point and expected to spend some time at fullback this season. Dixon said he wants to be versatile enough to used as a tailback or a fullback.
Thu, 09 Jun 2011 11:27:19 -0700
San Francisco 49ers RB Anthony Dixon said he would like to become more of an all-around running back and not just a power back. "I'm focused on being an all-around running back," Dixon said. "I want to be able to run inside. Outside. Catch screens. Run routes. Pass protect. Downfield blocking."
Wed, 04 May 2011 07:32:41 -0700
San Francisco 49ers RBs Anthony Dixon and Kendall Hunter may compete for the primary backup running back job during training camp.
Fri, 18 Feb 2011 09:41:34 -0800
San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh has made it clear that RB Anthony Dixon is the primary backup to RB Frank Gore, reports Matt Maiocco, of CSNBayArea.com.
Wed, 02 Feb 2011 19:38:23 -0800
San Francisco 49ers RB Anthony Dixon should continue to prove that he is capable of taking a larger role in the offense, reports Matt Maiocco, of CSNBayArea.com. The team is not expected to retain RB Brian Westbrook.
Fri, 31 Dec 2010 15:46:23 -0800
San Francisco 49ers DL Justin Smith (illness), RB Brian Westbrook (undisclosed), RB Anthony Dixon (ankle), LB Takeo Spikes (hand) and TE Vernon Davis (thumb) practiced Friday, Dec. 31, and are probable for Week 17, according to The San Jose Mercury News' Daniel Brown. All players will play.
Thu, 30 Dec 2010 17:34:52 -0800
San Francisco 49ers C David Baas (ribs), RB Anthony Dixon (ankle) and LB Takeo Spikes (hand) all were limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 30, according to 49ers.com.
Wed, 29 Dec 2010 18:46:08 -0800
San Francisco 49ers C David Baas (ribs), RB Anthony Dixon (ankle) and LB Takeo Spikes (hand) were all limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 29, according to 49ers.com.
Fri, 24 Dec 2010 16:46:54 -0800
San Francisco 49ers RB Anthony Dixon (ankle) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 24, reports Daniel Brown, of San Jose Mercury News. He is listed as questionable for Week 16 but said he will play in the game.
Thu, 23 Dec 2010 13:59:58 -0800
San Francisco 49ers RB Anthony Dixon (ankle) and LBs Takeo Spikes (hand) and Patrick Willis (hand) were limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 23.
Wed, 22 Dec 2010 16:11:28 -0800
San Francisco 49ers TE Nate Byham (heel), RB Anthony Dixon (ankle), OT Joe Staley (fibula) and RB Brian Westbrook (undisclosed) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 22.
Tue, 21 Dec 2010 20:21:29 -0800
San Francisco 49ers RB Anthony Dixon (ankle) is not expected to practice Wednesday, Dec. 22, although he expects to play in Week 16 against the St. Louis Rams, reports Matt Maiocco, of CSNBayArea.com. Dixon suffered a sprained left ankle in the second quarter of the Week 15 game against the San Diego Chargers Thursday, Dec. 16.
Mon, 06 Dec 2010 14:50:51 -0800
San Francisco 49ers RBs Brian Westbrook and Anthony Dixon shared the running workload in the Week 13 loss to the Green Bay Packers, according to The Associated Press. Westbrook played 34 snaps and Dixon was on the field for 18 offensive plays.
Tue, 30 Nov 2010 15:28:16 -0800
San Francisco 49ers head coach Mike Singletary said the team will use RBs Brian Westbrook and Anthony Dixon to split the workload with RB Frank Gore (hip) out for the season, according to The Associated Press. "Frank is a big part of what we do — heart, soul, everything he brings is what you want," Singletary said. "But thankfully, Brian Westbrook is a mature, experienced leader and we just have to be careful about how we use him and how much exposure we allow him to see. I think there will be a good mixture between Brian Westbrook and Dixon. We'll just have to see how we do that."
Fri, 29 Oct 2010 12:22:09 -0700
San Francisco 49ers RBs Brian Westbrook and Anthony Dixon may receive more playing time in Week 8 because head coach Mike Singletary said the team needs to use them more this season, reports Eric Branch, of The Santa Rosa Press Democrat.
Fri, 29 Oct 2010 09:06:34 -0700
San Francisco 49ers RB Anthony Dixon (hamstring) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 29, and is listed as questionable for Week 8, reports Daniel Brown, of the San Jose Mercury News.
Thu, 28 Oct 2010 09:07:27 -0700
San Francisco 49ers RB Anthony Dixon (hamstring), CB Nate Clements (ankle) and CB Tarell Brown (back) were limited in practice Thursday, Oct. 28, according to Matt Barrows, of the Sacramento Bee.