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26 Anthony Dixon RB
Height/Weight: 6-1/233 | Birthdate: 9/24/1987 | Birthplace: Jackson, MS, USA | Team: Buffalo | College: Mississippi State | NFL Experience: 5 | Owned/Started%: 38/4
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Anthony Dixon plays 41 snaps, Bryce Brown 14


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/27/2014) In their first game without injured running backs C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson, the Bills gave Anthony Dixon a lot more work than Bryce Brown. Dixon played 41 of 55 snaps while Brown played 14 snaps, reports ESPN.com.

Coach Doug Marrone told the website that Brown would have played more if the Bills had used their spread attack. Buffalo led throughout and was in "more of a ground-and-pound mode," which favored the bruising Dixon, the report said.


Bills RBs Anthony Dixon, Bryce Brown struggle in Week 8 win


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/26/2014) The Bills rushing attack struggled mightily with the team's top two running backs sidelined, with Anthony Dixon and Bryce Brown combining for just 59 yards on 29 carries in the team's 43-23 win over the Jets in Week 8.

Dixon spearheaded the attack, getting 22 carries but rushing for only 44 yards. Despite Dixon struggling, Brown was unable to make his mark, rushing for just 15 yards on seven carries. Of the two, only Brown was targeted in the passing game, but he was unable to catch any of his three targets.

With C.J. Spiller out for the year and Fred Jackson possibly sidelined a few more weeks, the Bills may opt to turn to the trade market to give the rushing attack a boost. The Bills head into a Week 9 bye with a 5-3 record before facing the Chiefs in Week 10.


Week 9 gives little insight on Bills' backs


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/26/2014) Bills running back Anthony Dixon got plenty of work in Week 8's blowout win over the Jets, but the performance hardly told us much about the Fantasy viability of either he or Bryce Brown moving forward.

Entering the game, we assumed Brown had the higher ceiling than Dixon, and that could still be true. Frankly, neither back looked particularly good against a tough rush defense, as Dixon rushed for just 44 yards on 22 carries, with a long run of just seven yards, while Brown contributed just 15 yards on seven opportunities.

We will have to wait two weeks before we get to see what this duo might be capable of in a different matchup, since the Bills are on a bye in Week 9. However, right now, neither took advantage of the opportunity in Week 8 enough to look like a must-start Fantasy option down the stretch.


Bills' Anthony Dixon, Kraig Urbik named starters in Week 8


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/26/2014) The Bills announced that running back Anthony Dixon will get the start in Sunday's battle with the Jets.

The team lost its top two running backs in Week 7 and turned to Dixon to finish the game. He'll draw the first snap against the Jets but should rotate with Bryce Brown, with the team leaning on whomever performs best. The Bills also looked to boost the offense line by inserting interior lineman Kraig Urbik into the starting lineup at left guard.


Bills RB Fred Jackson officially ruled out for Week 8


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/24/2014) As expected, Bills running back Fred Jackson was officially ruled out for Week 8 against the Jets because of a groin injury, per WGR.

Jackson sustained the injury in the previous week against the Vikings and will likely require at least two weeks of recovery. The team will likely turn to Bryce Brown and Anthony Dixon to shoulder the load against New York.


Bills backs might get off to slow start


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/21/2014) Bills running backs Bryce Brown and Anthony Dixon don't have a great matchup on the way in what will be their first games with an expanded role in Week 8, but both should still be on Fantasy radars.

Both Brown and Dixon will be among the most-added players on waivers this week, with C.J. Spiller already out for the season and Fred Jackson likely to miss some time. Brown is considered the more promising option of the two long-term, though there is a good chance both could struggle in Week 8 against the Jets.

The Jets have allowed just four touchdowns to opposing running backs this season, and three of them have been through the air. Opposing backs are averaging just 76.7 yards on 3.7 yards per carry on the ground, so the Bills' running game could be in for a rough outing.

The team hasn't given much of an indication as to how the playing time will be split up, but the beat writer for the team's official website thinks Dixon will at least get the edge in passing downs. Brown is the more talented runner, but the team may play it safe, at least at first, and split time between the two.

The Bills follow up Sunday's game with a bye in Week 9, so we might have to wait until Week 10 to really see how the running game shakes out. If you have the roster space, either player will be worth placing a waiver-wire bid on, but they may be tough to rely on at first. 


Bills not ready to name starter between Anthony Dixon, Bryce Brown


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/20/2014) Bills coach Doug Marrone is not ready to tip his hand on who he intends to use in the backfield Week 8 against the Jets. With C.J. Spiller likely out for the season with a broken clavicle and Fred Jackson sidelined at least four weeks with a groin injury, the Bills will likely turn to Anthony Dixon and Bryce Brown for the majority of the workload on Sunday.

"We have a little bit of a feel" for what Dixon and Brown offer, from games and practice, respectively, Marrone said during his Monday news conference, per the team's official website.


Bills' Jackson: Bills won't 'miss a beat' with Brown, Dixon at RB


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/20/2014) Bills running backs Bryce Brown and Anthony Dixon are expected to shoulder the workload after running backs Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller suffered injuries Sunday against the Vikings.

While only time will tell how coach Doug Marrone intends to use his new backfield formation, Jackson spoke highly of Brown when asked specifically about the third-year back during an interview Monday with WGR Sportsradio 550.

"He is an every down back," Jackson said, per the team's official website. "He can do it all. He’s a guy who can carry the ball 20-25 times. He’s a guy who can pass protect his butt off and run routes well out of the backfield. We won’t miss a beat with a guy like him. He’s a guy who is going to come out and can produce. We know what he’s capable of doing. I’m excited to see him get his opportunity. It comes at a time when we’ve lost a couple of guys who were valuable to the team, but that’s why we have Bryce and Boobie. They can step in and shoulder that weight and we don’t expect to miss a beat."


Anthony Dixon, Bryce Brown names to watch for Bills


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/19/2014) The Bills could be without their top two running backs after Week 7, which could thrust Anthony Dixon and Bryce Brown into larger roles moving forward.  

With C.J. Spiller's season likely done and Fred Jackson dealing with a groin injury, Dixon carried the ball 13 times for 51 yards, while adding 15 yards on three receptions. He should see a bigger role than he has so far this season, but it might be Brown who has more value for Fantasy owners, since Dixon has never carried the ball more than 14 times in his five NFL seasons.

The Bills acquired Brown this offseason but have yet to use him. However, he has more potential than Dixon and figures to be a bigger part of the team's future anyways. Brown had thrived in limited opportunities in the past, rushing for 387 yards and four touchdowns on 71 carries over the course of four games late in his rookie season with the Eagles.

Whether Jackson will be sidelined moving forward remains to be seen, but Brown looks like the back to target on waivers this week. He should finally see the field and has enough upside to make him worth a flier. 


Bills' Anthony Dixon comes on in relief Week 7


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/19/2014) Bills running back Anthony Dixon came on in relief Week 7 against the Vikings.

Dixon entered the game after both Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller were carted off with injuries. Dixon was average, picking up 51 yards on 13 carries. He averaged 3.9 yards per carry. Dixon also had three receptions for 15 yards. Dixon was the team's primary option once both players went down, but Bryce Brown was inactive for the contest. It's unclear if Dixon's role will change Week 8 when Brown will likely be active.

Dixon will take on the Jets Week 8.


Stephon Gilmore among Bills inactives in Week 1


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/7/2014) Bills starting cornerback Stephon Gilmore is inactive for Sunday's season opener against the Bears with a groin injury.

Gilmore's absence is a plus for the Bears' talented wide-receiver corps, as cornerback is projected to be the strength of the Bills back seven on defense. Other Bills inactives include running back Bryce Brown, offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio, guard Cyril Richardson, safety Jonathan Meeks, tight end Lee Smith and defensive end Jacquies Smith. Anthony Dixon, who was questionable to play with a hamstring issue, is active over Brown.


Bills have two players questionable on Week 1 injury report


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/5/2014) The Bills have listed running back Anthony Dixon (hamstring) and cornerback Stephon Gilmore (groin) as questionable for Sunday's Week 1 clash against the Bears. Dixon was a limited participant Thursday and did not practice Friday. Gilmore was a full participant Thursday and Friday.

Coach concerned about Anthony Dixon hamstring injury


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/4/2014) Bills running back Anthony Dixon sustained a hamstring injury in Thursday practice. Doug Marrone said he was concerned about it in regard to his availability for the Sunday opener in Chicago, per WGR. He did not finish the session.

Dixon, who signed with Buffalo in March, was held to just two yards per carry last year with San Francisco.


Anthony Dixon set to sign with Buffalo


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/14/2014) Former 49ers backup running back Anthony Dixon tweeted Friday that he'll sign a deal with the Bills Saturday morning, per The Buffalo News. Dixon, a free agent, visited the team on Friday before reaching an agreement.

He rushed for 56 yards and two touchdown behind Frank Gore and Kendall Hunter with the Niners.

Anthony Dixon finds end zone in playoff loss


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/19/2014) 49ers backup running back Anthony Dixon found the end zone during Sunday's NFC Championship game against the Seahawks.

With LaMichael James back in the locker room with a neck injury, the 49ers opted to use Dixon, who scored his first rushing touchdown since Week 5 against the Texans.

Dixon, who was stopped inches short on the previous play, leaped from the 3-yard-line over the the offensive and defensive line and crossed the plane for a touchdown in the second quarter. He finished with two carries for one yard and a touchdown in a 23-17 loss.

49ers get contributions from role players Week 17


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/29/2013) The 49ers received contributions from several role players during Sunday's win over the Cardinals in Week 17.

Quinton Patton caught two of three passes for 34 yards and had one carry for a gain of 26 yards, which was good enough to lead the team in rushing. Kendall Hunter had two carries for 13 yards while Anthony Dixon rushed for minus-5 yards on two carries and caught two passes for 27 yards. Offensive lineman Joe Staley also had one catch for a 14-yard gain while LaMichael James caught his only targeted pass for 12 yards. Garrett Celek was targeted once but finished without a grab.

49ers get minor contributions from role players in Week 13


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/1/2013) The 49ers received minor contributions from a few role players during Sunday's win over the Rams in Week 13.

In the running game, backups Anthony Dixon and Kendall Hunter each combined for 20 yards on the ground. Dixon had eight carries for 13 yards (1.6 yards per carry) and Hunter had three carries for seven yards (2.3 yards per carry). In the passing game, fullback Bruce Miller chipped in with two catches for 20 yards in a 23-13 victory.

49ers get little from role players


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/26/2013) 49ers running backs Kendall Hunter and Anthony Dixon were both held under 15 yards on the ground during Monday's win over the Redskins in Week 12.

Hunter broke for a 4-yard run late in the fourth quarter for his longest gain of the night. He had eight carries for 12 yards (1.5 yards per carry). Dixon rushed for 13 yards on three carries.

Fellow running back LaMichael James was barely involved, as he failed to receive a carry in the running game. In the passing game, he finished without a catch despite being targeted once. Tight end Vance McDonald caught his only targeted pass from Colin Kaepernick for a 23-yard gain.

The 49ers will host the Rams in Week 13.

Anthony Dixon gets a carry


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(10/27/2013) 49ers running back Anthony Dixon saw one carry during the Week 8 win over Jacksonville from London Sunday. It went for 2 yards. 

The 26-year-old is behind Frank Gore and Kendall Hunter on the depth chart. The 49ers have a bye Week 9 and return Week 10 against the Panthers. 


Report: Anthony Dixon on trading block


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/27/2013) 49ers running back Anthony Dixon is a player on the trading block heading into Tuesday's deadline, "NFL executives" told NFL.com.

49ers get minor production from role players in Week 7


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/20/2013) The 49ers received minor offensive contributions from a few role players Week 7 against the Titans.

In the passing game, backup tight end Vance McDonald hauled in tipped pass from Colin Kaepernick for a 20-yard gain. It was his only catch of the day. Fullback Bruce Miller caught his only pass of the night for a gain of 9 yards. He also had one carry for 1-yard. Wide receiver Kyle Williams was targeted once and was held without a grab.

In the running game, Kendall Hunter had four carries for only 6 yards while Anthony Dixon took his only handoff of the day for a gain of 8 yards in a 31-17 victory.

49ers get offensive contributions


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/13/2013) Several 49ers made minor offensive contributions in the win over Arizona. Running back Anthony Dixon ran three times for 4 yards and caught a 3-yard pass. Fullback Bruce Miller carried twice for 6 yards and caught an 11-yard pass.

Wideout Marlon Moore had a 9-yard run, receiver Kyle Williams made a 14-yard catch and receiver Jon Baldwin had a 9-yard grab. Tight end Vance McDonald caught a 7-yard pass.


Anthony Dixon scores for second straight week


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/6/2013) 49ers third-string running back Anthony Dixon scored for the second straight game, rushing for a 2-yard touchdown in the second quarter against Houston after Frank Gore left briefly with a minor injury. But Dixon failed on two other carries near the goal line. 

He finished with 12 yards on five carries. Dixon faces the Cardinals in Week 6.


Anthony Dixon vultures touchdown in blowout


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/27/2013)  49ers running back Anthony Dixon stepped out of the shadows for at least one play Thursday, in a 35-11 Week 4 win over the Rams.

Dixon received a goal-line carry at the start of the fourth quarter and scored from 1 yard out, one of three Niners' backs to score Thursday. He rushed the ball three times for 6 yards in addition to his touchdown.

Dixon is third on the depth chart at best in San Francisco, which leaves little in the way of touches for him. He has just five rushes for 9 yards on the season. The 49ers take on the Texans in Week 5. 


49ers get several minor contributions Week 2


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/16/2013) The 49ers received minor offensive contributions from a few role players during Sunday night's loss to the Seahawks in Week 2.

Vance McDonald, who took over for an injured Vernon Davis, had one catch for 19 yards and two targets. Fullback Bruce Miller was the team's second-leading receiver with two catches for 22 yards on five targets. Marlon Moore caught a short, 6-yard pass late in the fourth quarter. It was his only catch of the night. Quinton Patton also played but was held without a target.

In addition, Kendall Hunter had one carry for minus-7 yards and Anthony Dixon received one carry for a 4-yard gain in a 29-3 defeat.