Anthony Dixon Fantasy News

Friday, December 25, 2015, 10:17pm

Bills RB Anthony Dixon (knee, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 16.

Thursday, December 24, 2015, 6:12pm

Bills RB Anthony Dixon (knee) took full practice reps Thursday after being limited Wednesday.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015, 6:11pm

Bills RB Anthony Dixon (knee) took limited practice reps Wednesday.

Friday, October 9, 2015, 6:11pm

Bills RB LeSean McCoy (hamstring, out) and Karlos Williams (concussion, out) missed practice all week and are out for Week 5. Anthony Dixon is the next man up, but he’s dealing with a calf injury and may not see starter’s touches. Dan Herron and Cierre Wood will be in the mix.

Thursday, October 8, 2015, 6:11pm

Bills RB LeSean McCoy (hamstring) and Karlos Williams (concussion) missed practice again Thursday. McCoy isn’t expected to play in Week 5. Williams would get the nod, but he’s dealing with a concussion. Anthony Dixon is the next man up, and he has a calf injury. Dan Herron should rotate in against the Titans.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 6:19pm

Bills RB LeSean McCoy (hamstring) and Karlos Williams (concussion) did not practice Wednesday. McCoy isn’t expected to play in Week 5. Williams would get the nod, but he’s dealing with a concussion. Anthony Dixon is the next man up. The newly-signed Dan Herron would be his primary backup.

Friday, October 2, 2015, 6:45pm

Bills RB LeSean McCoy (hamstring, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 4. Karlos Williams should see the bulk of the touches with Anthony Dixon backing him up. The Giants are 4th in adjusted fantasy points allowed (aFPA) to running backs, thanks to solid stat lines against Washington and Dallas, two teams that have been successful running the ball this season. The numbers against Washington are a bit misleading since Matt Jones fumbled the ball as he was going into the end zone. The Giants are giving up 3.4 YPC, but we still like Williams in this spot. As for McCoy, it sounds as if he re-injured his hamstring, so he may not be back in Week 5.

Thursday, October 1, 2015, 7:11pm

Bills RB LeSean McCoy (hamstring) missed practice again Thursday. Consider McCoy doubtful for Week 4. Karlos Williams should see the bulk of the touches with Anthony Dixon backing him up. The Giants are 4th in adjusted fantasy points allowed (aFPA) to running backs, thanks to solid stat lines against Washington and Dallas, two teams that have been successful running the ball this season. The numbers against Washington are a bit misleading since Matt Jones fumbled the ball as he was going into the end zone. The Giants are giving up 3.4 YPC, but we still like Williams in this spot.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 6:25pm

Bills RB LeSean McCoy (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday. Consider McCoy doubtful for Week 4. Karlos Williams should see the bulk of the touches with Anthony Dixon backing him up. The Giants are 4th in adjusted fantasy points allowed (aFPA) to running backs, thanks to solid stat lines against Washington and Dallas, two teams that have been successful running the ball this season. The numbers against Washington are a bit misleading since Matt Jones fumbled the ball as he was going into the end zone. The Giants are giving up 3.4 YPC, but we still like Williams in this spot.

Karlos Williams continues to ascend for Bills

Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 6:28pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Bills RB coach Anthony Lynn answered some questions about RB Karlos Williams:

Q: How much was Karlos Williams ascending in training camp before his unspecified medical procedure?

Lynn: "Karlos was really ascending and he had kind of reached that No. 2 spot, in my opinion, at one point in training camp. And I just ... it was a good competition, because [Anthony Dixon] was out [with a calf injury], so it was basically between Karlos and Bryce Brown. And I thought Karlos kind of took control of that second spot for a little while there. But I've been very pleased with his growth and his development. The guy only played running back [at Florida State] for a year-and-a-half, and he came in here and he really listened and took the coaching. He's like a sponge. And I guess what I like about him is that he didn't have any bad habits to break, so he just does what you tell him to do. And you kind of like that in a player, you know?

Q: So ideally do you see Karlos sliding back into that No. 2 role, or Boobie continuing to push for it?

Lynn: "Absolutely. Boobie unfortunately didn't have a training camp. And so he didn't get to compete with those guys. I have a pretty good idea of what Boobie can do and what he can bring to the table, but it was unfortunate what happened to Karlos with the injury -- not necessarily the injury, but the medical condition -- so yeah, I'm gonna throw him right back in there where he left off."

Fantasy Impact:

It seems like the Bills think Williams will keep ascending back to the RB2 role he had before his procedure. Dixon is playing catch up at this point and Brown had more fumbles in the offseason that kind of bumped him down the depth chart. With McCoy already in question for Week 1, Williams is just an injury away from possibly being thrust into a RB1 role.

Bills RB LeSean McCoy (hamstring) iffy for Week 1

Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 12:47pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Bills beat writer Mike Rodak on the Week 1 status of LeSean McCoy: "Well we certainly expect him to be ready to go, I hope," coach Rex Ryan said Monday. "If not then the next man has to step up. [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." If McCoy -- who did rehab work in practices Monday and Tuesday -- can't play in Week 1, then the Bills will most likely turn to Brown or Dixon as their primary ball carriers. In my view, the favorite for that job would be rookie Karlos Williams. The fifth-round pick might not be available for the opener -- he began rehab work Tuesday at practice after undergoing an undisclosed medical procedure last month -- but down the road could be the better option to replace McCoy than Brown or Dixon.

Fantasy Impact:

Two things to note here: 1) McCoy may not play in Week 1 and it looks like the primary replacements would be Dixon and Brown, and 2) Rodak believes that, when healthy, Williams is the best option to back up McCoy. Williams is dealing with an undisclosed injury.

Bills RB Fred Jackson (hamstring) 'moving well' on sideline

Wednesday, August 19, 2015, 3:44pm

Buffalo Bills - [Full Article]

Bills RB Fred Jackson has been on the shelf for almost two weeks with a hamstring injury, but he was moving well in work on the side with the strength and conditioning staff Tuesday night. At this point however, he’s got to follow doctor’s orders.

“We’ve got to follow the protocol, but we want to get back out there,” said Jackson in reference to himself and Anthony Dixon. “Obviously we’re hurting, but the more numbers that we have that’s going to take a lot (of reps) off everybody’s plate. So we’ll try to get back out there as soon as we can.”

Fantasy Impact:

Jackson figures to back up LeSean McCoy, who is dealing with a hamstring injury of his own. Running backs coach Anthony Lynn said he’d like to cut Jackson’s snaps/workload in half, so barring a long-term injury to McCoy, don’t expect F-Jax to rack up 14-plus touches per game like he did in 2014. However, even if we slice his PPG in half (to 6.7 per game in PPR formats) and extrapolate over a full, 16-game season, we end up with RB4-type numbers. He has upside from there if anything happens to McCoy.

RB Karlos Williams gets more work in wake of injuries

Monday, August 10, 2015, 4:16pm

Fox Sports - [Full Article]

The Buffalo Bills have sustained several injuries to their deep group of players at running back, giving way to youth further down on the depth chart. Fred Jackson is sidelined with a hamstring injury while Anthony Dixon is also out with a calf ailment. Even LeSean McCoy has missed practice time.

In Jackson and Dixon's absence, Bryce Brown and rookie Karlos Williams have been asked to step up. For Brown, he's done just the opposite, fumbling three times in camp, one of which came during the team's scrimmage on Saturday. It was clear Rex Ryan took notice.

"The fumble was disappointing, to put it mildly," Ryan said via ESPN. "Because he was having a nice day, and then it was like ... every single team is going to be attacking that football. And you just can't have it. I don't care how many -- if you carry it 300 times, you have to hold on to that sucker. And that's what we're counting on as a team."

The quickest way to find yourself on the bench as a running back is to put the ball on the ground. Unsurprisingly, his fumbling issues have led Brown to tumble down the depth chart. In his place, the Bills will look to Williams to play a bigger role.

Fantasy Impact:

Brown has proved he's a talented back, but has had a fumbling issue dating back to his days with the Eagles. Williams is getting more work but likely still falls behind at least Jackson and McCoy when the games start. If injuries continue to be an issue, though, Williams could be a name to remember.

Friday, December 19, 2014, 6:02pm

Bills RB Anthony Dixon (chest, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 16.

Friday, December 19, 2014, 6:02pm

Bills RB C.J. Spiller (shoulder, probable) took limited practice reps all week and is probable for Week 16. Spiller should serve as Fred Jackson’s primary backup, but don’t expect a huge workload. Bryce Brown and Anthony Dixon have combined for 12.0 touches in the last four games, so that would seem to be Spiller’s ceiling in his first game back from injury.

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