When it came to converting third downs in the red zone or goal to go situations Buffalo all too often found themselves settling for field goals. The Bills converted just 31 percent of their third downs in the red zone last year to rank 24th in the NFL.
Enter RB Anthony Dixon. A short yardage and goal line specialist, Dixon is both nimble and a load at 6-1, 233 pounds.
“That’s one of the things I did in San Francisco and the last few years I was perfect on it,” said Dixon. “I had a goal line touchdown in the NFC Championship game last year. I feel like I’ve got that down pat. If he wants me to do that then I’m definitely capable of fixing that problem, short yardage and goal line.”
The Bills also have a bolstered offensive line this season, but the news here is Dixon's presence won't help owners of RBs C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson. WRs Sammy Watkins and Mike Williams could also be targets as the Bills look to improve their poor red zone numbers from last year. Despite Dixon likely stealing some short TD runs, he won't have a lot of fantasy value.