The second-year running back is expected to miss the entire 2017 season after undergoing surgery to repair his medial meniscus on Tuesday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, via a source informed for the situation.
Before Dixon went under the knife, as we reported earlier today, the Ravens hoped he would miss just a few weeks with a "trim" rather than a full repair. While Tuesday's procedure bodes well for Dixon's long-term health, the recovery timetable is four-to-five months. The team signed Rainey and he'll help to fill the void along with West and Woodhead. West probably benefits more from Dixon's absence, but Woodhead's role is safer now that Dixon is on the shelf for the year. We have West ranked slightly higher in standard leagues with Woodhead higher (19th) in PPR formats. In 2015, Woodhead finished #3 in PPR format before getting hurt last season.