RB - FA
Week 13 Outlook
It appears that running back Anthony Dixon will not return to the Bills in 2016. Dixon tweeted a farewell message on Tuesday thanking the organization and its fan base saying that his "time is up" in Buffalo.
There already is a void at the running back position due to the unknown outcome of the LeSean McCoy night club altercation in February. With Anthony Dixon leaving, the Bills will likely address the position in the draft or via free agency.
Anthony "Boobie" Dixon ran seven times for 19 yards, and caught three passes for 20 yards in Buffalo's win Sunday at Tennessee.
His catches were a pleasant surprise as he tied for the team lead. But he proved that his fantasy value is only in touchdown potential. If LeSean McCoy and Karlos Williams miss next week's game against Cincinnati, Dixon is again just a desperation flex play.
With LeSean McCoy (hamstring) and Karlos Williams (concussion) ruled out, Anthony Dixon is set to start Sunday at Tennessee.
Boobie will share carries with and likely yield passing game work to newcomer Dan Herron. If he's healthy (see below), look for 10 to 15 carries for the slow plodder, which makes him an RB3/flex start at best, hoping for a goal-line touchdown. Dixon is also dealing with a calf issue, making him an even riskier start.
With LeSean McCoy expected to miss another week in his hamstring recovery and Karlos Williams in concussion protocol, Anthony Dixon would "presumably" be the Bills' "lead" back if those two don't play, the Buffalo News says.
Dixon has eight carries this season for ... zero yards. Even if he "starts," he would likely form a committee with Cierre Wood and newly signed Dan Herron, making him nothing more than a desperation flex start in fantasy, hoping for a goal-line touchdown (he does have one of those, scored in Week 1). Dixon also caught two passes for 20 yards last week after Williams left the game. The Bills' next opponent, Tennessee, is middle of the pack against the run.
Anthony "Boobie" Dixon had just three carries for one yard Sunday, but that one yard was a touchdown to finish off an 80-yard drive.
This is Dixon's fantasy value in a nutshell: an occasional touchdown to frustrate LeSean McCoy owners. If he is the Bills' goal-line back -- his TD was their only play inside the Colts' 5 -- he could be a desperation play on an improving offense. But wait and see how he's used as McCoy's health improves.