Anthony Dixon RB BUF 9 Days

With teammate Fred Jackson inactive for the second time in three games, Dixon gained 35 yards on 10 carries and 13 yards on two receptions in Thursday's 22-9 loss to the Dolphins.

Bryce Brown had the more desirable role, as the Bills largely relied on short passes, and had minimal success on the ground after halftime. Brown gained 57 yards on seven receptions and 14 yards on six carries, but a six-yard loss on a 3rd-and-1 toss play may have been his most memorable touch. Dixon should still be considered the better bet for goal-line and short-yardage work, if Fred Jackson (groin) misses another game next week against the Jets. Of course, the Bills only have three rushing touchdowns this season, including one from a fullback and one of a quarterback. Further taking away from Dixon's appeal, the Week 12 matchup favors Buffalo's passing game over the running game.

Anthony Dixon RB BUF 9 Days

Dixon could be in line for an expanded role in the Bills' backfield Thursday against the Dolphins, with Fred Jackson inactive.

Bryce Brown will draw the start at running back for the Bills on Thursday, but Dixon, who recorded a team-high nine carries for 62 yards this past Sunday against the Chiefs, still figures to see his share of carries, so he could be worth a dart in deeper formats this week. Brown, in any case, figures to be more involved in the team's passing game, after recording six catches for 65 yards (to go along with his seven carries for 35 yards) in Week 10.

Anthony Dixon RB BUF 9 Days

With Fred Jackson reportedly unlikely to play Thursday against the Dolphins, Dixon could see an expanded role in the Bills' Week 11 backfield, ESPN.com reports.

Dixon recorded a team-high nine carries for 62 yards this past Sunday against the Chiefs, while Bryce Brown carried seven times for 35 yards and Jackson was limited to three carries for 10 yards. If Jackson sits Thursday, Dixon would presumably see his share of carries against a Miami defense that is allowing an average of 99 rushing yards per game, though Brown would figure to be more involved in the team's passing game, after recording six catches for 65 yards in Week 10.

Anthony Dixon RB BUF 13 Days

Dixon had a team-high nine carries for 62 yards Sunday against the Chiefs.

Dixon led a three-headed attack with Bryce Brown (seven carries for 35 yards) and Fred Jackson (three carries for 10 yards), the latter of whom was returning from a groin injury. It was a decent showing, though he did not catch a pass while Brown caught six for 65 yards. If Jackson is able to get in a full practice next week, he will likely get a bigger workload in Week 11 against the Dolphins, which will only limit Dixon's fantasy upside.

Anthony Dixon RB BUF 13 Days

Dixon's teammate, Fred Jackson, is active for Sunday's game against the Chiefs.

Though it remains to be seen how much of a workload the Bills will hand Jackson in his return to action, his presence in the Buffalo backfield on Sunday makes both Dixon and Bryce Brown hit-or-miss Week 10 fantasy lineup options.

Anthony Dixon RB BUF 15 Days

Dixon's teammate, Fred Jackson, is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, ESPN.com reports.

Though we suppose that things could look up for Jackson as Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff approaches, coach Doug Marrone acknowledged Friday on that front that "we're still not where we need to be for him to go out there." In a scenario where Jackson is inactive Sunday, we'd expect Dixon to have a chance to head the Bills' Week 10 rushing attack, with Bryce Brown also in the mix for carries.

Anthony Dixon RB BUF 24 Days

Dixon was on the field for 41-of-55 snaps on offense in Week 8's win over the Jets, wgr550.com reports.

Meanwhile, in the absence of both Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller, fellow RB Bryce Brown was on the field for 14 snaps this past Sunday. Neither back churned out many yards per carry in the contest -- Dixon had 22 carries for 44 yards, while Brown ran seven times for 15 yards -- but for now, Dixon seems a decent bet to start again once the Bills return to action from their Week 9 bye. That assumes Fred Jackson's continued absence, though in such a scenario it's not difficult to imagine Brown close the gap some in terms of his snap count (in relation to Dixon's) in Week 10's contest against the Chiefs on Nov. 9.

Anthony Dixon RB BUF 27 Days

Dixon had 22 carries for 44 yards Sunday against the Jets.

Dixon got the start with C.J. Spiller (collarbone) and Fred Jackson (groin) both out with injuries, and while he got a vast majority of the carries (backup Bryce Brown had only seven carries for 15 yards), there wasn't much production. The Bills absolutely dominated the Jets, which allowed them to throw the ball only 17 times versus 32 rushing attempts, and while Dixon saw most of the work, he had to watch fullback Frank Summers bang home a two-yard touchdown in the second quarter. Spiller could be out for the rest of the season and Jackson is expected to miss three more weeks, which means Dixon should be the starter in Week 10 against the Chiefs following the team's Week 9 bye.

Anthony Dixon RB BUF 27 Days

Dixon will be the starting running back Sunday against the Jets.

Dixon gets the call after C.J. Spiller (collarbone) and Fred Jackson (groin) suffered injuries last Sunday against the Vikings that will keep them each out for a number of weeks. Dixon will get the first crack at carries, but it wouldn't be surprising if the team employed a bit of a time-share, similar to what they've been doing with Spiller and Jackson.

Anthony Dixon RB BUF 1 Month2 Comments

During the media access portion of practice Wednesday, which ESPN's Mike Rodak noted is "essentially just warm-up drills," Dixon lined up with the Bills' first-team, along with starting QB Kyle Orton.

Meanwhile, fellow RB Bryce Brown, who has yet to see a regular season snap to date, lined up with EJ Manuel and the Bills' second-team. In any case, with both Fred Jackson (groin) and C.J. Spiller (collarbone) out, both Dixon and Brown are in line for an expanded workload, beginning Sunday against the Jets. For his part, WGR's Joe Buscaglia indicated that he wouldn't be surprised if Dixon, who carried 13 times for 51 yards when pressed into added action in Week 7, leads the replacement committee initially, but we expect that Brown will see his share of Week 8 opportunities as well, with both players having quickly transitioned from fantasy afterthoughts into potentially valuable in-season pickups, as a result of Jackson and Spiller's injuries.