Boobie Dixon 26 | Running Back

Buffalo Bills

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Wed. Oct 22, 2014 Subscribe 
News: 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 second-team offense. Impact: Running backs are gold this time of season once injuries strike - and the last few weeks have certainly a bloodbath for the position - so people all over are trying to play hunches on the Buffalo situation following injuries to Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller in the same half. The truth is we won't know for sure until the Bills line up to play the Jets this week, and even that could change as soon as game flow kicks in. So we'll give you the knowns in as simple a fashion as possible: Dixon is the likely starter and the surer thing. He beat out Brown for the No. 3 spot for a reason and the team brass seems to love his attitude and all-around game. He's going to get his chance, and one of his skill sets lies around the the goal line. So there's some safety in picking Dixon if you're hurting at running back. Brown, on the other hand, is the upside play. We've seen what he can do while LeSean McCoy was hurt, and quite frankly, he's a better athlete than Dixon. Also, there's a chance Dixon has trouble behind an offensive line that's struggling and the quicker-bursting Brown takes the job and runs with it for four weeks. To sum it up, we like Dixon by a slight margin as a short-term play and he could end up being a nice plugger/chugger for your lineup for a month, but if you're filling bench spots and/or looking for a lottery ticket, Brown probably has more upside.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Oct 20, 2014
News: Dixon is in line for an expanded role with the Bills in the coming weeks, with both Fred Jackson (groin) and C.J. Spiller (collarbone) out indefinitely, the team's official site reports. Impact: Following Jackson's and Spiller's injuries Sunday, Dixon was pressed into the Bills' lead role, but moving forward, he figures to work in combo with Bryce Brown. While Brown has yet to suit up in a regular season contest for the Bills to date, it wouldn't surprise to see him move into a big role in Week 8's game against the Jets, given the flashes of potential he displayed when handed increased duties during his (2012-13) stint with the Eagles. While Dixon is no doubt in line to factor in as well, notably in short-yardage situations, and thus meriting a speculative add to see how the situation plays out, Brown would appear to offer more fantasy upside to those looking to replace Jackson and/or Spiller.(RotoWire, )
Oct 19, 2014
News: Dixon had 13 carries for 51 rushing yards and three catches on four targets for 15 receiving yards Sunday against the Vikings. Impact: Dixon's fantasy value exploded during the game, as Fred Jackson was forced out with a groin injury and C.J. Spiller suffered a broken collarbone. Jackson is slated to have an MRI on Monday to determine the severity of his injury, though it's expected to be serious, and Spiller will have surgery Monday that will keep him out indefinitely. Dixon is likely to get plenty of carries now, though he could lose some to Bryce Brown, who was inactive Sunday.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Oct 13, 2014
News: Dixon, who didn't log a carry for three straight games before Sunday, ran the ball seven times for 23 yards in the Week 6 loss to the Patriots. Impact: The Bills haven't been able to get much of a running game going lately, so they tried something different and used Dixon for more runs than a disappointing C.J. Spiller. Dixon is still third in the pecking order, but the Bills seem to be phasing Spiller more and more out of the game plan, so the situation at least merits watching.(RotoWire, )
Boobie Dixon
2014 Season
Ht: 6' 1"  Wt: 233  Age: 27
Born: 9/24/1987, Jackson, Mississippi
College: Mississippi State
NFL Experience: 5th season
Drafted: 2010 - Rd 6
(173th overall by the 49ers)
Salary: $800,000
Injury Status
No reported Injury