The Buffalo Bills are being handed a rough ticket when it comes to their offensive backfield. Star rusher LeSean McCoy is already missing time due to a hamstring issue, and now the team learned today that his top backup – Karlos Williams – will also sit out this week. Williams took over for McCoy as the team’s top running back last week, and despite struggling against the Giants still found the end-zone for the fourth week in a row to start his young career.
A formerly strong and deep backfield gets ultra thin in week five, as Anthony Dixon is slated to be the early down running back against the Titans in Tennessee. Dixon may not be ready to take on a full load due to a nagging calf issue, while Cierre Wood and recently signed Dan Herron should also vie for touches.
Yikes. Dixon is a slow plodder with not much talent. He subbed as a starter last year and failed miserably in the daily fantasy football scene, and despite a solid matchup and the minimum price tag over at DraftKings, he does not look like an attractive option. Trying him once in a GPP could be worth it, but unless he scores he is unlikely to pay off. He’s not 100% and not very good, while his could easily lose touches to Herron and Wood. Herron won’t even be in most DFS games and Wood has some talent but has too shaky of a role. Dixon is the guy to try across the board if you’re desperate or shooting for the moon, but don’t expect the world.