• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Anthony Dixon appears on track to be Bills' starting RB in Week 5

    Bills running back Anthony Dixon's two teammates, Karlos Williams (concussion) and LeSean McCoy (hamstring), did not practice for the second straight day Thursday.McCoy seems highly doubtful to play this week against the Titans, and Williams would need to practice Friday to have any chance.Bills coach Rex Ryan has already made statements this week implying Dixon is his Week 5 starter. No matter how Friday unfolds, Dixon will be a hot pickup this week as the run-oriented Bills prepare to face the Titans and their 22nd-ranked run defense.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Bills RB Karlos Williams misses first practice of Week 5

    Bills running back Karlos Williams (concussion) will not practice Wednesday.While the Bills have yet to rule Williams out this week, coach Rex Ryan suggested Wednesday that in the event that both LeSean McCoy and Williams are unavailable Sunday against the Titans, Anthony Dixon would start Week 5.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Bills RB Karlos Williams in concussion protocol

    Bills general manager Doug Whaley said running back Karlos Williams suffered a concussion during Sunday's loss to the Giants, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.Filling in for LeSean McCoy (hamstring), Williams dominated the snaps in Sunday's loss, but he didn't find much room to run and apparently suffered a concussion. The rookie is now in the NFL's concussion protocol, putting his status for Sunday's game against the Titans in serious question.With McCoy likely to miss at least one more game, Williams' absence would leave Anthony Dixon as the lead back.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Bills RB Anthony Dixon has limited production in Week 4 loss to Giants

    Bills running back Anthony Dixon did not receive a carry in Buffalo's loss to the Giants on Sunday. He was targeted three times in the passing game, hauling in two balls for 20 yards.For those who thought Dixon might get some more action in the rushing game following the injury to LeSean McCoy, it was the Karlos Williams Show on Sunday, and even that wasn't much of a show. Dixon remains limited to short-yardage and special teams situations, though there's some talk McCoy could be out several weeks. Should anything happen to Williams, Dixon might get some added responsibility.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Bills RB Anthony Dixon scores in defeat of Colts

    The bad news for Bills running back Anthony Dixon on Sunday was that he gained just one yard on three carries. The good news is that his 1-yard score helped his team upset Indianapolis. Dixon plunged into the end zone five minutes into the third quarter to give Buffalo its biggest lead of the afternoon at 24-0. He will seek another score in Week 2 against New England.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Bills' Lynn lists Karlos Williams as the No. 2 running back

    Bills running backs coach Anthony Lynn said rookie Karlos Williams will resume the role of No. 2 running back when healthy. He has been sidelined since mid-August due to an undisclosed injury. "Absolutely," Lynn told ESPN.com. "Anthony Dixon unfortunately didn't have a training camp. And so he didn't get to compete with those guys. I have a pretty good idea of what Boobie can do and what he can bring to the table, but it was unfortunate what happened to Karlos with the injury -- not necessarily the injury, but the medical condition -- so yeah, I'm gonna throw him right back in there where he left off. "I've been very pleased with his growth and his development. The guy only played running back [at Florida State] for a year-and-a-half, and he came in here and he really listened and took the coaching. He's like a sponge. And I guess what I like about him is that he didn't have any bad habits to break, so he just does what you tell him to do."

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Bills RBs coach confirms LeSean McCoy will get bulk of carries

    Although the Bills have a crowded backfield, Bills running backs coach Anthony Lynn confirmed Tuesday the plan is for LeSean McCoy to be the workhorse back when healthy. Although, his status for Week 1 is a bit iffy since he is coming off a preseason hamstring injury. "All along we brought him in to put the bulk of the workload on him," Lynn told NFL.com. "And he has some good help in Anthony Dixon and Bryce Brown and Karlos Williams. So those guys will all play a complementary role but Shady will get the bulk of it. "And far as his availability (for Week 1), I'll hope he'll be ready to roll. I can't say that for that sure, but if he's ready to roll, we're gonna use him and we got a plan for him. And if he's not, we're not gonna blink." Lynn also added McCoy could also be used in goal-line situations. "Shady's done a good job in goal line and short-yardage," he said. "Sometimes it's not the biggest, most powerful back. It's the back with the best instincts and feel. Marcus Allen was a 205-pound runner but was the best goal-line runner I've seen in my time. So he has a knack to get through the hole and get skinny in the hole. So I'm not saying that I'm gonna take [McCoy] out at the goal line, but Karlos can definitely get the job done."

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Bills RBs McCoy, Dixon and Williams all practice Tuesday

    The Bills could have a healthy stable of running backs heading into their season opener against the Colts, as LeSean McCoy (hamstring), Karlos Williams (undisclosed) and Anthony Dixon (calf) were able to practice Tuesday, per the team's official website. All three players went through individual drills.

  • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

    Bills RB Anthony Dixon could miss significant time with calf injury

    Bills running back Anthony Dixon could miss up to a month after suffering a calf injury earlier this week, the team announced. Dixon pulled his calf muscle during practice on Monday. Head coach Rex Ryan was unsure about a timeline for Dixon's return because those injuries are "usually tricky." Dixon rushed for 432 yards and two touchdowns in 16 games for Buffalo last season.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Bills RB Anthony Dixon recovering from knee surgery

    Bills running back Anthony Dixon tweeted a photo of himself indicating he underwent surgery to fix a torn meniscus in his knee, reports ESPN.com. Dixon ran for 432 yards and two touchdowns last season, averaging 4.1 yards per carry.