Coach John Harbaugh said he expects Dixon's role to grow, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.
Gus Edwards is doing solid work in the lead role with 4.8 yards per carry, but he only has one touchdown and one reception all season, with a long gain of 19 yards on 92 carries. Dixon has added an element of explosiveness in two games since his activation from injured reserve, taking 16 carries for 96 yards and a touchdown while adding two catches for 27 yards. With Ty Montgomery also getting some snaps -- especially on passing downs -- the Baltimore backfield is turning into a three-headed mess. Dixon might actually offer the best mix of skills, but there's no assurance regarding workload for Week 15 against Tampa Bay.
Dixon had eight carries for 59 yards and a touchdown with one catch for 21 yards on his lone target in Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Chiefs.
Gus Edwards once again led the way with 16 carries for 67 yards, but Dixon continued to make his case after gaining 37 yards on eight carries the previous week against Atlanta. Limited by injuries and suspension to this point in his career, Dixon is finally getting a chance to show why the Ravens keep giving him chances. Granted, his timeshare role will make it tough to produce on a consistent basis, with Ty Montgomery also getting backfield snaps in Baltimore. The Ravens do get a favorable Week 15 home matchup against Tampa Bay.
Dixon rushed for 37 yards on eight carries and added a six-yard catch in his return from injured-reserve, a 26-16 win over Atlanta.
Coming off of a knee injury, Dixon slid in for veteran Alex Collins (foot) who was placed on injured reserve this week. Rookie Gus Edwards is averaging 20 carries per game over the past three weeks and figures to be the lead back moving forward with Ty Montgomery serving as the pass-catcher and Dixon and Lamar Jackson adding to the ground attack. Next Sunday could be a good matchup for Dixon as the Chiefs are surrendering a sizable 5.0 yards per opponent carry. The key will be whether the Ravens keep the game close enough to be able to continue to rely on the run.
Dixon, who was shut down with the injury after logging 44 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries in the season-opening win over the Bills, took the roster spot of Alex Collins (foot). Though Collins had served as the Ravens' running back for most of the season before landing on IR, Gus Edwards had supplanted him as the favored option out of the backfield alongside dual-threat quarterback Lamar Jackson. That's likely to remain the case with Dixon back in the fold, though the Louisiana Tech product could immediately push Ty Montgomery for No. 2 duties. Dixon, a 2016 fourth-round pick, offers the Ravens some additional versatility out of the backfield, as he possesses the speed to contribute as an outside-the-tackles runner and pass catcher and can absorb punishment inside thanks to his sturdy 5-foot-10, 212-pound frame.
Dixon (knee) was activated off injured reserve Saturday.
The Ravens opted to place Alex Collins (foot) on injured reserve Saturday, opening the door for Dixon to make his return after injuring his knee in the opening game of the season. It's worth noting that Dixon looked particularly promising during that contest, combining with quarterback Lamar Jackson on a number of devastating read-option plays during the second half when the game was already well out of reach. Still, given Dixon's prolonged absence and the emergence of Gus Edwards (ankle), it's unlikely the recently activated running back will see a number of carries instantly, and he might even be third on the pecking order behind Ty Montgomery, who combined for 64 total yards on 11 touches in a Week 12 win over the Raiders.
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