Kenneth Dixon
Kenneth Dixon
24-Year-Old Running BackRB
Baltimore Ravens
IR
Injury Knee
2018 Fantasy Outlook
A suspension and a knee injury combined to keep Dixon off the field entirely in 2017, and in his absence Alex Collins emerged as the lead back for the Ravens while Javorius Allen solidified his spot as a backup who can handle third-down duties. Dixon flashed the potential to contribute in all situations as a rookie fourth-round pick in 2016, and he might now get a chance to compete with Allen for the passing-down role. Dixon's 4.58 40 time at the combine wasn't special, but he can pick up plenty of yards after contact with his burst, power and elusiveness, and his 5-10, 212-pound frame theoretically appears sturdy enough to handle punishment. However, knee injuries in each of his first two NFL campaigns put a cloud over his future, and even if Dixon is 100 percent healthy for training camp, as expected, he'll need to make a strong impression just to earn a part-time role. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $2.72 million contract with the Ravens in May of 2016.
May be activated from IR
RBBaltimore Ravens
Knee
September 17, 2018
Coach John Harbaugh said Dixon (knee) is a candidate to be activated from injured reserve later this season, Ryan Mink of the Ravens' official site reports.
ANALYSIS
In the midst of a 44-yard, one touchdown effort Week 1, Dixon limped off the field and diagnosed with a knee injury of unknown severity. Within days, he was placed on IR, meaning he must miss at least eight weeks. Considering the Ravens have a Week 10 bye, Dixon's first chance to return to the field will be Nov. 18 against the Bengals.
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Snap Counts
  • 2018 Offensive Snaps:
    22
  • 2018 Special Teams Snaps:
    0
 
Off Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2016
258
0
2018
22
0
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other RBs)

Height:   5' 10"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   212 lbs
AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.58 sec
WEAK
Shuttle Time:   4.28 sec
WEAK
Cone Drill:   6.97 sec
AVERAGE
Arm Length:   31.38 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.50 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   38 in
GREAT
Broad Jump:   121 in
GOOD
Bench Press:   18 reps
WEAK
Baltimore Ravens Team Injury Report
Questionable
Doubtful
Out
Questionable
Doubtful
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
Dixon's rookie campaign didn't exactly go smoothly. A preseason knee injury cost him the first four games of 2016, and even when he returned to action he didn't work his way into a significant role until Week 12. Nonetheless, over the second half of the season he was productive in a crowded Ravens backfield, averaging 4.9 yards a carry and nearly 65 combined yards a game while scoring all three of his TDs in the final four games. The 5-10, 212-pound back has the frame, pass-catching skills and ability to gain yards after contact to be an every-down threat, but he will once again miss the first four games of the season -- this time to a PED suspension -- and could find it difficult to earn snaps once he's activated. Furthermore, Dixon suffered a meniscus tear early in camp that required surgery. He had his meniscus repaired, which has a longer recovery process than the trimming option. While there may be a slight chance Dixon returns before the end of the season, he's expected to miss the entire campaign. Danny Woodhead was signed to serve as the passing-down back, while Terrance West will reprise his role on early downs. Dixon's impending lengthy absence makes it difficult to justify rostering him in most formats, while Terrance West suddenly becomes a viable option thanks to his expected volume increase in the run game.
Tre Mason isn't going to find his way into this year's running back profiles, but we're happy to put Dixon inside the cut line. Dixon went in the fourth round of this year's draft— the sixth overall back taken — after a prolific and busy four years at Louisiana Tech (87 TDs, 5.6 YPC, 11.1 YPR). Some pundits feel Dixon was the best pass-catching back in the draft, and that's catnip to the ears of OC Marc Trestman, who loves to throw to his RBs. That said, Baltimore's depth chart at the position is a cast of thousands, and Dixon isn't the only man who has third-down skills. If Dixon has a fast start in camp, some veterans could feel the heat by the end of the month. But it also wouldn't be a surprise if he's out of the rotation when the real games start. Like with most medium-pedigree rookies, there's a wide range of outcomes here.
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Placed on IR
RBBaltimore Ravens
Knee
September 12, 2018
The Ravens placed Dixon (knee) on injured reserve Tuesday, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.
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Expected to miss several weeks
RBBaltimore Ravens
Knee
September 12, 2018
Dixon, who sustained a knee injury in Sunday's 47-3 win over the Bills, is expected to be sidelined for several weeks, a source informed Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
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Absent from practice
RBBaltimore Ravens
Knee
September 11, 2018
Dixon (knee) didn't participate Tuesday in the Ravens' walk-through session, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.
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Doesn't practice Monday
RBBaltimore Ravens
Knee
September 10, 2018
Dixon (knee) didn't practice Monday, freelance NFL writer Jeff Zrebiec reports.
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Expected to miss time
RBBaltimore Ravens
Knee
September 10, 2018
Dixon is dealing with a knee injury and is expected to miss an undetermined amount of time, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.
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