Kenneth Dixon
Kenneth Dixon
25-Year-Old Running BackRB
Baltimore Ravens
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Dixon played in only six games in 2018, missing most of the season with yet another knee injury, but he nearly matched his production on the ground from his 12-game rookie campaign thanks to an impressive average of 5.6 yards per carry. Most of his work came with Lamar Jackson under center for the Ravens, and Dixon's willingness to attack the line with a strong burst made him a good fit for the team's new option-infused offense. Unfortunately, he may not get much of a chance to build on last year's performance, even if he can finally stay healthy. Gus Edwards remains on hand for early down work, and the front office added Mark Ingram in free agency and Justice Hill in the draft, making for a stacked backfield with a wide range of skill sets at offensive coordinator Greg Roman's disposal. Dixon will be hard-pressed to stand out from the crowd in camp, leaving him without a clearly defined role and potentially without a roster spot. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $2.72 million contract with the Ravens in May of 2016.
Returns to practice
RBBaltimore Ravens
June 7, 2019
Dixon (undisclosed) practiced Thursday, Ryan Mink of the Ravens' official website reports.
ANALYSIS
After missing the last round of OTAs, the fourth-year pro returned to the field this week. Dixon will need to battle for a roster spot, as Mark Ingram, Gus Edwards and fourth-round pick Justice Hill seem to have three jobs locked down. The team typically has carried three running backs under coach John Harbaugh but kept four on the roster late last year. Given the run-heavy nature of the offense with Lamar Jackson at quarterback, Baltimore may be able to find room for Dixon.
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How do Kenneth Dixon's 2018 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Broken Tackle %
20.0%
 
Positive Run %
86.7%
 
% Yds After Contact
68.8%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
3.8
 
Rushing TD %
3.3%
 
Touches Per Game
11.0
 
% Snaps w/Touch
43.1%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-1.7
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.07
 
% Team Air Yards
-0.2%
 
% Team Targets
1.3%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-1.4 Yds
 
Catch Rate
85.7%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
9.3
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Kenneth Dixon's measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 10"
 
Weight
228 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.58 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.28 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.97 sec
 
Vertical Jump
37.5 in
 
Broad Jump
121 in
 
Bench Press
18 reps
 
Hand Length
9.50 in
 
Arm Length
31.38 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2018
2017
2016
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.
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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Not practicing
RBBaltimore Ravens
Undisclosed
May 31, 2019
Dixon (undisclosed) hasn't participated in OTAs this week, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.
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Left on roster bubble
RBBaltimore Ravens
May 9, 2019
Dixon will need to compete for a roster spot this summer, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.
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Stuck behind Ingram in Baltimore
RBBaltimore Ravens
March 17, 2019
Dixon and Gus Edwards figure to rotate in behind Mark Ingram in 2019, Ryan Mink of the Ravens' official website reports.
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Makes late impact through air
RBBaltimore Ravens
January 6, 2019
Dixon rushed six times for 13 yards and brought in all three targets for 53 yards in the Ravens' 23-17 wild-card loss to the Chargers on Sunday. He also lost a fumble.
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Leads way on ground
RBBaltimore Ravens
December 30, 2018
Dixon carried the ball 12 times for 117 yards in Sunday's 26-24 win over the Browns. He added one reception for two yards.
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