The Baltimore Ravens have seen things change quite a bit at running back since early in the year. Originally, Kenneth Dixon was slated to have a big role out of the backfield for this team, but multiple names have received an opportunity at points since his injury. As NFL Network’s James Palmer revealed Saturday, the Ravens have activated Dixon from injured reserve.
Along with taking Dixon off injured reserve, former starting running back Alex Collins was also placed there. In turn, it’d be easy to expect that Dixon would be able to dive right back in and receive a fair amount of work. Unfortunately, that may not be the case and the fantasy football outlook for the young Ravens back is an interesting one.
Let’s look at Dixon’s outlook moving forward in Week 13 and beyond.
Is Kenneth Dixon Worth a Fantasy Football Add?
This is a tough call for a variety of reasons, but the simple answer is that he is worth adding in most fantasy leagues, but it would be wise to temper expectations. The Ravens may have had questions at running back throughout the year, but following Collins’ injury, rookie Gus Edwards has emerged in a big way.
Over the past two games, Edwards has racked up 40 carries for 233 yards and one touchdown. He’s the Ravens’ unquestionable starter at this point and has intriguing fantasy value of his own. His outlook alone is enough to put a burden on Dixon’s fantasy value, but we also can’t be sure how the team will utilize their running backs.
Source: Heavy Sports