Kenneth Dixon | Ravens RB

Date of Birth:  01/21/1994
Age:  24
Height  5'10"
Weight:   212
College:  Louisiana Tech
Drafted:  2016 | Round 4 | Pick 134
Depth Chart:  2nd string

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Kenneth Dixon | Ravens RB

Ravens RB Kenneth Dixon is suspended two more games.

Because Dixon is on Injured Reserve with a torn meniscus, this doesn't really matter. But the original four-game suspension was for PEDs and this additional two games is for substance abuse, according to Ian Rapoport. It won't affect Dixon unless he gets suspended again, and he'll have a clean slate for 2018 as he will almost certainly be 100% recovered from his torn meniscus.

Kenneth Dixon | Ravens RB

Ravens running back Kenneth Dixon is out for the season, according to Ian Rapoport.

The second-year back had surgery on his meniscus today, and he had to have it fully repaired instead of trimmed. This is a really tough break for both Dixon and the Ravens. Terrance West is now fully locked into the early-down role for Baltimore, with Danny Woodhead as the passing down back. Woohead could also chip in for more work on early downs, but West could push for 15-20+ carries per game. Look for West's ADP to rise over the next several weeks. It's also possible the team brings in another veteran back such as Ryan Mathews, if and when he is released by the Eagles. As for Dixon, while his season is over before it starts, full meniscus repairs are considered better long-term than trims, so Dixon will look to get 100% for next season.

Kenneth Dixon | Ravens RB

Ravens running back Kenneth Dixon has a meniscus tear, according to Ian Rapoport.

Dixon will get surgery, and they won't know the extent of the injury until he gets in there, but Rapoport says the "hope" is it's just at trim of the meniscus. So the timeline for recovery won't be known until Dixon has the surgery, and it's possible he misses the entire preseason. Dixon is already suspended for the first four games of the season for PEDs, so he's likely going to face an uphill battle for playing time when he returns in Week 5 if he does indeed miss most of the preseason. Terrance West has a chance to run away with the early-down role throughout the preseason and first four weeks of the regular season, though the Ravens do really like Dixon.

Kenneth Dixon | Ravens RB

Kenneth Dixon will be suspended for the first four-game of 2017, according to Adam Schefter.

Dixon violated the NFL's PED policy, and it couldn't have come at a worse time. The second-year back was expected to have a chance to become the lead-dog in Baltimore, but the Ravens are much more likely to find another option in free agency or through the draft. Dixon's roster spot should be safe, but his role is completely up in the air.

Kenneth Dixon rushed 10 times for 44 yards and one touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Bengals.

Dixon again outplayed Terrance West, which was so often the case down the stretch. The rookie finishes the season with 88 rushes for 382 yards (4.3 yards per carry) and two touchdowns, also catching 30-of-41 targets for 162 yards and another score. Dixon should open 2017 as the starter and will be worth a look as an RB2/FLEX.

Kenneth Dixon | Ravens RB

Kenneth Dixon rushed 12 times for 57 yards in Sunday's loss to the Steelers.

Dixon showed excellent strength and balance as he often has in the second half of the season, but passing-down work has been ceded to fullback Kyle Juszczyk in recent weeks, so the rookie caught just one pass for one yard. Dixon will finish his season next week against the Bengals; he'll be a good FLEX option.

Kenneth Dixon | Ravens RB

Kenneth Dixon scores against the Eagles.

Dixon had nine carries for 36 yards and a touchdown for the Ravens. The touchdown was a 16-yarder for Dixon. He was targeted one time in the passing game and fellow running back Terrance West had 17 touches compared to Dixon's nine. They're both FLEX options in an unpredictable backfield.

Kenneth Dixon | Ravens RB

Kenneth Dixon takes control of Ravens' backfield, plays great on Monday Night Football.

Dixon handled almost all of the work out of the Ravens' backfield, getting 11 carries for 39 yards and eight catches for 42 yards and a touchdown. Dixon showed tremendous ability to break tackles and get positive yardage on almost every play. There was not great run blocking for him, but he grinded out his yardage. Terrance West got only two carries behind Dixon, so Dixon clearly leads this backfield. He'll be a good RB2/FLEX next week against Philadelphia.

Kenneth Dixon | Ravens RB

Kenneth Dixon gets 10 touches in Week 13.

Dixon had six carries for 56 yards and four catches for 21 yards. He had a long of 17 yards on the ground. Terrance West scored a touchdown, but Dixon has outperformed him on the ground recently and if given a bigger role could become a great FLEX option.

Kenneth Dixon | Ravens RB

Kenneth Dixon leads Baltimore's backfield committee.

Dixon rushed 13 times for 49 yards and caught four passes for 31 yards. The rookie has been impressive this season when he's been on the field. His backfield mate Terrance West gained one less yard on the same amount of carries this week, and Dixon seems to be the leader of the committee now. He is on at least the FLEX radar next week versus Miami.

Kenneth Dixon | Ravens RB

Kenneth Dixon looks good in Week 11 versus Cowboys.

Dixon had six carries for 40 yards, including a long of 20 yards. Dixon has looked explosive the past couple of weeks and will almost certainly get more work in the coming weeks. He should be a decent FLEX option next week against Cincinnati.

Kenneth Dixon | Ravens RB

Dixon impresses on Thursday Night Football.

The rookie back totaled 80 yards on 10 touches, rushing 6 times for 38 yards and catching 5 passes for 42 yards. Dixon showed good vision and the ability to break arm tackles. If Terrance West continues to struggle, it would not be surprising to see Dixon become the starter. The rookie will have FLEX value next week against the Cowboys.

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