Buffalo Bills: Should you Pick Up Anthony Dixon or Bryce Brown off the Week 8 Waiver Wire?
With both veteran running backs going down with injuries last Sunday, should you target Buffalo Bills running back Anthony Dixon or Bryce Brown from the Week 8 waiver wire?
— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) October 21, 2014
Dixon, has been active and has already been playing a few snaps along the way for the Bills, averaging 3.92 yards per carry. He’s warmed up and had this to say to reporters (via Yahoo Sports).
This is an opportunity I’ve been waiting for, to get back in that workhorse role and show people what I can do.
On the other hand, Brown, who has been practicing with the scout team admits he needs to gain some comfort with the Bills and their protective schemes had this to report.
I haven’t got to rep it as much, obviously, with not playing.
What exactly the Bills’ coach Doug Marrone is planning for the two running backs remains to be seen. It would seem like a guy (Dixon) who is already comfortable and experienced with the Bills’ schemes would be the one to more heavily rely upon with Brown being responsible for the plays C.J. Spiller made.
In Week 8, whoever dominates or if Dixon and Brown share, they face a daunting New York Jets defense who have only allowed one rushing touchdown and just 534 rush yards over seven weeks. Next up would be a bye for the Bills and soon afterwards, lead back Fred Jackson will return. Planning for Jackson’s future co-partner with Spiller on I.R. would be the key.
Here’s a couple of tweets that I’m reading that make me feel as if the Bills are planning on favoring Dixon coming up in Week 8. If I was a betting girl, I’d take Dixon off the Week 8 waiver wire first over Brown.
— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) October 20, 2014
I know everyone is waiting for Bryce Brown to be unleashed… don't be surprised if Anthony Dixon leads the way against NYJ. #Bills love him
— Joe Buscaglia (@JoeBuscaglia) October 21, 2014