Kenneth Dixon Injury Updates

The Ravens have reached an injury settlement with RB Kenneth Dixon that releases him from IR, according to Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic. The 25-year-old is now a free agent. We saw no report of a specific injury when Baltimore placed Dixon on IR. Zrebiec says, "It seems unlikely he will quickly resurface as he is rehabbing a fractured knee but should be back on NFL radars next spring." Dixon played 3 of Baltimore's 4 preseason games, though, including 13 carries for 66 yards in Thursday night's finale. It's hard to see why he wouldn't be on the 2019 radar. We'll be watching to see where he lands.

5:08pm EDT 8/31/19

The Ravens on Saturday placed RB Kenneth Dixon on season-ending IR. We've seen no report of a specific injury, so this seems like a situation where we could see an injury settlement. That would allow Dixon to find a new team. He's obviously not a fantasy asset to any degree until that happens. The move clears the way for Baltimore's expected top 3 at RB: Mark Ingram, Justice Hill and Gus Edwards.

The Ravens have placed RB Alex Collins on IR with the foot injury that cost him last week's game. He reportedly won't need surgery. The team is also activating RB Kenneth Dixon from IR. He's been out since suffering a knee injury back in Week 1 but could see time Sunday against the Falcons, especially with RB Gus Edwards entering the game questionable. We expect Edwards to play, especially after he finished the week with a full practice. Dixon is a pickup option for many leagues, though, as an Edwards handcuff or Collins replacement. Buck Allen remains in the mix as well.

3:09pm EDT 9/12/18

The Ravens have placed RB Kenneth Dixon on IR with the knee injury he suffered in Sunday's season opener. It's unclear if he's a candidate to return in 8 weeks, but he's not worth stashing on any redraft rosters. Baltimore moves forward with Alex Collins in the lead role and Buck Allen handling pass-catching duties.

Ravens RB Kenneth Dixon injured his knee late in Sunday's win over the Bills, according to The Athletic's Jeff Zrebiec. We don't have any other details yet, but Zrebiec adds that "the expectation is he'll miss some time." Dixon has been unable to stay healthy as a pro and isn't worth a roster spot in redraft leagues. His absence leaves Alex Collins and Buck Allen as Baltimore's healthy RBs.

Ravens RB Kenneth Dixon will miss the entire 2017 season after undergoing surgery today to repair his torn meniscus, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The meniscus needed to be completely repaired, rather than the trimming procedure that would have sidelined him 6-8 weeks. Dixon's rehab is now expected to take 4-5 months. He should be a full-go for the start of the 2018 campaign, but he's now had 3 knee injuries in just a little more than a year in the NFL. Terrance West is the big winner here -- essentially locked in as the lead ball-carrier on an offense that should run more this year with Greg Roman on staff. He's not an exciting talent but should at least be a volume-based RB3 or flex. RB Danny Woodhead should also pick some up extra carries while dominating passing-down work.

Ravens RB Kenneth Dixon will undergo knee surgery today, according to the Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec. The team believes Dixon has a torn meniscus but will know more after the operation. Zrebiec notes that meniscus tears usually sideline guys for 6-8 weeks -- but that can vary based on the severity. Dixon, of course, is suspended for the first 4 games of the season, so it's possible that this injury doesn't cost him any additional time. But he'll likely miss all of training camp and the preseason, costing him valuable reps to earn playing time. It's also worth noting that Dixon suffered a pair of knee injuries last summer, so durability is certainly becoming a concern. There's still a chance that he emerges as Baltimore's lead RB at some point this season, but Dixon can't be drafted as more than a late-round flier at this point. Terrance West will serve as the primary ball-carrier early on. Danny Woodhead will handle the majority of the pass-catching work.

ESPN's Jamison Hensley reports that RB Kenneth Dixon has been suspended 4 games for violating the league's PED policy. Consider that the 2nd blow today against a fantasy outlook that seemed quite intriguing just yesterday. Dixon returned from a summer knee injury to show flashes as a rookie while sharing the backfield with RB Terrance West and then hit the offseason looking like the best bet to lead the way in 2017. But the suspension arrives with the free-agent addition of RB Danny Woodhead. Dixon now looks like a fantasy reserve worth a shot somewhere in the double-digit rounds of your draft. There remains plenty of upside if he finds opportunity, at least.

Ravens RB Kenneth Dixon (knee) is expected to return to practice this week, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The rookie has been sidelined since tearing his MCL in Baltimore's 3rd preseason game. He was building momentum prior to that injury and now returns to a backfield averaging 3.3 yards per carry. Dixon won't be an immediate fantasy option but could quickly emerge as Baltimore's lead back. He's worth stashing in most fantasy football leagues.

Sports Illustrated's Peter King believes Kenneth Dixon could be the Ravens' lead back by October. "Baltimore loves him," King adds. Dixon is rehabbing a torn MCL and will likely miss the first 2-3 games of the season. But he was working his way into the rotation before that injury and averaged 4.9 yards per carry this preseason. A talented back with a 3-down skill set, Dixon is worth stashing if you can afford to wait on him.

ESPN's Adam Scheffer reports that the Ravens have cut RB Justin Forsett. It's a surprise move after the veteran operated like the #1 back in the 3rd preseason game. But it indicates that the team is happy with its younger options. Terrance West looks like the best early bet for fantasy value, as he worked ahead of Buck Allen in the 3rd exhibition. Kenneth Dixon still looks like the best all-around player remaining but will be limited early by an MCL injury. He'll be a good late-round stash in your fantasy football draft this week if you can afford the roster spot over the season's 1st month.

Update: ESPN's Jamison Hensley says, "No one should be surprised this week if the Ravens re-sign RB Justin Forsett." Guess we'll see.

Ravens HC John Harbaugh said after Saturday night's game that RB Kenneth Dixon's knee injury isn't "overly serious." It's being called a sprain for now, and Dixon is schedule to undergo an MRI. Even a minor sprain could cost him a couple of weeks, though, so the rookie seems iffy for the start of the regular season. The good news is that he looked good before going down, taking 6 carries for 41 yards and getting run with the 1st-team offense. Dixon remains an intriguing RB5 stash.

Ravens RB Kenneth Dixon got carried to the locker room after a goal-line run in Saturday night's preseason game, according to ESPN's Jamison Hensley. The rookie suffered an apparent left leg injury. We'll certainly watch for updates. Dixon carried 6 times for 41 yards before leaving and would likely head into the season as part of a committee if healthy.

Update: Dixon suffered a knee sprain, according to 105.7 FM in Baltimore.

Ravens RB Kenneth Dixon has been diagnosed with a Grade 1 MCL sprain, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. It's the least severe grade and is considered a minor injury. Rapoport expects Baltimore to "proceed cautiously," though. We're still over 6 weeks away from the start of the season, so there's no need to rush Dixon back. But an extended absence would hurt his chances of earning an early-season role.

Ravens RB Kenneth Dixon injured his knee in Thursday's training camp practice. HC John Harbaugh said afterward that Dixon "should be fine." We'll see if we learn more about the exact injury, but the rookie can't afford to miss much time in a crowded Baltimore backfield. Justin Forsett is the favorite to open the season as the starting RB.

 
 
 

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