I’ll reiterate what I said above before week 14: Dixon is harbaugh’s guy. Harbaugh has serious man love for him. Even back in 2017 there is a video with harbaugh outright proclaiming “I’m a Kenneth Dixon fan” and gushing about what a good guy he is and how he wants to be great.
Harbaugh wants Dixon to grab the reigns and run away with this job. Edwards is nothing more than an undrafted small bump in the road. He’s a JAG. He runs hard and that’s about it. A good complimentary and maybe gl back. But harbaugh knows that Dixon has the potential to be special if he stays healthy and off of suspension.
Even after Collins had that bigbyear last year we all had the feeling that harbaugh just wouldn’t fully comity to him. Proof of that is the workload given to Edwards even before Collins went down. It was the kind of workload Collins owners have been screaming for for the last year. And then some undrafted no name comes in and gets it.
Coaxhes have preferred guys and us ff players need to recognize that. Harbaugh drafted Dixon and has a man crush on him. And we now have 2 weeks of data showing increasing usage and he is outperforming Edwards.
Then harbaugh says after week 14 that he “knew that Dixon’s role would grow and it will continue to grow”. He’s basically sending out the message. Dixon should get at least 50% of the rb snaps vs the bucks this weekend. And, if the trend of the last 2 games continues, should vastly outperform Edwards.
Ravens are now one of the most run heavy teams in the league now with ljax at qb. A rb on that team that gets 12-13 touches is a valuable flex player.
Moving forward, I see no reason why Dixon can’t be tanned as their fb of the present and future in Balt providing that he stays healthy and continues to impress harbaugh for the remainder of this season. These last 3 regular season games and the playoffs will give him enough audition time to seize the job. We will see.
I have Dixon locked and loaded in one redraft and one dynasty league.