Fantasy Football: Anthony Dixon A Preseason Hero, But Is He A Sleeper Sensation?

September 5, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

When Glen Coffee suddenly retired, it looked like the 49ers would be left with little behind star running back Frank Gore.  Less then three weeks later, that couldn’t be further from the truth.
Not only did they bring Brian Westbrook into the mix, but sixth-round pick Anthony Dixon has emerged from obscurity.  While a lot of his impressive preseason statistics came against marginal NFL players, at best, it is still hard to overlook.
He led the NFL with 300 rushing yards (Michael Bennett was second with 236).
He led the NFL with four rushing touchdowns.
Then again, he had 20 more carries then any other running back, at 74.  When you have that big of a lead in carries, it’s easy to out-rush the competition by such a great margin.
Despite coach Mike Singletary telling Comcast Sports Net California that, “When you have a guy like that, there’s going to be a role,” it’s impossible to think the role is going to be an...

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