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Andy Dalton | Quarterback | #14

Team: Cincinnati Bengals
Age / DOB:  (29) / 10/29/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 220
College: TCU
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 2 (35) / CIN
Contract: view contract details

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Andy Dalton completed 22-of-36 passes for 328 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions in Sunday's Week 5 win over Buffalo.
It was another strong game from Dalton despite the turnovers. Dalton locked on to A.J. Green, who scored a 77-yard touchdown. He injured his ankle in the first half, but played with it heavily taped. Dalton has now led the Bengals to two straight wins after a shaky start. The Bengals are on their bye in Week 6. Oct 8 - 4:19 PM

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Andy Dalton completed 25-of-30 passes for 286 yards and four touchdowns, adding 29 rushing yards on four carries in the Bengals' Week 4 win versus the Browns.

It was the first time Dalton has thrown four touchdowns in a game since Week 16, 2013 and his 83.3 percent completion rate was the highest in his career. Dalton has now thrown 13 touchdowns and zero interceptions over his past five games versus the Browns. After a brutal start to the season, Dalton has now completed 46-of-57 passes (80.7 percent) for 498 yards with six touchdowns and zero interceptions the past two weeks. Despite the turnaround, Dalton will still be considered a QB2 coming into Week 5 against a surprisingly stiff Buffalo pass defense.
Oct 1 - 4:11 PM

Andy Dalton completed 21-of-27 passes for 212 yards and two touchdowns in the Bengals' Week 3 loss to the Packers.

Under new OC Bill Lazor, it was pretty evident that the plan was to get the ball out of Dalton's hand quickly as a way to mask a terrible offensive line. The plan worked early, with the Bengals taking a 21-7 lead into halftime, but they were unable to find the end zone after the break and lost in overtime. Dalton's first touchdown was a 10-yard strike to A.J. Green, and the second was a wide-open quick-hitter to Giovani Bernard who walked into the end zone. Dalton will be in the QB2 mix next week at the Browns.
Sep 24 - 8:05 PM

Andy Dalton completed 20-of-35 passes for 224 yards, zero touchdowns and zero interceptions in the Bengals' 13-9, Week 2 loss to the Texans.

The Bengals now have zero touchdowns through two home games to begin the season. No team has done that since the 1939 Philadelphia Eagles. (What's up, guys?) Dalton was stunningly ineffective, uncorking a number of concerningly-bad passes. At one point he attempted to flutter a knuckleball into the stands. The next play, he inexcusably overshot Brandon LaFell on what probably would have been a 73-yard touchdown. Dalton's protection left much to be desired, but time and again, he missed throws NFL quarterbacks are never supposed to miss. Through two starts, he doesn't look like the same player he's been the past few seasons. The Bengals travel to Lambeau Field in Week 3.
Sep 14 - 11:28 PM

Andy Dalton completed 16-of-31 passes for 170 yards with no touchdowns, four interceptions and a lost fumble, while adding one rush for two yards Sunday in the Bengals’ Week 1 loss to the Ravens.

He also lost 26 yards on five sacks. This may not have been as bad as Dalton’s infamous game against the Browns a few years ago, but it was close. Facing pressure from all angles, Dalton predictably melted down, committing five turnovers with two of those coming in the red zone. He even had difficulty connecting with perennial Pro Bowler A.J. Green, completing just five-of-10 passes to his top wideout. Dalton looked like a deer in the headlights whenever the Ravens brought pressure while showing little in the little in the way of accuracy and decision-making. Facing a stingy Texans D on a short week, Dalton owners shouldn’t be optimistic about his Week 2 prospects.
Sep 10 - 5:14 PM

Andy Dalton completed 8-of-13 passes for 70 yards, zero touchdowns and zero interceptions in Sunday's third preseason game.

Dalton played the entire first half. The Bengals seemed focused on establishing the run, while Dalton seemed focused on getting his timing down with A.J. Green, whom he targeted relentlessly. The Bengals' offense didn't look particularly sharp this summer, but Dalton attempted only 31 passes. Armed with a much-improved supporting cast on 2016, Dalton is in the back-end QB1 mix.
Aug 27 - 6:29 PM

Andy Dalton thinks the offense will make "a big jump" this season after adding John Ross and Joe Mixon.

"We’re faster obviously. With John Ross’ speed that will be a big factor," Dalton said. "I would think that with (Mixon’s) versatility – the ability to run and catch – I think that’s going to be big." The cupboard ran dry in Cincinnati last season following the departures of Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu as well as the injuries to A.J. Green and Tyler Eifert, but the organization did a good job reloading. Dalton could end up being a value in fantasy drafts.
May 18 - 11:03 AM

Andy Dalton completed 18-of-28 passes for 226 yards and a touchdown in the Bengals' Week 17 win over the Ravens.

The Bengals wound up taking their foot off the gas after building a convincing lead, but Dalton was a surgeon when this game was in doubt, finding Brandon LaFell and Cody Core for big plays. Missing A.J. Green and more so Tyler Eifert for much of the year, Dalton turned in a pedestrian 2016 campaign with an 18:8 TD-to-INT ratio. He was rarely useful in fantasy. That should change with Green and Eifert back healthy for 2017, where Dalton will offer value-pick potential. The Bengals will also look for Tyler Boyd to take a sophomore leap.
Jan 1 - 4:40 PM

Andy Dalton completed 28-of-41 passes for 268 yards a touchdown and an interception in Week 16 against the Texans.

Dalton didn’t have any supporting cast with A.J. Green and Tyler Eifert sidelined. His only touchdown was an 86-yard run after catch from Brandon LaFell. Dalton's interception came on a dropped pass from Tyler Boyd. He put the Bengals in position to win, but they missed a field goal to end the game. Dalton will close out the season against the Ravens.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 11:13:00 PM

Andy Dalton completed 16-of-27 passes for 157 yards and one interception in the Bengals' Week 15 loss to the Steelers.

He added a rushing touchdown on a fourth-down sneak in the first half. The final numbers do not show it, but Dalton was on fire early in this game. He made several great throws to Brandon LaFell in the second quarter including a sideline toss on the move after escaping pressure. The offense stalled after the break, however, as the Steelers defense stepped up with some big plays. Dalton almost threw a pick straight to Ryan Shazier in the first half, and he was picked by Lawrence Timmons on a similar throw at the end of the third. He had LaFell open on third down to extend a drive late in the game, but he threw the ball too far upfield under pressure and the pass was broken up. The Bengals did not get the ball again. The Bengals are now officially eliminated from the playoffs. Dalton will be no better than a back-end QB2 against the Texans on Christmas Eve.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 04:23:00 PM

Andy Dalton completed 20-of-28 passes for 180 yards and two touchdowns and rushed twice for 17 yards Sunday in the Bengals' Week 14 win over the Browns.

Dalton didn’t do much throwing in the second half as the Bengals tried to bleed out the clock by running it down Cleveland’s throat. He threw both of his touchdowns to Tyler Eifert, who finished with five catches for 48 yards. There were several instances where Dalton held on to the ball too long, which resulted in four sacks. Dalton was rarely on the same page with Brandon LaFell, completing just three-of-six passes to him for 22 yards. Dalton’s fantasy appeal has mostly been spoiled by A.J. Green's hamstring injury. With Green a possibility to return against Pittsburgh, Dalton should be in for a better game in Week 15.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 05:08:00 PM

Andy Dalton completed 23-of-31 passes for 332 yards and two touchdowns in the Bengals' 32-14, Week 13 win over the Eagles.

It was arguably Dalton's best passing performance of the season, as his 130.0 rating was a new season-best. His two touchdowns went to Brandon LaFell in the back of the end zone from eight yards out, and then Dalton threw a perfectly-lofted 13-yard score to Tyler Eifert for his second score. This Eagles pass defense has been picked apart in recent weeks and isn't anywhere as elite as some metrics would make it look. Dalton will be on the streaming radar next week at the Browns.
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 04:07:00 PM

Andy Dalton completed 26-of-48 passes for 283 yards and a touchdown in the Bengals' Week 13 loss to the Ravens.

He also fumbled four times, losing two. Bengals OC Ken Zampese understandably abandoned a running game that wasn't working, but the results were not positive by resorting to the air. Cincinnati is simply short on passing-game talent at this point, missing both A.J. Green (hamstring) and Gio Bernard (ACL) after losing Mohamed Sanu and Marvin Jones in the offseason. Dalton will be a mere QB2 play when Cincinnati hosts Philadelphia in Week 13.
Sun, Nov 27, 2016 05:37:00 PM

Andy Dalton (shoulder) was upgraded to "full" in Thursday's practice.

The Bengals were just managing Dalton's reps on Wednesday. Missing all-world receiver A.J. Green, Dalton won't be a viable QB2 against the Ravens' stout defense.
Thu, Nov 24, 2016 01:51:00 PM

Andy Dalton (shoulder) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Dalton was also limited last Wednesday before getting removed from the injury report. He's not in any danger of missing Week 12. Playing without A.J. Green, Dalton is a QB2 for Sunday's Baltimore matchup.
Wed, Nov 23, 2016 05:02:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Andy Dalton
2A.J. McCarron
3Jeff Driskel
RB1Joe Mixon
2Giovani Bernard
3Jeremy Hill
GLB1Joe Mixon
2Jeremy Hill
3RB1Giovani Bernard
2Joe Mixon
FB1Ryan Hewitt
WR11A.J. Green
2Tyler Boyd
3Cody Core
4Josh Malone
WR21Brandon LaFell
2John Ross
3Alex Erickson
WR31Tyler Boyd
TE1Tyler Eifert
2Tyler Kroft
3C.J. Uzomah
4Cethan Carter
LT1Cedric Ogbuehi
LG1Clint Boling
2Christian Westerman
C1Russell Bodine
2T.J. Johnson
RG1Trey Hopkins
2Alex Redmond
RT1Jake Fisher
K1Randy Bullock