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Andy Dalton | Quarterback

Team: Cincinnati Bengals
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/29/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 216
College: TCU
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Andy Dalton left Saturday's preseason game with a neck injury.
The move was precautionary. Dalton was injured on a one-yard QB Sneak touchdown. He completed his first six passes for 52 yards on the opening series prior to going down. Dalton should finish the preseason 15-of-22 for 133 yards with one touchdown and an interception. Aug 29 - 8:16 PM

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Andy Dalton completed 6-of-13 passes for 46 yards, zero touchdowns, and two interceptions in the Bengals' second preseason game.

Cincinnati's Dalton-led offense managed 49 total yards and three points while playing the entire first half. The Bengals were playing with a shorter deck up front without RT Andre Smith, but it was a bad night all around. Dalton's first interception clanked off A.J. Green's hands and popped in the air for an easy pick-six by Alterraun Verner, but the second pick was all on Dalton. He fired way over Tyler Eifert's head on a seam pattern into the waiting arms of Bucs S Bradley McDougald.
Aug 24 - 10:12 PM

Bengals OC Hue Jackson said, "We're going to open it up a little bit more this year and be who I think we can be."

"We're going to open Pandora's box more," Jackson said. "We tickled it a little bit last year. ... It's a chess match, and whoever is not afraid to pull the trigger, pull the trigger. And I'm not afraid, so let's go." The potential for this offense is through the roof and vastly undervalued in fantasy because of the perception of Andy Dalton. But Dalton was playing with a short deck last season where Mohamed Sanu was his No. 1 receiver in a number of games. With A.J. Green, Marvin Jones and Tyler Eifert healthy and Jeremy Hill entering year two, Cincinnati is going to put up points. Dalton, whose 33-TD season in 2013 has seemingly been forgotten, will have his fair share of top-10 fantasy weeks this year.
Jul 29 - 10:03 AM

Coach Marvin Lewis insisted Wednesday that the Bengals are comfortable with Andy Dalton as their 2015 starter.

Though he did put it in a curious way. "We have no problem with Andy Dalton as our quarterback," were Lewis' words at the Senior Bowl. "We don’t have time to waste time with another QB. To not continue to press forward and get Andy better and to get whoever the backup quarterbacks are better. The quarterback competition. Where has it worked? It doesn't get you wins." Lewis essentially stated the Bengals will keep Dalton at quarterback simply because it's hard to get another one. Fair enough.
Jan 21 - 7:58 PM does not expect the team to draft a quarterback this year.

That's in any round. Reporter Geoff Hobson expects the team to stick with its 2014 top three of Andy Dalton, Jason Campbell and A.J. McCarron. Campbell is a free agent who would need to be re-signed. "He’s our guy, and we’re not going to shy away from that," were the words of OC Hue Jackson on Dalton. "He was better with the intangibles this year and the ball was better coming out of his hand." Dalton's year-to-year "progress" has been incremental, at best, but the Bengals lack an obvious avenue for an upgrade.
Jan 15 - 5:58 PM

Andy Dalton completed 18-of-35 passes for 155 yards in the Bengals' 26-10, Wild Card loss to the Colts.

For the fourth time in as many years with Dalton under center, the Bengals made the playoffs only to go without a fight in the Wild Card Round. Dalton was suffering from a severe lack of weapons, but that shouldn't be the takeaway. Dalton was who he always is, a weak-armed game manager who struggles to elevate the play of those around him. Today's low point was a "scramble" where Dalton actually slid for a two-yard sack. The Bengals did their best to hide Dalton this season, limiting him to a career-low 481 attempts as he posted a 19:17 TD:INT ratio. Headed into the second season of a "seven-year, $97.09 million" contract, Dalton will be back at his $7 million salary for 2015, but all bets are off beyond that. There is no guaranteed money remaining on his deal.
Jan 4 - 4:16 PM

Andy Dalton completed 27-of-38 passes for 244 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions in the Bengals' Week 17 loss to the Steelers.

Dalton checked down all game and didn't have a completion over 20 yards. His touchdowns came on short passes to Gio Bernard and Jermaine Gresham in the red-zone. Both of Dalton's interceptions were bad overthrows into coverage. He'll finish the regular season with 3,398 yards, 19 touchdowns, and 17 interceptions. The Bengals will take on the Colts in the Wild Card round.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 11:57:00 PM

Andy Dalton completed 17-of-26 passes for 146 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in the Bengals' Week 16 win over the Broncos.

Dalton's primetime nightmares took a night off on Monday. By no means did Dalton fill up the box score, but he managed to limit turnovers after tossing a pick-six to Aqib Talib on his second pass of the game. All OC Hue Jackson had to do was dial up handoffs from Dalton to Jeremy Hill. Dalton finished off the possessions by tossing two east touchdowns. The first went to a wide-open Jermaine Gresham from two yards out, while the second was a simple dumpoff to Gio Bernard who made two defenders miss on the way to the end zone. The Bengals face the Steelers in Week 17.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 12:06:00 AM

Andy Dalton completed 14-of-24 passes for 117 yards, zero touchdowns and an interception in the Bengals' 30-0, Week 15 win over the Browns.

Dalton was simply dreadful, but the Bengals' rushing attack was more than good enough to make up for it. The Bengals' offense hummed when it funneled itself through Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard, but struggled mightily any time Dalton was called on to throw downfield. His pick was a lollipop thrown right to LB Craig Robertson, and he was lucky to escape with only one turnover. Up and down all season, Dalton will be a risky QB2 against the Broncos in the fantasy finals.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 04:10:00 PM

Andy Dalton completed 21-of-29 passes for 302 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions, and rushed four times for 22 yards with another touchdown in Sunday's Week 14 loss to the Steelers.

Late in the fourth quarter, Dalton took a shot to the ribs from Stephon Tuitt and was briefly shaken up. He missed one play before coming back in, but then sat out a final garbage-time drive while Jason Campbell cleaned up. Before that, Dalton lit up the box score by relentlessly attacking Ike Taylor with A.J. Green and impressively exploding off a read-option for a 20-yard scoring run. This was Dalton's third 300-yard game of the season, but first since Week 5. We wouldn't go chasing his stats at Cleveland next week, especially with Joe Haden on Green.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 04:04:00 PM

Andy Dalton completed 19-of-27 passes for 176 yards, one touchdown, and three interceptions in the Bengals' Week 13 win over the Bucs.

The Bengals were lucky to overcome a "Bad Andy" game, which they accomplished by shutting down Tampa Bay's offense. Dalton did add a two-yard rushing score, which we suppose "saved" his fantasy performance. Dalton is a two-quarterback-league option and nothing more entering a Week 14 date with Pittsburgh.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 05:59:00 PM

Andy Dalton completed 24-of-35 passes for 233 yards, a touchdown, and an interception in the Bengals' Week 12 win over the Texans.

Managed and controlled by Cincinnati's high-volume run game (43 rushing attempts), Dalton continued to perform well in the caretaker role. His touchdown was good to Mohamed Sanu from six yards out in the first quarter. Dalton's big error was a third-quarter 60-yard pick six by Johnathan Joseph that briefly changed the tide of Sunday's game. It was Dalton's first turnover in a road game this season. The Bengals' offense rebounded and put the game away with their fourth-quarter rushing attack. A clear game manager this season, Dalton will be a two-quarterback-league option only in Week 13 against the Bucs.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 04:21:00 PM

Andy Dalton bounced back from his dreadful Week 10 in Cincinnati's 27-10, Week 11 win over the Saints, completing 16-of-22 passes for 220 yards and three touchdowns.

With the Bengals dialing up 36 rushes, Dalton was calm and composed in a game Cincy dominated from beginning to end. Not that Dalton was afraid to take chances, as he relentlessly targeted A.J. Green in tight spaces, and was rewarded with a 6/127/1 day from his No. 1 receiver. It was an impressive effort 10 days after Dalton had one of the worst starts in NFL history. The trick, as always, for Dalton will be discovering consistency. He'll be tough to trust as a high-end QB2 in next week's road trip to Houston.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 04:12:00 PM

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis insists he hasn't lost faith in Andy Dalton following his disastrous Week 10 performance.

According to Pro Football Reference, Dalton's 2.0 QB rating against the Browns was the worst by any quarterback with at least 30 pass attempts since 1983. "Andy’s teammates had a lot to do with that rough game," Lewis said. "To the naked eye, it looks like it’s the quarterback’s issues, but there were a lot of issues to go around." Lewis is correct that his entire team failed to show up against Cleveland, but Dalton was still heads and shoulders above everyone else as the culprit. Dalton displayed frighteningly-little touch. The regressing quarterback has just eight touchdowns through nine games.
Tue, Nov 11, 2014 07:37:00 PM

Andy Dalton was disastrously bad in the Bengals' 24-3, Week 10 loss to the Browns, completing just 10-of-33 passes for 86 yards, zero touchdowns and three interceptions.

Dalton was benched with five minutes left in the game. Jason Campbell came on to play a series. It may not have been a true benching for the Bengals' fourth-year starter, but it deserved to be. Dalton didn't look like he belonged on an NFL field, sailing passes with absolutely zero touch, and failing time and again to get the ball to playmakers A.J. Green and Mohamed Sanu. Dalton was lucky to escape with only three picks, and committed a comical illegal forward pass penalty. Dalton was a solid 2-3 yards in front of the line of scrimmage before throwing out of bounds. At one point in the fourth quarter, Joe Haden jumped a route, but couldn't pick the pass off because it was too inaccurate. With only eight touchdowns through nine starts, Dalton will try to rebound against the Saints in Week 11.
Thu, Nov 6, 2014 11:42:00 PM