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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 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

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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

Andy Dalton completed 24-of-43 passes for 207 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions in the Bengals' Week 11 loss to Buffalo.

He saved his fantasy day with a short touchdown pass to Tyler Boyd and a two-yard rushing score. The Bengals lost A.J. Green to what looks like a multi-week hamstring injury, and they were unable to get Tyler Eifert (3-37-0) heavily involved. Dalton's fantasy outlook is looking bleak heading into a Week 12 visit to Baltimore, where the Ravens have played stout defense all year.
Sun, Nov 20, 2016 04:28:00 PM

Andy Dalton (shoulder) has been removed from the Week 11 injury report.

Coming off a Monday night loss, the Bengals limited Dalton in Wednesday's practice before he was upgraded to "full" on Thursday and Friday. Dalton is ready to roll against the Bills, but his ceiling has proven low in 2016.
Fri, Nov 18, 2016 01:47:00 PM

Andy Dalton (shoulder) was a full participant at Thursday's practice.

He was limited Wednesday coming off the Monday night game. Dalton was never in danger of missing Week 11. He hasn't thrown more than two touchdowns in a game this year and won't be more than a QB2 against Buffalo on Sunday.
Thu, Nov 17, 2016 02:39:00 PM

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

Dalton has taken a beating this season, as only Andrew Luck has been sacked more times. Dalton took another three sacks Monday night against the Giants. He should be fine for Week 11 at home against the Bills as a QB2.
Wed, Nov 16, 2016 03:02:00 PM

Andy Dalton completed 16-of-29 passes for 204 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the Bengals' 21-20, Week 10 loss to the Giants.

Things looked like they were going to go pretty well for Dalton and the Bengals' passing game after the first series when Dalton hit Tyler Eifert for a 71-yard catch-and-run and then finished off the drive with a 13-yard touchdown to A.J. Green. Over 41 percent of Dalton's passing yards came on that first series. The Bengals got in the red zone a couple other times, but settled for a short field goal on one, and Jeremy Hill ran in a nine-yard touchdown the other time. Cincinnati was particularly dreadful on third down, as it didn't convert one until the fourth quarter. Dalton will be a borderline QB1/2 next week at home against the Bills.
Mon, Nov 14, 2016 11:56:00 PM

Andy Dalton completed 27-of-42 passes for 284 yards, a touchdown, and an interception in the Bengals' Week 8 tie with the Redskins.

Dalton also made things happen on the ground, rushing for a one-yard score on a play action boot in the third quarter, converting a third down late in the fourth quarter, and rushing for a first down in overtime. Unfortunately, his biggest blunder also came on the ground. With the Bengals seemingly driving for a win late in overtime, Dalton fumbled while trying to sneak for a first down, basically sealing the tie. Aside from the fumble, Dalton was not sharp overall. He should have been picked three times by Josh Norman, missed A.J. Green deep on several occasions, missed Green twice more on what could have been a game-sealing drive, and threw a terrible interception which temporarily allowed Washington to take the lead. The good news is Dalton showed his connection with Tyler Eifert is alive and well, and those two should find plenty of success against the Giants after the bye. Dalton will be a borderline QB1 in that matchup.
Sun, Oct 30, 2016 01:54:00 PM