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Andy Dalton | Quarterback

Team: Cincinnati Bengals
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/29/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 220
College: TCU
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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. Dec 23 - 12:06 AM

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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.
Dec 14 - 4:10 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.
Dec 7 - 4:04 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.
Nov 30 - 5:59 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.
Nov 23 - 4:21 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.
Nov 16 - 4:12 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.
Source: bengals.com
Nov 11 - 7:37 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.
Nov 6 - 11:42 PM

Andy Dalton completed 19-of-31 passes for 233 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions in the Bengals' Week 9 win over the Jaguars.

Dalton and the offense got off to a slow start out of the gate, but Dalton eventually found Mohamed Sanu for a 19-yard touchdown strike down the left seam in the second quarter. He then found A.J. Green on a post route for another score to kick off the fourth quarter. Dalton's day wasn't without mistakes, however, as he threw an interception off the back of LT Andrew Whitworth inside his own 10-yard line. CB Sherrod Martin undercut a throw for a pick earlier in the game. Dalton will be a mid-range QB2 when the Bengals take on the Browns next Thursday night.
Nov 2 - 4:45 PM

Andy Dalton completed 21-of-28 passes for 266 yards, no touchdowns, and one interception, but rushed six times for 14 yards and two touchdowns in the Bengals' Week 8 win over the Ravens.

After hitting Mohamed Sanu in stride for a 48-yard gain on Cincy's first possession, Dalton polished off the drive with a goal-line TD sneak. The Bengals' offense was largely stagnant from that point on, and Dalton made the biggest mistake of the game in the fourth quarter when he attempted to throw a pass left-handed under pressure, and the ball was stripped by Baltimore, before being returned by Daryl Smith deep into Bengals territory. Dalton came back to lead the game-winning drive in the fourth quarter, again sneaking in after three failed red-zone attempts by Jeremy Hill. Although there were long bouts of inability to move Cincinnati's offense, this was a much-needed win for the 4-2-1 Bengals. Dalton will remain a QB2 only in Week 9 against the Jaguars. He is tentatively expected to get A.J. Green (toe) back.
Oct 26 - 4:05 PM

Andy Dalton completed 18-of-38 passes for 126 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions in Sunday's Week 7 loss at Indy.

Dalton and Bengals never got off the bus. They somehow opened the game with eight straight 3-and-outs, finishing the first half with 27 total yards. Vontae Davis and Greg Toler were dominant on the corners, erasing Mohamed Sanu outside of one deep ball in garbage time. It's a reminder of both how bad Carolina's defense is (see last week) and how good A.J. Green is. Dalton will be praying he gets Green back for Week 8 against the Ravens, otherwise he'll barely be a QB2.
Oct 19 - 4:56 PM

Andy Dalton completed 34-of-44 passes for 323 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions in the Bengals' Week 6 tie with the Panthers.

Minus A.J. Green (toe), Marvin Jones (ankle), and Tyler Eifert (elbow), Dalton peppered Mohamed Sanu with 15 targets, linking up 11 times for 120 yards and a 34-yard score. Jermaine Gresham was next in line. It was a great effort from Dalton considering the utter lack of downfield weapons. Sanu will continue to dominate targets with the Bengals pounding Gio Bernard and Jeremy Hill on the ground next week against the Colts. Dalton is a QB2.
Oct 12 - 5:32 PM

Andy Dalton completed 15-of-24 passes for 204 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday night's Week 5 loss to New England.

Dalton could have had another touchdown, but Jermaine Gresham dropped a catchable pass in the end-zone. He struggled to get anything going with A.J. Green, who was shut down by Darrelle Revis for most of the game. Dalton connected with Mohamed Sanu on a 37-yard deep post for his first touchdown, and Green scored against Patriots CB Logan Ryan in the third quarter. Dalton is on pace for 3,704 yards, 16 touchdowns, and four interceptions through four games. The Bengals take on the Panthers in Week 6.
Oct 5 - 11:57 PM

Andy Dalton completed 15-of-23 passes for 169 yards, zero touchdowns, and one interception in the Bengals' Week 3 win over the Titans.

Dalton also caught an 18-yard touchdown from Mohamed Sanu. Sanu flipped it to Sanu, who ran right and threw all the way back to his left to Dalton, who out-leaped a caught-in-between Blidi Wreh-Wilson at the line of scrimmage. Wreh-Wilson fell down, and Dalton out-raced everyone else 18 yards to the end zone. It was the first touchdown catch by a quarterback since Tyler Thigpen in 2008. Dalton didn't really have to do much besides hand the ball off to his running backs. OC Hue Jackson's offense has been perfect. The Bengals enter their bye week 3-0 before going to New England in Week 5.
Sep 21 - 4:36 PM

Andy Dalton completed 15-of-23 passes for 252 yards and a touchdown in the Bengals' 24-10, Week 2 win over the Falcons.

The stat line is more impressive than it looks, as A.J. Green departed with turf toe before even being targeted. Seemingly always finding his wideouts for deep bombs, Dalton hooked up with Mohamed Sanu for a 76-yard score in the third quarter. Dalton has an appealing Week 3 matchup in the Titans, but his upside will be majorly curbed if Green can't suit up.
Sep 14 - 4:40 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Andy Dalton
2Jason Campbell
3A.J. McCarron
RB1Jeremy Hill
2Giovani Bernard
3Cedric Peerman
4Rex Burkhead
GLB1Jeremy Hill
2Giovani Bernard
3RB1Giovani Bernard
2Jeremy Hill
FB1Ryan Hewitt
WR11A.J. Green
2James Wright
3Brandon Tate
WR21Mohamed Sanu
2Dane Sanzenbacher
3Greg Little
WR31James Wright
TE1Jermaine Gresham
2Kevin Brock
K1Mike Nugent