Andy Dalton
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By Matthew Terelle, Bengals Correspondent, Mon, Jan 5th 9:00pm EST

Andy Dalton had another rough playoff outing Sunday against the Colts. He completed 18 of 35 passes for 155 yards. He also added four rushes for 34 yards.

Fantasy Impact: Not all the blame can be placed on Dalton this time as he was without star wide receiver A.J. Green and top tight end Jermaine Gresham. Excuses aside, Dalton gets paid to make plays and he missed too many throws in this game. It should be an interestng offseason in Cincinnati.


By Brad Beers, Bengals Correspondent, Mon, Dec 29th 9:38am EST

Cincinnati QB Andy Dalton completed 27 of 38 attempts for 244 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions in Week 17 vs. Pittsburgh.

Fantasy Impact: Dalton's 13 fantasy points (ESPN standard scoring) led the way for the Bengals on Sunday Night Football, but his two picks proved costly, and ultimately led to the Bengals losing the game and the AFC North Division title. Andy Dalton finished the 2014 fantasy season with 210 total points, 18th out of all quarterbacks.


By Brian Hoffman, Bengals Correspondent, Tue, Dec 23rd 8:16am EST

Dalton performed poorly Monday night, throwing a pick and missing receivers. He finished with 146 yds. 2 TDs, and 1 INT.

Fantasy Impact: This is about the best we can expect out of Dalton at this point. With AJ Green hurt, he is not a recommended QB option in Week 17, even against a weak Steelers secondary.


By Brian Hoffman, Bengals Correspondent, Mon, Dec 15th 9:03am EST

With an effective running game and an inept Cleveland offense, Dalton only needed to complete 14 of 24 passes, adding an interception.

Fantasy Impact: Even in the deepest of leagues, it is impossible to trust Dalton in your playoffs.


By Brad Beers, Bengals Correspondent, Sun, Dec 7th 8:33pm EST

Cincinnati QB Andy Dalton was 21 of 29 for 302 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 0 interceptions in Week 14 vs. Pittsburgh. He also added 4 rushes for 22 yards and 1 touchdown.

Fantasy Impact: "Good Andy" showed up this week, but it wasn't enough for the Bengals to get the win. Despite doing some nice things, Dalton did have an ugly fumble on a read option play that cost his team dearly. Looking forward, Dalton has a red-rated matchup in Week 15 vs. Cleveland, and then two plus-rated matchups in Weeks 16 and 17. Owners likely have a better option, but if not, he should be serviceable the last two weeks of the season.


By Brian Hoffman, Bengals Correspondent, Mon, Dec 1st 9:38am EST

Andy Dalton threw three interceptions with only 176 yds, adding one passing and one rushing touchdown.

Fantasy Impact: In a week in which Ryan Fitzpatrick and Colt McCoy performed like QB1s, this may be the death knell for Dalton as a quarterback on your roster. While the Bucs have been deceptively solid against quarterbacks this season, Dalton is too unpredictable to lead your playoff team.


By Brian Hoffman, Bengals Correspondent, Mon, Nov 24th 9:31am EST

Dalton finished with 233 yards, one touchdown, and one interception against a difficult Houston pass rush on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: At this point in the season, this is what Dalton is. He is a mid-range QB2 with potential for an occasional outburst. With Giovani Bernard and A.J. Green back in the lineup, there are no major changes to his weapons that will affect his situation.


By Brian Hoffman, Bengals Correspondent, Wed, Nov 19th 11:14am EST

According to Bengals beat reporter, Coley Harvey, Dalton's success against the Saints in week 11 could be attributed to a renewed focus on short passes that set up the long throws to A.J. Green. (Source: Coley Harvey, ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: If Dalton does, indeed, continue to work the short passing game, this could mean a raised floor in terms of fantasy points. Dalton has been plagued all season by wild swings in production. An increased reliance on short passes would provide a consistent source of passing yardage, hopefully bolstered by a few long throws.


By Brad Beers, Bengals Correspondent, Sun, Nov 16th 4:02pm EST

QB Andy Dalton threw for 220 yards and three touchdowns in Week 11 vs. the New Orleans Saints. He also added 12 yards rushing, for a total of 21 fantasy points (standard scoring).

Fantasy Impact: QB Andy Dalton rewarded those extremely patient owners who stuck with him in Week 11 with a 21-point outburst in the Superdome. The Dalton-to-Green connection was especially impressive, as the WR had 127 yards and a touchdown. Hopefully you aren't relying on Dalton for your QB1 as we enter the fantasy playoffs, but if he puts up weeks like this, you just might be alright.


By Brian Hoffman, Bengals Correspondent, Fri, Nov 14th 9:35am EST

According to stats provided by Pro Football Focus, ESPN's Coley Harvey does not believe "bad Andy's" struggles are due to reserves playing on the offensive line. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: With a 2-6 td-to-int ratio in his last three games, Dalton has become unusable in even two-quarterback formats. Harvey's analysis suggests that this goes beyond fixing some protection issues. Even with a favorable upcoming schedule, owners should look toward QBs with less name recognition but higher upside such as Mark Sanchez, Ryan Tannehill (who played Thursday already), Josh McCown, or Drew Stanton (who will start his first game Sunday).


By Brad Beers, Bengals Correspondent, Thu, Nov 6th 11:59pm EST

QB Andy Dalton only completed 10 of 33 pass attempts for 86 yards with 3 interceptions in Week 10 vs. Cleveland.

Fantasy Impact: is hard to fathom that a guy who was signed to a $106M extension this off season could be so bad. Dalton only completed 30 percent of his passes, the lowest of any quarterback since January 2012, for a passer rating of 2.0. Dalton is droppable in standard ten team leagues.


By Brian Hoffman, Bengals Correspondent, Mon, Oct 27th 1:21pm EDT

Dalton threw for 266 yds and an int, but added two rushing TDs to save his fantasy day.

Fantasy Impact: Dalton continues to struggle a little with AJ Green out. Fortunately, he has been somewhat serviceable week to week. If you've been starting him, his schedule should get a little easier in the next couple of weeks and hopefully Green will return.


By Brian Hoffman, Bengals Correspondent, Mon, Oct 20th 9:07am EDT

Dalton completed only 18 passes for 126 yds and no touchdowns against the Colts in week 7.

Fantasy Impact: With AJ Green out, the Bengals became easy to defend for a solid a Colts defense. There is a chance Green returns in week 8 for the Bengals. Dalton is likely unstartable until Green comes back. Those counting on Dalton may start looking for high-upside newcomers until the Bengals' offense gets back on track.


By Brad Beers, Bengals Correspondent, Mon, Oct 13th 1:38pm EDT

Andy Dalton completed 33 passes for 323 yards and two touchdowns in Week 6, while adding 25 yards on four carries. However, he also threw two interceptions.

Fantasy Impact: Despite the absence of A.J. Green and Marvin Jones, Dalton was able to put up respectable fantasy numbers in Week 6. In fact, the 323 yards passing was a season-high. Dalton will have to work his magic in Week 7 as well, since the Bengals are likely to be without Green and Jones again.


By Brad Beers, Bengals Correspondent, Sat, Oct 11th 11:21am EDT

WRs Marvin Jones and A.J. Green are both out for the Week 6 matchup vs. Carolina. (Source: Bleacher Report)

Fantasy Impact: With TE Tyler Eifert on short-term IR already, Dalton is running out of options in the pass game. Look for a big dose of Mohamed Sanu, as well as an increase in looks for Giovanni Bernard and Jermaine Gresham. If you are a Dalton owner, temper expectations or look elsewhere in Week 6.


By Brian Hoffman, Bengals Correspondent, Mon, Oct 6th 12:39pm EDT

In week 5, Dalton finished with 17.6 points in standard scoring on 204 yds and two tds along with 16 yds rushing.

Fantasy Impact: Dalton has been steady, but unremarkable in four games this season. At this point, he is purely a matchup play. Combined with another low-end QB1 like Tony Romo, Dalton should remain to be serviceable with an occasional high-scoring game.


By Brad Beers, Bengals Correspondent, Mon, Sep 22nd 12:31pm EDT

Andy Dalton completed 15 of 23 attempts for only 169 yards, 0 TDs, and 1 INT. Dalton also added an 18-yard touchdown reception from WR Mohamed Sanu on a trick play.

Fantasy Impact: For those unfortunate enough to start Dalton in a fantasy league, his day was salvaged by a trick play, where WR Mohamed Sanu threw an 18-yard TD pass to Dalton. The trick play accounted for roughly half of Dalton’s 11 points (standard scoring). Dalton has only thrown two touchdown passes on the season and has seen his point total decline each week. With the strength of the Bengals run game and defense, combined with new OC Hue Jackson, Dalton is not airing it out nearly as much as he did in 2013. Until further notice, Dalton should not be in any starting lineups, and possibly not even on a roster, depending on league depth.


By Bobby Lancaster, Bengals Correspondent, Sat, Sep 13th 11:29pm EDT

Andy Dalton completed 25-of-38 passes for 301 yards and a touchdown in Week 1 vs the Ravens.

Fantasy Impact: Week 2 Andy Dalton gets the Falcons at home in what could be a potential shoot out. Could turn into a sneaky play in a pinch or in Salary Cap leagues.


By Bobby Lancaster, Bengals Correspondent, Fri, Aug 22nd 12:24am EDT

Dalton completed 8-of-8 passes for 144 yards and 1 TD against the Jets on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: The lower volume that is expected in the passing game will keep Dalton from being a top QB option, however, the efficiency he has been showing makes him a very safe bye week fill or handcuff QB to be had late in drafts.

RotoBaller | Jul 31st
Dalton might not be a great talent, but he doesn't have to be with the players he plays with.
The NY Times | Jul 31st
Coming off of a career-low 481 attempts and a 19:17 TD:INT ratio. Green's return to health will help.
Breaking Football | Jul 30th
After killing it in 2013, The Red Rifle understandably took a massive dive down. I think he rises up from 19th, but not by much.
WalterFootball | Jul 29th
Andy Dalton is not going to blow anyone away with his eliteness, but he sure has a nice supporting cast this season with A.J. Green, Marvin Jones and Tyler Eifert all back and healthy.
Coach Esser | Jul 28th
Dalton is no longer the sneaky QB2 in fantasy leagues. He's the last acceptable QB2 for me now, because he plays in an offense that will rely on it's two running backs to push the team. Even with AJ Green and a healthy Tyler Eifert and Marvin Jones Dalton's upside is limited.
Fantasy Football Maniax | Jul 15th
Dalton is not a great fantasy option, but his numbers took a hit with injuries to WR A.J. Green, TE Tyler Eifert and RB Giovani Bernard. If those three can stay healthy, Dalton has high QB2 upside.