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Tyrod Taylor or Andy Dalton

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  Andy Dalton
QB - CIN
Andy Dalton
Tyrod Taylor
QB - CLE
Tyrod Taylor
 
 
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Best Rank# 12# 13-
Worst Rank# 31# 36-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total210.7222.6-
Avg Game13.214.8-
Avg Projection228.8205.8-
    
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  Andy Dalton
QB - CIN
Andy Dalton
Tyrod Taylor
QB - CLE
Tyrod Taylor
2018 Schedule 
Week 1 at IND vs. PIT
Week 2 vs. BAL at NO
Week 3 at CAR vs. NYJ
Week 4 at ATL at OAK
Week 5 vs. MIA vs. BAL
Week 6 vs. PIT vs. LAC
Week 7 at KC at TB
Week 8 vs. TB at PIT
Week 9BYE WEEK vs. KC
Week 10 vs. NO vs. ATL
Week 11 at BALBYE WEEK
Week 12 vs. CLE at CIN
Week 13 vs. DEN at HOU
Week 14 at LAC vs. CAR
Week 15 vs. OAK at DEN
Week 16 at CLE vs. CIN
Week 17 at PIT at BAL
  Andy Dalton
QB - CIN
Andy Dalton
Tyrod Taylor
QB - CLE
Tyrod Taylor
Passing
   
Pass Att534.6429.8
Pass Cmp322.4260.4
Pass Yards3,674.32,788.3
Pass TDs23.515.8
Ints13.47.6
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts40.964.8
Rush Yards135.4342.9
Rush TDs1.42.9
   
Misc
   
Fumbles3.52.6
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points228.8205.8
   
  Andy Dalton
QB - CIN
Andy Dalton
Tyrod Taylor
QB - CLE
Tyrod Taylor
2017 Points 
Week 1-3.018.8
Week 29.510.5
Week 316.317.8
Week 428.312.5
Week 513.38.9
Week 6
Week 710.420.0
Week 818.716.7
Week 95.326.9
Week 1014.62.9
Week 1118.618.1
Week 1219.214.0
Week 1319.33.8
Week 147.6
Week 150.523.2
Week 1611.412.8
Week 1720.715.7
  Andy Dalton
QB - CIN
Andy Dalton
Tyrod Taylor
QB - CLE
Tyrod Taylor
Expert 
Rich Piazza
Fantasy Shed
 Already in a better spot by having Josh Gordon and Jarvis Landry to throw to. I would have him higher if I knew for sure he wouldn't be giving the reigns over to Mayfield at some point during the season.
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
Dalton has always solidified a top-20 QB finish, so rankings concerned predominately with accuracy must place him higher. But who is actually going to forgo a potential difference-maker for someone who will defy the critics with QB17 stature? The only reason to draft Dalton: Cincinnati opens the season at Indianapolis, the perfect matchup for a streamer such as the Red Rifle.It's time to find out how much Buffalo stifled Taylor. Over the last three years, the dual-threat QB has ranked 24, 25, and 25 in pass attempts. Although rarely effective, the Browns aired it out 39 times per contest last year. Taylor also tallied 1,575 rushing yards and a 1.3 INT % over those three seasons, so it's not far-fetched for him to blossom into a legitimate fantasy starter. It's also possible Baker Mayfield replaces him in September. He's ideally someone to carefully monitor on the waiver wire in standard leagues, especially in light of a dislocated pinky suffered in the preseason.
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
 Would be higher if not for suspicion Mayfield will make starts before year is over; will be a top-15 option many of the weeks he starts
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Most find it fun to dog Dalton after his lackluster 2017 campaign, but did you know that he's still yet to finish outside the top-18 fantasy quarterbacks? It's because he's typically healthy, has a solid cast of wide receivers, and has no threat of getting benched. It was his yardage that took the biggest hit in 2017, because his touchdown (25) to interception (12) ratio was actually solid. The Bengals need to inject some youth into the offense, so expect to see Joe Mixon and John Ross a lot more involved in year-two, which could revive Dalton's fantasy status. He's a solid No. 2 quarterback in 2QB leagues.I'm usually a big proponent of drafting Taylor in fantasy football, but this has more to do with him potentially losing the job to Baker Mayfield at some point. If you could guarantee he'd start the entire season, he'd probably rank inside my top 15 quarterbacks. As of now, I'm projecting Mayfield to take over for the final six games, which really hurts Taylor's overall projection. But if you're one to stream the quarterback position, you can snag Taylor and pair him with Jameis Winston, who returns in Week 4.
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
Dalton has never finished worse than QB18 through his first seven seasons so it don't be surprised if he does it once again. He is without question among the worst starters in football, but he gets the job done well enough to start many weeks in two-QB leagues.Tyrod has never had weapons like this, yet has always managed to be a sufficient fantasy asset. Feel free to use him until his time as the starter runs out, especially in two-qb leagues. He will go undrafted in most leagues, but will definitely make for a great streamer at times.
Staff Rankings
QB List
Not re-signing Andrew Whitworth and Kevin Zietler proved to be one of the worst decisions the Bengals could have made for their offense, as their offensive line was pretty terrible last season. As a result, Dalton saw his yardage total drop to a career-low 3,320 yards. Outside of that, Dalton was pretty much what you'd expect from Andy Dalton-a guy who can make some big-time throws but also makes some pretty dumb decisions that lead to turnovers. If the Bengals' offensive line improves this year, Dalton could be more of a mid-level QB2, but as it stands, the upside isn't all that great, even with the talent surrounding him. 
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
Dalton was the 18th ranked fantasy quarterback with no offensive line help last year, Dalton is consistently one of the more underrated players in fantasy football.  
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
The Red Rifle has dealt with injuries and bad luck the past two years but can still be a fantasy gem. I just won't be drafting him, is allThe Browns actually have a lot of nice weapons, so a dual threat like Taylor possesses nice upside if he can start hot and stave off Baker Mayfield
Jody Smith
FantasyPros
Dalton's rushing production fell off last season but he still tossed 25 TD's in a down year. He's not someone you want to target as your starter, but he's a solid part of a QB tandem or ideal back-up. Taylor can actually approach QB1 numbers with an underrated Cleveland offense, but we can't be sure that No. 1 pick Baker Mayfield won't be installed or taking starts at some point, so Taylor comes with a bit of uncertainty.
Kevin Wheeler
NFL Mock
 Only thing holding him back from top-20 at the position is that I'm not sure he starts all 16 games.