Andy Dalton, QB, Bengals: Fantasy Football Outlook

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Andy Dalton, QB, Bengals

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight Twitter
QB - #16 149.18 CIN Active 5 years 28 6'2 216 @andydalton14

2016 Outlook: Quality Backup

Last updated on Aug-04-2016 by Shawn Childs


I know the Bengals' fan are disappointed by the success of their team in the playoffs with much of it directed at the QB position, but Dalton has 50-26-1 record in his five seasons in the NFL with five playoff berths. Last year his season was cut short due to broken thumb on his right hand leading to three missed games. Over his 13 starts in the regular season, Andy went 10-3 with a career-high completion rate (66.1) with much more explosiveness in his passing (8.4 yards per pass attempts - career best by 1.1 yards). Dalton was on pace for 4000 yards and 31 TDs, but he was only averaging 29.7 pass attempts per game. This is about 20 percent below the league average (35.7). He had four 300 yard passing games and five games with three TDs or more. The Bengals have one elite wide receiver and a developing impact TE. The upside for Andy in the passing game will fall on the changes at the WR position. This team tends to play solid defense while relying on a strong running game. In the end, Dalton will offer above average success in TDs especially at home, but his passing yards will rank below the league average. His bar is set at about 4000 passing yards with a chance at 30+ TDs.

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2016 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
2016 FFToolbox Mock Draft #1
June 12th, 2016
16.01 Brandon Marianne - This is a mock so I picked two quarterbacks with the same bye week. I rarely keep my backup quarterback for the whole season, but if something were to happen to Palmer I feel like Dalton is a steady pick.
2016 FFToolbox Mock Draft #2
June 27th, 2016
16.12 Scout Fantasy - Mark Morales-Smith - Dalton was by far the best player on the board and had the most value. Although I really didn’t need a third QB, I went with the best player available rather than a Hail Mary WR or RB.
2016 FFToolbox Mock Draft #3
August 10th, 2016
14.03 So-Called Fantasy Experts - David Gonos - I normally don't draft a backup quarterback, but in an 18-round draft, it's wise to pick one up just in case. A broken thumb cost Dalton a chance at another 30-touchdown season last year, but he'll be working with a new offensive coordinator.
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