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 - #21 175.36 CIN Active 4 years 27 6'2 220 @andydalton14

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2014 Outlook: Quality Backup

Dalton faces plenty of scrutiny and criticism in Cincinnati. Even after a stellar 2013 season statistically, he isn't thought of as an excellent QB. He did struggle in big moments (especially against the pass rush); however, if you look deeper at the numbers, the fantasy production is there. Dalton threw for 4,296 yards last season and accounted for 35 TDs. His interceptions are high, but if he can get them under control, he can better establish himself as a big-time fantasy QB. He has the talent around him with tremendous young weapons like A.J Green, Marvin Jones and Giovani Bernard. It remains to be seen whether or not new offensive coordinator Hue Jackson will revert to a more run-focused attack as he is known for. Fewer attempts doesn't necessarily equate to a major decrease in passing numbers and it could actually create less turnovers. A more effective ground game would also give Dalton more time in the pocket and improve the efficiency of play-action. With his rookie contract on the verge of expiring, all eyes will be on Dalton. It's time for the former TCU QB to take that next step, much like Eli Manning and Joe Flacco did when they were questioned whether they could lead a team to a championship. All questions aside, Dalton should be drafted in all formats at least as a backup who can occasionally post QB1 totals when the matchup is favorable.

Last updated on Jul-08-2014 by Mark Morales-Smith

Latest Update

May-24-15 Bengals QB A.J. McCarron plans to compete and push Andy Dalton

Bengals' second-year quarterback A.J. McCarron is not content with just being a backup. He wants to compete for the starting job and push Andy Dalton to his limits. Not only does he want Dalton's job, he wants his contract. "If you're not going to dream big, then why dream?" McCarron said. "I want to compete. Andy's our starter, I know that. I love Andy to death. Andy's always been there for me. He's been like a big brother to me. But I'm going to compete and try to push him the best I can and have his back – always. He's our starter, I know that, but I want to make him better in every way that I can. Like I told him, hopefully one day me and him can be retired and look back on it and we're both 100 million-dollar guys. That's my dream. And I'll always be that way. So that's what I want to do."

Fantasy Analysis:

Why not? Why can't McCarron take Dalton's job? His arm is not elite, however, he's a proven winner. We have seen QBs like Chad Pennington and Alex Smith have plenty of success in past. Few highly-paid quarterbacks are on a hotter seat than Dalton this season. If he doesn't get it done, he will be out in Cincy sooner rather than later.

FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors

5/24 - Bengals QB A.J. McCarron plans to compete and push Andy Dalton
5/23 - Bengals WR Marvin Jones cleared for OTAs
5/23 - Bengals QB A.J. McCarron cleared for OTAs
5/23 - Bengals QB Terrelle Pryor steps into leadership role in Cincinnati
5/10 - Bengals sign QB Terrelle Pryor

2014 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 14
July 14, 2014
13.06 Gridiron Experts - @MikeRigz 
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