Andy Dalton Fantasy
- Height / Weight
- 6'2" / 215 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- October 29, 1987 (31)
- 9th Season
- 2011 / Rd. 2 / Pk. 35 (CIN)
Andy Dalton News
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton may be using more play fakes this upcoming season. With the arrival of new head coach Zac Taylor, Dalton may utilize play-action more often than he has in previous seasons. Under Taylor, Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff averaged 10 yards per play-action attempt last season, good for fourth in the league. However, with the retirement of guard Clint Boling and the season-ending injury to tackle Jonah Williams (shoulder), along with the Bengals having only a step of separation on just 53.8 percent of their targets last season, it will be an uphill battle for the 32-year-old. If whats left of the offensive line can hold it together, however, Dalton will have plenty of time to utilize who is available to him on the offensive side of the ball under a new system.
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton has been impressed with rookie tight end Drew Sample so far in offseason workouts. "Hes picked up on things quickly," said Dalton. "Hes what you want in a tight end. 'Polished,' is a good word for him." Sample was the best blocking tight end in the draft, but pass-catching isn't his best trait. He's a physical, tough player but will also have to contend with Tyler Eifert (if healthy) and C.J. Uzomah in the passing game. Sample could develop into a decent pass-catcher in time, but he won't be one to target in redraft leagues.
Cincinnati Bengals owner Mike Brown said the team won't consider extending quarterback Andy Dalton before the 2019 season. Dalton's final year of his contract is in 2020, so the upcoming season with new head coach Zac Taylor will be very important for his future in Cincinnati. The 31-year-old signal-caller played in just 11 games due to injury in 2018 and threw for 2,566 yards, 21 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Dalton also lost a lot of playmakers around him due to injury, including receiver A.J. Green, so he receives somewhat of a pass. He could easily bounce back, but Dalton still should only be drafted as a capable fantasy backup.
Despite the Cincinnati Bengals firing of head coach Marvin Lewis after the season, league sources indicate more than one candidate during the team's coaching search expressed approval in quarterback Andy Dalton. Dalton has proven himself capable in the eyes of the personnel department and also has two years remaining with no dead salary cap charge on his contract. "We're very comfortable with Andy," director of player personnel Duke Tobin said. "We think he's got a number of years left. We feel like we can win with him. But with any position group, we don't just throw away the whole draft board at a group just because we're satisfied with who we have. We'll evaluate them and look at them and see if there's an opportunity to add a guy at every position." Dalton only played in 11 games in 2018 due to injury, but he could easily bounce back in 2019 with better health. He has the weapons around him to succeed, but he's best drafted as a fantasy backup with QB1 upside in the right matchups.
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (thumb), whose season has ended, is expected to return to the team in 2019, as sources say his thumb surgery won't affect his future with the club. Dalton finished the 2018 season with 2,566 yards, a 61.9 completion percentage, 21 touchdowns and 11 interceptions on 365 pass attempts. The Bengals started off the year strong but then faded, and Dalton struggled in his last few games with A.J. Green out injured. He still has QB1 upside in the right matchups, but Dalton has settled into QB2 territory in fantasy. Jeff Driskel will finish out the season under center with Dalton on Injured Reserve.
Andy Dalton Stats
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