|Week 9 (JAC) - Average||22.5-33.0||264.5||2.0||0.5||7.5||0||21|
|Week 9 (JAC) - Dave Richard||23-30||217||2||0||6||0||20|
|Week 9 (JAC) - Jamey Eisenberg||22-36||312||2||1||9||0||22|
|2014 Season - Average||335.0-538.5||3913.5||29.0||15.5||147.0||1.5||300|
|2014 Season - Dave Richard||336-534||3878||29||16||161||1||297|
|2014 Season - Jamey Eisenberg||334-543||3949||29||15||133||2||304|
|Current Player Ranking: 17|
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Rank Among Leaders
Is starting Andy Dalton a good idea?
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
|(10/29/14) Jamey Eisenberg and Dave Richard both rank the Bengals' Andy Dalton among their top 12 quarterbacks for Week 9, presumably because he's facing the Jaguars. But how did that work out for Ryan Tannehill in Week 8, Brian Hoyer in Week 7 or, yep, even Ben Roethlisberger in Week 5?
I don't know about you, but I'm getting tired of the whole "start Player X against the Jaguars because they're bad" argument. Because they're not. At least not anymore -- not on defense, anyway. The Jaguars have allowed an average of 16.5 points in their last four games, and if not for the Dolphins' two defensive touchdowns in Week 8, it'd be 13.0
True, star wide receiver A.J. Green is looking likely to return from a three-game absence for a toe injury, which would certainly improve Dalton's chances. But again, quality quarterbacks -- namely, Tannehill and Roethlisberger -- have had their full arsenals when they faced the Jaguars, and they still underwhelmed against them. I'm not sure this is Dalton's week.
Now, with so many high-profile quarterbacks (such as Aaron Rodgers, Matthew Stafford, Matt Ryan and Jay Cutler) on bye this week, you may want it to be Dalton's week, but I'd give Carson Palmer, Nick Foles, Cam Newton or Tannehill a shot before I turned to him.
Bengals QB Andy Dalton scores two rushing TDs in Week 8 win
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(10/26/14) Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton completed 21 of 28 passes for 266 yards with no touchdowns and one interceptions but added 14 yards and two rushing touchdowns on six carries in his team's 27-24 win over the Ravens in Week 8.
Dalton put together a nice game through the air against a good defense even without top wide receiver, completing 75 percent of his passes and averaging 9.5 yards per attempt. However, both his touchdowns came on quarterback sneaks from one yard out, one to open the scoring the first quarter and one to give the Bengals the lead for good with less than a minute left in the game.
Dalton hasn't thrown a touchdown in either of his last two games, and he now has delivered just six touchdown passes and four interceptions along with 1,641 passing yards in seven games. He has added 67 yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries. Dalton and the Bengals will face the Jaguars at home in Week 9.
Andy Dalton not reliable without A.J. Green
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
|(10/19/14) Andy Dalton and the Bengals' offense failed to get much done in Week 7 against the Colts, and it was his second game of the season with fewer than 6 Fantasy points.
Dalton, coming off a 323-yard, two touchdown game in Week 6, managed to pass for just 126 yards Sunday. He completed just 18 of 38 passes in the game, against a Colts defense that had been third in the league in Fantasy points allowed to opposing quarterbacks.
This performance probably shouldn't change how anyone views Dalton; it was just an extreme example of what we've long known about him. He can be a useful Fantasy option at times, but it is asking too much from him to expect him to succeed against a tough defense without A.J. Green to throw to. As long as Green is out, Dalton should probably be avoided, especially with another tough matchup on the way in Week 8 against the Ravens.
Colts stymie Bengals QB Andy Dalton in Sunday puntfest
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(10/19/14) When Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton completed his first pass for minus-5 yards Sunday at Indianapolis, it was a portent of things to come. But at least he hit his target.
Dalton spent much of the rest of the afternoon throwing incompletions. The result was a shutout defeat and 18 connections on 36 tries for a mere 126 yards. He averaged just 3.3 yards per attempt.
His problems and that of the rest of the offense meant a team-record 11 punts in one game despite five minutes showing on the clock in the third quarter.
Dalton, who threw for just 12 yards in the first quarter, will attempt to turn it around against visiting Baltimore next Sunday.
Bengals QB Andy Dalton surpasses 300 yards without top WR
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(10/12/14) Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton tossed for more than 300 yards Sunday against the Panthers, but Cincinnati had to settle for a 37-all tie. Dalton completed 34 of 44 passes for 323 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions, while rushing for 25 yards on four carries.
Dalton tied the game at 7 in the second quarter with a 5-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Tate. His second touchdown pass was a 34-yard completion to Mohamed Sanu in the fourth quarter, which tied the game at 24.
Sunday was the second time this season Dalton surpassed 300 passing yards, and he did it without top receiver A.J. Green, who was sidelined due to a toe injury. Dalton also threw for multiple touchdowns for a second straight game. Though, Dalton had just one interception through his first four games before throwing two picks Sunday.
The Bengals are back in action Week 7 at Indianapolis.
Six for Sunday: Home field hard to overlook in Broncos-Patriots
Tom Brady is 86-14 at home in the regular season, a statistic that could factor into the huge Patriots-Broncos showdown this week. Also, it's gut check time for the Dallas Cowboys.
Week 9 Fantasy Cheat Sheet
A lof of key Fantasy contributors are off in Week 9, creating plenty of lineup holes. Our Dave Richard breaks down every rerlevant player for every game in his latest Fantasy Cheat Sheet.
Week 9 Start 'Em and Sit 'Em
Carson Palmer might not win you your Week 9 matchup in Fantasy, but there's a good chance he could help. Our Jamey Eisenberg shares his outlook in his Start 'Em and Sit 'Em.
Is starting Andy Dalton a good idea?
Playing the Waiver Wire for Week 9
Owners will likely be scrambling in advance of Week 9 with so many valuable assets on their bye. Our Jamey Eisenberg shares his priorities in his latest edition of Playing the Waiver Wire.
|Andy Dalton set career-highs in passing yards (4,293), passing touchdowns (33) and rushing yards (183) en route to finishing as Fantasy's fourth-best quarterback last season. So why isn't he getting more love from Fantasy owners this season? It's a combination of perception and offensive change coming to Cincinnati in 2014. First the change: New offensive coordinator Hue Jackson said he wants to take the pressure off of Dalton and has a track record of effectively running the football. That means Dalton won't attempt 586 passes like he did last year and might not exceed his 2013 totals. As for the perception, many think Dalton simply isn't great for Fantasy because of his inconsistency. Of the Top 12 quarterbacks last season Dalton finished tied for third in fewest games with 20-plus Fantasy points with seven. Further showing his production swings, he had five games with 30-plus points and another five between 18 and 23 points. His remaining six games were for 17 points or less. Dalton tends to produce in spurts and probably will continue having three- and four-game streaks of massive Fantasy points followed by some cold spells. If you're up for this roller coaster ride then earmark a mid- to late-round pick for Dalton, but most Fantasy owners will pony up a pick for him either as a backup or as part of a two-man platoon.
(Updated 4/30/14) |