|Week 8 (BAL) - Average||21.0-33.5||243.5||1.0||1.0||14.5||0||14|
|Week 8 (BAL) - Dave Richard||20-32||209||1||1||8||0||12|
|Week 8 (BAL) - Jamey Eisenberg||22-35||278||1||1||21||0||17|
|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|
|Red Zone Stats|
|10/21/2014||Andy Dalton, QB CIN|
Roddy White, WR ATL
Ryan Mathews, RB SD
|Jerick McKinnon, RB MIN|
Eli Manning, QB NYG
Zac Stacy, RB STL
|10/21/2014||Ahmad Bradshaw, RB IND|
Nick Foles, QB PHI
|Andy Dalton, QB CIN|
LeSean McCoy, RB PHI
|10/21/2014||Andy Dalton, QB CIN|
Jordan Reed, TE WAS
|Ryan Tannehill, QB MIA|
T.Y. Hilton, WR IND
Rank Among Leaders
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.
A.J. Green injury dooms Andy Dalton
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
|(10/9/14) The good news for Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton is that his Week 6 opponent, Carolina, has given up the seventh-most Fantasy points per game to quarterbacks, having just allowed three touchdowns, one rushing and two throwing, to the Bears' Jay Cutler last week.
The bad news is he'll likely be without his star wide receiver, A.J. Green.
In some cases, the quarterback makes the receiver. In some cases, the receiver makes the quarterback. Dalton isn't a total bum without Green, but Green's freakish size and range makes Dalton look better than he is. He did OK without Green for most of Week 2 against Atlanta, but the Panthers are better defensively than the Falcons.
I wouldn't count on big numbers for Dalton this week. I don't know that I'd rank him outside the top 20, as Jamey Eisenberg and Dave Richard have, but certainly in one-quarterback leagues, I wouldn't be looking to start him.
Andy Dalton throws two touchdowns for first time this year
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
|(10/6/14) Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton started slowly Sunday night against the Patriots, hitting 6 of 11 throws for 63 yards before halftime. He finished 15 of 24 for 204 yards and two touchdowns with no turnovers.
It was Dalton's first two-touchdown game in four outings this year. He should have had a third score, but tight end Jermaine Gresham dropped a perfect throw in the end zone.
Dalton threw both scoring passes in the third quarter. He hit Mohamed Sanu on a 37-yard post, then A.J. Green made a jugging catch for a 17-yard toucheown.
Dalton faces the Panthers in Week 6.
|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) |