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|Andy Dalton a big risk Week 15 |
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
(12/9/13) Although he's coming off a four-touchdown performance, Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton isn't a surefire Fantasy starter Week 15. Dalton visits the Steelers, and his history vs. Pittsburgh is not encouraging.
In five career meetings, Dalton has completed 53 percent of his throws. He's averaged 194 passing yards with five touchdowns, five interceptions and a 67.8 passer rating. Dalton did play fairly well in Week 2 vs. Pittsburgh, throwing for 280 yards and a touchdown and rushing for 10 yards.
But Dalton's last three road games were ugly: eight turnovers, three touchdowns. The Steelers rank in the middle of the pack in defending Fantasy quarterbacks; they're capable of eliciting the "bad" Dalton.
Dalton has been up and down all season. With Fantasy playoffs on the line, place your trust elsewhere if possible.
|Andy Dalton has four touchdowns in Week 14 |
|by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(12/8/13) Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton comlpeted 24-of-35 passes for 275 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday's 42-28 victory over the Colts. Dalton also ran five times (including two kneels at the end of the game) for 11 yards and a touchdown.
Dalton has passed for three touchdowns twice in his last three games. Sunday marked the second time he's scored more than three touchdowns in a game this season, and the fifth time in eight games that he's passed for at least three.
The Bengals face the Steelers in Week 15. Dalton passed for 280 yards and a touchdown when the teams played in Week 2.
|Andy Dalton a risky Week 14 option |
|by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(12/4/13) Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton -- who has been up and down this season -- may have met his defensive doppelganger in the Colts -- who have been up and down this season.
Dalton's season has been one of balance, and "keeping things in check." His three-week scoring bonanza came against weak defenses. His eventual regression to the mean that followed came against tougher ones. He threw three touchdowns in Week 11, but only finsihed with 93 passing yards. In his most recent game, against the Chargers, Dalton had his second game in the last four with one or fewer touchdown passes.
The Colts, meanwhile, have allowed 20 or more points to opposing quarterbacks once in their last four games, But extend that back a little, and they've done it three times in their last six. Two of those games saw a quarterback going over 30. And two of those games (two of the better ones for the Colts) were the Titans, who have the 12th-fewest passing yards this season.
So an erratic quarterback meets an erratic defense. If anyone claims they know what to expect, they're lying. Dalton's worth the gamble in 2QB leagues, but the risk is too high to start him in standard-sized leagues.
|Andy Dalton held under 200 yards in Week 13 |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(12/1/13) Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton got off to a slow start but picked things up in the second half with a touchdown during Sunday's win over the Chargers in Week 13.
Dalton was limited to only 41 passing yards in the first half. He bounced back in the second half as he hooked up with a wide-open A.J. Green in the end zone for a 21-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter. He completed 14 of 23 passes for 190 yards with one touchdown and one interceptions. He finished with a 83.6 passer rating in a 17-10 victory.
Dalton has been held under 200 passing yards in back-to-back games. He'll look to get back on track in Week 14 at home against the Colts. The Colts allowed 201 passing yards with one touchdown and three interceptions to Ryan Fitzpatrick in Week 13.
|Andy Dalton held under 100 yards, still tosses three scores |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(11/17/13) Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton struggled to get going yet again in Week 11 against the Browns, but he took advantage of some short fields and tossed three touchdowns in a 41-20 win.
Dalton completed just 13 of 27 passes for 93 yards, his lowest total in any game where he attempted at least 20 passes. Fortunately, the Bengals defense gave him plenty of help, as two of his drives that ended with touchdowns began in Browns territory.
He threw touchdown passes of 25, 6 and 2 yards in the game, his fifth game with multiple touchdowns in the last six. He was also picked off twice, bringing his total to eight over the last three games.
Dalton has been extremely hit-or-miss this season, and Sunday's game was a perfect microcosm of his season. The Bengals bye week comes at a good time for Dalton, who needs to figure out his accuracy issues while the Bengals are off in Week 12. They come back in Week 13 with a trip to San Diego.
|Andy Dalton walked into Cincinnati as a rookie with a new offense to learn and no offseason program to help him out. He walked out of the 2011 season as an established passer that Fantasy owners will look at as a No. 2 quarterback in 2012. His stats weren't amazing, especially compared to that of fellow rookie Cam Newton, but he did hold his own with 21 total touchdowns, 212 passing yards per game and a 6.59 yards per attempt average. Dalton has some advantages heading into the year: He throws to one of the league's most promising receivers in A.J. Green as well as tight end Jermaine Gresham, and he will remain in Jay Gruden's aggressive version of the West Coast offense. There's plenty of room for Dalton to improve, especially if the Bengals get him another receiver to throw to. Fantasy owners should draft him as a No. 2 quarterback with a middle- to late-round pick in all drafts, though he has the potential to finish the year as a borderline starter depending on just how much progress he makes with the rest of the Cincinnati offense. (Updated 5/24/12) |