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Height/Weight: 6-2/220 | Birthdate: 10/29/1987 | Birthplace: Katy, TX, USA | Team: Cincinnati | College: Texas Christian | NFL Experience: 4 | Owned/Started%: 83/17 | Average Draft Position: 111.97
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Andy Dalton not reliable without A.J. Green


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/19/2014) 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
(10/19/2014) 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
(10/12/2014) 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
(10/9/2014) 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
(10/6/2014) 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 catches touchdown in Week 3 win vs. Titans


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/21/2014) Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton went 15 for 23 for just 169 yards and an interception through the air Sunday but also caught an 18-yard touchdown pass in his team's 33-7 Week 3 win over the Titans.

Dalton's overall numbers were held in check with the Bengals opening up a big lead and shutting the Titans out until the fourth quarter. However, he made the play of the game in the first quarter, pitching the ball to Mohammed Sanu, who took a few steps to the right on an apparent sweep before lofting the ball to Dalton back across the field. Titans cornerback Blidi-Wreh Wilson had a play to make, either on the ball or on Dalton, but made neither, and Dalton motored toward the end zone and dove toward the pylon before the approaching defender could close.

Dalton also went 15 for 23 a week ago but managed to put together enough big plays to throw for 252 yards, averaging more than 10 yards per attempt. He'll get a week off with the team's upcoming bye before heading to New England in what should be a much tougher test in Week 5.


Andy Dalton does OK without A.J. Green


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/14/2014) Of Andy Dalton's 301 passing yards in Week 1, 131 went to A.J. Green. So you'd think the fourth-year quarterback would be in trouble when his Bengals teammate went down with a foot injury on the first drive of the game Week 2 against Atlanta, before he even had a chance to target the star wide receiver.

But that wasn't the case. Against a defense that entered the day ranked 25th against the pass, Dalton completed 15 of 23 passes for 252 yards. He made especially good use of elusive running back Giovani Bernard, twice dumping it off to him for big gains on what appeared to be broken plays. The first went for 24 yards, the second for 46. Both came in the second quarter

Dalton had only one touchdown pass, but it was impressive one. With the Falcons entire front seven bearing down on him on an all-out blitz early in the third quarter, he threw a strike to Mohamed Sanu down the middle of the field, giving the receiver plenty of room to take it all the way for a 76-yard score.

Dalton will look to keep it going, with or without Green, in Week 3, but he'll be in for more of a challenge against a Titans defense that intercepted the Chiefs' Alex Smith three times in Week 1 and allowed 176 yards to the Cowboys' Tony Romo in Week 2.


Andy Dalton tops 300 yards in opener


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/7/2014) Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton played made enough plays to come out on top in Week 1, in a 23-16 win over the Ravens Sunday.

Dalton had a pretty quiet game for the most part, but came up with a big play late to win it. With the score tied 16-16, Dalton hit A.J. Green for a 77-yard touchdown to put the Bengals up for good.

Dalton finished the game with 301 passing yards, first 300-yard performance in a Week 1 of his career. Dalton completed 25 of 38 passes and had one touchdown, while avoiding any turnovers in the win.

Dalton started his season well Sunday, and will look to keep things going in Week 2 against the Falcons. 


Andy Dalton looking for revenge vs. Ravens


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/2/2014) Expectations for Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton are high after he signed a massive extension this offseason, and he will get his first chance to try and live up to them in Week 1 against the Ravens.

Dalton is very familiar with the Ravens, having faced them six times in his career, but he doesn't have the best track record. Dalton has just six touchdowns to 11 interceptions through the air against the Ravens, while completing just 53.9 percent of his passes. He especially struggled in two games a year ago, as seven of his 20 interceptions for the season came against the Ravens defense.

If you take out a historic seven-touchdown performance by Peyton Manning in Week 1 a year ago, the Ravens were solid against quarterbacks, allowing 14.9 Fantasy points per game. Dalton will be looking for a measure of payback against the Ravens, given his struggles, but Fantasy owners should be wary as the season begins. Consider him more of a No. 2 Fantasy option for Week 1; neither Jamey Eisenberg nor Dave Richard has Dalton among the top-15 for quarterbacks this week


Andy Dalton racks up 150-plus yards in third exhibition game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/24/2014) Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton racked up 150-plus yards during Sunday's preseason game against the Cardinals.

Dalton completed 13 passes, 10 of which were split between A.J. Green and Mohamed Sanu. He compiled 157 yards through the air while completing 13 of 21 passes. He is 24 of 34 for 373 yards, with one touchdown and no interceptions this preseason.

Andy Dalton has flawless night vs. Jets


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/16/2014) Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton put together a flawless performance during Saturday’s preseason game against the Jets.

Dalton found an open Mohamed Sanu for a 42-yard touchdown strike on the opening series of the night. He went 4 for 4 for 74 yards on the first drive. He worked three series with the first-team and compiled 144 yards through the air while completing all eight of his pass attempts. He added a touchdown and no interceptions, registering a 158.3 passer rating.

Through two preseason games, Dalton has completed 11 of 13 pass attempts for 215 yards and a touchdown.

Andy Dalton hits A.J. Green for a long one


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/7/2014) Fresh off signing a new contract, Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton went 3 of 5 for 71 yards in Thursday's preseason opener against the Chiefs. Dalton found wideout A.J. Green behind the defense for a 53-yard gain after earlier hitting Green for a 9-yard completion.

However, Dalton threw consecutive incompletions at the Chiefs' 12-yard line, forcing Cincy to settle for a 30-yard field goal. Dalton was removed after the opening nine-play drive.


Andy Dalton gets $17 million guaranteed


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/4/2014) Quarterback Andy Dalton's six-year extension with the Bengals includes a $12 million signing bonus and a $5 million roster bonus, reports Pro Football Talk. The contract has a base value of $96 million, and he can earn $19 million more through incentives.

Dalton is now signed through 2020.

Report: Bengals, Andy Dalton agree on six-year, $115M deal


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/4/2014) The Bengals and quarterback Andy Dalton reached agreement on a six-year, $115 million contract, reports ESPN. Dalton was entering the last year of his rookie contract.

Andy Dalton confident he'll get a new deal


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/31/2014) Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton is entering a contract year in 2014, but he's not sweating it. Dalton told NFL Network that he's "confident" a new deal will get done

"[B]oth sides are working on it," Dalton said. "We haven't given a deadline, we haven't talked about a deadline. We don't expect it to get to that point, but if it does, it does."

Last week Bengals owner Mike Brown called Dalton the "quarterback here for the immediate future," adding that he'd use the franchise tag if need be to keep Dalton. 


Andy Dalton looks improved on Day 1


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/25/2014) As Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson cautioned, it's only Day 1, but Andy Dalton looks much improved following an offseason of tweaking his mechanics with quarterback guru Tom House. ESPN reports Dalton was on the money not just on small and mid-range throws but he also hit the deep ball perfectly a couple of times to none other than A.J. Green. 

A.J. Green staying loyal to Andy Dalton


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2014) Bengals receiver A.J. Green told NFL Network he's hoping quarterback Andy Dalton receives a contract extension. "We came in together and that is the great thing for me and him," Green said. "I know he's my guy. I don't want any other quarterback throwing me the ball. I think he feels the same way about me."

Green said he's built chemistry with Dalton in their three years together.

"He feels confident that whether I'm double covered, triple covered, it don't matter I'm going to come down with the ball," Green said. "And I feel like we've grown over these last three years and I feel like this year is going to be another key year for us."


Andy Dalton's pass attempts to drop


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2014) New Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson is committed to "taking the load off Andy Dalton," reports the team's website. The report said Dalton's pass attempts will drop from last year's 586 and come closer to 407, the number of passes thrown by Seattle's Russell Wilson.

Receivers rave about Andy Dalton's improved arm


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/22/2014) Receivers Mohamed Sanu and Marvin Jones both complimented Andy Dalton's improved arm strength and velocity, the Bengals official team website reported Wednesday. Dalton has spent part of the offseason with passing expert Dr. Tom House in Los Angeles.  

"Best I've seen him," Sanu said. "He's put a lot of work in the offseason, just seeing how he approaches it ... it's on you fast. You turn around and you're like, 'whoa.'"

"He's got a lot of zing, a lot of velocity to him," Jones said. "Especially when it matches the intensity with the way we run our routes. We run our plays in different periods and it just brings everybody up, him included. He's spinning the ball real nice."

Dalton had the best year of his career in 2013, getting 4,296 passing yards and 33 touchdowns along with 20 interceptions.


Bengals draft A.J. McCarron


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/10/2014) With pick No. 164 in the NFL Draft, the Bengals selected quarterback A.J. McCarron from Alabama. McCarron will compete with Jason Campbell to be the No. 2 quarterback behind starter Andy Dalton.

Even though Dalton is entering the final year of his contract, McCarron is not in line to start any time soon unless Dalton leaves as a free agent, which isn't likely. McCarron had a standout senior campaign in 2013, winning the Maxwell Award (college football player of the year), the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award and finishing second in the Heisman Trophy voting.

He set the Alabama record for passing yards after throwing for 3,063 yards, 28 touchdowns and seven interceptions in 13 starts. He had a 36-4 record in 40 career starts with all four losses coming to opponents ranked in the Top 15. 


Andy Dalton working with QB guru


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(4/11/2014) Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton recently spent five days with noted quarterback guru Tom House, reports the team's official website. Dalton is trying to improve his throwing motion and accuracy.

"The motion is still mine. It's not like it's completely changed," Dalton said. "We tweaked a few things just to make sure all of your momentum, all your force, everything you have is going toward the target of where you're trying to throw. We tweaked it a little bit. It happens so quickly, I don't think the average person will notice it. There was stuff that was new to me. It’s science-based and applying it. But once I got used to it, it was fine."

House, a former MLB pitcher, has worked with Tom Brady, Drew Brees and Carson Palmer in the past. Dalton is entering a contract year and trying to improve on last year's success when he had 4,296 passing yards, 33 touchdowns and 20 interceptions. He has been to the playoffs each of the past three years but has failed to win a game.


Bengals want to run more to help Andy Dalton


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(4/9/2014) New Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson plans to emphasize the running game more as a way of taking pressure off quarterback Andy Dalton, reports ESPN.com. "You have to have the threat of running the ball and the threat of being a physical unit in order to last for the duration of the season," Jackson said.

Jackson added that Dalton has the makeup to be one of the league's top quarterbacks.

"What I've got to do is just continue to push, prod, pull, motivate, support him and the rest of this offensive unit, and then we've got to pick up the pieces everywhere else to give him a chance to do his job," Jackson said. "If we do that, this young man will be right where he needs to be."


Bengals, Andy Dalton start contract talks


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/31/2014) The Bengals opened talks on a contract extension with quarterback Andy Dalton, who's entering the final year of his rookie deal.

"There have been talks about it. There have been a couple of proposals sent over and different things," Dalton told SiriusXM NFL Radio. "We're working. Hopefully, we can get something done. I'm not too worried about it. I know in the right timing, everything is going to happen. Obviously, everyone would like to get something done sooner rather than later."

Lewis wants to see Andy Dalton get paid


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(3/25/2014) Bengals coach Marvin Lewis rallied for his quarterback Andy Dalton on Tuesday, specifically saying he deserved a contract extension. Dalton has improved statistically over three NFL seasons but has gone 0 for 3 in playoff appearances over three consecutive years. 

"It's something we hope we can do sooner than later because it's a big piece of our puzzle that is kind of holding out there nebulous right now," Lewis said of signing Dalton to an extension, per the official website. "So we'd like to get it done where it makes sense for us and makes sense for him and we can preserve a small portion of the football team to go forward."

Lewis said Dalton deserved a contract extension on the merits of his play and growth so far. 

"What he's accomplished has been great ... We want to continue to grow with him," Lewis said. "He's got all the work ethic and the dynamics of why we drafted him to begin with, so that hasn't changed. All he's done is made good on everything we thought he would. One player doesn't lose a playoff game ... we feel like we have a great young player in Andy, we are hopeful we can get a deal done that works and Andy can put it behind him. ... He doesn’t have to go into the season and worry about this contract thing."


Bengals will try to extend Andy Dalton


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2014) Bengals president Mike Brown said the team will try to negotiate a contract extension with quarterback Andy Dalton, who's entering the final year of his rookie deal. "We are going to try to get something done but I don’t know if we are going to be able to or not," Brown told the team's website.

Dalton has led Cincy to three straight playoff berths before flopping in the postseason each time.