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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%: 83/25 | Average Draft Position: 111.97
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Bengals QB Andy Dalton (flu) sent home Wednesday


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/24/2014) The Bengals sent home quarterback Andy Dalton before Wednesday's practice after he showed up to the facility with the flu, reports the team's website. Coach Marvin Lewis said he expects Dalton to be fine for Sunday night's division-deciding showdown at Pittsburgh.

Cincy is a 3.5-point underdog.


Bengals QB Andy Dalton gets by without A.J. Green


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/23/2014) Playing much of the game without top target A.J. Green, Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton dinked and dunked his way to a Week 16 win over the Broncos. Dalton overcame an early pick-six to complete 17 of 26 throws for 146 yards and two touchdowns.

Dalton relied on his running game and repeatedly looked for tight end Jermaine Gresham over the middle, finding him for a 2-yard touchdown in the second quarter. Running back Giovani Bernard later took a dumpoff pass 22 yards for a score.

Dalton averaged 5.6 yards per attempt after averaging 4.9 the week before. It's unclear if Green (arm) will be available when the Bengals visit the Steelers in Week 17. 


Inconsistencies will continue for Andy Dalton


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/15/2014) The emergence of Jeremy Hill, who ran for 148 yards and two touchdowns against the Browns in Week 15, as the Bengals' go-to running back probably gives them less incentive to throw the ball going forward. They'll obviously have to when playing from behind, which could be the case Week 16 against Denver, and when they do, quarterback Andy Dalton could put up decent numbers with star wide receiver A.J. Green at his disposal. But when they don't, he's liable to disappear entirely.

Week 15 was amazingly Dalton's third game this season with less than 150 passing yards. Granted, it was the first win, but he's had enough sub-200-yard games in general that you really don't want to be in the business of making predictions with him.

For more major takeaways from Week 15, be sure to check out my latest post to the Fantasy Football Today blog.


Bengals QB Dalton has bad game in great one for team


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/14/2014) On an afternoon for the Bengals in which just about everything went well, not much went well for quarterback Andy Dalton.

The host Browns played most of the game without Pro Bowl cornerback Joe Haden and had much of their starting secondary sidelined, but Dalton was inaccurate and seemed to lack assurance in the pocket.

Dalton finished 14 of 24 for 117 yards, no touchdowns and one interception. His pick was thrown right to Browns linebacker Craig Robertson, whom he apparently didn't see.

He will try to find himself next Monday night against Denver.


Andy Dalton totals three touchdowns in Sunday's loss to Pittsburgh


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/7/2014) Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton threw for 302 yards and two touchdowns in Cincinnati's loss to Pittsburgh in Week 14. Dalton also ran four times for 22 yards and a touchdown. 

His touchdown run came on a read option where Dalton kept and strolled into the endzone for the score. Dalton also connected with wide receiver A.J. Green for an 80-yard touchdown. 

Dalton briefly left the game in the fourth quarter when he was hit in the ribs after a pass, but he missed just one play. Dalton was taken out at the end of the game as a precautionary measure. 

The Bengals will face the Browns in Week 15.


Illness doesn't absolve Andy Dalton


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/30/2014) With three interceptions to just one touchdown pass and only 176 yards, Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton was undeniably bad Week 13 at Tampa Bay -- and at a time you'd least expect it. The Buccaneers entered the day ranked only 22nd against the pass and had allowed the fifth-highest passer rating of any team.

Of course, Dalton was ill for the game -- and by ill, I don't just mean a cough and the sniffles -- so he has an excuse for the poor performance. But what was his excuse Week 10 against Cleveland, when he threw for just 86 yards and three interceptions? What about when he threw those two interceptions against Jacksonville in Week 9 or against Carolina in Week 6, two of the worst defenses against the pass this season?

The truth is that even with a talented receiving corps -- yes, A.J. Green missed an extended period, but Mohamed Sanu proved to be a capable No. 1 in his absence -- Dalton hasn't been anything close to reliable this year. He hasn't been able to take advantage of matchups, and he hasn't been able to consistently find the end zone. He has 13 touchdowns to 13 interceptions, which may have been an OK ratio in Terry Bradshaw's day, but not in 2014.

Somehow, Dalton is still owned in 83 percent of Fantasy leagues. Granted, he's a backup in most of those, but by now, I've got to think you can do better than him in that role.


Bengals QB Andy Dalton performs poorly despite win


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/30/2014) The Bengals escaped with a win Sunday at Tampa Bay, but little credit belongs to quarterback Andy Dalton.

Dalton completed 19 of 27 for 176 yards and a 13-yard scoring strike to favorite target A.J. Green that put his team ahead to stay. He also tallied on a 5-yard run, but was otherwise ineffective. Dalton threw three interceptions, all in the second quarter, including one on his first pass and another into double-coverage in the end zone.

He did perform better after intermission, completing 12 of 16 for 114 yards and the score with two minutes left in the third quarter.

Dalton will seek great consistency and production when Cincinnati hosts Pittsburgh in a critical AFC North showdown next Sunday.


Bengals QB Andy Dalton held to one passing TD Week 12


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/23/2014) Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton threw one touchdown and one interception during a 22-13 win Week 12 at Houston. Dalton completed 24 of 35 passes for 233 yards, while rushing for 6 yards on seven carries.

Dalton's lone touchdown pass came on the team's second offensive drive -- a 6-yard completion to wide receiver Mohamed Sanu. Dalton's favorite target on the afternoon was star receiver A.J. Green, who caught a career-high 12 passes for 121 yards.

Dalton has had more games this season with one or no passing touchdowns (seven) than he has had multiple passing touchdowns (four). The Bengals are back in action Week 13 at Tampa Bay.


Bengals QB Andy Dalton bounces back with three-TD game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/16/2014) Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton bounced back from an abysmal performance his last time out, firing three touchdown passes to lead his team to a 27-10 victory over the Saints in Week 11.

Dalton hooked up with Jermaine Gresham for a 12-yard touchdown in the opening quarter, followed by a 1-yard score to Gresham again in the third quarter. He kept rolling with a 24-yard strike to A.J. Green in the end zone during the fourth quarter.

Dalton compiled 220 yards through the air while completing 16 of 22 passes. He finished the game with three touchdowns, no interceptions and one sack. Last week, Dalton registered a 2.0 passer rating. This week, he got back on track and posted a 143.9 rating.

Dalton has 11 touchdowns and nine interceptions on the year. He'll look to build off his recent performance Week 12 at Houston.


Bengals QB Andy Dalton held to 86 yards, throws three INTs


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/6/2014) Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton endured an awful performance Thursday, completing just 10 of his 33 pass attempts for 86 yards with no touchdowns and three interceptions in his team's 24-3 loss to the Browns in Week 10.

Dalton was simply terrible on the field Thursday and had at least one more easy interception dropped by the defense while failing to move the ball with any consistency despite a solid effort by the running game. He ended up getting benched late in the fourth quarter with his team down three scores, though he's in no danger of the Bengals removing him from the starter role permanently.

Dalton had delivered solid numbers coming into Week 10, completing nearly 65 percent of his passes while averaging 7.6 yards per attempt, but he's been held without a passing touchdown in three of his last four games. He'll hope to bounce back considerably in New Orleans in Week 11.


Andy Dalton hoping to roll through Browns


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11/5/2014) Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton has struggled to put up big numbers this season, and not having his full complement of weapons hasn't help. With A.J. Green's health improving, things could be turning around for him.

Dalton tossed a pair of touchdowns and finished with 18 Fantasy points in Week 9, and that was with Green played a little over half the team's snaps. Green's role is expected to be expanded in Week 10 against the Browns Thursday, and that could lead to good things for Dalton.

Of Dalton's three two-touchdown games this season, Green has been around for both, and has one touchdown in each game so far. The good news, Dalton has Green around and is set to take on a team he has enjoyed some success against, as he has three games of three touchdowns in his career against the Browns. They have been pretty tough for opposing quarterbacks overall this season, but did allow Mike Glennon and Charlie Whitehurst to log multi-TD games against them.

This isn't a great matchup for Dalton, who has been a pretty iffy Fantasy play most weeks. Jamey Eisenberg is buying into him, however, ranking him 11th among quarterbacks for the week; Dave Richard is less bullish, slotting Dalton in 17th for Week 10. He should be viewed as a risky matchup, though one with some upside. 


Andy Dalton throws two TDs, two INTs in Week 9 victory


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/2/2014) Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton delivered an up-and-down performance in Sunday's 33-23 win over the Jaguars. Dalton completed 19 of 31 throws for 233 yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions while posting a 79.1 rating.

It was the third time in the past four games that Dalton committed two turnovers. He's yet to produce a three-touchdown game this year.

Dalton hit Mohamed Sanu with a 19-yard score in the second quarter and A.J. Green for an 18-yard score in the fourth quarter. But with his team protecting a late lead, Dalton threw a pass that bounced off left tackle Andrew Whitworth and got picked off.

Dalton plays the Browns on Thursday Night Football.


Is starting Andy Dalton a good idea?


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/29/2014) 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
(10/26/2014) 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
(10/19/2014) 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.