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14 Andy Dalton QB
Height/Weight: 6-2/220 | Birthdate: 10/29/1987 | Birthplace: Katy, TX, USA | Team: Cincinnati | College: Texas Christian | NFL Experience: 4 | Owned/Started%: 92/25 | Average Draft Position: 111.97
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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.


Jason Campbell no threat to Andy Dalton


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(3/20/2014) Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson likes new backup quarterback Jason Campbell, but he said Campbell isn't a threat to starter Andy Dalton's job.

Campbell was a starter for the Raiders when Jackson coached there.

"In no way is he supplanting Andy Dalton. I like our quarterback," Jackson said. "But Jason is a veteran guy who has played in a lot of offenses and has won a lot of games. I think he can help Andy with some of the knowledge that he's picked up. He's that kind of guy. You've got a guy in Jason where things haven't gone all that well for him lately and you've got a guy in Andy that has done well but is still trying to find a way to win in the playoffs. Between the two of them there can be some things gained there."


Esiason defends Andy Dalton


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(3/7/2014) Former Bengals quarterback Boomer Esiason, who is an analyst for the NFL Today, came to the defense of current Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton, reports the official team website.

Dalton has led the Bengals to three consecutive playoff appearances, but the team is 0-3 during that run, which has led to some criticism. But Esiason says back off because Dalton is legit. 

"I never had a season like he had this year," Esiason said. "He'll be fine. The trajectory is like this, 9-7, 10-6, 11-5, 22 touchdowns, 27 touchdowns, 33 touchdowns. The guy is a really good player. Everyone just has to calm down.”

In 2013, Dalton completed 62 percent of his throws for 4,293 yards, 33 touchdowns and 20 interceptions. 


Bengals could extend Andy Dalton


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/23/2014) Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said the team might sign quarterback Andy Dalton to a long-term extension, reports ProFootballTalk.com. Dalton is entering the final year of his rookie deal.

“As a football team we would like to continue to keep our good, young players,” Lewis said. “The representatives from his side and our team will get together and try to discuss something. We feel good about what Andy has done the past three seasons and we have to continue to help him to continue to play better.”

Lewis remains staunchy behind Dalton despite the quarterback's playoff failures.


Hue Jackson: Andy Dalton 'can do it all'


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/23/2014) New Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson gave an emphatic vote of confidence to quarterback Andy Dalton.

"I like what Andy brings to the table for us," Jackson told the team's website. "Andy can do it all. I haven’t seen anything he can’t do. He ran with the ball last year. Obviously he threw it all over the yard, and obviously he ran our football team.

"At the end of the day, those are the characteristics we’re looking for in a quarterback for our football team as well as our organization."

Dalton capped his finest regular season by throwing six interceptions in Week 17 and the playoff loss combined.


Andy Dalton asked to do too much says ex-NFL GM


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(2/12/2014) Former Chicago general manager Jerry Angelo made a key criticism of Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton, suggesting he was asked to do too much and it made him uncomfortable. Angelo reviewed every starting quarterback for TheSidelineView.com

"Top character and work habits. Is book smart, with average football IQ," Angelo wrote about Dalton. "He's in his comfort level when everything around him is working. He struggles when it's all on him. His accuracy isn't as sharp as his ability to read coverage. Part of his problem is he was over used. Too many attempts for a pedestrian QB. You can like him, but can't love him."

Dalton had his best season statistically in 2013, throwing for 4,293 yards and 33 touchdowns with 20 interceptions. But he faltered in the playoffs for the third year in a row and ultimately threw six interceptions in Week 17 and the playoff game combined. 


Bengals to reel in Andy Dalton's pass attempts?


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(2/7/2014) With the promotion of Hue Jackson to offensive coordinator in Cincinnati, the official team website surmises that Andy Dalton won't throw as much as he did under former playcaller Jay Gruden, now in Washington. 

According to the site, "less is more" with Jackson. That suggests he'll ask for Dalton to throw around 25 times per game, something that worked out nicely for the world champion Seahawks in 2013. That's a big drop for Dalton, who averaged 36.6 pass attempts per game in 2013 including six games with 40-plus attempts. The Bengals were 2-4 in those games, 9-1 otherwise. 

The team might also add some over-the-middle throws to Dalton's arsenal as the previous playcaller asked Dalton to throw outside more often.