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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%: 94/37 | Average Draft Position: 134.79
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Andy Dalton looks improved on Day 1


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10:16 am ET) 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. 


Andy Dalton says he received vote of confidence


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/6/2014) Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton, who committed three turnovers Sunday in losing his third career playoff game, said he got a vote of confidence from coach Marvin Lewis. "He said I'm the guy that he believes in," Dalton said. "He believes that I can get us over the next hump. It's good to hear from a coach and it's what I wanted to hear."

Dalton has one year left on his four-year rookie deal. 


Andy Dalton collapses down the stretch


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/5/2014) Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton had a tough time down the stretch against the Chargers.

Dalton completed 29 of 51 passes, for 334 yards and one touchdown. Dalton got off to a slow start to begin the game, but rebounded in the second half to throw a touchdown. He struggled starting in the third quarter. On the team's second drive during the quarter, Dalton fumbled away the possession. On the following two Bengal drives, Dalton threw interceptions. The Bengals mustered just 10 points.


Andy Dalton excels, despite four interceptions


by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/29/2013) Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton threw an interception on the first offensive play of the game, setting the table for a day that would feature seven interceptions between the two teams, in a 34-17 win over the Ravens. 

Dalton threw four picks, but still led the Bengals to victory, comlpeting 21-of-36 passes for 281 yards and two touchdowns. Dalton also ran for a score in the second quarter. 

Dalton hadn't thrown an interception since Week 13, but he did finish the season with multiple touchdowns in four straight games. 

In the second quarter, Dalton set the Bengals' single-season record for passing yards. He finishes the regular season with 4,296 yards, 33 touchdowns, and 20 interceptions -- all new career highs. 


Andy Dalton is on a roll


by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/27/2013) Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton has averaged 32.7 Fantasy points per game over his last three, with nine total touchdowns and no interceptions. 

If this sounds familiar, it's because Dalton did something very similar earlier in the season, from Week 6 to Week 8, when he averaged 34.3 Fantasy points per game, throwing 11 touchdowns in that three-game span. He then threw six interceptions in the next two games, the second coming against Baltimore, Dalton's Week 17 opponent. 

In that Ravens game, Dalton threw for 274 yards and two touchdowns, finishing with 18 Fantasy points. Since that game, the Ravens have allowed just two quarterbacks to go over 20 Fantasy points, holding the other four to fewer than 15. They've allowed seven touchdowns in the six games since Week 10, while intercepting five passes.

Dalton has a ton of momentum right now, but the matchup isn't great. He carries an equal amount of risk and reward, and our rankings reflect that. He's a borderline starter at quarterback in most formats.  


Andy Dalton takes advantage of matchup


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/22/2013) Facing a 30th-ranked Vikings pass defense made only weaker by the absence of top cornerback Xavier Rhodes (ankle), Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton had arguably his best game of the season Week 16 in Cincinnati, completing 27 of 38 passes for 366 and four touchdowns.

It was his third straight game with multiple touchdown passes but his first with at least four since Week 8 against the Jets, when he had eight. He has also gone three games without throwing an interception.

He didn't just lean on star wide receiver A.J. Green in this one either, completing multiple passes to six different receivers. Green caught two of his touchdown passes, but tight end Jermaine Gresham pulled down a 16-yard screamer in the middle of the end zone in the second quarter, and Mohamed Sanu grabbed a 7-yard tosss in the front corner of the end zone in the third. Dalton also found Andrew Hawkins on a 34-yard bomb in the fourth to set up Green's second touchdown.

Dalton will look to keep it going in Week 17, though he'll have a tougher matchup against the Ravens.


Andy Dalton could be in line for big game


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(12/18/2013) Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton has already bounced back from a November rough patch with five touchdown passes to zero interceptions in his last two games, but that might have been just a warmup for Week 16 against Minnesota. The Vikings rank 30th against the pass, giving up 290.6 yards per game, and have allowed the most Fantasy points to quarterbacks this season.

They've given up 32 touchdowns through the air, most in the NFL, including eight in their last three games. Just last week against the Eagles, quarterback Nick Foles threw for 428 yards and three touchdowns against them.

The Vikings have played better football of late, losing just one of their last four games, which reduces the chances of the Bengals jumping out to an early lead and relying mostly on their running game in the second half. With the weapons at his disposal, Dalton has a real opportunity for three or more touchdown passes this week.

Quarterback is usually not a position for playing matchups, but if you don't have a surefire Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, Nick Foles or Matthew Stafford type there, Dalton is an option to consider.


Andy Dalton comes alive late


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/15/2013) Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton threw a pair of fourth-quarter touchdown passes Week 15 at Pittsburgh, salvaging his Fantasy performance. He completed 25 of 44 passes for 230 yards and the two scores, without an interception.

Dalton connected with tight end Tyler Eifert on a 1-yard touchdown, then found receiver Marvin Jones wide open from 13 yards out. Dalton's ensuing 2-point conversion pass was batted down. 

Dalton, who ran four times for 20 yards, has accounted for six touchdowns and no turnovers the past two weeks. He has an attractive matchup Week 16 vs. the Vikings.


Andy Dalton a big risk Week 15


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/9/2013) 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
(12/8/2013) 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.