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Bengals | Andy Dalton on track to play

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:45:19 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (hip) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 23, and is not on the injury report for Week 3.

Fantasy Tip: Dalton is not a great option for owners in Week 3 because he is facing a tough Denver Broncos defense. Owners can bench him if they have better options to use.

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Bengals | Andy Dalton practices

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 16:21:46 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (hip) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 21.

Fantasy Tip: Dalton should be fine for Week 3 but will be facing a tough Denver Broncos defense. Dalton could be a low-end No. 1 quarterback in deeper leagues but could be benched if owners have better options.

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Bengals | Andy Dalton hobbled after loss

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 19:39:06 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (ankle) was hobbled and limping in the locker room after the Week 2 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers due to an ankle issue.

Fantasy Tip: Dalton has passed for exactly 366 yards with one TD pass in both Week 1 and Week 2, so he would be a huge loss for fantasy owners if he is forced to miss any time. Stay tuned.

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Bengals | Andy Dalton plays well Sunday

Sun, 28 Aug 2016 21:11:35 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton completed six of his 10 passes for 77 yards and a touchdown in a 26-21 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday, Aug. 28.

Fantasy Tip: Turnover among his receiving corps and an injury to Tyler Eifert could hurt his numbers a bit, but Dalton should still be one of the better QB2 options and a potential starter against friendly matchups.

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Bengals | Tyler Boyd making big strides

Mon, 01 Aug 2016 20:30:00 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals WR Tyler Boyd has improved dramatically from spring practices to training camp, according to his quarterback. "He's taken a huge jump from OTAs to camp, he's made some tough catches and has been impressive," QB Andy Dalton said Monday, Aug. 1.

Fantasy Tip: Boyd is expected to serve as the starter in the slot, and he is likely in line for plenty of playing time right off the bat. Look to Boyd as a nice late-round WR4/5 or flex play with some upside in most standard fantasy formats.

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Bengals | Jake Kumerow making strides

Fri, 08 Jul 2016 18:07:50 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals WR Jake Kumerow has displayed improved chemistry with QB Andy Dalton, and wide receivers coach James Urban said Kumerow has been "very, very consistent" during offseason practices.

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Bengals | Brandon LaFell picking up offense

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 19:01:18 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals WR Brandon LaFell has picked up the offense quickly, QB Andy Dalton said, and LaFell said he is ready to take advantage if defenses double team WR A.J. Green.

Fantasy Tip: LaFell has a chance to open the year as Cincinnati's No. 2 receiver, and he is worth grabbing in the later rounds of drafts in case he runs with the role.

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Bengals | Andy Dalton receives praise

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 15:50:15 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton has been better than advertised so far this offseason, according to WR Brandon LaFell. LaFell noted Dalton's ball placement, accuracy, quick release and command of the huddle as factors that have especially been impressive.

Fantasy Tip: Dalton has put together a nice career so far, but he still leaves something to be desire from a fantasy perspective, mainly more touchdowns. He's comfortably in QB2 territory heading into the 2016 season.

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Bengals | A.J. Green ready to carry offense

Fri, 27 May 2016 20:35:39 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green said he knows that the offense is only going to go as far as he and QB Andy Dalton can take it in 2016.

Fantasy Tip: Green has been one of the steadiest receivers since breaking into the league, and losing Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu in free agency should lead to even more looks for Green. He is a sure-fire WR1.

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Bengals | Andy Dalton to boost Tyler Boyd's game?

Thu, 19 May 2016 19:16:45 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals WR Tyler Boyd said he believes playing with QB Andy Dalton will help him elevate his performance. "With him throwing me to open space, making me catch it away from defenders, making it a lot easier for me I feel like it'll just take my game to a whole other level than what I think it's already at," Boyd said. "It'll completely change me."

Fantasy Tip: Boyd will be asked to play a big role as a rookie, and he is a solid option to target in the final rounds of standard drafts. In rookie drafts, he is worth considering in the first round.

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Bengals | Andy Dalton talks up Josh Doctson

Sun, 24 Apr 2016 18:43:12 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton said he worked out with TCU WR Josh Doctson and believes Doctson will be successful for any team that drafts him.

Fantasy Tip: The Bengals need a receiver after losing Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu this offseason, and if Doctson lands in Cincinnati, he would be worth a shot in the later rounds.

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Bengals | Andy Dalton healthy

Mon, 18 Apr 2016 15:52:57 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (thumb) said he's fully healed from his thumb injury.

Fantasy Tip: Dalton has yet to duplicate his 2013 with 4,293 yards and 33 touchdowns. He's still an efficient passer, completing 66.1% of his passes last year, but does he still have untapped potential? He'll be in the low-end QB1 mix in fantasy.

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Bengals | Andy Dalton throwing without restrictions

Tue, 05 Apr 2016 09:39:31 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (thumb) is throwing the ball again and has no restrictions with his thumb, and he has visited with passing specialist Tom House once already this offseason. Dalton isn't worried about the loss of WRs Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu in free agency this year.

Fantasy Tip: Dalton still has A.J. Green and Tyler Eifert as his top two receiving targets, so that's not too shabby. Brandon LaFell will likely become the No. 3 option. Expected to be fully healthy for Week 1, Dalton proved he is QB1 worthy in fantasy leagues, albeit at the lower end of the starting quarterback spectrum.

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Bengals | Andy Dalton to help install offense

Sun, 06 Mar 2016 17:27:19 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton has been asked to help the rest of the team understand the system of offensive coordinator Ken Zampese, who has spent the last five seasons as Dalton's quarterbacks coach.

Fantasy Tip: Dalton will have a solid line in front of him and dangerous weapons to throw to again in 2016, and he should finish the year as a QB1.

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Bengals | Andy Dalton on track in rehab

Fri, 26 Feb 2016 09:09:20 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (thumb) is on track in his rehab, and he is expected to be ready for offseason training activities (OTAs), according to head coach Marvin Lewis.

Fantasy Tip: The Bengals are taking their time with Dalton's injury, and they have all the time in the world. Unless he suffers some sort of setback, he should be fully healthy for the start of the 2016 season. Before his injury last year, he proved he can be a capable midrange QB1 for fantasy.

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Bengals | Andy Dalton not throwing yet

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 14:40:57 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (thumb) said he is able to throw, but will hold off on doing so for a little bit longer. "Not throwing yet because we are being very conservative with it," Dalton said. "I feel like I can throw but no reason to push anything right now. I have plenty of time now to get 100%."

Fantasy Tip: It's a wise move by Dalton and the Bengals to take their time with Dalton's injury. He will more than likely be ready for offseason activities. As long as he doesn't suffer any setbacks, consider him a QB1 for next season.

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Bengals | Andy Dalton to have normal offseason

Mon, 11 Jan 2016 15:10:26 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (thumb) will have a normal offseason despite his thumb injury, according to head coach Marvin Lewis.

Fantasy Tip: Dalton probably will be on the field when the team starts their offseason workouts in a few months. Dalton had a terrific 2015 season and could be a No. 1 quarterback in some leagues next season.

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Bengals | Andy Dalton among inactives

Sat, 09 Jan 2016 16:03:32 -0800

The Cincinnati Bengals have declared QB Andy Dalton, DL DeShawn Williams, OT Eric Winston, DT Marcus Hardison, DL Margus Hunt, WR Mario Alford, FB Ryan Hewitt inactive for Week 18.

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Bengals | Andy Dalton ready next week?

Sat, 09 Jan 2016 12:21:26 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton is not a guarantee to play next week if the Bengals win. Dalton has not thrown yet, and the Bengals won't know if he'll practice until Tuesday, Jan. 12, or Wednesday, Jan 13.

Fantasy Tip: Dalton's status won't matter if the Bengals can't beat the Pittsburgh Steelers tonight. AJ McCarron ($5,800, 11.6% of cap) will start, but he's not a great starting fantasy quarterback despite his relatively cheap price.

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Bengals | Andy Dalton ruled out

Fri, 08 Jan 2016 08:55:53 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (thumb) has been ruled out for the wild-card game Saturday, Jan. 9.

Fantasy Tip: AJ McCarron ($5,800, 11.6% of cap) is one of the weaker options on FantasyScore for the opening round against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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Bengals | Andy Dalton not at practice

Thu, 07 Jan 2016 14:46:22 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (thumb) missed practice for the second straight day Thursday, Jan. 7.

Fantasy Tip: Dalton ($7,300, 14.6% of cap) is a long shot to play in the wild-card tilt against the Pittsburgh Steelers Saturday. AJ McCarron ($5,800, 11.6% of cap) is in line for his fourth start and has a decent matchup against one of the weakest secondaries in the postseason. Consider McCarron as a sleeper play if you want to save some money at QB.

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Bengals | Andy Dalton not practicing

Wed, 06 Jan 2016 10:51:47 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (thumb) is not taking part in practice Wednesday, Jan. 6.

Fantasy Tip: Dalton ($7,300, 14.6% of cap) had the cast removed from his thumb Monday, but he's still unlikely to play against the Pittsburgh Steelers on wild-card weekend. AJ McCarron ($5,800, 11.6% of cap) almost threw for 300 yards in a relief effort of Dalton last time against Pittsburgh, and he's a sleeper candidate against one of the weaker secondaries in the postseason.

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Bengals | Andy Dalton makes brief appearance

Tue, 05 Jan 2016 20:50:35 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (thumb) was able to throw two passes in practice Tuesday, Jan. 5, but head coach Marvin Lewis said QB A.J. McCarron remains the team's starting quarterback heading into the AFC Wild-Card Game Saturday, Jan. 9, against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Fantasy Tip: Dalton ($7,300, 14.6% of cap) would be a risky FantasyScore play if he was able to return given his poor playoff performances in the fast, rust factor after a long layoff and a difficult opponent which knows him well. McCarron ($5,800, 11.6% of cap) has never started a playoff game, and he isn't a recommended option, either.

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Bengals | Cincy planning to use AJ McCarron

Tue, 05 Jan 2016 09:09:57 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said Monday, Jan. 4, that the Bengals would prepare during the week as if QB AJ McCarron would start the wild card game against the Pittsburgh Steelers Saturday, Jan. 9, with QB Andy Dalton's (thumb) status up in the air. McCarron said he'll be more confident this weekend if he's forced to face the Steelers for the second time.

Fantasy Tip: McCarron has looked pretty good while replacing Dalton for three full games, and he's yet to throw an interception. The Steelers can be beat through the air, so if McCarron makes another start this weekend, he is a deep sleeper QB worth considering on FantasyScore.

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Bengals | Andy Dalton sheds cast

Tue, 05 Jan 2016 07:37:20 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (thumb) had the cast removed from his right thumb, but his status for the wild card game Saturday, Jan. 9, is unknown.

Fantasy Tip: AJ McCarron ($5,800, 10.8% of cap) is expected to start against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but he's a meager FantasyScore option.

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Bengals | Andy Dalton not expected to play

Mon, 04 Jan 2016 14:26:10 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (finger) is not expected to play against the Pittsburgh Steelers this weekend, according to head coach Marvin Lewis.

Fantasy Tip: AJ McCarron will start in the Wild Card round of the playoffs for the Bengals. He has held his own in recent weeks, but he's not a top starting choice for those participating in fantasy playoff leagues.

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Bengals | Cincy's Week 17 inactives

Sun, 03 Jan 2016 08:54:37 -0800

The Cincinnati Bengals have declared QB Andy Dalton, OT Eric Winston, DT Marcus Hardison, WR Mario Alford, DL Pat Sims, FB Ryan Hewitt, DL Will Clarke inactive for Week 17.

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Bengals | Andy Dalton to see specialist

Fri, 01 Jan 2016 21:21:45 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (thumb) will see a hand specialist Monday, Jan. 4, and he is hoping to have the cast around his right thumb removed.

Fantasy Tip: Dalton won't play in the season finale against the Baltimore Ravens, but there is still a chance he could return for the playoffs. Monday's appointment will likely go a long way to deciding his timetable for a return.

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Bengals | Wednesday practice report for Week 17

Wed, 30 Dec 2015 14:26:14 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (thumb) has been ruled out for Week 17. RB Ryan Hewitt (knee, illness) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 30. DE Carlos Dunlap (hamstring) and S George Iloka (groin) were limited.

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Bengals | Andy Dalton does some drills

Wed, 30 Dec 2015 12:30:22 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (thumb) went through some conditioning drills on the side during practice Wednesday, Dec. 30, for the first time since his injury. He is still using a black cast around his right hand.

Fantasy Tip: Dalton ($7,300, 14.6% of cap) is unlikely to play until the divisional round of the playoffs if the Bengals advance that far. He won't be a very attractive FantasyScore pick by then, either, since he's missed the last several weeks.

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Bengals | Andy Dalton to shed cast soon

Tue, 29 Dec 2015 09:42:47 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (thumb) could have his cast removed as early as Tuesday, Dec. 29. However, his bone isn't fully healed yet.

Fantasy Tip: Dalton ($7,300, 14.6% of cap) is unlikely to play this weekend and might not be ready until the divisional round of the playoffs. Until then, AJ McCarron should remain as the starter, but he's a shaky fantasy commodity with not much experience under his belt.

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Bengals | Andy Dalton a few weeks away

Mon, 28 Dec 2015 17:11:08 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (thumb) is still a few weeks away from returning and likely would not be available if the team plays in a Wild Card playoff game. QB AJ McCarron will continue to be the starting quarterback until Dalton is able to play again.

Fantasy Tip: Owners will need to monitor Dalton's situation over the next few weeks to see if Dalton will be able to play in the playoffs. McCarron ($4,800, 9.6% of cap) posted decent numbers in his first start last week and has three touchdowns and two interceptions in his last two games. He will be facing a tough Denver Broncos defense in Week 16 and is not a great fantasy option.

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Bengals | Cincy's Monday night inactives

Mon, 28 Dec 2015 16:08:27 -0800

The Cincinnati Bengals have declared QB Andy Dalton, OT Eric Winston, FS George Iloka, DT Marcus Hardison, WR Mario Alford, TE Tyler Eifert, DL Will Clarke inactive for Week 16.

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Bengals | Friday Bengals report

Fri, 25 Dec 2015 08:50:02 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (thumb) didn't practice Friday, Dec. 25, and has already been ruled out for Week 16. S George Iloka (groin) was also out of practice. LB Vontaze Burfict (knee), OT Jake Fisher (concussion), LB Emmanuel Lamur (hamstring) and LB Vincent Rey (hamstring) practiced in full.

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Bengals | Andy Dalton ruled out

Thu, 24 Dec 2015 13:17:09 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (thumb) has been ruled out for Week 16.

Fantasy Tip: This shouldn't be a big surprise as Dalton continues to recover from a fractured throwing thumb. AJ McCarron ($5,000, 10.0% of cap) will receive another start in his place, but he's not worth starting this week against the Denver Broncos.

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Bengals | Cincinnati's Week 15 inactives

Sun, 20 Dec 2015 12:12:40 -0800

The Cincinnati Bengals have declared QB Andy Dalton, FS George Iloka, OT Jake Fisher, DT Marcus Hardison, WR Mario Alford, DL Pat Sims, TE Tyler Eifert inactive for Week 15.

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Bengals | Friday injury report for Week 15

Fri, 18 Dec 2015 13:04:43 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (thumb), OT Jake Fisher (concussion) and FS George Iloka (groin) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 18, and have been ruled out for the Week 15 game against the San Francisco 49ers. C Russell Bodine (finger), LB Vontaze Burfict (knee), CB Leon Hall (back), DE Michael Johnson (back), CB Adam Jones (foot), CB Dre Kirkpatrick (knee) and OT Andrew Whitworth (knee) fully participated in practice and are listed as probable.

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Bengals | Andy Dalton week-to-week

Thu, 17 Dec 2015 11:42:05 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (thumb) says he's still "week-to-week" and will visit with doctors every week to see what they think about his thumb.

Fantasy Tip: Dalton ($7,300, 14.6% of cap) has already been ruled out this weekend and is unlikely to play in Week 16. That means you can dump him in traditional leagues. AJ McCarron ($5,300, 10.6% of cap) wasn't terrible in relief of Dalton last week and has a fine matchup against the San Francisco 49ers. Consider McCarron for a sleeper pick if you want to save money at QB in daily games this week.

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Bengals | Andy Dalton unlikely for Week 16

Thu, 17 Dec 2015 06:51:05 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (thumb) is unlikely to play in Week 16, according to head coach Marvin Lewis.

Fantasy Tip: It's unlikely Dalton returns the rest of the regular season, and he can be dropped in traditional leagues. AJ McCarron ($5,300, 10.6% of cap) has a midrange matchup against the San Francisco 49ers, but he's not much of a streamer option on FantasyScore in his first career start.

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Bengals | Wednesday practice report for Week 15

Wed, 16 Dec 2015 15:20:01 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (thumb) has been ruled out for Week 15 against the San Francisco 49ers. OT Jake Fisher (concussion), CB Leon Hall (back), S George Iloka (groin) and DE Michael Johnson (back) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 16. C Russell Bodine (finger), LB Vontaze Burfict (knee), CB Adam Jones (foot) and OT Andrew Whitworth (knee) were limited.

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Bengals | Andy Dalton week-to-week

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 13:06:13 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (thumb) is considered week-to-week and will wear a cast on his fractured throwing thumb, according to head coach Marvin Lewis.

Fantasy Tip: Dalton's return all depends on how quickly he can heal. He will need to be monitored in the coming weeks, but if he doesn't return for the regular season it's possible he could return for the postseason. In the meantime, A.J. McCarron is a below average starting fantasy quarterback in Dalton's place.

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Bengals | Andy Dalton could return?

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 12:07:00 -0800

Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (thumb) believes a return in Week 17 is possible despite a fractured throwing thumb.

Fantasy Tip: As was previously stated, Dalton's return all depends on how quickly he can heal. He will need to be monitored in the coming weeks, but if he doesn't return for the regular season it's possible he could return for the postseason. In the meantime, A.J. McCarron is a below average starting fantasy quarterback in Dalton's place.

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Bengals | No surgery for Andy Dalton

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 11:58:36 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (thumb) will not need surgery on his fractured thumb, according to a source. A possible return depends on how quickly Dalton's thumb heals.

Fantasy Tip: The Bengals obviously want a healthy Dalton for the playoffs. He may not be able to heal in time, but there is still that possibility. Undergoing surgery would probably eliminate his availability for the postseason. As for the regular season, A.J. McCarron is a risky play, but he has a decent matchup against the San Francisco 49ers next week. Only start McCarron if you want to spend more for studs at other positions.

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Bengals | Andy Dalton's season likely over

Mon, 14 Dec 2015 05:19:28 -0800

Updating previous reports, Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (thumb) is likely lost for the rest of the season with a fractured right thumb. The best-case scenario is he returns for the playoffs, according to multiple team sources.

Fantasy Tip: A.J. McCarron will face the San Francisco 49ers in Week 15, and he could be a one-week streamer option.

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Bengals | A.J. McCarron hit and miss in relief

Sun, 13 Dec 2015 16:15:53 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals QB A.J. McCarron replaced QB Andy Dalton (thumb) in a 33-20 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 14, throwing for 280 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions.

Fantasy Tip: McCarron put up decent numbers after taking over, but he also threw to costly interceptions. Dalton will at least miss the Week 15 game against San Francisco, so McCarron will have a decent matchup if you are looking for a low-priced flier at FantasyScore.

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Bengals | Andy Dalton has fractured hand

Sun, 13 Dec 2015 13:41:42 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (hand) said he has a fracture in his hand and is scheduled to meet with a hand specialist Monday, Dec. 14. Head coach Marvin Lewis said Dalton will not be able to play in Week 15 but would not say he will miss more time.

Fantasy Tip: A.J. McCarron will be the starting quarterback next week against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 15. He has a bit of an inconsistent outing in relief in Week 14 with two touchdowns and two interceptions. Owners could consider him as a starting option, but they should have better options available.

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Bengals | Andy Dalton will not return

Sun, 13 Dec 2015 10:36:54 -0800

Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (thumb) will not return to the team's Week 14 game because of a thumb injury.

Fantasy Tip: Owners will need to wait until after the game to determine the severity of Dalton's injury. A.J. McCarron will take over the starting job while Dalton sidelined but is not a good fantasy option. The values of A.J. Green and Tyler Eifert likely will see a dip if Dalton misses significant time.

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Bengals | Andy Dalton suffers injury

Sun, 13 Dec 2015 10:28:56 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (thumb) suffered a thumb injury during the team's Week 14 game and is considered questionable to return.

Fantasy Tip: A.J. McCarron will fill in if Dalton has to miss extended time, so owners will need to keep an eye out on an update on Dalton's injury. McCarron will have some weapons to work with but is not a strong fantasy option.

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Bengals | Andy Dalton playing well at home

Fri, 11 Dec 2015 18:09:38 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton faces the Pittsburgh Steelers at home in Week 14, and Dalton has scored at least three touchdowns in four of his six home games this season.

Fantasy Tip: Dalton ($8,100, 16.2% of cap) has been one of the more consistent quarterback options at FantasyScore this season, and many of his best games have come at home. Another big performance could be on tap against a Pittsburgh defense allowing the fourth-most passing yards per game.

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Bengals | Andy Dalton scores three TDs

Sun, 06 Dec 2015 14:47:16 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton passed for two touchdowns and ran for a third on Sunday, Dec. 6, in a 37-3 win over the Cleveland Browns. He passed for 220 yards and only had five incompletions among 19 passes.

Fantasy Tip: Dalton ($8,100, 16.2% of cap) did this against Cleveland, so at first glance this doesn't look too impressive. Still, Dalton continues to have a marvelous 2015 campaign and ranks high with FantasyScore players.

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