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Bengals | Andy Dalton has improved in last month

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 15:50:38 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton has improved in the last month ever since his terrible 2.0 passer rating against the Cleveland Browns five weeks ago. "It's that everybody is on the same page," head coach Marvin Lewis said. "We have to get to the right spots, he has to deliver accurate balls, protections and routes have to match. When they don't match, things are going to be bad." Dalton has rallied the team to a 3-1 record and his completion percentage hasn't been under 68 percent in the last four weeks. It's no surprise to offensive coordinator that Dalton's improved play has come as WR A.J. Green has returned to full health.

Fantasy Tip: The Browns have held their own against enemy signal callers this year, and Dalton ($5,800) can attest to that. Although he's performed better recently, his upside is limited against this Cleveland squad, making him a lukewarm fantasy football option at FantasyScore this weekend.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Cole Harvey

Bengals | Andy Dalton fine after game

Sun, 07 Dec 2014 16:59:47 -0800

Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (chest) said Sunday, Dec. 7, that he was fine after the Week 14 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. "Yeah, he hit me pretty square right in the chest. I was just trying to catch my breath," Dalton said.

Fantasy Tip: The Bengals lost, but Dalton has a pretty solid day for FantasyScore owners, finishing with 302 passing yards, two passing touchdowns and one rushing score.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Bengals.com - Geoff Hobson

Bengals | Andy Dalton shaken up

Sun, 07 Dec 2014 12:56:18 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (undisclosed) was shaken up after taking a hit in the team's Week 14 game but was able to return.

Fantasy Tip: It does not appear that Dalton suffered a serious injury, but owners should look for an update in the near future. Dalton has had an up and down season and should only be a starting option against certain matchups.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - John Clayton

Bengals | Andy Dalton steps up his game

Sun, 16 Nov 2014 15:09:09 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton completed 16 of his 22 pass attempts for 220 yards and three touchdowns in Week 11 against the New Orleans Saints, posting a career-high passer rating of 143.9 in the process. He credited former Bengals QB Boomer Esiason for a conversation earlier in the week. "He said, 'Go play your game'," Dalton said Sunday, Nov. 16. "'Get this thing going. Don't let that Thursday game mean anything. Get everyone going because we're talented'. It meant a lot to me. I'm glad he reached out. He's somebody I can talk to."

Fantasy Tip: It also helped that A.J. Green looked to be 100 percent for the first time since returning from his injury a couple of weeks ago, and facing the leaky pass defense of the New Orleans Saints doesn't hurt either. Dalton and the Bengals face the Houston Texans and their 29th-ranked pass defense in Week 12, so FantasyScore owners will be hot on Dalton's trail next Sunday.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Bengals.com - Geoff Hobson

Browns | Brian Hoyer looking for big deal

Sun, 09 Nov 2014 23:45:56 -0800

Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer, who has not engaged in contract negotiations with his team since summer, may be looking for a larger deal. League sources suggested Hoyer would likely look to Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton as a comparable player in negotiations. Dalton signed for $17 million in guaranteed money.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CBSSports.com - Jason La Canfora

Bengals | Andy Dalton lays an egg

Fri, 07 Nov 2014 06:52:43 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton's 30.3 completion percentage Thursday, Nov. 6, is the worst completion percentage in a game with at least 25 attempts in franchise history.

Fantasy Tip: Dalton would rather forget his Week 10 outing. He'll look to turn it around on the road against the New Orleans Saints next week.

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Bengals | Andy Dalton tosses pair of TDs

Sun, 02 Nov 2014 17:02:53 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton completed 19 of his 31 pass attempts for 233 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in the Week 9 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He also ran twice for 11 yards.

Fantasy Tip: Dalton hit his top two receivers, A.J. Green and Mohamed Sanu, with touchdown strikes. The return of Green should increase the fantasy appeal of Dalton, who now has three straight multi-TD games.

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Bengals | Andy Dalton staying upright

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:42:29 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton has not been hit once on 63 dropbacks so far this season.

Fantasy Tip: Dalton has had two nice performances this season and will look to continue his play against the Tennessee Titans in Week 3. Dalton is a solid option to start this week and could be a sleeper if his cost is low enough on FantasyScore.

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Bengals | Andy Dalton perfect in preseason game

Sat, 16 Aug 2014 20:03:05 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton went 8-for-8 on pass attempts during the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16, finishing with 144 yards and a touchdown.

Fantasy Tip: Dalton is coming off a year when he threw for 33 touchdowns, and he has been excellent so far in the preseason, putting points on the board in all four series he has played. If you decide to wait to draft a quarterback, Dalton isn't a bad option to go with later in drafts.

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Bengals | OC has been happy with Andy Dalton

Mon, 04 Aug 2014 15:06:15 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton has been impressive over the last few days of practice and is getting the ball out of his hands quickly, according to offensive coordinator Hue Jackson. "I've been impressed with him since I've gotten to be the coordinator, but I've been really impressed with him over the last couple of days, because I think he's really starting to buy in to the urgency, getting the ball out of his hands and making great decisions. That was a great throwaway when we were backed up. There were times in the past the ball might have gone someplace else."

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Bengals | Andy Dalton contract update

Mon, 04 Aug 2014 10:56:50 -0700

Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton signed a six-year contract extension worth $96 million, but the deal could be worth as much as $115 million with incentives, according to a source. Dalton is guaranteed to receive $17 million in the next three days.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Bengals | Andy Dalton signs extension

Mon, 04 Aug 2014 07:19:20 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton has agreed to a six-year, $115 million extension with the team. The league hasn't received the paperwork for the deal yet, but it is expected to be finalized Monday, Aug. 4.

Fantasy Tip: Dalton is a low-end QB1 or a high-end QB2.

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Bengals | Want to sign Andy Dalton to Colin Kaepernick-type deal

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:57:43 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton should be signed to a contract that mirrors the deal signed by San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick, in the opinion of owner Mike Brown.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Bengals.com - Geoff Hobson

Bengals | Teammate expects Andy Dalton to receive extension

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:02:42 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton should receive a contract extension before the start of the regular season, according to WR A.J. Green. Green said he believes the team knows Dalton is the quarterback to take them into the future.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Bengals.com - Geoff Hobson

Bengals | OC wants to help Andy Dalton

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:37:37 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson said he wants to help QB Andy Dalton improve his play this upcoming season. "We are tethered together. And I'll jump off a building with this guy," Jackson said, "because I believe in the things he's trying to accomplish with his career, and I think I can help him."

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Chris Wesseling

Bengals | A.J. Green wants Andy Dalton to stay

Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:55:21 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green said he wants QB Andy Dalton to remain with the team for years to come. "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 has built a good chemistry with Dalton over the last several seasons.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Kevin Patra

Bengals | Andy Dalton hosts workout with receivers

Mon, 07 Jul 2014 17:44:39 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton invited WR A.J. Green, WR Marvin Jones, WR Mohamed Sanu, WR Brandon Tate, WR Ryan Whalen and WR Cobi Hamilton to Dallas for a throwing session Monday, July 7. "It's just a chance to work on the little things before we get it going again," Dalton said. "Working on the routes, doing some of the things that need to get better."

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Bengals | OC has praise for Andy Dalton, A.J. Green

Mon, 30 Jun 2014 13:44:48 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton and WR A.J. Green are the best quarterback-receiver duo in the league, according to offensive coordinator Hue Jackson. "I think both of these guys are in the prime of their careers," Jackson said. "I wouldn't change the two guys I have for anybody at this point because these guys know how to do it together."

Fantasy Tip: Green is one of the best receivers in the game and is a no-doubt WR1. However, until Dalton shakes off his consistency issues, he remains nothing more than a midrange backup QB.

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Bengals | Andy Dalton not expected to walk

Thu, 26 Jun 2014 05:38:15 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton will sign an extension before the start of the season, in the belief of Bengals beat writer Geoff Hobson.

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Bengals | Want ball-possession offense

Thu, 26 Jun 2014 05:32:43 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals beat writer Geoff Hobson believes Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson wants to have a more ball-possession offense that runs it more but sets up more explosive passes efficiently. That would mean fewer pass plays, but more potential big plays off of play-action.

Fantasy Tip: Giovani Bernard is going to have to prove that he can run the ball effectively 15-20 times in order for the play-action to work. Jeremy Hill will also be a factor in third-and-short situations that could free up A.J. Green and Marvin Jones downfield. Andy Dalton looks to be in optimal fantasy position this year in his contract year as a low-range QB1.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Bengals.com - Geoff Hobson

Bengals | Nothing imminent with Andy Dalton

Thu, 12 Jun 2014 20:30:50 -0700

The Cincinnati Bengals have made some progress in contract extension talks with QB Andy Dalton but nothing is imminent at this point.

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Bengals | OC sees improvement from Andy Dalton

Wed, 11 Jun 2014 09:36:24 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson said he has seen improvement from QB Andy Dalton during offseason workouts and believes Dalton has taken control of the offense. "I see a very confident player who goes in and calls the play and makes decisions, who redirected things and gets us in the right place," Jackson said. "There's not a lot of negative football plays. That's what you want. He's taken charge and control."

Fantasy Tip: Dalton has a lot of weapons to work with in the passing game, but owners should consider him a No. 2 quarterback in most leagues this upcoming season. He has the chance to be a mid to low No. 1 quarterback depending on the matchup.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer - Paul Dehner Jr.

Bengals | Andy Dalton focusing on route precision

Mon, 09 Jun 2014 16:14:58 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson, quarterbacks coach Ken Zampese and wide receivers coach James Urban have stressed route precision from QB Andy Dalton in organized team activities so that he can make quicker reads and get the ball out faster. The early returns are positive for Dalton.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Bengals.com - Geoff Hobson

Bengals | Andy Dalton tweaks mechanics

Sun, 25 May 2014 06:28:45 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton has heightened his urgency this offseason and has mechanically worked on becoming more compact.

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Bengals | Need more from the entire offense

Fri, 23 May 2014 11:43:37 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson said the team needs more from the entire offense, including QB Andy Dalton and WR A.J. Green in 2014. "They've been good, now it's time to be great," Jackson said.

Fantasy Tip: Green is already one of the top wide receivers in football. If he can take it to another level, it would only help both his fantasy value and the value of Dalton. Still, it is reasonable to think there will be some growing pains as the team learns a new offense.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Bengals.com - Geoff Hobson

Bengals | Picking up the pace offensively

Thu, 22 May 2014 14:38:38 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson wants to implement an up-tempo offense and intends to be heavily committed to the running game to set up the pass. Bengals OT Andrew Whitworth said the team is planning to get as many snaps in as they can.

Fantasy Tip: A more conservative offensive approach will improve the value of Cincy's running backs, with Giovani Bernard standing to have the best fantasy season. BenJarvus Green-Ellis shouldn't be written off just yet, since rookie Jeremy Hill having a fantasy-worthy role isn't a lock. Andy Dalton should become more efficient, but that isn't necessarily a good thing for fantasy value. Ultimately, WR A.J. Green remains the only weapon with consistent appeal.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Coley Harvey

Bengals | Andy Dalton the undisputed starter

Sun, 11 May 2014 10:07:58 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton will remain the starter, despite a fifth-round selection of Alabama QB A.J. McCarron, according to Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson. "This pick is not about Andy Dalton," Jackson noted.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer - Paul Dehner Jr.

Bengals | No extension imminent for Andy Dalton

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:01:56 -0700

Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton said his agent has talked with the team about a contract extension but no deal is imminent at this point.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press - Joe Kay

Bengals | Andy Dalton expects extension

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:39:36 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton is expecting the team to approach him with a long-term contract extension before his rookie deal expires next March. Dalton is scheduled to make roughly $1.7 million this year as he finishes up his four-year, $5.2 million deal. "It's a quarterback-driven league, so quarterbacks get rewarded a lot of money," Dalton said. "For a lot of these quarterbacks, if you're the quarterback of the team, you're the face of the franchise. So these teams obviously believe in their guy and they're going to pay him that way."

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Coley Harvey

Bengals | OC believes Andy Dalton will take next step

Wed, 09 Apr 2014 08:59:05 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson thinks QB Andy Dalton is close to becoming a great quarterback in the NFL. "The guy has the makeup to do it. 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. If we do that, this young man will be right where he needs to be," Jackson said. Jackson has already vowed to focus more on a running attack to take some of the pressure off Dalton's arm.

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Bengals | Having contract talks with Andy Dalton

Mon, 31 Mar 2014 12:07:09 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton said he has had some contract extension talks with the team this offseason and hopes to be able to reach an agreement.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Chris Wesseling

Bengals | Want to sign Andy Dalton to extension

Sun, 23 Mar 2014 20:17:07 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals president Mike Brown said the team would like to sign QB Andy Dalton to a contract extension this offseason but is not sure if they will be able to reach an agreement.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Bengals.com - Geoff Hobson

Bengals | May keep three QBs on roster

Fri, 21 Mar 2014 16:08:37 -0700

The Cincinnati Bengals are considering keeping three quarterbacks on the roster next season for the time since QB Andy Dalton became the starter. The team currently has four quarterbacks on the roster but could add another one during the 2014 NFL Draft.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Bengals.com - Geoff Hobson

Bengals | Interested in Aaron Murray

Wed, 05 Mar 2014 13:19:42 -0800

The Cincinnati Bengals interviewed Georgia QB Aaron Murray at the NFL Scouting Combine, and their believed to be interested in him as a potential successor to QB Andy Dalton. "I'll play anywhere, but the chance to get to play with A.J. (Green) again would be incredible," Murray said,. "He's an unbelievable receiver and one of the best in the NFL. We had a good relationship and chemistry in college, so it would be nice to hook up with him again." Cincinnati is expected to attend Murray's pro day April 16.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Chase Goodbread

Bengals | Open to deal for Andy Dalton

Fri, 21 Feb 2014 12:28:11 -0800

The Cincinnati Bengals are open to discussing a contract extension for QB Andy Dalton.

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Bengals | OC confident in Andy Dalton

Fri, 10 Jan 2014 15:36:55 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson said he has confidence in QB Andy Dalton but indicated he will need to push Dalton to improve. "He's won a lot of games. You go look at some of the guys who are considered some of the best, they didn't win as many games in a three-year period. Some of them didn't even see the playoffs. This young man has it. What we have to do is make sure that we're helping him to get it done at the level that we all want."

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Bengals.com - Geoff Hobson

Bengals | Standing by Andy Dalton

Mon, 06 Jan 2014 14:55:45 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis is standing by QB Andy Dalton after he turned the ball over three times in the team's Wild Card loss to the San Diego Chargers Sunday, Jan. 5. Dalton is 0-3 with six interceptions and one touchdown in his playoff career, good for a QBR of 17.9. "I believe in his abilities, I believe in his makeup, I believe in his maturity. And I believe in his ability to let the last play go and move on to the next play. That's probably one of his best attributes of all," Lewis said.

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Bengals | Andy Dalton has coach backing

Mon, 06 Jan 2014 02:26:07 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton's postseason struggles continued with one touchdown and three interceptions Sunday, Jan. 5, against the San Diego Chargers. That dropped his record in playoffs to 0-3 with one touchdown and five interceptions. Head coach Marvin Lewis, still looking for that first postseason win himself with an 0-5 record, backed Dalton in the tough moments after his toughest loss in 11 seasons when the inevitable question about the future of the quarterback was broached. "I don't have any questions about Andy's role in this thing. We just have to keep working it," Lewis said. "We've got to make sure we're doing everything to help Andy all the time. He's going to be very disappointed in himself today, obviously. He is the football team, and I'm sure he's very disappointed."

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Bengals.com - Geoff Hobson

Bengals | Mike Brown wanted Colin Kaepernick

Sun, 05 Jan 2014 10:52:27 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals owner Mike Brown wanted to draft QB Colin Kaepernick, but was overruled by new offensive coordinator Jay Gruden, who wanted to draft QB Andy Dalton.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer - Paul Daugherty

Bengals | Andy Dalton confident

Tue, 19 Nov 2013 12:18:44 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton is confident in the midst of a rough three-game stretch. "I'm confident as ever," Dalton said. "You have to have confidence. For us, as a team, we feel like we're in control of everything and that's where we want to be at this point." He had three touchdowns against the Cleveland Browns in Week 11 but compiled just 93 yards passing for a 48.1 percent completion rating, a 62.7 passer rating and a career-low 3.7 QBR rating. Dalton has tossed at least one interception in his last four games, including eight in his last three.

Fantasy Tip: Dalton has shown signs of taking the next step this year, only to take two steps back. With the right matchup, he's a midrange QB1, but he's better left as a capable backup in your fantasy leagues.

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Bengals | A.J. Green gets gift touchdown

Sun, 10 Nov 2013 14:22:05 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green finished the Week 10 game against the Baltimore Ravens with eight receptions for 151 yards and a touchdown. With no time remaining in regulation, Bengals QB Andy Dalton heaved up a desperation prayer that was answered by Green. Ravens SS James Ihedigbo inexplicably batted the ball up into the air and right to Green, who was standing alone in the back of the end zone for the 51-yard touchdown. It marked Green's fifth consecutive 100-yard game, a franchise record.

Fantasy Tip: Fantasy owners everywhere need to send a thank you note to Ihedigbo, as if he did not touch the ball or simply bats it down, the game ends and fantasy owners get far fewer points.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer - Joe Reedy

Bengals | Andy Dalton posts career high

Sun, 27 Oct 2013 17:55:03 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton threw a career-high five touchdown passes in Week 8 against the New York Jets. He completed 19 of his 30 passes for 325 yards, and four of his TD passes went to WR Marvin Jones. Dalton now has three straight 300-yard passing games with at least three TD passes for the first time in his career.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer - Joe Reedy

Bengals | Andy Dalton does not practice

Mon, 19 Aug 2013 16:14:37 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton was given the day off by head coach Marvin Lewis Monday, Aug. 19.

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Bengals | Andy Dalton remains streaky

Thu, 01 Aug 2013 16:55:53 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton had a great rhythm in the first two days of training camp but forced throws into coverage over the next few practices. "The way he's commanded the offense, he knows it's his team now," WR A.J. Green said.

Fantasy Tip: Dalton is looking to make strides in his third season in the league, and he has plenty of offensive weapons around him to take the next leap forward, including perhaps the most gifted receiver in the league in Green. He won't be an elite QB1 by any means, but most weeks he should approach low-end No. 1 stats.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jamison Hensley

Bengals | Wondering if Andy Dalton is franchise QB

Wed, 31 Jul 2013 08:43:14 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton has thrown for 47 touchdown passes in 32 career games, with only Hall of Famer QB Dan Marino (68) and Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning (52) throwing for more in their first two NFL seasons. Still, he is 0-2 in the playoffs, and there are doubts whether Dalton can take the team to the next level.

Fantasy Tip: Dalton was impressive for fantasy owners last season, posting seven games with two or more touchdown strikes in the first 11 regular season games. He did tail off a bit down the stretch, disappointing in the fantasy playoffs. Still, he has proven to be a situational fantasy QB1. However, in four games against the division rival Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers, for example, he disappeared, totaling two touchdowns with four interceptions. Have depth at the position for when the schedule turns difficult.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jamison Hensley

Bengals | A.J. Green praises Andy Dalton

Thu, 18 Jul 2013 09:22:39 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green praised QB Andy Dalton, and said that 2013 is not a make-or-break year for him. "I don't feel like it's a make-or-break year for him," Green said. "He's still the quarterback of the future because he has every intangible to be a great one. He works hard, he has great leadership. I think he'll be fine." "You look at Tom Brady and all the best quarterbacks in the league, it takes four or five years for them to really get in a groove," Green said. "Aaron Rodgers sat behind (Brett) Favre for years. (The criticism) comes with the territory."

Fantasy Tip: While it may not be a make-or-break year for Dalton, there are high expectations for the Bengals, and that offense as a whole. A strong year from Dalton will go a long way in solidifying him as a top fantasy quarterback.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Dan Hanzus

Bengals | Jay Gruden eyes big improvements

Thu, 06 Jun 2013 10:13:49 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden thinks the offense is due to make big improvements in the right direction this year after the team drafted TE Tyler Eifert and RB Giovani Bernard. Gruden has been pleased with the way the players have adjusted and adapted to his installation of a new offense during organized team activities. He's also happy with increased repetitions for QB Andy Dalton and the improvements of the skill players. "The thing about our offense is they came back and are willing to work hard, they are all unselfish and have a great understanding of what it is going to take for us to get to the next level," Gruden said. The offense has run some no-huddle plays this week and Dalton likes the look it gives the team.

Fantasy Tip: We have high hopes, as do most people, for the Bengals offense this season in Dalton's third year. A.J. Green has plenty of help in the receiving game, and the running game has some nice depth. Dalton could be a very capable fantasy backup QB with the potential to perform as a No. 1 many weeks.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer - Joe Reedy

Bengals | Andy Dalton working on deep throws

Wed, 22 May 2013 09:47:06 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton has, during organized team activities, been focusing on improving the trajectory and accuracy of his throws while working with quarterbacks coach Ken Zampese. Dalton also is practicing a quicker dropback in the pocket. The club is hoping first-round TE Tyler Eifert will help stretch the offense so defensive attention doesn't squarely target WR A.J. Green.

Fantasy Tip: Along with rookie RB Giovani Bernard, Dalton has been awarded some underrated offensive depth that could raise his already solid ceiling as a high-end fantasy QB2. Getting more yardage out of his attempts would produce a breakthrough campaign, and your competitors may not notice or care leading up to draft day.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer - Joe Reedy

Bengals | Andy Dalton knows he needs to throw better deep balls

Mon, 08 Apr 2013 13:02:24 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton said he knows that he needs to be more accurate with his deep passes and expects to show improvement in that area. "I think there are times where I didn't get those throws. That's one thing people have said about me since I was coming out of college. I'm going to get better. I know I need to get better. I'm going to make the improvement. I expect myself to make throws like that. I have to hit more throws down field. I also have to get better in other areas," Dalton said.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer - Joe Reedy

Bengals | Andy Dalton looking to be a leader

Mon, 08 Apr 2013 12:46:01 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton said he wants to be more of a leader on and off the field next season. "The biggest thing I can do is take more control. Whether it be on the practice field or during a game, whatever it is, I need to step up and really show my leadership. That will be big. The more you play, especially being a quarterback, the more you're going to become a leader on the team," Dalton said.

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