Andy Dalton QB CIN (9) 6 days ago
Dalton completed 21 of 31 passes for 254 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to New England. He rushed for 17 yards and a score on two carries.
Dalton gave Cincinnati the lead late in the first half after keeping it on an option sweep and cutting up for a two-yard score. He struck again early in the second half with a touchdown toss to Brandon LaFell, but overall had a fairly ho-hum game despite several nice drops in the bucket to AJ Green and Tyler Boyd. At this point last season, Dalton was on his way to becoming a fantasy star with 14 touchdown passes and another two scores on the ground in six games. Dalton, this season, has just six touchdown passes and one rushing score over the same span and has more games with one or fewer passing touchdowns, five, than he had in 12 full games last season, three. The continued absence of red-zone favorite Tyler Eifert is certainly a factor, but fantasy owners who thought themselves shrewd to snag Dalton this season can't wait much longer to find out how much of a difference the tight end will make.
Andy Dalton QB CIN (9) 2 weeks ago1 Comment
Dalton completed 29 of 41 passes for 269 yards with a pair of touchdowns in Sunday's 28-14 loss at Dallas. He also had six rushes for 34 yards.
The Bengals were shut out for three quarters Sunday, so Dalton didn't play as well as his final stat line looks. He threw multiple touchdowns in a contest for the first time this season, although his yardage has been strong all year, averaging just over 300 yards per game. The Cowboys did a great job containing A.J. Green, who was held to 50 yards on four receptions, so Dalton did manage to get Brandon LaFell involved, hooking up with him eight times for 68 yards and two touchdowns. The veteran QB will need to step up big next week for a road game against the Patriots.
Andy Dalton QB CIN (9) 3 weeks ago
Dalton completed 22 of 31 passes for 296 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions in Thursday's 22-7 victory over the Dolphins. He also netted minus-12 yards on six rushes.
The veteran signal-caller turned in an efficient performance against a Dolphins defense that has struggled to defend the pass through the first four weeks. Dalton's most spectacular play came on a first-quarter scramble where he deftly side-stepped the rush and slung a 51-yard heave downfield to a leaping A.J. Green, who snared the pass at its highest point. He also found four other receivers on the night, but looked Green's way the most by far (10 targets). Through four weeks, Dalton has put the ball up 146 times, as compared to the 116 attempts he tallied over the same time period last season. Despite the considerable uptick, he's only netted three touchdown passes, but the Bengals' aggressive air approach, if it endures, could certainly pay dividends for Dalton's fantasy owners throughout the season.
Andy Dalton QB CIN (9) 4 weeks ago
Dalton completed 21 of 31 passes for 206 yards and a pick in Sunday's loss to Denver. He added 40 yards on six carries.
Dalton's season-opening streak of 366-yard games is over at two. The Bengals went run-heavy to start the game, getting on the board early and protecting Dalton from Denver's potent pass rush. Once Denver adjusted to the running game, Dalton's day turned south as the Broncos got to him four times and forced him into a late pick. The arrow should be pointing up for Dalton as he will be getting his favorite red-zone target, Tyler Eifert, back soon to complement A.J. Green. If the team doesn't do a better job protecting him, however, it won't matter who he has to throw to. Dalton's been sacked 12 times already this season.
Andy Dalton QB CIN (9) 1 month ago
Dalton completed 31 of 54 pass attempts for 366 yards and one touchdown in the Bengals' Week 2 loss to the Steelers. He also carried twice for seven yards.
The 54 pass attempts represent a career-high for Dalton, though his 57.4 percent completion rate was well below his career average. Receiver A.J. Green didn't do him many favors, though, as the All-Pro wideout secured just two of eight targets sent his way. Fortunately, rookie Tyler Boyd seems to be emerging as a legitimate weapon for Dalton, which could prove very beneficial for Dalton's stat lines moving forward. Up next is a matchup against a formidable Broncos defense Week 3.
Andy Dalton QB CIN (9) 1 month ago
Dalton completed 23 of 30 passes for 366 yards with a touchdown and an interception in Sunday's 23-22 win over the Jets. He also added seven rushing yards on three carries.
Dalton was having a rough go of it early, but got it going after finding A.J. Green down the middle for a 54-yard score early in the second quarter. While New York's defensive pressure kept the Red Rocket off balance in his first meaningful action since Week 14 of the 2015 season with seven sacks, he was able to exploit a vulnerable secondary by picking up yardage in chunks en route to his 18th career 300-yard passing game. Almost half of that total went to Green, indicating that the sixth-year quarterback's connection with his top receiver is as strong as ever.
Andy Dalton QB CIN (9) 2 months ago
Dalton completed six of 10 passes for 77 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's preseason game against the Jaguars.
Dalton added a four-yard run that converted a third down in the red zone, ultimately leading the Bengals to 14 points on his three drives. The Cincinnati first-team offense looked sharp throughout the preseason, but there was one minor concern from Sunday's game, as A.J. Green left early with an apparent leg/knee injury. According to The Cincinnati Enquire, Green would have played through the injury if Sunday's contest had been a regular-season game.
Andy Dalton QB CIN (9) 2 months ago
Dalton completed 4-of-5 passes for 32 yards in Friday's preseason opener against the Vikings.
Dalton got just one drive, as the Bengals opted to ease their starter back in. His 2015 season was cut short after a thumb injury, but the Red Rocket was able to immediately re-establish a rapport with top wideout A.J. Green. With the Bengals once again featuring an excellent offensive ensemble, Dalton should once again find the end zone often after averaging 24.8 touchdowns per season in his first five NFL campaigns.
Andy Dalton QB CIN (9) 6 months ago
As the Bengals opened their voluntary workouts Monday, Dalton reiterated that he is completely cleared from the thumb injury that forced him out of action at the end of the 2015 season, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
The QB -- who is now working under new offensive coordinator Ken Zampese -- was given the green light to throw at the beginning of March and evidently he's now fully past his thumb injury. While the Bengals lost both Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu in free agency, they did bring in Brandon LaFell as an experienced complement to star wideout A.J. Green. The team also welcomes back a healthy Tyler Eifert at tight end and continues to roster a capable backfield duo featuring the bruising Jeremy Hill and pass-catching back Giovani Bernard.
Andy Dalton QB CIN (9) 7 months ago
Dalton has returned to working with no restrictions with his throwing thumb.
Per the report, Dalton -- is "back to zipping the ball," which puts him on track to be ready for a full workload once the Bengals' off-season workouts commence. While the Bengals -- who have promoted quarterbacks coach Ken Zampese to offensive coordinator -- lost both Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu in free agency, they were able to add Brandon LaFell as an experienced complement to star wideout A.J. Green. Meanwhile, the team welcomes back a healthy Tyler Eifert at the tight end position and continues to roster pass-catching back Giovani Bernard.