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Andy Dalton

30-Year-Old Quarterback – Cincinnati Bengals

2017 Pass/Rush Stats

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3320

TD

25

INT

12

Yds

99

TD

0

2018 Pass/Rush Projections

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2018 Fantasy Football Outlook

The Red Rifle fired a lot of blanks last season. Dalton posted a career low in yardage for a full season and his lowest completion percentage and YPA since his rookie season. He was miserable throwing...

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2018 ADP:  137.29

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HT: 6' 2"   WT: 220   DOB: 10/29/1987  College: TCU  DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Andy Dalton Contract Information:

Signed a six-year, $96 million contract with the Bengals in August of 2014.

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Dalton anticipates that offensive coordinator Bill Lazor will make significant changes to the playbook and scheme for 2018, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official website reports. "When we've changed coordinators in the past, the offense and the scheme and everything has stayed pretty similar," Dalton said. "I think this is going to feel a whole lot different than what we've done and the way we've done things."

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Andy Dalton NFL Stats
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  Passing Pass Distance Big Pass Games Rushing Fumbles
Year Age Team G Comp Att Pct Yards TD INT YPA 20+ 40+ 300+ 350+ 400+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost
2009 21 CFB 13 199 323 61.6% 2756 23 8 8.5 - - - - - 116 512 4.4 3 - -
2010 22 CFB 13 209 316 66.1% 2857 27 6 9.0 - - - - - 86 435 5.1 6 - -
2011 23 CIN 16 300 516 58.1% 3398 20 13 6.6 47 10 2 1 0 37 152 4.1 1 4 2
2012 24 CIN 16 329 528 62.3% 3669 27 16 6.9 37 12 3 1 0 47 120 2.6 4 4 4
2013 25 CIN 16 363 586 61.9% 4293 33 20 7.3 53 14 5 2 0 61 183 3.0 2 4 3
2014 26 CIN 16 309 481 64.2% 3398 19 17 7.1 33 7 3 0 0 60 169 2.8 4 3 2
2015 27 CIN 13 255 386 66.1% 3250 25 7 8.4 52 11 4 1 0 57 142 2.5 3 5 2
2016 28 CIN 16 364 563 64.7% 4206 18 8 7.5 53 13 4 2 0 46 184 4.0 4 9 3
2017 29 CIN 16 297 496 59.9% 3320 25 12 6.7 33 9 1 0 0 38 99 2.6 0 4 4
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Andy Dalton Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Passing Stats Red Zone Passes Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rating Yds/G TD% INT% Sacks In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
2009 21 CFB 13 20.9 20.9 20.9 102.4 212 7.1 2.5 - - - - - - -
2010 22 CFB 13 23.2 23.2 23.2 115.4 220 8.5 1.9 - - - - - - -
2011 23 CIN 16 14.8 14.8 14.8 80.4 212 3.9 2.5 24 72 30 11 19 9 5
2012 24 CIN 16 18.2 18.2 18.2 87.4 229 5.1 3.0 46 81 33 8 8 5 3
2013 25 CIN 16 20.9 20.9 20.9 88.8 268 5.6 3.4 29 70 33 11 3 3 1
2014 26 CIN 16 16.3 16.4 16.3 83.5 212 4.0 3.5 21 58 14 6 12 6 3
2015 27 CIN 13 20.2 20.2 20.2 106.3 250 6.5 1.8 20 62 20 10 10 7 1
2016 28 CIN 16 17.7 17.7 17.7 91.8 263 3.2 1.4 41 72 33 16 6 4 4
2017 29 CIN 16 15.2 15.2 15.2 86.6 208 5.0 2.4 39 57 26 10 7 2 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Andy Dalton – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

941

Offensive Snaps in 2017

Andy Dalton was on the field for 941 of his team's snaps on offense in 2017.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2017

Andy Dalton was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2017.

Year Off ST
2015 798 0
2016 1085 0
2017 941 0
Andy Dalton 2017 Game Log
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  Snap Count Passing Pass Distance Rushing Fumbles Red Zone Passes Red Zone Runs
Week Opp Off ST Comp Att Pct Yards TD INT YPA 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 Bal 61 0 16 31 51.6% 170 0 4 5.5 2 0 1 2 2.0 0 1 1 5 1 0 0 0 0
2 Hou 64 0 20 35 57.1% 224 0 0 6.4 3 1 2 5 2.5 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
3 @GB 61 0 21 27 77.8% 212 2 0 7.9 2 0 2 -2 -1.0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
4 @Cle 61 0 25 30 83.3% 286 4 0 9.5 3 1 4 29 7.3 0 1 1 4 3 1 1 0 0
5 Buf 66 0 22 36 61.1% 328 1 2 9.1 4 2 5 2 0.4 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 0
6 BYE Bye Week
7 @Pit 51 0 17 30 56.7% 140 2 2 4.7 1 0 3 8 2.7 0 0 0 5 5 1 0 0 0
8 Ind 56 0 17 29 58.6% 243 2 0 8.4 2 1 3 10 3.3 0 0 0 5 3 1 0 0 0
9 @Jax 39 0 10 18 55.6% 136 0 0 7.6 2 1 3 -1 -0.3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
10 @Ten 51 0 20 35 57.1% 265 2 0 7.6 3 1 1 0 0.0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 0
11 @Den 55 0 15 25 60.0% 154 3 0 6.2 2 0 3 4 1.3 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
12 Cle 61 0 18 28 64.3% 214 2 0 7.6 1 0 4 26 6.5 0 0 0 5 5 3 0 0 0
13 Pit 64 0 21 36 58.3% 234 2 0 6.5 2 0 2 19 9.5 0 0 0 6 2 0 1 0 0
14 Chi 45 0 14 29 48.3% 141 1 1 4.9 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
15 @Min 41 0 11 22 50.0% 113 0 2 5.1 1 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Det 86 0 27 41 65.9% 238 1 1 5.8 1 0 3 -1 -0.3 0 0 0 8 2 1 1 1 0
17 @Bal 79 0 23 44 52.3% 222 3 0 5.0 3 1 2 -2 -1.0 0 0 0 5 2 2 0 0 0
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A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Andy Dalton  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Quarterbacks
Height:   6' 2"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   220 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.83 sec
AVERAGE
Shuttle Time:   4.27 sec
GOOD
Cone Drill:   6.93 sec
GREAT
Arm Length:   31.75 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.50 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   30 in
WEAK
Broad Jump:   106 in
WEAK
Bench Press
Not Available
Cincinnati Bengals Team Injury Report
Doubtful
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Andy Dalton: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Dalton completed 23 of 44 passes for 222 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday's 31-27 win over the Ravens.

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Dalton completed 27 of 41 attempts for 238 yards, one touchdown and one interception during Sunday's 26-17 win over the Lions.

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Dalton completed 11 of 22 passes for 113 yards and two interceptions without a touchdown or rushing attempt in Sunday's 34-7 loss to the Vikings.

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Dalton completed 14 of 29 pass attempts for 141 yards, a touchdown and an interception in Sunday's 33-7 loss to Chicago.

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Dalton completed 21 of 36 passes for 234 yards and two touchdowns in Monday night's 23-20 loss to the Steelers. He also rushed twice for 19 yards.

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Dalton completed 18 of 28 pass attempts for 214 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 30-16 win over the Browns.

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Dalton completed 15 of 25 passes for 154 yards and three touchdowns Sunday against the Broncos. He also gained four yards on three carries int he 20-17 win.

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Dalton completed 20 of 35 passes for 265 yards and two touchdowns while losing two fumbles in Sunday's 24-20 loss to the Titans.

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Dalton completed 10 of 18 passes for 136 yards in Sunday's 23-7 loss to the Jaguars.

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Dalton completed 17 of 29 passes for 243 yards and two touchdowns while adding 10 yards on the ground in Sunday's 24-23 win over the Colts.

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Dalton completed 17 of 30 passes for 140 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions during Sunday's 29-14 loss to the Steelers. He also rushed three times for eight yards.

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Dalton (ankle) was a full practice participant Wednesday, Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2017

Injuries again sabotaged Dalton last season, as his YPA dipped by nearly a full yard from 2015 while his TD passes marked a career low. A.J. Green, Tyler Eifert and Giovani Bernard all missed significant time, playing together just three games (Dalton's YPA in those three was 8.0). Dalton, who lost three games in 2015 to a thumb injury, hasn't played a full season with Green since 2013 when he posted career highs in yards and TDs. The Red Rifle isn't known for a strong arm, but he's accurate throwing deep (8th in completion percentage) and was one of four QBs last season without an interception on attempts of 21-plus yards (min. 20 attempts). This offseason, he worked to increase his velocity, which he might need after the Bengals drafted receiver John Ross ninth overall. Ross posted the fastest 40 time (4.22) in Combine history and gives the Bengals a deep threat to draw defensive attention from Green and help Eifert get open underneath. Second-round pick Joe Mixon should not only improve the running game but also should contribute as a skilled receiver out of the backfield. Dalton also offers value as a runner -- only Cam Newton has more rushing TDs among QBs since 2012. Improved offensive line play (41 sacks last year, seventh most) would help, but Dalton looks set for a bounce-back campaign, provided no injuries.

2016

Poor Andy Dalton just can't catch a break. On pace for the best season of his career and with the Bengals looking like possible Super Bowl contenders, Dalton broke his thumb in Week 14 against the Steelers, ending his campaign and scuttling the team's title hopes. Before the injury, however, he showed tremendous growth, posting career highs in completion percentage and YPA while being one of three QBs in the league (Russell Wilson, Carson Palmer) to post QB ratings above 100 on both short routes (15 yards or less) and longer passes. Dalton doesn't have ideal height for a pocket passer, but he's athletic and mobile enough to avoid pressure and has the arm strength to stretch the field, and his decision making and ability to read defenses have become excellent. Dalton has some new secondary targets as free-agent Brandon LaFell and second-round pick Tyler Boyd replace Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu behind A.J. Green. Highly-regarded OC Hue Jackson left in the off-season to become head coach of the rival Browns, but Dalton's long-time QB coach Ken Zampese is stepping in as the new OC, so there shouldn't be much change in the gameplan. Assuming he can stay healthy (2015 was the first season in which he didn't play 16 games), Dalton seems poised to build on last season's performance.

2015

Dalton saw a steep drop in production, falling from the No. 3 fantasy QB in 2013 to 18th last season. Injuries certainly played a part, with A.J. Green, Marvin Jones, Tyler Eifert and Giovani Bernard missing 37 combined games (and limited in others). But the bigger problem was, as expected, less volume under new offensive coordinator Hue Jackson, whose run-focused gameplan passed just 52.4 percent of the time (28th in NFL), compared to 57.1 percent under former OC Jay Gruden from 2011-2013. That led to a career-low attempts for Dalton, who lost 105 passes from 2013. And a career-high completion percentage couldn't make up for the loss in volume, either, as the Red Rifle's 20-yard completions dropped from 56 to 33, his 40-yard completions from 15 to seven. His 19 touchdowns were one fewer than he had as a rookie, ranking 17th in the league after he was third the year before with 33 scores. The emergence of running back Jeremy Hill ensures another season of run-first offense, but Dalton could be more productive if he improves his decision-making. His interception percentage has increased each year, peaking at 3.5 percent last season to leave him with an ugly 19:17 TD:INT ratio.

2014

Dalton was a breakout fantasy quarterback in 2013, reaching the 3,700-yard mark for the first time while increasing his passing touchdown total from 27 to 33, so he'll probably be drafted shortly after the obvious QB1 candidates in many leagues this year. There's a pretty good chance that the 2013 season might go down as the best of Dalton's career, however, especially in fantasy terms. Offensive coordinator Jay Gruden and his pass-happy offense have gone to Washington, leaving the more run-oriented Hue Jackson in charge of the Cincinnati playcalling. In his two seasons with the Raiders (2010-2011), Jackson's offenses averaged just 507.5 pass attempts per year, whereas Dalton attempted 586 last season. Given that Dalton increased his interception percentage in each of his three years and the Bengals spent a second-round pick on Jeremy Hill, Jackson will have reason to scale back the Cincinnati passing game in 2014, and Dalton (7.0 career YPA) probably doesn't have the playmaking skill necessary to remain in QB1 territory in 12-team leagues. With a strong running game and elite wideout in A.J. Green, however, Dalton has a high floor ideal as a fantasy backup.

2013

Dalton showed significant improvement from 2011 to 2012. His completion rate increased by more than four percentage points, helping the quarterback throw for nearly 300 more yards and seven extra touchdowns. Dalton's efficiency also improved from 6.6 to 6.9 YPA. The Bengals also made an effort to upgrade their offense through the draft, adding tight end Tyler Eifert in the first round. He'll team with Jermaine Gresham to bolster Cincinnatiís attack over the middle of the field, hopefully taking pressure off of playmaker A.J. Green. In the second round, the Bengals drafted running back Giovani Bernard. The youngster should immediately see a significant role, giving the Bengals an instant upgrade over Benjarvus Green-Ellis. Remember, this is a team that averaged only 4.1 YPC in 2012. With greater efficiency in the running game, Dalton should have more opportunities to find Green downfield. Plus, Dalton can give you something on the ground. He's not going to run for 50 yards a game, but the quarterback rushed for four touchdowns in 2012 and can provide an extra point or two each week with his legs.

2012

Dalton was everything the Bengals hoped he would be, finishing his rookie year with 3,398 yards (6.6 YPA), 20 touchdowns and 13 interceptions passing while running for 152 yards and a touchdown. His poise greatly exceeded that of many veteran quarterbacks, and his fantasy value is pointed upward as the Bengals figure to give him more passing responsibilities in 2012. Wideout A.J. Green is the sort of talent who could become the best in the league, and heís backed up by the promising trio of Jordan Shipley and rookies Mohamed Sanu (third round) and Marvin Jones (fifth round), while the tight-end tandem of Jermaine Gresham and fourth-round pick Orson Charles is highly skilled. The loss of the below-average Cedric Benson at running back is not a concern, particularly with BenJarvus Green-Ellis around to replace him.

2011

On one hand, it's tough to see the former Mountain West star being an immediate hit in the NFL. On the other, he potentially has a favorable situation given Cincinnati's abundance of targets. Fourth overall pick A.J. Green is the most talented of the group, but Jerome Simpson, Andre Caldwell and Jordan Shipley were impressive in 2010, as well. And that's not even considering what 2010 first-round pick Jermaine Gresham might turn into at tight end. If Carson Palmer doesn't return, Dalton will have to beat out Bruce Gradkowski and Jordan Palmer for the starting job. Even if Dalton loses out to Gradkowski, the latter has only started eight games in the last two seasons, meaning that Dalton should keep him arm warm every week.