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QB Andy Dalton - Cincinnati Bengals

6-2, 215Born: 10-29-1987College: TCUDrafted: Round 2

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Dalton was a top 13 quarterback in six of eight full games with AJ Green, and he should get Tyler Eifert back this year along with the addition of John Ross and Joe Mixon in the draft. He'll occasionally run in a score to boost an already high weekly ceiling for a quarterback that usually falls well outside of the top ten drafted. He's perfect as part of a mid-round 1-2 QB punch in best ball leagues.

Summary

Dalton and AFC North counterpart Joe Flacco are similar to evaluate. Both have been successful enough to remain unquestioned starters on their teams, but neither has been among the league's highest caliber of quarterbacks. There's enough sample size on them to know that the range of outcomes they have produced thus far in their careers isn't likely to change. One thing that isn't similar between the AFC North foes is that Dalton has an elite wide receiver in A.J. Green, and his other weapons have improved this offseason as well. John Ross was drafted ninth overall to give them team a deep threat with blazing speed, and Joe Mixon was drafted in the second round to add a playmaker to the backfield. Even Dalton's incumbent weapons should improve this season simply by being healthier. The all-world Green only played 10 games last season, as did Giovani Bernard. Tyler Eifert, a touchdown threat on any play inside the 20, only played eight. The whole offense should have some positive regression this season, even with some losses on the offensive line. Just don't expect Dalton to be top-five in the NFL in any major passing categories. (May 13)

FBG Staff Rankings

QB Redraft - 17, 12, 12, 15, 15, 15, 16, 17, 17, 17, 18, 18, 18, 19, 19, 19, 20, 20, 21, 21, 22
QB Dynasty - 17, 13, 13, 20, 21, 22, 23

Stats and Projections

YEARGCMPATTYDTDINTRSHYDTDFumL
2014 CIN 16 309 482 3398 19 17 60 169 4 2
2015 CIN 13 255 386 3250 25 7 57 142 3 2
2016 CIN 16 364 563 4206 18 8 46 184 4 3
2017 PROJ-Dodds 15 336 515 * * * 50 * * *
2017 PROJ-Henry 16 351 540 * * * 50 * * *
2017 PROJ-Wood 15 340 541 * * * 50 * * *
2017 PROJ-Tremblay 16 349 548 * * * 47 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 119
QB: 19

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