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QB Andy Dalton - Cincinnati Bengals

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

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Andy Dalton had a fantastic regular season in 2013 only to see it come crashing down in the team's lone playoff game - a home loss to a Wild Card San Diego team. Dalton had his best statistical year by far last year under Offensive Coordinator Jay Gruden. This season, however, he'll be under Hue Jackson as Gruden left the team for Washington's Head Coach position. Jackson is far more run-heavy than Gruden. Between that and the general doubt surrounding Dalton's future, it will be difficult for the fourth-year player to approach the success he had in his fantastic 2013 campaign. Jackson's commitment to the run game at every one of his NFL stops so far doesn't have Dalton's arrow pointing up. (May 14)

FBG Staff Rankings

QB Redraft - 17, 7, 8, 12, 15, 16, 16, 16, 16, 17, 17, 17, 17, 17, 18, 18, 18, 19, 19, 20, 20, 21, 24, 25
QB Dynasty - 14, 8, 16, 17, 18
Overall Dynasty - 87, 51

Stats and Projections

2011 CIN 16 300 516 3398 20 13 37 152 1
2012 CIN 16 329 529 3669 27 16 47 120 4
2013 CIN 16 363 586 4296 33 20 61 183 2 3
2014 PROJ-Dodds 16 330 535 * * * 54 * * *
2014 PROJ-Henry 16 327 528 * * * 48 * * *
2014 PROJ-Wood 16 348 568 * * * 40 * * *
2014 PROJ-Tremblay 16 357 575 * * * 47 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 119
QB: 17

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Latest News

Bengals | Want to sign Andy Dalton to Colin Kaepernick type deal (Tue Jul 22, 01:57 PM) - 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.

Our View: Earlier this year Kaepernick signed a seven-year $126 million contract which included $61 million guaranteed. He ranks 2nd in the NFL behind Aaron Rodgers in terms of annual average salary with a $21 million price tag. The Bengals are going to have to cough up a significant amount in order to keep Dalton around. He's entering the final year of his deal and has been incredibly productive in the regular season. Dalton's 0-3 postseason record is something he needs to change in the future.
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Bengals | Teammate expects Andy Dalton to receive extension (Thu Jul 17, 02:02 PM) - 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.

Our View: Dalton is in the final year of his contract, and the Bengals have to find the right number to keep him around. He's put up some great numbers, having more touchdown passes in the first three years of an NFL career than everyone but Peyton Manning and Dan Marino. Dalton's game falls apart in the postseason, and that further complicates what the team will have to pay.
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2014 Schedule

1@ Baltimore Ravens
2vs Atlanta Falcons
3vs Tennessee Titans
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5@ New England Patriots
6vs Carolina Panthers
7@ Indianapolis Colts
8vs Baltimore Ravens
9vs Jacksonville Jaguars
10vs Cleveland Browns
11@ New Orleans Saints
12@ Houston Texans
13@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
14vs Pittsburgh Steelers
15@ Cleveland Browns
16vs Denver Broncos
17@ Pittsburgh Steelers