College: TCU | 8 years
Height: 6'2" | Weight: 220 lbs
Birth Date: 10/29/1987
2018 Bye Week: 9
On IR - right thumb
Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 QB
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Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (thumb) was able to begin throwing a football a couple of weeks ago.
Fantasy Spin: Dalton should be ready to go for the start of the season, and while he can deliver some big games against the right opponents, his overall ceiling is in the QB2 range.
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton drew praise from new Bengals head coach Zac Taylor Tuesday, Feb. 5, saying the veteran quarterback is a 'great fit' for the coaching staff's offensive system. 'I've seen Andy do all of the things we've asked (Jared Goff) to do (in Los Angeles),' Taylor said. 'He's great under center, great in play action, great on the perimeter and the nakeds (bootlegs), and he's been an accurate passer when asked to drop back.'
Fantasy Spin: Dalton is capable of posting a few notable stat lines with the right matchups, but gamers would be taking an unnecessary risk to make him anything more than a midrange reserve.
The Cincinnati Bengals are scheduled to finalize their deal to make Los Angeles Rams quarterbacks coach Zac Taylor as their next head coach after the Super Bowl on Monday, according to a source. It will be the 35-year-old's first head-coaching job in the NFL following two seasons with the Rams. Rams head coach Sean McVay's young assistants continue to popular after his success with the Rams in recent seasons. Taylor will have a lot to work with a healthy Andy Dalton and A.J. Green coming back in 2019, alongside running back Joe Mixon and receiver Tyler Boyd, who broke out in 2018.
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton has a 'number of years' left, according to director of player personnel Duke Tobin, and Tobin said the team is 'comfortable' with Dalton as the starting quarterback.
Fantasy Spin: With a new coaching regime coming to Cincinnati, it wouldn't be a surprise to see the Bengals begin to search for their quarterback of the future sooner rather than later. That being said, Dalton should be under center in 2019, providing respectable QB2 production.
Despite the Cincinnati Bengals firing of head coach Marvin Lewis after the season, league sources indicate more than one candidate during the team's coaching search expressed approval in quarterback Andy Dalton. Dalton has proven himself capable in the eyes of the personnel department and also has two years remaining with no dead salary cap charge on his contract. "We're very comfortable with Andy," director of player personnel Duke Tobin said. "We think he's got a number of years left. We feel like we can win with him. But with any position group, we don't just throw away the whole draft board at a group just because we're satisfied with who we have. We'll evaluate them and look at them and see if there's an opportunity to add a guy at every position." Dalton only played in 11 games in 2018 due to injury, but he could easily bounce back in 2019 with better health. He has the weapons around him to succeed, but he's best drafted as a fantasy backup with QB1 upside in the right matchups.
The Cincinnati Bengals are hiring former Oakland Raiders quarterbacks coach Brian Callahan as their next offensive coordinator. Callahan has never been an offensive coordinator in the NFL but has been a QBs coach since 2015. He'll oversee an offense that could easily bounce back after serious injuries to quarterback Andy Dalton and wide receiver A.J. Green derailed them in 2018. Cincinnati finished 26th in yards per game (310.8), 24th in passing yards per game (205.6), 21st in rushing yards per game (105.1) and 17th in points per game (23.0) in 2018.
Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Bill Lazor will not return for the 2019 season. The Bengals are expected to hire Los Angeles Rams quarterbacks coach Zac Taylor as their new head coach, and he's likely to bring in his own staff. Lazor didn't have much of a chance this year due to injuries to quarterback Andy Dalton, tight end Tyler Eifert and wide receiver A.J. Green, but Cincy's offense could be on the rise again with a solid nucleus of playmakers returning.
The Cincinnati Bengals want to hire Los Angeles Rams quarterbacks coach Zac Taylor as their next head coach whenever the Rams season is over, according to league sources. Taylor is an up-and-coming offensive mind that has been groomed by Sean McVay, and he's only 35 years old. Cinci's offense will be in good shape with quarterback Andy Dalton, running back Joe Mixon and wide receivers A.J. Green and Tyler Boyd all returning for 2019. If they can get any production out of the tight end spot, the Bengals could have plenty of enticing options for fantasy owners to pick from next season.
The status of Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis heading into the 2019 season is in doubt. The Bengals aren't committed to Lewis beyond this season, as he's believed to have signed a one-year deal with an option for the 2019 season last year. Lewis could move to the front office and have Hue Jackson take over the head coaching duties. Last year was thought to be Lewis' last as the head coach, but they surprisingly brought him back. The Bengals got off to a hot start this year but have faded down the stretch and are now without quarterback Andy Dalton (thumb) for the rest of the season.
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (thumb), whose season has ended, is expected to return to the team in 2019, as sources say his thumb surgery won't affect his future with the club. Dalton finished the 2018 season with 2,566 yards, a 61.9 completion percentage, 21 touchdowns and 11 interceptions on 365 pass attempts. The Bengals started off the year strong but then faded, and Dalton struggled in his last few games with A.J. Green out injured. He still has QB1 upside in the right matchups, but Dalton has settled into QB2 territory in fantasy. Jeff Driskel will finish out the season under center with Dalton on Injured Reserve.
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (thumb) underwent surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb Tuesday, Nov. 27. Dalton said he will be ready to go when the team's offseason training program begins in April.
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (thumb) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Monday, Nov. 26. QB Tom Savage was claimed off waivers from the San Francisco 49ers in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Spin: With Dalton done for the year, Jeff Driskel figures to start for the remainder of Cincinnati's games. He held his own after replacing Dalton in Week 12, but he's not on the fantasy radar in traditional leagues.
The Cincinnati Bengals placed quarterback Andy Dalton (thumb) on Injured Reserve on Monday, ending his season. In a corresponding move, the team claimed quarterback Tom Savage off waivers. Dalton finishes the 2018 season with 2,566 yards (61.9 completion percentage), 21 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. The 31-year-old was very mediocre and struggled mightily without top receiver A.J. Green (toe) in recent weeks. Jeff Driskel will take over as the starter for the final five games. He'll be a low-end QB2 in two-QB leagues, and Cincy's offensive weapons need to be slightly downgraded as a result.
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (thumb) has yet to receive an official diagnosis on his injured thumb, as he continues to undergo further testing and evaluation, according to head coach Marvin Lewis.
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (thumb) injured his thumb on Sunday while diving for the ball after a bad snap. Dalton has been diagnosed with a sprained thumb and is considered day-to-day. He went 10-for-17 with 100 passing yards with a touchdown and one interception before exiting. Dalton's status for Week 13 is unclear, but he's not a great fantasy option anyway. He'll be a QB2 versus Denver next week, assuming he's healthy enough to return.
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (thumb) was diagnosed with a sprained right thumb after X-rays came up negative, according to a team source. Dalton left the game in the second half of the Week 12 blowout loss to the Browns after falling on a bad snap. Head coach Marvin Lewis said the tests didn't show a long-term injury, but Dalton will undergo more tests on Monday. It remains to be seen if Dalton will be able to play in Week 13 against the Broncos. Jeff Driskel replaced Dalton and went 17-for-29 for 155 yards and a touchdown to close out the game. Even if Dalton is cleared to play against Denver, he'll be a low-ceiling QB2. If Driskel is forced to start, you'll need to downgrade Cincy's offensive weapons.
Cincinnati Bengals QB Jeff Driskel completed 17-of-29 passes for 155 yards, one touchdown and no interception in Week 12 against the Cleveland Browns, coming on for the injured QB Andy Dalton (thumb).
Fantasy Spin: It's uncertain if Dalton will need to miss playing time, but if he starts Driskel isn't a terribly attractive fantasy option heading into Week 13 against the Denver Broncos.
Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (thumb) will not return to the Week 12 game because of his right thumb injury.
Fantasy Spin: Owners should know the severity of Dalton's injury in the next day or two. Jeff Driskel will be the starting quarterback if Dalton misses any playing time and can be avoided in all fantasy league.
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (thumb) left the game in the second half in Week 12 against the Browns and is questionable to return with a right thumb injury. It's unlikely that Dalton returns in what was already a blowout in Cleveland's favor. Dalton was 10-for-17 for only 100 yards with a touchdown and interception before leaving the game. He has really struggled with A.J. Green (toe) on the sidelines, and he could be looking at missing time, depending on the severity of his thumb injury. Jeff Driskel replaced Dalton in the game. If Driskel is forced into a start next week, it'll be a downgrade for all of Cincy's offensive weapons.
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (thumb) suffered a right thumb injury during the Week 12 game and is considered questionable to return.
Fantasy Spin: Owners will need to monitor the situation to see how long Dalton may be sidelined because of the injury. Jeff Driskel would be the starting quarterback if Dalton misses time and should be avoided in all fantasy leagues.