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Andy Dalton | Saints QB

Date of Birth:  10/29/1987
Age:  34
Height  6'2"
Weight:   216
College:  TCU
Drafted:  2011 | Round 2 | Pick 35
Depth Chart:  2nd string

Andy Dalton | Saints QB


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Andy Dalton | Saints QB

The Saints are signing Andy Dalton.

With Taysom Hill moving to tight end full-time, Dalton joins the Saints as a strong backup quarterback option behind starter Jameis Winston. New Orleans can feel confident in the veteran Dalton stepping in and running the offense if called upon.

Andy Dalton | Saints QB

Andy Dalton will start in Week 17.

This feels weird after Nick Foles helped lead the Bears to a win at Seattle last week, but Matt Nagy is going with Dalton now that he's back. Despite having a former Super Bowl MVP quarterback on the roster, Chicago has obviously been very high on Dalton since acquiring him this offseason.

Andy Dalton | Saints QB

Andy Dalton (groin) ruled out for Week 16.

Dalton was a full participant in Thursday's practice, so this is a surprise, and Nick Foles is set to start on Sunday with Justin Fields dealing with an ankle injury. It's unfortunate that Dalton won't get a chance to play again after playing well enough as the starter earlier this season.

Andy Dalton | Saints QB

The Bears added Andy Dalton to the reserve/COVID-19 list.

The spread around the league continues, and now we have to hope this doesn't hit other players on the Bears including in the quarterback room. Chicago plays on Monday night in Week 15. Hopefully Dalton is feeling fine and can return to the team soon.

Andy Dalton | Saints QB

Andy Dalton is expected to start in Week 12, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Justin Fields (ribs) won’t be able to go with a quick turnaround for Thanksgiving, so Dalton will be under center as Chicago hopes to stay in the playoff race. The veteran will be a decent streaming option in a good matchup.

Andy Dalton | Saints QB

Andy Dalton (knee) has been downgraded to doubtful for Week 4.

The Bears announced that Justin Fields will start tomorrow against the Lions. Dalton is making progress, but he's not quite ready to return to the lineup, so the rookie will get his second consecutive start. It's not a great situation for Fields, but the Lions should present an opportunity to match up talent-wise as a team and push for a victory.

Andy Dalton | Saints QB

Andy Dalton (knee) is officially questionable for Week 4.

Dalton was limited in practice all week and looks like a game-time call for 1:00 PM ET on Sunday. Meanwhile, rookie quarterback Justin Fields is officially off the injury report after practicing fully this week.

Andy Dalton | Saints QB

Andy Dalton (knee) won't start in Week 3.

As expected, it'll be first-round rookie Justin Fields making his first career start this Sunday against the Browns. Because of his rushing upside, Fields is immediately someone to worth considering in fantasy lineups if you're in need of a quarterback.

Andy Dalton | Saints QB

Andy Dalton is dealing with a bone bruise in his knee, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

The MRI confirms the injury and is good news with the initial thought being something more serous was possible. Dalton at less than 100% ahead of a tough matchup versus Cleveland might give Chicago reason to play Justin Fields in Week 3—though the team has said Dalton is their starter, and it'd be a difficult environment for the rookie's first career start. Due to the rushing upside, Fields is worth a speculative add on the waiver wire in redraft leagues where he is available.

Andy Dalton | Saints QB

Andy Dalton (knee) downgraded to doubtful for Bears.

This is probably a situation where Dalton won't be back unless it's an emergency situation. This is really unfortunate for Dalton, who was having an opportunity to play his former Bengals team. Before leaving, Dalton was 9/10 for 56 yards and a touchdown along with two carries for 25 yards. Now Justin Fields is in for Chicago and will look to not relinquish the starting job.

Andy Dalton | Saints QB

Andy Dalton (knee) officially questionable to return.

Dalton is in the locker room getting checked out. We're late in the first half, so we might have to wait for the start of the third quarter to see whether Dalton will return today against his former team.

Andy Dalton | Saints QB

Andy Dalton | Saints QB

Andy Dalton leaves game with injury.

Dalton is limping on the sideline, and first-round rookie Justin Fields is now in the game for the Bears. We'll update you as more information becomes available on Dalton's status.

Andy Dalton | Saints QB

Andy Dalton is signing with the Bears.

It's reportedly a one-year, $10 million deal that can reach $13 million with incentives. We still have the draft to come, and more moves can be made via trade, but it looks like it might be Dalton and former Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles battling for the starting quarterback job in Chicago this year as things currently stand.

Andy Dalton | Saints QB

Andy Dalton is expected to start in Week 11.

Dalton has fully cleared concussion protocol and is set to start for the Cowboys as they return from the bye to face the Vikings this Sunday. Despite the 2-7 record, Dallas remains in the mix for the hapless NFC East as Dalton returns to the lineup.

Andy Dalton | Saints QB

Andy Dalton is being placed on the COVID-19/reserve list.

Dalton is out for Week 9 against the Steelers, so Ben DiNucci will make his second career start with Dalton out for a second consecutive week. It's been a rough year for both Dalton and the Cowboys, and hopefully the veteran quarterback is feeling better soon.

Andy Dalton | Saints QB

Andy Dalton (concussion) has officially been ruled out for Sunday night.

Dalton is not making the trip to Philadelphia for tomorrow night's game, and Ben DiNucci will officially make his first career NFL start in a key divisional showdown. At least Dalton looks to be making progress from his concussion suffered last Sunday, and hopefully he's feeling 100% and can get back on the field soon.

Andy Dalton | Saints QB

Andy Dalton (concussion) is officially doubtful for Week 8.

Ben DiNucci is fully expected to start on Sunday night with first place in the NFC East on the line, but there are probably better fantasy options to consider despite the weapons Dallas has. Hopefully Dalton can get cleared before Week 9 against the Steelers.

Andy Dalton | Saints QB

Andy Dalton leaves after big hit to the head.

Dalton quarterback slid and took an illegal hit right the to head, with his helmet popping off. The cart is coming out for Dalton, and he is almost certainly done for the day. Ben DiNucci will enter the game at quarterback for Dallas. Before leaving, Dalton was 9/19 for 75 yards and an interception along with three carries for 16 yards for a struggling Cowboys offense.

Andy Dalton | Saints QB

Andy Dalton is signing with the Cowboys, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

This is out of nowhere, as the Jaguars were heavily rumored as a potential destination that would reunite Dalton with former offensive coordinator Jay Gruden, but the former TCU Horned Frog will go back to the state of Texas to join one of the NFL's top franchises. Dak Prescott is fully expected to report to the team and play at some point, even if he does not agree to a long-term extension with Dallas by the July deadline, but Dalton gives the Cowboys excellent insurance and upgrades their quarterback room with a strong veteran presence in the backup spot for a team looking to take the next step under Super Bowl winning head coach Mike McCarthy.

Andy Dalton | Saints QB

The Bengals are releasing Andy Dalton, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Dalton probably would have preferred for this to happen before the start of free agency, but Cincinnati was hoping to get a draft pick in exchange for their former starting quarterback during draft weekend. Now, Dalton is free to sign with any team as an experienced veteran option. The two destinations that stand out as potential places for Dalton to compete for a starting job are New England (after the Patriots did not add another quarterback in the draft) and Jacksonville (with Dalton's former offensive coordinator Jay Gruden), but the 32-year-old might have to settle for a backup role for now. In nine seasons with the Bengals, Dalton threw for 31,594 yards, 204 touchdowns, and 118 interceptions while going 70-61-2 as a regular season starter but going 0-4 in the postseason.

Andy Dalton | Saints QB

Andy Dalton is starting for the Bengals in Week 12.

Bengals head coach Zac Taylor just made the announcement. Rookie quarterback Ryan Finley has started the last three games, but the 0-11 team is going back to the veteran Dalton as they look to get a win. This is a boost to Tyler Boyd and the skill position players for the final five weeks of the season, but Dalton is not a highly recommended fantasy pick up on a bad team.

Andy Dalton | Saints QB

The Bengals are benching Andy Dalton, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.

Cincinnati is turning to fourth-round rookie quarterback Ryan Finley after the team's Week 9 bye. The 0-8 start for the Bengals certainly has not been on Dalton, who is playing behind arguably the league's worst offensive line; but it makes sense that head coach Zac Taylor and the team want to get a look at Finley as they look ahead to 2020 and the potential opportunity to select a young quarterback high in the draft. Finley is an accurate passer that might play well, but the veteran Dalton heading to the bench is likely a downgrade for the skill position players for the Bengals. The good news is that Finley is expected to have Pro Bowl wideout A.J. Green (ankle) when the team faces the Ravens in Week 10. Dalton has been Cincinnati's starting quarterback since 2011, but he's likely headed elsewhere this offseason.

Andy Dalton | Saints QB

Andy Dalton (thumb) has been placed on injured reserve.

Dalton was injured in Sunday's loss to the Browns, and his season is now over after the Bengals placed him on IR. The season got off to a promising start for the Bengals, but they have dropped five of their past six games and now sit at 5-6. Dalton finishes his age-30/31 campaign by completing 61.9% of his passes for 2,566 yards and a 21:11 touchdown-interception ratio, and Jeff Driskel will start for the remainder of the season. It will certainly be an interesting offseason in Cincinnati, as they could get a new head coach and quarterback with Dalton owed no money for the final two years of his contract. If he is back as the Bengals starting quarterback in 2019, Dalton will hopefully reach his potential, but for now, Joe Mixon will operate as the team's offensive centerpiece as they look to turn their season around.

Andy Dalton | Saints QB

Andy Dalton (thumb) is out for the rest of today's game.

This isn't surprising after Dalton was very frustrated after the injury. Before leaving, Dalton was 10/17 for 100 yards, one touchdown, and one interception along with two carries for 21 yards. The score was a short one to John Ross, and the interception came on an overthrow—after which Damarious Randall handed the ball to former Browns head coach Hue Jackson (now a Special Assistant to the Head Coach for the Bengals) on the sideline. Hopefully Dalton's injury isn't too serious, but it looks like he could be week-to-week at best.

Andy Dalton | Saints QB

Andy Dalton leaves game with apparent right hand injury.

Dalton went to recover a bad snap and hurt his throwing hand in the process. He is now headed to the locker room and was visibly upset, so it looks like his day could be done. We'll update you as more information becomes available, but athletic backup Jeff Driskel is set to enter the game for the Bengals.

Andy Dalton | Saints QB

Andy Dalton, Bengals drop to 5-5 with 24-21 loss in Baltimore.

Dalton was 19/36 for 211 yards, two touchdowns, and zero interceptions, also adding two carries for 29 yards. Cincinnati's quarterback was able to hit Matt Lengel (four yards) and John Ross (22 yards) for scores in the third quarter, but the Ravens were able to go ahead and h0ld on after a missed field goal by Randy Bullock. Now, the Bengals are 1-4 over their past five games after a 4-1 start, and they'll look to get back on track at home to end the month against the Browns. Dalton will be a quality streaming option, but fantasy owners need to recognize the floor for the 31-year-old.

Andy Dalton | Saints QB

Andy Dalton throws two interceptions in Week 10.

Dalton was 12/20 for 153 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions along with one carry for eight yards against the Saints. Cincinnati started the game fine on a drive capped by a two-yard touchdown to John Ross, but it was ugly after that. Dalton will look to bounce back next week against a Ravens team he had four touchdowns against in Week 2, but he's especially difficult to trust in fantasy lineups without A.J. Green.

Andy Dalton | Saints QB

Andy Dalton, Bengals hold off comeback attempt by the Bucs to improve to 5-3.

Dalton was 21/34 for 280 yards, two touchdowns, and zero interceptions, also adding three carries for ten yards. It wasn't a perfect game as Dalton missed some throws, but he connected with Tyler Boyd (nine yards) and A.J. Green (17 yards) for scores, which combined with Joe Mixon's big first half, was enough to hold off Tampa Bay, 37-34. Through eight games, Dalton is on pace for 4,204 yards with a  34:16 touchdown-interception ratio, and he gets an attackable matchup at home against New Orleans following a Week 9 bye.

Andy Dalton | Saints QB

Andy Dalton, Bengals get blown out in primetime matchup with the Chiefs, 45-10.

Dalton was 15/29 for 148 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. The game seemed to be in hand by the middle of the first quarter after just two possessions, as Cincinnati went three-and-out followed by Kansas City quickly finding the end zone; Dalton was able to find C.J. Uzomah in the second quarter for a red-zone score, but the Bengals were never able to recover from a 24-7 halftime deficit. Despite the promising spot for Cincy’s passing attack, Dalton not showing up (particularly in primetime) is always something fantasy owners need to consider, and he seemed to lock onto A.J. Green far too often after some success early on. The 30-year-old gets another great matchup in Week 8 against the Bucs, but it’s hard to view him as anything more than a low-end QB1.

Andy Dalton | Saints QB

Andy Dalton, Bengals fall in the final seconds to the Steelers.

Dalton was 26/42 for 229 yards, two touchdowns, and zero interceptions in a 28-21 defeat. The Bengals were able to get a 21-20 lead with just over a minute to play on a four-yard score by Joe Mixon, but the Steelers quickly drove down field to get a huge divisional win. Dalton found Tyler Boyd for both touchdowns and didn't make any mistakes, so hopefully Cincinnati remains confident heading into a Sunday Night Football matchup against the Chiefs. He's been quiet over the past couple weeks from a fantasy perspective, but Dalton is worth considering as a solid streamer for a potential shootout in Week 7.

Andy Dalton | Saints QB

Andy Dalton, Bengals score 24 points in the fourth quarter to beat the Dolphins, 27-17.

Dalton was 20/30 for 248 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the win, also adding four carries for ten yards. The score came on an 18-yard throw to Joe Mixon, but Cincinnati had two defensive touchdowns that boosted them to a comeback victory. Now atop the AFC North at 4-1, the Bengals host the Steelers for a pivotal divisional clash next Sunday, and Dalton is worth considering as a streaming option against a vulnerable secondary. The biggest issue for Cincinnati will be holding up in protection against an underrated pass rush.

Andy Dalton | Saints QB

Andy Dalton throws three touchdowns to lead Bengals to Week 4 win.

Dalton had another very good game in the first quarter of the season, as he went 29/41 for 337 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception along with two carries for 13 yards in a win in Atlanta over the Falcons. The first to scores were to Tyler Eifert and John Ross, and the third was a game-winner to A.J. Green on an out-breaking route in the end zone with under ten seconds remaining. Through four games, Dalton is on pace for 4,788 yards, 44 touchdowns, and 24 interceptions. We expect those touchdown and interception paces both to drop, but Dalton is operating an offense with a ton of weapons. Dalton is at least a streaming option for Week 5 against the Dolphins.

Andy Dalton | Saints QB

Andy Dalton tosses four interceptions as the Bengals fall to the Panthers, 31-21.

Dalton went 29/46 for 352 yards, two touchdowns, and the four turnovers. Despite the big yardage total, it was obviously a disappointment after a strong start to the year. A lot of pressure is now on the passing attack with Joe Mixon (knee) out for at least another week, and Dalton didn't take care of the ball well enough against Carolina. However, he gets a great matchup in a potential shootout with the Falcons next week, and their defense has both starting safeties out for the season. Dalton is a solid streaming option in Week 4.

Andy Dalton | Saints QB

Andy Dalton, Bengals come out hot in Thursday Night Football victory.

Dalton was 24/42 for 265 yards, four touchdowns, and zero interceptions as the Bengals defeated the Ravens, 34-23. Almost all of the damage was done before halftime, with Cincinnati jumping out to a 28-7 lead. Dalton connected with A.J. Green twice in the first quarter from four yards out and 32 yards out, then again in the second quarter on a short comeback for a seven-yard score. The fourth touchdown was a 14-yarder to Tyler Boyd. So far this season, Dalton has looked great, and he will now have a few extra days to prepare for a matchup with the Panthers. He is firmly on the streaming radar and slowly working his way to QB1 status with a favorable upcoming schedule.

Andy Dalton | Saints QB

Andy Dalton, Bengals score 17 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to beat the Colts, 34-23.

Dalton went 21/28 for 243 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. He also rushed twice for eight yards. The first score came on a quick fade to John Ross from three yards out, and then Dalton connected with A.J. Green in the second half for a 38-yard touchdown. Overall, we would have liked to seen more from Dalton from a fantasy perspective in a cupcake matchup, but he played well enough to start 1-0. Cincinnati will have a quick turnaround to face the Ravens, who just dominated Buffalo with a 47-3 victory, on Thursday night, so Dalton can go back to the waiver wire.

Andy Dalton | Saints QB

Andy Dalton says the Bengals offense is "totally different" this year.

Bill Lazor, who took over as the team's offensive coordinator in Week 3 last season after Ken Zampese was fired, has taken the offseason to implement his own attack based on schemes from Chip Kelly, Joe Gibbs, and Mike Holmgren. "Hearing the way things are being called and everything, it's completely different than what we were doing in the past. So this is the biggest overhaul I've had, with the change in coordinator, and obviously Bill is getting it exactly how he's used to calling things and used to the way he's doing it." The Bengals are going to utilize a lot of tempo on offense this season, and it could catch teams off-guard. Dalton is going undrafted in most fantasy leagues, but he has obvious QB1 potential. At the very least, Dalton should be a very good streaming option that can be used in favorable matchups in 2018.

Andy Dalton | Saints QB

Andy Dalton tosses three touchdowns as Bengals end Ravens' playoff hopes.

Dalton played one of his best games of the season while ending the playoff chances for a division rival, going 23/44 for 222 yards and three touchdowns in the win. Dalton's regular season ends with 3,320 yards, 25 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions with a 59.9% completion percentage (his lowest completion percentage since his rookie season). There could be a new coaching staff in Cincinnati, but they're likely to keep Dalton installed as the quarterback. Consider him a streaming option for 2018 at the moment.

Andy Dalton | Saints QB

Andy Dalton, Bengals spoil Detroit's playoff chances with 26-17 win.

Dalton was 27/41 for 238 yards, one touchdown and one interception. He connected with C.J. Uzomah from one yard away for his only score, but it was enough to play spoiler in Week 16. They will look to do the same on the road next week against the 9-6 Ravens, but Dalton won't be a recommended fantasy option against their elite defense.

Andy Dalton | Saints QB

Andy Dalton, Bengals fall to 5-9 after blowout loss in Minnesota.

Dalton was 11/22 for 113 yards, zero touchdowns, and two interceptions. It seems that Cincinnati gave up on the season following their blown lead to Pittsburgh in Week 12, so there's no reason to consider Dalton against the Lions or Ravens over the final two weeks of the season. It will be interesting to see who the Bengals get as head coach in 2018—and whether Dalton remains their starting quarterback.

Andy Dalton | Saints QB

Andy Dalton throws one touchdown and one interception in Week 14.

Dalton was 14/29 for 141 yards, one touchdown, and one interception against the Bears. He had a nice throw to the end zone for a first-quarter touchdown to Brandon Lafell, but the Bengals couldn't get much going after that. Dalton shouldn't be trusted in fantasy lineups next week when he faces the Vikings.

Andy Dalton | Saints QB

Andy Dalton plays well, but Bengals fall to 5-7.

Dalton came out hot against the Steelers tonight, and he helped lead his team to 17 first-half point and an early lead. However, the Steelers tightened up on defense in the second half and made it tough for the Bengals to get much going—though three key drops did not help Dalton at all. Overall, Dalton was 21/36 for 234 yards and two touchdowns, along with two carries for 19 yards. Both touchdowns were to A.J. Green, with one coming on an out route and the other coming on a perfect 17-yard throw on a deep-in route that Dalton placed beautifully on the back hip of Green. Dalton has 18 fantasy points in three-straight games, but he's not a highly-reccomended option in Week 14 against Chicago.

Andy Dalton | Saints QB

Andy Dalton, Bengals handle business against the Browns with 30-16 win.

Dalton was 18/28 for 214 yards, two touchdowns, and zero interceptions. He also rushed four times for 26 yards. Cincinnati is now 5-6 and squarely in the wild-card conversation in the AFC, but they have a date with the 9-2 Steelers on Monday Night Football in Week 13. However, Pittsburgh just allowed Brett Hundley to have the best game of his career in Week 12, so Dalton could be in for a nice game with the season potentially on the line. He'll still likely fall outside QB1 territory in next week's rankings.

Andy Dalton | Saints QB

Andy Dalton throws three touchdowns in win over the Broncos.

Dalton was 15/25 for 154 yards and three touchdowns in the Week 11 victory, as it appears Denver's defense just isn't very good anymore after they've given up at least three passing touchdowns in three consecutive games. Dalton's best throw was probably on an 18-yard touchdown to A.J. Green in the end zone to put the Bengals up ten in the fourth quarter. Next week, Dalton faces a Browns team he lit up for four touchdowns back in Week 4, so he's a strong streaming candidate at home.

Andy Dalton | Saints QB

Andy Dalton throws two touchdown in Bengals loss.

Dalton was 20/35 for 265 yards and two touchdowns, but he did lose two fumbles in the game. The first touchdown came early in the game on a 37-yard post to a wide-open Brandon Lafell; and the second touchdown came on a short post to A.J. Green, who broke a tackle and went the distance for 70 yards. Denver 's defense isn't where it was in years past, but Dalton is a risky option against them in Week 11.

Andy Dalton | Saints QB

Bengals don't do much offensively against Jacksonville.

Andy Dalton was 10/18 for 136 yards in the loss. Cincinnati lost top receiver A.J. Green in the first half, as he was ejected for fighting Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey, so that obviously didn't help. Dalton gets an easier matchup on paper against the Titans in Week 10, but he's not a highly-recommended fantasy option.

Andy Dalton | Saints QB

Andy Dalton plays well as Bengals defeat the Colts.

Dalton was 17/29 for 243 yards and two touchdowns while also adding three carries for ten yards on the ground. Overall, the offense did a fine job despite having no running game, as the Bengals scored in every quarter (though one touchdown was a defensive score). Dalton's touchdowns came on a throw to A.J. Green on an in-breaking route in the end zone and a 25-yarder to Josh Malone on a post route to the end zone. With a not-so-great offensive line in front of him against the sack-machine Jaguars in Week 9, Dalton should be left out of fantasy lineups.

Andy Dalton | Saints QB

Bengals struggle on offense in second half of loss to the Steelers.

Cincinnati had a nice start to the game and scored a touchdown in each of the first two quarters, but they couldn't get anything going after that. Andy Dalton was 17/30 for 140 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions. The scores were on a nice dart of a throw to Brandon Lafell in the end zone and a throw to a wide open Tyler Kroft on a play-action pass on fourth-and-goal. As Tony Romo noted on the CBS broadcast, there wasn't much Dalton could do when the Steelers started getting a ton of pressure on him. But Dalton did make a poor decision when he threw the ball out of bounds on a fourth down late in the game. He would've been better off just throwing the ball 40 yards in the air and hoping something happens—stats shouldn't matter and if you throw an interception, you throw an interception; but maybe it was just a lapse in judgement for a moment. Dalton has some streaming appeal in Week 7 against a beatable Colts secondary.

Andy Dalton | Saints QB

Andy Dalton cools off but Bengals defeat the Bills.

Dalton was 22/36 for 328 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions against Buffalo. He started off hot, including a 77-yard touchdown early in the game to A.J. Green, but Dalton struggled against a solid Bills defense at times. Though Dalton had two interceptions, another was dropped. Still, the Bills defense has been tough on everyone this season, and the Bengals offense is a lot better since new offensive coordinator Bill Lazor took over in Week 3. Dalton has a bye before facing the Steelers in Week 6.

Andy Dalton | Saints QB

Andy Dalton plays great as Bengals get first win of the season.

The new offense led by Bill Lazor appeared to be clicking in the second game since the offensive coordinator switch, as Dalton was 25/30 for 286 yards and four touchdowns while adding four carries for 29 yards against the Browns. Though Cleveland clogged up the running game of the Bengals, they had no answer through the air  and were carved up by Dalton. After this performance, it's looking like Dalton is someone to keep an eye on as a streaming option, but next week against Buffalo and their stingy defense probably is not the time to play him.

Andy Dalton | Saints QB

Andy Dalton is efficient in first game under new OC; Bengals lose in OT to Packers.

Dalton was 21/27 for 212 yards, two touchdowns, and zero turnovers, but the Bengals couldn't get anything going in overtime, allowing the Packers to kick a game-winning field goal. Offensive coordinator Bill Lazor, who took over the job after Cincinnati's Week 2 loss, had a good game plan built around A.J. Green and Joe Mixon, and it should help Dalton and the entire offense for the rest of the season. The Bengals are 0-3, though, as they head into next week's matchup with the Browns. Even on the road, they should get their first win over the season, and Dalton is a streaming option against Cleveland's defense.

Andy Dalton | Saints QB

Bill Lazor will be the new offensive coordinator for the Bengals.

Lazor takes over for the fired Ken Zampese. He has a lot of experience in the up-tempo offense, as he was Chip Kelly's first NFL quarterbacks coach in 2013 before becoming the Dolphins offensive coordinator from 2014-2015—so he does have experience running an NFL offense. Look for a lot of inside zone runs in the new offense, but the Dolphins also passed a lot with Lazor as the OC. It'll be interesting to watch the Bengals' first game with Lazor calling the plays. They play Green Bay in Week 3 in two Sundays.

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The Bengals are expected to fire offensive coordinator Ken Zampese, according to Ian Rapoport.

Through two home games to open the season, the Bengals have not scored a touchdown and have struggled to do anything offensively. Because things could not get much worse, perhaps a change of a play-caller will get things going for the Bengals. However, Zampese is a highly regarded coach—he shouldn't have much trouble getting another job for next season. Quarterback Andy Dalton, who has not played well through two games, could be the next person to lose his job if the Bengals decide to give A.J. McCarron a chance at quarterback. The Bengals will likely get to more of a run-heavy approach moving forward, and they might decide to feed talented rookie Joe Mixon the ball. A.J. Green should also see an uptick in production after he voiced a bit of displeasure after last night's loss.

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Andy Dalton was 20/35 for 224 yards, zero touchdowns, and zero interceptions in Thursday night's loss to the Texans.

It was the second-straight disappointing performance for Cincinnati's offense, and they became the first team since the 1939 Eagles to not score a touchdown in each of their first two home games to start a season. Dalton struggled with inaccuracy and couldn't orchestrate a potential game-winning drive down 13-9 in the fourth quarter. The Bengals are now 0-2 as they head to face the Packers in Lambeau, so there's a pretty good chance they are 0-3. People might begin calling for A.J. McCarron to get a chance if the offense doesn't turn it around quickly. Dalton isn't a recommended fantasy option in Week 3.

Andy Dalton | Saints QB

Ravens defense shuts down the Bengals in Week 1.

Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton didn't play well, going 16/31 for 170 yards with four interceptions and a lost fumble. Baltimore's defense did not make it easy on Dalton and the Bengals, as they sacked him five times; but this was still probably Dalton's worst NFL game. Dalton and the Bengals are probably happy they have a quick turnaround to forget about this one, as they play the Texans on Thursday night. Dalton isn't a recommended fantasy option in that game.

Andy Dalton | Saints QB

Bengals offense doesn't do much in third preseason game.

The offense had a 15-play, 87-yard drive on their first possession, but the first team didn't pick up much yardage after that. Andy Dalton was 8/13 for 70 yards in the exhibition versus the Redskins. Dalton is currently being drafted as a late-round quarterback in most drafts, and he does offer some upside with perhaps the best supporting cast of his career. The Bengals open the season on September 10 against the Ravens.

Andy Dalton | Saints QB

Andy Dalton goes 7/13 for 98 yards in Bengals' second preseason game.

Dalton and the offense did OK moving the ball against the Chiefs defense, but they couldn't come away with any touchdowns. The Bengals will play the Redskins in their third preseason game next Sunday at 4:30 PM ET. Dalton should play at least a half in that game.

Andy Dalton | Saints QB

Dalton throws ugly interception in first action of 2017.

The Bengals quarterback was 4/5 for 38 yards, but his interception occurred on the steps of the goal line as he allowed Vernon Hargreaves III to jump an out route. It was only the preseason, but plays like that from Dalton are part of the reason the Bengals have been held back. He will to bounce back from his mistake next week against Kansas City.

Andy Dalton was 18/28 for 226 yards and one touchdown in Sunday's 27-10 victory over the Ravens.

The Bengals ends the season on a high-note after an otherwise forgetful year. Cincinnati finished with a record of 6-9-1 and Dalton threw for 4,206 yards with an 18:8 touchdown-intercpetion ratio. He also rushed for 184 yards and four touchdowns. He was the least of the Bengals' problems this year, but Dalton hasn't shown he's able to carry a team. We won't have Dalton ranked as a QB1 for 2017.

Andy Dalton | Saints QB

Bengals drop to 5-9-1 with close loss to the Texans.

Andy Dalton was 28/41 for 268 yards, one touchdown, and one interception and was sacked three times in the game. Dalton is not an advisable fantasy option to conclude the season, especially without A.J. Green and Tyler Eiefert.

Andy Dalton | Saints QB

Bengals give up lead to Steelers; are officially eliminated from playoff contention.

Andy Dalton was 16/27 for 157 yards and an interception against Pittsburgh. Dalton isn't a good fantasy option on Christmas Eve night against the Texans.

Andy Dalton | Saints QB

Andy Dalton was 20/28 for 180 yards and two touchdowns in the Bengals' 23-10 win over the Browns.

He added two rushes for 17 yards. Dalton isn't putting up big numbers without A.J. Green in the lineup, so isn't a good starting option. The Bengals will try to keep their long-shot playoff hopes alive in Week 15 against the Steelers, but Dalton will again not be a good option with Pittsburgh's defense improving.

Andy Dalton | Saints QB

Andy Dalton plays lights out in win over Eagles.

Dalton was 23/31 for 332 yards and two touchdowns. The Bengals did whatever they wanted to the Eagles defense. One of Dalton's touchdowns came on a beautiful throw over the Eagles defense to Brandon Lafell in the back of the endzone. Dalton is a back-end QB1 in Week 14 against Cleveland, a team he had 308 yards and two touchdowns against earlier this season.

Andy Dalton | Saints QB

Andy Dalton was 26/48 for 283 yards and one touchdown in Sunday's 19-14 loss to the Ravens.

He also fumbled four times and lost two of them. Dalton really missed A.J. Green in this one, and as the offense couldn't take advantage of a defense missing top corner Jimmy Smith. The Bengals are now 3-7-1 and would have to win out to even have a chance at the playoffs. Dalton is not a good fantasy option next week, even at home versus the Eagles.

Andy Dalton | Saints QB

Andy Dalton was 24/43 for 207 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions in Sunday’s 16-12 loss to the Bills.

He also rushed four times for 10 yards and one touchdown. It wasn’t a good performance by the Bengals quarterback, even with A.J. Green getting injured early. Fantasy owners that started Dalton were saved by his 1st quarter rushing touchdown on a zone read. With A.J. Green looking like he’s done for the year, Dalton’s value takes a huge hit; he can be safely dropped in all leagues with just two games with multiple passing touchdowns this season (both two touchdown-games).

Andy Dalton | Saints QB

Dalton doesn't do much in Week 10 on MNF against the Giants.

He was 16/29 for 204 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. The interception was a costly one in a close 21-20 loss. This was Dalton's worst game of the season besides earlier in the year against Denver. Dalton is just a QB2 this week against the Bills.