Andy Dalton Fantasy News

Wednesday, January 6, 2016, 6:16pm

Bengals QB Andy Dalton (right thumb) did not practice Wednesday. Dalton seems very doubtful for Saturday. AJ McCarron will get the start.

Bengals preparing as if A.J. McCarron will start

Monday, January 4, 2016, 11:13am

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Cincinnati Bengals are preparing as if quarterback A.J. McCarron will start Saturday night's AFC wild-card game against the rival Pittsburgh Steelers, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

McCarron has started Cincinnati's past three games in place of Andy Dalton, who is sidelined with a broken thumb on his throwing hand.

Fantasy Impact:

Dalton is scheduled to meet with doctors Monday and hopes to have the cast removed from his right hand, but the Bengals still are uncertain whether the two-time Pro Bowler will be available against Pittsburgh.

Friday, January 1, 2016, 6:26pm

Bengals QB Andy Dalton (right thumb, out) has been ruled out for Week 17. AJ McCarron (left wrist, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 17. McCarron is expected to play against the Ravens.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015, 6:13pm

Bengals QB Andy Dalton (right thumb) was ruled out for Week 17.

Monday, December 28, 2015, 7:31pm

Bengals Inactives
Mario Alford WR
Will Clarke DE
Andy Dalton QB
Tyler Eifert TE
Marcus Hardison DT
George Iloka SS
Eric Winston T

MNF Injury Report Week 16 - Tyler Eifert OUT

Saturday, December 26, 2015, 4:24pm

CINCINNATI Bengals at DENVER Broncos on Monday night

OUT
QB Andy Dalton (right thumb), TE Tyler Eifert (concussion)

DOUBTFUL
S George Iloka (groin)

PROBABLE
LB Vontaze Burfict (knee), T Jake Fisher (concussion), LB Emmanuel Lamur (hamstring), LB Vincent Rey (hamstring)

BRONCOS
OUT
S Omar Bolden (hamstring), QB Peyton Manning (foot)

QUESTIONABLE
LB Todd Davis (shoulder), S Darian Stewart (hamstring), S T.J. Ward (ankle)

PROBABLE
RB C.J. Anderson (back, ankle), WR Andre Caldwell (quadricep), TE Owen Daniels (knee, knee), WR Bennie Fowler (ankle), G Evan Mathis (ankle), LB Lerentee McCray (hamstring), QB Brock Osweiler (left shoulder), DE Vance Walker (shoulder), LB DeMarcus Ware (back)

Fantasy Impact:

Tyler Eifert was ruled out Saturday morning before the team's flight to Denver for Monday night. For the Broncos, Peyton Manning is out but C.J. Anderson, Owen Daniels and Brock Osweiler are probable and should play.

Friday, December 25, 2015, 10:17pm

Bengals QB Andy Dalton (right thumb) has been ruled out for Week 16.

Thursday, December 24, 2015, 6:12pm

Bengals QB Andy Dalton (right thumb) was ruled out for Week 16.

Sunday, December 20, 2015, 3:02pm

Bengals Inactives
Mario Alford WR
Andy Dalton QB
Tyler Eifert TE
Jake Fisher OT
Marcus Hardison DT
George Iloka SS
Pat Sims DT

Fantasy Impact:

As expected, both QB Andy Dalton and TE Tyler Eifert are out for this contest.

Friday, December 18, 2015, 6:32pm

Bengals QB Andy Dalton (right thumb, out) has been ruled out for Week 15. AJ McCarron will get the start. He threw for 280 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions last week against the Steelers.

Friday, December 18, 2015, 6:32pm

Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (concussion, out) has been ruled out for Week 15. Eifert’s absence means that A.J. Green and Marvin Jones are a bit more attractive, though the loss of Andy Dalton doesn’t help.

Thursday, December 17, 2015, 6:06pm

Bengals QB Andy Dalton (right thumb) was ruled out for Week 15. AJ McCarron will get the start. He threw for 280 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions last week against the Steelers.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015, 6:21pm

Bengals QB Andy Dalton (right thumb) was ruled out for Week 15. AJ McCarron will get the start. He threw for 280 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions last week against the Steelers.

Andy Dalton won't need surgery on thumb

Monday, December 14, 2015, 3:34pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

The Cincinnati Bengals got a modicum of good news Monday.

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis told reporters that quarterback Andy Dalton won't need surgery on his fractured right thumb. Dalton will not play in Week 15 against the San Francisco 49ers, per Lewis, and the team will take it week by week to determine his availability.

There is hope Dalton can return for the playoffs, per NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, but will depend on how quickly he heals.

Dalton was knocked out in the first quarter of Sunday's 33-20 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers after suffering the injury attempting to make a tackle.

Fantasy Impact:

With Dalton's timetable up in the air, second-year pro AJ McCarron will make his first career start. The 25-year-old fifth-round draft pick put up 280 yards with two touchdowns and two costly picks in relief of Dalton on Sunday. Dalton is hopeful to return Week 17, the story said, but even that isn't set in stone. Owners should make plans to be without Dalton for at least Week 15, but probably longer.

Bengals Beat: Andy Dalton could be out for year

Monday, December 14, 2015, 8:31am

Bengals.com - [Full Article]

And suddenly, the Bengals’ best season in the 16-game era went from a coronation to a wake in a matter of seconds Sunday with quarterback Andy Dalton maybe out for the rest of the year pending Monday’s examination by a hand specialist.

At this point there's nothing solid until Dalton meets with the doctor.

“I’ll know more [Monday],” said Dalton, who broke his throwing thumb making the tackle on defensive lineman Stephon Tuitt at the Steelers 7 after he intercepted Dalton’s shovel pass on the Bengals’ first drive with five minutes left in the first quarter.

“When I got to the sidelines, I tried to grip the ball. I felt like it was a little bruise that I could try and get through. Then I went and got the X-Ray,” said Dalton, who has never missed a start in his career. “Mentally I’m fine. It’s unfortunate it happened at this point in the season. But I’ll do everything I can to get back as quickly as I can to help the team. I’m doing all right. There are people way worse off than I am.”

Fantasy Impact:

Head coach Marvin Lewis ruled him out for next Sunday’s game in San Francisco. But with Dalton confirming a fractured throwing thumb it looks like a daunting timetable that may be in the four-to-six-week range and could spell the end of the best season of his career. AJ McCarron would finish out the season but figure on a downgrade for the Bengal WRs. TE Tyler Eifert was concussed and would also be a huge loss if he misses time. The Bengal attack may very well shift to the running game.

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