Andy Dalton Fantasy News
Gruden: "I'm going to let [RG3] be himself."
Monday, January 20, 2014, 1:09pm
“I worked with Andy Dalton for three years in Cincinnati, and built a foundation of concepts and protections that I think worked well with him,” Gruden said. “With Robert, we’ll obviously use his skill set differently. When it comes to the quarterback position, my job is to make him comfortable and productive. I’m not going to try to turn RG3 into Andy Dalton or Drew Brees. He isn’t them. They’re not him. I would be foolish to try to turn RG3 into a pocket passer. It would be foolish. The way he is as a runner, we have to take advantage of that. He strikes fear into defensive coordinators when he runs outside. I’m going to let him be himself.”
Griffin's fantasy value will be a hotly debated topic heading into 2014 drafts. On a per game basis he was the #3 QB in his rookie season, but finished #17 in the same category in 2013. If he's healthy, he should be a fantasy QB1.
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Marvin Lewis defends Andy Dalton
Wednesday, January 8, 2014, 11:35am
“He’s won big games for us and he’ll continue to win big games. We ask a lot out of him, there’s no doubt about it. He just finished his third season of doing it. I believe in his abilities, I believe in his makeup, I believe in his maturity and I believe in his ability to let the last play go and move on to the next play. That’s probably one of his best attributes along with his abilities,” Lewis said. "He had another very good season. He’s progressed well. We need to continue to do things to make his job just easier and easier to do, and make sure to continue to be repetitive with what we do for him, and continue to let the players around him continue to get better, and they continue to get better and that’s all we have to work at."
Apparently Dalton was looking for that assurance. After taking part in three turnovers in his third straight poor postseason performance, Dalton is under terrific heat from fans and pundits despite his three-year starting record in the regular season of 30-18 as one of four quarterbacks in NFL history to lead his team to the postseason in his first three years as a pro.
It sounds as if the Bengals will not make a change at QB this offseason.
Sunday, August 4, 2013, 1:14pm
During the first week of camp, the rookie tight end has pulled down 10 or more catches a day from Andy Dalton in 11-on-11 drills while also showing improvement as a run blocker. With A.J. Green out for all but one practice, the first-round draft pick is definitely Dalton's favorite target.
Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 4:24pm
He's the crop's best runner, he can throw it deep, and he knows the system. Meanwhile, John Skelton is adjusting to the West Coast offense and Zac Robinson is bouncing back from missing the last part of the spring workouts when he rested his arm.
Johnson looks like the favorite to back up Andy Dalton, who we rank 17th with an ADP of the 12th round.
Thursday, June 27, 2013, 10:01am
ESPN AFC North blogger Jamison Hensley on WR Mohamed Sanu: "I saw him at the mandatory minicamp and he looked rusty in the one practice that I watched. Sanu dropped a couple of easy passes. But that could have been an "off" day for him. I expect him to start next to Green this year."
Wer'e also expecting Sanu to start for the Bengals. He never broke the 50-yard mark in 2012, but he did score four TDs in three games and could surprise as the Bengals' WR2 in 2013. He'll benefit from all the attention teams will pay to A.J. Green and Andy Dalton is a capable quarterback.
Saturday, May 11, 2013, 11:57am
The Bengals got started on their new tight end-heavy passing game yesterday at the start of a weekend rookie minicamp. A lot of the focus was on Eifert, chosen in the first round to give quarterback Andy Dalton another target.
Eifert lined up in a lot of different spots at Notre Dame. Judging by the first day of practice in Cincinnati, he’s going to be doing the same thing in the NFL.
“A lot of the things I’m learning are a lot of the same plays we had in with two tight ends — move me around in different positions,” Eifert said. “Today I was out in the slot quite a bit. I think I’m picking it up pretty fast.”
Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 12:28pm
Bengals WR Mohammed Sanu confirms 100 percent: 'No nagging pain.'
Injury Report for MNF: Bengals @ Ravens
Saturday, September 8, 2012, 6:17pm
CB Dre Kirkpatrick (kne)
DE Carlos Dunlap (knee), RB Bernard Scott (hand)
CB Jason Allen (quadricep)
T Jah Reid (calf)
CB Asa Jackson (illness)
S Sean Considine (head), LB Courtney Upshaw (shoulder)
Thursday, August 30, 2012, 12:32pm
Bengals TE Jermaine Gresham can be a Rob Gronkowski type, OC Jay Gruden believes. But it will take time. It’s not as easy as drawing a play and practicing it. Gresham needs to study defenses on film, grasp what’s going on around him, develop the trust with Andy Dalton that Green has. Then. . .
"He’s still very important as a blocker," Gruden said. "Jermaine’s a good blocker. Fantasy football people forget that."
How much of a fantasy is it to see Gresham assuming the Gronk Lite role? The Bengals need a second receiver, to take some of the heat off Green. (Though, Green did get to the Pro Bowl last year with Jerome Simpson on the other side, so maybe it’s not as huge a deal as we’re making it out to be.)
Bengals TE Gresham leaves game with injured knee
Thursday, August 16, 2012, 9:07pm
The tight end appeared to hyperextend his right knee late in the first quarter of the Bengals' matchup against the Atlanta Falcons. Quarterback Andy Dalton connected with Gresham, who made pretty spin move before being pulled down after a 25-yard gain.
Gresham was limping on the sidelines, but didn't show any signs of having a serious injury. The Bengals quickly announced he would not return to the game.
Reports seem to indicate it's not a serious injury and the team is just being cautious. Be sure to monitor his situation heading into your draft. We rank Gresham 9th among our TEs, and is a nice option to wait on as higher rated TEs likely go off the board early and often. He's someone to consider if you didn't want to use a high pick on the TE position and has an ADP of the 11th round.
Monday, July 30, 2012, 3:36pm
One person who is not fazed, three practices into camp is quarterback Andy Dalton.
“It hasn’t been perfect but that’s what camp is for, trying to find the mistakes and correct them,” Dalton said.
Over the weekend, it seemed to be a combination of everything – timing, drops, balls tipped at the line by defensive linemen. Being as though we are only three practices in, it’s not something to get overly concerned about yet, but most thought that the offense would be a little further ahead right now.
When it comes to the deep routes, Dalton has been inconsistent so far. The only receiver he has been consistent with is A.J. Green.
Friday, July 6, 2012, 11:24am
Greg Cosell of NFL Films on QB Christian Ponder:
There were a number of throws in which Ponder showed the essential ability to move within the pocket to avoid the pass rush, maintain downfield focus and then deliver with accuracy. He also provided the added dimension of getting outside the pocket in response to pressure and using his speed to generate explosive gains.
Ponder must improve as a progression reader. Last season, he had a tendency to pre-determine throws — a common problem for young, inexperienced quarterbacks.
When I re-visited Ponder last month, I found myself more intrigued by his pure throwing ability. That arm strength is a real positive, just like I figured it would be when Ponder was coming out of Florida State.
Friday, July 6, 2012, 11:22am
He clearly played well; that’s inarguable. He was poised and composed in the pocket, threw with timing and anticipation and was consistently accurate. His quick, compact delivery, in tandem with his natural anticipation, compensated for his arm-strength limitations. It was evident breaking down the tape that Gruden did an outstanding job maximizing Dalton’s efficiency. The route combinations and reading progressions were more elementary than advanced. That played to Dalton’s strength as a timing and rhythm passer with touch and accuracy.
Yet, there were instances in which his inability to drive the ball with velocity was a negative factor. As is always the case, those situations tend to arise more frequently, and are magnified, in the more important late season and playoff games, against better defenses. When the 2011 season ended, I viewed Dalton as a good young quarterback with defined strengths and some limitations.
When I returned to Dalton last month and drilled down deeper, I was more impressed. Here’s why: Quarterbacks who are not strong, power throwers must have two attributes in order to compensate: anticipation and accuracy. And they must possess those traits to a highly refined degree to be top-level NFL signal callers. Dalton routinely displayed outstanding anticipation. There were many intermediate throws in which he pulled the trigger well before the receiver began his break. What must supplement that kind of anticipation is precise ball location. Dalton had it. Time and again, he hit the strike point, putting the ball right on his receivers’ hands.