Andy Dalton, QB Cincinnati Bengals

General Info

  • Height: 6' 2"
  • Weight: 215 lbs
  • DOB: 10-29-1987

Rankings

CIN Depth Chart

Most Recent News

Bengals Beat: TE Tyler Kroft could be guy for long haul

Monday, July 9, 2018, 10:29am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The tight end of the future in Cincinnati may indeed be named Tyler. But maybe not the Tyler it was supposed to be.

Tyler Kroft could be the guy more likely to remain over the long haul. And he’s hoping that’s the case.

“There’s definitely momentum off of [2017],” Kroft told the Cincinnati Enquirer. “I think I’ve done a good job learning and understanding the offense as much as I can. Just the confidence level is up there and I think there is confidence between me and Andy Dalton and the coaching staff because Bill [Lazor] is still here and he saw it. It’s exciting.”

Related players: Tyler Eifert

Fantasy Impact:

Eifert‘s short- and long-term health is still an unknown, the story said. With Eifert limited to two games in 2017, Kroft caught 42 passes for 404 yards and seven touchdowns. As tight ends go, that should be good enough to give him security.

Scouting Report

Fantasy Upside

The Bengals still consider Andy Dalton their starting quarterback, meaning he will have every opportunity to bounce back and produce the numbers he did two seasons ago. A.J. McCarron, who some thought should get Dalton's job, is gone. The Bengals will live or die with Dalton in 2018. In Dalton's favor of a bounce-back season is an improved offensive line and adequate offensive weapons around him, unless you think A.J. Green is still not an elite receiver. A healthy Tyler Eifert would also be a big boost.

Fantasy Downside

Dalton threw only 20 touchdowns and 14 interceptions last season. Not exactly a good ratio. He also only threw for over 300 yards in a game once and threw for more than two touchdowns in only three games. He was pretty much a fantasy dud last season.

2018 Bottom Line

Right now, Dalton is nothing but depth and a low-end QB2 option. There is a chance for him to bounce back, but it's also a good bet he might be headed towards the downward portion of his career at the age of 30. You are probably better off drafting someone a little more risky with a higher ceiling than Dalton for your backup. He should go undrafted in most standard leagues. His ADP of 180 is about right.

2018 Strength of Schedule - CIN
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
20
@IND
3
BAL
12
@CAR
16
@ATL
23
MIA
14
PIT
25
@KC
17
TB
BYE11
NO
3
@BAL
28
CLE
9
DEN
4
@LAC
30
OAK
28
@CLE
14
@PIT

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2017 Game Stats
WkOppCompAttPaYdsPaTDIntYPAYPRRuAttYdsTDFumYPCPtsSnaps%
1BAL1631170045.4810.6212012.00-3.061/61100.0%
2HOU2035224006.4011.2025002.509.564/64100.0%
3@GB2127212207.8510.102-200-1.0016.361/61100.0%
4@CLE2530286409.5311.44429017.2528.361/6495.3%
5BUF2236328129.1114.9152000.4013.366/66100.0%
6BYE---------------
7@PIT1730140224.678.2438002.6710.451/51100.0%
8IND1729243208.3814.29310003.3318.756/56100.0%
9@JAX1018136007.5613.603-100-0.335.339/39100.0%
10@TEN2035265207.5713.2510020.0014.651/51100.0%
11@DEN1525154306.1610.2734001.3318.655/55100.0%
12CLE1828214207.6411.89426006.5019.261/61100.0%
13PIT2136234206.5011.14219009.5019.364/64100.0%
14CHI1429141114.8610.070000-7.645/5483.3%
15@MIN1122113025.1410.270000-0.541/5574.5%
16DET2741238115.808.813-100-0.3311.486/86100.0%
17@BAL2344222305.059.652-200-1.0020.779/79100.0%
Per game18.5631.00207.501.560.756.6911.182.386.1900.252.6113.1758.81/60.4497.07%
Totals297496332025126.6911.183899042.61210.7941/96797.07%

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