The solution the Bengals problems could hinge on a quarterback selected with the potential No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 draft. During Sunday's home game against the Steelers, a stadium filled with fans wearing black and yellow also featured a sign that said "Let's Grow With Joe," a reference to LSU quarterback Joe Burrow, an Ohio native and Heisman candidate.
The Bengals are trying to establish a foundation as well as boost the number of fans in the seats so taking a QB first overall seems like the way to go. Of course, we're a long way from that, but the team clearly didn't like what it saw from Finley, and will go back to Dalton in Week 13.
CIN QB Andy Dalton - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 17 vs Cleveland
It could be Andy Dalton's final game as a Bengal and it will be home, so expect him to play to win. Last week, he threw for 394 yards and four touchdowns to make him a late-season fantasy stud. However, that was against a bad Miami defense.
Dalton will face the Browns this week who are ranked 20th in aFPA to quarterbacks. Although it is a favorable matchup, we expect Cleveland to play to win as well so Dalton's numbers will be nothing near last week's totals.
Keep Dalton on the bench for Week 17 as we expect Cleveland to play their starters a lot in the last game of the season. Dalton will leave the field to applause at some point of this game, but don't expect it to be because of big numbers, but an appreciation of the Daltons' contribution to the franchise over the years.