Former Cowboys' QB Andy Dalton is signing a one-year, $10 million deal, with the chance to earn another $3 million in incentives, with the Chicago Bears, per sources.
Bears fans headed into the free agency period hoping for a Russell Wilson trade, but (so far) all they got was a Dalton signing. The contract value ($10 million plus another $3 million in incentives) indicates that the Bears' view him as the likely starter in 2021, though this certainly doesn't preclude Chicago using a draft pick on their potential QB of the future. Dalton will be a fringe QB2 streamer if he does start in 2021.
DAL QB Andy Dalton - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 17 vs. New York Giants
Andy Dalton had a nice game last week when he posted 377 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception on 30 attempts against the Eagles. Dalton has had some rough patches since taking over as the starter in Dallas, but he has shown enough to warrant consideration as a cheap quarterback option in the right matchups. A Week 17 matchup with the Giants is not an easy one, but Dalton managed to turn in a decent day against a similar defense last week. Dalton still has some of the best weapons in the league at his disposal and the Cowboys should be playing motivated as they fight for the playoffs in Week 17. Dalton is not an exciting option, but you could do worse if going cheap at quarterback to finish off the regular season.