Andy Dalton is Ready to Rock the NFL
Speaking of career-highs, if Green is on pace for a career year, that would also mean Bengals QB Andy Dalton will be on pace for such a season. It’s easy to correlate Green and Dalton’s success together — because after all — Green is Dalton’s security blanket.
But Dalton’s chemistry with Green is just one of several reasons why the Red Rifle will be back in 2017. Ross’ speed, paired with the Bengals newfound depth at running back will help to take pressure off Dalton. Our red-headed savior should be able to pick apart defenses every week.
Whether that’s finding A.J. outside the numbers, Eifert down the seam and across the middle, Boyd in the slot, or one of his backs in the flat, Dalton has many options. And that’s clearly the most encouraging sign of all heading into training camp in a month.
It’s not expected that Dalton will be taken high come draft time. So odds are, you’ll be able to get him for a steal in the late rounds. Having a quarterback that’s going to give you 20 fantasy points per game, for a late-round choice, will be like Christmas every Sunday from August to January.
Dalton passed for 4,206 yards, 18 touchdowns and 8 interceptions in 2016. They’re not startling numbers, but considering the number of injuries the Bengals had last year, it really showed Dalton’s maturity. Having a full load of weapons this season will boost Dalton’s production like Hugh Hefner getting a boost from taking that little blue pill. Expect Dalton to get back on track statistically in 2017.