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Andy Dalton 2017 Fantasy Projection And Ranking

Andy Dalton Bio & Career Stats

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Jersey: #14
Position: Quarterback
Career: 6 Years
Height: 6-2
Weight: 215
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Additional Bio Information

Birth Date: ,
Birth Place: --
High School:
College: Texas Christian
Drafted: 2011 Cincinnati Bengals (Round: 2 #35)

Quarterback Rankings:
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Position Projections:
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  * Average Games Played the Previous 3 Years
  ** Player Missed More than 8 Games the Previous Season Due to Injury
Andy Dalton 2017 Fantasy Projection
2017 Pts 2017 Avg Depth Chart *Avg Games Played 2016 Avg 2016 Fantasy Ranking 2016 Consistency
282.87 17.96 1 14.50 19.17 19 --
2017 Bye Week Team Change Head Coach Change **Coming Off Injury Depth Chart Change Higher Fantasy Avg then League Harder Schedule in 2017 Better Defenses in 2017 Better Pass Defenses in 2017 Better Against Sub 500 Teams
6 No No No No Yes No No Yes Yes
Andy Dalton Previous Years Stats
YearTeamGmsRecsRec YdsRec TdsPass YdsPass TdsRush YdsRush TdsFGsXPsFan PtsFan Pts Avg
2016 Bengals16000420618184400306.7019.17
2015 Bengals13000325025141300269.6020.74
2014 Bengals161181339819169400274.7017.17
Andy Dalton 2017 Fantasy Analysis
Career Synopsis:
Andy Dalton has beaten his fantasy projection 5 out of 6 years, including the last 2. His best fantasy QB ranking was #3 in 2013, and he has had a total of 3 seasons with a top 15 ranking.
Fantasy Trends:
Dalton fell below his previous year fantasy game average last year, but his avg has been trending up 3 out of the last 5 years.
Player Consistency:
, and he was also the most consistent player overall.
Career Experience Outlook:
Dalton is entering his 7th year in the NFL. Over the past 15 years, on average, QBs in their 7th year have seen an increase in fantasy pts per game of 0.72 from their 6th year.
Position Outlook:
Throughout his career Dalton has averaged 2.21 fantasy pts per game more than the league QB average. The average fantasy pts per game by QBs in 2016 was 16.86.
Depth Chart Change:
No Change in Depth Chart.
Player Turnover:
Based on prior performance, a change in roster skilled positions projects a lower fantasy average of (0.905) pts per game for Dalton. At the Kicker position: Randy Bullock (2016 Avg: 6.60 Pts/Game) has left the team and Randy Bullock (2016 Avg: 10.00 Pts/Game) has been added to the starting lineup.
Schedule Difficulty:
Based on the winning percentage of the teams on the schedule Dalton played last year (114 - 95 - 1 0.545%) were more difficult compared to the teams on the schedule for the upcoming season (96 - 113 - 0 0.459%), and this season's teams gave up more points (4,731) compared to last season's teams (4,490) so this could mean more fantasy points.
Performance Against Sub 500 Teams:
Dalton had a lower fantasy avg (18.43 pts/game) against winning teams last year compared to teams with a losing record (20.79 pts/game), and with a less difficult schedule for the upcoming season it could also be a indication of a better fantasy season.
Defenses:
From a defensive standpoint, Dalton faced defenses that were stronger last year (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 14.38 - 5 Top 10 Defenses and 2 Top 5 Defenses) compared to the upcoming season (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 14.46 - 5 Top 10 Defenses and 3 Top 5 Defenses), but last season's teams gave up more passing yards (236 yds/game including 4 Top 10 Defenses and 2 Top 5 Defenses) compared to this season's teams (233 yds/game including 7 Top 10 Defenses and 2 Top 5 Defenses).

In Season Trends:
Throughout his career Dalton has been a slow finisher, but has had his best 4 game stretch during the second quarter of the year (20.67 pts per game), followed by the 1st quarter (19.20 pts per game), 3rd quarter (18.74 pts per game) and 4th quarter (16.99 pts per game). His best weekly fantasy average has been in week 6 (23.53 pts per game), week 8 (22.58 pts per game) and week 11 (21.67 pts per game), and his worst weekly average has been in week 15 (13.10 pts per game), week 10 (15.13 pts per game) and week 7 (16.01 pts per game).
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