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Andy Dalton 2016 Fantasy Projection And Ranking

Andy Dalton Bio & Career Stats

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Jersey: #14
Position: Quarterback
Career: 5 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 2016 Fantasy Projection
2016 Pts 2016 Avg Depth Chart *Avg Games Played 2015 Avg 2015 Fantasy Ranking 2015 Consistency
240.21 17.47 1 14.50 20.74 11 --
2016 Bye Week Team Change Head Coach Change **Coming Off Injury Depth Chart Change Higher Fantasy Avg then League Harder Schedule in 2016 Better Defenses in 2016 Better Pass Defenses in 2016 Better Against Sub 500 Teams
9 No No No No Yes No No No Yes
Andy Dalton Previous Years Stats
YearTeamGmsRecsRec YdsRec TdsPass YdsPass TdsRush YdsRush TdsFGsXPsFan PtsFan Pts Avg
2015 Bengals13000325025141300269.6020.74
2014 Bengals161181339819169400274.7017.17
2013 Bengals16000429633183200344.1021.51
Andy Dalton 2016 Fantasy Analysis
Career Synopsis:
Andy Dalton has beaten his fantasy projection 4 out of 5 years. His best fantasy QB ranking was #3 in 2013, and he has had a total of 5 seasons with a top 20 ranking.
Fantasy Trends:
Dalton beat his previous year fantasy game average last year, and has been trending up 3 out of the past 4 years.
Player Consistency:
, and he was one of the top 50 most consistent players overall (ranked 33).
Career Experience Outlook:
Dalton is entering his 6th year in the NFL. Over the past 15 years, on average, QBs in their 6th year have seen an increase in fantasy pts per game of 0.37 from their 5th year.
Position Outlook:
Throughout his career Dalton has averaged 2.19 fantasy pts per game more than the league QB average. The average fantasy pts per game by QBs in 2015 was 17.55.
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 (1.62) pts per game for Dalton. At the Running Back/Full Back position: Matt Lengel has been added to the starting lineup. At the Wide Receiver position: Marvin Jones (2015 Avg: 4.26 Pts/Game) has left the team and Brandon LaFell (2015 Avg: 2.42 Pts/Game) has been added to the starting lineup. At the Tight End position: Ryan Hewitt (2015 Avg: .71 Pts/Game) has left the team. Along the Offenisve Line: Clark Harris and Andre Smith have left the team and Eric Winston is now starting.
Schedule Difficulty:
Based on the winning percentage of the teams on the schedule Dalton played last year (104 - 104 - 0 0.500%) were more difficult compared to the teams on the schedule for the upcoming season (101 - 107 - 0 0.486%), and this season's teams gave up more points (4,763) compared to last season's teams (4,511) so this could mean more fantasy points.
Performance Against Sub 500 Teams:
Dalton had a lower fantasy avg (17.82 pts/game) against winning teams last year compared to teams with a losing record (23.24 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 - 6 Top 10 Defenses and 4 Top 5 Defenses) compared to the upcoming season (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 17.23 - 5 Top 10 Defenses and 3 Top 5 Defenses), and this season's teams gave up more passing yards (246 yds/game including 4 Top 10 Defenses and 3 Top 5 Defenses) compared to last season's teams (238 yds/game including 6 Top 10 Defenses and 3 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 (20.06 pts per game), followed by the 1st quarter (19.30 pts per game), 3rd quarter (18.88 pts per game) and 4th quarter (16.98 pts per game). His best weekly fantasy average has been in week 6 (23.56 pts per game), week 11 (21.93 pts per game) and week 8 (21.90 pts per game), and his worst weekly average has been in week 15 (12.89 pts per game), week 7 (14.22 pts per game) and week 10 (15.22 pts per game).
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