Week 8
October 28, 2016

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Season Schedule

  • Week 1 - Sep 07

    CIN @ BAL

  • Week 2 - Sep 14

    ATL @ CIN

  • Week 3 - Sep 21

    TEN @ CIN

  • Week 4 - Sep 28


  • Week 5 - Oct 05

    CIN @ NE

  • Week 6 - Oct 12

    CAR @ CIN

  • Week 7 - Oct 19

    CIN @ IND

  • Week 8 - Oct 26

    BAL @ CIN

  • Week 9 - Nov 02

    JAC @ CIN

  • Week 10 - Nov 06

    CLE @ CIN

  • Week 11 - Nov 16

    CIN @ NO

  • Week 12 - Nov 23

    CIN @ HOU

  • Week 13 - Nov 30

    CIN @ TB

  • Week 14 - Dec 07

    PIT @ CIN

  • Week 15 - Dec 14

    CIN @ CLE

  • Week 16 - Dec 22

    DEN @ CIN

  • Week 17 - Dec 28

    CIN @ PIT

  • Week 2 - Sep 10

    CIN 13 @ BAL 44

  • Week 3 - Sep 23

    CIN 38 @ WAS 31

  • Week 4 - Sep 30

    CIN 27 @ JAC 10

  • Week 5 - Oct 07

    MIA 17 @ CIN 13

  • Week 6 - Oct 14

    CIN @ CLE

  • Week 7 - Oct 21

    PIT @ CIN

  • Week 8 - Oct 28


  • Week 9 - Nov 04

    DEN @ CIN

  • Week 10 - Nov 11

    NYG @ CIN

  • Week 11 - Nov 18

    CIN @ KC

  • Week 12 - Nov 25

    OAK @ CIN

  • Week 13 - Dec 02

    CIN @ SD

  • Week 1 - Sep 11

    CIN 27 @ CLE 17

  • Week 2 - Sep 18

    CIN 22 @ DEN 24

  • Week 3 - Sep 25

    SF 13 @ CIN 8

  • Week 4 - Oct 02

    BUF 20 @ CIN 23

  • Week 5 - Oct 09

    CIN 30 @ JAC 20

  • Week 6 - Oct 16

    IND 17 @ CIN 27

  • Week 7 - Oct 23


  • Week 8 - Oct 30

    CIN 34 @ SEA 12

  • Week 9 - Nov 06

    CIN 24 @ TEN 17

  • Week 10 - Nov 13

    PIT 24 @ CIN 17

  • Week 11 - Nov 20

    CIN 24 @ BAL 31

  • Week 12 - Nov 27

    CLE 20 @ CIN 23

  • Week 13 - Dec 04

    CIN 7 @ PIT 35

  • Week 14 - Dec 11

    HOU 20 @ CIN 19

  • Week 15 - Dec 18

    CIN 20 @ LAR 13

  • Week 16 - Dec 24

    ARI 16 @ CIN 23

  • Week 1 - Sep 12

    CIN 24 @ NE 38

  • Week 2 - Sep 19

    BAL 10 @ CIN 15

  • Week 3 - Sep 26

    CIN 20 @ CAR 7

  • Week 4 - Oct 03

    CIN 20 @ CLE 23

  • Week 5 - Oct 10

    TB 24 @ CIN 21

  • Week 6 - Oct 17


  • Week 7 - Oct 24

    CIN 32 @ ATL 39

  • Week 8 - Oct 31

    MIA 22 @ CIN 14

  • Week 9 - Nov 08

    PIT 27 @ CIN 21

  • Week 10 - Nov 14

    CIN 17 @ IND 23

  • Week 11 - Nov 21

    BUF 49 @ CIN 31

  • Week 12 - Nov 25

    CIN 10 @ NYJ 26

  • Week 13 - Dec 05

    NO 34 @ CIN 30

  • Week 14 - Dec 12

    CIN 7 @ PIT 23

  • Week 15 - Dec 19

    CLE 17 @ CIN 19

  • Week 16 - Dec 26

    SD 20 @ CIN 34

  • Week 17 - Jan 02

    CIN 7 @ BAL 13


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Andy Dalton

Cincinnati Bengals

2011 Statistics

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2011 Stats        300/516      3398     20    13      37     152      1      237.1      14.8

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(+) Dalton put together a stellar rookie season that was overshadowed by the record breaking season of fellow rookie Cam Newton

(+) Dalton is blessed to have been drafted to the same team as AJ Green and they have the potential to become a power tandem for years to come

(+) Rookie receiver Mohammed Sanu has been lighting it up in camp and looks to be the early favorite to line across from Green adding to their wealth of young talent 

(+) Dalton also has a highly talented pro bowl tight end in Jermaine Gresham who should only continue to grow into his immense talent

(+) As a rookie started 16 games and threw a TD in all but 4 games

(+) Threw only 1 INT over his last 6 games

(-) Faces the leagues toughest pass schedule this season

(-) Dalton even with his slight stature has a bit of Gun Slinger mentality and can get a little reckless with the ball

(-) Dalton threw for less than 200 yards in 7 games

(-) Only topped 300 yards in 2 games

(-) Plays in a division with some of the toughest defenses in football, a couple of bad games could really get under this guys skin and affect his confidence

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Andy Dalton Performing

Pyro's take: Dalton has 5 weeks of over 17.3 fantasy points, and is quietly having a top 5 season despite just 8 passing TDs, fewest of any top-12 QB. Dalton is currently top-5 in scoring and could be in line for an uptick in touchdowns sooner rather than later.

10/25/16, 03:43 PM CDT by Stagg Party
Source: pyromaniac.com

Eifert still keeping owners waiting

@BobHoltzmanESPN Bengals TE Tyler Eifert has hinted he may play Thursday vs Miami, but I'm told he is not expected to return this week.

Pyro's take: @BobHoltzmanESPN Bengals TE Tyler Eifert has hinted he may play Thursday vs Miami, but I'm told he is not expected to return this week.

Fantasy Goo: Tyler will be a great piece to your lineup sooner or later. You might consider grabbing him from your waiver wire now and holding tight if he is available. Andy Dalton could sure use him back as Dalton only has 2 touchdowns through the three games so far. The first week he returns he will surely be limited in regards to snaps.

09/27/16, 06:13 PM CDT by STiFFKiTTY
Source: twitter.com

The Waiting Game

#Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said Tyler Eifert won't practice with the team this week.

Pyro's take: #Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said Tyler Eifert won't practice with the team this week.

Fantasy Goo: IF Tyler Eifert is on your leagues waiver wire you will want to grab him before someone else does. The question is when. It is better to be early than to be late. Last year’s 13 touchdowns are worth chasing even if he will not reach quite that level this season. If you are lucky to have deep rosters I recommend keeping two tight ends and Tyler being one of them. Dalton will need assistance as A.J. Green and Tyler Boyd will still leave receptions for Eifert. The worry for Tyler would be is Gio Bernard gets hot and grabs 6 per game. Regardless, Eifert produced just this past season and is still a stud. Pick him up and listen to the news coming out of Cincy.

09/05/16, 05:29 PM CDT by STiFFKiTTY
Source: twitter.com

Andy Dalton (thumb) has no issues throwing


Pyro's take: Andy Dalton was having his best season as a pro when he went down with his thumb injury.

He seems to have rebounded and has good zip on his passes, and has no restrictions. The only hold back maybe his lack of receivers this season as both Marvin Jones and Muhammad Sanu in free agency. The Bengals did acquire Brandon LaFell however.

Dalton finished the season completing 255 passes on 386 attempts (66.1%) for 3250 yards and four three-hundred yard games to go along with 25 touchdowns and just seven interceptions in 13 games.

04/07/16, 10:16 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.bengals.com

Dalton back throwing and comfortable with new cast

Andy Dalton is back to zipping the ball. He’s got no restrictions with his throwing thumb; he’s got one visit under his belt to passing specialist Dr. Tom House last month, and after watching two of his most established targets leave via free agency he got one back with a Super Bowl ring and knows Pro Bowlers A.J. Green and Tyler Eifert are already here.

Pyro's take: Andy Dalton is back to zipping the ball. He’s got no restrictions with his throwing thumb; he’s got one visit under his belt to passing specialist Dr. Tom House last month, and after watching two of his most established targets leave via free agency he got one back with a Super Bowl ring and knows Pro Bowlers A.J. Green and Tyler Eifert are already here.

With a revised supporting cast that saw losses of Marvin Jones and his 65 catches on 103 targets for 816 yards and 4 touchdowns as well as Mohamed Sanu and his 33 catches on 49 targets for 394 yards, Dalton will have to get used to a new supporting cast heading into his sixth NFL season.

The only addition so far has been Patriot and Carolina castoff Brandon LaFell who has one good season under his belt. With the draft still to come, expect a wide receiver to be in mix somewhere during the weekend extravaganza in Chicago.

04/06/16, 05:11 PM CDT by Stagg Party
Source: www.bengals.com

Marvin Lewis confirmed he'll be back for 2016.


Pyro's take: Jim Owczarski via Twitter "Will Marvin Lewis be back for his 14th season with the #Bengals ?


01/11/16, 11:21 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com

Andy Dalton (thumb) will have a "normal" offseason.


Pyro's take: Geoff Hobson via Twitter "Lewis says Dalton will have normal offseason" He was going to be back either this week or next depending on if the Bengals could have advanced. Since they didnt he has a long span of time to get ready for the offseason.

He should be considered a number 1 quarterback next season.

01/11/16, 11:16 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com

Browns are making a "big push" for Bengals OC Hue Jackson, and would "like to close it out."


Pyro's take: Ian Rapoport via Twitter "Things are about to get interesting. #Browns are set to make a big push to hire Hue Jackson, source said. They'd like to close it out."

Hue Jackson has been rumored to be connected to several teams. He will have a great selection of choices.

01/11/16, 11:12 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com

The Miami Herald reports Bengals OC Hue Jackson is no longer expected to meet with the Dolphins.


Pyro's take: Dolphins had Cincinnati offensive coordinator Hue Jackson scheduled for a first interview Sunday. That is not going to happen. A league source said Friday night Jackson is not expecting to meet with Miami now.--Armando Salguero

Hugh Jackson is the clear front runner for the job in San Francisco, which would reunite him with the bay area once again, as he was the Oakland Raiders head coach.

01/09/16, 01:09 AM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: miamiherald.typepad.com

Andy Dalton (thumb) did not practice Wednesday.


Pyro's take: It doesnt look very good and I would say doubtful that Andy Dalton plays against the Steelers this Saturday, Look for A.J. McCarron to get the start.

01/06/16, 12:00 AM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.pyromaniac.com

Andy Dalton to see a specialist about cast removal on Monday


Pyro's take: "They said everything's going in the right direction and everything's healing how it should," Dalton said. "So I'm hopeful that I will soon get out of this."

There still is no indication when Dalton will return from the injury. The hope is that he could be healthy in time for the divisional round of the playoffs at the earliest. If the Bengals host a wild-card round game next week, AJ McCarron likely will continue replacing him. A Bengals victory Sunday over the Baltimore Ravens, along with a Denver loss to the Chargers, would give Cincinnati the AFC's No. 2 seed and a first-round bye.--Coley Harvey

01/03/16, 01:57 AM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: espn.go.com

Both Dalton & Eiffert Ruled Out for Week 15


Pyro's take: Both Eiffert and Dalton were apart of the massive injury week that cut a swath through many a playoff lineup. Owners must look foir other options. Check out the Pyro Podcast Light Episdoe 22 for somne options.

12/19/15, 12:25 PM CST by PyromaniacMo

Marvin Lewis confirms Andy Dalton (broken throwing thumb) doesn't need surgery, and is week to week.


Pyro's take: Gregg Rosenthal via Twitter "Lewis: We got some positive news today (on Dalton.) We’ll go week-to-week with Andy."

Dalton will most likely not be available to anyone in this seasons fantasy playoffs, and can be dropped in any re-draft leagues.

12/14/15, 06:14 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com

Think twice before starting Andy Dalton


Pyro's take: You may want to be careful starting Andy Dalton this week if you're looking for the Bengals quarterback to get you big points going into this key, second-to-last week of the fantasy regular season. Quite frankly, he's facing a Rams defense that ranks third in the league in lowest allowed Total QBR, and Dalton is coming off two consecutive games in which his offensive line was consistently hounded by some of the league's top pass-rushers. Dalton has been sacked eight times in the past two games, and he and his receivers haven't been in rhythm. Pressure aside, Dalton still earned fantasy owners 21 points at Arizona last Sunday under ESPN's standard scoring system. But if you're looking for a 20-plus-point day, this Sunday might not be it. -- Coley Harvey

11/28/15, 05:05 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: espn.go.com

Andy Dalton completed 22-of-38 passes for 197 yards and one interception


Pyro's take: The bright side of Andy Dalton's game tonight was his ability to complete just over half his passes. The rest of the night could be flushed as he only had 197-yards and also threw a pick.

The Bengals receivers didnt help matters either as they dropped passes. The whole offense was a mess.

11/16/15, 01:08 AM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.pyromaniac.com

Not Practicing

Not practicing today for the Cincinnati Bengals is Andy Dalton. According to Cole Harvey via Twitter "not practicing today: Andy Dalton"

Pyro's take: More precautionary than anything to worry about. Andy Dalton and the Bengals have a shot to either be the third seed or the fifth, either home or away, and do that they need to beat the Steelers, and to do that, they need a healthy Dalton.

12/24/14, 01:53 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: twitter.com

Dalton looking great through two games

Andy Dalton's first game at Paul Brown Stadium since signing his contract extension couldn't have gone more perfectly for him, literally.

Dalton completed all eight of his pass attempts for 144 yards and a touchdown for a perfect 158.3 passer rating and led the Bengals to 17 points in the three drives he played before the Jets rallied from a 17-3 deficit for a 25-17 win on Saturday night before a crowd of 45,330.

In two preseason games, Dalton has completed 11 of 13 passes for 215 yards and in four drives he has played in the preseason the Bengals scored all four times (two touchdowns and two field goals).

"That's about as good as it gets in the preseason, I guess," said Dalton. "It just felt good out there. We are all in sync, moving the ball, got some big check plays and score points. That's what you want."

Pyro's take: Dalton is looking very comfortable after signing his big contract extension this off-season. Dalton is not a prized possession at the quarterback position, but should start to get more attention in fantasy. Three years ago he was the 16th best quarterback, then 12th two years ago, and finished third in scoring last season. There are many who are shying away because the Bengals plan to run more in their new offense, but Dalton is also continuing to develop and get better as a quarterback. He has a great chance to once again finish in the top ten, and he is not being taken as a starter in fantasy drafts.

08/17/14, 07:18 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: www.cincinnati.com

Dalton Signs big Extension

The Bengals agreed to a six-year extension with the fourth-year quarterback, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday, per a source directly involved. NFL Media's Albert Breer said the deal is worth $115 million, per a Bengals source. ESPN first reported the news.

Bengals owner Mike Brown sees a young signal-caller that has been to the playoffs every season of his career and has room to grow. Only Dan Marino and Peyton Manning have passed for more touchdowns in their first three seasons.

Pyro's take: Dalton will remain in Cincinnati for the foreseeable future after signing a six year deal to stay with the Bengals. Dalton has put up some great numbers over his first three seasons and has continued to improve as a passer. Although he has not been great in the playoffs he has one of the best records ever by a quarterback in his first three seasons.

Fantasy wise this is good news for A.J. Green who has established a strong chemistry with the Ginger Gunslinger and will continue to work together for the foreseeable future as long as green gets a contract of his own. Dalton himself will still regress from last seasons huge points output as he will be moving to a more run centric offense than what he dealt with his first three seasons in the league. I would draft Dalton as a QB2 and expect him to perform as such with a few big weeks mixed in.

08/04/14, 11:13 AM CDT by Stagg Party
Source: www.nfl.com

Dalton passing attempts on the decline

According to the Cincinnati Bengals article by Bengals editor Geoff Hobson, new offensive coordinator Hue Jackson will use the run more, he states: "A big adjustment that has to make is cutting his pass attempts from 586 to closer to Russell Wilson’s number of 407."

Jackson was a student under Al Davis, which means a "vertical" offense, but primarily rushing the ball to weaken the defense, and then strike with a deep pass.

Pyro's take: The Bengals were in the top 10 in the NFL in yards per game and points per game in 2013, but Jackson is moving away from what Jay Gruden ran, and has discussed a more of a power running game. In the second round of this year's draft, Bengals took running back Jeremy Hill who weighs 220 pounds and stands at 6'2. Hill is a "wrecking ball" of a back, and has good skills to run inside.

Wide receiver Marvin Jones, commented about the offense, calling it "very up-tempo," mixed with "A lot of aggression. No matter what period it is, you're going to see all aggression."

The schematic should work well with the players the Bengals have, but this is going to kill Andy Dalton's fantasy production.

06/22/14, 07:20 PM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.bengals.com

Dalton looking for a big contract extension

The public backing from Lewis and new offensive coordinator Hue Jackson, who told SiriusXM Radio this month he sees Dalton "on the cusp of something really good," leave Dalton confident in his status within the organization.

In fact, their comments have him saying he feels he's the face of the franchise.

"I do," Dalton said. "I feel like in everything that Marvin has said, that Hue has said and everybody here has told me that and has told everybody that. I'm confident with that. I hope to spend a lot of career here. Hopefully, we can get something done."

"I'm very confident in what I've done," Dalton said. "The people who are the critics, they look at all of the negatives. They don't look at all of the stuff that I've accomplished. They don't look at that I'm one of three quarterbacks in the history of the NFL to do certain things. They don't look at that kind of stuff. They want to find ways to tear me down, but I'm not worried about that. They can say whatever they want. All that matters is what everyone believes in this organization and what I believe in myself. That's how I go about my business."

Pyro's take: Dalton has reason to make these statements. In his first three seasons with the Bengals he has made the playoffs each year. Even if those games have not gone his way, the fact is the Bengals had never made the playoffs in three consecutive seasons until Dalton took over. Dalton is one of only five quarterbacks to reach the postseason in his first three seasons.

The Red Rifle is also holds the franchise single season record for passing yards with 4,293, and touchdowns with 33, both set in 2013. There is no doubt that Dalton is and will be the starter in 2014, but he is angling for some big money, similar to the contracts signed by Joe Flacco and Matt Ryan. It will be interesting to see how much he gets, but this deal should get done before the season. The Bengals can't afford to start over at quarterback again.

04/22/14, 10:14 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: www.cincinnati.com