Fantasy checkdown: Dalton in '14
February, 14, 2014
By Tom Carpenter | ESPN.com
Andy Dalton had an intriguing 2013 campaign in fantasy terms, ranking as the No. 6 quarterback in standard ESPN leagues. He posted career-high numbers in most categories, including 586 pass attempts, 4,296 yards, 7.3 yards per pass and a 55.8 QBR. Still, there is room for improvement after he tossed 20 interceptions (also a career-high mark).
The question at hand for 2014 is whether his production will improve or decrease under new offensive coordinator Hue Jackson, who has a preference for pounding the ball with a heavy rushing attack.
"Jackson sounds like he is out of the less is more school and he’s talking like he’s not going to put as much pressure on Dalton to win games with his arm," wrote Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com. "Maybe the bigger question is what kind of throws Jackson is going to ask Dalton to make."