Dalton completed 19 of 28 passes for 308 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 31-17 win over the Browns.
Dalton set the tone by leading the offense to three first-half touchdown drives, including a 48-yard Hail Mary at the end of the first half to A.J. Green. The Red Rifle has quietly had a nice start to the season and now owns a 8:2 TD:INT ratio in addition to a healthy average of 295 passing yards per game. He is providing strong returns for fantasy owners at the moment and will look to continue his recent success in Week 8 versus the Redskins.
Dalton completed 21 of 31 passes for 254 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to New England. He rushed for 17 yards and a score on two carries.
Dalton gave Cincinnati the lead late in the first half after keeping it on an option sweep and cutting up for a two-yard score. He struck again early in the second half with a touchdown toss to Brandon LaFell, but overall had a fairly ho-hum game despite several nice drops in the bucket to AJ Green and Tyler Boyd. At this point last season, Dalton was on his way to becoming a fantasy star with 14 touchdown passes and another two scores on the ground in six games. Dalton, this season, has just six touchdown passes and one rushing score over the same span and has more games with one or fewer passing touchdowns, five, than he had in 12 full games last season, three. The continued absence of red-zone favorite Tyler Eifert is certainly a factor, but fantasy owners who thought themselves shrewd to snag Dalton this season can't wait much longer to find out how much of a difference the tight end will make.
The veteran signal-caller turned in an efficient performance against a Dolphins defense that has struggled to defend the pass through the first four weeks. Dalton's most spectacular play came on a first-quarter scramble where he deftly side-stepped the rush and slung a 51-yard heave downfield to a leaping A.J. Green, who snared the pass at its highest point. He also found four other receivers on the night, but looked Green's way the most by far (10 targets). Through four weeks, Dalton has put the ball up 146 times, as compared to the 116 attempts he tallied over the same time period last season. Despite the considerable uptick, he's only netted three touchdown passes, but the
Dalton completed 21 of 31 passes for 206 yards and a pick in Sunday's loss to Denver. He added 40 yards on six carries.
Dalton's season-opening streak of 366-yard games is over at two. The Bengals went run-heavy to start the game, getting on the board early and protecting Dalton from Denver's potent pass rush. Once Denver adjusted to the running game, Dalton's day turned south as the Broncos got to him four times and forced him into a late pick. The arrow should be pointing up for Dalton as he will be getting his favorite red-zone target, Tyler Eifert, back soon to complement A.J. Green. If the team doesn't do a better job protecting him, however, it won't matter who he has to throw to. Dalton's been sacked 12 times already this season.
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|16||12/24/16||@ HOU||8:25 pm|
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