Dalton completed 12 of 20 passes for 153 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions during Sunday's 51-14 loss to the Saints. He added an eight-yard run during the contest. With A.J. Green (foot) out of the lineup, Cincinnati turned to the likes of 2017 first-round pick John Ross. Things went smoothly early on, as he and Dalton connecting for two-yard score in the closing moments of the first quarter to tie up the game. It was downhill from there, as sans his longtime favorite targets like Green and Tyler Eifert (ankle), Dalton and the Bengals' offense stalled. Don't read too much into the interceptions, as one was tipped at the line and the other was a toss to the end zone in the final moments before halftime. Still, if Green is held out into December like reports suggest, Dalton doesn't seem to have the weapons needed to keep the Bengals going, particularly next Sunday against a Ravens defense ranked in the top five in the league in opposing quarterback rating allowed (83.9).
Dalton completed 21 of 34 passes for 280 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Bengals' 37-34 win over the Buccaneers on Sunday. He also rushed three times for 10 yards. Dalton was much sharper and productive in the first half, but he remained error-free throughout the contest and was clutch during what would turn out to be the game-winning drive. Dalton connected with A.J. Green for 23 and 11 yards during that possession, leading to Randy Bullock's 44-yard clinching field goal. Despite the late-game success throwing to his No. 1 receiver, Dalton was even more prolific when targeting Tyler Boyd, with whom he connected on nine occasions for 138 yards and a score. Now having thrown multiple touchdowns in two of his last three games, Dalton will look to make it consecutive impressive outings when Cincinnati faces the Saints in a Week 10 interconference showdown following a Week 9 bye.
Dalton completed 15 of 29 pass attempts for 148 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Sunday's 45-10 loss to the Chiefs. Dalton turned in his worst fantasy line of the season despite facing one of the league's worst pass defenses. Almost all of the veteran's passing yards were on connections with A.J. Green (117 of 148 yards), but he still managed to airmail his top target on a couple of open deep routes. Dalton has seen his yardage and completion percentage decrease in each of his previous three contests, a troubling sign for a fringe starting quarterback in standard leagues. He is scheduled to face a porous Tampa Bay pass defense Week 8, but as we saw Sunday, a soft matchup may not equate to a strong fantasy day.
Dalton completed 26 of 42 passes for 229 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 28-21 loss to the Steelers. Dalton was held to his lowest yardage output of the season, but he still managed to toss multiple scores for the fifth time in six games. With breakout receiver Tyler Boyd -- who caught two touchdowns in this one -- joining A.J. Green on the outside, Dalton should remain a solid pick in two-quarterback leagues for his team's Week 7 matchup with the Titans and beyond.
Dalton completed 29 of 46 passes for 352 yards, two touchdowns and four interceptions in Sunday's 31-21 loss to Carolina. Dalton led his team down the field for a Giovani Bernard rushing touchdown on the opening drive, but he was picked off on an ill-advised 3rd-and-17 throw on the ensuing possession. The Red Rifle made up for that error one drive later, executing a beautiful fake handoff before hitting C.J. Uzomah for a one-yard score. He was picked off again on a tipped pass in the third quarter, and once again made amends on the next possession with a 27-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Boyd. Unfortunately for Dalton, the mistakes piled up as he threw interceptions on his team's final two possessions of the game. Top wide receiver A.J. Green exited the contest with a groin injury in third quarter, and Dalton would be very tough to trust next week in Atlanta if Green can't go.
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