Andy Dalton is on Fire, but is He the QB to Own this Week?
jciely 12:00 am, October 31st, 2013
Bengals at Dolphins
Andy Dalton has been on fire the past three games. In fact, Dalton’s numbers are up there with Peyton Manning and Drew Brees on a per game basis. While that might make Dalton seem attractive, in addition to his $7,300 price, I’d lean to steering clear. The Dolphins are a Top 10 defense versus QBs and have only let Andrew Luck, Matt Ryan and Drew Brees hit double-digit points. Brees is the only one to top 17 points. Gio Bernard is an attractive risk/reward play, but the limited and inconsistent touches make him a big gamble. At $5,500, the upside is there, especially since the Dolphins allow the fourth most PPG to RBs. I’m avoiding that Dolphins mess of a backfield altogether! A.J. Green is a stud, but I won’t spend $8,000 on a WR unless his name is Calvin Johnson. Plus, we already talked about the Dolphins pass defense. That goes for Marvin Jones, even at $4,200, as well. Jones only plays 33 percent of the snaps, and that’s not enough for my taste. As for the Dolphins pass offense, no one is consistent enough to warrant the risk of the Thursday night plug-in. Lastly, with the tight ends, I’m not a fan of any. The Bengals options aren’t consistent or high scoring, and Charles Clay has struggled with consistency of late as well, and his price of $5,300 puts him in range with much better options for the cost.
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