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Andy Dalton
ADP: N/A
Bye: 14
Experience: 11 Yr(s)
Age: 35.1
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 220
40 Time: 4.87
SPARQx (Rank): 89.00 (47%)
Burst Score (Rank): 104.60 (22%)
Agility Score (Rank): 11.20 (79%)
Throw Velocity (Rank): 56.00 (61%)

Injury PredictorAndy Dalton's Injury Guide

High Risk

Chance of Injury in 2022

36%

% chance misses at least 2 quarters

Chance of Injury per Game

2.6%

1- 17√1-% Inj/Season

Projected Games Missed 2022

1.30

Durability

5

Ability to produce despire relatively minor injuries. 5 being most durable

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Injury History

Date League Injury Details
Dec 13, 2015 NFL Hand Thumb Fracture Dalton fractured his right (throwing) thumb making a tackle after he was picked off. He didn't need surgery but missed the final 3 games of the regular season and Cincinnati's 1 playoff game.
Sep 11, 2011 NFL Hand Wrist Bruise Dalton was knocked out of Week 1 with a bruised right (throwing) wrist/forearm but was able to play the following week.
Nov 25, 2018 NFL Hand Thumb Torn Ligament Dalton was placed on IR with torn thumb ligaments. He had surgery in late November.
Oct 25, 2020 NFL Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1 Dalton suffered a concussion injury during Dallas's matchup with Washington. He missed one game
Sep 19, 2021 NFL Knee Bruise Dalton suffered a bone bruise in his left knee during the Bears' Week 2 win against the Bengals.
Dec 5, 2021 NFL Hand Dalton injured his left hand in the Bears' loss to the Cardinals. He missed three games.

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What You Need to Know:

  • Jameis Winston tore his left ACL in Week 8 last season. He was back on the practice field for OTAs.
  • Dalton signed a 1-year, $3 million contract with the Saints on March 29 (a little more than 2 weeks after the start of free agency).
  • New HC Dennis Allen said Taysom Hill will be focusing on TE heading into the coming season.
  • The Saints expect WR Michael Thomas back from the ankle injury that cost him all of 2021 and most of 2020. The team also drafted WR Chris Olave 11th overall and signed WR Jarvis Landry in free agency. No Saint collected more than 16.7% target share last season.
  • Dalton got just 2 starts for the Bears before a knee bruise accelerated the switch to Justin Fields.
  • After producing a solid 4.8% passing-TD rate across his 1st 8 seasons – and going 5% or better 8 times – Dalton has slipped to just 3.5% over the past 3 years. None of those 3 seasons has seen him eclipse 4.2%.
  • Dalton’s yards per attempt is also down over the same stretches: 6.5 vs. 7.2.
  • Dalton produced a career-worst 3.8% INT rate in 2021.
  • The 2021 Saints ran the league’s 3rd most run-heavy offense, rushing on 48.5% of offensive snaps. They were 5th most run heavy in 2020.
  • Sean Payton is gone, but the OC and passing-game coordinator/QBs coach return.


Draft Sharks Bottom Line:

Dalton is relevant because Jameis Winston is coming off an ACL tear … and fairly erratic even when healthy. There’s no guarantee the Saints would keep Taysom Hill at TE if Winston were to go down, but that’s the stated plan for now. As Saints starter, Dalton would work with a much better set of pass-catchers than last year’s New Orleans offense sported. That makes him an interesting bench stash for deep superflex and 2-QB setups.

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Jameis Winston, QB NO

3:00pm EDT 10/19/22

Saints HC says starting QB will be game-time decision Thursday night

Saints HC Dennis Allen said Wednesday that the team will wait until game time Thursday night to name the starting QB against the Cardinals. Both Jameis Winston (back, ankle) and Andy Dalton (back) have been limited in practice this week.

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Saints QBs Jameis Winston (back, ankle) and Andy Dalton (back) were limited in Tuesday's practice. It remains unclear who will start vs. the Cardinals on Thursday night. We'll get New Orleans' final injury report tomorrow.

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The Saints listed QB Jameis Winston (back, ankle) and QB Andy Dalton (back) as limited participants in Monday's estimated injury report. Dalton sustained his injury in Sunday's loss to the Bengals. The report was "estimated" because New Orleans ran no actual practice Monday. The team will face Arizona on Thursday night.

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Saints QB Andy Dalton will start Sunday's game vs. the Bengals, HC Dennis Allen announced Friday. QB Jameis Winston (back, ankle) returned to limited practices this week, so it's unclear if he's not healthy yet or if New Orleans is just sticking with Dalton for now. Dalton is an unexciting QB2 in fantasy lineups, but he's good news for RB Alvin Kamara's target volume.

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