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Andy Dalton
ADP: 42.12
Bye: 14
Experience: 11 Yr(s)
Age: 34.7
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 Index

Medium Risk

Chance of Injury in 2022


% chance misses at least 2 quarters

Chance of Injury per Game


1- 17√1-% Inj/Season

Projected Games Missed 2022




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

10:40pm EDT 6/15/22

Jameis Winston awaits clearance

Although he has taken part in OTA and minicamp workouts, doctors have not yet cleared Saints QB Jameis Winston for full-team practices. Winston, of course, is coming off the left ACL tear. He appears on track to start training camp on time. We'll see whether he's cleared for all activities by then.

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Bears QB Justin Fields was placed on the COVID list on Thursday. He'll very likely miss this weekend's finale vs. the Vikings. That figures to put Andy Dalton back under center for Chicago.

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Bears QB Justin Fields (ankle) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game vs. the Seahawks. He was limited on Wednesday but didn’t practice on Thursday or Friday. It’s safe to assume that Fields won’t be at 100% if he starts Sunday’s game, which makes him tough to like in fantasy lineups. QB Andy Dalton (left hand, groin) is out for Week 16, so QB Nick Foles will get the start if Fields is out.

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After a limited practice on Wednesday, Bears QB Justin Fields (ankle) did not practice on Thursday. His availability for this weekend's game vs. the Seahawks is now in question. QB Andy Dalton was activated from the COVID list on Thursday and would likely start if Fields is out. Check back tomorrow for another update on the rookie.

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Bears QB Justin Fields has been cleared by doctors to return from his rib injury. HC Matt Nagy told reporters Wednesday that the rookie will starting Sunday night against the Packers. Fields missed the past 2 games after going down in the Week 11 loss to Baltimore.

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