Every year we give our premium content members a team-by-team, player-by-player look at the NFL season that was. The coverage will be in-depth, but because the Dynasty Capsule series begins immediately after the season, we won’t use it to discuss free agency or the draft. Come see us in early May once Mr. Irrelevant is off the board for another 32-article series giving you the same detailed discussion you’ll see below.
Buckle up dynasty fans, because you’re about to be reminded why our motto is, “There is no off-season.”
The Marvin Lewis-Andy Dalton era will live on in Cincinnati as the couple will enter 2018 together as head coach and starting quarterback. Dalton had an erratic start to the 2017 season, losing his first two games and failing to score even a single touchdown. Following the firing of offensive coordinator Ken Zampese after week two, Dalton’s season took an upswing. Over the next ten games, he completed 63.2% of his passes for 20 touchdowns compared to just four interceptions (5-5 record).
Dalton is the QB27 in the latest DLF Dynasty ADP, and his 224.67 overall ADP makes him a 19th-round dynasty startup pick. It’s pretty apparent that we already know who Dalton is as a fantasy asset. He finished the season as the QB17 overall on a struggling team with the worst offensive line in the league. It can’t be forgotten that Dalton was a legitimate MVP candidate in 2015 (where he was overall QB4 through 12 games), and he finished as QB11 in 2016.
A full off-season with OC Bill Lazor is just what the doctor ordered for not just Dalton but the entire offense. With some offensive line upgrades and a full off-season in Lazor’s system, Dalton will be the main beneficiary from all of the playmakers in his arsenal. The price tag has never been cheaper for this quarterback who can give you instant value and potential for another QB1 season.
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