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.
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Andy Dalton (Jan ADP: 228, QB27)
Dalton hasn’t finished inside the top 12 since 2016. It doesn’t matter, but I thought I’d mention it. Why doesn’t it matter? Because at ADP 228, no one is being fooled at this point. Dalton continues to offer a solid streaming level floor. You don’t want to start him every week, but if you’re not sucked into chasing the least valuable position in single quarterback leagues, he’s a fine player.
At 31 years old, even coming off an 11-game season (QB26) shortened by thumb ligament tear, there’s really no reason to expect he’ll be less than that. With a strong depth chart, there is even that potential of his 2013 (QB5) upside. This puts him above most similar-value quarterbacks. Right now, however, he’s being drafted just ahead of Teddy Bridgewater, so there is value in not fearing his injury or the unlikely scenario that the Bengals try to be dynamic and forward-looking by drafting the next great quarterback.
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