Andy Dalton's Instant Fantasy Reaction After Week 8

Tyler Brooke@TylerDBrookeSenior Analyst IIOctober 27, 2013

CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 27: Andy Dalton #14 of the Cincinnati Bengals throws a pass during the NFL game against the New York Jets at Paul Brown Stadium on October 27, 2013 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

If you didn't start Andy Dalton against the New York Jets this week, you're probably kicking yourself right about now.

Through three quarters against the New York Jets, Dalton had completed 19 of 30 passes for 325 yards, five touchdowns and just one interception.  According to Aditi Kinkhabwala from NFL.com, Dalton's numbers in his last three games have been quite impressive.

Dalton didn't throw another pass after the third quarter, but it was still a fantastic game.  In ESPN's standard scoring leagues, that outing was good enough for 31 fantasy points.

It really feels like Dalton is becoming a legitimate fantasy quarterback, especially over the past three games.  He's had at least 13 points in all but two games, and he's had at least 24 in each of his past three.

On the year, Dalton has thrown for nearly 2,250 yards, 16 touchdowns and just seven interceptions.  With weapons like A.J. Green and Giovani Bernard, Dalton is seriously starting to become a threat in the passing game.  He's continued to improve since coming into the league, and now he appears to be on his way to being a Pro Bowl-caliber player.

If you aren't happy with your quarterback situation, consider picking up Dalton, who is owned in just 42.7 percent of leagues according to ESPN.com.  He just keeps getting better, and this game proved that to everyone.

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