Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 10/3/12
1. Andy Dalton has QB1 Value Robert Griffin is probably the biggest (pleasant) surprise among fantasy quarterbacks through the season's first month, but Andy Dalton is a noteworthy second-place finisher at the moment. Between his excellent supporting cast on offense, a shootout-friendly Cincinnati defense and his own skill as a passer, Dalton is playing in conditions that have him in position to produce as a starting fantasy option for the rest of the season. The Cincinnati offense was in theory supposed to be no more than moderately aggressive after averaging just 21.5 points per game in 2011. Move the chains, control the clock seemed to be the focus. That approach only works, though, if the defense doesn't give up easy points. Through four games this year, the Cincinnati defense has been anything but stout, however, showing weakness both against the run (5.4 YPC) and pass (7.7 YPA). It's a sharp contrast from last year when the Bengals allowed 3.9 yards per carry and 6.8 yards ...
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