Andy Dalton Overmatched Against Ravens, Doesn't Have Much Fantasy Value

CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 16: Andy Dalton #14 of the Cincinnati Bengals throws a pass before the start of the NFL game against the Indianapolis Colts at Paul Brown Stadium on October 16, 2011 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton turned in a poor performance to open the season on Monday Night Football against the Baltimore Ravens. We break down the fantasy implications.

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton turned in a poor performance to open the season on Monday Night Football against the Baltimore Ravens. The Bengals second-year signal caller went 22-37 passing for 221 yards, no touchdowns and one interception. Dalton also lost a fumble in Monday's game. The former TCU quarterback had no answer for the Ravens' swarming defense.

Fantasy Impact: Andy Dalton could be in for a sophomore slump. He faded towards the end of last season, and his struggles seem to have carried over into 2012. Dalton's offensive line didn't do him any favors on Monday night, but he will have to play better. He shouldn't be starting for any fantasy teams, except in very deep leagues.

For more on the Bengals, head over to the SB Nation blog Cincy Jungle. For more fantasy info, check out the SB Nation Fantasy War Room 4-8pm ET Monday through Friday and 8am to 1pm on Sunday. Check out SB Nation's own Fantasy Football game, Pick 6!

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