Andy Dalton Injury Update: Probable Status Steadies Fantasy Value

Aug 30, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (8) throws a pass against the Indianapolis Colts in the first quarter at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

Bengals QB Andy Dalton is probable for Week 1 against the Ravens. We break down the fantasy implications.

Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton (right bicep) is officially listed as probable for Week 1 against the Baltimore Ravens. Dalton took a hit on his throwing arm in the final preseason game, but felt fine about it later and was a full participant in all three practices this week.

Fantasy Impact: It was only a minor injury scare after all, and nobody expected him to miss Monday's game. With that behind us, Dalton is a shaky fantasy play this week against the Ravens defense, particularly if you league only starts one QB. He has QB2 upside this year and a potent weapon in A.J. Green, but the risk of a sophomore slump is ever present.

For more on the Bengals, check out 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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