For the third week in a row, Andy Dalton is near the top of the fantasy leaderboard. Dalton completed 19 of 30 passes for 325 yards and five touchdowns in the Bengals' win over the Jets. Dalton's lone interception was a tipped ball at the line that fall into the hands of Jets defensive end Muhammed Wilkerson. Dalton once again was efficient with high percentage passes while still managing to attack his opponent deep when needed. He punished New York's defense for highlighting A.J. Green by throwing four touchdown passes to wide receiver Marvin Jones.
Fantasy impact: Dalton is establishing consistency -- something that was in question until Sunday. It's worth noting that Dalton went through a stretch of similar numbers in 2012. However, the numbers indicate that Dalton is taking advantage of all of his weapons. Seven different Bengals caught a pass from Dalton, five of which caught two or more. He's moving the ball well and it's encouraging to see players other than Green boosting his numbers. Dalton will have a tough match up against the Dolphins on a short week. Regardless, he's establishing himself as a fringe QB1.