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Andy Dalton shines in second preseason game

Andy Lyons

After a poor start to the preseason, Andy Dalton was on top of his game against the Titans. We break down the fantasy implications.

Andy Dalton completed 9-of-14 passes for 115 yards and a touchdown in the Bengals second preseason game against the Titans. Dalton struggled last week in Atlanta, but he was sharp on Saturday night.

Dalton fumbled as he was sacked by Jurrell Casey early in the first quarter, but that mistake was quickly put behind him as he managed two scoring drives and a few third down conversions.

Fantasy impact: A.J. Green is still missing time, so Dalton is working without one of the most dangerous weapons in the league. He threw a nice fade ball to Mohamed Sanu for a 2-yard touchdown in the second quarter, and he spread his targets around to several different receivers in 24 snaps.

Dalton posted big numbers in several games last season, but he fell off towards the end of 2012, throwing only four touchdowns in his last five games. He could become a solid QB2 if he finds a way to stay consistent throughout the year.

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