Fantasy Football Preview 2013: Top Sleeper Quarterbacks

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1. Andy Dalton – Cincinnati Bengals (Overall ADP 128)

Jan 5, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) attempts a pass during the third quarter of the AFC Wild Card playoff game against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Cam Newton, Peyton Manning, Dan Marino.

That’s the comprehensive list of signal callers who have thrown for more yards in their first two seasons in the league. The divergent narratives surrounding Andy Dalton and his young peers border on the absurd. Physically, he’s a close comp to weak-armed but elite passers like Matt Ryan and Drew Brees. He’s well ahead of the pace New Orleans’ superstar set early in his career.

The Bengals have dramatically upgraded their offense over the offseason, adding a potential in-space dynamo in Giovani Bernard and a red zone threat in Tyler Eifert. When comparing Dalton to his unproven yet trendy peers, all you really need to know is he’ll be throwing to A.J. Green and they won’t be.

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