Originally Posted by Redsfaithful
1. I wouldn't trust Evan Silva's analysis period, but
2. Even if I did the guy is a fantasy writer, and I don't really care if Dalton is a good fantasy QB.
I think there's a lack of good analysis in general on Dalton.
There are so many moving parts in football that it's hard to know what is going on.
Dalton has to execute, but Gruden could be making things easier on him. There was no running game today, the wide receivers were covered all day.
I'm really disappointed that Sanu hasn't taken a step forward - he seemed like he could be a difference maker #2 at times last year before he got hurt. And Marvin Jones is average, at best. Not what I expected or hoped for from either.
Dalton isn't a top 5 QB, he's going to have to have a good running game and receivers that can get open. He is capable of taking the team deep into the playoffs, but he obviously isn't the kind of QB that can carry a team.
He's also not backup caliber. Silva is saying without AJ Green he's the 33rd best QB in the NFL (or worse.) Rotoworld could do better.
Without AJ Green, I think Dalton is probably pushing 25 or so on the QB rankings. A starter, but one who is always looking over his shoulder. He simply isn't that good from what I see.