Cincinnati and Bengals QB Andy Dalton reached agreement on a 6-year, $115 million contract.
Now entering the final year of his rookie contract, Dalton can rest easy with a deal done and the security of a six-year contract in his pocket. His teammates, particularly A.J. Green, campaigned for this to get done as well, so the team has to feel good as well. Dalton earned it though, throwing for 4.293 yards and 33 touchdowns last year, both numbers amongst the top 10 of quarterbacks. He did throw 20 interceptions though, so it's not all rainbows and lollipops. He's going to have to rein those in. If he does, then he easily asserts himself as a low-end QB1 in most fantasy formats and should be viewed as such moving forward.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Nate Orchard (groin) is questionable for Monday's game against the Ravens.
Orchard has developed into a run-stuffing linebacker in the NFL, and will be missed if he cannot take the field in Week 12 against the Ravens, who will be looking to establish the run with Joe Flacco out of action. He has not built upon his sack abilities that he showcased in college at Utah, but the Browns are happy that he has developed into a run-stopper as their defense has been porous against running backs the past couple of seasons. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson