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Bengals moving Andy Dalton back in as starting QB for Week 13

The Bengals are moving back to Andy Dalton, benching Ryan Finley. We break down the fantasy football implications.

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Ryan Finley is greeted by quarterback Andy Dalton after throwing a touchdown pass against the Baltimore Ravens during the second quarter at Paul Brown Stadium. Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

The Cincinnati Bengals are making a switch at quarterback for Week 13. Head coach Zac Taylor announced that Andy Dalton will move back into the starting lineup in place of rookie Ryan Finley. Taylor would not commit to a timeline for Dalton the rest of the season, but did point to the team facing a series of tough defensive coordinators the next few weeks.

The Bengals spent a fourth round pick on Finley and moved him into the starting lineup in Week 10 following the team’s bye. In three starts, he has completed 47.1 percent of his passes for 474 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. The Bengals lost all three games as they are now 0-11.

Prior to being benched, Dalton started eight games and threw for 2,252 yards (60.4% completion percentage) with nine touchdowns and eight interceptions.