AJ McCarron Fantasy Value & Stats With Andy Dalton Injury

A.J. McCarron is the next man up for the Bengals. (Getty)

A.J. McCarron is the next man up for the Bengals. (Getty)

Bengals fans and fantasy owners received bad news when Andy Dalton left the game against the Steelers in the first quarter with a thumb injury. He was quickly ruled out for the game and was seen on the sidelines wearing a cast.

McCarron entered the game with just four career passes. Football fans may remember McCarron from his college football career at Alabama where he led the Crimson Tide to back-to-back titles.

It has been a good week for McCarron as he and his wife, Katherine Webb, announced they are having a boy.

The question fantasy owners want to know is whether McCarron is worth adding to your fantasy team. If his initial play is any indication, yes. He threw this 70-yard touchdown bomb to A.J. Green:

McCarron was 4-of-6 for 77 yards and a touchdown in the first half. He is worth monitoring if you need help at quarterback, but he does not have the same fantasy value as Dalton.