2016 Fantasy Football Quarterbacks: Number Thirteen – Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys
A lot of fantasy experts will have Romo rated much higher on their lists…but they are only taking into account the optimal situation. That’s where a healthy Tony Romo is throwing to a healthy Dez Bryant against a defense that isn’t able to key in on that matchup. Too much can go wrong with that to make Romo a top tier pick.
He’s Healthy: Tony Romo is back under center after his injury plagued 2015 season. When he’s healthy, Tony Romo can sling the ball all over the field. With a defense that figures to surrender a lot of points, Romo should be doing a lot of slinging this season.
A Fragile Setup: Tony Romo has spent a lot of time on injury reports over the last few seasons…so has Dez Bryant. That makes their high scoring connection very unstable for fantasy owners. You will get a few games out of the two of them, but expecting a full season is pushing it.
Draft Value – 7th Round: Don’t get caught up in the madness when you see quarterbacks coming off the board. Tony Romo isn’t reliable enough to use one of your top five picks on. Someone else may take him before the seventh round, but don’t you be the one to make that mistake. You’ll be laughing at the person who did down the road when they’re adding Mark Sanchez as their starter late in the season.
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