Fantasy Football Profile: Tony Romo

Jul 21, 2009

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Tony Romo seems to be in the headlines quite a bit.  Whether he’s breaking up with Jessica Simpson, finishing second in a golf tournament, or watching his favorite ex-WR’s new reality show, Romo has kept his name out there.  In the fantasy world, it’s his game we’re worried about.  The Cowboys are hoping it’s addition by subtraction with T.O. moving on to Buffalo.  Roy Williams gets the opportunity to be the #1 WR with an actual QB.  His favorite target, much to T.O.’s dismay, Jason Witten is ready for another big year.  Patrick Crayton and Miles Austin are decent options at Wideout.  Plus, the Cowboys have a trio of solid backs in Marion Barber III, Felix Jones, and Tashard Choice.  With Jessica out of the picture, perhaps he’ll spend a little less time tending to her needs…not that I blame him.

Playing in the NFC East he naturally has some tough matchups on his hands.  In addition to the pair of games against the Giants, Eagles, and Redskins he faces Carolina, the Packers and Chargers who I expect to improve dramatically, and the Raiders who are tough against the pass.  The only easy weeks appear to be Weeks 4 & 5 vs. Denver and Kansas City and Week 15 against New Orleans.  Fortunately for Romo and his fantasy owners, the Cowboys should have enough firepower to put up numbers regardless of the matchup.  I’m not thrilled of his playoff matchups against San Diego, New Orleans, and Washington, but not enough to dissuade me from taking him in the 5th or 6th round.  I think he’ll come in somewhere in between his amazing 2007 season and his somewhat disappointing 2008 season with 3800 yards and 28 TDs.  Oh, and he’ll probably add another hot, blonde singer as a girlfriend before the season starts.

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