Why Tomo Romo is on my Fantasy Football Wishlist

Jun 27, 2011

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I don’t have Tony Romo in my top tier of fantasy quarterbacks. In fact, I have six quarterbacks ranked ahead of him in my early 2011 fantasy football quarterback rankings. While I don’t think Romo will be as good as those six quarterbacks, I think he’ll be a better value.
Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, Peyton Manning, Michael Vick, and Tom Brady will likely be selected within the first four rounds of fantasy drafts. Meanwhile, Tony Romo will likely go in the fifth or sixth round. If he can stay healthy there isn’t much separating their ability.
Romo had 36 touchdowns passes in 2007. In 2008 and 2009 he threw 26 touchdowns each year. He was on pace for 29 last year before breaking his collarbone. Romo has a lifetime completion percentage of 64.1 percent and a passer rating of 95.5. He has averaged 269.5 passing yards per game since 2007.
Romo also has some of the best weapons in the entire league. Not many quarterbacks have a trio of options that can match Miles Austin, Dez Bryant, and Jason Witten. They are all big, fast, and powerful. Throw in Felix Jones and possibly Roy Williams and you have the makings of a very potent offense.
Romo’s last four games before getting injured were all impressive.
Week 2:  374 yards, TD
Week 3:  284 yards, two TDs
Week 5:  406 yards, three TDs
Week 6:  220 yards, three TDs
Drafting Romo is ideal because it allows you to address your running back and wide receiver slots before adding your quarterback. With minimal dropoff from the likes of Rivers, Manning, and Brady, you put yourself in a good spot to compete for a fantasy championship.

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2 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Tourist in my own town
    July 3rd, 2011 at 1:40 pm #

    [...] looking for suggestions on guys to target rather than avoid, see why LestersLegends.com thinks Romo could be a great value grab after elite QBs are gobbled [...]

  2. Janae
    July 5th, 2011 at 6:31 pm #

    Great post with lots of imptorant stuff.

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