Issac Newton’s third law states that for every force there is an equal and opposite force. This law could very well benefit your fantasy football league this year. Let me tell you how.
The Dallas Cowboys could possibly field the worst defense in NFL history this season. They ranked dead last in 2013, and both free agency and injures have made their current roster a shell of what it was a year ago. But the Cowboys lack of talent on the defensive side of the ball could very well elevate this offense’s numbers to astronomical proportions. And the one player who will would seemingly benefit the most from this defensive debacle should be Cowboys starting quarterback Tony Romo.
As the Dallas defense struggles, opposing offenses should see their scoring chances sky rocket. In turn, the Cowboys offense will be forced to throw the ball more, meaning more chances for R0mo to garner points for your fantasy team. We are talking an offensive shoot-out every game this season. Fantasy football guru Brad Evans pointed this fact out in his latest article for Yahoo! Sports:
“Tony Romo silenced his critics exuding vintage elusiveness and accuracy going 4-of-5 for 80 yards and a TD against Baltimore. Because of Dallas’ probable bottom-dwelling defense, he should land inside the QB top-10 for the seventh time in eight years. You’re robbing fools blind at his 75-plus ADP (Average Draft Position).”
The one thing Evans fails to mention is the fact Romo is coming off of back surgery in December. And the 34-year old quarterback hasn’t taken a real hit since before Christmas. No one, not even Romo himself, knows exactly how his back will react once it’s been tested in real NFL action. So, it’s definitely a buyer beware situation for Romo. Fantasy football team owners should also invest in another starting quarterback, just in case. Or, at the very least, handcuff Romo with Cowboys back-up Brandon Weeden.
Pro Football Focus ranked Romo as the 13th best quarterback in the NFL last season. His 31 touchdowns in 2013 were the fifth highest total in the league. And Romo also had the eighth best passer rating with 96.7, just behind Super Bowl winning Seattle Seahawks’ quarterback Russell Wilson.
According to the latest fantasy football rankings by the experts at Yahoo! Sports, you can expect to see Romo come off the board anywhere between the sixth quarterback selected all the way down to the 14th. His current composite ADP in both Yahoo! and ESPN fantasy football leagues is 12th among all NFL quarterbacks selected according to FantasyPros.com.