Tony Romo Fantasy News
Monday, November 4, 2013, 9:58am
It appears the Minnesota Vikings will have the same quarterback for the third straight game for just the second time this year when they face the Washington Redskins on Thursday night. And both times the Vikings have had that much consistency at quarterback, the starter has been Christian Ponder.
Coach Leslie Frazier said after Sunday's 27-23 loss to the Dallas Cowboys that "I don't see why we would make a change" before Thursday's game. Ponder went 25-for-37 for 236 yards on Sunday, throwing a 31-yard touchdown to Kyle Rudolph and running for another one, posting his highest QB Rating of the year (70.3). But he was hit as he threw a fourth-quarter interception, fumbled in the end zone as he was sacked and missed Greg Jennings on a deep shot after A.J. Jefferson intercepted Tony Romo with 4:29 left.
HC Leslie Frazier said he didn't see why he would make a change away from Ponder. The Vikes play Thursday night this week. Ponder was 25-for-37 for 236 yards with a passing and running TD. As the story points out, he also threw a pick, fumbled in the end zone and missed Greg Jennings on a deep ball late in the game.
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Thursday, September 19, 2013, 10:28am
“I think tentatively we are planning on it just because of the nature of it and what we thought,” Romo said. “But we’ll see as we get there.
“It does feel better now than it did last week. It’ll just keep getting better and better this week.”
Romo suffered bruised ribs in the season opener and took a shot before the team’s game against Kansas City. Romo said the shot is effective for anywhere from three to five hours.
Romo sidestepped questions about whether the shot wore off in the late stages of the team’s loss to the Chiefs. But his accuracy declined noticeably in the fourth quarter when he completed just 8-of-15 passes.
Romo should be fine to play against the Rams, though this is something to consider when setting your lineup.
X-rays negative on Tony Romo
Monday, September 9, 2013, 2:02pm
Dallas QB Tony Romo probably won’t escape discomfort this week. But he’s dodged a serious-injury bullet with the Cowboys saying their quarterback underwent X-rays on Monday morning looking for damage in the area of his ribs and that the results are negative.
“We feel optimistic with the tests coming back negative,’’ Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones tells 105.3 The Fan’s Elf and Slater. “He’ll be sore but something he’ll be able to play with, as it looks right now.’’
The report on the NBC broadcast was Romo had the wind knocked out of him, but he appeared to be in a lot of discomfort when coming out for the second half. Romo and the 'Boys take on the Chiefs in Week 2 where Romo should again be a decent QB1 option.
Monday, September 9, 2013, 9:14am
Romo appeared very uncomfortable at times and that has many speculating it was more than just getting the wind knocked out of him. He played two years ago with a cracked rib.
Tuesday, September 3, 2013, 10:52am
"I don't want to get into all the details of it," Romo said. "But I really think it can be a positive change."
The change, we're told, has something to do with "arm angles and release points."
Cowboys hope to use Jason Witten more in red zone
Sunday, August 25, 2013, 8:16pm
The eight-time Pro Bowler caught a NFL-record 110 catches for a tight end in 2012, and his 1,039 receiving yards tied for fourth-most in league history at that position.
He was targeted just once in 2012 and it resulted in a touchdown. Meanwhile, the top four red-zone scorers last season were tight ends -- Rob Gronkowski, Heath Miller, Kyle Rudolph and Tony Gonzalez. Dez Bryant led the Cowboys with three red-zone scores, tied for 18th in the NFL.
The story points out that Witten's responsibilities are different in the red zone. There are times where he has to help block a defensive end or outside linebacker and, by the time he releases into the field of play to become a target, quarterback Tony Romo has already gone through his progressions. The Cowboys hope the offensive line improves in 2013 so Witten won't have to chip in as much. And with a focus on two tight-end sets, perhaps James Hanna or Gavin Escobar will block so Witten can become a target. It all spells good news for owners of Witten, who is easily a top-five TE in any format, but we especially like him in PPR formats, ranking him second behind stud Jimmy Graham.
Dez Bryant and Tony Romo "have incredible chemistry"
Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 1:01pm
Cowboys WR Dez Bryant is just, well, it's hard to describe. He beat cornerback Morris Claiborne on four plays in the one-on-one passing drill. In the team period, Bryant caught a back-shoulder fade from Tony Romo against Brandon Carr. The pass hit Bryant in the cuff of the arm. It seemed as if Bryant saw the ball at the last minute and it just stuck to his body. Bryant and QB Tony Romo have incredible chemistry right now.
Wide receiver Miles Austin continues to struggle. He allowed Sean Lee to knock a pass out of his hands, the second consecutive day that's happened. Austin is running hard but is struggling a little bit when it comes to contested catches. Allen knocked a pass out of Austin's hands in Monday's session.
The biggest concern with Bryant is what off-the-field trouble he might get into, but he seems to be maturing to a point where that's not much of an issue any longer. His production after the Cowboys' Week 5 bye (5.9-93-1.0) was better than Calvin Johnson's season averages. He averaged 6.3 catches for 110 yards and 1.13 TDs in his last eight games. That projects to 101-1760-18 (or 284 fantasy points) over the course of a 16-game season. Since 2001, only Randy Moss (2003, 2007) and Calvin Johnson (2011) scored more than 260 FP in a season, so Bryant finished on a torrid pace.
Tony Romo (back) cleared to practice
Friday, July 19, 2013, 1:06pm
Romo underwent minor surgery to have a non-cancerous cyst removed from his back in April. The surgery prevented Romo from participating in offseason workouts other than some light throwing in walk-through practices.
"He feels good. He looks good," Jones said. "He's uniquely out running mountains right now in the West, so he's getting himself physically in shape. He's never thrown a lot in the offseason. This is a time where he rests his arm. I'm confident his weight is right and feel he'll be in shape and let it go."
On a per game basis, Romo has finished in the top 12 in six straight seasons. He has a very nice receiving corps that includes the emerging Dez Bryant and the sure-handed Jason Witten. He's going to offer low-end QB1 value in the middle rounds (7th/8th) of 2013 fantasy drafts. For owners who like to wait on the QB position, it's a great sign that Romo is considered the "worst starter" in 12-team leagues in 2013.
RGIII has Redskins 'astonished'
Monday, July 15, 2013, 2:03pm
His long speed is back, he's cutting again and Griffin even walks without any sign of a limp when the brace is removed from his surgically repaired knee.
A source acknowledged that whatever test the team's medical staff puts before Griffin, "he completely smashes it." According to the source, the Redskins are "astonished" by his progress.
The story does point out that the Redskins have yet to set a time or date to clear RGIII, according to the same source. We rank RGIII 8th on our QB list with an ADP of the 7th round. The injury should perhaps stay in the back of your mind, but it seems like all systems go if you were targeting Griffin for your fantasy team. You could do far worse waiting that far into a draft to pick your QB, but it looks like Matt Stafford, Andrew Luck and Tony Romo could also be options in that same round.