Tony Romo Fantasy News

Saturday, August 1, 2015, 7:03pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

When the Dallas Cowboys hold their first padded practice of training camp today, quarterback Tony Romo is expected to practice.

Romo had a sty below his left eye treated after Thursday’s walk-through and did not take part in the afternoon practice. The sty had been troubling Romo for a little bit and the decision was made to treat it so it would not be an issue as camp progresses.

“I don’t want to get into specifics of what we did, but we don’t think it’s a major thing and we do anticipate him practicing today,” coach Jason Garrett said.

Steelers Beat: Team should run the ball more

Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 11:48am

ESPN - [Full Article]

You’ve heard about the 30-30 club. Pittsburgh's Ben Roethlisberger and Le'Veon Bell could redefine it. 30-20.

Less than 30 sacks for Roethlisberger, more than 20 carries a game for Bell.

These are modest goals that can vault the Pittsburgh Steelers' offense from a high-yardage attack to possibly the league’s most potent one.

Last season felt like a breakthrough for Pittsburgh’s offense, not only because of its 6,577 total yards -- second in the NFL behind the Saints -- but for Roethlisberger’s best sack rate since 2005. His 33 sacks in 16 games symbolized progress for a quarterback who’s been sacked nearly twice as much as Tony Romo. Romo has 242 sacks in nine seasons as starter, and Roethlisberger has 419 sacks in 11 years.

Fantasy Impact:

Less hits will equal a longer career for the 33-year-old Roethlisberger. And though Todd Haley’s offense protects quarterbacks with a quick passing game, the Steelers’ running game can make that transition easy for Roethlisberger, the story added. It doesn't hurt that Bell has emerged into one of the better do-it-all backs in the league and the addition of DeAngelo Williams as a backup should help the run game. This news could make Bell a bit more attractive to fantasy owners, even with a looming suspension to start the season.

What a Dez Bryant-less offense could look like

Tuesday, July 14, 2015, 10:59am

ESPN - [Full Article]

If Dez Bryant's threat to "not be there," means the regular-season opener on Sept. 13 against the New York Giants, then what happens with the Dallas Cowboys?

The coaches lauded the work of Terrance Williams in Bryant's absence during the offseason program. Williams became the de facto leader of the wide receiver room. He and QB Tony Romo were much more in-tune with each other.

"He's not only taken a tremendous leadership role in the group, really setting the example of how you do things, he's expanded his route inventory," wide receivers coach Derek Dooley said at the conclusion of last month's minicamp. "He's played X. He's played Z. He's played in the slot and every day he went out there and was the same player. Every route, every opportunity he had he took advantage of it. So he's made a big jump this offseason."

Devin Street worked with the starters with Bryant absent. He had just two catches as a rookie in 2014 but the coaches liked his development through the year. Getting the extra work with Romo in the spring will help his development this year. Coaches say players make the biggest jumps between their rookie and second seasons. While any work would have been good work for Street, having that work come with Romo is an added bonus.

Fantasy Impact:

While there's still time before the July 15 deadline, it doesn't hurt fantasy owners to at least think about life without Bryant on the fantasy radar and what it could mean for other players' value. The story went on to say WR Cole Beasley would continue to serve as the No. 3 receiver in the slot, so his role would essentially be the same, but it could change how much the Cowboys use three wide receiver formations. The article added that tight end Gavin Escobar could be used more in a receiver role, which would likely eat more into Street's snaps than Beasley's.

Cowboys Beat: Dallas offense will run the same

Monday, June 29, 2015, 8:35am

Dallas Morning News - [Full Article]

Cowboys beat writer Brandon George thinks Dallas will run the same kind of offense even with the loss of RB DeMarco Murray to free agency.

George: The Cowboys, I believe, will go about their offense the same way as last year with emphasizing the run game behind a dominant offensive line. At least early in the season. If the run game starts to struggle, you could see them start to shy away from it and put the ball int he hands of QB Tony Romo more again. And that hasn't always been positive. They need a strong rushing game again to make this offense click.

Fantasy Impact:

In another question, George went on to say he believes Joseph Randle is the team's RB1, but Lance Dunbar and Darren McFadden will also have roles in the running game.
George added that things could change but he'd "put [his] money on Randle at this point." We agree with George and have Randle ranked the highest among the Dallas backs - coming in 24th with an ADP of the sixth round in 10 team leagues. If he can manage to keep the RB1 role, he could provide owners with some nice value from that draft slot.

Sunday, June 28, 2015, 4:39pm

CBS Sports - [Full Article]

Giants QB Eli Manning, 34, signed a six-year, $97 million deal with the Giants in 2009. It's been re-worked frequently to create salary-cap room but Manning's still on the same deal. It expires after the 2015 season.

Despite his age and despite his propensity for throwing picks (he's led the league three times, including 2013), Manning has two Super Bowl MVP awards and certainly qualifies as a top-end quarterback.

Fantasy Impact:

From a fantasy perspective, Manning had one of the best statistical seasons of his career in 2014, throwing for 4,410 yards with 30 touchdowns and just 14 interceptions. That he did it in a new offensive scheme is only more impressive. It was a rough start for the Giants but the emergence of Odell Beckham Jr at WR certainly helped turn around the offense. WR Victor Cruz should be back healthy and the team signed Shane Vereen as a pass-catching running back. The point of the story is more times than not, QBs tend to get deals done with their current team, so there's a good chance Manning stays in New York - and he has the potential for a nice 2015. He's ranked ninth on our QB list heading into camps. With an ADP of the 12th round, he's a potential sneaky pick because guys behind him in our rankings - Tony Romo, Ryan Tannehill, Philip Rivers and Matthew Stafford - all project to come off the board before Manning.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015, 12:59pm

Dallas News - [Full Article]

During organized team activities and minicamp, Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar has been one of Tony Romo’s favorite targets in third down situations. One of Dunbar’s best traits is his ability to take advantage of open space. Romo targeted DeMarco Murray 130 times over the last two seasons. A large chunk of those passes could be headed in Dunbar’s direction.

Fantasy Impact:

Both Joseph Randle and Darren McFadden are capable pass catchers, but Dunbar is considered to be the best of the bunch. The question is whether he can stand up as a pass protector on third downs.

Romo: Cowboys WR Terrance Williams 'has had one of the best off-seasons I've seen'

Thursday, June 11, 2015, 12:14pm

Star-Telegram - [Full Article]

Cowboys WR Terrance Williams has taken advantage of Dez Bryant’s absence in the Cowboys’ organized team activities. The Cowboys rave about the Williams’ off-season work, with coach Jason Garrett contending Williams has become the pacesetter for the offense “in so many ways.”

“Terrance has had one of the best off-seasons I’ve seen in a while,” quarterback Tony Romo said. “So I’m very excited about his approach, the way that he’s played up to this point in the off-season. He’s just improved, and I’m excited about that development.”

Fantasy Impact:

Williams has finished in the top 20 in fantasy points per target in each of his two seasons, but he doesn't see enough targets to be a reliable fantasy option. In fact, his targets dropped from 74 as a rookie to 66 in his sophomore season even though his snaps jumped 18.5% year over year. If the Cowboys move to a pass-heavy offense, then Williams should be fantasy relevant, though he's still competing with Jason Witten and Cole Beasley for Bryant's leftovers.

Thursday, February 19, 2015, 9:06pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Cowboys QB Tony Romo tore ligaments in his left ring finger in the playoff loss to the Green Bay Packers, but coach Jason Garrett said that is healing fine and will not be an issue this offseason.

"The first time in a couple of years that he's been able to go through the offseason program, I think that will really help him," Garrett said. "He's worked very hard to come back from some injuries that he's had and handled himself really well once the season started to play as much football as he has coming of those injuries. But I think he's going to feel better having that foundation that everybody else gets by going through an offseason program."

Friday, January 9, 2015, 6:47pm

Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 19. Romo is going through his usual routine. He’ll be fine to face Green Bay this weekend.

Friday, January 2, 2015, 5:04pm

Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 18. Romo will be a decent start against a pretty stout Detroit defense.

Lions Ndamukong Suh wins appeal, will play vs. Dallas

Tuesday, December 30, 2014, 5:40pm

Adam Schefter on Twitter - [Full Article]

Ndamukong Suh won his appeal; now allowed to play vs. Dallas.

Fantasy Impact:

It's a huge break for Detroit and their defense. Suh will be fined 70,000, but should be a major force in defending RB DeMarco Murray and getting pressure on QB Tony Romo.

Dallas starters see full reps in practice this week

Saturday, December 27, 2014, 3:44pm

Adam Schefter on Twitter - [Full Article]

Cowboys HC Jason Garrett practiced his starters this week as if he were playing them in regular role, with no extra reps for Dallas backups.

Fantasy Impact:

It's hard to imagine someone like Tony Romo playing a full game in Week 17 with very little to play for as Dallas is pretty much locked into the third seed. Garrett is at least giving the impression his guys are going the distance, but they should still be considered risky fantasy starts for fear they realistically don't see a full workload.

Friday, December 26, 2014, 6:53pm

Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 17. Romo should play, but may not finish the game despite the team’s insistence that the starters will play a lot against Washington.

Cam Newton expected to start Week 16

Saturday, December 20, 2014, 11:13pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Cam Newton will start for the Panthers on Sunday.

Just two weeks after walking away from a massive car accident in Charlotte and sustaining a pair of transverse process fractures in his back, the Pro Bowl quarterback will return to the field against the Browns in a make-or-break game at Bank of America Stadium, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Saturday, per team sources.

Fantasy Impact:

The fourth-year signal-caller cleared the final medical hurdle on Saturday, per Rapoport. Newton is playing with an injury similar to that of Tony Romo, which means there will be some degree of pain management. Newton's mobility may be impacted a bit, especially if Mike Pettine loads the box and forces Newton to throw.

Friday, December 19, 2014, 6:02pm

Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 16. Romo will be fine for a so-so matchup against Indianapolis.

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