Tony Romo had a strong 2014 campaign when everything was going right for the Dallas Cowboys, but the team broke down last year and won just four games.
Romo was only able to compete in four games because of a broken collarbone.
Before his season ended, Romo completed 68.65 of his passes, recorded 884 passing yards, and threw five touchdowns and seven interceptions.The 36-year old quarterback is currently being selected in Round 10, and Fantasy players want to know if we will see the Romo from 2014 once again.
Since he only played in four games last year, there isn’t a whole lot to review for his 2015 Fantasy Football performance.
So, let’s take al look at his targets for the 2016 Fantasy Football season.
Tony Romo: 2016 Fantasy Football Weapons
There wasn’t a huge shakeup in terms of the weapons Romo will have in 2016.
When Dez Bryant is on the field, he is one of the best in the business. Just take a look at his production in the last three seasons before 2015:
2012- 92 receptions, 1,382 receiving yards, 12 touchdown receptions
2013- 93 receptions, 1,233 receiving yards, 13 touchdown receptions
2014- 88 receptions, 1,320 receiving yards, 16 touchdown receptions
Make sure to follow Bryant’s recovery from a second foot surgery, as a setback from that is the only reason why you wouldn’t want to draft Bryant in 2016 Fantasy Football leagues.
Fourth-year receiver Terrance Williams wasn’t able to do much during Bryant’s absence last season, so he wasn’t even that valuable with almost no competition. He did put together a big Week 17 with eight receptions and 175 receiving yards, but Williams hasn’t proved he is worth owning.
Bruce Butler is drooled over by guys who love measurables (6-foot-3, 215 pounds, 4.37 40-yard dash), even though he was cut by the Oakland Raiders before landing with Dallas last season. But because there isn’t much depth behind Bryant, Butler is worth more of a flier than Williams.
The 2016 season will mark the 14th season of Jason Witten‘s career. While his touchdown production has slipped over the past three seasons, he will still receive a lot of love from Romo in the passing attack.
He’s more valuable in PPR leagues than standard leagues, though, so just keep that in mind before drafting him.
Tony Romo 2016 Fantasy Football Outlook
In terms of touchdown production, Romo is roughly a notch above someone like Matt Ryan.
Romo’s best season in terms of touchdowns was in 2007, where he threw 36. His best season in terms of passing yards was in 2012, where he threw 4,903.
The problem is he hasn’t been able to combine a lot of passing yards with a lot of touchdowns. There isn’t a lot of depth on this roster this season, so unless players like Williams or Butler step up, Bryant and Witten have to stay healthy for Romo to have a successful 2016 Fantasy Football season.
With Bryan turning 28 in November and Witten a few years away from retiring, it’s almost now or never for the Cowboys to take another run at the Super Bowl.
Romo has his flaws, but it’s hard to find a better value from where he is being drafted now.
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