Apr 24, 2007 5
I certainly liked what I saw from Cowboy QB Tony Romo last year, but as the season wrapped up I was still not 100% sold on him as a franchise QB for the Cowboys or, for that matter, an ideal starter for fantasy in 2007.
But as I began writing about the QBs for this year’s magazine, and started to look deeper into the players, Romo stands out as a value. It’s still very early, so it’s hard to get a handle on his true ADP, but he seems to be going around 70-90th overall, in around rounds 6-8 in a typical 12-team league.
That’s a solid value, but what stood out to me are the findings of our stat man, Mike Horn. Here’s a recent MB post from Mike on Romo:
Romo completed 65.3% of his passes for 8.51 YPA. Since 1978, 17 times QBs have thrown 300 or more passes, completed 64% or better of them for 8+ YPA. Here’s the list and their fantasy rank in the following year:
Ken Anderson 1982: 23; Games – 13 i.e. Anderson achieved the benchmarks in ’82, then in ’83 he ranked 23rd while playing 13 games
Marc Bulger 2004: 23; Games – 8
Daunte Culpepper 2004: [...]