Hey, Tony could be the ticket in ’07

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:  [...]

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