Poor Tony Romo. The guy throws an astounding 506 yards and five touchdowns against the best team in the league and all anyone wants to talk about is his late-game interception.
It’s understandable since he’s become famous for blowing games late in the fourth quarter, but it’s still unfair for people to try and make that the only part of his performance that anyone remembers in the end. Romo’s been too good this season to simply be cast aside as a choke artist. Just ask his fantasy owners.
His owners would tell you that he’s been an absolute monster this season. He has a 71.8 percent completion rate to go with a 114.3 QB rating. He’s averaging over 300 passing yards per game, and he’s thrown 13 touchdowns against just two interceptions (quiet down, haters, everyone knows how you feel about the most recent one).
Unfortunately, it’s only translated to two wins, but for our purposes let’s just forget about that and focus on the fantasy aspect. In our virtual football world, Romo’s been a top-five quarterback. He continues to get it done on a weekly basis and owners are getting incredible value out of him, considering where he was drafted in most leagues.
The matchup is about as favourable as Romo could have hoped for this week. With last week’s wound still fresh and his critics having poured salt on it all week, he needs a good game here for his own peace of mind. Luckily for him and for his fantasy owners, he’ll be working at home against the Washington Redskins‘ atrocious defense.
The Redskins rank 28th in the league in pass defense, surrendering just under 300 passing yards per game. Also working in Romo’s fantasy favor is the fact that his own team’s pass-D is just as bad. That means the game could quite possibly turn into a shootout, allowing him to throw enough times to get his owners what they need.
All Romo-owners who find themselves in a tight matchup heading into the Sunday-nighter should take solace in the fact that they can expect another great game from the quarterback. I can’t promise he’ll get it done for Dallas, but my money is definitely on him saving more than a few fantasy weeks yet again.