Who’s hurt the most in Fantasy Football by Tony Romo’s retirement?
QB Tony Romo reportedly set to retire. Whether he’s retiring or stepping away or not playing “for now,” it’s safe to assume that Tony Romo won’t be a part of your Fantasy Football adventures this year.
That’s not a good thing.
Romo was never going to start for the Cowboys again, not with Dak Prescott blossoming into their stud under center. But the Broncos and Texans were (and still are) in a quasi-quarterback limbo. Adding a veteran arm like Romo would have done wonders for their offenses, their receiving corps and their playoff chances.
It’s not like the Broncos and Texans were willing to pony up a big draft pick or a huge contract to lure Romo to play with them — both teams were actually pretty lukewarm about Romo, at least whenever they fielded questions from the media. But now that Romo is out of the picture, both teams seemingly have to settle for what they already have at quarterback.
Siemian is the more experienced of the two and should be considered the first-string quarterback when training camp opens. But that’s assuming he’s healthy — Siemian had offseason surgery on his non-throwing shoulder and the damage was pretty extensive. He’s expected to be ready for training camp, but if Lynch can do anything to show he’s improved from his rookie season, there will be a quarterback battle.
Neither Broncos quarterback is reliable for Fantasy use, but Lynch still has plenty of long-term appeal.
Remember 2014? Remember when Thomas and Sanders each had over 1,400 yards and nine-plus touchdowns?
Maybe the duo would have had a shot at getting kind of close…