Tony Romo, QB, Cowboys
|QB - #12||DAL||Injured Reserve||12 years||33||6'2||230|
2013 Outlook: Solid/Safe PickLast updated on Jun-29-2013 by Ben Standig
Romo threw for a career-high 4,903 yards with 28 touchdown passes last season, his top three pass catchers (including Dez Bryant) are all back - and his fantasy value dipped. What? That's what happens when three stud rookies and Colin Kaepernick entered the fantasy QB top 10 list since the start of last season without replacing one. Fine, Romo also threw 19 interceptions, matching his career worst. He is also currently out after back surgery, though he is expected back for the start of training camp. What does all this mean? In 12-14 team leagues, Romo is a tremendous value and yet another reason for those that like waiting on QBs to do exactly that.
The Cowboys have opened more salary-cap space by letting go of another veteran. This time, it's wide receiver Miles Austin who was handed his walking papers. It's not quite as surprising as the release of DeMarcus Ware, but Austin is a popular player who had spent his entire eight-year career in Dallas.
Austin burst onto the scene in 2009 as he recorded more than 1,300 yards and 11 touchdowns. In 2010, the Cowboys gave him a six-year contract worth $54 million. But Austin never lived up to that contract, mostly because his hamstring didn't allow him to. Problems with both hamstrings have been basically constant for Austin and have forced him to miss 11 games since the start of the 2011 season.
The team has designated Austin as a post-June 1 cut, which clears about $5.5 million in cap space. Of course, they won't get that space until after June 1.
Austin caught just 24 passes for 244 yards last season.
Austin became expendable once rookie Terrance Williams settled in as Tony Romo's No. 2 WR. Austin will turn 30 in June and will most likely have to settle for a one-year deal as no team should put a long-term investment into Austin with those uncooperative hamstrings. It's very easy to re-injure those muscles, as Austin has repeatedly shown.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors3/11 - Cowboys cut WR Miles Austin
3/9 - Cowboys QB Romo on track for OTA's - takes in Duke, Carolina game
2/27 - Cowboys WR Dez Bryant won't be forgotten by new OC
2013 Mock Draft Results
2013 FFToolbox Staff Mock Draft #1
June 18th, 2013
|8.07||Fantasytaz - Jim Day - This is definitely the year to wait on QB, whether others want to buy into the strategy or not. Some still feel the need to jump on QBs early, but when you can get a QB who finished 8th in 2012 in the middle of the 8th round, it is pure value. Let others jump on the big names early, stay the course, build up your other skill positions then grab a starting QB late and your team will be much stronger for it.|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #2
July 2nd 2013
|9.10||Fantasy Football QB - I didn't expect Kaepernick to fall to the 9th, but once he did I was counting on him to fall to me because I did not expect another team taking their QB2 soon given the roster depth needs that the FFWC dual-flex format creates. Oh well, what's up Tony? I hear FFToolbox has you with the best schedule for quarterbacks this year.|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #1
June 25th, 2013
|10.06||BFDFantasy - Didn't need another QB but in the 10th there was no one I couldn't live without as I will get another RB next round and Romo is still clear starter so I took him. Romo in 10 is insane value!|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #3
July 9th, 2013
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