Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo returned to practice on Thursday after battling the flu, saying that he felt like “a hundred dollars.” Which is considerably better than fantasy owners were feeling after starting him in fantasy league championship games last week.
For those of you playing championship games in Week 17, don’t put too much faith in Romo this week. Romo has thrown for 356 yards, a touchdown and five interceptions in two December starts against the Eagles.
Now if this was an early-season game against the Eagles, Romo would be a great option. Romo played pretty well against Philadelphia in Week 2, throwing for 310 yards and three touchdowns. He threw for 324 yards and three touchdowns in the team’s first meetings in 2007. Romo followed that up with 214 yards, three interceptions and no touchdowns against Philadelphia in Week 15. Further, Romo threw for 142 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions in his first career start against the Eagles in Week 16 2006.
Starting Romo this week could lead to your own flu-like symptoms.
For more information, check out Mr. Fabiano‘s fantasy quarterback rankings.