2014 Fantasy Football Debate: Luck vs Romo
Jeff Mans takes up the case of Andrew Luck while Ray Flowers argues for Tony Romo in this 2014 Fantasy Alarm Draft Guide Either/Or.
This is an example of the type of information you can gain access to if you pick up a copy of the fabulous 2014 Fantasy Alarm Football Draft Guide. Click on the link to learn how to gain access to the Guide, the articles, the rankings, all of it so that you can take down your competition. Let's take a look at Andrew Luck (Jeff Mans will argue for) versus Tony Romo (Ray Flowers will argue for).
By Jeff Mans
Andrew Luck is going to have a really good season and will likely outproduce Tony Romo. I say “likely” here because I do like Tony Romo but it is hard to not realize that while Luck is just hitting is prime years, Romo is on the complete opposite end of his. As documented in the 2014 Fantasy Football Draft Guide our research has proven that NFL QBs peak fantasy seasons are between ages 25-30. The numbers increase even more so (almost 33 percent) in a QBs third year as a starter. Andrew Luck will be 25 years old and in his third year as the full time starter for the Colts.
Obviously age and experience alone won’t make a great fantasy QB but Luck is one of the most polished QBs to ever enter the NFL. He has great size, arm, instincts and the ability to make everybody around him better. This is a quality only found in the very best quarterbacks. The clear cut advantage that Luck has over even the healthiest of Romo is his ability to run the football. In 114 career starts Tony Romo has a total of 528 yards rushing and five rushing TDs. In 32 career starts Andrew Luck has 632 yards rushing with nine touchdowns.
Do I really even need to mention the facts that Romo is 34 years old and coming off of his second back surgery? Come on guys, this one is a no brainer. Are you really going to be the guy who decides to take a stationary, injury prone QB over a future Hall of Famer who is just about to begin his prime years? I didn’t think so.
By Ray Flowers
Yeah Romo is old, Jeff is totally right. He's older than Luck too. Jeff strikes again. But let's be clear here. Drew Brees is a year older than Romo. Tom Brady is three years older. Peyton Manning is four years older, and he's had more surgeries than Romo the past few years (Jeff is correct in pointing out concern with Romo's surgically repaired back). Anyone concerned about the age of those three quarterbacks? If not, why the concern with Romo?
There's the fact that Romo has thrown for at least 28 scores each of the past three seasons. Luck has thrown for 23 scores each of the past two years. Admittedly if you add in the rushing scores the touchdowns are a wash, but can you count on a quarterback, even one as talented as Luck, to run for 4-5 scores every year?
There's the fact that Romo has a three year average of 4,305 passing yards. Luck has averaged 4,098 the last two years.
There's the fact that Romo has a career completion percentage of 64.6 percent and his career QB Rating is 95.8. Luck completed 60.2 percent of his passes last season with an 87.0 QB Rating.
It's certainly not outside the realm of possibility that Luck will be the better fantasy quarterback this season. I still think Romo though can keep up statistically with Luck, and given that the difference in their ADP is something like 2-3 rounds, sign me up for the Cowboys signal caller.
This is an example of the type of information you can gain access to if you pick up a copy of the fabulous 2014 Fantasy Alarm Football Draft Guide. Click on the link to learn how to gain access to the Guide, the articles, the rankings, all of it so that you can take down your competition.