Dak Prescott a fantasy must-add after Tony Romo injury
Dallas Cowboys rookie quarterback Dak Prescott is going to be thrust into a starting role much sooner than anyone expected. With news breaking on Saturday that Tony Romo has a broken bone in his back, the Cowboys are Prescott’s team indefinitely.
From a fantasy football standpoint, Prescott is as intriguing as they come. He has the ability to make plays with his legs and has looked terrific passing the ball in the preseason. Just look at his stats:
#Cowboys rookie QB Dak Prescott updated preseason stats: 39-of-50 passing (78%) for 454 yards (9.1 YPA), 5 TDs, 0 INTs. Also 7-53-2 rushing.
— Evan Silva (@evansilva) August 26, 2016
We all know preseason stats mean very little, but Prescott is one of those players who can post decent fantasy stats without even having a good “real life” game. In standard scoring leagues, he should be good for at least four or five points per week with scrambling alone. If Prescott adds a rushing score, that means he can grab you about 10 points without attempting a single pass.
Prescott needs to be owned in all formats. Initial reports are that Romo is expected to miss 6-10 weeks. The Cowboys’ schedule over the first 10 weeks is not insanely difficult.