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Fantasy Football Injury Report Week 8: Tony Romo and Brett Favre Replacements

ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 25:  Quarterback Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys leaves the game after a left shoulder injury in the second quarter against the New York Giants at Cowboys Stadium on October 25, 2010 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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TheFantasyFix.comAnalyst IOctober 27, 2010

Brett Favre is the new Michael Vick. He’s losing fans faster than an Atlanta Walmart in the middle of summer. Throw on two ankle fractures and the guy is officially a hot mess.

On the other side of the injury coin is the endearing Tony Romo, the guy who helped a dude change a flat tire on the way home from a game one night. 

While Favre’s status isn’t clear for Sunday’s game, Romo’s is. The Cowboys gunslinger is out for 6-8 weeks with a broken clavicle.

This news comes as a crushing blow to Romo owners, who most likely, drafted him in the third or fourth round and probably picked up a table scraps backup. 

Romo’s value to fantasy owners was tremendous. He was Mr. Reliable, throwing a touchdown in 18 straight games including last night’s short pass to Jason Witten.

He was a lock to go off on Thanksgiving Day. There’s nothing like a three touchdown performance to chase turkey and stuffing, is there?

Fear not. Replacements for Romo, Favre and Alex Smith are available in many leagues. 

The best candidate for big numbers in future matchups is the Chiefs Matt Cassel.  The former New England Patriot has thrown eight touchdowns in his last four games. His hot streak looks like it will continue to burn against the Bills, Raiders, Broncos and Cardinals.  He is still available in 59 percent of Y! leagues. 

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