Trading Post - Week 12

Team A:
Traded away QB Tony Romo

Team B:
Traded away QB Russell Wilson and TE Julius Thomas

Braxton's Take:
Tony Romo is a quarterback that several fantasy owners have been hanging on to all season in hopes that he'll be coming back around in the latter half of the season. The problem with that is you don't know what you're going to get when he returns. The Cowboys running back situation is horrendous while the pass catchers are nothing to phone home about. Romo hasn't played since week two of the fantasy season. Upon returning in week 11, he threw two touchdowns and two interceptions for a dismal QB rating of 83. Dez Bryant was also injured but returned in week 8. Since then, he has only reached 5 fantasy points in two games, which were his only touchdowns of the season. 

Russell Wilson hasn't been spectacular, but his second-half schedule is much easier than the teams he faced in the first half of the year. He has given double digit fantasy points in standard scoring leagues every week and should get better as the defenses ease up. He also has a great fantasy playoff schedule. Julius Thomas missed the first four weeks with a thumb injury. Since returning, he has been given a minimum of five targets and a maximum of 13 targets in every game except the first game back in week five. His fantasy playoff schedule is also phenomenal. Overall, this trade is a win for Team A because Romo is unpredictable while the Wilson and Thomas combo provide a steady floor with great potential down the stretch.