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Expert: Linehan Boosts Fantasy Value of Romo, Bryant

Former Lions offensive coordinator Scott Linehan will take over as the Dallas play-caller in 2014

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Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has said Dez Bryant and Tony Romo stand to benefit from the addition of the throw-happy Scott Linehan as passing game coordinator/play-caller--and Jason Garrett has echoed these comments.

Also probable benefactors of Linehan coming to Dallas: Fantasy owners of the pair.

According to fantasy expert Michael Fabiano of NFL.com, Linehan’s presence will very likely mean a considerable boost for Bryant’s and Romo’s fantasy value.

Linehan loves to throw the football,” Fabiano writes. “Just ask Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson. That's why his arrival in Dallas is great news for the value of both Bryant and Tony Romo. "

“Just take a look at the numbers--Romo ranked a mere 14th in pass attempts in 2013 and has thrown more than 550 passes in a season just once during his career. On the flip side, Stafford has posted 634 or more attempts in each of the last three seasons. More passes will mean more targets for Bryant, who could end up finishing as a top-three fantasy wideout next season.”

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