Kitna, Fantasy Gold?

Kitna? Uh, I’ll take a pass

Without a doubt, the hottest free agent to cross over the wires this week was Dallas’ Jon Kitna, who took over the reins to one of the NFL’s richest offenses.

The hit Tony Romo absorbed Monday night figures to keep him on the sideline for six to eight weeks, opening the door for Kitna to make a fantasy splash at the age of 38. But I’m not buying, not considering all the factors at play.

For one, Romo was not the problem in Big D this year. The poison runs deeper than that I’m afraid. And Kitna is certainly not going to be the solution. He hasn’t been significant since the 2006 and 2007 seasons he spent with Detroit, when he had back-to-back 4,000-yard seasons. He’s rusty, not in sync with Dallas’ receivers, and not a long-term option for Dallas, even as a backup.

I do think Kitna has a game or two in him, I just can’t risk my team on guessing when. My hunch is that if he doesn’t provide immediate success, the team will use the opportunity to test out some other options; I also think Romo’s absence will force more carries for Marion Barber and Felix Jones.

Jon Kitna fantasy gold? Nah, not for me.

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