Lion WRs present buying opportunity

I think at this point it’s safe to say we all know what Lion QB Jon Kitna is. I’ve been enamored with his fantasy value for a few years, and it’s been very high at times under Mike Martz. But let’s face it: the guy’s not a franchise QB. It was too good to be true last year, under Martz, and with Calvin Johnson added to a receiving corps that was suddenly deep. But on the other hand, Kitna is no slouch. He can get the ball to his wideouts, and he’s a tough SOB who never misses time.

As you probably know, the Lions want to run the ball a lot more this year, and Martz is gone. A first impression may be that the Lion wideouts won’t have as much value this year – and that’s true for some of them, but not all. Shaun McDonald had perhaps the best season ever logged in by a #4 (79/943/6) and him and Mike Furrey combined for 140 receptions last year. If new OC Jim Colletto has his way, Kitna will put the ball up 20-25 times a game, so these guys won’t come close to that reception total. In [...]

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