Don't call is a comeback... or wait, for these guys it very well could be.
Here's the top 5 Fantasy Football comebacks from our buddies at fantasyfootballoverdose.com
5. Reggie Wayne.The truth is that he is not a young player anymore and that a full recovery from a season ending injury will be a hard thing for him to achieve. But if there is one player who can do it and also record a great season that’s Wayne. He will have an excellent quarterback in Andrew Luck throwing the ball to him. This is a risky take but he surely deserves it.
Knuckleheads take: Wayne's down field speed was already diminished but his hands and ability to get open were never in question. Consider Wayne a mid round pick in PPR leagues only.
4. Julio Jones.The Atlanta Falcons’ top wide receiver was in pace to be one of the top three players at his position. However, he ended in the injury reserve after just five games. He will be back next season with a lot of hunger to prove that he is one of the best in the whole NFL at his position, by being part of a team that also has a lot of things to prove after a disappointing 2013 season. There seem to be very high football fantasy scores in Jones next season.
Knuckleheads take: Julio burnt us all bad but injury is part of the game, no doubt. I fully expect Julio to drop into the late 2nd round in most leagues which is a steal.
3. Doug Martin.Doug Martin’s season wasn’t a great one before he injured his labrum,ending abruptly his 2013 season. But let’s not forget that he was playing at that time for the worst team in the NFL and that he had an awesome rookie season which made him earn the right to be one of the top football fantasy running backs. So, if he fully recovers from that season-ending injury, there are big chances that he returns to the shape that made him one of the surprises of the 2012 season.
Knuckleheads take: New Bucs OC Jeff Tedford said he plans to use multiple running backs on offense in order to keep everybody fresh and force defenses to adjust to his personnel. Draft accordingly.
2. Robert Griffin III. The rookie of the 2013 season was coming off a huge knee injury that raised a lot of questions about how he was going to develop on the field. The truth is that the Washington Redskins’ quarterback was not the same player he was last season, when he amazed the entire fantasy football world. His explosiveness was reduced and his lack of confidence made him the 18th best quarterback in the entire league. His former coach benched him for the last three games. Hopefully Griffin III will be playing for a new coaching staff and will have a whole offseason to regain both his explosiveness and confidence.
Knuckleheads take: Redskins coach Jay Gruden was a wonderful addition and should help RGIII reach new levels of fantasy value. But unless you're willing to running a 2 QB system on our fantasy team I recommend you steer clear of RGIII.
1. Aaron Rodgers. The Green Bay Packers’ quarterback had a collar bone injury last season that sidelined him seven games. In those nine games that he played he managed to throw for 2,536 yards for 17 touchdowns. Those numbers added up to 169.44 fantasy points, not bad if you take your quarterback in the late rounds. But for a first round pick and the top scoring quarterback of the previous three seasons, the expectations are much higher.
Knuckleheads take: Draft Rodgers, duh?
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