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Comeback Player of the Year 2023 (Fantasy Football -- Updated Aug. 24)

By Matt Schauf | Updated on Mon, 22 Apr 2024 . 4:35 PM EDT

You’ll Want this Veteran with a Long Record of Production

What if I told you there’s a veteran WR with an impressive history of fantasy production who sits undervalued in fantasy football drafts this year?

In addition to that proven production, this guy brings:

  • a high reception ceiling
  • a terrific QB
  • an upside offense

Sounds like a player everyone should want – right?

Well, that’s exactly how we feel about this year’s Comeback Player of the Year selection. But before we reveal that name, let’s consider …

What Makes a Top Comeback Player?

There’s no official definition, of course. But these are my basic criteria:

  • Worthwhile initial production
  • Adversity
  • Expected rebound in production

Our 2023 pick definitely checks all those boxes. So you might wonder why he isn’t getting drafted higher.

We’ll get to those factors below. But there’s one knock we’ll especially look to dispel: the notion that this player lacks “ceiling.”

Now it’s time to stop being vague and tell you exactly who this season’s Comeback Player of the Year will be …

Your 2023 Comeback Player of the Year

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Matt Schauf, Editor
Matt has earned two Fantasy Pros accuracy awards for IDP rankings and won thousands of dollars as a player across best ball, dynasty, and high-stakes fantasy formats. He has been creating fantasy football content for more than 20 years, with work featured by Sporting News, Rotoworld, Athlon, Sirius XM, and others. He's been with Draft Sharks since 2011.
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